How To Use Delta 8 THC Tinctures: 4 Different Methods

As the demand for alternative forms of cannabis continues to grow, so does the popularity of Delta 8 THC tinctures. D8 tincture offers consumers a unique way to enjoy the effects of Delta 8 THC without having to smoke or vape it. With its convenience and fast-acting properties, using this type of product is an ideal choice for many individuals. In this article, we will explore four different methods on how to use Delta 8 THC tinctures.

1: Sublingual administration

Sublingual administration is one of the most popular ways to take a Delta 8 THC tincture because it’s quick and easy. To use sublingual administration, simply place a few drops of your tincture under your tongue and hold it there for at least 15-30 seconds before swallowing any remaining liquid. This ensures that your body absorbs some of the active cannabinoids through the mucous membranes in your mouth. This method allows for faster absorption than other methods of consumption such as edibles or capsules, as it bypasses the digestive system completely.

2: Topical application

If you’re looking for a more localised effect from your D8 tincture, topical application may be an option worth considering. To apply topically, simply massage a few drops onto clean skin in areas that need relief from pain or inflammation. Be careful not to apply too much, as excessive amounts can cause skin irritation or burning due to the highly concentrated nature of these products. It’s important to note that topical applications are not designed for systemic absorption, so they won’t have the psychoactive effects associated with oral ingestion or smoking/vaping.

3: Adding it to food and drink

Another great way to use D8 tinctures is to add them to foods and beverages (such as smoothies). Since Delta 8 has a low flavour profile compared to other types of products such as CBD oil, it shouldn’t change the taste too much when added directly to food/beverages in small amounts (~5ml). However, keep in mind that eating edibles takes longer for the effects to kick in and last longer than sublingual administration due to the digestive process, which further converts Δ8THC into Δ11THC – its more potent form – during the metabolic process in our bodies.

4: Swallowing it directly

The last method we will discuss is to swallow the product directly without first holding it under the tongue; however, please note that this may result in slower onset times compared to sublingual administration, as some amount may be eliminated through the digestive process instead of immediately entering the bloodstream via the mucosal route. However, if you must swallow directly, make sure you wash it down with a glass of water. Additionally, choose a high quality Δ8 distillate that is free of additives/carrier oils/other ingredients that may slow absorption.


We hope this article has provided some helpful insights into the use of D8 tinctures! As always, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and always consult your doctor before trying any new health product, especially if you are taking any medication. Have fun experimenting!