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How to make a Fresh Organic Vegetable Glycerin Tincture

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If you don't know, now you do. I am working day and night to get my bath business Eco Bathhouse off the ground. We are two months out. The biggest barrier to a quick start up are my time-worthy tinctures. Tinctures take 4 to 6 weeks to steep and get all the herbal goodness retrieved from your fresh herbs. Today, I am going to teach you how to make a fresh Organic vegetable glycerin tincture for your bath and body products. I learned from the master at The Herbal Academy of NE. They have an incredible plethora of herbal information that you will go GA GA for! Let's get down to it.

Obtain your fresh herbs and/or flowers. Wash, dry with paper towel, and then let dry in the sun. This requires hours. Your herbs and/or flowers must be completely dry.

Sterilize your Ball Jars and create a clean/dry work environment. I use two methods. I will bring my Ball Jars to a boil, let cool, and then dry completely. I then use a 70% isopropyl alcohol undiluted rise. I do this for jars and lids. Each step requires the Ball Jar to dry completely. I am using this tincture for bath and body purposes so I do not want to introduce water. Water introduces bacteria.

After everything is dry, it is time to get started. Dawn gloves. Fill your steril Ball Jars with 2/3 herbs and/or flowers. Cover the rest with Organic vegetable glycerin. Make sure your herbs and flowers are completely covered. Use a sterile chopstick and gently stir your herbs and/or flowers to ensure complete coverage.

Cap your Ball Jar. Keep your tincture in a cool, dry location for 4 to 6 weeks. Shake gently every day or every other day to keep your herbs and/or flowers completely saturated.

Strain with a cheese cloth into a NEW sterile Ball Jar. Cap and label. Shelf life of a year. Store in a cool, dry location.


There you have it! Fresh Organic herbal tinctures straight from your garden. Again, I will be using these tinctures for my bath and body products. If you want more information about anything herbal I urge you to visit The Herbal Academy of NE! Making your own tinctures is another way to reap the benefits from your fresh edible herbs. Good luck loves!




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