oolasha:

Kalsang Dawa

  04:19 pm, reblogged  by eafp 315

Rose Petal Jelly

This subtle jelly is ideal for polite afternoon teas with thinly sliced pieces of bread and butter — it adds a real summer afternoon flavor to the bread.
Ingredients
2 1/2 c. red and/or pink rose petals
1 7/8 c. water
3 c. superfine sugar
1/2 c. white grape juice
1/2 c. red grape juice
2 oz. powdered fruit pectin
2 T. rosewater
Procedure
Trim all the rose petals at the base to remove the white tips. Place the petals, water, and about one-eighth of the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to stand overnight for the rose fragrance to infuse.
Strain the flowers from the syrup, and put the syrup in a preserving pan or suitable saucepan. Add the grape juices and pectin. Boil hard for 1 minute. Add the rest of the sugar and stir well. Boil the mixture hard for 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
Test for setting — it should make a soft jelly, not a thick jam. Do this by placing a teaspoonful of the hot mixture on a saucer. Leave it to cool; the surface should wrinkle when pushed with a finger. If it is still runny, return the pan to the heat and continue boiling and testing until the jelly sets.
Finally add the rosewater. Ladle the jelly into sterilized glass jars and seal with waxed paper circles and cellophane lids secured with rubber bands. Decorate the tops of the jars with circles of fabric held in place with lengths of ribbon.

Source: The Complete Book of Herbs, ISBN 0-8317-1164-7

Rose Petal Jelly

This subtle jelly is ideal for polite afternoon teas with thinly sliced pieces of bread and butter — it adds a real summer afternoon flavor to the bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c. red and/or pink rose petals
  • 1 7/8 c. water
  • 3 c. superfine sugar
  • 1/2 c. white grape juice
  • 1/2 c. red grape juice
  • 2 oz. powdered fruit pectin
  • 2 T. rosewater

Procedure

  1. Trim all the rose petals at the base to remove the white tips. Place the petals, water, and about one-eighth of the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to stand overnight for the rose fragrance to infuse.
  2. Strain the flowers from the syrup, and put the syrup in a preserving pan or suitable saucepan. Add the grape juices and pectin. Boil hard for 1 minute. Add the rest of the sugar and stir well. Boil the mixture hard for 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
  3. Test for setting — it should make a soft jelly, not a thick jam. Do this by placing a teaspoonful of the hot mixture on a saucer. Leave it to cool; the surface should wrinkle when pushed with a finger. If it is still runny, return the pan to the heat and continue boiling and testing until the jelly sets.
  4. Finally add the rosewater. Ladle the jelly into sterilized glass jars and seal with waxed paper circles and cellophane lids secured with rubber bands. Decorate the tops of the jars with circles of fabric held in place with lengths of ribbon.

Source: The Complete Book of Herbs, ISBN 0-8317-1164-7

10:42 pm, reblogged  by eafp 808

moonstonebeginning:

Many of these different essential oils work especially well for specific pests, according to the research, here are some of the more well known pests and essential oils that work as repellents for them:

Mosquitos – citronella, lemon eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, catnip, basil, clove, thyme, lemongrass, geranium, lavender
Fleas – cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, lemongrass, lavender, orange, pine,
Ticks – rose geranium, juniper, rosewood, thyme, grapefruit, oregano

Some studies have also shown, additional effective ingredients include: Neem Oil, Soybean Oil, Vodka, Garlic and Vanilla Extract

How-to Make Homemade Essential Oil Insect Repellent Spray 
Makes 4 ounces

  • 2 ounces distilled or boiled water
  • 1.5 ounces witch hazel or vodka
  • 30 drops citronella essential oil
  • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil* (optional, if you add this, add only 1 ounce of vodka or witch hazel

(please make sure to read above for all of the different options of oils so you can make your own custom mixture)

Using a 4 oz clean spray bottle fill with water, add the witch hazel or vodka then about 50 to 75 total drops of your various essential oils. Shake well. Spray onto exposed skin and/or clothing, avoiding eyes and mucous membranes. Reapply every 2 hours, or as needed. Store in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight.

**For the best results, please make sure you are using therapeutic grade oils. Please do your research if you plan to use this on a pregnant woman, young children or someone undergoing holistic treatments, as essential oils can interact with certain treatments. Lavender and tea tree oils are the only essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin, all others should always be diluted. This mixture could also be sprayed on your dog’s collar to help keep pests off of him/her, but please do not use on cats, as many essential oils are toxic to cats.** 

 Remember, you don’t want to fill the bottle completely full, so there is room to shake the mixture each time, which is necessary as the essential oils do not dissolve in the water and will therefore separate.

(Source: tasty-yummies.com)

  10:38 pm, reblogged  by eafp 128
  10:36 pm, reblogged  by eafp 3859

soapqueen:

The healing properties of Primrose Extract, Carrot Seed Essential Oil and Chia Seed Oil make this Gentle Gel Eye Serum a powerful product to combat aging, or tired eyes! 

Learn how to make it here!

10:22 pm, reblogged  by eafp 254

(Source: granny54)

  09:41 pm, reblogged  by eafp 106
celiabasto:

100% ART

celiabasto:

100% ART

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09:40 pm, reblogged  by eafp 25

tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.

08:02 am, reblogged  by eafp 32580