Categories

Additional Information

Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Customize Your Own Floral and Herbal Waters

Posted by 1st Chinese Herbs on

                                      DIY Herbal and Floral Waters

Pamper yourself with your own herbal or floral blend waters. They are an easy and fun way to relax or energize. Using herbs topically can cause problems. Before you use any herbal water do a spot check on a small patch of skin. Also be aware topical use of herbs may also interfere with some medications, use with caution. Wait a few days, if a rash appears you may be allergic.

Some ways floral and herbal waters can be used include:

  • Facial Toners
  • Hair Rinse
  • Body Spray
  • Add to unscented creams and body lotions
  • Ingredient for facial masks
  • Place some in an open container by your bed or chair; you will be able to enjoy the aroma.

Materials

  • Fresh or Dried Herbs and Flowers
  • Clean glass jar with a lid (never use a metal container)
  • Vodka, Rum or Chlorine free bottled water
  • Cheesecloth, coffee filter or plastic strainer (never use metal utensils)
  • Essential Oils (method #2)
  • Witch Hazel (method #2)
  • Glass storage jar or spritzer bottle

Method #1

  • Fill a glass jar loosely with herbs of your choice.
  • Fill the jar to the top with the vodka, rum or cooled boiled chlorine free water.
  • Cover tightly with the lid and store in a cool dark spot.
  • Shake the jar daily for 1 – 6 weeks
  • Strain the liquid out of the jar into a clean storage spritzer bottle or glass jar, discard wet herbs and flowers
  • Store in refrigerator 1 – 2 weeks. Shake the bottle well before each use.

Method #2

  • Fill a glass jar or bowl with your desired herbs.
  • Pour boiling water over the herbs to cover, steep until cool.
  • Strain the liquid out of the jar or bowl into a clean storage spritzer bottle or glass jar, discard wet herbs and flowers
  • Add a few drops your desired essential oils and a dash of witch hazel.
  • Store in refrigerator 1 – 2 weeks. Shake the bottle well before each use.

Unsure of what herbs or flowers to use? Pick your favorite aromatic herb or flower and go with that. If you want something with more complexity try adding in different herbs. Don’t be afraid to mix flowers and herbs you will find some delightful combinations! Below are a few suggestions:

  • Lavender – add basil, rose petals or jasmine
  • Lemon or Lime Peel - add peppermint, rosemary or bergamot
  • Vanilla Bean – add cloves, cinnamon or bay leaves

Here are some ideas for herbs to mix and match. Lavender, Dandelion Flowers, Eucalyptus leaf, Grated Ginger, Hops, Jasmine, Chamomile, Linden Flowers, Meadowsweet, Mint, Citrus Peel, Orange blossoms, Rose hips or petals, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Bay Leaves, Cloves, Cinnamon, Melissa, Geranium, bergamot, Elder flowers, Lemon verbena, Nettle leaf, Oregano, Yarrow, Coneflower, Lemon balm, Frankincense, Fennel seed, Goldenrod, Cardamon pods, cucumber peel, etc.

Have fun and make you own signature mixture!

Shop 1stChinese Herbs.com for all your herbal needs!

1st Chinese Herbs

“Sharing the wealth of good health because you come first!”

View Comments


Chenny - Director of Good-news. Herb Pharm Liquid Extract Clearance! While supplies last.

I’m back! And it can only mean one thing. Yep, you guessed it, more great news. What good would it be being the D.O.G if I couldn’t bring you constant grrreat news?Well, today I’m happy to share that several of our Herb Pharm extracts will be going on sale for only $5.99! Now this is only while supplies last, [...]

Read More »


Chenny - Director of Good-News. Guess who's back with more great news?!!

We know you've been waiting for Good News, so here it is! Our entire stock of Planetary Herbs and Source Natural Supplements is now 30% off!! Grrreat news like this gets me so excited! I've been chasing my tail all morning in anticipation. I know this news is getting you excited as well, but you need [...]

Read More »


Chenny - Director of Good-news, D.O.G. Snake Skin, Rough and Dry

Whoof, to all my friends, in the herbal world.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have had some very cold days, and even colder nights.  The air is so dry and when I walk across the carpet and then go say hi to Mom, I get a little static shock.  It has been horrible for [...]

Read More »


Chenny- Director of Good-news. Happy Chinese New Year.

Can you guess why I am so happy?I am so ready to get my bark on! Bark, GRBark, practicing for the Chinese New Year which is January 28th, 2017. It is the year of the Rooster. To celebrate the Chinese New Year I will start off first with a lion dance.  (Check out [...]

Read More »


Chenny - Director of Good-news. Who's Got the Greatest News Ever? "Say I do!"

GRRRRR! Great News... Hu Zhang Organic Powder and Hu Zhang Organic Slices by Nuherbs, are back in stock.   I have been sitting on this secret for a week, and finally I get to tell the world.  It's here! Being the Director of Good-news, this is what I live for.  To let everyone know of good, positive [...]

Read More »


Chenny, Director of Good-news. Mystery of 2 Pounds Solved.

January 1, 2017GrrRuff!  It's me, Chenny Director of Good-news, here at 1st Chinese Herbs.Happy New Year to one and all. Can you believe it is already 2017?  I know another year has gone, even though it feels like 7 years to me.At the stroke of midnight, it signals another year, and that can only mean one thing. It is time [...]

Read More »


Chenny D.O.G. - Staying Warm - Dec 27, 2016

Can you guess why the UPS driver is shivering?   Yes, it is my dashing good looks in my snow jacket!Woof, Woof, and a big Ruff!, Can you believe how cold it has gotten? It was a Three Dog Night last night .... not the popular 60's band,  the phrase means that it is so cold [...]

Read More »


Chenny - Director of Good-News, or also known as D.O.G.

Bark, Bark, Woof.... Hello Everyone.I am Chenny, the new Director Of Good-News, here at 1st Chinese Herbs. Let me give you a small amount of insight into who I am.  First and foremost, I am 4 years old, that is 28 years in human years.  When I first came here, I was very sick, as I [...]

Read More »


Get More Sleep & Be Less Stressed During The Holidays

The other day I heard a news story on CNN about the lack of sleep and traffic accidents. It said that the recommended amount of sleep for an adult is 7 -8 hours. In relation to driving, they went on to say that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that only missing 1 or 2 hours of [...]

Read More »


%