Well, I enjoyed many roses like for art, potpourri, air freshener in the fridge, rose tea and put into Miso-soup.
On the other hand, I was thinking about Dokudami(Houttuynia cordata in English) these days very much.
It’s one of herb, my grandmother took it and made Dokudami tea when I was child.
My friend just knew standard tea, Mugi-cha, so I was rare 🙂
I wanna drink Dokudami tea again…it was 20 years ago…
When I said so to my mom,
wow!! She took Dokudami from our garden!!
We washed all and bound some Dokudamis by string,
dry Dokudami 😀
In few days, we can drink Dokudami tea, yeah~!! XD
Well, come to think about dokudami, it’s type of herb, so can’t I make skin lotion by that?
I searched it in internet, I found I can make skin lotion by leaves and even flowers!?
Ok, I try it!!
These days, I just thought about Dokudami, so I already know where Dokudamis are 😀
There is the Dokudami place these are 100% organic XD
Dogs doesn’t walk here, even human don’t come here, so clean and good ones~*
I cut flowers and put these into 35% white Vodka.
full of Dokudami flowers on the glass bottle*
Whoa~, looks beautiful~ 🙂
From then, I really became interested in Dokudami!!
When I went to library, I found a good book about Dokudami power!!
Well, let’s make Dokudami lotion and hair growth tonic by raw leaves~!!
Dokudami’s raw leaves 120g
35~42% white vodka 180cc
Vegetable oil like a olive, flower or sesame’s for 2 tea spoon.(or 2 tablets of Vitamin E’s)
I took these Dokudami from nearby organic garden.
But I frighted with many mosquitoes though!(>_<) I cut leaves a each by scissors.
50g by 100 leaves.
50g by 100 leaves again.
more 20g by 40 leaves.
Then 120g altogether Dokudami’s leaves,
I wash these by enough water.
take off the water,
dry leaves on the towels…
but it’s take long hours, so I took off the water by hand by towel.
There are 120g clean leaves now 😀
I cut leaves and make paste.
…but it takes forever!!
I use blender from now!!
I added 180cc white vodka and blend these.
I made Dokudami vodka now.
squeeze juice by Japanese cotton towel.
whoa~, what a beautiful color! XD
Just this quantity that I made.. what a precious!!
Then I put this bottle in the fridge for 10days, then add 2 tea spoon vegetable oil to done.
I made same one for growth hair tonic though, that one I have to leave it for a month.
I can’t wait~!! XD
At the night, I put the remain and stalks into bath,
Dokudami bath~*** XD
It makes my skin so good and good smell 😀
I mainly put rice bran to the bath though, Dokudami is good too~!!
I took out the remain again from the bath, and dried it.
I tried making incense.
After 2days when it’s dried, I put fire to burn it….but it didn’t burn~(>_<)