How to make your own CBD oil at home
Wouldn't it be cool if you knew how to make your own CBD Oil? Well, lucky for you, we have done a little bit of research and found a way for us all to make homemade CBD oil that will be consistent ever time. We found that people have been making their own CBD oils using illegal weed, their slow cookers, and even with alcohol. These often turn out a rubbish oil or a completely unpredictable amount of CBD.
After looking into a lot of the weird and wonderful ways that CBD oil is made, we found that the simplest was the best. This tutorial will produce a full-spectrum oil with all the goodness of the plant that is easy to dose. The great thing about this method is that it is pretty cheap compared to some of the oils out there and it allows you to experiment without needing to buy loads of products from companies.
So, this is how we think you should make your own CBD oil at home!
How To Make Your Own CBD Oil
Before you start you will need:
- A bottle (10ml is best for measuring the dose)
- A carrier oil (MCT could be a good option)
- CBD Paste
The first thing you do is work out how strong you would like the oil to be. That means how much CBD will be in your CBD oil. For those who have used CBD before it will be easy, but if you are new to CBD it may take a little bit of trial and error to get the strength that works for you.
What you need to do is work out how much CBD paste you need to put into the oil. To keep it simple, let's say that the paste is 10% (1000mgs). You are going to need a quarter of the paste tube to make a 2.5%/500mgs CBD Oil, half the tube to make 5%/500mgs oil and three quarters to make a 7.5%/750mgs. CBD oil.
For obvious reasons, if you need a 10% oil then the consistency of it will be identical to the paste. If you do want an oil that is over 7.5% you can purchase a CBD oil that already has a base of CBD in it. These oils must be the thinner broad spectrum oils that tend to be called 'golden or a clear MCT oil. In this case, all you need to do is add the concentration of the existing CBD oil with the amount of paste that you add.
So if you have a 10% oil and add half the tube of paste, in theory, you should have a 15%/ 1500mg CBD oil.
Secondly, choosing your carrier oil is also very important as each has their own benefits. The oil that you choose can depend on your taste and how the oil interacts with the CBD. The three most popular carrier oils seem to be Hemp Seed oil, MCT oil, Coconut oil and Olive oil. MCT oils are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, olive oil is packed full of antioxidants and hemp seed oil is a great choice for obvious reasons.
We will let you do your research into which oil is right for you, and which you think will make your ideal homemade CBD oil.
Right, so you know how much CBD you want in your oil, and you know which carrier oil is best for you. All there is left to do is mix the two together.
- Put the CBD paste into the bottom of the bottle.
- Add the oil to the paste halfway- put the lid on and give it a good shake.
- Once the paste has started to break down, add the rest of the oil and shake again.
- Leave it to sit and wait for the paste to completely disperse
So now that you know how to make your own CBD oil at home using a paste, you could try and be a bit more adventurous in the future. For example, how about actually extracting your own hemp extract?
Check out this article about Amy and Luc Charnay from Herban Allies who make their own tinctures. They use grape alcohol to make the solvent and recommend using dried cannabis for a stronger end product. There are some great tips in the article so definitely check it out.
Making your own CBD oil can be tricky if you don't have all of the equipment, but hopefully this guide helps.
This guide was published by the CBD Bible team. We publish hundreds of guides every month, feel free to explore our website for more reviews and CBD guides.