Tincture Recipe Calculator

Crafting Your Own Tinctures

Determining the precise amount of alcohol (the menstruum) needed for effective tincturing, based on a specific herb-to-weight extraction ratio, can be a challenge. Our tincture recipe and potency calculator simplifies this process, helping both novices and seasoned practitioners alike create perfect tinctures every time.

Calculator Overview

  • Standard Mode: Calculates the necessary amount of alcohol based on the weight of your herbs and the desired extraction ratio, along with the final potency and concentration of herbs per dropperful.
  • Advanced Mode: Allows for detailed customization by enabling you to add the serving size and specific herbs and concentrations, adjusting the formula's potency and yield based on dosage.

Tincture Recipe and Potency Calculator


Forging Connections Through Herbal Alchemy

At its core, herbalism is an experiential practice deeply rooted in centuries of hands-on refinement and tradition. The art of using plants for healing has evolved with each era while retaining its core essence: the profound connection between humans and the natural world.

Making Tinctures As We Uphold Legacies of Healing Traditions

The history of tinctures is intertwined with the history of home-based medicine making. Long before tinctures were mass-produced, they were crafted in kitchens and home apothecaries by individuals dedicated to harnessing the transformative power of herbs. This tradition of home medicine making is not just about creating herbal medicines; it is about engaging in the alchemical process of transformation, where simple ingredients become potent elixirs of healing, and where we, as medicine makers, become more of who we are.

Making tinctures at home allows us to engage directly with the plants we use, fostering our personal relationships with the natural world. This practice reconnects us with the rhythms of nature, our own internal rhythms of self, and how those two intersect, merge, and meld into our own innate healing abilities. It is an act of love and care, both for ourselves and for others, as we share the herbal medicines we craft. Through this alchemy, we transform not only the herbs but also our understanding of health and well-being.

Responsibly Sourcing and Wild-Harvesting Herbs

When sourcing herbs for your tinctures, practice responsible sourcing and wild-harvesting. Here are some guidelines to help you make informed and sustainable choices:

  • Know Your Source: Purchase herbs from reputable suppliers who prioritize sustainable harvesting practices.
  • Harvest Responsibly: When wild-harvesting, only take what you need and never more than 10% of the plant population in the area.
  • Respect the Ecosystem: Ensure that your harvesting does not disrupt the local ecosystem.
  • Avoid Endangered Species: Do not harvest or purchase herbs from endangered or at-risk plant species.
  • Educate Yourself: Learn about the plants you are harvesting, including their growth habits and ecological roles.