The alcohol-free extracts are made with fresh organically grown herbs, extracted in glycerin produced from sustainably grown palm and coconut oil. Next to alcohol based tinctures, glycerites are often considered the most well rounded medicinal extract of an herb. Glycerin is great at extracting many of the same constituents as alcohol, so these products are a great alternative for children of any age, as well as anyone who is avoiding alcohol for any reason.
During the extraction process a very small amount of alcohol is used to break down the plant material and allow for better extraction in the glycerin. It is listed on the label, although the amount in the final product is negligible.
Read more about each of the herbs offered as a glycerite below:
Lemon Balm: This a fresh extract of fresh lemon balm grown in my garden. This is a great herb to have on hand to help ease tension and nerves, especially if that presents as digestive distress or "butterflies in the stomach". Lemon balm is a lovely mood lifter, and can be useful for those to tend toward melancholy or depression. Great for calming kids too, and is quite tasty if added to juice or tea. Lemon balm is also highly antiviral and is often used to treat cold sore or other herpes family virus outbreaks.