how to make a homemade cbd tincture

How to Make a CBD Tincture

Looking for full control over the potency of your CBD tincture? Here’s how you can easily make your own at home.

As more and more people begin to incorporate daily CBD servings into their routine, it’s not surprising that most prefer the simplicity and convenience of CBD tinctures.

While our own line of CBD tinctures has built up its own loyal following, we know that some customers prefer to be able to control the potency of their daily CBD serving by making their own homemade CBD tinctures.

Making your own CBD tincture is pretty simple using our Real Scientific Hemp Oil® (RSHO®) pure CBD hemp oil or our RSHO™ CBD Isolate. Read on to find out how.

What are CBD Tinctures?

Considered by many as one of the most versatile types of products for getting daily CBD, CBD tinctures are liquid extracts that blend high-CBD hemp oil with vegetable glycerin, ethanol, or another type of nutritious oil.

The hemp oil used in CBD tinctures is extracted from varieties of hemp plants that are naturally more abundant in CBD, a natural and non-psychoactive compound that interacts with our body’s native systems.

The most common way to take CBD tinctures is to place a few drops or squirts in the mouth and holding the liquid extract under the tongue for 30-60 seconds. This “sublingual” method of consumption allows the CBD and other natural compounds in hemp oil to be absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth, where they are then quickly delivered to the bloodstream for fast natural effects.

Because CBD is non-psychoactive and hemp contains only trace, if any, THC, CBD tinctures will not cause a high when they’re consumed at suggested servings.

cbd tincture recipe

Making Your Own CBD Tincture: Step-By-Step

Using CBD hemp oil or CBD Isolate powder, you can easily make your own CBD tinctures. Cannabinoids like CBD are fat-soluble, so they can be dissolved into high-fat oils like coconut oil or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, which are unique fatty acids found in coconut and palm oils.

Saturated fats also increase the bioavailability of CBD, meaning they serve as efficient carriers for the cannabinoid to be absorbed by the body. Both MCT oil and coconut oil are sweet, so while they help to deliver CBD to your bloodstream, they also provide a tasty flavor to your homemade CBD tincture.

The CBD tincture recipe below shows you how to make your own product using either pure CBD hemp oil or CBD Isolate powder. Choose CBD hemp oil to obtain the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, terpenes, and other trace cannabinoids found in full-spectrum hemp oil. For a CBD tincture without plant material or excess waxes, make your CBD tincture using CBD isolate.

Making your own CBD tincture gives you full control over the potency of your CBD product. The CBD isolate and CBD hemp oil ingredient amounts listed in the recipe below are suggestions, and you’re welcome to adjust them higher or lower as you best see fit.

Need help figuring out how much CBD you should take? Read more about it here.

cbd tincture dropper

You’ll need:


  1. Place about 1 to 2 inches of water in the bottom pan of the double boiler. Place the pan on the stove, set to low-to-medium heat.
  2. Place the top pan of the double boiler onto the bottom pan. Add the MCT oil and the CBD Isolate powder.
  3. Stir gently until the CBD isolate is fully dissolved.
  4. Remove double boiler from heat and allow CBD tincture to cool.
  5. Use the funnel to pour CBD tincture from pan into the dropper bottle. Keep in refrigerator when not in use.

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Benefits of CBD Tinctures

Adding daily servings of CBD tincture to your routine encourages balance and wellness. CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system, its largest regulatory network. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for keeping a long list of your body’s functions in homeostasis.

CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors found throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems and the immune system to stimulate the endocannabinoid system and support its efforts in keeping functions balanced.

CBD tinctures also bring both convenience and versatility to CBD routines. While when taken under the tongue they’re extremely simple to consume and allow you to quickly get in your daily CBD, they can also be mixed into your favorite foods and beverages.

Because they offer easy and precise dosage control, CBD tinctures are also an ideal option for those who like to take CBD servings throughout the day for consistent CBD levels. You can also up your daily CBD serving by quickly taking additional drops of the CBD tincture.

Get What You Need to Make CBD Tinctures

Get the pure CBD hemp oil or CBD isolate you need to make your own CBD tinctures through the HempMeds® online CBD store or call 1-866-273-8502.

Would you rather avoid the process of making your own CBD tinctures? Browse our selection of high-quality CBD tinctures from award-winning brands like Real Scientific Hemp Oil® (RSHO®) and Dixie Botanicals®.

For more information, visit our pages on Wholesale CBD orders, or Becoming a HempMeds® Affiliate.

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