Grow and Make Your Own Herbal Vinegar
Making your own products, like herbal vinegar, is the only sure fire way you can know exactly what is in it. It’s also a good way to save a few dollars the next time you go to the store. One such product that you can make easily at home is herbal vinegar.
Herbal vinegars are a fabulous way to spice up a simple salad or as a base for homemade vinaigrette dressings. It is easy and inexpensive to make.
Grow and Make Your Own Herbal Vinegar – Follow These Steps
The first step in making herbal vinegar is to decide just how much you want to make. Locate an appropriately sized glass container, and then fill ¾ of the way up with loosely packed rosemary. You can use other herbs to make the vinegar, each with its own distinct flavor. Experimentation works best.
Fill the container up to its “neck” with unprocessed apple cider vinegar. Regular vinegar can be used as well, though for taste, the apple cider vinegar isn’t quite as tart. This allows you to extract the most beneficial enzymes from the herbs as well as to cultivate the best flavor. For topical applications of herbal vinegar, a less expensive processed vinegar can be used, though it is not generally recommended.
Cover the jar with a lid. If the container than you chose has a metal lid, place plastic wrap or wax paper in between the lid and the liquid as the vinegar is corrosive and will react with the metal in the lid, spoiling the herbal vinegar you are trying to create.
Set the jar aside for six weeks in an environment such as a pantry or other cool, dark, dry place and allow the herbs to infuse the vinegar. In order to make sure that you get as much benefit from the herbs in the mixture, you should agitate the steeping concoction daily, by shaking (do not open the jar until the process is complete!) vigorously.
Remove the jar from the pantry after six weeks and viola! You now have an herbal vinegar that will both taste terrific when used alone or added as a base to a salad dressing or used as a topical beauty aid to tighten pores and cleanse the skin.
Now that you can grow and make your own herbal vinegar, think about who you can give it to. It makes a great house warming or Christmas gift.
Grow and Make Your Own Herbal Vinegar Video
Herbal Vinegar – The Herbalist, Dipaunka Macrides creates Herbal Vinegar. From the DVD ”The Herbalist: 7 Herbal Recipes & Garden Tips – Knowledge of Herbs and Healing – Power and Liberation – ”HERBALLY YOURS”