What is a wet dose?

A wet dose is made when you dissolve homeopathy pellets in water. To preserve the wet dose indefinitely, however, you must add alcohol. Making a wet dose is even easier than making a tincture! It will take only a couple of minutes.

If you don’t know what homeopathy is, check out my post, “Homeopathy: What it is and How it Changed my Life.”

Why make a wet dose?

There are several reasons one might want to make a wet dose.

  • Creating a wet dose can allow you to turn one dose of a remedy (generally 3-5 pellets) into 120 doses. This, clearly, can save you quite a bit of money if you take several remedies daily.
  • You can cut down on the amount of sucrose you are consuming daily if you have several remedies in your schedule.
  • Wet doses are easier to administer to someone unconscious or who has difficulty chewing and/or swallowing.
  • Many believe that creating a wet dose further amplifies the remedy’s effects.

Are there drawbacks to making a wet dose?

  • The main drawback to creating wet doses is that you aren’t supporting the homeopathic pharmacies in the same degree you would be if you were only taking dry doses. Turning one dose into 120 doses cuts down on the amount of money the pharmacy will get throughout your healing. Since homeopathic pharmacies are constantly under attack in the US by the FDA and need revenue to pay lawyers fees, do research, and pay their employees well, this is a legitimate concern. We all want to support the pharmacies so that they stay in business and we have somewhere to buy our remedies! My solution to this dilemma is to turn as many people on to the healing power of homeopathy as possible. What the pharmacy loses out on from me making wet doses for my family is more that made up for with the amount of people I send to the homeopathic pharmacies to buy remedies.


How to make a preserved wet dose:

  1. Take either a one ounce or 2 ounce dropper bottle.
  2. Fill 1/3 with alcohol. I like to use organic vodka or organic cognac.
  3. Fill the rest with either spring water or filtered water. Leave a bit of space in the bottle for the remedies, the dropper, and for shaking (called succussing.)
  4. Add one dose of the homeopathic remedy to the bottle.
  5. Put the dropper cap on and shake vigorously. It is now ready to use.
  6. One dose=one dropper full (generally 15-20 drops)
  7. Always shake before taking a dose. This does not need to be refrigerated.


To make an unpreserved wet dose.

  • Take either a one ounce or 2 ounce dropper bottle.
  • Fill it with either spring water or filtered water, but leave a bit of space in the bottle for the pellets, the dropper, and for shaking (called succussing.)
  • These bottles need to be refrigerated as there is nothing in them to preserve them!
  • How long your remedy will remain active will depend on the quality of the water and how often it is out of the fridge. To be safe, add another dose of remedy pills every week to 10 days or so.
  • Always shake before taking a dose.

Do you like to use wet doses? What are your experience with wet doses? Let me know in the comments!