If you want a product that’s legal in all 50 states, we recommend that you look for high-CBD hemp flower online.
More to the point, those with far fewer options may want to consider making their CBD oil at home to save time on browsing hundreds of products and comparing different brands. If you have the know-how, what can go wrong?
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Making your own bottle of CBD oil at home is a good option to kickstart your CBD routine if you want to save time and money. In the meantime, you can do your research on the CBD market and compare different brands online to get a decent deal on quality products. Many premium companies offer reward programs, discounts, and bulk pricing on their CBD oils. But as you do your research, you will already have a bottle of a safely made CBD oil to test your body’s response to this compound.
You can easily make CBD oil at home if you want to save money.
I personally like to use strains that are high in both THC and CBD to make oil and salves. To learn more about the differences between strains, CBD and THC, see this article: “Sativa, Indica & Autoflowers, the Differences Explained”.
Cannabis oil is made by lightly heating (and thus infusing) cannabis in a “carrier oil”. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC, the most active components in cannabis, are both hydrophobic. That means they don’t like water, and are actually repelled by water molecules. On the flip side, CBD and THC are both fat-soluble. They like to bind with fatty acid molecules – such as those found in oil. When cannabis is steeped in oil, the THC and CBD molecules leave the buds or plant material and become one with the oil instead.
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Yet when it comes to heating cannabis, it is best to do so low, slow, and methodically. There are time and temperature “sweet spots” where raw THCA and CBDA are converted into active THC and CBD. But without a precise process, over-heating or under-heating cannabis can lead to uneven activation of THC and CBD. Even worse, it may even destroy the THC or CBD altogether!
Therefore, our cannabis oil recipe calls for decarboxylated cannabis as well. I provide very brief instructions on how to decarb raw cannabis below, but you can read further information about exactly how and why to decarb cannabis in the oven in this article.
Are you interested in making your own cannabis-infused oil? I don’t blame you! Making homemade cannabis oil is a great way to create a highly healing, concentrated, and versatile cannabis product. It is ready to use in edible recipes, topical salves, or even enjoy straight on its own. Especially if you use organic homegrown cannabis like we do, this is an excellent way to use up any extra or “fluffy” stuff too. It also happens to be very easy to make cannabis oil at home!
Homemade CBD oil doesn’t have a very long shelf life, so it should be consumed within a year. Remember that shelf life will decrease if you don’t store the CBD oil properly.
Ideally, you should consume CBD oil in its raw state. When you use it for cooking, the heat will end up killing the oil’s cannabinoids. Still, to get the full benefits of this oil, you can use it to dress your salads or titrate with tincture under your tongue. And, at the right temperatures, you can also use CBD oil to create various baked CBD edibles.
It is very hard to point out the exact dosage of homemade CBD oil that you should consume. This is because the potency of each batch varies depending on the purity of your preparation process, as well as the concentration of cannabinoids in the primary ingredient used. You can send your CBD out for testing, but that can be expensive for the hobby hemp farmer.
Recipe 2: Making CBD Oil Using Olive Oil
Want to hear the best part of this idea? CBD oil is an organic product, and by making it yourself, you will have peace of mind that there are no harmful additives used in the preparation process. Remember, not all manufacturers prepare high-quality and premium CBD products like we do here at Tanasi. Nor do they provide proof of contents, as Tanasi does with a certificate of analysis (COA) for every product we sell. Sadly, to make higher profits, some CBD oil manufacturers cut corners in the preparation process, exposing you to the risk of health complications. We use our Tanasi products too, and know and respect many of our peers and competitors as we try their products. Our understanding of why CBDA and CBD as a one-to-one formulation, and our patent-pending formula, have us trying and using hemp extract products often.
Ready to learn more? Here are some of the suggested health benefits associated with consuming or applying CBD oi l or products infused with cannabinoids.
Not sure if CBD oil is right for you? Here’s the deal. If you are suffering from any of the ailments listed below, studies suggest that CBD oil may be beneficial:
Not interested in consuming your CBD oil? Try applying cannabis oil topically to relieve your muscle aches! You can also add CBD oil to creams or other lotions for added benefits.