How to Make CBD Oil and Reap Its Rewards

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How to Make CBD Oil and Reap Its Rewards

How to Make CBD Oil and Reap Its Rewards

CBD oil is a medicinal oil derived from cannabis.  It's used in alternative medicine to treat cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, nausea and much more.

It's popularity continues to grow as more people learn of its helpful properties. According to Forbes Magazine, the CBD market is on pace to grow 700% by 2020.

Learning how to make it yourself can be fun and rewarding. Let's explore how to make CBD oil at home and reap its rewards.

What is CBD Oil?

Also called Cannabidiol or Cannabis Oil, it's derived from the resin of the cannabis flowers/buds, known as marijuana. Unlike marijuana though, CBD oil doesn't alter the mental state of those who use it. 

Unlike THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana, CBD is recognized by doctors nationally and internationally for its curative properties -- regardless of the whether marijuana is legal in that state

How to Make CBD Oil

There are a few great ways we can show you how to make CBD oil. We'll give you 2 recipes. Pick the one that works best for you. Always consult a doctor before using CBD oil. It's not a recreational drug and potency will vary based upon how you prepare it.

Recipe 1: Infused Oil Method

This is how to make CBD oil that is already infused into a carrier/base oil. Because it is already pre-mixed, you can use it without diluting it further, if you wish.

What You'll Need:

  • A Coffee Bean Grinder (new or very clean) or other grinder
  • A Mason Jar with a Tight Fitting Lid
  • A Small Kitchen Towel or Kitchen Rag
  • Sauce Pan (small but not too small) or a double boiler
  • Water
  • 14 grams of high CBD bud and leaves. 
  • 1 cup of a high quality oil like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil
  • A fire extinguisher (for safety)

Step 1

Blend the Buds, leaves and stems in the coffee grinder.

Step 2 

Pour the ground contents into your mason jar. Pour the oil into the jar. Close tightly.

Step 3

Place the small towel or rag into the the saucepan before carefully nestling the jar into the dish rag. Make sure it's not touching the pan directly and is sitting straight up.

Step 4

Fill the pan with 2-3 inches of water. And bring to boil, steady but not with the stove at its hottest or water will evaporate too fast.

Step 5:

Allow it to boil for 3 hours. Check it every 30-45 minutes. And replace water as needed. Set a timer. Allowing the water to completely boil out could cause a fire.

If you need to touch the jar, remember that it will be hot enough to cause serious burns. Use a mitt.

Step 6:

Remove the pan from heat and cover the pan with a towel. Leave for 3 hours.

Step 7:

Repeat steps 4-6. Then allow it to sit overnight.

Step 8:

The next day, repeat steps 4-6 again. The more times you do, the more potent your oil will be. 

Recipe 2: Alcohol Method (pure oil)

This is how to make CBD oil that is a relatively pure oil.

This oil is much more potent than the recipe above, so mix with a little oil, during dosing, if desired. A single starter dose of pure oil is typically the size of a grain or rice, so don't get carried away.

Also, Don't attempt this recipe on an open flame. Use electric stoves only.

What You'll Need:

  • Coffee bean or other grinder
  • Medium glass or ceramic mixing bowl
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Cloth strainer (cheesecloth, muslin, tea filter, etc.) Don't use coffee filters.
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Double boiler
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Plastic Syringes (6 or more)
  • 1 Gallon (roughly one handle size) of Everclear. 
  • 1 Ounce medical grade cannabis
  • A fire extinguisher (for safety)

Step 1:

Blend the buds, leaves and stems in the coffee grinder.

Step 2:

Pour the ground cannabis into the large mixing bowl. 

Step 3:

Pour in the Everclear, covering the cannabis with an extra inch on top. You may not use all of it. But better to have too much than too little. Stir the mixture with your wooden spoon for 3-4 minutes, mashing it to help release the oils into the alcohol.

Step 4:

Place your strainer over the small mixing bowl and strain the mixture into the bowl. Squeeze and press the bag gently to get as much liquid out as possible.

Step 5:

Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the soggy mixture to increase potency and get more oil. Don't pour your strained liquid back into the mix. After completing steps 3 & 4, you'll be adding more to it.

A third go round isn't advised. You won't get much more after 2 soakings.

Step 6:

Since we used the mason jar, sauce pan and rag method above, we'll use the double boiler method here. But they're interchangeable. Double boiler is better.

Pour the strained liquid into the top pot of the double boiler. Put water in the bottom of the double boiler.

Step 7:

Turn eye on high. Bring the strained liquid to slight boil and then turn off the heat.  Alcohol will boil off.

Caution: Alcohol vapor is very flammable so no open flames or things that can cause sparks like fuzzy sweaters. Do not stand over the boiling pot for an extended period of time. Alcohol fumes aren't good for your lungs. You may become faint.

With a small batch at room temperature (70 degrees or higher) the heat should be enough to boil the alcohol off. If your house is very cold or you're making a large batch, you may need to turn the eye back on low a few times to keep the batch hot and evaporating.

Step 8:

Stir occasionally with silicone scraper spoon. The mixture will slowly become very sticky and relatively thick.

Step 9:

Suck the mixture up into a syringe, cap it and store in a cool, dark place. If the oil becomes too think to squirt out, heat the syringe in warm water. 

How to Get the Most Out Of Your CBD Oil

Always consult a doctor regarding dosing and know the potency of your oil. It typically takes the following forms:

CBD Topicals: Infused lotions to treat dry skin and other conditions

CBD Edibles: Mix oil into smoothies or baked goods

CBD Tinctures: Oil is diluted in alcohol or oil

CBD eLiquids: CBD oil is used with a vaporizer

CBD Hemp Oil: CBD oil is diluted enough to be sprayed under the tongue

Now that you know how to make CBD oil, we hope you'll reap all the health rewards of CBD oil. Check out our selection of CBD hardware, eliquids, tinctures and topicals to get the most out of your oil. 

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