CBD tincture is a popular oral and sublingual cannabidiol product that is known for its versatility and potency. As DIY cannabidiol options are gaining popularity for the manufacturing conditions and ingredient profiles that are completely under our control, let us take a look at how to make CBD tincture at home.
In this article, we will discuss CBD tincture that comes with a carrier oil as its base.
Ingredients You Will Require
You can make CBD tincture at home with minimal ingredients.
Source Of CBD
You can choose from a lot of CBD options available in the market, but for high potency, we recommend choosing CBD isolate. It contains 99% CBD and has no other cannabis compounds other than CBD, indicating that you are freed from the worries of a high. THC is the cannabis compound that causes a high in the users if taken even in moderate doses. As CBD isolate has 0% THC, CBD tinctures made of CBD isolate will not give you a high.
After the CBD source is selected, you have to choose appropriate carrier oil for your tincture. Select high-fat oils like MCT oil or coconut oil; MCT oil has a higher bioavailability than most carrier oils. Other options like olive oil, hemp seed oil and palm oil are less bioavailable than MCT oil.
How To Make CBD Tincture?
To ensure that CBD isolate and carrier oil blend well, you have to apply the double boiling method. Heating it directly in a pan increases the chances for the tincture to be burnt. The double boiling method protects the tincture from excess heat and helps it retain its potency.
Here are the steps in preparing CBD tincture:
- Fill a large bowl with water up to its quarter. Place the pan on the stove and set it to low-medium heat.
- Place a small bowl in the large bowl.
- Add MCT oil and CBD isolate into the smaller bowl.
- Stir gently to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
- Turn off the flame and allow the tincture to cool.
- Pour the tincture into a dropper bottle through a funnel.
CBD tinctures can be added to edibles or can be taken sublingually. The sublingual method offers better bioavailability than oral methods because CBD does not have to be processed by the digestive system when taken sublingually.
Selecting high quality CBD source and carrier oil helps in manufacturing top quality CBD tinctures at home. The icing on the cake is that the expense to make the tincture will be less than the cost of CBD tinctures available in the market.