Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Catnip Tincture ~ Insomnia
Bug Away Spray (Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe)
The other portion, was placed into a dropper bottle. Hubby had been having trouble sleeping, and would wake up in the middle of the night.
I told him to give the tincture a "whirl" and see if would help with insomnia. Well, I told him to open up, and dropped it in his mouth.
He said, "hmm."
I was putting the dropper back in, and he said, "now it's your turn," and in my mouth it went before I could answer. Oh, he's so funny.
Blech. Ha ha! It didn't exactly taste that great.
However, he slept like a baby. I still woke up at 3am (and could not go back to sleep). Although the second night I slept great. The tea we chose to drink was Holy Basil, but I do know that Valerian works well too (I'm just out of it right now). We'll continue to use it and see if it is the cure to a good night's sleep or if it's the teas we are drinking as well.
This particular tincture was made specifically for the bug spray. However, if it does continue to work, I'll mix up a new tincture to include more herbs such as chamomile.