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Calendula Infused Oil

Calendula Infused Coconut Oil Preparation by Deb McCracken I filled a 24 oz. jar about 1/3 full with calendula flowers, then weighed them (.6oz). After warming the coconut oil in a double boiler until melted, I poured it over the herb, measuring and recorded the amount (23oz).

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Reishi Mushroom Tincture – Double Extraction

Reishi Mushroom Tincture – Double Extraction by Pamala Wilson I wanted to try the double extraction based on the information I’ve read about making tinctures from mushrooms.  According to Mountain Rose Herbs, mushrooms like reishi contain some constituents that are water-soluble, called beta-glucans, and some that are alcohol-soluble, called triterpenes.  A double extraction effectively pulls …

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