A couple days ago, I shared how to encapsulate your placenta. Many women these days are opting to do so, and are experiencing great benefits from it. Click over for a summary of those benefits if you’re curious — I won’t rehash them here. Time to discuss placenta tincture!
I didn’t even know this was a “thing” when my fourth baby was born. In fact, I didn’t hear about it until a few months before my fifth was born. This time, I chose to do both capsules and tincture.
Why Choose Capsules?
Capsules of dried placenta have distinct advantages.
- Ready in hours
- Easy to take/no flavor
- Easy to make/little special equipment
Why Choose Tincture?
Tincture has distinct advantages, too.
- Extremely potent (1 drop = 1 capsule)
- Long lasting
- No special equipment
I choose both. Capsules are needed right away, but tincture means the benefits last longer. I was able to use my placenta to make about 75 capsules (average is 100 – 150 from a whole placenta) plus 8 oz. of tincture. That’s quite a lot of benefit!
How to Make Placenta Tincture
This really could not be easier. It took me all of three minutes to do the final steps of this. (Probably took my husband an additional 5 – 10 minutes to do the first step.)
You will need:
- 100-proof vodka
- A glass jar with lid (mine was 8 oz.)
Step 1: First, admire the placenta that nourished your baby for nine months. How amazing is that?!
Step 2: Rinse the placenta and remove the cord and membranes.
Step 3: Cut off a chunk of the placenta. You can do this fresh, or dried. My husband (who was nice enough to prepare this for me) forgot to do it fresh, so I did it from dried.
The jar is about 1/4 full. I would have done closer to 1/2 if it were fresh.
Step 4: Pour vodka over the placenta to fill the jar.
Add the lid, shake, and store in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks.
After this, strain it out. Discard the placenta and keep the liquid, ideally in a dark brown glass bottle.
Remember that 1 drop = 1 capsule of dried placenta so it’s very potent. Take as needed.