That’s a good assurance of getting a good quality product, or other variations of CBD such as edibles.
However, you can also make your own CBD oil, and it’s not very difficult to do. There is a cost to get all of the necessary equipment, but at that point you can save yourself money in the long term as long as you use it enough. Here’s how you can make your own CBD oil from hemp plants from your own home.
Step One: Get Your Ingredients
There are two main ingredients you will need to make CBD oil. The first is a good quality hemp plant. You can grow your own, which helps you control the whole process and attest to the quality. However, if you are inexperienced growing hemp yourself, you can also purchase hemp biomass for sale from a provider.
The next thing you need is a carrier oil, which is often used for different herbal oil infusions. The vast majority of CBD oil that you can buy from a retail shop is either coconut oil or MCT oil — and MCT oil is derived from coconut. You can also purchase this if you don’t want to try to make your own oil, but just make sure to get something high in quality from a reputable brand.
Step Two: Buy a Decarboxylator
The next thing you need is a special piece of equipment that breaks the hemp down so you can extract the CBD. It’s called a decarboxylator. There are larger versions that commercial manufacturers will use to produce CBD in large quantities, but you can also get smaller ones for individual use that only cost between $200 and $300.
The reason why these are necessary is because they apply precision heat, maintained at an exact temperature, to extract more of the cannabinoids from hemp. It is possible to extract the cannabinoids without one by cooking the hemp in an oven at 280 F for around one hour. However, it is not as precise and your CBD oil will not be as potent.
Step Three: Infuse the Oil
To infuse the CBD into the carrier oil, you first need to extract it from the hemp plant. Put the hemp biomass into the decarboxylator and run it through one cycle. Give it at least 30 minutes to completely cool down. Then pour the carrier oil over the remaining hemp flower, and then press the button on the decarboxylator to activate the “infuse” cycle (or equivalent, if your machine calls it something different).
Allow the cycle to run and completely cool off, and pour the oil through a fine strainer into some kind of container — a glass jar or bottle works the best. Store the glass container away from direct light and heat, preferably at room temperature or slightly cooler. Leave it for two months, and it’s ready to go.
The more difficult elements of this process will be learning the best quality ingredients to use, and learning how to use the decarboxylator. Once you’re familiar with that, it can be a quick and seamless process that doesn’t require much work. You’ll spend more time waiting between each step. After two months, you have your own home-made CBD oil.
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