Canna Trading Co. tinctures are versatile. Of course, you can take them orally, but you can also use them in different applications. Our vanilla tincture uses non-alcohol extracted vanilla that doesn’t leave a chemical aftertaste in your mouth. It’s not an overwhelming taste of vanilla either, we keep it subtle so that you can taste the hemp CBD extract and your palate isn’t overwhelmed.
Here are 4 different ways to use Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture.
CBD-Infused Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Swiss meringue buttercream is one of the most difficult frostings to make. Its texture is light and silky. You must pay attention to the instructions to get the consistency just right. Since hemp CBD extract works well with fat, this recipe is an ideal place to utilize it. The light vanilla flavor adds to the overall flavor of the frosting.
5 large egg whites
2 droppers Canna Trading Co. 750 mg Vanilla Tincture
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or sugar substitute
1 cup and 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 whole vanilla bean
You will need a stand mixer and a candy or instant read thermometer for this recipe.
Start by leaving your butter out to get to room temperature. Cut it into cubes as it will speed up the process. When your butter is at room temperature, separate your eggs. You must make sure that not even a single fleck of yolk is present as it will throw off the entire recipe.
Start a double boiler with only 1-inch of water in the bottom. Make sure it is only simmering. Combine the granulated sugar and egg whites in the stand mixer bowl. Place that bowl over the simmering water. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. Whisk the sugar and egg whites constantly. When the sugar is dissolved, insert the thermometer. It should read 115 degrees. This process should take about 5 minutes.
Place the mixing bowl onto the stand mixer and attach the whisk. Gradually turn the speed up over 1 minute’s time to medium high speed. When you see semi-stiff peaks, add the 2 droppers of vanilla tincture slowly. Continue whisking until you see stiff, shiny peaks. The mixture should be dense. This should take an additional 5 minutes to complete.
Now you can turn the mixer off and add the powdered sugar in. Turn the mixer back onto low speed and only whisk the mixture until the powdered sugar is fully incorporated. Now, turn the speed up to medium high and continue to beat the mixture until the exterior of the bowl feels cool to the touch.
Start adding the butter one piece at a time. Make sure each piece is incorporated entirely before adding the next. This process takes between 8 and 10 minutes. Don’t panic if you see the mixture starting to look a little chunky or liquidy – just keep beating. It does come back together. Scrape the sides and then add your salt and vanilla extract. Beat again until you have a smooth, glossy visual of the frosting.
Now, scrape the insides of the vanilla bean out and add it to the buttercream. Beat just a few seconds until it’s smoothly incorporated.
Cover it and refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it. This recipe does spread easier if you let it get to room temperature and give it a quick whisk before using it.
Add it to a Facial or Body Scrub
You can use the Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture in a facial scrub. We’ve provided some DIY facial scrub recipes to you in the past. The CBD and pumpkin facial we included recently is just one facial that you can use the vanilla tincture in.
You can also add it to a full body scrub. You can follow the recipe at The Spruce Crafts or add ½ dropper of Canna Trading Co. 750 mg Vanilla Tincture to your favorite pre-made body or facial scrub.
Add a Dropper of Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture to your Evening Tea
If you enjoy a cup of chamomile or lavender tea in the evening, it’s an ideal place to put a dose of CBD. If you use cream in your tea, as some people do, whip the cream just slightly and add the dropper of Vanilla Tincture to that. It will incorporate better into the tea if it is mixed with a fat, like heavy cream or half and half, first.
It’s best to let the tea sit for a few minutes before adding the tincture. CBD is heat sensitive. Even though the fat it’s mixed with will help protect it, the heat of a piping hot cup of tea might kill the CBD.
Add Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture to your Daily Moisturizer
If you already use our Renew CBD Facial Cream, that’s great! If you already have a favorite daily moisturizer, that’s okay too. You can add a few drops to either one.
You only need to add 4 or 5 drops since you are using such a small amount of moisturizer. If you also moisturize your neck, elbows, knuckles and knees, you can add 2 or 3 more drops of Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture to your moisturizer.
It is a good idea to add the tincture to the moisturizer and then refrigerate it. This extra step helps prevent the two materials from separating. While it isn’t likely to happen, sometimes just putting on a cool moisturizer feels refreshing.
Our Renew CBD Facial Cream already includes CBD in it, but there really is no harm in adding a few extra drops. Vanilla has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It also contains vanillin, which contains antioxidants. So, adding a little Vanilla Tincture to your moisturizer won’t harm your skin at all.
These 4 ways to use Canna Trading Co. Vanilla Tincture help you stretch your tincture further. Using a tincture that you might already have on hand in multiple ways might prevent using it from becoming boring. Get creative and think about different meals and topical applications where this mild vanilla tincture might work for you.