Make THC Vape Juice / Oil at Home – 3 Simple Methods
The rise of THC vape oil in vape carts has proven to be a revolutionary alternative for smokers around the world. For the reason that it has many advantages over smoking. If you find yourself lucky enough to stay in a country or state where Cannabis is legal, you may have seen the rise of Weed-based Vape Juice in Dab Pens.
THC & CBD E-liquid is not only a great way to get high, but it is also a great method to kick your nicotine habit.
At boredstoners.com, people are always asking if they can make THC vape juice at Home? Now to answer your question… Yes, it is possible to make Cannabis Vape Liquid in your own home! Not only is it possible, but there are a few options available to you which we will discuss below.
How To Make THC Vape Juice & Oil
In some places, it isn’t possible to purchase Cannabis in any form for one reason or another so your only option would be to make your own THC Vape Juice.
Luckily for you, There are a few simple ways to make it. And all of them carry the same principals of extracting the THC oil from the cannabis buds and mixing it with a carrier liquid such as propylene glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerine (VG) or some form of Wax Liquidizer for extracts.
If you decide to use extracts instead of fresh buds, I would advise using a solventless wax, like Rosin. The solvent-based extracts can be dangerous if not purged correctly. Rosin extracts are also safer to make and can be done at home for a relatively small amount of money.
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Overview of the 3 Simple Cannabis Vape Juice Recipes.
The three recipes we discuss will vary in difficulty and time, but they are all relatively easy if you can source some high-quality weed and the equipment.
1. THC Vape Juice – Long-term THC extraction with Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine. (VG) (up to 3 months).
3. THC Vape Oil – Rosin extraction which is then mixed with Wax Liquidizer (2 hours max).
Overall these methods are pretty effective, but the Rosin extraction Vape Oil is the quickest and cleanest if you already have the concentrates.
However, if you don’t, you would need a Rosin Press similar to the highly-rated Dulytek DW6000 or its little brother, the Dulytek DM800. It is possible to do it with a pair of hair straighteners if you must. More on that below.
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Recipe 1 – WEED Vape Juice (Long term extraction)
This method a pretty easy method but isn’t very popular because it takes a long time. It is difficult to mess up and only requires you to grind your cannabis buds, decarboxylate them, then mix it with your PG/VG and leave it to sit for three months, mixing every now and again.
Here’s what you need!
- Cannabis flowers – As a rule of thumb you can mix approx 1/4 (7grams) of an ounce with approx 80ml of liquid (adjust as required for different strengths).
- Baking tray or Pyrex oven safe bowl
- Aluminum Foil
- Glass Jar with an airtight lid
- Stirring spoon Bottle
1. Set your oven to 250℉ (121℃).
2. Next thing we need to do is grind up your cannabis buds, try to make the grind quite coarse but as even as possible.
3. Following that, you will get your baking tray and spread the ground up cannabis evenly across it, then cover with foil.
4. Once the oven has heated, place the baking tray inside.
5. Next, get your PG/VG, if you bought it separately you will need to mix it. You can mix this to whatever percentage you like really. But, I’d recommend a minimum of 50% VG. However, just remember PG brings out more of the flavor which is why I tend to buy a mix of 60/40 in favor of VG.
40% is near the maximum PG levels I’d ever use because it can be quite harsh for some people, myself included.
6. After 40 minutes remove the cannabis from the oven and allow it to cool. (this decarboxylation step is crucial for converting THCa to THC)
7. Once the buds have cooled place them into your jar, then add your PG/VG mix until the buds are saturated.
Make sure there is enough to completely cover all the cannabis.
Note: I used a little measuring jug because I am doing the quicker method 2, which is where you should go now if you are too. Go to Method 2, step 2. If you are sticking with this one use a jar with a lid.
8. Next, give your mix a stir, put the lid on tight and put the jar away in a cool dark cupboard for three months. I take mine out and stir it every two weeks. When doing so, I add some extra PG/VG mix if and when required.
9. After three months are up, remove the mixture from the cupboard and give it a little stir.
10. Place your rice press over another glass jar or jug and line it with a couple of layers of cheesecloth.
11. Pour your mixture into the rice press, cover with some more cheesecloth then squeeze until your heart is content. Your mix should run into the jar leaving a clean THC vape juice.
12. Syringe up into a bottle, add to your e-cig, and enjoy.
Recipe 2 – Cannabis Vape Juice (Short term extraction)
This method is very similar to the first, with the addition of heat to speed the process up. In short, we will mix the cannabis with the PG/VG mix then add the jar to the pot with water and slowly extract the THC from the cannabis into the mixture using heat.
1. Follow method 1 up to step 7 then come back here. Go to Method 1
- 2 pots (or a double boiler would make life easier)
- Stovetop (must be precise)
8. Pour your water into the bigger pot or double boiler, approximately half an inch deep, then add some water to the second pot and place it inside as seen in the photo.
(there are many ways to do this and this is how I do it).
Then add the pot to the stovetop and allow it to heat until you reach a constant temperature of 220℉(105℃). This is where your accurate thermometer comes in handy.
9. Add your Cannabis mix in the jar to the water in the pot and allow it to heat up to 180℉(85℃). Once you reach this heat, you need to maintain it without going over.
This step is crucial as it allows the THC to fuse with the PG/VG mix without destroying quality.
10. Once the temperature inside the jar has reached 180℉(85℃), you want to leave it on the stove for a minimum of 1-hour some recommend 2, 3 or even 4 for more potency. As long as you keep it in the safe at a decent temperature you are free to experiment with the time.
Remember to keep mixing frequently and adding more PG/VG if it looks to dry. Don’t add too much though as it will weaken your mixture.
11. Once you are happy, it is time to remove the mix from the pot and set it aside to cool a little.
12. With the mixture still warm enough that it still flows nicely, take your rice press and cheesecloth. Line the press with 2-3 layers of cheesecloth.
Hover it over a bowl or Jug. Pour your mixture into the press. and alow it to strain through.
Allow as much as possible to drain, then cover the top with more cloth and squeeze the rest of the mix out into the bowl.
This is what you should be left with.
13. The final step is to use the syringe to remove the liquid from the jar and add it to your e-liquid bottle. Now you can add it to your favorite e-cig and enjoy a vape.
Take Away: Next time I will experiment with less PG/VG Mix so it is a bit stronger. Maybe 80ml.
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Recipe 3 – THC Vape Oil (Rosin Extraction)
This is by far our favorite way of making Cannabis E-liquid because it is the easiest way to control the strength of the liquid. You can do this starting from fresh buds or you can acquire some Rosin and start from step
The basics of this method are to press your raw cannabis buds in your Rosin Press or Hair Straightener to Create Rosin wax which you then add to your EJ mix and heat ever so slightly to mix the two together.
Here’s what you need!
- Cannabis Rosin or Flowers – Compact nugs work best. or Digital Hair straighteners
- Parchment paper
- A Wax Liquidizer like the Non-GMO 100% Natural Organic Food Grade Medical Terpenes.
- Stirrer Spoon (I use my dab tool for this one)
I bought some wax but if you want to make the wax yourself from weed, I have added the steps in. If you have bought wax, jump to step 6.
**If you have a rosin press follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, If not follow this.
1. The first thing you want to do is grab your cannabis flowers and pack them into neat compact bundles that would fit comfortably within your press or hair straighteners.
2. When you have your weed ready you want to get your Press or hair straighteners ready.
Ideally, you want to be pressing your nugs of weed between 250-280℉ (120 – 140℃). This can be hard to judge when it comes to hair straighteners so I would recommend setting the heat on them accordingly. Use a thermometer for backup just to make sure the temperature is in range.
3. Put your weed onto a piece of parchment paper then fold it over, then place them in the center of the hot plates then squeeze with all your might for about 5 seconds. When finished, remove the pressed nugs and sit the rosin and paper to the side to cool.
4. Repeat the previous steps until you have approximately 0.5g of Rosin.
5. Now we need to remove all the THC goodness from the parchment paper. The easiest way to do this is to stick them in the freezer for 1 minute. As a result, the rosin will harden quickly. Now take a small pick, like a dab tool and start to scrape it off the paper.
Once you have a small piece of the extract on the pick, use that to collect the rest of the rosin with ease. It’s magic.
6. Next, we want to take our little Pyrex or any decent glass vial and add in 1ml of the Medical Terpenes (or whatever mix you choose to use), then add 0.5grams of rosin.
If you want to make more, just remember, 1ml of the mix for every 0.5g of cannabis wax.
7. You now need to heat the mixture; You can do this a few ways. Some people heat the glass with a windproof lighter for a few seconds until it bubbles then mix it, but I wouldn’t recommend trying that.
I boil a kettle then add a small amount of boiling water to a bowl and set the vial with the mixture in it for a while until they can easily mix. leaving a smooth golden e-liquid.
Now your e-liquid is ready to use, Just transfer it into your bottle or vape cart using a syringe and you’re good to go.
Some last thoughts on DIY THC E-liquid
Cannabis e-liquid is pretty easy to make following the methods above, and you are guaranteed to get a good hit.
As long as you ensure you follow our methods and heat guides thoroughly, you should ensure the full decarboxylation process occurs. This is required for activating the psychoactive compounds in the cannabis plant so don’t miss it.
Alternative Ways to Vape Cannabis
Surprisingly, I still meet people that don’t know there are options for vaping dry herbs in their unprocessed form using dry herb vaporizers.
I know right?!
You can also get concentrate vaporizers for vaping your extracts, like the above Rosin. You can vape it without the EJ Mix. Don’t believe me? Read on.
Dry Herbs Vaporizers
Using the actual flowers from the female cannabis plant is the most common way users like to reach that high. We all are familiar with using it to roll a blunt or pack a bowl, but not everyone knows you can vape the herb itself? Be careful though; you can’t just put any form of weed in any type of vaporizer. For dry herbs, you will need a dry herb vaporizer like Tubo Evic or the Arizer Go.
If you are unfamiliar with what a dry herb vaporizer is, here’s a simple answer: “A dry herb vaporizer, is a vaporizer that is for vaporizing dry herb, aka flower.” These vaporizers are generally easy to use and come in many different styles from portable to desktop vaporizers.
Dry herb vaporizers use either convection or conduction heating, or a combination of both, which is known as a hybrid.
What’s the difference?
Convection is when the herb is heated by the hot air passing through the chamber that is holding the bud. This is the optimal way to vaporize your plant because it will produce an even temperature throughout the chamber, thus resulting in better flavor and overall extraction.
Conduction is when the herb is heated through direct contact with a hot surface. This usually comes in the form of a heated ceramic, stainless or glass oven. This is less efficient with shorter sessions and can result in uneven extraction, although some of the top brands like PaxVapor have been improving this over the years by implementing smart technology into the devices.
Hybrid is a combination of both. These devices are usually intended as convection devices and end up being a bit of both because the heater is so close to the chamber. As a result, the chamber gets hot causing some extraction through conduction.
One example of this, in my opinion, is the Arizer Go. It claims to be convection, but I challenge anyone to grab the bowl end of the glass tube after a session and tell me there is no conduction heating going on there.
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Extract vaporizers come in many shapes and sizes. You have your regular old dab rig which is simply a quartz banger (a glass bowl that attaches to your bong). You then use a blow torch to heat the banger until it reaches temperatures between 350-850℉ (105-450℃) depending on whether you want low or high temp dabs.
I usually go right about the middle, sometimes below. It is tough to judge the temperature using this method, so this is where the e-nail comes in.
The e-nail in it’s simplest form is a coil that attaches to a digital meter which controls the heat of the coil. The coil is attached to the quartz banger and bong setup similar to the dab rig above. This way we can set the temperature of the coil, and it maintains that heat throughout the session.
These are fantastic for all dabs but particularly low temp because you don’t have to worry about it cooling too much before your concentrate is finished.
Last but not least, We have the Portable Concentrate vaporizers. These come in many shapes and sizes themselves. I personally own the Puffco Peak and the Dr. Dabber Switch which both work primarily in the same way,
They are both battery-powered heaters with a bowl and a waterpipe attachment that is used to vape concentrates. We also have pen types like the Puffco Plus.
The Final Puff
So the original question was whether you could put raw cannabis buds into an e-cigarette and went through the ways you can make it happen. We have gone over some simple methods where we can achieve this without much effort.
As previously said, our favorite method is rosin extraction mixed with wax liquidizer because it is the easiest way to control the strength of the liquid. Furthermore, any leftover wax can be used in my dab rig which is always a bonus.
We also took a look into some of the more modern methods of vaping your weed and why they are worth considering. Dry herb and concentrate vaporizers have come a long way in the last few years and are now my preferred method of THC ingestion.
If you give this DIY THC e-liquid recipe a try, let us know how it worked out. Or, if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
How to Make THC Vape Juice
Vaping is taking the world of cannabis by storm. Naturally, some weed users will always prefer smoking over vaping but you cannot deny the truth that vaping is a healthier way to use weed.
Many weed users are looking to avoid carcinogens and tar for a cleaner hit of cannabinoids. Vaporizers use convection or conduction heating instead of combustion, to release terpenes and cannabinoids into a smooth vapor.
Pre-filled THC cartridges are rising fast in popularity because of how convenient and portable they are. It may not always be easy for people to obtain these cartridges, especially in states that do not have medical cannabis programs. Luckily, those people have the option to make their own cartridges at home. Sure, you probably will not make them as well as top-notch cannabis companies, but it will still get the job done.
CBD cartridges are also available for medical patients or users that want the taste of cannabis without getting high from THC.
What is a vape pen?
Of all the ways to consume concentrates, using vape pens is quickly becoming the most popular. A newer technology, vape pens heat up vials or cartridges of weed concentrate. There is not much research done on the health benefits or hazards of vaping, but in general, people believe that they are a healthy alternative to smoking.
When it comes to portability, vape pens are as good as it gets. As you might be guessing, they are commonly shaped like a typical writing pen and therefore can be tucked away into your pocket or purse very easily.
Vape pens are made up of 4 different parts:
- Cartridge/tank: contains the vape liquid.
- Battery: the source of power for the device.
- Atomizer: this component is the primary source of heat that vaporizes the vape liquid.
- Mouthpiece: the vapor comes out of this component.
You can buy vape pens that have refillable cartridges or tanks, although these are generally more expensive than pens that use pre-filled cartridges.
What is vape juice?
Some people call it vape liquid or e-liquid, others call it vape juice or e-juice. Whatever you want to call it, do not get it confused with nicotine juice. CBD and THC juices are created with either a base of vegetable glycerin (VG) or propylene glycol (PG).
VG is an odorless, all-natural liquid that comes from plant oils and tastes a little sweet. It is more viscous than PG which means it produces denser vape clouds but can quickly cause coils to burn out . PG is also odorless and colorless. It is much less viscous than VG and therefore is a whole lot easier to clean out and refill your cartridges or tanks.
The cartridge of your vape gets loaded with vape juice and gets heated up to a range of temperatures between 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit. THC gets effectively vaporized around 325 degrees Fahrenheit. CBD needs to be vaporized at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in order for the benefits to be efficient.
Why make your own vape juice?
With the availability of pre-filled cartridges and vape juices manufactured by top-notch companies, you may wonder what the point of making your own juice is. If you are unable to buy vape juice in your area or if you simply like to make things yourself then vape juice is very much possible to create. It can be fun and you are also in the driver’s seat to determine exactly what flavors and strains you want in a liquid.
Another reason to make your own liquid is to know exactly what you are vaporizing. Juices from unreliable companies could possibly be made with unhealthy additives like Vitamin E acetate which is a chemical often added to vaping liquids to dilute or thicken them. Vitamin E acetate has been acknowledged as a potential toxin .
Unfortunately, you do not know exactly what is in vape liquid unless you get it tested at a lab or simply make it yourself.
If you grow your own weed then you are in a prime position to use your bounty of plant material to make vape juice. To obtain the best outcome, you will want to use high-quality plant materials. Decide on which type of glycerin you want to use as a base for your juice and what if any terpenes you may want to add for some extra flavor.
3 different ways to make vape juice
There are 3 simple ways to make your own vape juice. The idea is to extract THC oil from weed flower and then mix it with a base liquid such as VG, PG, or a Wax Liquidizer which is mostly used to create extracts.
The following techniques differentiate in time spent and level of difficulty, however, if you are able to obtain the proper equipment then you should be able to handle them all.
- Rosin extraction: Takes about 2 hours and eventually gets mixed with Wax Liquidizer.
- Long-term THC extraction: This process takes up to 3 months and is performed with vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol.
- Short-term THC extraction: This process takes about 3 hours and is also with VG and PG.
Overall these methods are pretty effective, but the rosin extraction is the quickest and safest especially if you already have the concentrates. However, if you are only starting with flower, you will need a rosin press which most people do not have and are rather expensive. Luckily, it is possible to press your flower with a hair straightener in a pinch.
Using the rosin extraction method that utilizes a hair straightener is the safest technique to do primarily because the two other techniques use solvents that are potentially dangerous. When these solvents are heated to extremely high temperatures they can degrade into formaldehyde which is a carcinogenic compound you should avoid breathing in.
Traditionally, a mix of polyethylene glycol (PEG), PG, and VG has been used. At very high temperatures, these all have the capability to degrade into compounds that are carcinogenic except for VG. It is possible to create a vape liquid using just vegetable glycerin, except it often becomes inferior in quality and taste.
Method #1: Rosin extraction
With this technique, you are taking fresh cannabis buds and pressing rosin from them using a hair straightener, collecting the rosin into parchment paper. You can take that rosin and heat it up while mixing in a few drops of “The Potion” Terpene Blend. The blend of terpenes is used for a diluent for extracts, developing an ideal level of viscosity for vaporizing your extracts.
You will need the following supplies:
- Weed flower (whole buds)
- Parchment paper
- Hair straightener
- Small glass container for mixing
- 1 g bottle of “The Potion” Terpene Blend
- Dropper (for adding the terpene blend)
- Vape pen cartridge syringe (for adding the liquid to your vape)
- Metal dab tool (for handling the concentrate)
The final product you will have should be “gunkier” than typical pre-filled cartridges or vape juices. Try using a cheaper disposable vape if you are concerned with ruining your expensive concentrate vape.
The steps to rosin extraction:
- Grab a bud. It is crucial that the bud is tightly packed and dense. Do not include any stems or seeds. Use at least aneighthof fresh nugs to produce enough vape juice to use. An eighth of weed should produce about 0.4-0.6 grams of rosin. You will have to press many different nugs separately to get this much.
- Prepare your hair straightener. 250 degrees Fahrenheit is about the temperature you want to press your buds at. If your straightener does not operate at this low of a temperature then just press your buds for less time and turn off the straightener to cool off in between presses.
- Take a piece of parchment paper and fold it in half. Place a nug in between the fold. When the hair straightener is hot enough, place the paper in the straightener and press down as hard as you can for a few minutes or until the nugs are a brownish color. You should be left with some resin on the parchment paper.
- Repeat steps 2-3 until you have pressed an eighth of cannabis.
- After pressing all of your buds, take the parchment paper and collect the rosin from it. Placing the paper in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes will help solidify the resin, making it easier to remove. Scrape off the rosin with your metal dab tool.
- Put the rosin into your small glass container.
- Next, add 8 drops of “The Potion” Terpene Blend to the container using a dropper bottle. 8 drops are enough for around 0.5g of rosin.
- Once you have added “The Potion” to the rosin, use a lighter to heat the glass container for a few seconds until the mixture starts to bubble. If the mixture gets too hot then you will cook away all the terpenes and destroy the flavor of the vape liquid.
- Stir up this mixture using your dab tool as soon as it starts bubbling.
- Next, take your syringe and extract the juice and add it to your vape pen. Your creation is now ready to try!
Method #2: Vegetable glycerin extraction (long-term)
This method takes a very long time, about three months! Because of the duration it takes, this is not the most popular method but it is maybe the simplest. The idea is to break up raw buds and then distill them in food-grade vegetable glycerin, stirring it every several weeks.
You will need the following supplies:
- Weed flower (an eighth of cannabis will produce roughly 30-60 mL of vape liquid. Using a high-grade cannabis concentrate will produce an even more potent juice)
- Vegetable glycerin
- Aluminum foil
- 2 airtight glass jars (such as a Mason jar)
- Baking sheet
- Fine mesh strainer
- Metal butter knife (for stirring)
- Rubber spatula (able to fit inside the mesh strainer)
First, break up your weed flower. Do not use a grinder because you want coarse flower not fine. Much of it will not filter out during refinement if it is too fine of weed and the result will leave you with bud in your vape juice. Most other methods to breaking up your buds will suffice.
- Break up your nugs into small, coarse pieces.
- Put a layer of aluminum foil over the baking sheet and place your nugs spread out onto the sheet.
- At a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit, put the sheet into the oven and bake your buds for around 30 minutes. The THCA in the raw buds will be decarboxylated into THC.
- After 30 minutes, remove the buds from the oven then allow them to cool down.
- Place your decarbed weed into a glass jar with a lid that seals shut, and pour just enough vegetable glycerin over them so that it covers the weed. Avoid using too much VG because it will dilute your final product, leaving it less potent.
- Stir around the mixture, close the lid, then write the date on the jar so that you can keep track of the distillation. Put the jar in a dry, dark, and cool place for around a month.
- Following a month, open the jar and stir the contents. In order to encourage the extraction of THC, add a tablespoon of fresh VG, stir it once more, and set it aside for another month.
- Repeat this exact process two more times.
- After about 3 months, open up the mixture and stir it up thoroughly with your butter knife. Next, place the fine strainer over a clean glass jar and pour your mixture over the strainer. With your rubber spatula, salvage as much of the mixture as possible.
- Toss the weed from the strainer and rinse it off. With at least four layers of cheesecloth, cover your strainer.
- Pour the liquid mixture through the cheesecloth, letting it filter through into a clean glass jar.
- Remove the remaining liquid trapped in the cheesecloth by squeezing it and then you are finished!
Method #3: Vegetable glycerin extraction (short-term)
This is a very similar process to the long-term method, except this time you heat the weed-VG mixture in an oil bath to make the process quicker.
Here are the materials needed:
- Weed flower
- Vegetable glycerin
- Vegetable or canola oil
- 2 Pyrex jars/dishes that are stove safe or hot plate (one large and one smaller)
- Wire mesh strainer
- Two kitchen thermometers
- Metal butter knife (for stirring)
- Rubber spatula
- Break your weed up into small, coarse pieces and put it into the smaller heat-safe glass jar, such as a Pyrex.
- Pour vegetable glycerin over the nugs just enough to cover them. Stir up the mixture to distribute it evenly.
- Pour the vegetable or canola oil into the larger Pyrex dish; you only need enough to submerge the bottom inch of the smaller Pyrex dish. Place the oil on the stove or a hot plate and place the thermometer sensor inside. Heat it up to reach a stable 220 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When you hit that temperature, put the dish with the mixture into the hot oil bath. Use a different, clean thermometer for this jar, and try to maintain the inner jar at a temperature of about 180 degrees.
- When you have achieved the proper temperatures, let the dishes sit around for roughly 30 minutes, while frequently stirring the weed-VG mixture.
- After half an hour, take the glass jar out of the oil bath and leave it to cool down. Take your mesh strainer and put it over a clean glass jar, then pour the weed-VG mixture through the strainer. Using your rubber spatula, get as much of the liquid out as possible. This is your “first-run.”
- Take those same weed nugs and put them back into a glass jar, and add fresh VG to repeat steps 2-7. Do this for two more runs, for a total of three runs.
- After three total runs, filter out any remaining plant material using a cheesecloth. Rinse the strainer and cover it with at least four layers of cheesecloth. Pour the weed-VG mixture over the cheesecloth and into the clean glass jar. With the rubber spatula, press as much liquid out as possible.
- After you have used the cheesecloth to filter the liquid, cook the refined THC liquid in your oil bath at 220 degrees for around 30 minutes to decarboxylate the THCA into THC. To do this, raise the temperature of the larger bowl with the oil bath. Do not exceed 220 degrees for the THC liquid.
- After 30 minutes, take the THC liquid off the heat and let it cool down before adding it to your vape.
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How To Make CBD Oil DIY: Homemade Using Concentrates Or Hemp Flower
Using a CBD oil or spray is the most popular way to use cannabidiol in the UK, and rightly so, sublingual absorption is the second most efficient, after vaping.
While you can’t recreate the process used to make CBD oil at a hemp farm you can use CBD flower or concentrates like crumble and DIY.
This method is popular for people who already vape CBD in its purest form and thus get a 2 in 1 use out of the same purchase.
If your interested in learning how to make CBD oil this way keep reading!
What you are going to need
A CBD concentrate or CBD flower: We prefer a distillate or crumble due to the versatility.
A base Oil: We prefer organic MCT oil fractionated from coconuts for the highest bioavailability and neutral taste profile.
However, you can use any you like, popular options include hemp seed oil, olive oil and avocado oil.
A cooking syringe.
Bottles with spray caps or pipettes, ideally with a milliliter calibrated syringe for easy dosing.
Some optional additions: While we like our CBD oils to contain no additives, you might want to add something. Friendly additions include terpenes or essential oils.
Establish what type of concentrate you would like to use and ensure it is already decarboylated (all the below except CBD flowers are). Ranging from a wide variety of options, but the most popular are:
CBD Flowers are cuttings of the hemp flower which have been cured. These can be ground down used in an oil after they have been decarbed, find out more about the decarb process via our post on cooking with CBD.
CBD Paste is often full-spectrum (containing a range of cannabinoids including trace amounts of THC) and between 40% – 60% CBD. It has a strong flavour as the concentrate frequently contains chlorophyll while maintaining a profile rich in terpenoids, flavonoids and cannabinoids.
Hemp Extract is either broad or full spectrum depending on the extraction process and contains 50% – 70% CBD on average. The extract is frequently refined to remove chlorophyll while maintaining full spectrum cannabinoid content.
CBD Crumble is a highly potent concentrate, averaging above 90% CBD, broad spectrum and containing 0% THC. the most versatile broad spectrum concentrate. Due to its physical appearance, crumble can be easily vaped, used to create a CBD cream or used to create a CBD oil with little taste.
CBD Isolate contains 99.9+ Isolate and nothing else. Popular in the US in sublingual oils due to its lack of taste, lacks a fuller cannabinoid profile.
CBD Distillate can contain 90%+ CBD and is often broad spectrum. CBD distillate is versatile enough to be vaped directly in vape pens, added to food or creams, and used in premium CBD oils. In the US it is especially prevalent in 510 cartridge vape pens, often mixed with terpenes.
Once you have figured out which concentrate on using, the next step is to review its related potency. Followed by measuring out an appropriate amount for use with a scale which can measure in atleast 0.01g increments.
For example, using 97% CBD Crumble:
10g Crumble = 9,700mg CBD
Diluting 10g into ten 10ml bottles will give a 970mg (nearly 10%) CBD oil per bottle.
Add the concentrate to a 10ml bottle and mix with a base oil.
Shake up the bottle.
Give the bottle a semi immersed bath for 5-10 mins, with the lid sticking out in warm water to mix the concentrate up.