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To make sure that you’re getting a precise and accurate amount of CBD per serving, make sure to measure the amount of carrier oil your plan to use. Add this to the amount of CBD used, then divide this total by the capacity of whatever serving apparatus you plan to use. (Usually, it’s a dropper, but traditional spoons or cups are often used for cooking.) This fraction will be proportionate to the amount of CBD in your total mixture and the amount of CBD in your serving apparatus, giving you an accurate and precise figure for how much CBD you’re using.
CBD tinctures also bring both convenience and versatility to CBD routines. While when taken under the tongue they’re extremely simple to consume and allow you to quickly get in your daily CBD, they can also be mixed into your favorite foods and beverages.
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All saturated fats increase the bioavailability of CBD, meaning they serve as efficient carriers for the cannabinoid to be absorbed by the body. Both MCT oil and coconut oil are sweet, so while they help to deliver CBD to your bloodstream, they also provide a tasty flavor to your homemade CBD tincture.
Adding daily servings of CBD tincture to your routine encourages balance and wellness. CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system, its largest regulatory network. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for keeping a long list of your body’s functions in homeostasis.
Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to get started, and find your most important ingredients right here at HempMeds®.
While our own line of CBD tinctures has built up its own loyal following, we know that some customers prefer to be able to control the potency of their daily CBD serving by making their own homemade CBD tinctures. If you, like many CBD consumers today, want to learn how to make a CBD tincture, this is the page for you.
Many of the tools needed for the home production of CBD oils or tinctures are likely to be things you already have in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. A jeweler’s scale that can measure grams two places past the decimal point is a must to accurately measure your CBD isolate and can be purchased fairly cheaply online. A spoon or small scoop will be needed to transfer the measured CBD isolate to a storage container. Additionally, you will need either oil or alcohol. The exact type will be your preference, but some properties of each need to be considered before making a purchase. The simplest way to dose the CBD oil or tincture precisely is by using a dropper bottle that indicates how much it delivers; these typically measure out 1 milliliter for the whole dropper. Measuring the oil or alcohol is most easily done with an oral syringe.
If you prefer to make a tincture but are concerned with the high alcohol content needed, glycerine can be used to dilute alcohol-based tinctures. CBD is not particularly soluble in glycerine on its own; however, CBD already dissolved in alcohol can be fully incorporated with glycerine to dilute or sweeten the tincture. Dosing will need to be adjusted with the addition of a larger volume of fluid. This can easily be done by making the initial tincture more potent and diluting it down with glycerine to your desired concentration.
CBD oil is made by extracting entire hemp plants creating a crude paste, which is then refined in several ways and added to a carrier oil. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
How to make CBD oil at home
The first crucial step in the process of making CBD oil or tinctures is deciding the desired potency. Assuming you want to administer your oil or tincture with a dropper bottle, it is necessary to know milligrams of CBD delivered per milliliter of oil/tincture. Most dropper bottles hold 1 fluid ounce (1 fluid ounce
To fully harness the medical benefits of CBD, customizing the consistency, potency, and carrier liquid of your of CBD oil for your needs is essential. The most straightforward and efficient way to make your own CBD oil is to start with CBD isolate, which is readily available in dispensaries and online from reputable sources. Another easy way to administer CBD oil is by dissolving it in alcohol, to make what is known as a tincture.
CBD additives come in many forms, but all fall into three major categories: CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, and CBD isolate. While “CBD oil” and “CBD-rich cannabis oil” may seem like two words for the same product, they differ significantly, mainly due to the fact that two distinct kinds of cannabis are used to make each.
The first crucial step in the process of making CBD oil or tinctures is deciding the desired potency. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps