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Juliet Blankespoor's articles on wild foods, herbal medicine, botany, medicine making and ecology.
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Storing Herbal Tinctures
We store our tinctures (and syrups, vinegars, oxymels, infused oils, and simple syrups) in amber glass dispensing bottles with polyseal caps. #apothecary #herbalist #herbalmedicine #herbalism #shelflife #storage #pantrystorage #vinegar #homesteading
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Herbal Shelf Life
Whether you grow your own herbs or purchase them from a bulk supplier, storing dried herbs properly will ensure they enjoy a long life filled with potency and freshness. #apothecary #herbalist #herbalmedicine #herbalism #shelflife #storage #pantrystorage #vinegar #homesteading
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Storing Herbal Vinegars
Vinegar-based extracts have a shorter shelf life than alcohol-based tinctures and should generally be used within six months to one year when prepared with fresh herbs (and ideally refrigerated), and one to five years for vinegars prepared with dried herbs. #apothecary #herbalist #herbalmedicine #herbalism #shelflife #storage #pantrystorage #vinegar #homesteading
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Storing Herbal Tinctures
Properly stored tinctures—prepared with high-percentage alcohol (50% or higher)—can last for years, even decades. We store our tinctures (and syrups, vinegars, oxymels, infused oils, and simple syrups) in amber glass dispensing bottles with polyseal caps. #herbs #herbalism #herbstorage #apothecary #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #plantmedicine #plantremedies #tincture #tinctures
a person holding a jar filled with green herbs
How do I store tinctures and other herbal preparations?
Properly stored tinctures—prepared with high-percentage alcohol (50% or higher)—can last for years, even decades. We store our tinctures (and syrups, vinegars, oxymels, infused oils, and simple syrups) in amber glass dispensing bottles with polyseal caps. #herbs #herbalism #herbstorage #apothecary #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #plantmedicine #plantremedies
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What is the best way to store dried herbs for freshness and longevity?
In general, you’ll want to store dried herbs and other medicinal preparations in airtight glass jars inside a cabinet, on a dark shelf, or anywhere out of direct sunlight. #herbs #herbalism #herbstorage #apothecary #herbalmedicine #herbalremedies #plantmedicine #plantremedies
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Last Chance for 20% OFF Herbal Programs!
ALL of our Online Herbal Programs are 20% OFF through Thursday, January 11th! If you’ve had your heart set on studying herbal medicine, now is the time to enroll! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #herbschool #apothecary #gardening #foraging #medicinemaking #herbschool #chestnutschoolofherbalmedicine
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Final Hours for our New Year's Sale!
ALL of our Online Herbal Programs are 20% OFF through Thursday, January 11th! If you’ve had your heart set on studying herbal medicine, now is the time to enroll! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #herbschool #apothecary #gardening #foraging #medicinemaking #herbschool #chestnutschoolofherbalmedicine
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Our New Year's Sale is coming to a close.
ALL of our Online Herbal Programs are 20% OFF through Thursday, January 11th! If you’ve had your heart set on studying herbal medicine, now is the time to enroll! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #herbschool #apothecary #gardening #foraging #medicinemaking #herbschool #chestnutschoolofherbalmedicine
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Our New Year's Sale is Here! 20% OFF All Courses!
Our New Year’s Sale is here! All of our courses are 20% OFF now through January 11th! Make 2024 the best year yet and dive into the world of healing plants and home remedies. We can’t wait to have you! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #gardening #foraging #naturalremedies #wellness
a person pouring tea into a cup with the words learn herb medicine in 2021 on it
Our New Year's Sale is Here! 20% OFF All Courses!
Our New Year’s Sale is here! All of our courses are 20% OFF now through January 11th! Make 2024 the best year yet and dive into the world of healing plants and home remedies. We can’t wait to have you! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #gardening #foraging #naturalremedies #wellness
a woman is holding a basket full of herbs for the new year sale, 20 % off all courses
Become an Herbalist in 2024!
Our New Year’s Sale is here! All of our courses are 20% OFF now through January 11th! Make 2024 the best year yet and dive into the world of healing plants and home remedies. We can’t wait to have you! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #gardening #foraging #naturalremedies #wellness
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Learn Herbal Medicine in 2024!
Our New Year’s Sale is here! All of our courses are 20% OFF now through January 11th! Make 2024 the best year yet and dive into the world of healing plants and home remedies. We can’t wait to have you! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #gardening #foraging #naturalremedies #wellness
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Make 2024 your year!
Our New Year’s Sale is here! All of our courses are 20% OFF now through January 11th! Make 2024 the best year yet and dive into the world of healing plants and home remedies. We can’t wait to have you! #herbs #herbalism #herbalmedicine #gardening #foraging #naturalremedies #wellness
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Winter Spiced Bitters
Sprinkled with snow dreams and frosted by starlight, the Winter Seasonal Guide is an ode to tending ourselves and our loved ones through the dark moons of winter, a guide for burnishing ourselves to brightness with the plants at our side. #herbalrecipes #foodismedicine #foodasmedicine #winter #solstice #bitters