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2 Effective Methods to make CBD oil at home (2019 Recipe)



2 Effective Methods to make CBD oil at home (2019 Recipe)

Making your own CBD oil at home is a lot easier than you may think. There are many reasons to make your own CBD oil such as price, quality and being able to control the strength of the oil. Creating your own homemade CBD oil allows you find exactly what you’re looking for which makes it a desirable option. 


Cannabinoid oil also known as CBD oil has been proven by studies to have therapeutic effects. CBD oil also has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anxiolytic effects. It can treat chronic pain and inflammation, control mood and sleep, ease nausea, treat seizures and muscle spasms just to mention a few applications of CBD oil.


The quality and purity of CBD oil are tough to determine in an open market because of the overwhelming abundance of retailers of CBD oil. 




Let’s see the two effective methods for homemade CBD oil


Oil- Based Method

This method is the safest and most popular method of producing CBD oil products.

What you’ll need

  • 1 oz of hemp flowers 
  • 16 oz of carrier oil
  • Double boiler (to keep the heat low, slow & uniform)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Utensils (glass jar with lid, spatulas, bowls, etc.)
  • Herb grinder or knife


Step 1: Choose your ingredients

For the oil-based method, choose a carrier oil like olive oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil or even butter as your solvent.

Choose a good hemp plant or marijuana plant as they will determine the quality, purity, and potency of the CBD oil.


Step 2: Prep the hemp flowers

Grind the hemp flower into a fine mass using herb grinder or cut into tiny pieces using a knife. 


Step 3: Decarboxylation

After grounding up the herb, the next thing is to decarb the herbs. Decarbing the herb into its active form making it more usable to the body. The CBD found in herbs is usually nonactive until it’s decarbed. Decarboxylation is done by placing the ground herb on a cookie sheet and placing it in an oven at 220-225°F for about 60minutes for maximum conversion from nonactive to an active form. The herb is baked when it becomes crisp and brown. Remove the flower from the oven to cool off after the time has elapsed. 


Step 4: Mix and Extraction 

Mix your most preferred oil in the decarbed herb at the top of a double boiler and place pot over simmering water(not boiling). The low heat should be able to get the water hot enough without scorching the oil.

Leave the herb in the oil for 2-3 hours to completely dissolve into the carrier oil. 

Check the mixture at 30 minutes interval to stir and monitor the color. A deep earthy brownish-green color of the mixture indicates the success of the process. 


Step 5: Straining

Strain off the plant matter using a cheesecloth leaving CBD enriched oil. Squeeze all the oil you can from the plant matter and either discard the plant matter to store to make smoothies later. 

Place the CBD oil in a bottle and store it in a cool dry place. Dark places increase the longevity of the oil


This CBD oil’s shelf life is at least 2 months and can be lengthened by refrigeration. 


Alcohol-based solvents

This method is also known as the Ethanol method. This method cannot be considered totally safe because there is a risk of explosion due to the solvents used in this process. the alcohol may contain impurities that can alternate the CBD oil’s potency. This method can be practiced by beginners or small-scaled CBD extracting businesses as it does not require special skills or advanced equipment.


Concentrated CBD oil is usually made using this method. It is about 10 times stronger than the oil-based method of making CBD oil. 

What you’ll need

  • 1 oz of hemp flowers
  • 16 oz of ethanol
  • Double boiler
  • Herb grinder or knife
  • Utensils (bowls, spatula, glass jar with a lid)
  • Straining bag (cheesecloth)


Step 1: Choose your ingredient 

Just like it is done in the oil-based method, you’ll also need to choose the best marijuana plant to make your CBD oil. The quality of resulting CBD oil is dependent on the quality of hemp flowres or marijuana used. 


Step 2: Prep the hemp flowers 

Grind the hemp flower into a fine mass using herb grinder or cut into tiny pieces using a knife. 


Step 3: Extraction and Mix

Put the prepped weed in a ceramic or glass bowl. Cover it with alcohol (Ethanol) and stir for 5-7 minutes. Extract resin using a wooden spatula

When time is up, filter the solvent from the bowl using a straining bag (cheesecloth), Squeeze out as much solvent as possible. Repeat the process of you think more oil can be extracted from the weed. 

Pour the oil in a double boiler and place it on a stove with low heat. Leave till bubbles start to form and the alcohol evaporates then mix it. 

Transfer the concentrated oil into a glass jar or any other storage had with a lid. Keep the CBD oil in a cool dry place to avoid damaging its potency. 


Viola! You just made your own CBD oil at home. You might be wondering how to use it, keep scrolling to find out;

  • Orally- as tincture and sprays by dropping them on or beneath your tongue and swallow
  • Tropically- mix with your body cream or apply directly to the skin 
  • Edibles- take as gummy bears, capsules, brownies, cakes and even for cooking 



The difference between homemade CBD oil and retail CBD oil lies in the extraction, ingredients, price, and packaging.


Extraction: Retail brands use industrial methods to extract the CBD while homemade CBD oil is made at home using previously extracted CBD concentrates.

Ingredients: With your homemade CBD oil, you know the contents of your CBD oil and can be sure that there are no harmful chemicals involved. Industrially made CBD oil go through a lot of chemical processes in the factory, also extreme heat is used to extract the oil and not all ingredients might be written on the bottle. 

Price: It is definitely cheaper to make your own CBD oil at home, unlike retail brands which include a lot of overhead costs on their products making it more expensive.

Packaging: Retail brands definitely have better packaging in their customized jar with labels, unlike the homemade CBD oil which is stored in previously used jars of maybe even other CBD oil brands. 


Bottom line

You can make your own CBD oil at home if you don’t have a trusted CBD oil retail brand. The oil-based solvent method is the most reliable approach to producing your homemade CBD oil. 


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