How to Make CBD Oil
Is it possible to DIY CBD oil? Absolutely and making your own CBD oil can put you in control of the quality. CBD oil making is relatively straightforward, although it can require a substantial amount of plant material. Make sure you thoroughly read through the different extraction types and instructions on how to make CBD oil.
How to make CBD Oil? Well, gathering your ingredients is the fun part of making your CBD oil from scratch. You’ll need all of the following materials and quite a bit of time:
- Baking sheet
- Double boiler (crockpot also works)
- Cheesecloth (or a coffee filter)
- Mason jar
- Grinder or knife
- 1 oz. of hemp flower
- Oil of choice (avocado oil and sunflower oil are common choices)
Be sure to keep in mind that the higher quality your ingredients, the higher quality the end product.
Different Extraction Types Explained
Making CBD oil can go one of two ways you can use a CO2 extraction or alcohol extraction. The CO2 extraction process requires the plant material to hit certain temperatures so that the cannabinoids go from their acid to active forms. Afterward, it goes into an extractor where the oils are pulled out through decarboxylation.
Alcohol extraction is a bit different because the hemp is dried and then gets soaked in alcohol. This isn’t alcohol you consume its isopropyl alcohol. After soaking for a while, the hampers removed and then heated, so the alcohol burns off. You won’t have any amount of alcohol in your CBD oil.
How to make CBD oil
CBD oil making always starts with hemp. You’ll need to prepare your ingredients first, so everything is easily accessible when you need it.
Prepare your hemp by grinding it finely. A grinder can make this easy.
Then heat the hemp. Lay out your ground hemp on a baking sheet. Put it in the oven at 225-degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. It should look slightly crispy.
When your hemp is crisp, you’ll mix it with oil. The oil you use depends on your taste and what you have available. You can use olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil.
To mix your oil and hemp, you can use a crockpot on “low” or create a double boiler. To make a double boiler bring a pot of water to a low boil, reduce the heat to a medium simmer, and then work in a metal bowl over the simmering water. Mix the oil and hemp, then let it set in the double-boiler or crockpot for three hours. The oil should be brown-green.
The final step in making CBD oil is to strain it through cheesecloth or a coffee filter. You may have to do this a few times. Strain the oil into a glass jar, like a mason jar, squeeze out as much oil as possible.
You now have CBD oil made right at home. Explore different hemp flowers and extraction methods to see what works best for you!