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Beginners Guide to Delta-8 Tinctures

Beginners Guide to Delta-8 Tinctures

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Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Delta-8 THC has become an increasingly prominent cannabinoid in the hemp community. Its unique effects can be enjoyed via various consumption methods, leaving many curious about the best product for their lifestyle. 

If you're seeking an option that is scentless, easy-to-consume, and versatile, Delta-8 THC Oil Tinctures may be perfect for you. Read on as we learn the ins and outs of this product form, including effects, uses, and benefits.

What are Delta-8 Tinctures?

closeup of a THC oil tincture dropper

A Delta-8 tincture will contain hemp-derived cannabinoids, including Delta 8 THC, that are mixed with a carrier oil (MCT or hemp oil). This mixture is typically found in a small glass bottle with a dropper cap for easy application and precise measurement.

Difference Between CBD Tinctures and Delta-8 Tinctures

Delta-8 tinctures are different from other tinctures due to their cannabinoid content. There will be varying compounds in other CBD tinctures, such as a full-spectrum CBD tincture, which contains up to 0.3% of hemp-derived Delta-9 with other cannabinoids.  

Another common CBD oil is broad-spectrum CBD tinctures. This liquid has a combination of minor cannabinoids and CBD, except there is no THC. Both broad spectrum and full spectrum are federally legal and legal in all 50 states.

However, although Delta-8 tinctures are federally legal, they are not legal in every stateSo before buying any Delta-8 THC products, check your local laws to ensure it is legal where you reside. 

How to Use Delta-8 Tincture

There are a variety of ways in which consumers use Delta-8 tinctures. But it all depends on what the individual is hoping to achieve.

Some choose to add a few drops to their favorite drink, such as tea, juice, or a cup of water. You can also make any recipe into an instant edible by adding in a few drops of your Delta-8 THC tincture. 

And others consume it sublingually by placing a drop or two under their tongueConsuming tinctures sublingually has been known to offer a faster onset of effects than consuming them with food or drinks. However, there is no way to know how long the effects will take to appear given your unique endocannabinoid system.

Either way, tinctures are praised for their easy use and versatility in regard to being able to use them with anything.

How to Take Delta-8 Tincture

man using a THC tincture

If you’re looking for a thorough approach surrounding the consumption of tinctures, below we have three methods:

Sublingual Application

This is arguably the simplest method of them all. Simply squeeze a drop or two directly under the tongue and hold it there for a minute or two. By waiting, you will allow the cannabinoids to absorb through the capillaries under the tongue to quicken the onset of effects.

Mix It

For those who don’t enjoy the viscosity or flavor of tincture oil, you can easily mix it with anything to mask the texture and taste. But make sure to use a hand mixer when using tincture with drinks, because the oil will float to the top of the beverage. If you’d rather avoid this altogether, add it to a food recipe instead. 

Our pick? THC-infused holiday drinks.

Topical Application

Tinctures don’t have to be consumed. Instead, you can apply it as a topical. As you would any lotion, place a couple of drops on the skin and rub it on areas of your body, such as arms, legs, or back. 

Delta-8 Tincture vs. Delta-8 Edible

Every method of consuming THC has its advantages. So it’s not surprising to see that tinctures and edibles have their own group of fans who swear their favorite is the best.

But if you’re looking to decide which to choose, we’ll help you identify the differences.

Tinctures are typically preferred for their range of different uses. For the most part, edibles only have one way to be consumed.

Beyond that, THC tinctures offer consumers:
  • Convenience
  • Versatility
  • Longer shelf life
  • Enhanced bioavailability (for example, the organic MCT oil from coconuts we use in our Delta-8 Tinctures contains fatty acids that are known to increase your body's absorption of cannabinoids.
Compared to tinctures, edibles come in many forms. You can find Delta-8 infused in gummies, baked goods, and various candies. Many enthusiasts enjoy this form of consumption for its ability to offer a sugary treat with the bonus of hemp-derived THC.

Some other perks of edibles include:
  • Easy Use
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Discreet
Still, edibles are for those with patience. Tinctures have been known for quicker effects, whereas edibles take far longer to activate because the cannabinoids need to be broken down to reach the brain.

But if tinctures are consumed in foods or drinks, it may take just as long as edibles to activate.

Do Delta-8 Tinctures Get You High?

When it comes to D8 tinctures, many are curious about the effects that occur.

Effects vary on an individual basis, but we have found a few consistencies in the experiences customers have shared with us, such as feelings of mild euphoria, elation, and relaxation.

If you’re new to Delta-8, it's always best to start small to find the perfect amount for you without overdoing it.

How Long Does a Delta-8 Tincture Take to Work?

With any cannabis product, there is never an exact time that it takes for effects to begin because each person processes chemicals differently. 

There have been reports of the onset of effects becoming faster when tinctures are used sublingually, but even so, there is still a waiting period.

How Long Do the Effects of Delta-8 Tinctures Last?

With each person different from the next, there is no way of determining how long your experience will last. That being said, it’s important to prepare for a long experience rather than a short one. So we recommend completing all of your errands and tasks before enjoying your tincture.

That way, when it’s time to sit back and relax, you can.

How Much Delta-8 Tincture to Take?

There is not a standard Delta-8 oil "dosage to take."  D8 is not one size fits all, so it is up to you to determine how much you should consume because of differences in their level of cannabis experience and endocannabinoid physiology.

So, if you’re wondering how many drops of Delta-8 tincture you’ll need, we recommend starting with a drop or two (not the whole vial) and seeing how you feel from there. 

When you start small, you can always adjust. But when you take more than needed, there’s a possibility of feeling “overwhelmed.”

This is normal after taking more than you can handle and is just a temporary effect. Starting small will help you avoid this.

However, if you consume more than necessary, the best thing to do is get comfortable and wait until the effects disappear.

We recommend watching a movie, grabbing a snack, and listening to music. If that doesn’t help, it might be best to wave the white flag and take a nap. 

Can You Smoke Delta-8 Tincture?

Delta-8 tinctures cannot be smoked or vaped. Doing so could cause a fire or cause other unnecessary harm.

Please do not apply a flame to tinctures under any circumstances. For best results, consume tinctures via the mouth or mixed into foods and drinks. 

Delta-8 Tincture Shelf Life

Properly stored tinctures can last up to two years before losing their effectiveness.

The best place to store this product is in a cool area, away from direct light. Since most tinctures are stored in amber-toned glass, there is some protection from light and deterioration.

For the overall longevity of the product, it’s best to store it in a cabinet or drawer.

Shopping for Delta-8 Tinctures Online

thc oil tincture on a hemp farm

Choosing tinctures online can feel like shopping blind. It doesn’t have to feel this way, though, because we will give you the tools to be able to find quality over low-quality tinctures.

By finding Delta-8 tinctures with high ratings across customer reviews and valid certificates of analysis (COAs), you’ll be on the right track to purchasing a quality product. This is exactly how we do it at Hometown Hero.

Our products are tested at a DEA-certified lab to ensure they are Farm Bill-compliant (legal) and safe for use. In our tinctures, we use American-grown hemp and other quality ingredients to create a satisfying and exciting experience. Our line of Delta-8 tinctures is made with premium Delta-8 THC distillate, organic MCT oil from coconuts, and natural flavoring.

In addition to this, there are three flavors to choose from—NaturalMint, and Berry. Plus, there are two different concentrations of Delta-8 oil: 600mg or 1,200mg, both contained in a 30ml bottle.

So choose the best concentration and flavor for you, and place an order with us today.

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide helped you determine if you’re ready to try tinctures or not.

Take our advice and remember to always start small. And if you’re already a tincture lover, don’t miss out on bundling up with a Trio Pack. It will make you and your wallet happy.

Until next time, happy exploring, and Mind Your Mind.

FDA Disclaimer: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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