CBD Tincture vs Oil: What’s the Difference and Does It Matter?

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Many think both CBD tinctures and oils are the same. However, they’re actually not. They are made differently, have different properties, and how the product works. Therefore, it’s necessary to compare both to decide which consumption method fits your needs.

A HISTORY OF CBD Tinctures and Oils

In recent years, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has become increasingly popular in aiding health conditions and general wellbeing. 

According to some studies, of all the cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant, CBD has shown to have the most potent healing properties. Due to its non-psychoactive state, CBD is often patient preferred as well.

With CBD oils or tinctures, patients find health benefits without users having to feel high.

Some of the most notable benefits include improvements to the following: 

  • Mood 
  • A boost in metabolism
  • Disease immunity
  • Pain relief
  • Improved sleep
  • Appetite
  • Memory retention

The best part, however, is that CBD comes in many forms. Edibles and CBD vapes, beauty products, and even topical forms are all widely available. CBD oil and tinctures tend to have the most demand.

What’s the difference between tinctures and oils?

Often the biggest difference between tinctures and pure CBD oil products are some elements of THC included in the tinctures to help activate the CBD properties. A 20:1 tincture works as a minor partner with CBD to balance its psychoactive effects.


First of all, it seems that CBD oil is the most popular cannabidiol used for medicinal purposes. 

Cultivators will extract the oil from the cannabis plant. In some cases, extractors will take pure CBD from the hemp plant, while others will pull every form of potential cannabinoid found. 

Typically, CBD oil is the most potent of all CBD forms. Because of this, it can be the most expensive.


In terms of use, CBD oil is consumed sublingually. This means a user places the oil under the tongue and absorbs it into their body via the muses membranes. It’s the fastest way of absorption. You can also swallow CBD oil. 

However, it may take longer to digest. In terms of taste, it can be earthy and nutty. If the taste isn’t enjoyable, add it to food for consumption.

How tinctures differ and may benefit

It’s worth noting that CBD tincture is less dynamic compared to the oil itself. Due to this, cannabis tinctures tend to be less expensive compared to CBD oil. Tinctures often have added flavor for a taste like Remedy’s Honey Cinnamon Tincture.

Common traits and benefits

Both consumption methods are discreet, have little to no psychoactive effects, and help with inflammation. You can take CBD oils and tinctures sublingually for intake, but oils tend to lack the added taste of some tinctures.

Overall, it comes down to THC preferences and tolerance, as well as taste preferences.


So, now that you know the facts, you can work out which option is best for you. 

Generally speaking, the choice between CBD oil and tincture is a personal preference. Whether you are concerned about the taste, how to take your cannabidiol, or the price, you will find we have many infused cannabis product options.