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Snooze Tincture Mix, Organic, 1/2 LB.

Snooze Tincture Mix, Organic, 1/2 LB.

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Say "goodnight" to fitfully tossing and turning, and embrace restful sleep with this easy-to-prepare tincture mix.

This restful herb mix does just that... it helps you sleep like a baby! These herbs help to relax and soothe, and before you know it you will be fast asleep. It can be prepared as a sweet food-grade glycerite or potent alcohol tincture.

Tincture Instructions

Make your tincture by filling a jar 1/3 - 1/2 full of herbs. Use 1/3 for hard herbs and roots (as they will absorb more liquid) and 1/2 for soft or fluffy herbs. Fill the jar to the top with alcohol (80-90 proof Vodka is best), close it, and store for 3-8 weeks in a cool, dry place. Shake the jar daily. After 3-8 weeks, strain and discard the herbs, bottle the liquid and label it.  

For more information on making tinctures, see https://www.bulkherbstore.com/pages/how-to

Glycerin Tincture
* Fill crock-pot 1/3 full of the premixed herbs. (If you have any left over, or don’t want to make such a huge batch, you can keep the extra premixed herbs in an air tight bag, clearly labeled for up to a year. I make a huge batch to give away to friends and family.). 
* Pour hot water over herbs, mixing with a spoon, until herb mix is damp - not soaked.
* Pour glycerine over herbs until crock-pot is full (Appr. 1 inch from rim), stir well, and cover with lid. This will take about 2 quarts of glycerine; don’t worry if it takes a little more or less.
* Heat on low for 3 days. Stir occasionally.

NOTE: If your crock-pot gets too hot on low, the herbs will smell like they are "cooking" and turn dark and strong smelling within 24 hours. This will not ruin the tincture, but it does speed up the process, and may not be quite as effective as a slow heat. My crock-pot got too hot, so after 42 hours, I went ahead and strained the mixture, and it was fine. You can also water bath the herb mixture by putting the herb/ glycerine mixture in a jar with lid, in hot water on the stove for 3 days. The idea is to break down the herbs so that the properties are in the glycerine. You have succeeded when the mixture becomes dark and strong smelling.

NOTE: Many people make only a glycerine tincture, or only an alcohol tincture. Each process is valuable and abstracts properties from the herbs that the other method may not be as successful in abstracting. Finally, the pressure cooker abstracts even more. I like to do all three and mix them for a stronger final result. I 

  • As is the case with most herbs, this mixture should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is great, but certainly not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
  • Follow the same instructions for storage after you make it into a tincture. We do not use any bottles in particular, but recycle empty glass bottles, whenever possible.
  • An alcohol tincture (extract) doesn't taste the greatest but is the most effective way to draw out the goodness of the herbs, and are the easiest to make. For those two reasons alone, alcohol tinctures are the industry standard in all ready-made store bought tinctures. They also keep the longest (at least 2 years).
  • Glycerine tinctures (or glycerites), though not as effective, are much more palatable with their sweet flavor. However, they will only keep for up to one year or so.
  • A combination of both alcohol and glycerine has the benefits of both (effectiveness, sweet flavor, and longer shelf life).
  • This dry herb mixture can be brewed into a tea. It's not as effective as the tincture, but it can help nonetheless.
  • The mixture could be ground up into powder and encapsulated, as some folks simply prefer capsules.

    Instructions / How To Use

    Tincture Instructions Make your tincture by filling a jar 1/3 - 1/2 full of herbs. Use 1/3 for hard herbs and roots (as they will absorb more liquid) and 1/2 for soft or fluffy herbs. Fill the jar to the top with alcohol (80-90 proof Vodka is best), close it, and store for 3-8 weeks in a cool, dry place. Shake the jar daily. After 3-8 weeks, strain and discard the herbs, bottle the liquid and label it. Glycerin Tincture * Fill crock-pot 1/3 full of the premixed herbs. (If you have any left over, or don’t want to make such a huge batch, you can keep the extra premixed herbs in an air tight bag, clearly labeled for up to a year. I make a huge batch to give away to friends and family.). * Pour hot water over herbs, mixing with a spoon, until herb mix is damp - not soaked. * Pour glycerine over herbs until crock-pot is full (Appr. 1 inch from rim), stir well, and cover with lid. This will take about 2 quarts of glycerine; don’t worry if it takes a little more or less. * Heat on low for 3 days. Stir occasionally. NOTE: If your crock-pot gets too hot on low, the herbs will smell like they are ""cooking"" and turn dark and strong smelling within 24 hours. This will not ruin the tincture, but it does speed up the process, and may not be quite as effective as a slow heat. My crock-pot got too hot, so after 42 hours, I went ahead and strained the mixture, and it was fine. You can also water bath the herb mixture by putting the herb/ glycerine mixture in a jar with lid, in hot water on the stove for 3 days. The idea is to break down the herbs so that the properties are in the glycerine. You have succeeded when the mixture becomes dark and strong smelling. NOTE: Many people make only a glycerine tincture, or only an alcohol tincture. Each process is valuable and extracts properties from the herbs that the other method may not be as successful in extracting. Finally, the pressure cooker extracts even more. I like to do all three and mix them for a stronger final result. As is the case with most herbs, this mixture should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is great, but certainly not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties. We do not use any bottles in particular, but recycle empty glass bottles, whenever possible. An alcohol tincture (extract) doesn't taste the greatest but is the most effective way to draw out the goodness of the herbs, and are the easiest to make. For those two reasons alone, alcohol tinctures are the industry standard in all ready-made store bought tinctures. They also keep the longest (at least 2 years). Glycerine tinctures (or glycerites), though not as effective, are much more palatable with their sweet flavor. However, they will only keep for up to one year or so. A combination of both alcohol and glycerine has the benefits of both (effectiveness, sweet flavor, and longer shelf life). This dry herb mixture can be brewed into a tea. It's not as effective as the tincture, but it can help nonetheless. The mixture could be ground up into powder and encapsulated, as some folks simply prefer capsules.

    Ingredients

    Organic Passion Flower, Organic Catnip, Organic Hops Flower, Organic Chamomile Flowers, Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Oatstraw

    Precautions / Allergens

    If you are allergic to plants in the Asteraceae family you may be allergic to chamomile. Please consult a qualified healthcare professional before adding herbal products to your routine, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medications.

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    At Bulk Herb Store, we want your return experience to be as pleasant and easy as possible. If you are in any way unsatisfied with your order, you can contact us concerning a refund within 60 days of receiving your order. Any returned items must be received within 60 days of invoice date. We’re sorry, but returns are not accepted after this time and will not be refunded.

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    Please email herbs@bulkherbstore.com before returning your items, and we will be glad to assist you with your return. 

    Once we receive the items, we will credit back your debit or credit card or PayPal account (depending on what payment method you used when ordering) for the cost of the item(s) received according to the guidelines below. If you paid with a check or money order (and sometimes if the order is older than 30 days), your refund will be issued in the form of a company check.

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    • Shipping charges for returned item(s) are the sole responsibility of the customer.  Returned or non-deliverable packages will be canceled upon receipt, and any return fees charged by the carrier will be deducted from the product refund.  
    • Original shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer, and are non-refundable.  
    • International shipping charges are also non-refundable.  It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the item(s) ordered will clear their country’s customs. Bulk Herb Store is not responsible for any international orders that may be discarded by customs or lost during shipping.
    • Sorry, but we do not offer exchanges or store credits.

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    If you notice a discrepancy with your order after receiving it, or receive a broken or damaged item, please contact us immediately within 60 days of receiving the order so that we can remedy the problem. Any order errors reported after 60 days cannot be remedied.

    Infestation

    Organic and non-treated herbs, spices and teas, although great for the environment and for our health, are often susceptible to infestation even with proper storage and preventative measures.

    At Bulk Herb Store, we take measures to ensure that our herbs and teas are kept fresh and pest-free, including preventative steps such as using natural repellents and placing traps. In addition, Bulk Herb Store uses good hygiene practices to ensure a healthy, clean and pest-free environment for our Organic and wildcrafted herbs and spices.

    It is our policy to make sure that all herbs leaving the BHS warehouse are pest-free. However, in the event that you find one of the herbs or herbal mixes you purchased is infested, please contact us within 60 days of purchase for a full refund or replacement, and we will credit you back for the item(s)-- no questions asked.

    Disclaimer

    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with your health care provider before adding any supplements to your routine.

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    FAQs

    What is the shelf life of bulk herbs?

    Shelf life varies from one herb to another. A powdered herb will lose its properties much faster than a whole or cut herb. Those with volatile oils like peppermint will lose their freshness much sooner than those without the oils. Roots have the longest shelf life as they are much denser than flowers and leaves.

    So, it's kind of difficult to give you a quick and simple answer. Most herb books have something to say on the subject, but they are not very specific. Just as we did, you will gain insight in this area as you get more familiar with each herb.

    What is the best way to store bulk herbs?

    In general, keep the herbs in air-tight containers, as cool as possible, and don't expose them to light unless in use.

    Which is more effective - tea or tincture?

    Teas and tinctures both have their individual advantages.

    The potency of most herbs is much greater in a tincture. However, a tea can be immediately prepared and taken.

    Also, a tea often has an immediate soothing or invigorating aspect to it (depending on the herbs used).