A beautiful addition to your teas or bath products. A little goes a Loooong way with these. They add color and interest and can be used sparingly.
Sold by the 1/2 oz bag. Keep in an airtight container.
1/2 oz = appx 1 cup
Botanical Name: Carthamus tinctorius
Common Name: American saffron, dyers' saffron, false saffron, Azafran
Normally grown for its oil, dried safflower can be used in recipes in place of saffron as a much less expensive substitute (it is also known as “false saffron”). The petals of the native American plant make a pleasant tasting tea that has been recommended for centuries as a calmative for intestinal ills. Use one teaspoon of petals to one cup of boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Use in soap making to add a splash of color.