Earlier, we delved into the intriguing connection between cannabis and meditation in one of our previous blog posts. Now, it’s time to explore another facet of cannabis and wellness lifestyle. Follow along as we dive into the essence of cannabis tinctures as catalysts for self-care.
First, let’s cover some educational ground. Cannabis tinctures are liquid extracts made from cannabis plants, typically consumed orally or sublingually, providing a discreet and controlled way to ingest cannabis without smoking or vaping.
All of our tinctures are produced using one of three methods: CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, or a solventless process.
Advantages of Cannabis Tinctures
One of the key advantages of tinctures is their versatility. As we mentioned above, unlike smoking or vaping, tinctures provide a smoke-free method of consumption. This makes them a perfect option for those looking to add a product that is easy and convenient to add to their self-care routine.
Tinctures also offer precise dosing, making it easier to control the amount of cannabis you consume.
Lastly, they have a faster onset time compared to edibles. We absorb them through the inner linings of the mouth when taken sublingually (under the tongue).
Types of Tinctures
There are various types of cannabis tinctures available, each with a unique cannabinoid profile.
CBD-dominant tinctures contain higher levels of cannabidiol and minimal THC, making them ideal for those seeking the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects.
THC-dominant tinctures contain higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (promoting psychoactive effects). Consumers often choose them for their euphoric or relaxing effects.
Also, there are tinctures that contain a roughly equal ratio of CBD to THC. These offer a more moderate and well-rounded experience that will be more likely to promote the entourage effect for users.
The benefits of tinctures are many Let’s get into them.
- Stress Relief: Tinctures may offer a potential pathway to easing the burdens of daily stress. A well-chosen tincture may provide a calming effect, giving your body what it needs to unwind and find solace in the midst of a hectic world.
- Relaxation: Whether it’s after a long day or during moments of solitude, tinctures can contribute to relaxation and a heightened sense of well-being as they tell the body “It’s safe to relax and regulate the nervous system”.
- Sleep Support: The pursuit of quality sleep is a cornerstone of self-care. Tinctures with specific cannabinoid profiles, such as CBD or CBN, may offer support in getting those restful nights!
- Aches and Discomfort: For those dealing with physical discomfort, tinctures present an option for potential relief. Balancing the body’s endocannabinoid system through tinctures could contribute to your self-care journey.
Elevating Self-Care with Cannabis Tinctures
Now that you know a bit about tinctures, you’re probably wondering how they’ll serve as an asset to your self-care routine.
Well, unlike smoking or vaping, tinctures provide a smoke-free alternative. This option can seamlessly fit into your daily routine. The controlled dosing empowers individuals to fine-tune their experience according to their unique needs and preferences.
You get to be creative with how and when you want to integrate them into your routine. But, as a suggestion, we recommend giving yourself a dose when you’re completing your other self-care rituals for the day.
Crafting Your Self-Care Ritual
Next, you’ll want to craft a meaningful ritualized routine:
- The Right Tincture: Just as you carefully choose products for your well-being, consider factors such as cannabinoid content, ratio, and desired effects when selecting a tincture.
- Start Low, Adjust Slowly: Begin with a conservative dose and gradually adjust as needed. This approach allows you to gauge your body’s response and achieve the desired effects.
- Set the Mood: Prepare your environment to enhance your self-care experience. Dim lighting (or better yet, light a candle), soothing music, a good book, and a comfortable space can create an atmosphere of relaxation.
- Consumption: Administer your chosen tincture sublingually for optimal absorption. Allow the tincture to sit under your tongue briefly before swallowing.
- Presence and Observation: To achieve optimal effects, be sure to observe your experience, notice how you feel, and bring your attention to the present moment. Maybe consider journaling a bit about your experience.
Endless Options of Cannabis Tinctures at Zenbarn Farms
Finally, in the expansive realm of wellness, we stand as a beacon of innovation here at Zenbarn Farms. We offer a diverse array of tinctures that cater to an array of preferences and needs in self-care and beyond.
Additionally, we are committed to providing and matching our community with the right cannabis tincture products for their lifestyle. So, don’t be shy! Come on into our dispensary in Waterbury, VT! Our staff members will match you with the perfect tincture for your self-care.
*Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness regimen.*