Tinctures 101

An herbal tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs used for medicinal purposes. To make a tincture, herbs are soaked for several weeks in alcohol or vinegar than extracted to give you a dose of the most nutrient-rich parts of plants!

If you’re new to tinctures, they are very similar to teas but fast-acting and a great option to use when you’re looking for an immediate response for relaxation or sleep, for example. Tinctures are also very convenient and unlike teas, there’s nothing to brew. You can throw a bottle in your bag or keep by your bedside for quick relief. 

If you think about it, plants have been used for centuries for their healing properties. Evidence exists that plants were used for medicinal purposes some 60,000 years ago. Herbalists are the experts at blending just the right combination of herbs to help you feel your best. 

People usually take tinctures orally by using a dropper or you can dilute in water. 

If you’re looking to give them a try, we swear by Wooden Spoon Herbs. As a tincture novice ourself just a few months ago, we made sure to do our due diligence and bring in the best brand that we believe had the safest credentials.  

All of their botanicals are organic and they use a certified non-gmo cane spirit as the base of their tinctures - soon to be certified organic. They source about 80% of their herbs directly from small organic herb farms. The rest they source from mindful, sustainable herb suppliers, or wildcrafters who wildcraft to order in pristine wilderness spots. They never buy wildcrafted on the mass market. 

Their blends help heal our most common concerns from digestion to anxiety to menstrual cramps and more. Our favorite is Anxiety Ally. To check out our entire selection of tinctures, click here.