Total Time
20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A "tincture" is something that is made by combining flowers or herbs with alcohol. The alcohol basically pulls the essence of the herb or flower into its solution and "suspends" it there to use at a later time. Tinctures can sometimes be purchased readymade from health food stores. I hope you enjoy this one. It's from the book 'The Good Earth Bath, Beauty & Health Book' by Casey Kellar. The approx. shelf life of this is 1 year. The number of servings is a guess.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 sprigs fresh rosemary, of medium length,chopped into 1/2 inch strips
  • 34 cup ninety-proof vodka (or any clear low-odor ninety-proof drinking alcohol, available from any liquor store)

Directions

  1. Gently"bruise" the rosemary strips by"hammering" very gently on the same.
  2. Use your fist to do this on a wood cutting board.
  3. Take an amber or dark glass bottle and pour the alcohol in it.
  4. Add the cut and bruised rosemary strips to it.
  5. Cover the bottle with its cap.
  6. Shake vigorously for a minute.
  7. Place in a cool and dark place for 6-8 weeks{shake for a minute every week}.
  8. Strain the"tincture" from the remaining plant pieces.
  9. Store in a cool and dark place.

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