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I do have one concern though. Ive followed your recipe to the exact except im using infant care multivitamin. Hi ive been using your formula for my son for the past two months and he really loves it! One of my Peds patients cut the sugar back and the baby stopped growing properly. Thank you so much for sharing this. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their health care provider. Or is that not even an option.
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Were you giving your child probiotics or breast milk prior to the introduction of the homemade goat milk formula? It can simply be a diaper rash with common trouble shooting or it can be a gut issue or food intolerance. See Gut and Psychology Syndrome book and websites for more info: When this happens the bad bacteria start to die off and release toxins as they do, this can cause a wide range of reactions in children and adults.
One other thing, oatmeal and grains can also not be tolerated well, especially if you child does have a compromised gut. He has only gotten a max of 4 oz per day because we EP long story. He wants to be held all day and will only catnap if held and wakes sooner than his typical 20 min if put down to sleep during the day…. Thank you for sharing this post and being willing to give your honest opinion one mom to another. I was curious if this would be ok for a 7 week old?
We are on a lactose free formula off the shelf after discovering organic cows formula gave him silent reflux. He is now constipated and not himself, although less refluxy. I am at my wits end and so devastated I cannot breast feed due to previous surgery. What do you think? Thank you for sharing your story!
Yes, we started our daughter on it at about 6 weeks. Talk with your pediatrician if in doubt. You can definitely try this recipe and see how he reacts. Do you know if the lactose is for sure the issue? It could also be the casein or both. My daughter was mostly breastfed with little supplementation until 7 mths, I was dairy-free and she still had bad reflux on mostly breastmilk.
When I was told at her 1-month check-up I had to supplement some because she was losing weight, I tried organic, store-bought formula for two weeks. Her reflux got so much worse. She was throwing up and spitting up like crazy. All of the other ingredients are soothing to the gut like coconut oil, olive oil, gelatin powder, probiotics, cod liver oil, etc. You can increase the blackstrap molasses a bit to help with constipation, the probiotics will help with that, too. Just showed my Dr your recipe and she loved it!
We have been given the all clear. We are unsure if lactose is the issue, it runs in the family, it was a suggestion to try lactose free formula to see if reflux cleared up. Whilst we initially got good results at first, it is still there and the constipation is awful. I would feel so much more comfortable feeding him something home made, I can control the variables a lot more! I am so sorry to hear of your daughters troubles, it seems to be so common that many of us health conscious mamas struggle with store bought.
It really goes against everything I believe. I am studying to become a nutritionist myself, as well as a herbalist so DIY sits more comfortably. At present we are mixing up his formula with chamomile tea in place of plain water. This is making him so much more comfortable and less gassy. I am curious if we could continue this with your recipe? Also, if he has issues with goats milk powder, do ou think that using goats milk turned into kefir could work or too much overload for his belly?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, I truly do appreciate it. It is tough to find people willing to discuss this as many are scared to do anything different than breastmilk or formula off the shelf.
Yeah, store-bought is so gnarly: Cool that you are going to school for nutrition and herbalism! Give it two weeks on the homemade goat milk formula. Let me know how it goes! Thank you for the reply again! I have one final question I promise. We are using a different full fat powder as we are in australia. Any chance you could let me know how many mLs make up the scoop you use for the recipe?
Sorry to be such a pain! Just nervous about getting ratios wrong. Thank you again X. Whatever the directions say, just cut the powder portion in half. So, if it says 2 Tbs. Does that makes sense and help at all? I just had to let you know that this recipe has helped us so much.
He is a different child. All skin issues cleared up within 10 hours, he is sleeping, eating good sized meals instead of bare minimums, going to toilet with ease and twice a day and is actually happy and engaging with us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, will be sharing with all I know! I bet it is a combo of homeopathy and the goat milk formula. They are both wonderful. Our family has really gotten into using essential oils this pasty year like herbs but 1 drop of EOs is way more potent and they have done wonders for us, so I know what you mean about combining good nutrition with plant support.
So glad your little guy is feeling better! Thanks for sharing this recipe, mamas need to know they have options! How do you use the chamomile tea with the formula?
Do you use it on every feeding on just 1 bottle, also how much water you use for one tea bag. I heard good things about chamomile tea. Hi ive been using your formula for my son for the past two months and he really loves it! He has a dairy allergy and was unable to tolerate any other formulas but seems to do well with yours and it makes me feel much better knowing that its all natural.
I do have one concern though. He had his labwork checked and he was anemic and his iron was pretty low. He doesnt really have any anemia symptoms but it worried me that it was low.
I give him a multivitamin daily that has iron in it but i give it in his formula so not sure if the goat milk could be blocking the absorption of the iron? Was curious what your thoughts are on this. The doctor wants to put him on conventional formula but i really dont want to as his stomach is so sensitive and doesnt tolerate them well and he hates the taste of them.
Glad to hear it is working for him! First question, are you using the recipe exactly? If you are using the recipe to the T, just add a bit of blackstrap molasses to each bottle for iron and because he is at the age to eat solids, he should be getting iron-rich foods like liver.
Sounds gross, but chicken and beef liver are one of the best things you can feed baby. Egg yolk and bone broth, too! They are both incredibly nutrient-dense. The goat milk formula will not block the absorption of iron unless your son has a separate issue with iron absorption, which your doc can let you know about that. If he was strictly breasted, it would be the same situation. Vitamin C rich foods are good to add as well as they increase iron absorption!
Look up some of those, too. This is an excellent question and requires a bit of explanation. When a baby is born full term they usually have a 6 month supply of iron that they have stored up while still in the womb. Therefore, from months, the iron requirement for infants is only. The formula that I created will deliver the. Usually by the time a baby gets to 6 months, they begin eating a variety of solid foods and as long as parents are careful to include iron rich foods winter squash, sweet potato etc.
Are you able at all to estimate the amount of protein and vitamins contained within an 8-oz serving? Has anybody calculated that for you? Our pediatrician is concerned that if we switch, our 5. Thanks so much for the response!
I did add it back in the past couple weeks but maybe that did it? Hi there, A quick question. What would happen is it was cut down? You absolutely MUST have the sugar. I use real maple syrup. Breastmilk is naturally high in sugar and provides the necessary carbohydrate for baby. One of my Peds patients cut the sugar back and the baby stopped growing properly. Sugar is mostly thought of as bad, but in this case it is a necessity.
He developed terrible reflux at 2 weeks and even though I was dairy free, still had bits of soy in my diet. When he had been a couple days old he was given normal formula to supplement because of his terrible jaundice and drop in weight he dropped a pound and a half in 4 days.
He reacted and got hives within 30 minutes. I ended up nursing around the clock for 3 days to get his weight back up but he was miserable and tired, which carried on for the remainder of my time nursing him, which is why he eventually went on a 3 day breast strike and I was forced to make the switch.
From our previous experience, I was terrified to offer him anything with milk as I was certain he was severely allergic. And since I was told most dairy allergic babies and allergic to soy, we went straight onto the hypoallergenic formula alimentum. The milk protein is broken down and there is minimal soy ingredients. I sometimes wonder if the broken down milk protein is still too much for him to handle. Anyway, I was researching goats milk formula and I am familiar with both the recipes you listed that you based your formula from.
I would really love to try this, but am so nervous that he will have a severe reaction. Any input would be appreciated. I have come across many other goat milk formula recipes and they say to add acerola as a vitamin C supplest. I thought about adding that ingredient as an option. We have been through so much the past 4 months trying forcing our baby to drink neocate per dr orders.
Little one has severe reflux and a milk protein allergy. Finally researched goat milk formula. It has been a full week and the change is remarkable. He loves drinking his bottle now and has doubled his intake! I have a question about the yeast. If the goat milk powder has folic acid is the yeast still needed? I see that meyenberg brand has vit d and folic acid in it. Thank you for your time!
I have enjoyed reading your blog! You would probably be fine without it, just check with your Ped about the daily recommendations for your baby. Thank you for taking the time to respond! Your recipe is the one we have been using and I love it.
I just need to get the yeast! I just had a few questions. He was projectile vomiting and screaming in gas pains on my breast milk and formula. My friend suggested goats milk formula. And also when you make larger batches like 32oz how do you keep the coconut oil from hardening? Do you heat up all 32 oz each time you make a bottle and pour out what you need?
Wanted to know why you cut the suggested level scoops of goat milk from 2 to 1 for 8oz. We are switching to this but we have to consider the cal count. Do you know what it is? I hope it works well for your little one. I have a 5 month old that I breastfeed but when I leave her with my mom for a night I have a hard time pumping enough milk and I am just curious if this formula is safe to give her once or twice if I run out of milk or give her this instead of breastfeeding if I am not able to anymore….
Also, do you have a hospital grade pump, those are fantastic! Really made the difference in pumping for me.
So far so good! I was scared to give her anything besides breast milk but I am feeling good about this! I also have a few questions. Once the formula is made does it always have to be warmed up to be fed to her? We are going on a trip really soon and I am just curious if we will have to stop and warm up a bottle or can I just mix up all the ingredients and give it to her like that?
Or will I need to be carrying hot water with me and make it according to the directions one bottle at a time or can I premake it for the 32 ounces and have in a cooler and just pour it for her in a bottle? If that makes any sense! This is completely up to you. The downside of it not being warmed up is the coconut oil hardens when cold so it gets clumpy and all weird in the bottle and you WANT those nutrients to get to your child vs. We honestly never carried warm water with us.
We would make 32 oz. It always worked out. Post back if you found a neat tip or trick we could all use! My son has been labeled as FTT because he is unable to consume all of the calories he needs. He currently has a gtube and I give him pediasmart soy formula because that was the only organic option in was given at the hospital, which I hate. He is 2 years old. Im looking for alternative homemade formulas and I came across this recipe that I really like.
Is this recipe strictly for an infant or can I use it for a toddler 2 year old that needs to put on some weight? I still give it to my daughter daily bc of all the nutrients and she is now 18 mths. Definitely include everything else in the recipe as stated. Coconut oil is fantastic, probiotics are huge!
And yes, bravo for ditching the soy!! Such gnarly stuff for anyone really, but boys in particular bc of the phytoestrogens. My little gal was losing weight at her 1 month I mostly breast fed her and supplemented with this and she thrived and is still thriving!
I will of course check with the pediatrician as well. First of all, thank you so much for sharing this with us! I have a 6 month old who I still breastfeed but I do not pump enough to leave with my aunt who babysits her , so she is given formula from 8: After finding out about goat milk through a post on instagram I began my research and wish I had known about goat milk before I came back to work at 3 months. Should I just give her what the can calls for without the added ingredients?
Also, should I still cut the scoops in half like you did in the recipe? My baby is 3. Is this like shelf formula where it has to be used within the hour or can a big batch be made each morning and refrigerated for the day? She is currently only taking 4 oz every 3 hours. So if I make up the 32oz batch, I can have it in the fridge for how long? Lol Does it smell funny btw?
One question — I would love to use raw goat milk, but my husband is very opposed. I have access to pasteurized milk NOT Ultra-pasteurized, like Meyenberg fluid goat milk from a local goat farm. What are your thoughts on that as opposed to a powdered form?
It sounds like that is the closest thing to raw without being raw. Just note the part in the post where it calls for dilution. Once your babe is over 1 they can have full strength bc their kidneys can handle it, but before then goat milk MUST be diluted with water and the other nutrients added in bc it is lacking.
Yes, breast milk is very sweet and the majority of its nutritional profile consists of carbohydrates in the form of sugar. I wondered the same thing at first. I always say run it by your Ped to be sure. Also, just make it just like the recipe calls for and if you are not breastfeeding add the liquid, baby multi-vitamins. I started feeding this to my son when he was about a week old.
He is now almost a month, and he started spitting up a large amount of it and is VERY gassy and cries and cries. This milk has been found to cause a dangerous condition called metabolic acidosis when fed to infants in the first month of life. Were you able to read the entire post? The gelatin powder is specific to the kind I listed, it is hydrolyzed gelatin, not regular gelatin. Once gels and the other is for quick absorption and easy on the tummy hydrolyzed.
Goat milk may not be for everyone, but I have not heard of anyone having issues with it yet. Maybe take the gelatin out for now and if you can get the kind I linked to the green can. It actually aids in digestion and is soothing for the gut. You can even use it everyday for yourself to improve gut health, skin, nails, joints and as a protein powder replacement. It is full of collagen, amino acids, and minerals. Just follow the recipe as exact as you can and you should be good to go.
If he still has trouble, you might have to try something else. That is a good question! Thank you so much for posting this! For babies, though, they HAVE to have it. The majority of breast milk is carbohydrates in the form of lactose, milk sugar. All of the options listed are all forms of sugar and you can pick your fave: I personally used raw org.
I always say have your Ped look over the recipe to make sure. Thank you so much for posting this recipe and the links to the exact ingredients on Amazon — what a time and stress saver! I just ordered everything and am excited to get started! I have been breast feeding but not producing enough and having to supplement about one bottle per day. It makes me so sad. Really hoping she likes this! Unrelated and per your field — do you ever do any personal consulting for meal planning with leaky gut?
I cannot have gluten of coarse, but also am now allergic to oats and need to sprout any grain before eating it rice, quinoa, ect …I cannot have any dairy either. Just wondered if you know anything about these autoimmune diseases and if I could hire you to help me with meals for myself so that I can keep producing milk for my baby.
Either way — thank you so so very much for this formula recipe!! It was a life saver for us when I was going through low milk supply. Mine struck after my 2nd was born. The brain fog is aw-ful. I would love to work with you. We can Skype, email, chat or talk whatever works for you. I will send you more info. My practitioner site is under construction at the moment. Hi… Thanks for much for sharing about your goat milk formula.
I have purchased everything from Amazon, but because I am in Canada, the goats milk is very expensive. We have a store that carries Meyenberg powder called Fred Meyers and a lot of natural grocery stores carry it as well. Just keep a look out. Capra might be another way to go as well, they carry a great goat milk powder.
I am now only giving him this formula, therefore needed a multivitamin. My only issue is it says on the box for ages 6m and older. I was wondering if I used half of the recommended dose for ages 6mm , if that would be safe for my 2m old? Also, are you aware of any other ingredient that could be used for a carb in this formula besides a form of sugar?
Thanks in advance, and thanks again for sharing this recipe. I have passed this along to a friend of mine with twins, who is beyond grateful as well! Great news, Elizabeth and thanks for the recommendation. The two options I found: Some folks have also used brown rice syrup as well. And yes, as long as you take the multi vit dosage down a bit you should be just fine, but always check with your Ped to make sure!
I have been giving it to her since she was a month old. She is about to be 4 months and I was wondering if I should change up any of the doses of ingredients for her changing nutrition.
We will start her on rice cereal in a month and baby food when she can sit up on her own. As such, do I need to lessen anything in the formula? There is not a choice for pediatricians where I live and the one I have to go to does not agree with feeding a baby anything but store bought formula.
He evens pushes women to use formula and not breast feed, thinking he must be wanting a job as an infant formula spokesperson…lol. However, my little Ember is tall and strong and extremely healthy because of this formula. I should also add that I also breast feed. We do half and half. Keep these ratios the exact same and then you can change them a bit once she turns 9 mths.
Never stop giving her probiotics, those will always be a daily thing the fighters that make up her immune system and coconut oil is wonderful, full of lauric acid, which is found in breast milk, coconut oil is antimicrobial, excellent for the gut, etc. Rice cereal is actually one of the worst foods to start baby on. I know, crazy, huh? Veggies, fruits, meats and fats are the very best foods to start baby on if you can believe it. I listed it at the bottom! If you can find a better one please post it.
I will be making this today for my 6 month old with raw goats milk. The lactose in this recipe is in the form of raw, organic sugar or real maple syrup and yes it has to be added for baby to get the right amount of calories. If you follow this recipe to the T you should be golden! I started my son on goat milk formula as a supplement to breastfeeding around six weeks old after the formulas the doctors kept pushing did not digest for him.
My pediatrician is very upset with me about his lack of growth and questioning the calories per ounce. My understanding was that it is the same as breastmilk calories per ounce. I have been to two Naturopathic doctors as well but no one seems to be that familiar with homemade formulas. I would appreciate any information you have on this. Yes, you must dilute goat milk and goat milk powder with water by half. You have to be adding in the sugar, fats and other nutrients like probiotics, molasses, etc.
If you are doing the recipe to the T this should not be an issue. My daughter lost weight bc my milk supply was low due to low thyroid. When I supplemented with this formula she gained exponentially. Thank you so much for sharing this. My little one is five months. We started her on this formula at three months. I too wanted to exclusively breastfeed.
This has been a life saver. We recently went to her four months check up and the pediatrician did not like that I was giving her goats milk. She claimed it would cause bloody stool and colitis. Is this even something to consider? All the research says its actually in the colitis diet to help soothe the gut.
Axe in his leaky gut protocol suggests goat dairy. I have no idea that Ped got that info. That is so great to hear. Otherwise, your babe should thrive. I was just wondering, I have different posts about using 1 Tablespoon of the meyenburg full fat goats milk powder per each 8 oz. But in this one it says basically 2 Tablespoons in each 8 oz. Been using 2 though. I have realized my milk supply is not up to snuff and need to supplement with something else; I just love the way this recipe looks!
I would just add the wet ingredients when I was ready to make the formula. Thanks for your thoughts and excellent post! Do what works for you to make it more manageable for your schedule! I did batches as well. Thanks so much for posting this as your blog is helping fortify my resolve to move forward using this for my infant son! He said that as long as the folate amount satisfied what is medically recommended, he had no concerns with our supplementing using this formula.
I just use full strength goat milk vs. It has been fantastic for us. Do I have to use gelatin powder? Its the only thing that needs to be ordered online and I will only be using 2 oz of this with 2. There is too much water in this formula. In order to be more accurate, you can mix the milk as directed and then add a cup of water to every cup of milk you use or add all the dry ingredients and then add water slowly to the mixture to the correct amount of desired prepared formula. Everything else is generally correct when I compare this formula to several other brands of FDA approved formula in terms of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, although the fats are slightly lower as you need to add back 20 grams of fat and 4 tsps only gives you 19 grams but this is really, really, picky.
The water is a problem though — especially if you are feeding this to younger infants. It was exhausting, lol. I kept double checking and triple checking to make sure I was accurate. That being said if you feel like you need to add less water, please do what you feel is best. Hi, perhaps this question has already been answered but I wondered how to modify this recipe if all I have access to is skim milk powder?
Or is that not even an option. Whole milk is definitely better bc of the fat content and calories, I would be hesitant to try to make up the difference. Question — do you think organic coconut sugar would be okay to substitute for the carbohydrate? You would have to look at the carbohydrate content and compare.
You can also use organic, raw, unrefined sugar. It will save you tons. Some folks are gun shy on the sugar aspect, but breast milk is just that, mostly lactose milk sugar and baby needs it. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! It has saved us! Since switching to the formula he is so much happier, fully hydrated which we were struggling with , and is sleeping much better. How would you change this for a baby over 1 year? You can do full strength goat milk and skip the sugar altogether.
I kept the rest of the ingredients bc they are so good for her and her gut! Hi, I am wanting to start to supplement some of my breastfeeding with goats milk for my son who is 11 months.
He is eating homemade baby food and yoBaby yogurt very well. Do you feel it is still necessary to dilute and add all the extra things to the Meyer fortified powdered goats milk for him at his age?
I normally nurse my babies longer and never use bottles at all but his latch is terrible. He was border line tongue tied and had it clipped a bit at around 8 months. But I think it was to late. I was hoping to transition him over the next month and by his 1st birthday have him on bottles full time.
So is plain full strength goats milk ok? It is easy to get probiotics in that way, and coconut oil, gelatin powder, etc. Could I make this without the gelatin?
Should I substitute something else or just leave it out? Does that alter the recipe at all? Hello, I would like to thank you for sharing this awesome recipe. My 3 month old has thrived well on this. I just have one question on the multivitamin dose. I watched a video a youtube from a woman that was adding extra doses of her multivitamin into her daily batch of formula.
My question is what would the reasoning be for this? Ive followed your recipe to the exact except im using infant care multivitamin. The bottle states 1 ml per day, however she was using 5 ml per day of this same vitamin.
Once again, thank you so much! Not being able to breastfeed my babies absolutely no milk supply just about kills me and after hours of research I landed to Natures One. Is it a well balanced formula for a young baby like this? Any insight would be appreciated!
Thank you for this blog and for the hard work of coming up with a good healthy formula. It has helped us tremendously with our search for the right nutrition for our baby. I have one issue with your formula, however. According to my calculations, your 8oz formula recipe would have 6g of protein 4g from one scoop of goat milk power and 2g from 1 tsp of Great Lakes gelatin. That is more than twice the protein level of breastmilk.
Do you think this is too high, or are my calculations wrong? Or is the gelatin not processed in the same way? Hope to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Thanks again for all your dedication to the cause of informed parenting! You can definitely leave the gelatin out if you are concerned. How do you recommend storing with coconut oil as it hardens in the fridge. Any tip would be appreciated! I look forward to making this formula for nine month old to supplement my diminishing breast milk. My daughter is in day care five days a week.
Also, if I use full strength Meyenberg Goat Milk it would need to be diluted correct? I just wanted to thank you for posting this. I have a 5 month old who has had reflux issues and then when I had to start supplementing she could not seem to tolerate ANY formulas we tried. We ended up spending so much money trying more and more expensive ones with no luck and a couple times along the way had heard goats milk suggested. Once I was at my wits end, I finally decided to look online to see how the goats milk thing worked and your post was one of a few I read.
She was immediately able to gulp this stuff down, which she could not do with formulas at all. She actually has ended up tolerating it better than my breast milk and has now fully switched to this recipe as my supply tanked. She is never in pain when she eats now. No more screaming and choking on her reflux.
I cant tell you how much we needed this. It was so hard having such a miserable baby and being unable to make her feel better. She also was waking constantly in the night before due to needing constant small portions. She seems to be slowly realizing she can keep sleeping now and I am finally getting some rest again too! We go back and forth. My son in almost 10 months old and my milk supply is dwindling since he started eating solids so I have been wanting to supplement.
You can implement raw as soon as you feel comfortable! If you find a really good, reputable, clean farm that you trust and feel good about it go for it! I am trying to figure out how to get her weaned off this formula while still being able to give her a bottle in the morn and night. I am going on a short holiday and will not have access to a blender. Is this an issue do you know?
You have to dilute by half bc of their small kidneys. I am not a doctor and always recommend talking to your Ped. We talked with ours personally first before starting this. I read you said the ratio should be half full strength. So would I do 4oz of milk and 4oz of water?
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My son is just over 3 months. Even the hypoallergenic caused him diarrhea. When I found this recipe I was hopeful. Yes, there is definitely an adjustment period. Hang in there and I hope he eases into it. Every baby is different and this recipe may not be the solution, but it ended up working really well for us. Mine had horrible reflux and was spitting up everything commercial before this.
There was an adjustment period of about a week or two, but again do what you feel best with your mama tuition. Also, are you giving him a pinch of probiotics? That is huge for gut health and there is definitely and adjustment period with those for everyone starting probiotics, adults and babies alike. I have some amazing success stories using goats milk! I gave it to my son as a supplement. Breastfeeding was failing us and he had lost a scary amount of weight by month 2. He is now almost four years old and super strong and healthy, with an incredible immune system.
We bought two Nubian goats so that we have a consistent supply of fresh, raw milk. It has worked wonders for our entire family even our dog! I just recently gave birth to my second child and we are having some similar issues with breastfeeding.
I was so happy to find this recipe for goat milk formula! Would it hurt to omit the nutritional yeast if I am using blackstrap molasses B vitamins? We tried milk, soy, hypoallergenic and amino-acid based formulas! After taking him to the emergency room and being told he had cows milk allergy and would just have to wait for him to get used to the hypoallergenic formula I began to do research.
I put my son on a formula for protein sensitivity and GI disorders. He tolerated this more than the other formulas but was still spitting up quite a bit. If you are going on a trip that requires you to be in an airport, train station, or some other crowded area, start boosting your immunities weeks before your trip to prevent illness. I like to make the tincture of this because it is much more effective, but I do always keep the herbal mixture on hand for a quick tea!
I love to add lemon juice and honey to my teas, both for their antiseptic properties and their yummy flavoring capabilities. Allow to steep for minutes before straining and drinking. The longer you steep the tea, the more potent it will be. Allow to steep in the jar for weeks, shaking daily to mix. Strain tincture using a cheesecloth or strainer. You can make this with vegetable glycerin a sweet tasting option that is great for children but doesn't have as long of a shelf life as alcohol , or even apple cider vinegar.
Tinctures made with alcohol are the most effective. All information on The Hippy Homemaker is meant for educational and informational purposes only. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their health care provider.