Tinctures by the Ratio Method

The Ratio method can help get your tinctures more consistent. There’s a few more steps than in the Folk method, but if you can bake bread, you can do this �

Step 1: Prepare your herbs
Step 2: Weigh the bowl you will be using. Set the scales to 0 however you do it on yours. We want to weigh the herb. Mine is a button that says ‘tare’.
Step 3: Weigh your herb.
Step 4: Measure the correct amount of alcohol ( I’ll explain the ratio later).
Step 5: Chop the herbs. I cut coarsely, then add to a blender.
Step 6: Add the alcohol and mix thoroughly ( the blender does well here).
Step 7: Pour the mix into your jar
Step 8: Label and put in a cool, dry place.
Step 9: Shake daily for a week or two.
Step 10: After 2 weeks to a month, strain and bottle.

There’s a couple of vague bits there, but this is just the general idea. I’ll post on details shortly.

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