Picked up a 4 oz bottle of Lavender before the price goes OMG (bad season for most of the producers this year).
We have Olive Oil here, but not QUITE enough for the salve...do I want to get more or fill it out with jojoba (pricey!) or regular Wesson (perfectly acceptable)? Uh, nevermind, I just answered that question!
One of the instructors on the DVD for the herb class said she uses "cheap, awful whiskey" for tinctures -- "they're medicine, they're supposed to taste bad!" Boy, that's the truth -- I don't remember anything I was ever prescribed that didn't make me gag! And. well, if it tastes GOOD -- like a lot of cough syrups -- kids might decide they need it when they don't. *Eyes a certain person*
Echinacea tincture: apparently good to prevent colds, use on abraded skin as a wash, what else? C'mon, peeps, I know some of you know a LOT more about this than I do!
And do I really want to make and drink this "nettle infusion"? Am I gonna go "ICK!" and spit it in the sink? What does THAT do for you? Spring tonic, sort of? Maybe if I add honey....