How To Make Herbal Tinctures With Vegetable Glycerin
Posted on September 29 2022
Tinctures can get expensive to purchase, and they can be used up fast. If you frequently use your herbal tinctures during a specific season, such as flu season, you may find that you need to stock up when the time comes. Instead of fretting and spending more money than you need to, have you considered learning how to make your own tinctures with vegetable glycerin?
In this article, we share with you a step-by-step guide on how you can do so.
Understanding Herbal Tinctures
To make a herbal tincture, you will need to allow a herb or a few herbs to infuse in a base liquid. This can be vinegar, alcohol, or even vegetable glycerin. Once the process is completed, the base liquid will be steeped with beneficial properties the herbs can provide, allowing them to be used, applied and consumed safely.
Making Your Own Herbal Tincture
Interested to learn how to make your own herbal tincture with a vegetable glycerin base? Simply follow these instructions:
- Choose and prepare your herbs
Depending on your choice of herb, you may need to harvest and prepare them in different ways. Keep in mind that you may only be able to use certain parts of the herb, or that your choice of herb may be more potent during certain seasons.
- Stick your herbs in vegetable glycerin
Now that you have your herbs ready, fill a clean glass jar ¾ full with them. Then, fill up the rest of the jar with vegetable glycerin, making sure to leave at least one inch of empty space below the lid. During the process of filling your jar with the herbs and vegetable glycerin, make sure that any air pockets get filled up. You can do this by stirring the mixture with a spoon.
- Wait patiently
You will not have to do much during this stage. Simply leave your jar in a cool dark place for six to eight weeks, allowing the herbs to steep properly into the vegetable glycerin. Keep in mind that you should get the jar out every other day and give it a good shake.
- Strain your herbal tincture
After a long wait, your herbal tincture is finally ready! Now all you need to do is pour the strained tincture into a new storage jar or smaller individual bottles you have prepared beforehand. Be sure to label what each jar or bottle contains, especially if you are making or storing a few different tinctures at once.
Get the Storage Jars and Containers You Need from ONGROK
Making your own herbal tinctures is not hard, however, you will need to have the right storage jars or containers to store them in. These containers should ideally be airtight and made of glass, as any bacteria that enters the space can result in a spoiled tincture. When you browse our online shop at ONGROK, you can find all the fit-for-purpose storage tubes, jars and containers you need!