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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.


(image from Peaceful Dumpling LLC)


For this badge bit, you will create a Chamomile Flower Infusion (CFI):
 - Make a chamomile infusion, with a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Here are some links to guide you in researching chamomile and in creating your infusion:
  Chamomile Flowers - Mountain Rose Herbs
  How To Make Herb Infusions + Chamomile Infusion For Anxiety - Peaceful Dumpling LLC
 
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
 - a picture of your chamomile flowers being harvested
 - a picture of your infusion being made
 - a picture of your finished chamomile infusion
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Yay! I'm so happy to get started on this! This wasn't my first time making a chamomile infusion and this time I took the advice from the link posted and added orange peel and a broken cinnamon stick in the hopes that it would improve the taste. It actually did improve the taste quite a lot. I know that some people like the taste of chamomile but I am not one of those people. So, I weighed 1 ounce of dried chamomile flowers and added the peel and broken cinnamon stick. Then I filled the rest of the quart jar with boiling water. 8 hours later I strained it, stuck a label on it, poured myself a glass and put the rest in the fridge. It tastes pretty good.
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I missed one!
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I'm thrilled that I found this chamomile last week! Because now that the baby is here, it will make an excellent sitz bath! I boiled a large pot of water and added a cup or so of chamomile flowers. This large infusion then is strained and goes into my bathtub. It's calming and soothing properties feel so good on a post-delivery bottom.
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chamomile blossoms, dried
chamomile blossoms, dried
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going into the pot
going into the pot
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the strained infusion goes into the bathtub
the strained infusion goes into the bathtub
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being harvested
being harvested
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I planted chamomile in the garden for the first time this year.  I picked a handful of fresh blossoms to make an infusion this evening. It was so good!
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Harvesting.
Harvesting.
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The harvest.
The harvest.
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Add to boiling water, turn off heat, cover.
Add to boiling water, turn off heat, cover.
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After seeping 5 minutes.
After seeping 5 minutes.
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Finished infusion.
Finished infusion.
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