DIY Calendula Tincture

Photo Mar 26, 1 20 04 PM

For those of you who are maybe thinking “what in the world is a tincture,” it is when you add either vodka or glycerin and an herb (or in this case, a flower) in a bottle and let them sit there for like 6 weeks, so as to extract essential oils from the herb( flower).

By creating tinctures, you are extracting the life juices from the plant to add their healing properties to your recipes – kind of cool.

I made this tincture about a year and a half ago because I could not find it in the stores and wanted to make a hand cream that called for it in the recipe.

So, if you are in need of a tincture for whatever the reason, they are easy to make, they just take a little time to brew.

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