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Re: Storage bottles for tinctures

July 28 2012 at 2:28 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get brown, screw-cap, medicine bottles for storing tinctures? I know I could use wine bottles but it just doesn't seem right!

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Sarah Head

Re: Storage bottles for tinctures

July 28 2012, 11:05 PM 

Hi Ian

I'm presuming you are in the UK. Baldwins sell brown glass tincture bottles. I think Neal's Yard do too and probably other glass bottle manufacturers.

Personally, I use recycled glass as much as possible. My tinctures live quite happily in wine bottles if I have large amounts and elderflower cordial green bottles if it is smaller. I will go around a cafe asking for used ginger beer or cordial bottles if they are the type I use. National Trust cafes are really good for this. They also stock small glass jam jars which are ideal for storing single use salves.

I have bought small bottles with dropper pippettes from Baldwins for when I want to give someone a smallish amount of tincture eg scullcap for screaming habdab moments when its a drop dosage and it needs to be immediately accessible.

No-one has ever complained about receiving a tincture in a recycled bottle. I'm not a qualified herbalist, so don't have to present a professional medicinal image to the world. This may be different for you. I couldn't afford to stock my larder with purely purchased bottles.



Re: Storage bottles for tinctures

July 30 2012, 4:09 PM 

Hi Sarah...

Thank's for the info. I know your suggestion makes sense and I'm being a bit too precious...it's just that screw caps, for wine bottles, are not that substantial and corks are prone to breaking after repeated use...get another cork is the answer to that I think!

clare pover

Storage bottles for tinctures

August 8 2012, 12:15 PM 

May be the local chemist will have them. So long as wine bottles, or others have been steralized what used for has no longer any "message".

Belfast Herbalist

Re: Storage bottles for tinctures

August 30 2012, 4:10 PM 

You can buy them in packs (of 36 usually) from some of the professional herbalist stockists such as Herbs in a Bottle or Rutland.
Hope if helps

Elenna DeVargr


September 8 2012, 9:15 AM 

You can get plastic corks from home winemaking supply shops or off Ebay. They are very good to sterilise and last for a long time.

Joyce Ho

Re: Storage bottles for tinctures

September 25 2012, 10:06 PM 

You can get the bottle from:http://www.rutlandbio.com/ or from ebay

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