I have been quite diligent about making sure, during the first 2 weeks, to check and top up the alcohol as the dried herbs absorbed it AND to take the time to vigorously shake the jars every single day to keep the plant material from settling too much.
All together, as of this morning, I had six tinctures brewing:
- Echinacea root - ready today
- Peppermint leaf - ready today
- Elder flower - ready today
- Catnip leaf - ready April 2nd
- Mullein leaf - ready April 8th
- Lemon Balm leaf - ready April 22nd
Being that the Echinacea root Tincture got all the attention in Part 1, I'm going to put the majority of the focus on decanting the Elder flower and the Peppermint leaf Tinctures today.
This part is just about as easy as the first part was ... what you need:
Normally, I would use the jelly bag to strain my plant materials but not every one can find them so this time I'm going to use regular, plain, old, unbleached coffee filters which have the additional benefit of being compostable right alongside the plant remains I'll be using them to filter.