I currently have some gotu-kola (fresh plant) + some dried fo-ti (he shou wu) bark, and I like to extract these herbs to make my own homemade cream/lotion/gel base.
What types of solvents should I use?
Normally it’s the alcoholic + water solvents, but I prefer not to use alcohol.
I was thinking to just use plain water as solvent by boiling the fo-ti bark + gotu-kola…but how do I preserve them as boiliing usually means using them up in 24hrs or 48hrs at best (if kept referigerated)…and how do I incorporate them into my cream/gel?
Any input will be much appreciated. Thanks!!
Can anyone share what is the best way to extract herbs for homemade cream/lotion/gel base.?