CBD oil – these are tincture drops and are designed to be taken orally
Firstly, you want to decide how big your bottles of vape juice are going to be, and what the % of that will be CBD. Here’s where you need to really think about your ratios.
Why make your own CBD vape juice
Along with your CBD volume, you also need to decide your ratio of VG and PG. In brief, VG creates clouds and is good for direct lung inhale, whereas PG is more like a traditional smoking experience with an MTL inhale. You can get down into the detail on our blog Ultimate Guide to Vaping.
It doesn’t matter how much CBD you add to your homemade blend, it will not get you high. This is because it doesn’t contain THC – the intoxicating cannabinoid.
Most often, CBD e liquid is made up of 50/50 of PG/VG. However, when you make your own you have the option to add more VG if you are after something a little cloudier.
If you’re using 500mg CBD crystals you would calculate it by dissolving the 500mg in a 10ml, 20ml or even 50ml which give you the ratios of 50mg/ml or 5% CBD (10ml), 25mg/ml or 2.5% CBD (20ml), 5mg/ml or 0.5% CBD (50ml).
Here are a few examples of the ratios you would get when mixing crystals:
The easiest method of ingesting crystals is by dabbing them under the tongue or mixing with food and beverages. This can be measured by using kitchen scales or eyeballing. This method is a lot less accurate when trying to moderate the amount taken. Isolate powder dissolves and mixes a lot easier with drinks.
Depending on what you prefer, you can either consume the CBD by either ingesting or vaping. One difference is that vaping goes straight to the bloodstream, this means that when vaping CBD, the user will feel the CBD a lot faster than ingesting (30-90 minutes). In addition to this, if you ingest 500mg of CBD, you are not likely to absorb as much as inhaling.
The calculation is pretty simple, amount of mg in CBD divided by the amount of liquid mixed with equals to CBD mg per ml.