How to Make CBD Oil at Home

How to Make CBD Oil at Home

The high costs of many CBD products have prevented many from experiencing the wonderful effects of this awesome product. If you are among those who wished for a way to make your own homemade CBD oil, guess what?

Your wish is about to be answered. Making homemade CBD oil is easier than you think and does not require any expensive materials. However, take note that the quality will be lower than that of those professionally produced with complex equipment by established companies.

CBD Oil Overview: How to Make It at Home?

CBD oil is oil that is made by infusing CBD into a carrier oil. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp or marijuana. Mostly, hemp is the preferred choice of use as it contains a higher CBD concentration compared to marijuana. Also, hemp is legal to use under state laws as long as it contains 0.3% THC. CBD oil has many medicinal benefits, which is the main reason for its popularity. Also, it’s good for relaxing.

Types of CBD

There are three types of CBD oil. These are, CBD isolate, broad-spectrum and full-spectrum. They are different in their compound composition resulting in different effects.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate contains CBD compound only with a composition of more than 99% of CBD. As such, it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. It’s ideal for those who don’t want to ingest other compounds like THC. CBD isolate is ideal for people who are regularly subjected to drug tests and those who live in states where THC is illegal. Isolate has fewer medicinal benefits compared to other types of CBD as it lacks other cannabinoids.

CBD Broad Spectrum

The broad spectrum contains all the compounds from extraction except for THC. The absence of THC means that broad-spectrum does not make you feel high. But the presence of other compounds increases the potential effects of CBD due to the entourage effect.

CBD Full Spectrum

Full-spectrum contains all the compounds from the extraction process. It contains CBD, terpenes, and THC in higher concentrations compared to the broad spectrum. Full-spectrum oil has different flavors depending on the type of marijuana used. Full-spectrum CBD is more effective than the other two types. The presence of THC helps to increase the effect of CBD through the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the additive effect the cannabinoids have on each other, thus increasing the potency of CBD.

What is Decarboxylation?

Have you ever wondered why cannabis is smoked, vaped, or cooked but never consumed raw? Initially, CBD exists as CBDa in its natural state. The CBDa requires heat for it to convert to CBD. Decarboxylation is the heating process that converts CBDa in raw cannabis into CBD, the cannabinoid for making homemade CBD oil.

The decarboxylation process is very crucial in obtaining CBD while at the same time a delicate process. By using higher temperatures, you risk losing most of the terpenes, flavors, and compounds through evaporation. Taking longer to finish results in further breaking down of compounds, especially THC, which converts to CBN. Therefore, use the suggested temperature and duration for better decarboxylation.

Things You Need to Make CBD Oil at Home

Fortunately, making your homemade CBD oil does not require any fancy equipment used by professionals, such as CO2 extraction machines. All the materials required are in the kitchen except for hemp or marijuana, which you need to buy. A stove and an oven are complicated machines when using our method. As you can see, it’s not a tough process.

If you have come this far, it means you already have fulfilled one of the things needed, the ability to read English. Lastly, the ability to follow instructions.

Ingredients to make CBD oil

  • Ten grams of hemp or marijuana if it is legal in your state.
  • 250 ml of coconut oil ( other options such as olive oil also work)
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Thermometer
  • Pan
  • Grinder
  • Paper towel or cheesecloth

Instructions

Below are the steps that show you how to make CBD oil at home

  • Step 1

Grind the hemp or marijuana into smaller particles using a grinder.

  • Step 2

Preheat the oven to 240oF. Oven temperatures are not always the same as the selected option. Therefore, you will need a thermometer to crosscheck if the temperature is 240oF. Higher temperatures will evaporate the CBD, while lower temperatures will result in partial decarboxylation resulting in low content CBD.

If you can find a decarboxylation, you will have quality decarboxylated hemp or marijuana. It’s a perfect machine for the process as it has a powerful temperature control mechanism suitable for the process. However, the machine is expensive to acquire, and if you cant afford it, follow the guidelines provided. You will still get your CBD oil but not as good as if you have used the decarboxylation.

  • Step 3

Evenly spread the crushed hemp or marijuana on a baking sheet and place an aluminum foil on top. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 30 minutes to decarboxylate. After baking, your hemp should have a golden brown color. Place it aside for about 45 minutes to cool. In case you don’t have an oven, you can use a stove. As always, temperature control is vital in ensuring that the decarboxylation process occurs efficiently.

  • Step 4

Place your pan on the stove and heat the stove to a temperature less than 200oF. Place the coconut oil (or any oil of your choice) and allow it to melt. Coconut is solid at room temperatures, and by heating it first, it will melt. Once it has melted, add the baked hemp or marijuana inside and stir occasionally. It’s important to make sure that the temperature remains constant.

High temperatures will evaporate the CBD resulting in the poor end product. Cook for 1 – 3 hours, don’t forget to stir the mixture continuously. For better temperature control, a water bath is more effective for ensuring that you don’t exceed the maximum temperature. This process allows the CBD from the marijuana to infuse into the oil.

  • Step 5

After completing step 4, place a paper towel or a cheesecloth on top of the container, which you will use for draining the oil. Pour the mixture on top of the filtering cloth to filter out the residue. Find gloves food gloves to wear as the coconut oil will be hot. After you have poured all the contents, squeeze the filtering cloth to get most of the oil. If you have used oils other than coconut oil, you can wait for the mixture to cool down before filtering.

  • Step 6

Well done! You now have your CBD oil. Pour the CBD oil into a container that you will use to store your CBD oil. Store it in a dark, cool place to ensure maximum shelf life. You should be able to use your oil for at most 3 months without encountering any problems.

How to Use CBD Oil

After making your CBD oil, you can now use it for many purposes in different ways. You can use it when cooking meals, although it’s advisable to use low heat and short periods for cooking to preserve the compounds. When you have used coconut oil as the infusion oil, it is spreadable on bread or toast since it is solid at room temperature. Another use is to consume it directly.

Also, CBD oil is added to tea and other beverages. Moreover, CBD oil is useful in use as a topical salve for body application. It has medicinal benefits when applied to the skin, such as relieving painful muscles and joints. It is effective in reducing inflammation as well as reducing the effects of eczema.

Essential: Always shake the CBD container before using the CBD oil.

Benefits of Making CBD Oil at Home

One of the main reasons people opt for making their own CBD oil is that it’s expensive to buy them already made. By making your own CBD oil, you save a few dollars. Trusted brands which produce CBD oil products are very expensive. Cheaper options are untested and very unreliable, as most have been accused of lying about the contents of their CBD products.

Some shady brands have included harmful substances in their CBD oil to make them “effective.” Therefore, by making your oil, you are sure of all the ingredients used, and you don’t have to ingest something that will put your health at risk.

Finally, there are health benefits associated with using CBD oil. CBD reduces pain, inflammation and improves the state of mind of those suffering from anxiety and depression. It is also used for skin care. On a lighter note, it’s ideal for including it in edibles and beverages to enjoy the effects of CBD.

Dosage of Homemade CBD Oil

Unlike CBD products produced by big companies with complex testing equipment, homemade CBD oil cannot be measured for its potency. The potency will vary as a result of many different factors, which include:

  • The type of hemp or marijuana used
  • Quantity of hemp or marijuana and the oil used
  • The effectiveness of the decarboxylation process
  • The amount of CBD infused into the oil

As such, the potency of homemade CBD oil is unknown. Because of this, you are encouraged to start small with one or two drops at a time. See how it affects you. After that then you can increase the dosage if you feel the need to increase the effects. It is advisable to make an increment of one drop at a time until you find the perfect dosage for you.

FAQ

Can I Vape Homemade CBD Oil?

No, you can not. Without knowing the CBD concentration, you can easily overdose or underdose, resulting in undesirable effects. The best way to make your CBD vape oil is to buy pure CBD, which then you can mix in to produce a vaping oil with known potency.

Can I Rub CBD Oil for Pain Relief?

Yes, you can. The skin contains cannabinoid receptors that attach to CBD when applied to the skin. The receptors are responsible for some of the body processes, which help to relieve pain, especially joint and back pains.

Is CBD Even Legal?

Under federal law, CBD derived from hemp containing less than 0.3 % THC is legal. While under state laws of some states, it’s illegal. On the other hand, CBD derived from marijuana is illegal under federal law. In other states, marijuana products are legal. Therefore, before attempting to create your own CBD oil, find out what the area’s laws say to avoid getting in trouble with the authorities and end up being prosecuted.

Is Making CBD Oil at Home Safe?

Making CBD oil at home is safe. From the ingredients to the method used, there are no dangers associated. As such, your safety is not compromised. You only need to exercise caution when dealing with hot objects like the oven and the stove to avoid getting burnt.

Final Thoughts

It is not complicated to make your own CBD oil. Don’t let your pocket limit you from experiencing the wonderful effects of CBD by making your own CBD oil. Follow the outline instructions provided in this article to obtain quality homemade CBD oil. The only thing to worry about is getting burnt by the oven and the stove. Apply necessary precautions when around hot objects.

Start slow when using the homemade CBD oil and increase gradually as required. Homemade CBD oil is not as good as professionally produced, and it’s better to consult a medical practitioner for further guidance on consumption.

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