Specifically, I'm making three different Tinctures: dried Echinacea root, dried Peppermint leaf, and dried Elder flowers ... or, at least, getting a start on them. It will take six weeks before they are ready for bottling.
I start by gathering my ingredients together. The herbs I picked up at Gaia Garden, an Herbal Apothecary in Vancouver (along with a few other supplies) ... eventually, I'd like to be able to garden (as in actually have space to have a garden) and these are three plants that will for certain be included. I'll explain the uses of the different tinctures when I reach the decanting/bottling stage.
|Vodka, empty jar, label, dried Echinacea root.|
|Label that identifies the contents.|
|Date started, date to decant, and % of alcohol in the Vodka used.|
|Put the herb in the jar ...|
fill 1/2 way if using dried materials;
chop fine and fill to the top if using fresh material.
|Pour in the Vodka to fill the jar.|
|Cap tightly, label and shake vigorously.|
(Peppermint leaf and Elder flower tincture jars not shown)
So, for now we'll wave buh-bye to the tincture jars with a promise to revisit them when it comes time to decant.