Oil tinctures are made by macerating cut and sifted quality herbs that have oil soluble medicinal constituents in extra-virgin olive oil so that they may be taken orally, applied directly to skin, scalp, and hair, and mixed with cosmetics.
When making oil tinctures, always use cut-and-sifted to avoid powder from being held in suspension and creating a gritty tincture.
An oil menstruum is not to be combined with water, alcohol, and glycerin since they will separate into layers during extraction, including difficulty achieving a potency required for oil tinctures.
Understanding Oil Usage in Tinctures
Oil preserves and extracts the oil soluble constituents of herbs so that a medicinal remedy of the those specific active constituents can be made and stored.
Types of Oil Tinctures
Always choose herbs that have oil soluble active constituents for oral use and/or are being used on the skin, scalp, or hair. Use dried quality herbs to avoid water from molding in the extract; freshly dried herbs may be used with great success:
Serving size and dosages
Purpose of oil tincture
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