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How to Make a Pomegranate Vinegar Tincture
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Loved reading about this, Lise! I'm curious how this will be used in cosmetics. Is it mostly for haircare? I'd love to make the tincture, but not sure what I would eventually use it for. Thanks!
September 21, 2018 at 1:59 PM
Hi Lucie - Stick around and I will reveal all! It's not just for haircare (although vinegar for haircare is a classic!) :)
September 21, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Looking forward to learning more about vinegar tenures! I have my pomegranate and coconut vinegar infusing now. It’s been one day! I am going to infuse blueberries too.
Using freeze dried pomegranate and blueberries without any sugar. Coconut vinegar is readily available for me so I will be experimenting...I bought two different brands of coconut vinegar to try out. I would like to try other freeze dried “things”! Have you tried infusing powders, like rosehip powder?? Or licorice powder?? I saw your rosehip picture. Nice!
Thanks for sharing. I am inspired.
October 23, 2018 at 2:40 PM
Hi Febe - Glad to be of inspiration! Yes, you can infuse powders although expect some straining challenges. Have fun!
October 23, 2018 at 3:26 PM
Can vinegar replace alcohol in making tinctures ?
December 10, 2018 at 5:13 PM
Hi Unknown: the short answer is yes. The shelf life will be shorter and infusion time is not necessarily the same as with alcohol. Vinegar tinctures are great for people looking for an alcohol-free solutions.
December 10, 2018 at 5:16 PM
This is so very interesting! Have you tried grape, banana or rice vinegar? did you find these more intense in scent than the coconut vinegar?
September 21, 2019 at 4:17 AM
Hi Kim - I've worked with rice vinegar, but not grape or banana. You will find some vinegars pair better with some herbs, so there is a bit of trial and error involved. My best tip: let your nose guide you! :)
September 23, 2019 at 2:13 PM
Hi Lise! You know about my vinegar & vinegar tincture skincare obsession? ;) Well, I managed to spot and purchase coconut vinegar from online supplier. Acetic acid content was a bit higher than you mentioned above. I can't wait to test it in action and see how it blends with different hydrosols (thinking new facial and body tonics). Let's see. Cheers, Johanna xx
September 22, 2020 at 5:38 PM
HI Johanna - Oh excellent -- do report back and share how it goes :)
September 23, 2020 at 11:17 AM
I've enjoyed coco vinegar in low amounts a lot in facial toners combined with willow bark and either mild aha's (total less than 2,5 % aha's) or aloevera. It sounds exciting and smells a bit milder. Rosemary and nettle are also lovely with it in fresh cleansing putty and tonics. I've also made one orange blossom coconut oil coco vinegar lotion that I like. I'm about to make hair vinegar tincture soon designed for dark hair and scalp issues (nettle, rosemary and sage) and I don't mind cloudyness there. Thanks for sharing your backround research links, esspecially about components - I now see why both ACV and coco vinegar can be so effective and versatile skincare actives. Thanks, Johanna
January 1, 2021 at 8:54 AM
Hi Johanna - thanks for sharing! Some great and inspirational ideas for uses here. :D
January 2, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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