The first 20 remedies were made using the "Sun Method." In this method, the flower heads were picked in the height of the summer growing season and floated in bowel of spring water in full sunlight for 3 hours. He used the "boiling method" for the last 18 remedies which were from trees, bushes, and plants. The blossoms from these plants were picked, boiled in a sauce pan and left in the pan to cool outdoors. The potentized water (from either method) was then filtered and mixed with equal part of brandy to make the mother tincture. Further dilutions are used to make the stock bottle. The stock bottle is the what one purchases for use.