Many people prefer natural products, and CBD oil is one of them. CBD oil is used to help with inflammation, soothing pain, or improving the body's response to stress. Knowing CBD's benefits and its various effects on overall well being, some users want to make their own homemade CBD oil. If you are one of those self-made lovers who appreciate the all-natural things and want to make your first CBD oil, we are here to help you out. Below, we will introduce you to all the steps you need to go through this easy yet time-consuming process.
Your First CBD Oil
The essential part of making homemade CBD oil is to choose the right strain for this process. As you know, all the professional CBD oil manufacturers use special equipment to produce high-quality CBD oil that is rich in all the valuable compounds (terpenes, vitamins, minerals, etc.) and free of harmful materials. Also, they use organically grown industrial hemp that is rich in CBD and contains less than 0.3% of THC. And the safe extraction method allows CBD oil producers to get CBD rich extract of various types: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Keep in mind that when you made CBD oil at home, you will end up getting only full-spectrum CBD oil. Besides, you will not know the exact amount of CBD in your oil. So here is what you need:
- 1 oz of flower (bud);
- 16 oz of carrier oil of your choosing: coconut oil, MCT oil, extra virgin olive oil, or other oil;
- A double boiler or crockpot: this method allows you to keep the heat low, slow, and uniform. The mixture should cook for several hours long at constant heat without risking it getting too hot and burning all away;
- Cheesecloth for straining the finished oil;
- Container: use glass, ceramic, or stainless steel vessels and silicone spatulas for efficiency, to keep possible dangerous synthetics out of your oil.
Step 1: Choosing The Strain
To infuse a standard homemade CBD oil, you need to make it from original cannabis buds. If you are looking to get more CBD in your oil than THC, we recommend choosing Charlotte's Web or ACDC cannabis strains. If there is a little THC in your bud, you will end up having CBD oil that won't get you high or may have low psychoactive properties.Step 2: Decarboxylation Of The Bud
To get more CBD-rich oil, first of all, you need to activate the CBD and other cannabinoids in your bud. This activation process is called decarboxylation, which makes CBD more accessible to the body. It would be best to chop up the hemp flower (bud) into small pieces and cook it in the oven on a cookie sheet at 230˚F for about 40 minutes for the highest conversion. Remember, you should not fully cook it or burn it all. You can skip this decarboxylation step by finely grinding the bud into a powder. In this way, it can be easier for the cannabinoids to leach out into the hot oil later during the process.Step 3: Making The Oil Infusion
Add the cooked flowers to a mixture of half water, half oil, and cook it on a double pot at low heat (or in a crockpot without adding water). MCT oil works the best with CBD. MCT oil allows a higher concentration of CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream in that way, acting more quickly. To give an extra boost in bioavailability to your CBD oil, you can add one teaspoon of soy lecithin to this mixture. 2-3 hours is enough time for the CBD to dissolve into the oil. It will be ready when the color of the mixture has turned into a deep, earthy brownish-green. After that, you must pour the oil-bud mixture through cheesecloth to filter off the plant matter and squeeze out all the oil you can. And you are done, here is your first handmade CBD-rich oil. You can add vanilla, mint, or citrus extract to your CBD oil to make it taste better. Keep the oil in a glass bottle or jar and place it in a dry, dark, and cool place, away from sunlight or other light sources.
Using CBD Oil
Homemade CBD oil you can use as a tincture or make gelatin capsules from it, or add it to your food. You can also use it directly to your skin as topical for pain relief or add it to your favorite body care products before application.
But keep in mind that homemade CBD oil may not have all the natural benefits compared with the manufacturer's CBD oil. As we all know, all the professional CBD oil producers use special equipment to get high concentrations of CBD and keep all the valuable compounds of the industrial hemp. Also, they test the extract in third-party laboratories to ensure quality and purity.
Buycbdhub.com wishes you good luck in your CBD wellness journey.