Processing Jewelweed

Last week I talked about how we harvested jewelweed to be used in our jewelweed soap and jewelweed salve.  Once Greyden and Emery collect all of the jewelweed, it’s time to process it.

Jade does “quality control on it first”.

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She sorts through and makes sure to remove any weeds or items we don’t want to use.

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Then it gets passed to Emery who puts it through the food processor.

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All the chopped-up jewelweed is then infused in organic extra-virgin olive oil.  This is a multi-step process that we’ve developed over the years that does an amazing job of getting all of the valuable properties of the plant into the olive oil.

It’s a very big job that we do.

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But fortunately it goes pretty quickly and only needs to be done once a year!

PJ

 

 

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  • sandra mcgeough

    I know that I would not want to do that no more than once a year.

    • goatmilkstuff

      LOL – you got that right! PJ