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Tinctures in Lotions/Salves

Posted by db0421 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 1, 06 at 0:21

I have been reading that you can use tintures to make salves and lotions; but the directions never tell you how much tincture to use in place of infused oil.

Could someone give me an idea of how to do this and perhaps post a general recipe. Thanks a million!!


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RE: Tinctures in Lotions/Salves

I wouldn't use it IN PLACE of infused oil... I'd use it as a 'water' replacement.
Here's MY personal recipe.... you can change and adapt it to your personal preference. It's for a rather thick lotion.
E-wax is emulsifying wax... keeps the lotion from separating.
Lotion recipe

1.25 Ewax and Bees wax (at least half Ewax).
3/4 oz Steric or Cocoa Butter
16 oz water
3-4 oz oils and soft butters (soft butters are like shea butter)


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RE: Tinctures in Lotions/Salves

Thank you so much. In this recipe, how much tincture would you use in place of some of the water?


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RE: Tinctures in Lotions/Salves

What are you using? I was thinking... I'd just make a tea out of the tincture and water... I have a head code and wasn't thinking properly... you don't need to replace anything.


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