According to the latest reports, legal cannabis is set to become a multibillion-dollar business in the coming years!
With increasing legalization and access to various forms of cannabis, it's no surprise people are curious about how to make DIY CBD.
You may know what DIY CBD oil can do, but you aren’t sure of the best way to make it. On the other hand, you might have bought tinctures or oils in the past and want to try something different.
Fortunately, making your own CBD oil at home requires little to no expertise. It can also save you time and money.
Read on for our fave DIY CBD oil tips from the pros!
Cannabis can be used to make paper, clothing, and so on. Legalization of CBD consumption has kick started its growth as a consumable crop. It's easier than ever to use in your DIY CBD recipe!
Each variety of cannabis has a unique set of compounds. Professionals can help new buyers understand which varieties are best for your purposes.
You can choose your preferred variety based on the effects you are looking to get from it. You also want to know which cannabinoid compounds are present, such as CBD or THC.
Some varieties are high in CBD, a cannabinoid many people use topically for pain relief and other medicinal purposes. Harlequin is an ideal variety for making CBD oil, as it gives you a bigger bang for your buck.
CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid that can be found in hemp flowers. If you use a flower that has THC, the cannabinoid known for getting high, you’ll want to factor that into your choice.
When using a DIY CBD oil recipe, you can start with either an extract or a flower. Starting with a flower requires a few extra steps, but you also have more control over the quality of product. An extract is great if you want to skip extraction and get straight to cooking.
If using a flower, you want to pick a quality plant. Trim off buds and leaves of your desired plant and set them aside.
Decarboxylation is the first step in prepping your plant variety. You will want your trimmed-off plant parts to have active CBD compounds to allow for its intended effects.
This process is much simpler than it sounds: simply bake leaves and buds at 230 degrees Fahrenheit. Check them after about forty minutes, giving them another few minutes if needed.
Voila! Your flowers are ready for CBD oil extraction!
Next, you will want to grind the hemp flower so you can mix it with oil or alcohol.
CBD binds nicely to fats and oils, so don't use water for this part of the process.
Olive oil and coconut oil are both common cooking oils, and you can find either at any grocery store. Some people mix different cooking oils together. Alcohol also works for extracting compounds without any unusual odor or taste.
Either method teaches you how to make DIY CBD oil using basic tools found in the average kitchen.
How you store the product depends on your intended use. If using the oil for edibles, you don't have to worry about keeping the oil as long.
CBD sprays are great to use as toners or serums. You can add other ingredients like aloe or blue chamomile based on your personal preference.
If using topically, you want to find a storage bottle with a lid. The tighter the lid, the longer your oil keeps.
When storing for immediate use, consider the following possibilities.
Using the right DIY CBD recipe can make consumption even easier. You don't want to buy such naturally-potent ingredients and then miss out on their potential benefits!
Whichever method you choose, it's good to know that you can have a quality DIY CBD oil in a few simple steps. Even beginners need little more than an attentive eye!
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