Making Marijuana Tincture with Distillate and MCT Oil: A Quick Guide

Marijuana tinctures provide many of the health benefits of cannabis in an easy-to-dose liquid form. By making your own tincture from distillate, you can customize the potency and reap the wellness perks of THC and other cannabinoids.

Why Make Your Own Cannabis Tincture?

  • Control the dose: With homemade tincture, you can tailor the THC/CBD levels to your needs. This helps avoid over-consumption.
  • Consistent dosing: Tinctures allow for consistent, measurable doses. This is especially helpful for medical patients.
  • Versatility: Tinctures are taken sublingually but can also be added to foods and drinks.
  • Discreet and portable: Tinctures are easy to take on-the-go. The small bottle and dropper are subtle.
How to make marijuana distillate and MCT oil tincture.
How to make marijuana distillate and MCT oil tincture.

A Simple Cannabis Tincture Recipe

Making your own marijuana tincture at home is straightforward, especially when using concentrated distillate. Here is an easy recipe to try:


  • 1 gram cannabis distillate (90% THC)
  • 30ml MCT oil


  1. Combine the distillate and MCT oil in a small glass jar or dropper bottle.*
  2. Shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes to fully dissolve and incorporate the distillate. I personally place my bottle into a bowl and pour over some water from my tea kettle to help combine the ingredients.
  3. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 6 hours to infuse. Shake occasionally.

*To make combining easier, you can warm the distillate and the mct oil in shot glass or small silicone measuring cup, and then place into a shallow pot of warm water. Stir until combined and easy to pour.

That’s it! With just two main ingredients, this tincture couldn’t be simpler to make at home.The great part about using a measured amount of distillate is you know exactly how much THC is in your tincture. Just follow the dosage calculations to take the desired dose easily and consistently. With this recipe, you’ll have full control over your experience.Making and using your own cannabis tincture is an empowering way to leverage the many health and wellness benefits of marijuana. This easy distillate method lets you customize your dosage while avoiding the guesswork. Give it a try today!

How to Dose Cannabis Tincture

Calculating Dosage for Your Cannabis Tincture

To properly dose your homemade cannabis tincture, you’ll need to do some calculations based on the amount of THC distillate and oil you used. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1) Determine the THC content of your distillate

For this example, let’s assume you used 1 gram of distillate that is 90% THC. This means your distillate contains:

  • 1 gram distillate
  • 90% THC (0.90)
  • Total THC = 1 gram * 0.90 = 0.9 grams = 900 mg THC

Step 2) Calculate the THC amount per ml of oil

Next, determine the total volume of your tincture. Let’s assume you mixed the distillate with 30 ml of MCT oil. To calculate THC per ml:

  • Total THC = 900 mg
  • Total tincture volume = 30 ml
  • 900 mg THC / 30 ml = 30 mg THC per 1 ml

Step 3) Determine standard dose volumes

With 30 mg THC per 1 ml, we can now easily calculate standard doses:

  • 2 mg dose = 0.07 ml
  • 5 mg dose = 0.17 ml
  • 10 mg dose = 0.33 ml

For a 20 mg dose, take 0.67 ml. This allows precise, consistent dosing.

Step 4) Start low and increase slowly

Remember to start with a low dose and wait sufficient time to feel the effects before increasing the dosage gradually. Calculate doses using the THC per ml amount.Accurate calculations empower you to find the optimal dose for your needs. Follow these steps and enjoy your homemade THC tincture responsibly!

The Health Benefits of THC and CBD

Major cannabinoids like THC and CBD offer various therapeutic effects:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Decreased anxiety and stress
  • Improved sleep
  • Anti-nausea
  • Neuroprotective properties

By making your own tinctures, you can take advantage of these benefits safely and responsibly. Follow dosage guidelines and consult your doctor to see if cannabis tinctures are right for you.

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