Uses of Hoodoo Tinctures
Hoodoo tinctures stimulate ritual consciousness through your sense of smell.
Each tincture or blend adds native energy to your personal intention.
Use tinctures in these and any other manner your creative nature suggests:
To scent incense papers
To anoint the skin, bringing the plant’s powers within you
To anoint magical tools, sachets, candles & jewelry
In bath water, mixed with magical oils, or added to ointments
How to Make a Tincture
It’s easy to make your own tinctures: you literally just need to soak plant matter in solvent for a few weeks so all of its “good stuff” can be absorbed into the liquid. While vodka is usually the best choice, you can use brandy instead. Remember that regardless of the that alcohol is chosen, it has to be at least 80-proof (namely, 40 percent alcohol) to prevent any mildewing of the plant material in the bottle. 100-proof (50 percent alcohol) is better, if you can get your hands on it. This high-proof alcohol acts as a preservative, and if you store your tinctures in a cool, dark place, they can have a shelf life of 7-10 years.