In this recipe we will teach you how to make CBD oil from cannabis flower.
CBD oils that are for sale online are always hemp derived, as hemp contains maxium 0.3 percent THC, which is federally legal. However, it is also possible to extract CBD from marijuana buds at home, this can be done if marijuana is legal in your state or country. Before we show you how to make CBD oil at home, lets talk a little about the main ingredient!
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a derivative of the cannabis plant, cannabis sativa. This plant contains many chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Uniquely, CBD is a cannabinoid that does not elicit intoxication. Interestingly, this characteristic differentiates CBD from its psychoactive counterpart, THC.
For best results, select a cannabis strain that contains elevated levels of CBD and low levels of THC. Primarily, hull this plant of its’ flowers. Secondly, these buds require a process called decarboxylation. Continue with this cannabis oil recipe to create a perfectly infused CBD extraction.
How do I decarboxylate my CBD bud?
It is imperative to decarboxylate your CBD bud. Decarboxylation (decarb) is the removal of the carboxyl group from the cannabis plant. This removal optimizes cannabinoids for receptors in the human body. Be sure to check out the cannabis oil recipe below for step-by-step decarb instructions.
Informatively, to decarboxylate your cannabis plant, breakup its buds and spread them over a baking sheet. The temperature of cooking is imperative to this decarb process. Cover the sheet in aluminum foil, and place in the oven for 25-45 mins at 240F/115C.
How is Cannabidiol Oil infused?
Following decarboxylation, your CBD bud is ready to infuse into oil. Initiate this process by grinding your flower. Upon completing this task, add your fine grind to a mason jar. Next, add 1 teaspoon of sunflower lecithin and 1 cup of your favorite oil to this jar.
Now, seal and place the jar in a pot of cold water. Bring this water to a boil for 2-3 hours. Once completed, let this CBD infusion cool. Strain your oil through cheesecloth into a separate jar. Congratulations, this is cannabis oil!
Why use CBD Oil instead of THC Oil?
If you are seeking health benefits instead of a high, CBD is your best option. Excitingly, using this bud may provide access to potential healing properties. Of course, these are very promising attributes for the health and wellness community. Such potentials include, anti-inflammatory, anti-nauseant, and anti-anxiety capabilities. Follow our CBD oil recipe to access these exciting potentials.
How can I use my CBD infusion?
Enticingly, there are many ways to use your new CBD extraction! If you are a beauty enthusiast, or chronic illness patient, CBD oil has many uses.
Firstly, CBD oil can be added to any dish that requires an oil. Swap out your cooking oil with this effective infusion. Consider also replacing recipes that demand butter with this cannabis extract. Cannabis oil is an easy way to infuse CBD edibles.
Secondly, this CBD infusion can be used as a CBD topical. This is an excellent ingredient in CBD creams and CBD lotions. From CBD lip balms, to CBD moisturizers, this oil is a great bolster to CBD beauty products. Relevantly, it is believed that CBD benefits the skin. You can lather this oil directly on the skin! Check out this article (2020) that discusses its’ skin benefits. Moreover, CBD’s pain relieving potentials make this an exciting option for a CBD pain salve.
To summarize, there are many uses for your new CBD infused oil. Check out our recipes to create weed edibles, lunches, dinners, and beyond.
Here is your CBD Oil Recipe!
Carefully follow the recipe below. Once you have your infused oil ready to use, you can browse our website, from CBD edibles to CBD skincare, we have it all. Let us know how you enjoy your homemade weed infusion on social and in the comments!
- 1/4 Ounce Cannabis/CBD strain
- 1 Cup Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin
- Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
- Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 to 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
- Grind your cannabis or Hemp and chop it fine
- Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add oil and 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin
- Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
- TIP: U can also add other herbs such as Thyme, rosemary etc for an extra flavor.
- Strain through Cheesecloth.
- Let it cool
- Now you can use the CBD Oil to make CBD edibles or make salves, lotions etc.