Tincture Making Workshop

  • July 22, 2023 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • The Shoals Center

    909 Morningside Drive
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Ticket Price $55.00 This event is now over

Tinctures, specifically alcohol and glycerin extracts are a great way to concentrate and preserve your fresh plant medicinal herbs for year round use. They are portable and are effective at the smallest dose of any herbal extract. 

Learn how to make both alcohol and glycerin extracts  for both fresh and dried plant tinctures, using two different methods - the Folk Method and the Weight to Volume Method.  Students will have hands-on experience with making both preparations from start to finish. We will also learn about the importance of creating a plant profile when learning about herbs, uses and reasons why not to use any plant and good research methods. 

Alcohol tinctures are excellent for extracting both the water and alcohol soluble medicinal constituents while glycerites extract a similar profile, yet are more suitable for people who would prefer to not take an alcohol based extract. 

After this class, students should be confident in selecting and researching a plant for extract as a tincture, competence in both methods for making the tincture and assessing the final product for quality and potency. 

We do not offer refunds for class, but if you register and are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. 

Date & Time

Sat, Jul 22, 2023 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue Details

The Shoals Center

909 Morningside Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401 The Shoals Center
Gray Cat Botanicals


About us



Kathryn Sisler Waple

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Herbalism from Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism; Apprentice with Corinna Wood of Red Moon Herbs;

BA in English from UNCW, certificate in High School Education

Kathryn Waple is an herbalist who has been working with plants for more than 15 years. Her passion is in teaching people about how to use and grow medicinal herbs safely and easily for the benefit of the whole family. She teaches classes on growing, harvesting and using medicinal herbs.

"Learning about herbalism and natural/alternative health is a form of community activism. I think it is a crucial part of bringing people together. I would like to infuse the local community with a sense of responsibility and support for individual health. Being able to heal yourself is an empowering act that lays a foundation for the ability to heal your community."