Here’s what you’ll need:
When stored at room temperature, CBD oil can last at least two months. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can also keep it in the fridge.
Step 1 – Gathering your ingredients
Once you have the CBD content, it’s time to choose a carrier oil. Depending on your preferences, you can select virtually any type of oil, but most people use either coconut oil, olive oil, or canola oil. If you want to use this CBD orally, it’s best to choose a carrier oil that you won’t mind tasting. If your main priority is for topical use, coconut oil works great on the skin and is not as pore-clogging as canola oil or olive oil.
Add 1 cup of your carrier oil to a pot. Put the pot on the stove, on low heat, and wait for the oil to simmer. You’ll know it’s ready when it starts to form small bubbles on the bottom of the pot. Then, crush 1 gram of your CBD crystals or concentrate into a powder form, and put the concentrate into the pot. Now, stir the mixture until the CBD has completely dissolved. To know your CBD is completely dissolved, there should be no more powder or chunks of crystal in the oil. If you notice that your crystals are not dissolving entirely, you can also use a cheesecloth to strain the oil and remove the excess crystals.
To take CBD orally, just add one teaspoon of the oil directly onto your tongue or into your favorite food or drink. Wait about 5-10 minutes after the first dose, and see if it’s working. If you need more, go ahead and take one more teaspoon, or a half, until you achieve your desired dose.
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.
To make a CBD tincture, you need two key ingredients: a source of CBD and a suspension medium. First up is the source of CBD. For this ingredient, both Full-spectrum oral applicator CBD oils and powdered CBD isolate can be used. Cannabinoids like CBD are fat-soluble, so they can be dissolved into high-fat oils like coconut oil or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, which are unique fatty acids found in coconut and palm oils. These oils are known as the suspension medium, or the material in which CBD is dissolved.
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.
Choosing Your Suspension (Carrier Oil)
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.
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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Making your own CBD tincture gives you full control over the potency of your CBD product. The CBD isolate and CBD hemp oil ingredient amounts listed in the recipe below are suggestions, and you’re welcome to adjust them higher or lower as you best see fit.