Tinctures are one of the easiest ways to incorporate herbs into a full schedule. I like to add a dropperful of lemon balm tincture along with an adaptogen like eleuthero to help me stay calm, focused and stress-resilient during the day.


  • ½ cup freshly chopped lemon balm leaves or ¼ – ⅓ cup of dried lemon balm leaves
  • 1 cup of 80-proof vodka


  1. Place the lemon balm leaves in a clean 16-ounce mason jar.
  2. Next, pour the vodka over the leaves. Once the leaves have settled, there should be at least ½ an inch of alcohol covering the top of the leaves – if not, then add more to meet that amount. Securely place the lid of the jar and shake well.
  3. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks. When the tincture is ready, strain out the lemon balm and label the jar.
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