You may create your own CBD oil by blending coconut oil and high-CBD hemp flower.
Coconut oil is a versatile plant-based oil that may be used for skin care, cooking, and eating. Additionally, you can utilize it to create your own CBD-infused oil, which you can apply topically and internally.
Preparation and materials
You’ll need the following ingredients to make your own CBD-infused coconut oil:
- 1 cup of ground decarboxylated high-CBD hemp
- 1 cup coconut oil
- Cheesecloth or muslin
- Mesh strainer
- Glass jug
- Cooking thermometer
- Double-boiler or slow cooker (alternatively, a stainless steel bowl and saucepan)
- Sterilized storage container (preferably a glass jar with a lid)
- Spatula or spoon
Make sure your hemp is decarboxylated rather than raw (sometimes referred to as “decarbed” or “cured”). The natural conversion of CBDA, the acidic form of CBD, to CBD is called decarboxylation.
Even while CBDA can have health advantages, you are looking for CBD, so make sure your hemp is decarboxylated, especially if you are growing it yourself.
You can get decarboxylated hemp from a dispensary, a retailer of CBD, or a nearby producer. Decarboxylation is frequently used to create ready-to-use CBD hemp.
Potency is something to consider while purchasing hemp flower. Your homemade CBD coconut oil will be more potent the more CBD there is in your hemp.
- To produce a temporary double boiler, set a saucepan on top of a stainless steel dish. Water should be added to the pot until it is about halfway full.
- The top of your double boiler or slow cooker should be added with 1 cup of coconut oil.
- In a slow cooker or over low heat on the stove, melt the coconut oil.
- Once the coconut oil has melted, stir in a cup of CBD hemp flower that has been crushed.
- For 60 minutes, keep heating the cannabis. Be careful not to overheat the oil as this can denature the cannabinoids. Make sure the temperature stays between 130°F (54°C) and 150°F (65°C), if you have a thermometer.
- It’s time to strain the oil at last. Pour the oil into a glass jug after passing it through a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth or muslin. To let excess oil seep through, if desired, gently squeeze the muslin with a spatula or spoon. The cheesecloth can be squeezed with your hands, but be aware that it will be hot.
- The strained oil should come halfway up your storage container. Ensure that the lid fits tightly.
Expiration and storage
It is preferable to keep CBD oil in a cool, dark place. You can store it in the refrigerator or a cabinet.
Coconut oil does not go bad or sour over time. CBD, on the other hand, may deteriorate. Many people who manufacture your own CBD oil recommend utilizing coconut-based CBD oil within a year.
Try not to contaminate your CBD oil. This includes closing the jar tightly and retrieving your CBD oil with a clean, dry spoon – no double-dipping!