Tincturing the placenta extends the longevity of placenta benefits and elicits healing during illness, disease, emotional challenges, or difficult life transitions. Tinctures are mainly meant for energy, transitions, hormone stabilization, milk supply, and are helpful in times of returning menstrual cycles and menopause.
Most clients choose have at least one tincture made from their placenta/placenta powder because it is a high-yield method that extends the longevity of the placental supply, meaning it only takes a very small amount of the placenta and/or dehydrated placenta powder to create a 1oz jar of placenta tincture.
Benefits / Uses:
- Increased energy
- Healing during illness
- Emotion stabilization
- Hormone stabilization
- Helpful in returning of menstrual cycles postpartum
- Helpful in time of menopause
- Increased breastmilk supply
- General pain reliever / opioids
- Tooth pain / infant teething pain
- Application: 2 drops of tincture on clean fingertip and massage gently onto baby’s gums. This process is slightly controversial because of the alcohol used to preserve the tincture, in most research the small amount of alcohol is not enough to negatively affect baby.
There are two types of placenta tinctures:
- Raw tincture is made with a small section of the raw placenta and selected high proof alcohol.
- Powdered tincture is made with dehydrated/ground placenta powder and selected high proof alcohol. The powder does not need to be strained out making the process a little easier. Powdered tincture is less potent, but still beneficial.
At Midwest Placenta our tinctures are prepared standard with the powdered tincture method (unless specified otherwise).
Our placenta tinctures are made using selected high proof vodka (this is our main choice due to gluten free/grain free clients, if you’d like a different type of alcohol including brandy, whisky, etc. please let us know).
Both types of placenta tincture need to go through a steeping process. The steeping process is the first 6 weeks after the tincture is made. Keep in a dark, cool location (like the back of a cabinet). Vacillate (swirl) the bottle contents every 2-3 days for the full 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, remove the placenta piece (if raw method).
Tinctures are preserved in a 1oz amber glass bottle with a dropper lid making it easy to count/administer drops. You may choose to get multiple tinctures of the raw/dehydrate variety or both.
Administration Methods: Place drops under the tongue, hold for 60 seconds, then swallow remaining liquid. Alternatively, you can mix drops with a small amount of juice or water.
Complete tincture steeping instructions, storage/dosage recommendations, and other notes will be provided at drop-off with all of your completed items.