A tincture is a concentrated liquid that preserves and makes it easier to absorb a herb or medicinal material. Tinctures are a cheap and easy way to preserve herbs.
How to Make a Glycerite
– A pint size or larger glass jar
– Boiling water
– Food Grade Vegetable Glycerine
– Dried Herbs of Choice
Types of Glycerine Tinctures
These basic tinctures can be adapted to be glycerin tinctures:
– Chamomile Tincture
– Multivitamin Tincture
– Digestive Tincture
– Sleep Tincture
What to do:
Fill the jar 1/3 to 1/2 full with dried herbs. Filling half full will make a stronger tincture. Do not pack down.
our boiling water to just dampen all of the herbs. (This step is optional but helps to draw out the beneficial properties of the herbs)
Fill the rest of the jar (or the entire jar if not using hot water too) with glycerine and stir with a clean spoon.
Put the lid on the jar. Leave 6-8 weeks in the jar, shaking occasionally. Strain herbs out of tincture and store in a cool, dry, place.
Optional Heat Step:
Place a wash cloth or silicon baking mat (to keep jar from breaking) in the bottom of a crock pot with a “keep warm” or very low setting.