If you fall victim to dull skin, breakouts, tired muscles from spin class, and/or lack of a good night’s sleep, there’s a tincture for that. While tinctures aren’t a new thing, they’re currently popping up in the beauty and wellness world as key components to a well-rounded regimen.

And in case you’re wondering what in the world a tincture is in the first place, we’ve enlisted the help of Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica. Recently she released an amazing line of tinctures that do everything from helping you get a good night’s sleep to maintaining gorgeous, glowing skin.

What exactly are tinctures?
Herbal tinctures, also known as liquid herbal extracts, are the original US Pharmacopeia method for extracting herbs. Herbalists consider tinctures more effective than capsules, as they assimilate into the bloodstream more quickly.

Our handcrafted herbal tinctures are made from organic and sustainably-sourced botanicals from around the globe and incorporate the ancient healing traditions of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and American folk medicine.

How do you use them/what do you use them for?
Tinctures are particularly effective for addressing acute conditions, like muscle and joint soreness, stress, fatigue, or a cold. For best results, they should be taken daily by adding 40 drops (two dropperfulls) to tea, juice, or water — or straight on the tongue!


Do you think tinctures are here to stay?
Every day, wellness is becoming more mainstream and people are better understanding the connection between what you put in and on your body and overall health, including skin health. Food is our best medicine, as the gut is the seat of our immune system. People are now realizing the importance of proper nutrition and herbal remedies, like tinctures, for energy, vitality, and fitness.

I feel strongly that people will embrace herbal medicine and wellness rituals as a critical part of 21st century wellness, embracing the time between visits to the doctor as an equally important time to care for your health.

What do you think? Would you make tinctures part of your health and beauty regimen?

xx, the FabFitFun Team