If you want to channel the power of herbs into your everyday life, herbal tinctures are your new best friends. These highly concentrated liquids harness the healing capacity of herbs to help with health ailments, improve your mood, and add some extra joy to your life. They also make it easy to absorb herbs into your system quickly when you’re looking for healing in a hurry.
Tinctures are made with natural ingredients like flowers, leaves, tree bark, or berries extracted in alcohol. (Some tinctures are made with vegetable glycerine or apple cider vinegar, depending on the herbs involved, but alcohol is the most common solvent.) Tinctures are taken orally and are usually administered by placing a few drops under your tongue, which helps the solution to enter your bloodstream quickly. A similar process can be used with oils to create a topical.
In this class we will make the classic alcohol based-tincture, oils to use topically and infused vinegar. Learn which plants work best in each base and how to use each one.
Bring small glass jars if wanting to make more than one tincture.