How To Make CBD Tincture With Mct Oil

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Learn how to make your very own cannabis tincture in the comfort of your own home with our simple methods for CBD, THC, and mixed tinctures. Making cannabis tinctures at home is easier than you think. Get the step-by-step instructions for making cannabis tinctures in your own kitchen with our guide.

How to Make a Cannabis Tincture (CBD & THC)

Cannabis tinctures and oils can be made with grain alcohol, MCT oil, coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, almond oil, canola oil, palm oil, avocado oil, and many more. Learn how to make your very own cannabis tincture in the comfort of your own home with our simple methods for CBD, and THC tinctures.

These recipes use MCT oil and there is also a method for both CBD and THC grain alcohol tinctures below the MCT tincture recipes.

How to Make a Cannabis Tincture: Equipment Needed

The equipment needed to make these tinctures is incredibly easy to find. The 35ml droppers are found at pharmacies of health food stores.

  • 35ml Dropper (Found in Pharmacies)
  • Large Pyrex-Style Measuring Cup/Jug
  • Slow Cooker (Can Also Be Done on Stovetop)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Mason Jar (For Storing Extra Tincture That Won’t Fit In Dropper)

Cannabis tinctures have become valuable medicine for many. Making your own cannabis tincture empowers the cannabis consumer to explore a dosage, method, and carrier oil that suits you specifically.

How to Make a Cannabis Tincture: Ingredients

As mentioned, both CBD and THC tinctures will be covered and the ingredients vary slightly for each tincture.

CBD Tincture:

  • A gram of CBD isolate
  • 350 ml of carrier substance (MCT oil, grain alcohol, grapeseed oil, vinegar etc.)

THC Tincture:

  • 10 grams of cannabis
  • 350 ml of carrier substance (MCT oil, grain alcohol, grapeseed oil, vinegar etc.)

As you can see, the ingredients required to make your own cannabis tinctures are simple and there is no filler ingredient whatsoever.

How to Make CBD Isolate Tincture With MCT Oil

Using CBD isolate in a tincture does not require decarboxylation because this substance has already experienced this process through extraction. At 99% cannabidiol, CBD isolate is a strong substance, suitable for medical use.

Just 1 gram of CBD isolate will contain 990mg+ of CBD in total and 1 gram is all that is needed to make this CBD tincture. Although CBD isolate is harder to come by than most cannabis flower, this type of tincture can become an incredibly convenient way to ingest CBD on a regular basis.

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This tincture can be made with grain alcohol, vinegar, and other oils such as grapeseed, MCT, etc.

For this CBD tincture recipe, MCT oil will be used.

  • In the glass bowl or measuring jug, add CBD isolate and MCT oil
  • Fill the crockpot with enough water to reach the halfway point of your measuring cup/jug
  • Place crockpot/slow cooker on medium-low heat and wait until the water has heated
  • Now, place the measuring cup of CBD and oil into the water within the crockpot/slow cooker
  • You can cover this infusion, although it is not necessary.
  • Ensure the water does not get too low during the infusion process, some water will evaporate
  • Leave in the crockpot/slow cooker for 3-4 hours
  • Stir every hour or so
  • Line a hand strainer with cheesecloth (3-4 pieces on top of one another) and strain the oil into a mason jar
  • Once cooled, fill the dropper and store the remaining tincture in a dark and cool place within an airtight mason jar
  • Store safely away from pets and children
  • The dropper provides an incredibly convenient option to consume CBD regularly

That is all that is takes to make 10 droppers’ worth of CBD tincture. Although CBD isolate can sometimes reach $75-$90 per gram, this is usually around the same price as two CBD tinctures.

Cannabis tinctures are incredibly easy to make at home as well as being far less expensive than store-bought tinctures.

With this recipe, ten 35ml bottles of CBD tinctures can be made for the (approximate) price of two.

How to Make a THC Cannabis Tincture With MCT Oil

The method for a THC cannabis tincture is similar to the CBD tincture, however, decarboxylation is required when using raw cannabis in infusions. Decarboxylation can be achieved with several different methods (mason jar, sous vide etc). Decarboxylation is a necessary process when using cannabis flower material in infusions and oils.

With that being said, here is our easy method for a THC tincture made with MCT oil:

  • In the glass bowl or measuring jug, add decarboxylated cannabis and MCT oil
  • Fill the crockpot with enough water to reach the halfway point of your measuring cup/jug
  • Place crockpot/slow cooker on medium-low heat and wait until the water has heated
  • Now, place the measuring cup of decarboxylated cannabis and MCT oil into the water within the crockpot/slow cooker
  • You can cover this infusion, although it is not necessary.
  • Ensure the water does not get too low during the infusion process, some water will evaporate
  • Leave in the crockpot/slow cooker for 3-4 hours
  • Stir every hour or so
  • Line a hand strainer with cheesecloth (3-4 pieces on top of one another) and strain the cannabis-infused MCT oil into a mason jar
  • Once cooled, fill the dropper and store the remaining tincture in a dark and cool place within an airtight mason jar
  • Store safely away from pets and children
  • The dropper provides an incredibly convenient option to consume THC regularly
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How to Make a Cannabis Tincture With Grain Alcohol or Vinegar

Grain alcohol tinctures are somewhat easier than MCT tinctures, however, the time to make one properly varies from 10 days (minimum) to one month (recommended). The ingredients are the same as the MCT tinctures above, and any other equipment that is needed is mentioned below within the recipe.

How to Make a Grain Alcohol Tincture With CBD Isolate

  • Add 350ml of grain alcohol to a mason jar
  • Now, add a gram of CBD isolate to the same mason jar
  • Close the lid and shake well for at least 3 minutes
  • Store in a dark, cool place (like the kitchen cupboard)
  • Every 2 days, shake the jar thoroughly
  • Once at least 10 days have passed (we recommend 30), the tincture will be ready to use
  • Portion into the dropper and leave the remaining tincture in the cool, dark cupboard until needed

This recipe is one of the easiest available to make your own CBD isolate tinctures at home.

Grain Alcohol Tincture Made With Cannabis Flower

  • Decarboxylate your cannabis
  • Place cannabis inside mason jar along with 350ml of grain alcohol
  • Shake well for 3 minutes
  • Now, store in a dark, cool place (kitchen cupboard)
  • Shake this jar every 2 days
  • Once at least 10 days have passed (we recommend 30), the tincture will be ready to use
  • In order to consume this tincture, it will need to be strained with a cheesecloth
  • Secure cheesecloth to the top of the mason jar and strain into another mason jar to ensure no flower material remains
  • Portion into the dropper and leave the remaining tincture in the cool, dark cupboard until needed
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This THC tincture will keep for approximately 6 months.

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5 thoughts on “ How to Make a Cannabis Tincture (CBD & THC) ”

What can be done with a cbd tincture made from grain alcohol…mine has a real strong taste or bite to it. Can I make a gummie or cook it or add it to a drink?

You can definitely add it to your food or drinks if it has a strong taste – Adding to tea/coffee is the easiest in my opinion

It worked! Thank you…and now for my next question, if you make an mct oil infused version do you still store it the 10 to 30 days before you can use it?

you can use the MCT oil tincture right away! apologies for the late response

If you make the mct oil version, how long after before you can use it? The alcohol version you wait 10 to 30 days but it says nothing about that in your mct recipe.

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Article written by

Dipak Hemraj Head of Research and Education

Dipak Hemraj is a published author, grower, product maker, and Leafwell’s resident cannabis expert. From botany & horticulture to culture and economics, he wishes to help educate the public on why cannabis is medicine (or a “pharmacy in a plant”) and how it can be used to treat a plethora of health problems. Dipak wants to unlock the power of the plant, and see if there are specific cannabinoid-terpene-flavonoid profiles suitable for different conditions.

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