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Chickweed Bath Vinegar

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Take care of itchy skin naturally with a soak in a tub of easy to make chickweed bath vinegar.

A labeled jar of chickweed bath vinegar on a white table surrounded by stems of fresh chickweed and a text overlay.

A Common ‘Weed’

Chickweed is one of those things most of us have growing in our yards. It can most definitely be seen as a weed in that it grows fast and can take over if left unchecked.

Like many wild things and weeds, however; it is full of nutrition and other benefits. Chickweed has long been used externally to treaty itchy skin and reduce inflammation.

An Easy Remedy to Make & Try

If you have itchy skin (and are adequately hydrated internally) and hard water this chickweed bath vinegar might just be the relief you’re seeking.

This is such a very simple thing to try, it whips up in a hurry and a person would likely know after a couple of uses if it was helpful.

A jar of chickweed bath vinegar sitting on a rock in a patch of wild chickweed.

Make up a single batch and give it a go before making a huge bottle. Itchy skin can be a sign of many things so this chickweed vinegar may or may not provide relief but as it is inexpensive and so very simple it’s worth a try.

If it does work, bigger batches to have on hand for winter are easily made and stored. Follow up those baths with some homemade itchy skin balm, too.

How to Use

Simply add 2 Tablespoons to warm bath water. The vinegar is diluted enough that you won’t likely smell it on your skin afterwards.

The acidic vinegar may also help balance the skin’s ph level further reducing the itchy skin.

A Note About Color

The vinegar will be that lime green shade for about the first 24 hours and then it will change to a golden yellow color. This is perfectly natural and normal, nothing at all to cause worry.

A labeled jar of chickweed bath vinegar on a white table surrounded by stems of fresh chickweed and a text overlay.

Chickweed produces most of the spring, summer, and fall, so get out there and try a bit of this bath vinegar now and harvest more later to the last through the winter.

Yield: Approximately 1 Cup

Chickweed Bath Vinegar

A labeled jar of chickweed bath vinegar on a white table surrounded by stems of fresh chickweed.

Use this simple chickweed bath vinegar to help relieve itchy skin.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. In the blender, add the chickweed greens and apple cider vinegar. Puree until completely smooth, adding more apple cider vinegar if necessary.
  2. Line the sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour the pureed chickweed mixture into the sieve and strain. Let it drain or use the back of a spoon to press the liquid through.pureed chickweed and apple cider vinegar straining through cheesecloth into glass bowl.
  3. Store the liquid in an airtight jar.

Notes

Use 2 Tablespoons of the vinegar per bath.

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Elisheva Weyers

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

how long does this last?

Homespun Seasonal Living

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

I would use it up within 1 year. Vinegar is a pretty great preservative.

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Monday 13th of February 2017

I made jewelweed vinegar too. Do you think it does the same trick?

Homespun Seasonal Living

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

I imagine it could - jewelweed is so great for itch.

Nicole

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Is this recipe safe for dogs?

Homespun Seasonal Living

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

It should be fine for external use on dogs.

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