Star jasmine

Been seeing this little beauty in the late afternoon for many years now, and only recently did it occur to me to look it up. Star jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) also known as Confederate jasmine or Asian star jasmine, is native to China and Japan, but is not a true variety of the jasmine species (Jasminum). In Barbados I usually see… Read More

What is tincturing?

Tincturing is when you take flowers, fruits, herbs, leaves or any other plant materials (fresh, not dried) and soak them in undenatured alcohol for a long period of time so that you can extract and capture their scent. The alcohol solution is usually stored in a clean, sterilized wide-mouth jar in a cool, dark place and at regular intervals – for… Read More