Organic Australian Hibiscus Flowers: Hibiscus Flowers can be used as a food colouring or to increase vitamin intake. Beautiful Vivid Red colourant!
- Make your own Tea or Bath Products
- Make your own tea - add boiling water to make fairly strongly, then sweeten heavily for a lovely tea!
- Tangy, Fruity Flavour
- Also known as Kerkadae (Famous Egyptian Tea)
- Floral Flavour
- Use a little in your soaps to add a rich, luxuriance - blend with a little boiling water, steep and use as a colourant / fragrance or add dried flowers directly on top of soap
I found this recipe for jam/jelly - It makes a delicious jam with a gorgeous colour:
2 cups of apple pectin stock (you could use water)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons of dried hibiscus flowers
Bring all to a boil, dissolve sugar and bring temperature up to 220 degrees until jell stage is reached. Ladle into hot jars and seal, process for ten minutes. I left the flowers in the jelly, because they taste good. You could strain them if you want.
*Note: Botanicals can stain & irritate some skins, please always test before use. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose or use.