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Jewelweed Poison Ivy Rash Tincture

Equipment

  • Quart Mason jar, lids, and rings
  • Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth

Ingredients

  • Chopped jewelweed leaves, stems, or even flowers
  • 80 proof Vodka or 91% or above rubbing alcohol
  • a few pinches of any or all of the following: broad leaf plantain, chickweed, comfrey, or yarrow Optional but recommended

Instructions

  • Put the jewelweed parts in the Mason jar so it is halfway to three quarters full.
  • Add in the leaves or stems of any of the optional plants that you have also chosen to use.
  • Cover the natural material with the vodka or the rubbing alcohol. Use only enough to cover the plant parts thoroughly. Leave a quarter of an inch headspace in the Mason jar.
  • Seal the Mason jar with a lid and ring firmly.
  • Place the jar in a warm and sunny place for a minimum of 21 days.
  • Shake the jar thoroughly up to three times per day, each day.
  • Open the jar and strain away the plant parts through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth – keeping the liquid.