What is a CBD Tincture?

what is a cbd tincture?

What is a CBD tincture?

As CBD becomes increasingly popular, there may be a plethora of new products you come across. Tinctures, nanogels, and salves… the world of CBD is full of new products that you may be looking into. CBD tinctures are an extremely popular and convenient way to take CBD, but what is a CBD tincture exactly?

How CBD Tinctures are Made

CBD tinctures contain oil, but tinctures do not solely contain CBD oil. At a pure state, CBD is commonly referred to as “CBD isolate,” and is actually in the form of a powder. To make a tincture, hemp undergoes an extraction process which often varies from company to company. Some companies use CO2 for extraction while others use ethanol.

Once the CBD is extracted, it can be put through additional processing (it all depends on the company) and is finally blended with a carrier oil. Viridipharm personally uses organic MCT oil, as we have found it to be the best carrier oil for a number of reasons. Among other things, we prefer MCT oil due to its viscosity, taste, and bioavailability. If you’re interested in reading more about carrier oils, you can check out our article here.

CBD Tincture Flavors

After the CBD has been mixed with a carrier oil, different flavors can be added depending on the type of tincture. Orange, peppermint, chocolate, and even cotton candy are flavors available in CBD tinctures. Some companies may add sweeteners to help improve taste or hide earthy flavors, but here at Viridipharm, we think even our natural flavor is pleasant tasting and doesn’t need unnecessary sugar or sweeteners.

CBD Tincture Sizing

The physical bottles of CBD tinctures can come in a variety of sizes, commonly ranging from 60mL to 15mL. However, the size of the physical bottle doesn’t always dictate the amount of CBD inside. Our tinctures are all 30mL and can range from 200mg to 6000mg of CBD.

In this case, the dosage per mL is the only thing that changes from tincture to tincture. For example, since our 200mg tincture comes in a 30mL bottle, there is 6.67mg of CBD per mL. Likewise, our 6000mg peppermint tincture delivers 200mg of CBD per mL. Taking 1 mL of CBD is easy with our tinctures because our droppers are conveniently marked.


If you have any additional questions about our CBD tinctures or just CBD in general, please do not hesitate to send us a message. We’re always happy to help! 

2 Replies to “What is a CBD Tincture?”

  1. I’m surprised to find that you mentioned how CBD tinctures can have additional flavors added to them such as orange or even peppermint. I’ll be sure to look into what flavors are available. My friend from college recently told me that he was interested in smoking this oil with me, but I am new to the process.

    1. Shauna says:

      Hi Niall,

      Yes! We offer a variety of different flavors for our tinctures. Our cotton candy and chocolate ones are great as well! In regards to tinctures, this type of oil is not meant to be smoked, however, we do have a CBD vape called brume.
      It’s currently available for pre-sale here:

      If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out!

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