Friday, February 22, 2013

Homemade Rosemary Tincture Recipe

Just this morning I added 2 more
 DIY Tincture Kits at Mary's Tincture Shop: Organic Rosemary and Organic "Flashes" (self-explanatory)

This week I shared the Health benefits of Rosemary and now I'll share my Rosemary Tincture recipe.  It's very simple to make your own herbal remedies.  If this is your first time, Please read "What is a Tincture?" Explained.  It's SO easy!!!

Homemade Rosemary Tincture
Rosemary Tincture

Ingredients:
1 ounce dried Rosemary
5-7 ounces 100 proof vodka or Everclear
*DO NOT use rubbing alcohol*

Directions:
Add Rosemary to your jar.  Cover with Alcohol.

Add enough alcohol to your jar to cover the herbs, plus another inch.  I prefer Everclear, especially for fresh herbs.  Cover with a lid.  Shake every other day.

Label your jar with date and ingredients.  Place in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks. Once your tincture is ready, strain through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a dark (amber) jar.  If you do not have a dark jar, leave in a dark place.

Dosage for adults: Take up to 2ml, three times per day.

Disclaimer:  Not a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

Looking for more Tincture Recipes?
Cayenne Tincture
Chamomile Tincture
Fresh Basil Tincture
Allergy Tincture 
Feverfew Tincture 

Depending on the day I'm linking up HERE

13 comments:

Ladies Holiday said...

i'm checking out if you have any for the onset of a cold...i need me some relief!

thanks for linking up on ladies holiday photo friday blog hop...

enjoy the weekend!--and now to check out those tinctures!

Sparkle Cole said...

Thank you for stoping my my blog and link up to GYB. I "pocket" this post... I think I'll try to make some very soon.
Bisous

Sparkle from http://ellecrafts.blogspot.fr

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tincture recipe...I am a new follower! I enjoy growing herbs for all uses and am enjoying your posts!

Lisa said...

I adore using culinary herbs, and I think I will have to give this a try. Isn't it amazing what Mother Nature gifts us with? Happy weekend from the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Vita said...

Love your blog. Came here from the I love my Post blog hop :)

xo, Vita

Sarah Evans said...

I love your tincture ideas - you seem like such a professional apothecary :)

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Laurie said...

I am going to try this today!!!

Isabelle Thornton said...

Thanks so much for linking!
XO

Lisa Lynn said...

Thanks for the instructions! I'm glad you shared this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop-5.html

Gladys R Akiiki said...

Thanks for the rosemary tincture. How long can I take the tincture and how much should I take a day?
Thanks
Gladys

Mary Smith said...

I have read that the dosage is 20-40 drops 3-5 times per day. However, that would also depend on how strong you make your tincture as well as any medication you might be taking.

I am not a healthcare provider so I am unable to give advice.
Not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

crystal mollica said...

Hello! Thanks so much for the info! I just made my first Echinacea tincture about a week ago! Looking good! I have some other fresh organic herbs in the Garden and I have heard some people say to use fresh herbs if possible, and others say to use dried! I am just wondering if I can use fresh Rosemary to make a tincture? If so, do I use all parts of the plant, including the root? or just stem and Rosemary leaves? I just want to make sure I do it the best and most effective way possible! Thanks so much for all the info! Looking to try and do this as soon as possible! Thanks again and hope to hear from you, or from someone that may know or have experience with this! Blessings!

Mary Smith said...

Hi Crystal,
Yes, you may use fresh rosemary but in that case you must use high-proof alcohol such as everclear due to the water content in the fresh rosemary. If you use dried rosemary you can use a lower-proof alcohol such as vodka or even vegetable glycerin (using VG will make it less "shelf stable").
I use only the leaves of the rosemary. The stems go into my compost bin. No need to use the roots. Rosemary will continue to grow for years. I have seen one almost 5 feet tall.