My son is a ball of energy. He’s a busy little man who never stops, even when it comes to bedtime. However, I am the same way. Mind always going, thoughts always racing, and energy always moving. So when I discovered a tincture called ‘Chamomile Calm’ I was pretty excited to give it a try for him and for myself.
What I really liked about the Chamomile Calm tincture was that it was soothing and relaxing as opposed to just putting you to sleep. It’s more of an aid to help calm rather then a sleeping drug. The taste is also pretty good and it worked really, really well.
What I didn’t like about it was the price tag! over $10 for 1oz which may not seem like a lot but when two people are taking one dropper a day it runs out pretty quick. So I decided to make it from scratch.
This was very easy to make, a little timely, but well worth it! My son LOVES the taste and actually runs to get it when I pick up the bottle. It’s soothing for him and myself and is way more cost efficient when I make it. From what I have heard most herbs are okay for children two years and up but it’s always a good idea to check with your trusted health person. My son was twenty months when I started giving this to him and he had no issue. So if you, or your little one need a better nights sleep, or more relaxation, give this tincture a try. I hope it works miracles for you like it has for us!
Organic, High Grade Chamomile
Organic, High Grade Lemon Balm
Organic, High Grade Catnip
Organic, High Grade Fennel
Organic, Food Grade Vegetable Glycerine
1 Glass Jar of desired size
Note* I purchase all my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs which you can check out HERE
1. Fill whatever size jar you are using about halfway full of herbs.
2. Fill jar the rest of the way with Vegetable Glycerine leaving about 1 inch of space from the top.
3. Place lid on jar
4. Fill a crockpot with just enough water so that it sits right below the top of the jar and is covering all of the mixture in the jar.
5. Place a hand towel or washcloth on the bottom of the crockpot and place the jar on top of it. This will prevent the mixture from burning.
6. Set your crockpot to the lowest setting.
7. Leave your crockpot on for about three days, mixing your herb mixture once a day.
8. Once the mixture is done fill dropper bottle 3/4 way with mixture and add filtered water to the top. The glycerine can be sweet so add more or less water depending on your sweets preference.
Do you have a favorite relaxing technique or herbal tincture? Let me know below!