Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method

My book titled Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method is available at in both Kindle and paperback format.  You can click on the image of the book on the left to go directly to the sales page. (If you have all ads blocked, you will not see the image. You can click on the title of the book above to get to the sales page for my book.)

I wrote this book to teach people how to use formulas of strength and alcohol percentage in order to make tinctures with more consistent potency than can be accomplished using the folk method. This book is written for all levels of herbalists, from the “newbie” to the Master Herbalist. If you have never made tinctures before or if you only know how to make tinctures using the folk method, this book will show you the step-by-step process to make tinctures using the weight to volume (w/v) method.

And if you are the Master Herbalist who already uses the w/v method, but have not found the formulas you need, this book will give you 46 formulas, as well as information on how to find more. The equations needed to calculate the amount of ingredients required to make the tinctures are also explained. One chapter describes how you can use the equations to create a spreadsheet to automate the calculations. This is the book I needed when I first started making tinctures to sell at my shop. Since I could not find one concise comprehensive book like this, I had to figure all this out for myself. So now I share it, so that you don’t have to figure it all out yourself.

Author, Master Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, creator and owner of Thyme Wisper Herb Shop Inc and Thyme's Tinctures online store.

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2 comments on “Making Tinctures: Beyond the Folk Method
  1. Tina Barry says:

    I am wanting to learn to make cannabis tinctures with high CBD and very mild THC. I am learning to grow my own cannabis. My son has severe seizures and responds extremely well to CBD. He is off 90% of his awful meds.

    I by a tincture from my medical marju. store that has coconut oil in it. Is this book going to teach me how to make these types of tinctures that are dropped under the tongue?

    • Thyme Wisper says:

      Tina, I think someone at your store may be confused with what a tincture is. A tincture is an herb soaked and strained from a solvent, like alcohol. A complete definition is here. An herb “soaked” in an oil is called an infused oil, not a tincture.
      I do tell how to make a specific infused oil in this article. However it is very specific to those blend of herbs. Reading it you will get the general idea.
      There are lots of books that explain how to make an infused oil. I recommend James Greens book The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook. It is available in both kindle and paperback. The book is about more than making infused oils, but I think the section on infused oils is excellent.
      I hope that helps you. Best of luck to you and your son.

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