Tincture Recipe

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This method is a recipe to make a herbal tincture that you can then use on your pet.

You will need:

  • jar with a lid (around 500ml)
  • 80-100 proof alcohol like Brandy or Vodka
  • dried or fresh herbs
  • a big bowl
  • cheese cloth
  • dark glass bottle(s)

Fresh herbs:

You will need 1 part of fresh herbs for 2 parts of alcohol.

Chop the herbs and pack them in the jar. Cover with alcohol. Ensure the liquid has filled the jar completely. you might need to push down the herbs a little to allow this.

More herbs you pack in the jar, the greater the tincture will be.

Dried herbs:

chamomille-jarYou will need 1 part of dried herbs for 4 parts of alcohol.

Pack the herbs in the jar and fill it with alcohol. You might need to wait a little and keep filling it as the herbs absorbs the liquid.


Seal the jar and store it in a dark place like a cupboard for about 4 to 6 weeks.


After the allowed time, strain the herbs by putting a cheese cloth over a bowl. You might need to squeeze all the liquid out of the herbs.

Pour the liquid in dark glass bottles and label them with the name of the herb or herbs and the date. Tinctures last for many years if stored away from sunlight and in a cool place.

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