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Spent herbs from tinctures and glycerites

Does anyone use these in their compost pile? I've been making a lot of tinctures lately and realized I wasn't sure if the spent herbs could go in the compost or not.


  • merlin44merlin44 Posts: 441 ✭✭✭✭

    Compost is where I put them but I compost everything. At times, I think my Leila Blu (my house dog) looks at me kinda nervously when I pick up the compost bucket to take it out.LOL

  • Mary Linda BittleMary Linda Bittle Posts: 514 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I compost them, too.

  • sallyhowardsallyhoward AustraliaPosts: 88 ✭✭✭

    I compost everything also

  • HassenaHassena Posts: 119 ✭✭✭

    Yep, we compost em. Sometime the oil/glycerin acts as a mild preservative. I haven't noticed at adverse effect. Sometimes, during certain times of the year. I'll just burying the spent product in the garden. :) Offering and giving thanks to the mother.

  • seeker.nancyseeker.nancy Posts: 425 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you'all! I thought so but thought I should check first lol.

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 1,549 admin

    With certain spent tinctured herbs, I give them to the chickens.

  • desireet02desireet02 Posts: 80 ✭✭✭

    I compost everything. I made the mistake of putting some spent valerian in an inside trashcan and it drove my cat absolutely crazy trying to get into it. I had to do a quick search to make sure it wasn't toxic to cats and found that it is safe for them and that cats that do not like catnip will love valerian. I now stuff a little in his toys and it makes him super mellow.

  • silvertipgrizzsilvertipgrizz Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭✭

    @Laurie Which ones to the chickens?

  • LeediafastjeLeediafastje WA State, Olympic Mtns, Zone 8Posts: 50 ✭✭✭

    Thank you all for this discussion. I had the same question, just never asked.

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