With the rising popularity of CBD, it is fairly easy to access CBD-based products. Brands have hopped on the trend, making it simple to purchase oils, salves, and more from the comfort of your own home.
While you could easily shop online or go to the store to pick up your own bottle of CBD oil right now, there are some benefits to taking a DIY approach. For one, it helps you choose exactly what products are going into your CBD oil, so there is no uncertainty about what you are putting in or on your body. This also gives you the flexibility to pick ingredients that work best for your needs.
If you are curious about how to make CBD oil at home, you can follow these straightforward steps. It can be a fun at-home experiment, and you may be surprised by what you can create.
CBD oil can be extracted from either hemp or marijuana, and your source will affect the outcome of your oil. The hemp plant contains a high CBD concentration, along with a low concentration of THC (below 0.3%). CBD has a variety of benefits, including anxiety relief and pain management. Marijuana, on the other hand, has a high concentration of THC, which provokes the psychoactive effects commonly associated with the plant. Specific strains of marijuana that have high concentrations of CBD and lower concentrations of THC are considered best for making your own CBD oil at home.
By extracting from the hemp plant, you will end up with an oil that has a higher level of CBD, with little to no THC, so you won’t end up experiencing any psychoactive effects. For the purposes of this article, we will be focusing on extracting CBD from the hemp plant, which is legal to purchase in all 50 states.
In order to make your own CBD oil, you will need:
Once the above steps are completed, you’ll finally have a ready-to-use homemade CBD oil. Transfer some of the oil into a dropper bottle for easy use, or even add some to your go-to body lotion for a topical treatment. If you continue to make your own CBD oil at home, play with different hemp flowers and oils to explore options that work best for you.