Updated: Mar 2
Hey Guru, this month we will go over the chemical composition of hair and skin products. We will go over the ingredients in a detailed manner so you can learn how to become your own Guru in every way.
There is so much confusion around herbs. Should you eat them, drink them, put them in your hair etc?
In this series we will talk about the many different ways you can ingest herbs safety and effectively.
WHAT IS A HERBAL GLYCERITE?
An herbal glycerite is the “free” version of a botanical extract. That is, unlike tinctures that rely on alcohol to extract the chemical components of plant material, a glycerite is made using a medium called glycerin.
Herbal glycerites are liquid extracts made from herbs using vegetable glycerin as a solvent instead of alcohol. It is a convenient and easy-to-use form of herbal medicine that is safe for both adults and children. Here are some tips on how to use herbal glycerites:
1. Dilute the glycerite before taking it: Glycerites are concentrated extracts, so it is best to dilute them with water or juice before taking them. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage.
2. Take it orally: Glycerites are meant to be taken orally, either by adding them to a glass of water or placing them directly under the tongue.
3. Use them in cooking: Glycerites can also be used in cooking, baking, or making homemade skincare products. They can add natural flavor and aroma to your recipes.
4. Store them properly: Glycerites should be stored in a cool and dark place, away from sunlight and heat, to prevent degradation.
5. Consult with a healthcare professional: As with any herbal medicine, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before use, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking other medications. They can advise on the safety and effectiveness of herbal glycerites for your individual needs.
Here is the one we will work on this week inside GURU VIP!
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Have you ever made a glycerite?
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