After several nights in the mountains… with a toddler… on a lumpy sleeping bag… in the rain… I’m so stoked to be back home with this Chill Rx Tincture. This is my favorite tincture these days and I’ll never go on a camping trip without it again.
I put it in my Hippy Highball recipe (you can find it in Wake + Bake). I drop it under my tongue when I start feeling anxious. And I add it to my Cup of Calm on cool Colorado evenings.
It’s delicious, calming and aromatic. Lavender is easy to find and pairs well with the distinct aroma and flavor of cannabis. Chamomile is a chill promoting herb. Catnip helps you embrace cat-like calmness and supports catnaps.
You can use your favorite cannabis tincture method or any of the tincture methods found in Wake + Bake. I made this one using a combination of the Water Bath and the Cupboard Chiller methods from the book (because I forgot to strain it for a couple of weeks and it chilled in my cupboard for awhile) and it’s very potent and flavorful.
Chill Rx: An Herbal Cannabis Tincture Recipe for Promoting Calm and Reducing Anxiety
1. Using whatever cannabis tincture method you choose, combine:
1/4 cup 80+ proof alcohol (organic if possible… I use Cap Rock from Jack Rabbit Hill)
8 grams decarboxylated cannabis*
2 teaspoons catnip
2 teaspoons chamomile
1 teaspoon lavender
2. Strain herbs and pour into glass dropper bottles.
*If using hash or concentrates-
1. Combine in a mason jar:
1/4 cup 80+ proof alcohol
.5-1 grams decarboxylated concentrates or bubble hash
1 teaspoon catnip
1 teaspoon chamomile
1/2 teaspoon lavender
(optional – 1/4 teaspoon Kava or 3 full droppers of a Kava Elixir – I used Blissful Elixir by Earth Spirit Alchemy)
2. Strain herbs and pour into glass dropper bottles.
You can use the new Edibles Dosage Calculator to figure out how much THC will be in each dose of your tincture and add more or less cannabis or hash as desired.
I hope you love it! Let me know in the comments below 🙂
How long do you let it infuse for?
Cool recipe! I just looked at your dosage calculator before making this, but am a bit confused. As you increase the ‘cups of oil or alcohol you will be infusing’, the total THC and THC per teaspoon goes up – but wouldnt THC/teaspoon decrease as you use more and more oil, since the THC would be diluted?
It’s broken! Thank you for the heads up 🙂
LOVE THE DOSAGE CALCULATOR!
your recipes are amazing . I am in the process of making a lotion . my buddy gave me 2 oz. of frosty trim. Its already dry, do i have to deoxcaronate before i process with oil. or since its dry the thca, is already converted to thc.??? please help.
Absolutely decarb! Drying simply ‘cures’ the bud, it doesn’t activate the THC. You need heat to do that. Thanks for the question, Joe! Good luck with your lotion!
Hi! So happy I found your blog! I am new to this and wanting to help my parents that suffer from pain due to injuries and old age. I just made the chill tincture with my Sous vide (doubled the recipe) but when I strained it, I only had 1/4 cup of tincture. Does half of the grain alcohol evaporate out? Help! I’m nervous it will be too strong. Many thanks.
I don’t do E anything.. if it isn’t in print form I don’t buy… but would love to purchase your book in printed form dazed + infused.. such a disappointment for people that hr internet….
Agreed! When I find a publisher, it’s going to be real books 4 life 😉 Let me know if you know anyone who wants to print it!
If I am baking cookies with butter, do you still decarb before making the butter? I’ve read that baking will decarb. Thoughts?
Yes! Always decarb before making butter or oils. While some decarbing may happen during baking, you will lose valuable potency by not decarbing first.
HI Corinne, I made my butter without decarbing…..and no surprise it has 0% potency. Is it too late for this batch, should I start fresh, or can this one be saved by infusing some decarb’d bud now?
You could absolutely infuse it again with decarb’d bud, but it may alter the flavor. Remember non-decarbed bud offers some benefit too, it doesn’t create a psychoactive effect, but does offer some benefits as a supplement.
HI Corrine, i am very happy to have stumbled upon your fabulous blog. I am about to make this chill tincture and I am confused as too how much weed to use. On the top set of instructions it says 8g of weed, and on the bottom set of instructions it says .5-1g. I am hoping 1g is enough for 1/4 cup alcohol. and if so, does this recipe double well or is there some sort of tincture magic math that i am ignorant of that would make straight up doubling or quadrupling a bad idea…? thanks for all the great magic.
I recently made, for the first time, a glycerin based tincture using the slow cooker method. (Bud and glycerin in a sealed mason jar, inserted into the slow cooker full of water for 20 hours on low) It seems to have worked somewhat well as it seems to help with some of my pain. What I am wondering is if coconut oil would give me a more potent tincture? I am wanting to use the same method as my previous tincture. The ratio I used was 1g of bud to 1oz of glycerin…..would I use the same ratio for the coconut oil? And lastly, in my previous batch I didn’t decarb as I read that you didn’t have to as it would naturally decarb as it “warmed” for 20 hours. Should I decarb anyways? I am not looking for a high out of the tincture, but just a more potent dose. I have grown my own Critical Mass, which is somewhat high in CBD so that is the strain I want to use in my next (hopefully coconut oil) tincture. I appreciate any help 🙂
I’ve read that using glycerin leaves up to 60% of the THC on the plant material!
I always use EverClear. That stuff melts those crystals right off the buds!
Can this recipe be made with glycerine instead of the alcohol?
Hi Corrine, lovely recipe using essentials oils, when having an anxious weekend hehe. I do have a question, which is related to this post, that I was hoping you could explain Here goes: What is the difference in oil carrier properties and potency, with the following 2 methods: between infusing coconut oil in a slow cooker for 8 hrs or so, and making a tincture in vegetable glycerine in the quick heat method ? Are they the similar in potency, only administered differently? i.e. couldn’t you just eat the coconut oil and have the same medicinal effects as a glycerine tincture under the tongue, (they’re both just different amounts)? Hope thats not confusing 🙂 Many thanks. Kim
I want to try this Corrine. How long do you infuse it for before straining and bottling?
Can you recommend what type of catnip you use? I have been having trouble with that ingredient?
Could I use the food grade oils for the tincture if I don’t have the dried flower? For instance, ginseng drops and gpta Kola drops ?
If I’m not able to buy fresh or dried herbs, can I add the herbal tincture ?