How To Make CBD Oil

Nicole Santanello

If you ever wondered how to make CBD Oil, it is actually very easy to do. There are many reasons people want to know how to make CBD oil at home. You can use it in an edible recipe, topical salves or even just as a tincture and enjoy the versatility of having total control over how much plant medicine you want. In this article, we will explain how to make CBD oil at the comfort of your own home.


There are 2 Steps on How To Make CBD Oil
Heres how to make CBD oil at home; you'll need to follow two important steps: decarboxylation and infusion. While it sounds complex in theory, there's nothing too difficult about either step. The first step on how to make CBD oil involves turning raw CBD flower into its activated form so that it can be absorbed. The second step on how to make CBD oil will be the infusion process that allows the cannabinoids like CBD to absorb into the oil.


How To Make CBD Oil Step One: Decarboxylate Your CBD Flower


The first step on how to make CBD oil is to decarboxylate the CBD flower. The compounds in raw cannabis plants become activated and bioavailable through heat. When decarboxylating cannabis in an oven, be aware that the dial on your oven is more of an average temperature than a pinpoint setting. Keep track and watch carefully because if it turns brown too quickly or smells like burning you should turn down heat accordingly.


You will need

  • 10-14g CBD flower (If the CBD flower is 15% CBD, there would be 150mg per gram. 10 grams would have 1500mg CBD.)
  • A baking tray
  • Parchment paper

  • Directions
  • Set your oven temperature to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and place the oven rack in the middle position.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper across the baking sheet.
  • Lightly break up the CBD flower until it is about the size of a grain of rice. Spread the CBD flower across the tray then place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for 30 minutes at room temperature. The cannabis should look lightly toasted and golden brown.
  • When it is cool enough to handle, you can start the infusion process.

  • How to Make CBD Oil Step Two: Infusion


    The second step on how to make CBD oil is to infuse the CBD flower into an oil. When CBD flower is steeped in oil, the cannabinoids will bind with fatty acid molecules such as olive oil or coconut oil. When that happens CBD leaves the plant material and becomes concentrated into the oil.


    You will need:

  • A sauce pan
  • A glass pyrex dish that is large enough to sit on top on the saucepan
  • 60-120ml Carrier oil (MCT Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, etc)

  • *** To find the mg/serving use this equation: Total CBD mg divided by ML of oil. For example (1500mg CBD / 60ml =25mg CBD / ml)***
  • Your decarboxylated CBD flower
  • Cheese cloth
  • Mason jar

  • Directions
    1. Fill the saucepan halfway with water and place it on the stove on medium heat
    2. Place the glass pyrex measuring cup on top of the saucepan. This creates a double boiling system, so the oil isn't on direct heat.
    3. Add your carrier oil and decarboxylated CBD flower to the glass pyrex. Continue to heat the CBD flower and oil over a low heat for 30 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use a thermometer to make sure the oil stays right around 130 to 150°F while infusing.
    4. When the time is up, position the cheesecloth over a glass bowl or mason jar. Pour the CBD and oil mixture through the strainer. Gather the cheesecloth and gently squeeze out the excess oil from the CBD flower.
    5. Transfer the strained cannabis-infused oil into a storage container. It is best to use a glass storage container with a tight-fitting lid. Store the finished oil in a cool dark location.

    Now that you know how to make CBD oil, you can take in directly by mouth, use it in recipes or give it to your pets!


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