Tinctures are a fantastic modality for consuming cannabis and hemp. They are versatile, fast acting, long lasting and easy to titrate (find your dose). You can take the tincture orally, drop it into food or your favorite beverage or even use it topically, putting it directly onto your skin.
To consume it orally, we suggest dropping the liquid under your tongue, holding it there for a few seconds, then swallowing. This allows the tincture to partially absorb mucosally where it enters into the bloodstream faster and bypasses the liver, then swallow the remaining so it can also hit receptors throughout your throat and digestive tract. Alternatively, you can choose to hold it under your tongue and cheek longer or swallow entirely. If you have trouble tilting your head back, you can drop the tincture into a spoon.
If you aren’t fond of the taste, you can also drink or eat immediately afterwards. Eating a small amount of nut butter or peanut butter right after is a great way to immediately cover the flavor and the high fat content is excellent for helping it absorb into your bloodstream. You can also drop the tincture right into food or a beverage. Just keep in mind that cannabis is not water soluble and instead absorbs very well into fats (lipids). So put the tincture into food or a drink that has some fat content. For example, If putting into a drink, try it with tea or coffee using whole fat milk or half and half or a smoothie that has coconut oil or peanut butter.
You can use the tinctures topically by applying them directly to the skin. We purposely made them without any additives or flavorings so they would be extremely versatile. They are made with pure cannabis extract and fractionated coconut oil, which are all safe and very beneficial to the skin. Keep in mind that the coconut oil can stain material such as clothing or leather. Simply drop the tincture onto your skin and gently rub in allowing it to absorb into your skin. It can be used for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, bug bites, poison ivy/oak, burns, minor abrasions and bringing down swelling or redness plus many more. While it does have some antimicrobial properties, avoid applying to open wounds.