How To Make CBD Oil

How to make CBD oil

Making CBD oil at home is extremely easy, and there are plenty of advantages to doing so, which is why we have created a step by step recipe that can be completed by just about anybody in 10 minutes. With the increasing prices from vendors and the low regulation, it is sometimes difficult to find a low cost and reliable source for pure CBD oil.

There are plenty more reasons for learning how to make CBD oil such as: 

  • Price: By using concentrates to make your CBD oil you can reduce your costs by over 50% compared to retail brands. 1000mg of CBD oil can cost you well over $100 from a retailer but by using this recipe, the same amount would cost less than $40.
  • Quality: Due to the lack of regulation, there is no quality control or standards for the brands selling CBD oil to follow. This means that there is no way of knowing for sure if the products contain harmful chemical additives or if the hemp was grown with harmful herbicides and pesticides. When you make your own CBD oil there is no doubt in the contents of your product.
  • Potency: You can customize the potency to be the exact dosage that you need per serving and you can also be certain that the potency is accurate, unlike the 70% of retail brands that don’t actually contain the amount of CBD that’s labeled on the bottle.

CBD Oil Recipe

Things You Need

  • CBD isolate or concentrate
  • Cooking oil (Coconut, Olive, or Canola)
  • Pot + Stove top
CBD IsolateCooking oil for CBD


  1. Add 1 cup of oil(Coconut, Olive or Canola) to a pot, put the pot on the stove and turn the element on to the lowest temperature and let the pot simmer.
  2. Crush 1 gram of CBD crystals or concentrate into powdered form, and put the concentrate into the pot.
  3. Stir the mixture until the CBD has completely dissolved.Note: The temperature of the oil should not exceed 118°C/245°F as this will burn the CBD and you will be left with just oil.
  4. Turn off the stove and let the mixture cool down, then pour the CBD Oil into a glass jar and store it at room temperature.

Thats it! You will now have 48 teaspoons of homemade CBD Oil at 20mg of CBD per serving!


You can adjust the strength and potency of the oil by using more or less CBD isolate accordingly. Simply divide the amount of CBD you used by the amount of oil you used in teaspoons. For example, 600mg of CBD isolate in 48 teaspoons(1 cup) of oil would result in a potency of 12.5 mg CBD per teaspoon.

This CBD oil’s shelf life is at least 2 months and can be extended with refrigeration.

How To Use Homemade CBD Oil

Now that you have made your own CBD oil, you are probably wondering what the best way to use it is. The following are a few methods:

  • Orally: One teaspoon of CBD oil can be directly dropped on or beneath your tongue, and swallowed. It will take about 5-10 minutes to start to work, although if you hold the oil in your mouth for 60-90 seconds, the CBD will be absorbed by the receptors in your mouth and start to work almost immediately.
  • Topical: You can also apply your homemade CBD oil directly to the skin of sore muscles or feet for immediate and long-lasting effects to reduce aches, pains and inflammation.
  • Edibles: Cooking with your CBD infused Oil in your food or you can make CBD edibles and candies such as brownies, cakes, and gummies to easily consume it.
  • Capsules: Capsules are an easy and convenient way of storing and consuming your CBD oil. Just add the oil to an empty gelatin capsule and then they can be consumed normally like any other pill capsules.

Difference between Retail vs Homemade CBD Oil

The difference between retail and homemade CBD oil is retail brands professionally extract and infuse CBD from hemp plants and packaged for the market and homemade CBD oil is made at home using previously extracted CBD concentrates.

The other differences can be understood by the following points:

  • Extraction: Retails brands often use professional extractors on industrial hemp plants which results in a full spectrum range of Cannabinoids mainly CBD, which is usually available in the form of a pure CBD tincture. Whereas homemade CBD oil made from isolate is only CBD. The effects and benefits are generally the same for both, although full spectrum CBD oil interacts with the entire endocannabinoid system providing the entourage effect.
  • Ingredients: The ingredients used to make homemade oil are selected by the cook, so you know exactly what is in it and that there are no harmful chemicals involved. On the other hand, retail brands are produced in a factory where chemical processes could be involved. Although they follow a certain set of ingredients as per a decided recipe and all the bottles are manufactured accordingly, you can never be 100% what is safe or not. It is best to make sure the brand of CBD Oil has been lab tested by a third party for quality and safety.
  • Price: There’s a big difference in the price of the oil when produced at home and when bought retail. Buying online or from the store can cost 3-4 times the amount that it would cost if you learned how to make CBD Oil. Many people who take CBD consistently decide to find cheaper methods to save on money, as buying bottles from companies can get expensive.
  • Packaging: Homemade CBD oil is usually kept in leftover empty jars or bottles. Professional Hemp oil, on the other hand, comes with a comfortable and useful bottle, along with a label which usually states the dosage amount etc.

Other methods to make CBD Oil

There are a few alternative ways to making your own CBD oil. Other than using CBD isolate concentrates, you could also choose to derive your CBD from High-CBD Strains of Medical Cannabis.

This is very common among patients although using Medical Marijuana strains will contain significant amounts of THC depending on the CBD: THC Ratio of the strain.

Some of the most common High CBD Medical Marijuana Strain ratios are:

      Charlotte’s Web (CBD: 15%, THC: 5%)

      Pennywise (CBD: 9%, THC: 9%)

      Haley’s Comet (CBD: 8%, THC: 8%)

      Harlequin (CBD: 15%, THC: 5%)

      Cannatonic (CBD: 15%, THC: 1%)

If you are going to use a new strain we recommend you try vaping it to make sure there are no unwanted side effects associated.

Alternatively, you could choose to buy Hemp leaves in bulk online and extract the CBD yourself. Hemp is sold at a relatively cheap price and the leaves contain 1-2% CBD and only 0.3% THC. There are many places you could buy Hemp Leaves in bulk online, but one we recommend is Grow Hemp Colorado, as they offer organically grown, pesticide free plant material.

Hemp Extraction Methods

Once you have your Industrial Hemp Plant Material, there are three main methods of extracting the CBD; CO2, ethanol, or oil extraction.

CO2 Extraction

The CO2 extraction is the most sophisticated and effective way if you want to know how to make CBD oil like a professional. Most of the professionally made CBD products online are made from CO2 extracted CBD because it is by far the best method. However, CO2 Extraction requires a lot of expensive equipment and some chemistry knowledge. Pressurized CO2 is used to pull out the CBD from the plant. Carbon dioxide’s task is to act as a solvent at a certain pressure possessing no other kind of dangers.

Ethanol Extraction

The ethanol extraction method is cheap and easy, although it can destroy some CBD content in the hemp plant material, making it not as effective. The process starts by adding the liquid to the plant material which further separates the cannabinoids and flavor. The derived liquid is then heated to evaporate it down to extracted CBD oil.

Oil Extraction

The oil extraction method is easy, cheap, and clean making it the best method for the average person learning how to make CBD oil and extract the plant material themselves. The dried plant material is first heated up to a certain temperature to activate the cannabinoids. The plant material is then added to oil which is further heated to extract the CBD and what you are left with is homemade CBD oil!

We hope you enjoyed this article and remember to come back to Caliber Biotherapeutics for any other CBD related questions!