Weekly DIY — Extract Your Own CBD Oil the Easy Way
Extract your own CBD oil may seem like a topic that you do not even want to take the time to read. But before you pass on to read other blog posts, consider this. CBD oil that you order from your distributor or walk into your local dispensary to purchase is simply full-spectrum CBD oil. Do not mistake me, CBD oil can turn your life around for pain and inflammation, insomnia, and many, many other things.
However, there are certain CBD hemp flower strains that are particularly for pain or particularly for issues with glaucoma. If you want CBD oil from that exact hemp flower strain, you may want to consider extracting your own CBD oil.
Extract Your Own CBD Oil – Let’s Get Started
The first thing you must do is choose which CBD hemp flower to extract your own CBD oil. Something to remember is that the one single cannabinoid, CBD is an anti-pain and anti-inflammation, and many other things. Considering this, if the pain is your problem, choose a hemp flower strain that is particularly strong because of other natural compounds beyond CBD.
Terpenes for Pain
- Myrcene is a terpene with sedative effects that help calm the pain.
- B-Caryophyllene is a terpene with potent anti-inflammatory effects that help alleviate pain, protect cells and the digestive tract.
- A-pinene is anti-inflammatory and brings relief for chronic pain.
- Limonene will alleviate anxiety and depressant effects which can contribute to worsening pain if not calmed.
Lifter CBD Hemp Flower
This hemp flower is on sale this week at Dr. Strains so would be a good choice because it is also effective for pain and inflammation.
Wu #5 Hemp Flower
This hemp flower is also on sale at Dr. Strains this week so make your selection this week to get the best price.
So now that you have some particular CBD hemp flowers to choose from to extract oil. Let’s move on to the next part of the process.
Extract Your Own CBD Oil – Making CBD oil with Carrier Oils
A carrier oil is olive oil, hemp seed oil, and coconut oil are considered the best but really any plant-based oil is a good option.
You need 2 ingredients. When you order your hemp flower from Dr. Strains, you will know exactly how many grams you will get.
- 28 grams hemp flower
- 450 grams carrier oil
Here is the equipment or hardware that you need.
- Double boiler
- Baking tray and Parchment paper for decarboxylating the hemp flower
- Herb grinder
- Coffee filter, or something similar
Dark Glass Jar with lid for storage
Extract Your Own CBD Oil – Considering Each Step
Considering Step 1 – Put your hemp flower in the grinder to reduce to a course-fine consistency but not dust in or to have the best consistency for maximum CBD extraction.
Considering Step 2 – The next process is to decarboxylate the hemp flower. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread the ground-up flowers evenly onto it. Place in an oven heated to 225ºF to bake for an hour. Decarboxylation is to convert the inactive CBDA into active CBD but without losing any of the other natural compounds like the valuable terpenes. It will be lightly brown and crisp at the end of the 60 minutes.
Considering Step 3 — Next, let’s look at how to mix the flowers and the oil. That is how the extraction process works. Take your double boiler and place both the flowers and the carrier oil in the top of the double boiler. Then fill the bottom of the double boiler with about half full of water. Heat ONLY to a simmer. If the simmer passes 150º C, the terpenes will evaporate, and you do not want this. After about 2–3 hours, you will have a product looking brownish-green.
Considering Step 4 — Carefully remove the top of the double boiler with hemp and oil from the heated water and put on a potholder on the counter. Place the coffee filter over the top of your dark glass jar. Pour the mixture into the container. Make sure as much drain into your glass jar. Seal the glass jar and store it in a cool, dry dark place.
Congratulate yourself on your first batch of CBD oil from your favorite CBD hemp flower!
“Extract Your Own” Last Words
CBD can be enjoyed in many forms, but CBD oil is one of the most common ways to take it as it can get right into your system when placed under your tongue. Usually, CBD oil is purchased at health shops or dispensaries. This post is for those “DIY individual” who pride themselves on these abilities.
Just to be clear, the oil you make at home may not be as potent as store-bought which has been commercially produced. However, the advantage is that you know exactly how you made it, and also you can choose one specific hemp buds particular for your individual needs.
If you want more information on all things CBD, read other posts here on our blog.
Are you looking for CBD bud products? Be sure and consider the Bubba Kush strain as well as the Wu#5 because they are both on sale this week of Oct 12 – 16, 2020. Dr. Strains CBD only sources its CBD bud from small hemp farms. Check out our online shop or contact us for more information.