Sun, Oct 08|
Tincture Time: The Basics, Science & Process
Learn How to Make Various Tinctures, Create Tinctures live with me guiding you, Learn about ABV, Calculating Formulas & more
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2023, 3:00 PM CDT – Oct 09, 2023, 3:00 PM CDT
About the event
Welcome to "Tincture Time: The Basics, Science & Process." In this comprehensive class, we'll delve into the fascinating world of tinctures, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to master the art of herbal tincture preparation. Let's embark on this herbal journey together as we explore the following key aspects:
1. How do you use tinctures?
- We'll start by understanding the practical application of tinctures. Learn the various methods and best practices for incorporating tinctures into your wellness routine.
2. Why you want to make tinctures:
- Discover the compelling reasons behind creating your own herbal tinctures. From preserving the potency of herbs to having a sustainable and self-reliant herbal toolkit, we'll uncover the motivations driving herbal enthusiasts like you.
3. Who shouldn't use tinctures?
- It's essential to know when tinctures may not be suitable for specific individuals. We'll explore contraindications and considerations to ensure the safe and responsible use of tinctures.
4. Is your tincture cloudy?
- We'll answer this question, hint: it's not what you think.
5. Did you add enough menstruum?
- Understand the importance of the menstruum-to-herb ratio in tincture making. We'll discuss the significance of proper measurements to ensure your tinctures are potent and well-balanced.
6. What is Menstruum?
- Delve into the scientific aspect of tinctures by exploring the role of menstruum. We'll demystify this term and explain why it's a critical component in the tincture-making process.
7. What Alcohol proof should you use?
- Choosing the right alcohol proof is vital for effective tincture extraction. We'll guide you through the decision-making process, considering factors like herb type and desired extraction strength.
8. Is fresh or dried better?
- One of the age-old questions in herbalism. We'll provide you with a thorough analysis of the pros and cons of using fresh versus dried herbs for tincture preparation. Make informed choices based on your needs.
9. Can you tincture that?
- Not all herbs are suitable for tincturing. We'll go through a list of herbs that are excellent candidates for tinctures and those that may require alternative methods of preparation.
Throughout this class, we'll maintain our sisterly, upbeat atmosphere while ensuring clarity and completeness in our explanations. You can trust that by the end of "Tincture Time," you'll be well-equipped to create tinctures with confidence, serving as a valuable resource for your loved ones and community. So, let's begin this journey together and empower ourselves as herbalists!
The live will start promptly, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Participants can join the stream and ask question via video or voice. Notes will be delivered at least 7 days before the stream, please print them and take notes during the stream. During the class you will have the option to make multiple tinctures of your own with my assistance. Herbs are not included, so bring all of the supplies with you! We will have a 10-15 minute Q&A to get all of your questions answered. Questions are welcomed.