Meet Your Oils

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  • LAVENDER (Lavandula agustifolia)

Lavender is calming, pain relieving, and anti-spasmodic. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antifungal, and antibacterial.

  • Lavender aids digestion and supports the liver.
  • Uniquely, it is both a sedative and a stimulant so it relaxes without making you groggy.
  • It also helps to reduce fever.
  • And it encourages menstruation, when there is blockage.
  • It calms the nerves and emotions and brings them into balance.
  • It is insecticidal and was historically used as a moth repellent.
  • If you have a minor burn or sunburn, apply lavender and the pain will subside, the tissue will repair, often without scarring.

 

Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin without a carrier oil to dilute it. While those with sensitive skin should use a carrier oil, to prevent sensitization, those with hardier constitutions can get away with applying it neat to the skin. A bee sting can be rendered painless and the swelling reduced with the immediate application of lavender essential oil.

 

USES FOR LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL:

USE IT IN THE LAUNDRY

Add a few drops to your wool dryer balls to make your laundry smell fresh and clean.

IRONING SPRAY

Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil to a spray bottle of filtered water to spray linen tablecloths and pillowcases before ironing. It will make the job of ironing more pleasant and keep your linens smelling fresh and clean.

BURN AND FIRST AID OINTMENT

Use lavender essential oil in a burn ointment for sunburn

2 tbsp. of calendula infused oil

10 drops of lavender essential oil

Mix together in a 30 ml bottle. Label. Shake well before use. Apply to minor cuts, scrapes, and burns to speed healing, relieve pain, and provide an antimicrobial barrier to prevent infection.

PROMOTES RELAXATION AND SLEEP

Diffuse lavender essential oil in a bedroom to help induce deep sleep and especially to promote REM sleep and encourage dreaming. Lavender relaxes the mind and encourages the healing

phase of sleep. It also relaxes brain activity helping to calm the mind and emotions.

HELPS EASE A HEADACHE

A drop of lavender essential oil applied to the temples can ease a tension headache in a few minutes.

SPEEDS WOUND HEALING

Add a drop of lavender to a bandage and place over a cut to disinfect and speed wound healing.

  • LEMON (Citrus limon)

Citrus essential oils are cold pressed from the peels of ripe citrus fruit, unlike other essential oils that are steam distilled. The shelf life of citrus oils can be prolonged by storing the coloured glass bottles in the refrigerator, inhibiting oxidization.

  • Lemon is antiseptic.
  • It stimulates digestion by supporting the liver.
  • It prevents contagious illnesses like colds and flu when it is diffused into room air.
  • It is refreshing, uplifting, and anti-depressant.
  • I like to use lemon essential oils in my homemade cleaning products for the refreshing scent that it gives my home.

 

USES FOR LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL:

Lemon essential oil is a natural degreaser and antimicrobial. It is an excellent addition to all your homemade cleaners. If you prefer another citrus scent like grapefruit or sweet orange, you can substitute one of these for the lemon essential oil called for in the recipes in this book, without loss of effectiveness. Lemon adds a top note to essential oil and perfume blends.

 

MOSQUITO REPELLANT

Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil to ½ cup of witch hazel. Place in a spritz bottle to repel mosquitos.

WOOD CONDITIONER

Put 12 drops of lemon or other citrus oil in ¼ c.walnut oil and use it to condition wooden spoons, cutting boards, and other wooden kitchen tools. Wipe on, allow it to absorb for 10 to 15 minutes. Wipe excess oil off and buff dry.

AIR CLEANER

Diffuse lemon, grapefruit, or orange essential oil in a room to elevate mood, and clean the air of viruses and bacteria.

DISINFECTANT

Put 4 drops of lemon essential oil on a cloth and wipe door knobs, light switches, and keyboards to disinfect without water.

HAND SOFTENER

Mix together 1 tbsp. of sea salt, 1 tbsp. of coconut oil or sweet almond oil, and 6-8 drops of lemon essential oil. Rub salt-oil mixture on hands, paying attention to calluses and cuticles. Massage in for 1 minute. Rinse in warm water. Pat dry.

HAIRBRUSH AND COMB CONDITIONER

Put 5 drops of lemon essential oil into a sink of hot water. After cleaning combs and brushes of discarded hair and lint, soak combs and brushes for 15 minutes. Rinse and air dry.

 

  • PEPPERMINT (Mentha piperita)

Peppermint is bright, bold, and uplifting.

  • It will lift your mood, and energize you while it reduces stress.
  • Peppermint will calm an upset stomach or a headache.
  • It reduces pain. It strengthens.
  • It clears the sinuses and is stimulating.
  • A single drop can alleviate motion sickness. It should be used sparingly in blends for best effect.

 

*It should not be used for children under 3 years old due to its strong menthol content. For very young children infuse a carrier oil with peppermint leaves and use that oil rather than the much more concentrated essential oil.

USES FOR PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:

BREATH FRESHENER

In a purse size spray bottle mix 1 tbsp. of distilled water and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil. To use shake well, and spritz the tongue to freshen breathe. It will be strong so use sparingly.

TOOTHPASTE

Mix 1 tbsp. of coconut oil, 1 tbsp. of baking soda, and 3 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix well. Put in a small jar. Use this to moisten your toothbrush and brush your teeth. It freshens your breath, cleans your teeth, and helps with gum disease.

FOOT MASSAGE OIL

For tired, achy feet, put 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 drop of peppermint essential oil in your palm. Allow the coconut oil to melt with your body heat. Massage into the bottoms of your feet, to cool, refresh, and ease tension.

STUDYING LATE AT NIGHT

Put 4 to 8 drops of peppermint essential oil into a room diffuser to keep you alert while you are studying into the wee hours of the night. Peppermint will help you stay alert without the caffeine hit and jittery after-effects of adrenal fatigue.

CLAY POULTICE FOR ARTHRITIS RELIEF

When Arthur comes to visit make a clay poultice of 1 tbsp. French green clay and warm water. Add 3 drops of peppermint essential oil, 1 drop of lavender essential oil, and 3 drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix to form a stiff paste. Smear the mixture over the affected joints and painful areas. Cover with muslin and keep warm. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse and dry. This draws out the toxins and increases circulation in the joints, bringing relief.

DISCOURAGE MICE AND RATS FROM YOUR HOME

Dissuade mice from making your home into theirs by planting peppermint plants around the perimeter of your home and creating a perfume of 30% peppermint essential oil, 30% alcohol and 40% distilled water. Spritz around the places where evidence of mice is seen. Spray in rooms.

 

  • TEA TREE (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree essential oil is antiseptic. It is a strong antimicrobial that cleans up antibiotic resistant microbes from surfaces. It is also antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic. Use it to treat insect bites, open wounds, and to repel biting insects.

It quickly penetrates tissue and can be applied on the skin to bring benefit to internal infections. On the farms it is used to treat milking does with hot, red lumps on their udders with tea tree oil in a salve. The tea tree penetrates the udder tissue and in most cases relieves the mastitis in a few days. It’s one of the few things that can reach mastitis in the udder tissue.

 

USES OF TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL:

TICK REPELLANT

Put 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, vodka, or cider vinegar and 1 tsp of tea tree essential oil in a spritz bottle. Shake well and spray the tops of your shoes, pant legs, and exposed skin. It will repel ticks and keep them from hanging on. We also use this to treat our llamas’ legs, to keep the ticks from grabbing on as they graze in the long grass.

Warning: Don’t use it on dogs, cats, or rabbits though. Pets will lick their legs and feet. They lack the liver enzymes to break down tea tree essential oil and it can cause toxicity and even death.

ITCH BE GONE

Use a cotton ball to apply to insect bites and stings to reduce inflammation, decrease itching, and prevent bacterial infection. Children and sensitive people should use 1 tsp. of carrier oil per drop of tea tree essential oil.

TICK REMOVAL

Apply 1 drop of tea tree essential oil on the backside of tick. It will kill the tick and make removal easier.

DISINFECTANT AND CLEANER

Add tea tree essential oil to your all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant to kill germs and make clean up easier.

GOO REMOVER

Use tea tree oil neat on chewing gum, sticky tree sap, or glue to remove the residue from hair, clothing, skin, or wood surfaces. It may remove the finish on some wood surfaces, so test in an inconspicuous area first.

WART REMOVER

Use 1 drop of tea tree essential oil on a wart on your hands or feet. Cover with a bandage and keep the area dry for at least 1 hour. Repeat twice a day until the wart falls off.

TOOTHACHE RELIEF

Tea Tree essential oil is a very effective antimicrobial to combat tooth abscesses and gum infections. While not a substitute for professional dental care, rubbing one drop of tea tree oil along the gum, and around the infected area, can buy you some time, when you are dealing with a painful abscess.

 

 

  • EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus sp.)

Eucalyptus is a wakeup call. It is strongly menthol and is the scent most commonly associated with vapour rubs and cold remedies. It clears the sinuses and relieves chest and sinus congestion. It is a strong disinfectant and deodorizer and is a common ingredient in household cleaning products, laundry products, and cold remedies.

  • Eucalyptus is pain relieving, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-arthritic, and antiseptic.
  • It relieves nerve pain, and is anti-spasmodic.
  • It helps during colds and flu because it is anti-viral, and decongestant.
  • It relieves a fever, and helps make a cough more productive.
  • Eucalyptus blends well with peppermint and tea tree in blends formulated to relieve an unproductive cough and open the breathing.
  • Eucalyptus is a good addition to muscle rubs, where pain relief and increased circulation is beneficial.

CAUTION:

  • There are several different essential oils labelled as Eucalyptus. All have strong decongestant and expectorant qualities. They vary in the percentage of ketones. Since ketones can be problematic for children under 10 and pregnant women, Eucalyptus dives, and globulus should not be used for children under 10 and pregnant women. E. polybractea is safe and is recommended for room diffusers, where pregnant women and young children are present. Eucalyptus radiata is safe for everyone.

USES FOR EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL

EUCALYPTUS WOOL WASH

Add 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the final rinse water when washing wool socks, sweaters, shawls, hats, or mittens. Eucalyptus repels wool moths and conditions wool.

EUCALYPTUS CHEST RUB

1 tbsp. cocoa butter

1 tbsp. sweet almond oil

6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

Melt cocoa butter and sweet almond oil together over low heat. Blend well and allow the carrier oils to cool slightly. Add essential oils and stir well. Place in a well capped jar.

To use apply to the chest, the back, or the bottoms of the feet to relieve achy muscles, chest congestion, fever, and stuffy nose.

Use cautiously with children under 10, pregnant and nursing mothers. See the caution above.

REPEL FLEAS

Eucalyptus should not be sprayed directly on pets. However, a collar to which a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil has been applied, will repel fleas for several days. Reapply the eucalyptus essential oil to the collar, as necessary to maintain protection.

ROOM FRESHENER

Diffuse 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil in a room diffuser to cleanse the air, and combat viruses and microbes. It will make breathing easier and relieve the stuffy, clogged feeling in your sinuses and the scratchy feeling in your throat.

SHOWER PUCK FOR COLDS AND CONGESTION

Add 15 drops of eucalyptus, 1 tsp. of citric acid, and 1 tbsp. of baking soda to a bowl. Mix together and press into a silicone candy mold. Allow to harden overnight. Place on the floor of the shower stall during a hot shower. As the shower puck dissolves in the steam, eucalyptus will remove sluggishness from your brain, increase alertness, and loosen sinuses and chest congestion.

Kombuçay Atölyesi – İstanbul

Evinizde kendi kombuçayınızı yapmayı öğrenin. Kolay, eğlenceli ve maliyetsiz. / Learn how to make your own Kombucha at home! It’s easy, fun and inexpensive.

Scroll down for English. (Workshop language – English and Turkish)

* Atölye hem İngilizce hem de Türkçe yapılacaktır.

kombucayı kombuchaAtölye yeri: Coffee Brew Lab, Yeni Çarşı Cad, 5/B, Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Tarih: Aralik 10, 2017

Saat: 11:30 – 13:00

Ücret: 75 TL
Atölye ücretine; artık sizin olacak, evinize götüreceğiniz ve bundan sonra kendi çayınızı mayalayabileceğiniz Kombuçay mantarı, başlangıç çayı, tarif kitapçığı ve atölye esnasında farklı tatlarda ve farklı mayalanma sürelerinde hazırlanmış kombuçayların denemesini de dahildir.

Kapasite sınırlıdır. Katılmadan önce kayıt yaptırılması ve yerinizin kesinleştirilmesi gereklidir. Lütfen katılım için özelden mesaj atarak yerinizi ayırtın.

Not: Facebook ilanında ‘going’ seçeneği yerinizi ayırtmak için yeterli değildir, özelden mesaj da atmanız gerekmektedir.
Early bird tickets available now @ http://simplybyana.com/product/kombucay-atolyesi-kombucha-workshop

Kombuçay siyah çay ve şekerin fermente edilmesiyle elde edilmiş lezzetli bir içecektir. İçeriğinde yüksek miktarda probiyotik, çeşitli vitamin ve enzimler bulunmaktadır. Kombuçay, karaciğerin ve vücudun temizlenmesine, sindirim sisteminin düzenlenmesine, vücuttaki iltihaplanmaların azalmasına, genel enerjinizin artmasına, moral seviyenizin artmasına, kandida seviyenizin düşmesine, besin kayıplarınızın azalmasına ve kilo kaybına yardımcı mucize bir içecektir.

Bilinen en eski Kombuçay kullanımı 2000 yıl önce Çin’dedir. Kayıtlarda ‘sonsuzluk iksiri’ olarak geçmekte ve yüzyıllardır Doğu Avrupa, Rusya ve Japonya’da tüketilmektedir.

Son 5-10 yıldır Batı Avrupa ve Amerika’da keşfedilmeye başlanmış ve hızla kullanımı artmaktadır.

Atölyede; Kombuçay’ın faydalarından daha detaylı bahsedeceğiz, evde kendi kendinize fermente etmenin metodlarını, ikinci fermentasyonu, çayınızı çeşitli meyvelerle tatlandırma yöntemlerini uygulamalı olarak anlatacağız ve konuyla ilgili sorularınızı cevaplamaya çalışacağız.

KombucayBu atölye bendeniz, tecrübeli bir kombuçay mayalayıcısı, sağlıklı yaşam tutkunu, anne, eş, yogi ve gelecekte çiftçi olmak hayalinde olan çevre mühendisi Ana Solak from Simply By Ana tarafından yapılacaktır. Ana çocukları ve eşi için kimyasallardan arındırılmış ve tamamen doğal ürünlerden oluşan bir hayat ve ortam hazırlamaya çalışırken tecrübelerini de sizinle paylaşmak ister.

Kombuçayla ilgili tecrübelerini ve bilgilerini paylaşmak isteyen katılımcıları zevkle dinlemeye hazırız.

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Join me on a Sunday morning (coffee’s on me :D) while we talk about this amazing, healthy and tasty drink – Kombucha!

Where: Coffee Brew Lab, Yeni Çarşı Cad, 5/B, Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Date: Dec 10, 2017 

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Fee: 75 TL 
Workshop fee includes your very own Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, everything you need to start brewing at home, printed instructions for homebrewing and tasting of several different kombucha flavors.

Limited spots available. Registration is required; send me a DM to reserve a spot.
Note: Your Facebook status *Going* will not serve to hold your spot.
Early bird tickets available now @ http://simplybyana.com/product/kombucay-atolyesi-kombucha-workshop

Kombucha is a delicious, traditional fermented drink made with black tea and sugar. It is full of probiotics, a variety of vitamins and enzymes. It helps detoxify the liver, cleanse the body, improves digestion, reduces inflammation, increases overall energy, improves mood, reduces Candida (yeast), helps nutrient assimilation and may be beneficial for weight loss.

The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China from more than two thousand years. It was known as “The Tea of Immortality” and It has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Japan for several centuries.

For the last 5-10 years, it became very a very popular drink in Europe and America and people are raving about this health elixir.

In the Kombucha Homebrewing Workshop, we will cover the health benefits of kombucha, basics of kombucha homebrewing, second fermentation, flavoring ideas and tips along with any questions you may have about brewing this tasty and amazing drink.

This workshop is led by Ana Solak from Simply By Ana , M.S.Env.Eng., a homebrewer, healthy life enthusiast, mom, wife, yogi and a farmer wanna-be. Ana is passionate about creating a chemical-free and natural home products for her kids and husband and wishes to share her knowledge with others.

Trobleshooting Kombucha

• It is normal for the scoby to float on the top, bottom, or sideways in the jar. It is also normal for brown strings to form below the scoby or to collect on the bottom. If your scoby develops a hole, bumps, dried patches, darker brown patches, or clear jelly-like patches, it is still fine to use. Usually these are all indicative of changes in the environment of your kitchen and not a problem with the scoby itself.
• Kombucha will start off with a neutral aroma and then smell progressively more vinegary as brewing progresses. If it starts to smell cheesy, rotten, or otherwise unpleasant, this is a sign that something has gone wrong. If you see no signs of mold on the scoby, discard the liquid and begin again with fresh tea. If you do see signs of mold, discard both the scoby and the liquid and begin again with new ingredients.
• A scoby will last a very long time, but it’s not indestructible. If the scoby becomes black, that is a sign that it has passed its lifespan. If it develops green or black mold, it has become infected. In both of these cases, throw away the scoby and begin again.
• To prolong the life and maintain the health of your scoby, stick to the ratio of sugar, tea, starter tea, and water outlined in the recipe. You should also peel off the bottom (oldest) layer every few batches. This can be discarded, composted or used to start a new batch of kombucha.

• If you’re ever in doubt about whether there is a problem with your scoby, just continue brewing batches but discard the kombucha they make. If there’s a problem, it will get worse over time and become very apparent. If it’s just a natural aspect of the scoby, then it will stay consistent from batch to batch and the kombucha is fine for drinking.

For any questions, doubts, advice you can contact me on ana@simplybyana.com or simply WhatsApp me at +90 532 134 37 95.

Good Luck And Have Fun With Kombucha Homebrewing! 🙂

Yours,

 

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What Do I Do After The First Fermentation Is Over?

  1. Remove the scoby: Before proceeding, prepare and cool another pot of strong tea for your next batch of kombucha, as outlined above. With clean hands, gently lift the scoby out of the Kombucha and set it on a clean plate. As you do, check it over and remove the bottom layer if the scoby is getting very thick (optional). In every batch, you will have a new baby Kombucha SCOBY. After it becomes stronger and thicker, you can start making another batch of Kombucha with that SCOBY.
  2. Bottle the finished Kombucha: Measure out your starter tea from this batch of Kombucha and set it aside for the next batch. Pour the fermented kombucha (straining, if desired) into bottles using the small funnel, along with any juice, herbs, or fruit you may want to use as flavoring, in the second fermentation. Leave about a half inch of headroom in each bottle. (Alternatively, infuse the kombucha with flavorings for up to four days in another covered jar, strain, and then bottle.)
  3. Carbonate and refrigerate the finished kombucha: Store the bottled kombucha at room temperature out of direct sunlight and allow 1 to 4 days for the kombucha to carbonate. Until you get a feel for how quickly your kombucha carbonates, it’s helpful to keep it in plastic bottles; the kombucha is carbonated when the bottles feel rock solid. Refrigerate to stop fermentation and carbonation, and then consume your kombucha within a month.
  4. Make a fresh batch of kombucha: Clean the jar being used for kombucha fermentation. It is enough to rinse it with water and just wash it with detergent every 3-4 batches, even less. After washing with the detergent it is very important to clean all the residual detergent, so the harsh chemicals from the detergent don’t harm the SCOBY. After thoroughly rinsing with water, rinse also with a white vinegar, so it collects all the residual detergent. Combine the starter tea from your last batch of kombucha with the fresh batch of sugary tea, and pour it into the fermentation jar. Slide the scoby on top, cover, and ferment for 5 to 30 days.
Recipe Notes
  • Batch Size: To increase or decrease the amount of kombucha you make, maintain the basic ratio of 12 tablespoons of sugar, 8 bags of tea, and 250ml-500ml starter tea per 4-liter batch. One scoby will ferment any size batch, though larger batches may take longer.
  • Putting Kombucha on Pause: If you’ll be away for 6 weeks or less, just make a fresh batch and leave it on your counter. It will likely be too vinegary to drink by the time you get back, but the scoby will be fine. For longer breaks, store the scoby in a fresh batch of the tea base with starter tea and every 4-6 weeks add fresh sweet tea. This is called a “SCOBY hotel”. A liquid evaporates in time, so take care that SCOBY doesn’t stay without enough sweet tea.

 

 

  • Other Tea Options: Black tea tends to be the easiest and most reliable for the scoby to ferment into kombucha, but once your scoby is going strong, you can try branching out into other kinds. Green tea, white tea, oolong tea, or a even mix of these make especially good kombucha. Herbal teas are okay, but be sure to use at least a few bags of black tea in the mix to make sure the scoby is getting all the nutrients it needs. Avoid any teas that contain oils, like earl grey or flavored teas.

After you have few baby SCOBYs, you can always keep one in a sweet black tea batch and experiment with other SCOBYs. If something goes wrong, you will always have a healthy one waiting for you. 🙂

  • Avoid Prolonged Contact with Metal: Avoid fermenting or bottling the kombucha in anything that brings them into contact with metal. Metals, especially reactive metals like aluminum, can give the kombucha a metallic flavor and weaken the scoby over time. The best material for kombucha brewing is a glass and stainless-steel jars, as they are very passive and don’t react with the acidy kombucha tea.

Do you have more questions about Kombucha homebrewing? Click here for more answer.

For any questions, doubts, advice you can contact me on ana@simplybyana.com or simply WhatsApp me at +90 532 134 37 95.

Good Luck And Have Fun With Kombucha Homebrewing! 🙂

Yours,

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For any questions, doubts, advice you can contact me on ana@simplybyana.com or simply WhatsApp me at +90 532 134 37 95.

Good Luck And Have Fun With Kombucha Homebrewing! 🙂

Yours,

 

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How To Make Kombucha Tea

  1. Gather Equipment for Making Kombucha Tea

Making kombucha tea at home is easy, and it only requires a few pieces of equipment to get started.

You will need:

  • Glass Jar (4-liter jar)Kombucha Workshop Simply by Ana
  • Plastic or Wooden Stirring Utensil
  • Tight-Weave Cloth
  • Something to secure the cover to the jar (rubber band)

 

  1. Gather Ingredients for Making Kombucha

Below is a list of ingredients needed for making a kombucha.

  • Drinkable Water
  • White Sugar
  • Tea Bags or Loose Tea. Black tea works best but there are options you can use after your kombucha is reliably culturing for a few batches.
  • Starter Tea (the liquid that came with the SCOBY)
  • Kombucha SCOBY
3. Select Ingredient Ratios for Making Different Amounts of Kombucha

KOMBUCHA INGREDIENT RATIOS – (for your first batch make a 2-liter batch, then after that, you can make bigger batches.)

1 liter Batch:

  • 1 tablespoon* loose tea OR 2 tea bags
  • 3 tablespoons* sugar
  • 500ml-750ml water
  • 125ml starter tea

*tablespoon – big spoon – yemek kaşığı

2 liter Batch:

  • 2 tablespoon* loose tea OR 4 tea bags
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1500ml-1750ml water
  • 250ml starter tea

4 liter Batch:

  • 3 tablespoons* loose tea OR 8 tea bags
  • 12 tablespoons* sugar
  • 3.5 l water
  • 250ml-500ml starter tea
  1. Follow Instructions for Making Kombucha Tea

There are several ways you can make tea for Kombucha brewing. Usually, in Turkey, people have teapot where you can make strong black tea and then dilute it with water in a jar. This is how I do, but everyone finds his/her own system. 🙂

Instructions no.1

  1. Make Black Tea in a teapot. (the amount of water is not important in this step.)
  2. Combine Black Tea, sugar and cold drinkable water in a jar.
  3. Stir and dissolve the sugar.
  4. When the sweet tea in the jar is at the room temperatureadd starter te a and the Kombucha SCOBY.
  5. Cover the jar with a cloth, secure the cloth with a rubber band
  6. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for 7-30 days, or to taste. The longer the kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more vinegary it will taste.
  7. Pour kombucha off the top of the jar for consuming. Retain the SCOBY and enough liquid from the bottom of the jar to use as starter tea for the next batch.
  8. The finished kombucha can be flavored and bottled if desired or enjoyed plain.

Instructions no.2

  1. Combine hot water and sugar in a glass jar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. The water should be hot enough to steep the tea but does not have to be boiling.   
  2. Place the tea or tea bags in the sugar water to steep.

NOTE: Using a metal tea ball to contain loose tea for making kombucha is acceptable. The tea ball should be removed before adding the SCOBY and starter tea, so the tea ball will not come into contact with the SCOBY.

  1. Cool the mixture to room temperature. The tea may be left in the liquid as it cools or removed after the first 10-15 minutes. The longer the tea is left in the liquid, the stronger the tea will be. 
  1. Remove the tea bags or completely strain the loose tea leaves from the liquid.
  2. Add starter tea from a previous batch to the liquid. If you do not have starter tea, distilled white vinegar may be substituted.
  3. Add a kombucha SCOBY.
  4. Cover the jar with a tight-weave towel or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band.
  5. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed at 68-85°F, out of direct sunlight, for 7-30 days, or to taste. The longer the kombucha ferments, the less sweet and more vinegary it will taste.
  6. Pour kombucha off the top of the jar for consuming. Retain the SCOBY and enough liquid from the bottom of the jar to use as starter tea for the next batch.
  7. The finished kombucha can be flavored and bottled if desired or enjoyed plain

Check the links below for more info on Kombucha Homebrewing:

What Do I Do After The First Fermentation Is Over?

Troubleshooting Kombucha

For any questions, doubts, advice you can contact me on ana@simplybyana.com or simply WhatsApp me at +90 532 134 37 95.

Good Luck And Have Fun With Kombucha Homebrewing! 🙂

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About Me

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Welcome to Simply By Ana.

I’m Ana, a homebrewer, healthy life enthusiast, mom, wife, yogi and a farmer wanna-be.

I’m passionate about creating a chemical-free and natural home products for my family and friends and I have been interested in all things health since as long as I remember and the time has come to share this love with others. My degree is in Environmental Engineering and I’ve been always enjoying in everything that has to do with protection of our environment and nature.

I’m making healthy living accessible by teaching and showing people that they can simply do it. 🙂

Check out upcoming events in your area.

Here is more about me:

This is first #fridayintroductions of mine and while İ was posting this photo, in the depth of my eyes, my smile and in my wrinkles, İ saw many, many dear and less dear experiences and memories,İ saw people and everything that’s part of my life and what made me exactly the person İ am today. İ realized it will be hard to give a short introduction to who İ am, because we are so many things together. But İ will try and keep these regular,so we can meet more, connect and share our stories. Here is a short #fridayintroduction My name is Ana and I am an Expat Woman in Turkey. I am a stay at home mom to a three-year-old boy and one baby boy. My husband is Turkish. I come from Serbia and culture is in many ways similar to Turkish, but also in so many ways very different. I had my portion of adaptation and sometimes I think it will last forever in a way. I love Turkey and am surrounded by amazing people, I enjoy Turkish food and culture, great nature, four seas that surround this amazing land and of course love the history and old stories of Anatolia. I feel blessed that I get to live in Turkey. I enjoy yoga, healthy food and new sugar-free but sweet recipes :), good movies, nice long walks, interesting conversations over a cup of coffee and new and old friendships. . What is your story? How do you feel today? Write in comments – let’s connect. www.expatwomeninturkey.com . . . #expatwoman #expatwomeninturkey #expatsturkey #expatsinturkey #expatmom #stayathomemom #stayathomemoms #turkeyexpats #turkiye #istanbul #expatsistanbul #expatankara #introduce #instaexpat #expat #onlinefriends #instafriends

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Essential Oils Workshop

Learn How To Use Essential Oils In Your Daily Life. Improve your health, mood, decrease use of harsh chemicals in everyday life and support your immune system with essential oils.

I’ve been using essential oils for many years and if you would like to create chemical-free cleaning products, support your health and the health of your loved ones with essential oils then join my Essential Oils Workshop.

In the workshop we answer the following questions:

  • What are essential oils?
  • What can I use essential oils for?
  • How can I tell the quality of an essential oil?
  • How can I safely use essential oils in my home?
  • Which essential oils are right for me?

Check out “Essential Oil Starter Kit” that can help you immediately start using essential oils in your daily life. I will be with you on every step on the way by providing online support.

Kombucha Workshops

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Learn How To Brew Kombucha At Home.

Next Kombucha Workshop will be in Istanbul, on Sunday, Dec 10.2017. – read more about it here

In the Kombucha Homebrewing Workshop, we cover following:

  • The health benefits of kombucha
  • Basics of kombucha homebrewing
  • Second fermentation
  • Flavoring ideas and tips along with any questions you may have about brewing this tasty and amazing drink.

During The workshop, you will taste few flavors of kombucha and you will take home your very own Starter Kit, which includes a Kombucha SCOBY and a starter tea.

If you can’t make it to one of the workshops, don’t be sad, you can get yourself a Kombucha Homebrewing Starter Kit and with my online support, you will be able to make yourself Kombucha Tea in no time. 🙂

My heart is full, my eyes are smiling, my feet are tired, my soul is thankful! Oh so much! #Kombucha workshop in Istanbul was more than amazing, so many unique and special people joined. There was something for everyone. We had sips of black tea and green tea Kombucha, with ginger and strawberry, we learned from each other, we helped each other go one step up towards our personal goals, we laughed, we exchanged our stories… it was just an explosion of positive energy! I am looking forward to many many workshops in the future! We are all soulmates in a way and we should connect! : I am blessed with my family that gives me support and make these workshops work. It’s a team work, I try never to forget that! Also big thanks goes to @coffeebrewlab, one of the best coffee shops in Istanbul. Thank you for hosting, for your open doors and great coffee! : Next stop ~ #Belgrade 🙂 🙂 🙂 . . #kombuchateamaking #kombuçay #kombuchaworkshop #brewyourown #brewyourbooch #Kombuchatea #loveyourgut #probiyotik #probiotik #probiotics #turkey #turkiye #turska #kombu #fit #healthymom #healthy #saglik #saglikli #saglikliyasam #zdravahrana #zdrava

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Kombucha Workshop BEYOĞLU June 17

Learn how to make your own Kombucha at home! It’s easy, fun and inexpensive. Let’s learn together and have our morning coffee in one of the best third wave cafes in Istanbul. Your coffee’s on me! 🙂 / Evinizde kendi kombuçayınızı yapmayı öğrenin. Kolay, eğlenceli ve maliyetsiz.

On the same day, there will be one workshop in English (at 11:00 AM) and the second one in Turkish (at 1:30 PM). / Atölye farklı saatlerde hem İngilizce (saat 11:00) hem Türkçe (saat 13:30) yapılacaktır.

Where: Coffee Brew Lab, Yeni Çarşı Cad, 5/B, Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Date: June 17, 2017

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Fee: 60 TL
Workshop fee includes your very own Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, everything you need to start brewing at home, printed instructions for homebrewing and tasting of several different kombucha flavors.

Limited spots available. Registration is required; send me a DM to reserve a spot.
Note: Your Facebook status *Going* will not serve to hold your spot. Please, try to send me a message to save your spot as I am preparing a fresh kombucha SCOBY for everyone, I don’t want anyone goes home without his/her own scoby.

Kombucha is a delicious, traditional fermented drink made of black tea and sugar. It is full of probiotics, a variety of vitamins and enzymes. It helps detoxify the liver, cleanse the body, improves digestion, reduces inflammation, increases overall energy, improves mood, reduces Candida (yeast), helps nutrient assimilation and may be beneficial for weight loss.

The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China from more than two thousand years. It was known as “The Tea of Immortality” and It has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Japan for several centuries.

For the last 5-10 years, it became very a very popular drink in Europe and America and people are raving about this health elixir.

In the Kombucha Homebrewing Workshop, we will cover the health benefits of kombucha, basics of kombucha homebrewing, second fermentation, flavoring ideas and tips along with any questions you may have about brewing this tasty and amazing drink.

This workshop is led by Ana Solak from Simply By Ana , M.S.Env.Eng., a homebrewer, healthy life enthusiast, mom, wife, yogi and a farmer wanna-be. Ana is passionate about creating a chemical-free and natural home products for her kids and husband and wishes to share her knowledge with others.
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Atölye yeri: Coffee Brew Lab, Yeni Çarşı Cad, 5/B, Beyoğlu/Istanbul

Tarih: Haziran 17, 2017

Saat: 13:30 – 15:00

Ücret: 60 TL

Atölye ücretine; artık sizin olacak, evinize götüreceğiniz ve bundan sonra kendi çayınızı mayalayabileceğiniz Kombuçay mantarı, başlangıç çayı, tarif kitapçığı ve atölye esnasında farklı tatlarda ve farklı mayalanma sürelerinde hazırlanmış kombuçayların denemesini de dahildir.

Kapasite sınırlıdır. Katılmadan önce kayıt yaptırılması ve yerinizin kesinleştirilmesi gereklidir. Lütfen katılım için özelden mesaj atarak yerinizi ayırtın.

Not: Facebook ilanında ‘going’ seçeneği yerinizi ayırtmak için yeterli değildir, özelden mesaj da atmanız gerekmektedir.

Kombuçay siyah çay ve şekerin fermente edilmesiyle elde edilmiş lezzetli bir içecektir. İçeriğinde yüksek miktarda probiyotik, çeşitli vitamin ve enzimler bulunmaktadır. Kombuçay, karaciğerin ve vücudun temizlenmesine, sindirim sisteminin düzenlenmesine, vücuttaki iltihaplanmaların azalmasına, genel enerjinizin artmasına, moral seviyenizin artmasına, kandida seviyenizin düşmesine, besin kayıplarınızın azalmasına ve kilo kaybına yardımcı mucize bir içecektir.

Bilinen en eski Kombuçay kullanımı 2000 yıl önce Çin’dedir. Kayıtlarda ‘sonsuzluk iksiri’ olarak geçmekte ve yüzyıllardır Doğu Avrupa, Rusya ve Japonya’da tüketilmektedir.

Son 5-10 yıldır Batı Avrupa ve Amerika’da keşfedilmeye başlanmış ve hızla kullanımı artmaktadır.

Atölyede; Kombuçay’ın faydalarından daha detaylı bahsedeceğiz, evde kendi kendinize fermente etmenin metodlarını, ikinci fermentasyonu, çayınızı çeşitli meyvelerle tatlandırma yöntemlerini uygulamalı olarak anlatacağız ve konuyla ilgili sorularınızı cevaplamaya çalışacağız.

Bu atölye bendeniz, tecrübeli bir kombuçay mayalayıcısı, sağlıklı yaşam tutkunu, anne, eş, yogi ve gelecekte çiftçi olmak hayalinde olan çevre mühendisi Ana Solak from Simply By Ana tarafından yapılacaktır. Ana çocukları ve eşi için kimyasallardan arındırılmış ve tamamen doğal ürünlerden oluşan bir hayat ve ortam hazırlamaya çalışırken tecrübelerini de sizinle paylaşmak ister.

Kombuçayla ilgili tecrübelerini ve bilgilerini paylaşmak isteyen katılımcıları zevkle dinlemeye hazırız.

Kombucha Workshop KADIKOY June 18

On the same day, there will be one workshop in English (at 11:00AM) and second one in Turkish (at 13:30PM). / Atölye farklı saatlerde hem İngilizce (saat 11:00) hem Türkçe (saat 13:30) yapılacaktır.

Evinizde kendi kombuçayınızı yapmayı öğrenin. Kolay, eğlenceli ve maliyetsiz. / Learn how to make your own Kombucha at home! It’s easy, fun and inexpensive.

Please scroll down for the English version.

Atölye yeri: Santral Coffee House, Sahrayı Cedit Mahallesi, Atatürk Cd. 63/A, 34736 Kadıköy/İstanbul

Tarih: Haziran 18, 2017

Saat: 13:30 – 15:00

Ücret: 60 TL

Atölye ücretine; artık sizin olacak, evinize götüreceğiniz ve bundan sonra kendi çayınızı mayalayabileceğiniz Kombuçay mantarı, başlangıç çayı, tarif kitapçığı ve atölye esnasında farklı tatlarda ve farklı mayalanma sürelerinde hazırlanmış kombuçayların denemesini de dahildir.

Kapasite sınırlıdır. Katılmadan önce kayıt yaptırılması ve yerinizin kesinleştirilmesi gereklidir. Lütfen katılım için özelden mesaj atarak yerinizi ayırtın.

Not: Facebook ilanında ‘going’ seçeneği yerinizi ayırtmak için yeterli değildir, özelden mesaj da atmanız gerekmektedir.

Kombuçay siyah çay ve şekerin fermente edilmesiyle elde edilmiş lezzetli bir içecektir. İçeriğinde yüksek miktarda probiyotik, çeşitli vitamin ve enzimler bulunmaktadır. Kombuçay, karaciğerin ve vücudun temizlenmesine, sindirim sisteminin düzenlenmesine, vücuttaki iltihaplanmaların azalmasına, genel enerjinizin artmasına, moral seviyenizin artmasına, kandida seviyenizin düşmesine, besin kayıplarınızın azalmasına ve kilo kaybına yardımcı mucize bir içecektir.

Bilinen en eski Kombuçay kullanımı 2000 yıl önce Çin’dedir. Kayıtlarda ‘sonsuzluk iksiri’ olarak geçmekte ve yüzyıllardır Doğu Avrupa, Rusya ve Japonya’da tüketilmektedir.

Son 5-10 yıldır Batı Avrupa ve Amerika’da keşfedilmeye başlanmış ve hızla kullanımı artmaktadır.

Atölyede; Kombuçay’ın faydalarından daha detaylı bahsedeceğiz, evde kendi kendinize fermente etmenin metodlarını, ikinci fermentasyonu, çayınızı çeşitli meyvelerle tatlandırma yöntemlerini uygulamalı olarak anlatacağız ve konuyla ilgili sorularınızı cevaplamaya çalışacağız.

Bu atölye bendeniz, tecrübeli bir kombuçay mayalayıcısı, sağlıklı yaşam tutkunu, anne, eş, yogi ve gelecekte çiftçi olmak hayalinde olan çevre mühendisi Ana Solak from Simply By Ana tarafından yapılacaktır. Ana çocukları ve eşi için kimyasallardan arındırılmış ve tamamen doğal ürünlerden oluşan bir hayat ve ortam hazırlamaya çalışırken tecrübelerini de sizinle paylaşmak ister.

Kombuçayla ilgili tecrübelerini ve bilgilerini paylaşmak isteyen katılımcıları zevkle dinlemeye hazırız.

————————–————————–————————–————
On the same day, there will be one workshop in English (at 11:00AM) and second one in Turkish (at 13:30PM).

Where: Santral Coffee House, Sahrayı Cedit Mahallesi, Atatürk Cd. 63/A, 34736 Kadıköy/İstanbul

Date: June 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Fee: 60 TL
Workshop fee includes your very own Kombucha SCOBY, starter tea, everything you need to start brewing at home, printed instructions for homebrewing and tasting of several different kombucha flavors.

Limited spots available. Registration is required; send me a DM to reserve a spot.
Note: Your Facebook status *Going* will not serve to hold your spot.

Kombucha is a delicious, traditional fermented drink made of black tea and sugar. It is full of probiotics, a variety of vitamins and enzymes. It helps detoxify the liver, cleanse the body, improves digestion, reduces inflammation, increases overall energy, improves mood, reduces Candida (yeast), helps nutrient assimilation and may be beneficial for weight loss.

The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China from more than two thousand years. It was known as “The Tea of Immortality” and It has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Japan for several centuries.

For the last 5-10 years, it became very a very popular drink in Europe and America and people are raving about this health elixir.

In the Kombucha Homebrewing Workshop, we will cover the health benefits of kombucha, basics of kombucha homebrewing, second fermentation, flavoring ideas and tips along with any questions you may have about brewing this tasty and amazing drink.

This workshop is led by Ana Solak from Simply By Ana , M.S.Env.Eng., a homebrewer, healthy life enthusiast, mom, wife, yogi and a farmer wanna-be. Ana is passionate about creating a chemical-free and natural home products for her kids and husband and wishes to share her knowledge with others.