It all starts with a little bug...with an appetite- then ZAP- He got you! The itching, the redness, it's maddening!!!
What if I told that one drop could ease your pain? It's true, and I'm going to show you exactly how to make it!
BUT FIRST...let me take you back a few months...
There are three tinctures in this recipe, so let's go over how to make a tincture.
How To Make A Tincture
Making a tincture is so easy, and requires only two ingredients- herb and alcohol (I use 100 proof vodka).
Fill a mason jar about 3/4 way of herb (1/3 for roots) and cover completely (I usually fill the jar) with your alcohol. As I said before, I always use 100 proof vodka.
Label your jar with the herb name, the Latin name (ok, I'm being a geek, but I always do), and the creation dat.
Store in a cool, dark cupboard for 8 weeks, shaking every other day. make sure to check your alcohol level- if it's evaporating to show the herbs, add more.
Once the 8 weeks has past, strain the liquid from the herb and keep in a dark bottle, in the cupboard or cool, dark spot. This will last for years.
Now, on to the Bug Bite Relief!!!
Bug Bite Relief
4 tsp. witch hazel
1 tsp. aloe vera juice
30 drops plantain tincture
30 drops calendula tincture
30 drops yarrow tincture
24 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops tea tree essential oil
Combine all the ingredients and shake well. Keep in a dark glass bottle. You an either use a dropper (what I did) or a mister top. Use within 6 months.
This makes a little over an ounce, but as I said earlier- one drop/spritz does the trick!
Want relief without the hassle of making it yourself? You can purchase the finished product here