Making Slippery Elm Balls With Grandchildren

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Making Slippery Elm Balls With Grandchildren

Yes. You read that right. Let the grandchildren help make medicine. This video demonstrates how easy and fun it is to make slippery elm balls.

Many thanks to Susun Weed and Monica Jean!

You can do this with other powdered herbs. It does not have to be slippery elm. You can also add flavor by using carob or cocoa powder, or perhaps a drop of mint essential oil. Once the balls are dry they can last indefinitely. Store them in containers in a cool dark location.

For those of you like me who like things to be precise and measured you will find that this video from Mountain Rose Herbs will work for you.

Whoever said herbal medicine making couldn’t be fun clearly have not tried making these medicine balls with their grandchildren!

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  1. Susan Cooper says:

    Anytime I can make my own stuff, be it a recipe, medicine or craft item it's a good time. These do sound like fun. Adding cocoa would make them even better. 😀

    • Cheryl says:

      Yeah, cocoa is a good and tasty option.

  2. I think children would totally love to do this. My fondest childhood memories are of baking things with my Mom.

    • Cheryl says:

      Kids getting their fingers in it, fun indeed.

  3. JeriWB says:

    Yes, I agree that many happy memories can be had from making things with one's parents… even medicine balls.

    • Cheryl says:

      Especially when they are so tasty!