How to Make CBD Oil
How to make CBD oil is a question that we get a lot here at Caliber Bio, so we thought it’d be a fun article to write. CBD oil is probably the most popular way people use CBD, as it can be vaped, dabbed, dropped, and even baked into edibles. Let’s get into how to make CBD oil and some of the things you can use it for.
Why Would You Want to Make Your Own?
Many people learn how to make CBD oil because it is much cheaper than purchasing it online. You can buy hemp in bulk and some basic materials and be all set. For people who do this commonly, it can save them a lot of money in the long term, especially if they are patients who use it consistently.
If this is your thing, it can also be a fun little side project to do. It can be more rewarding to use the CBD oil if you know where it can from and you know how to make CBD oil. You’ll see from our steps in the procedure of how to make CBD oil that it is an easy and quick process. Now that we’ve gotten some of the basic information out of the way, let’s get into how to make CBD oil!
Materials You’ll Need
If you want to learn how to make CBD oil, the first thing you’ll need it hemp. Hemp is a plant closely related to marijuana, and it is what CBD is extracted from. There are many places that you can buy hemp leaves in bulk online, but one that we recommend is Grow Hemp Colorado. They are extremely cheap and their hemp leaves contain about 1-2% CBD, and 0.3% THC. This is a solid amount for using it to make CBD oil, as once you perform the extraction, there will essentially be 0% THC in the oil.
You could also extract CBD from high-CBD marijuana strains, but just know that you will get some THC in the extract, so it won’t be as pure. Hemp leaves are the best way to go if you want pure CBD, but the extraction process will be the exact same no matter what plant you decide to use.
Once you get the hemp, you’ll just need a bottle of olive oil, a cookie sheet, aluminum foil, a tight sealing container, a strainer, and an oven. Now let’s get into the methods of how to make CBD oil.
Different Methods of How to Make CBD Oil
There are three main methods of making CBD oil; C02, ethanol, or oil extraction. The C02 extraction is the most sophisticated and effective way if you want to know how to make CBD oil like a professional. All of the online shops that we provide at Caliber Bio use C02 extraction because it is by far the best method. However, the C02 method requires a lot of expensive equipment and some chemistry knowledge. This isn’t something that most people could do at home.
The ethanol method is easy and cheap, but it can destroy some of the CBD, so it isn’t all that effective. Therefore, the third method, the oil extraction, is the best method for the average person learning how to make CBD oil. This is the cleanest, cheapest, and easiest way to make CBD oil. For those, reasons, that’s the method that we’ll discuss next.
How to Make Your Own CBD Oil
Here is Caliber Bio’s official method for how to make CBD oil for yourself:
- Start by chopping your desired amount of plant (an ounce is a good place to start) as fine as you can. Grind it up as much as possible into small little flakes.
- Preheat your oven to 220 F and place the chopped plant onto aluminum foil over a cookie sheet.
- Once the oven is heated, place the sheet into it, and bake for 90 minutes.
- Remove the plant and place it in olive oil in a closed container. For an ounce, use 6 cups of olive oil, so do the math based on whatever amount you are using.
- Place the closed container back into the oven and let it bake for another 90 minutes.
- The CBD will simply dissolve into the olive oil solution.
- Finally, strain out the plant with a strainer and place the oil in its container where it can sit in the refrigerator to cool and harden.
Congratulations, you officially know how to make CBD oil. You can see the process is really quite simple and anyone with an oven can do it.
If you want to know how potent your CBD is, you can do a rough estimate if you know the percentage of CBD in the plant. For example, let’s say you followed our recipe on how to make CBD oil and you used an ounce of hemp that’s 2% CBD, which is equal to 28 grams. 2% of that is 0.56 grams or 560 mg of CBD. That’s the number you’d get if you extracted all of the CBD from the plant, but normally you’ll extract anywhere from 50 – 75%.
It’s a very rough estimate, and you can’t really be super accurate unless you had expensive lab equipment. All that should matter is that it will work and you now know how to make CBD oil. Now let’s look at the many ways that you can use this oil.
How You Can Use Your CBD Oil
So, you’ve learned how to make CBD oil; now what? A big reason why CBD oil is the most popular form of CBD is its versatility. You can use it many ways!
The most common way to use CBD oil is to vape it. If you aren’t familiar with vaping, check out this article of ours where we go into the details. You can also dab the CBD oil, drop it under your tongue, and even bake it into edibles, which is a topic for another article.
Consider yourself a self-sufficient patient now, as you know how to make your own CBD oil. Hope you enjoyed the article, and remember to come back to Caliber Bio for any other questions you have pertaining to CBD oil.