How To Make Your Own CBD Oil
For people interested in trying their hand at making their own natural healing oils, learning how to make CBD oil is a great way to go. The only prerequisite to creating your own personal batch of CBD oils is the simple fact that you’ve got the right materials. That means a reliable high-grade cannabidiol extract, or “CBD” oil. But that’s only the beginning of the process. Below are some quick tips on how to make CBD oil.
First, we must discuss selecting your primary ingredient (the “flower” or extract from the cannabis flower or stem) which will be infusing into your CBD oil. This is what dictates the strength of the CBD substance in your end product (and thus its therapeutic effects on you.) This is especially true if using the “isolated” method outlined below, wherein you don’t need to take other CBD compounds into your body… With this method, you can choose whatever herb (or compound) you’d like, instead of limiting yourself to just one. Of course, if you’re using a “pure” CBD product, then you’ll want to make sure you isolate the plant’s most beneficial portions for your use in making your oil.
Next, we move on to decarboxylation of the flower or stem. To do this, you’ll need a medium that is damp but not dripping, such as a kitchen towel or cotton ball, and a solidifying agent, such as butane or methylene blue. Decarboxylation is done by heating up the oil or “flower” in the decarboxylation tank. As the liquid passes through the glass, a chemical reaction occurs, which releases the active ingredient (CBD), and turns it into the yellowish-brownish, gooey substance we know as decarboxylated CBD.
Using this process, you will be able to get more therapeutic benefits from your CBD oil. Not only can you use it topically with a topical cream or gel, but also you can create some capsules to take, either as a tincture or oil. If you make your own capsules, be sure to use a good quality pharmaceutical grade pharmaceutical product, as the potency of the CBD can vary quite a bit from supplier to supplier. However, it is highly recommended that you seek out CBD suppliers within your own state, simply because they may be more regulated than producers in other locations.
Finally, we move on to making CBD tinctures. Again, since this is a highly potent pharmaceutical grade product, the final product is going to be very strong. The best way to make CBD tinctures is to follow the instructions that come with your CBD oil. You will need a small glass jar, some olive oil, and a funnel, all of which you will need once you begin creating homemade and tinctures. Once you have all of these materials, you are ready to make your first batch of tinctures, each of which is going to have around five grams of CBD in them. Since you are working with a very concentrated oil, you should avoid consuming more than fifty milligrams at any one time, otherwise the medicinal benefits of the CBD will be severely diminished.
As previously mentioned, potency varies considerably, depending on where you get your CBD starting material. Be sure to always buy your CBD starting material oils from reputable manufacturers who ensure their products are free of contaminants and solvents. Be sure to test each batch of CBD oil that you make carefully to ensure that you are getting the full potency of CBD. If in doubt, always contact a company that offers both online and in store purchase options. These companies will have the most up to date information available for you when it comes to determining what potency CBD is.