Can you use vegetable glycerin for tinctures?

Vegetable glycerin is an ideal alternative to alcohol when it comes to infusing cannabis tinctures. It is naturally sweet, so keep that in mind when using this infusion in your edible creations.

Can you make tincture with glycerin?

Alcohol is able to extract the largest range of plant constituents while glycerine tinctures tend to not be as strong but are still an excellent alternative especially for people who cannot or choose not to consume alcohol or for children and elderly.

Is glycerin or alcohol better for tinctures?

Glycerine Extracts Glycerine is best used for flowers, leaves, and aromatic herbs, whereas alcohol is better at extracting properties from the tough parts of the plants like roots, barks, and dried berries.

How long does a glycerin tincture last?

Stored properly, in containers tightly sealed in low light environments, glycerin tinctures have an approximate 1 year shelf life. There are two ways that glycerin tinctures can be prepared, the hot and the cold extraction methods.

How do you make herbal glycerin tinctures?


  1. Fill a mason jar ½ way with dried herb (2/3 way full with fresh herb).
  2. In a separate jar, mix 3 parts organic Vegetable Glycerine and 1 part distilled water.
  3. Pour liquid mixture over the herb and completely cover to fill the jar.
  4. Label container with date, ratio of glycerine to water, and herbs used.

Does vegetable glycerin mix with alcohol?

VG is popular because it is mild tasting and doesn’t burn your mouth when you hold it under your tongue or swallow. This makes it ideal to use as a mixing ingredient with alcohol-based extractions or with decarbed concentrates in order to make a tincture that tastes better and doesn’t burn when administered.

How do you make vegetable glycerin tincture?

What type of glycerin do you use for tinctures?

After allowing the plants to infuse into the tincture liquid for 12 to 24 days, strain the liquid into a new sterile jar. Add three parts vegetable glycerin to the new jar and shake for 2 full minutes to combine the mixture.

What type of glycerin is used for tinctures?

vegetable glycerin
A glycerite or glycerin based tincture is a liquid herbal preparation that uses vegetable glycerin as the main method of extraction. Whereas traditional tinctures use alcohol as the solvent, glycerites rely on glycerin as the main (or only solvent).

Can vegetable glycerin be organic?

It’s obtained from vegetable fats found in carrier oils, such as soybean oil or coconut oil. It’s also water and alcohol soluble, making it easy to work with. Our vegetable glycerine is USP grade, certified organic, and derived from non-GMO soy.

Does glycerin tincture need to be refrigerated?

Tinctures that are vegetable glycerine-based do not need to be refrigerated and can last from 3-5 years. Vinegar-based tinctures are recommended to be refrigerated, and can last up to a year. They can also be stored in a cool, dark cupboard.

Is Vegetable Glycerin the same as coconut oil?

No, these two substances are not the same. Vegetable glycerin, sometimes called glycerol, or glycerine, is a clear sugar alcohol derived from vegetable oils such as palm oil, coconut oil, or soy oil.