I'm always looking for ways to add an extra boost of nutrients to my life. I am a terrible pill/supplement taker, so if I can incorporate herbs throughout my day I feel better about not taking my vitamins. While completing my Herbal Medicine Making Course from Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, I came across the infamous home brewed Fire Cider™.
Fire Cider™ is a vinegar that is infused with herbs and sweetened with a touch of honey. There are a lot of health benefits with Fire Cider™ and you can learn more HERE and HERE. I use Fire Cider™ as a daily shot of goodness to help keep colds and flu away, and some herbalists use Fire Cider™ to help shorten the duration of a cold or flu. The recipe I created below, is a combination of of recipes I've learned in class and resources online. This golden baby poop looking awesomeness takes about 6 weeks until its ready... so when one batch is ready, I start another one right away.
Holy hell its HOT!!! I've lived in a few different climates and I think humid hot is the hottest hot out there. In dry hot climates, like Colorado, when one steps in the shade, one does feel a bit cooler; however, in humid hot... you can't escape the sweltering heat! Despite the rising temperatures, Moe (the other half of Team Simmons) and I still have to mow (get it Moe mows our yard- ha ha ha ok I'm easily amused) our yard, and this is a 3 hour weekly ordeal involving 3 different types of mowers. In preparation for the yard mowing ordeal, we both have to spray down with lots of bug spray so that we aren't eaten alive my mosquitos, ticks, flys and whatever else we have here in Virginia. Up until this point, I've been using conventional bug sprays because NOTHING natural works.... until I experimented with this kick ass bug spray!