I don’t know about y’all, but I can use all the help that I can get in the homemaking department. I didn’t really learn many skills growing up and had to teach myself how do do almost everything. It was pretty difficult for me to find the motivation to really want to teach myself and do the work that I needed to do at home. I’ve been married for 15 years now, so I do have a few skills under my belt.
Enter The Homemaker’s Mentor. I’ve had a chance to review the Volume 1 CD collection of over 100 lessons in homemaking skills, as well as recipes, forms, and e-books. There is so much wonderful content is this CD, including:
- Making and Apple Box Oven (on my to-do list)
- Baking Bread Bowls (also on my list)
- Bettina Stories (my absolute favorite)
- Cast Iron Care
- Herbal Home Remedies
and lots more. Seriously, it’s fantastic! Today, though, I am going to discuss my 2 favorite sections that are on the CD: Bettina Stories, and Herbal Home Remedies.
In buying and storing your dried herbs, the important thing to remember is to store them in a dark, cool place away from the sunlight. The sun can leach medicinal properties from the herbs. Mason jars are great for storing herbs. If you’re buying very big quantities, I suggest getting half-gallon jars. Each method of making tinctures is of course different. If using vinegar, you soak your herb mixture in a jar and leave to sit in a cool dark place for several weeks. When using glycerin, you can simply mix everything in a Mason jar and keep it warm for several days in your Crock Pot before straining and storing. Be sure to remember to label your jars so that you remember what you’ve made!