How To Make CBD Oil – Introduction
If you want to know how to make CBD oil, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you the easiest and safest way to make CBD Oil. But before we get to the how, let’s talk quickly about the what it is and the why you’d want ti make it yourself.
So what exactly is CBD oil? CBD oil is a cannabis infused, edible oil containing the cannabinoid CBD. Not be confused with CBD hash oil which is a concentrated resin extract without a carrier oil. CBD oil can be used topically for pain and inflamation, ingested orally or used in various recipes for edibles.
Decarboxylation: Converting CBD-A to CBD
Decarboxylation is an essential step in the process of creating CBD oil. The process converts inactive components in cannabis into active components, which unlock the effects that many people are looking for. With time, cannabis can go through the decarboxylation process on its own, or there are other ways that you can speed up the process. Always decarboxylate your cannabis before making cannabis infused coconut oil or olive oil.
How To Make CBD Oil – Ingredients and Tools
- 1 cup of Coconut oil or olive oil
- 1 cup of dried cannabis flower/bud/trimmings
How To Make CBD Oil – Instructions
Step 1: Decarboxylate the Cannabis
- Preheat your oven to 230° F.
- Break up cannabis buds and flowers by hand until they are in small pieces of one ounce or less.
- Place the pieces on a baking sheet in a single layer, and make sure that the cannabis takes up the entire pan. There shouldn’t be any empty space.
- Bake the cannabis for up to 40 minutes, stirring it every 10 minutes to ensure even toasting.
- After the cannabis has turned a medium brown color and is dried, remove the baking sheet from the oven and give the cannabis time to cool. When handled, it should be crumbly.
- Use a food processor to pulse the cannabis until it becomes coarsely ground.
Step 2: Infusing the Oil
Add the oil and cannabis into a small sauce pan over low heat. High heat is not necessary during this step because you’ve already decarboxylated the material. The goal of this step is to allow the cannabis, which is fat solubale, to become infused with the oil and not cooked by it. Let it stand over low heat for 2 hours stirring every 15 min. If your cannabis is simmering, it is too high. A slow cooker or crock pot is ideal for this recipe.
Step 3: Straining the Oil
After the 2 hours is done, let the oil cool back to room temperature and strain the oil with cheese cloth. Discard the cheesecloth with the strained material in it as it no longer contains any active ingredients. Store the oil in the fridge in an airtight bottle or container. Sunlight will degrade the active ingredients potency. Keeping the oil refrigerated will prevent it from becoming rancid. Use the oil topically, ingest it orally, or use it in your favorite recipes calling for oil.
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