Yo, what’s good? It’s your boy Dan, and today we’re talking about how to make your own CBD oil. Now, I know some of y’all out there might be thinking, “Why go through the hassle when you can just buy it?” But hear me out – there’s something special about doing it yourself. Plus, you get to control exactly what goes into your oil and avoid all those nasty industrial chemicals. So, let’s get into it.
First things first, you need to choose your cannabis strain. If you want to make CBD oil specifically, you’ll want to look for a high-CBD strain like ACDC or Charlotte’s Web. These strains have minimal THC, so you won’t get high off it.
Once you’ve got your buds, it’s time to prepare them. You need to decarboxylate them to activate the cannabinoids. Basically, this means heating them up to a certain temperature. You can do this by putting them on a baking sheet in the oven at 230˚F for around 20-30 minutes. Once they’re lightly browned and crispy, they’re good to go. Alternatively, you can skip this step by grinding the buds into a powder.
Now it’s time to choose your oil. We recommend using olive oil because it has a nice flavor that won’t overpower your food. You’ll want to heat up a mixture of half water and half olive oil in a saucepan and add your prepared cannabis buds. Stir constantly and gradually increase the heat until the water starts to boil. Keep stirring and simmering for around 30 minutes until most of the water has evaporated and the cannabis has risen to the top.
Once it’s done simmering, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a container and let it cool. Once it reaches room temperature, put it in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. The olive oil will harden and coagulate, separating from the water. Squeeze the container to widen it and drain away the water.
That’s it! You’ve made your own CBD-infused olive oil. You can use it in cooking or just take a small amount orally. And if you want to get really creative, you can even use the leftover cannabis buds as a garnish or flavor addition in other recipes.
So there you have it, folks. Making your own CBD oil is a fun and empowering experience that lets you control exactly what goes into your oil. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out. Peace out!