Making a Tincture Recipe
Place 6 - 8 oz of dried herbs in a large glass jar. Pour about 10 oz of vodka over the herbs and then add about 20 oz of water. Mix and then let it sit in a dark cool place. Shake the bottle every so often for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, strain the liquid through a fine cheesecloth into a dark amber glass bottle. Tinctures can be used to make balms, creams, lotions, salves, toners, etc. To make a calendula, lavender, chamomile or other herbal cream, replace the water with 1 part water and 1 part tincture.
To make a vinegar tincture, follow the above directions but replace the vodka with vinegar.
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