Many Benefits and Uses for Homemade Kombucha
You’ve probably heard about kombucha, and you might’ve even tried some from the grocery store or that friends have made. If you are a newbie to kombucha, you’ll quickly find that the options from your local market might not be quite to your liking. They might have flavors that don’t sit right with you, or they might not be quite as healthy as they claim. That’s why it’s important to learn the many benefits and uses of homemade Kombucha. You will find that homemade options offer quite a few benefits for your health and more.
Some Love the Taste
Many people love the taste of kombucha, which is fermented from tea and sugar. It has a somewhat fizzy feel to it, and it is filled with probiotics. The taste of the kombucha can vary based on what is put into it as a means to flavor it.
Health Benefits for the Gut and Beyond
The nature of the drink makes it a probiotic, which means that it is good for gut health. It includes live bacteria and healthy microbes that can work wonders for the digestive system.
Kombucha is also a good antioxidant, which can help to reduce inflammation in the body. The drink is typically rich in B vitamins, along with organic acids and minerals. It can find against bad microbes in the body, helping to make your insides healthier. Kombucha can even help the liver to remove unwanted elements from the body.
Some have found that it has helped them to lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, and improve liver function. Of course, there are plenty of other benefits that come with drinking homemade kombucha, too.
It Is More Affordable than Buying Kombucha in the Store
Why would you want to learn how to make kombucha when you could instead just buy some from the store? The cost is a major factor. If you hope to get the benefits of the kombucha, you are going to need to drink it regularly. This would get expensive if you were buying it in the store, as each bottle will cost at least $3, and sometimes quite a bit more.
This means you would be paying about $24 for a gallon of the stuff. On the other hand, when you make your own, you are only going to be paying about $2 a gallon. Those are some substantial savings right there.
Brewing Your Own Will Give You More Control
One of the other benefits of making your own is that you will control the ingredients. You know the quality of what’s going into the drink, and you aren’t just leaving it up to some manufacturer. More control means you can eventually make it perfectly suited to your tastebuds.
It’s Fun to Make and Share the Many Benefits and Uses with Others
Of course, once you learn to make your own kombucha, you will find that it’s not only easy, but it is also fun. You can find ways to create some interesting flavors, teach friends how to make them, and then share some of your creations. It’s a good time for all.
Many Other Benefits and Uses for Homemade Kombucha
Kombucha has more than just health benefits and taste going for it. You will find that there are many other benefits and uses for kombucha around the house that you might never have considered.
Did you know that you can use kombucha to turn flour into a sourdough starter, so you can start baking bread? You could also pour some kombucha over half a jar of yellow mustard seeds. Leave the mixture at room temp and out of the sun for between one week and a month. Closely continue adding kombucha whenever the liquid level drops. You want to keep the seeds covered. Blend it up to get the consistency you want, and you have unique new mustard.
Due to the taste of kombucha, you could also use it as a replacement for vinegar when you are creating a salad dressing. Just add some oil, salt, and other herbs and put it on top of your salad.
Improve Your Skin and Hair
Although it might not be the first thing you think about when you are making kombucha, it can help with your skin. You could create your own skin toner by diluting it with equal parts filtered water, or a floral hydrosol. This will give it a nicer smell. This can be stored at room temperature for about a week. If you want it to last longer, put it in the refrigerator.
Use some of the kombucha in the shower to rinse your hair. It can give it a nice shine and make it softer to the touch.
These are just some of the many ways you can use kombucha. Once you start making it and finding out more of the ways you can use it around the house, you are going to want to make extra batches just so you can have enough!
Learn to Make Your Own Homemade Kombucha for the Many Benefits and Uses
You will find that brewing your own can be fun and more affordable. Best of all, you can learn how to brew kombucha with us at Stoney Creek Farm. On Sunday, October 9 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., you can take our class
This class will cost $35, which includes a kit with instructions, a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), organic black tea, and organic cane sugar.
During the class, you will see a demonstration of how to make the kombucha, as well as how to flavor it once it is done. You’ll learn how to save starter liquid from one batch to continue another batch.
There will also be a tasting of flavored kombucha. We’ll be discussing the many benefits and uses of homemade kombucha, as well.
If you have been curious about kombucha, or if you had a bad experience in the past and have avoided it sense, it’s time to get started. Consider all of these benefits discussed above and then learn how to make your own. It’s easier than you might think.