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Unlocking the Power of Tinctures!

What is a tincture?

Tinctures are concentrated liquid herbal extracts made from plants and used as herbal medicine. Herbal tinctures are made by soaking the bark, berries, leaves, or roots from one or more plants in grain alcohol (mainly vodka). Most people

worry about the alcohol, but you are only required to take 15 to 20 drops (that’s consuming a very tiny amount; you will find more alcohol in mouthwash).

Tinctures are taken orally to relieve a wide range of health issues, or as a proactive way to support specific elements of your well-being. Some use them as home remedies, as did many of our ancestors. Most of our herbs are purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs (you don’t have to worry about me combing the woods looking for wild herbs, I leave that up to the experts). But I do have plants in my garden such as rose, rosemary, peppermint, lemon balm, and chamomile that I use too.

Tinctures are easy and convenient to use. Because they are taken directly under the tongue, they enter the bloodstream much more quickly and directly than by any other means. This means that the action in the body is usually quicker. Although some herbs will have an immediate effect, such as those used to help one relax, others that are more nutritive and supportive in nature may take several weeks of continual use before the best results are seen (much like a multivitamin).

We primarily use 80 proof grain alcohol. When used as an extraction method, organic grain alcohol increases absorption without affecting blood sugar levels and maximizes shelf life. All of the herb’s wonderful properties are concentrated in the alcohol for up to 8 weeks, strained, and poured into sterilized amber glass bottles. No water is used, so no refrigeration is required. Because tinctures don’t need refrigeration, and because you don’t need a very large dose, you can carry a small bottle with you to the office, while traveling, even on planes.

Our pure concentrated tinctures are prepared with no additives, no colors or dyes, and no preservatives. Shelf life is 5+ years if stored properly. Proper storage is to keep tinctures in a cool, dry place away from sunlight (medicine cabinet, pantry, etc.) and make sure the bottle is tightly sealed after opening.

I'm so excited to be introducing tinctures in my shop. Feel free to take a look or purchase If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime 318-450-2148.

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