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Monday, July 15, 2013

Tincture Class This Wednesday Night

There are several types of botanical medicines; you can make herbal teas, infused oils, salves, tinctures, syrups, herbal capsules, and many more. This Wednesday night from 7-9 p.m. I will be teaching a class on how to make your own botanical tinctures.  The class will be held in Tulsa, OK.

A botanical tincture is a quick and easy way of using herbal medicine. Tinctures are herbal liquid extracts that are taken internally.  They have long shelf lives. Tincturing is an excellent method to preserve your medicinal herbs. This summer, I have been harvesting my chamomile flowers and preserving them as a tincture. This way, I will get to enjoy my chamomile harvest throughout the entire year. On average, a tincture costs around $10/ounce if commercially purchased. It is much more affordable to make your own at home, but it is important that you follow some basic safety guidelines in doing so.

I invite you to join us for class on Wednesday. Cost of the class is $25. It includes instruction on botanical medicine and safety, hands-on experience making tinctures and formulas, and the opportunity to take home two 1-ounce tinctures that you make. Pre-registration is required. Please call 918-813-1874 to sign up.

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