What are CBD Tinctures

A CBD tincture usually has an alcohol or oil base and has very potent cannabidiol content. Taking the tinctures under the tongue allows them to absorb directly into the bloodstream via your mouth. We consider this more potent than edibles by 10 to 40 percent.

How is it Made

Typically, to make a tincture you soak the dried flowers of the female marijuana plant in ethanol. THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes dissolve into the alcohol. The result is a highly potent liquid.

How is it Administered?

Tinctures typically come in a bottle with a dropper and are taken sublingually, in small measured doses, since they are so concentrated and potent. Hold under the tongue for 30 to 60 seconds and swallow.

Sublingual means:  placing dose under your tongue to dissolve and absorb into your blood through the tissue there.

They can also be put into drinks (see great recipe at the end of this article) and food. Effects can take place quickly.

iced tea

SPECIAL TREAT

Fall is upon us, the leaves are gorgeous and the air is crisp. It’s a good time to cozy up with a warm drink and a mint tincture. Not a tea or coffee drinker? Then try this fabulous refreshing iced tea instead.

EnlightenMINT Iced Tea

iced tea

If you are a gardener, perhaps you grew some mint this summer and are looking for a different way to use it.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups of water

  • 1/3 cup honey (or gave nectar)

  • 5 bags of green tea

  • 8 sprigs of MINT

  • 3-4 dropperfuls of Joy Organics Tranquil Mint CBD Tincture

Directions:

  1. Boil three of the eight cups of water and pour into a large bowl

  2. Add honey, tea bags and mint sprigs to the water and allow to steep 20 minutes

  3. Once cooled, strain the infused water into a pitcher

  4. Add the CBD Tincture and stir

  5. Add the rest of the water and stir

  6. Serve drink over ice and garnish with additional mint sprigs

Enjoy

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