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I recently shared on Instagram that I was making some herbal extracts and many of you expressed that you'd love to learn how, too! Rest assured, it is ridiculously easy to make herbal tinctures and extracts, and will save you tons of money in the long run. What are herbal tinctures and extracts? Until recently, I
Herbal syrups are a time-honored way to administer not-so-pleasant-tasting herbs to the young ones and picky eaters in your life. Tasty on their own by the spoonful, they also add an herbal boost to your favorite culinary recipes and libations. Try them in teas, desserts, bubbly beverages, cocktails, DIY root beers, or atop ice cream.
Learn how to make a mint extract with fresh peppermint and your favorite clear liquor. Homemade extracts are perfect for holiday gifts and cost less than store-bought extracts! It's also a good way to use up the summer harvest of mint leaves.
Watch, listen, or read to learn how to make easy alcohol-free herbal tinctures (aka herbal glycerites) that deliver powerful healing herbs to your family!
Herbal extracts are arguably the most potent way to deliver the healing and balancing benefits of herbs to our bodies. And, compared with alcohol-based tinctures, herbal glycerites are faster to make, alcohol-free, and taste better. A plus for kids! Keeps 3 to 5 years.
- • 1 Herbs
- • 1 Water, pure
Tools & Equipment
- • 8 qt Pot or crockpot tall enough to fit quart size jars, Instant
- • fine mesh strainer
- • non-GMO (palm-derived glycerin (I prefer this to soy-derived glycerin or GMO glycerin))
- • pot or big bowl
- • quart size jar (or jars)
This is a simple technique for making your own extract at home from peppermint or any other mint that you love.
- • 3 cups Peppermint
Beer, Wine & Liquor
- • 1 cup High proof grain alcohol