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     A tincture is typically an extract of plant or animal material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol). Solvent concentrations of 25–60% are common, but may run as high as 90%.

Tinctures are surprisingly easy to make! What you need:

  • Herb of choice

  • 40% vodka (in glass bottle)

  • 1 glass jar

  • Parchment paper

  • Masking tape for labeling

  • Cheesecloth or nut milk bag

How to Make Tinctures:

  1. Fill up glass jar with herb halfway.

  2. Add vodka so that level of the liquid is at least two inches above the herb. Note: If you are using dried herbs, you might have to add more vodka at a later time.

  3. Place parchment paper between the lid and jar. (This is done to prevent the rubber seal from dissolving.)

  4. Seal jar tightly.

  5. Label jar with date, percentage alcohol, herbs, and method used.

  6. Shake two times per day for one month.

  7. After a month squeeze out the menstrum (the resulting liquid) using cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.

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