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8445Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Teaching herbal class

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  • Pamela Nelson
    Apr 25, 2012
      My preference for making tinctures is pure grain alcohol.  It has had less processing than any vodka.  I use 50/50 grain and water which still gives me the 90 proof.

      As to age, under 18 I require a parent present for the individual to make anything with alcohol.  I do though usually take vinegar for when someone w/out a parent wants to participate.


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      From: Joyce Zeiler <joycehzeiler@...>
      Wed, Apr 25, 2012 18:34:38 GMT+00:00
      Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Teaching herbal class


      I use triple distilled vodka in my tinctures.  My class age is over 18.  What are the laws in your state?
      Even though the class is not "drinking" the alcohol, I just think more mature class members are more responsible (not always, but most of the time).
      On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Marta McCarthy <misigilli@...> wrote:

      I am getting ready to teach a herbal class on the making of salves, balms and tinctures.  This will be a hands on class and will involve using vodka for the tinctures.  Has anyone taught such a class before and have they required that all their participants be over 21 due to the vodka use, or have they excluded the underage group and had them use vinegar or glycerin instead?  How about the general herb use?  Are students required to be at least 18?
      I want to make sure I stay within the legal mundane and SCA requirements.  The herbs I will be using are comfrey and calendula for salves, chamomile, plantain and calendula for balm, and echinacea for the tincture.
      In Service,

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