How to Make CBD Oil
In a world of virtually endless CBD products, there’s something to be said for the people who want to go through the steps to make it at home. When you buy a bottle of CBD oil, you might feel a disconnect as to how a cannabis plant was transformed into the bottle of liquid you see in front of you.
Making CBD oil at home is actually a lot easier than it might seem. Once you understand the basics and have the right tools at your disposal, there’s not much standing in your way from creating your own personal batch of the good stuff.
Updated: March 10, 2020
The Only CBD Oil Recipe You’ll Ever Need
If you do a quick search, you’ll probably find hundreds of CBD oil recipes, each one as complicated as the next. If it’s your first time making CBD oil, it’s best to take a simple approach and gain a foundational knowledge of the process before you get fancy with the type of oil you make. Our CBD oil recipe is about as simple as it gets.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- CBD (cannabidiol) isolate or concentrate
- Cooking oil (The best choices are coconut oil, MCT oil, olive oil, or canola oil)
- Pot and Stove Top
- Optional: Food thermometer
Step 1 – Gathering your ingredients
If you live in a state where growing is legal, you might have already gotten your hands on some marijuana seeds, and are planning your first grow. While this is a great way to take the entire process into your own hands, you don’t have to grow your own marijuana to make CBD oil.
With this recipe, we recommend you start with CBD isolate or concentrate. The purest CBD isolate usually comes in the form of crystals. If you’re having a hard time finding CBD crystals, we’ve made some recommendations for our favorite CBD crystals and concentrates. Check out that list here.
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.
The last thing you’ll need is a large pot and a stove or burner.
Step 2 – Mixing your ingredients
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.
Note: Do not let the oil exceed 118°C/245°F, as this will burn the CBD. This is where a thermometer will come in handy. If you let your oil get too hot, the CBD will dissolve and burn, leaving you with just plain oil.
Step 3 – Let the mixture cool
Turn off the stove and let the mixture cool down in the same pot. Once the oil is cool, then you can transfer the oil into another container and store it at room temperature.
That’s it! If you follow the recipe, your final product will be 48 teaspoons of homemade CBD Oil at 20mg of CBD per serving. Of course, you can adjust the recipe to make higher or lower quantities. You can also add more isolate or crystals if you want to make a high-CBD blend.
To do this, simply divide the amount of CBD you used by the amount of oil you used in teaspoons. For example, 600mg of CBD isolate in 48 teaspoons(1 cup) of oil would result in potency of 12.5 mg CBD per teaspoon.
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.
How to Use Homemade CBD Oil
We mentioned choosing a carrier oil that supports how you want to use the CBD you create. All four of the carrier oils we recommended (MCT, coconut, canola, olive) are edible, making any of them an excellent choice for adding CBD to your food or drink or taking the CBD orally. The benefits of CBD oil are endless, so you can use the oil you’ve made in a variety of ways.
Taking CBD oil orally
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.
Cooking with CBD oil
If you don’t want to consume the oil directly, you can mask the taste and texture by cooking with it. The same way that you would use THC oil to make edibles like brownies and cookies, you can do the same with your THC oil. You can incorporate CBD oil into virtually any recipe that calls for oil. Depending on the quantity of what you’re cooking, you can swap out a few tablespoons of CBD oil with the cooking oil the recipe calls for.
Using CBD oil topically
Your homemade CBD oil can be applied directly onto your body to ease sore muscles, itchiness, or chronic pain. If the texture of the oil is not to your liking, you can also mix some CBD oil into a cream or salve and apply it the same way you usually would.
The Benefits of Making Your Own CBD Oil
Now that you know the “how,” let’s talk a little bit about the “why.”
Why would anyone choose to make their own CBD oil, when there are so many amazing brands on the market? Well, for the same reasons that people cook at home, and even grow marijuana at home. The benefits come down to price, quality control, and potency.
- Price: A lot of what you pay for when buying CBD oil is branding. By making your own CBD oil, you can cut costs because all you need to do is obtain the raw materials to produce oil. While most oils around 1000mg can cost up to $150, you can make your own blend using our recipe for about $40.
- Quality: CBD oil is still highly unregulated, making it hard to test for things like quality and consistency. In some cases, there might be added ingredients that a brand does not disclose on the bottle. The best way to know exactly what’s in your CBD oil is to make it yourself using natural ingredients.
- Potency: The cost of high-potency CBD oil can be quite high. And even then, the strength listed might not be entirely representative of how well the blend will work for you. You can control the potency of your oil by formulating it yourself and testing different recipes to achieve your desired potency. You can also choose strains that contain specific potencies of other cannabinoids like cannabinol or cannabigerol.
The Downside of Making your own CBD oil
We’ve highlighted the benefits of making your own CBD oil, but the DIY route isn’t for everybody. Some downsides come with taking this process into your own hands, including missing out on professional oil extraction, fewer flavor and taste options, and a steep learning curve for first-timers.
- Extraction: Retail CBD brands use professional extractors and extraction methods to remove the CBD from industrial hemp plants. These extractions result in a full spectrum range of cannabinoids and terpenes within the CBD. Our CBD oil recipe uses CBD isolate only. Depending on your needs, you may want broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD, which tends to be much harder to produce at home, with limited resources.
- Time: If you value your time, you’ll likely want to buy CBD and have it delivered to your door. It can be fun to learn the process and go through the steps to make your own oil, but it can be a time-consuming process, especially for first-timers. If you have the budget and lack the time, it’s worth it just to order the tincture from a trusted seller.
- Learning curve: On a similar note, you may have to experience the process a few times before the oil comes out perfectly to your liking. Even though our recipe is as simple as it gets, if you want to experiment with different quantities or potencies, there is a slight learning curve involved. Just as with regular cooking, you may end up making a mistake that ruins the entire batch forcing you to start over.
- Flavors and options: One of the best things about CBD becoming more mainstream is the number of different flavors and CBD products on the market. YOu can find everything from flavored oil and gummies to CBD rice crispy treats, to CBD beverages. It’s not unheard of to make these things yourself (we even gave a few suggestions above), but for you to enjoy a CBD edible, you need to be able to produce high enough quantities and potencies of CBD for them to truly work. Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals to enjoy the results of their many trials and errors.
There are hundreds of high-quality CBD oil brands on the market. (Trust us, we’ve tried A LOT of them). Learning how to make CBD oil at home is a great way to know exactly what’s going into the CBD oil you use, and save you some money along the way. If you’re a person who likes to learn new things and take on DIY projects at home, making CBD oil is a relatively low-risk project that can lead to pretty favorable results when done right. Our CBD oil recipe keeps it simple so that even kitchen novices can follow along and make their own blend. A with any new project you embark on, have patience in the process, and most of all, have fun!Learn how to make your own CBD oil. This straightforward recipe is perfect for beginners and outlines the steps to make high-quality CBD oil at home.
How to Make CBD Oil with CBD Isolate (Inexpensive & THC Free)
(Note 1: If you want to make CBD oil with CBD isolate, I highly recommend using the CBD isolate powder from CBDistillery! Use the offer code TINNITUSCBD for 10% off your order!)
(Note 2: I AM NOT A DOCTOR or a medical health professional. Always speak with your doctor before trying any new drug, supplement, or treatment.)
CBD has quickly become one of the most powerful tools in my chronic illness toolkit.
For the uninitiated, CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is one of 113 different cannabinoids found in the marijuana/hemp plant. On its own, it’s non-psychoactive which means you will not get high from consuming CBD. Yet it’s believed to be responsible for many of the medicinal effects of cannabis.
I’ve posted several times about my experiences with CBD, and every time the response has been incredible. CBD helps my stress and anxiety more than any other supplement I’ve ever come across, and has really improved my quality of life with Meniere’s disease since I first tried it almost a year ago. I know many of you have experienced the same!
So today, I wanted to tell you all about another CBD product called CBD Isolate that solves two of the biggest problems that many people face when it comes to CBD (price and THC content) and show you how to use it to make a simple, inexpensive, THC-free CBD Oil.
CBD Isolate Powder:
(I will be discussing the CBD isolate powder offered by CBDistillery, though other companies offer it as well. CBDistillery is known for both exceptional quality and great pricing.)
CBD isolate is a 99+% pure crystalline powder form of CBD. One gram (1000 mg) of CBD isolate contains 990+ mg of CBD.
It’s also far less expensive than other forms of CBD. At CBDistillery, 1000mg of CBD isolate is actually half the price of the 1000mg full spectrum CBD oil.
Unfortunately, many CBD products are still incredibly expensive, and I know this prevents a lot of people from taking full advantage of the benefits CBD has to offer. Prices have come down over the past year or two, but there are still many unscrupulous vendors charging far more for products of equal or lesser quality. The CBD market is still in its infancy.
CBD isolate is also THC-free, which solves another potential problem that some people have with full spectrum CBD oils.
All full spectrum CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC (the legal limit for hemp products in the US is .3% THC), as well as many other cannabinoids. All of these cannabinoids work together to provide a synergistic effect known as the entourage effect that can enhance the medicinal benefits.
It’s not enough THC to get you high, but it will make you test positive on a marijuana drug test. And this prevents a large portion of the population from freely using CBD.
I’ve personally been using CBDistillery’s CBD isolate to help me get to sleep as of late. Interestingly, I find it much more sedating than most full spectrum CBD oils, especially at higher doses. So it’s quickly becoming a regular part of my routine.
As an ingredient, CBD isolate can be consumed in its powdered form, but it’s so much easier to work with if you use it to make a simple CBD oil.
I’ll show you how, step-by-step!
What You’ll Need:
CBDistillery Isolate Powder: I used the 1g CBD Isolate Powder from CBDistillery, but you can also use the CBD Formulation powder, which is a much finer powder. Use the offer code TINNITUS-CBD FOR 10% off.
MCT or Other Oil: I used a refined version of MCT oil called Brain Octane Oil by Bulletproof, but other MCT oils will work perfectly. MCT oil is flavorless and odorless, which makes for a good carrier oil. But you can also use olive oil or other oils as well if you prefer the taste.
Oral Syringe or Small Measuring Cup to Measure the Oil: I used a 5 ml syringe with a blunt tip filling needle to measure out the oil, but any oral syringe or small measuring cup will do just fine.
30 ml Dropper Bottle (or other container): I used a 30 ml dropper bottle, but you can use any sterile glass container.
Optional Measured Dropper for Dropper Bottles: These dropper caps replace the droppers included with the 30 ml dropper bottles above. They have measurement markings, so you can accurately measure your dose of CBD every time.
Small Funnel, Scoop, or Spoon: I used a lab scoop to transfer the CBD powder to the bottle, but you can use any sort of small funnel or spoon as well.
Step 1: Decide how concentrated you want your CBD oil to be. I used a ratio of 1000mg CBD Isolate to 20 milliliters of MCT oil, for a final concentration of 50mg of CBD per milliliter.
If you are unsure, I recommend 1000mg CBD to 30 ml of oil, which will give you a CBD oil with concentration of 33 mg CBD per milliliter.
Step 2: Transfer the CBD Isolate powder to the bottle or container. I used a lab scoop for this, but it can also be done with a funnel, small measuring spoon, or any other small scoop.
Step 3: Measure out your oil and add it to the container. I used a 5 ML syringe with a blunt tip filling needle, but you don’t have to. Once you measure the oil, you can just carefully pour it into the container.
Step 4: Screw the cap on the dropper bottle/container and shake it for 30 second to 1 minute. It can take a while for the CBD powder to dissolve into the oil, but once it dissolves, it should not recrystallize back out.
You can speed up this final step by placing the closed dropper bottle/container in a glass of hot water.
How to Use the CBD Isolate Oil:
Once your CBD oil is finished, it can be used just like any other CBD oil!
You can measure out a dose of oil and consume it orally, take it sublingually by leaving it under your tongue for a minute or two, or you can use it as an ingredient to infuse food or drinks with CBD!
Technically you can use the CBD isolate powder in your cooking as well, but the oil makes it much easier to work with as an ingredient. It works well in smoothies and hot chocolate, too.
I hope you all find this helpful!
NOTE: CBDistillery sent me the CBD isolate featured in the video for free to test out, provide an honest review, and to make this tutorial. I receive many free products (and purchase many products too) but only ever end up writing about a very small percentage of them that work well for me, that I personally stand behind, and actually use myself. Some of the links featured in this post are affiliate links. If you decide to purchase a product through these links, Mind Over Meniere’s may receive a small commission that goes toward the maintenance cost of the website.
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122 thoughts on “ How to Make CBD Oil with CBD Isolate (Inexpensive & THC Free) ”
Where can you buy CBD oil?
I also have menier’s. How will it help me?
Hi Ellie, if you want full spectrum oil, my top recommendation would be CBDistillery. You can read my review of their oils and get a discount code for your purchase here: https://www.mindovermenieres.com/cbdistillery-cbd-oil-review/
Silly question…. so does 1g of isolate only make 1 x 30ml bottle.
Hi Joanne, it all depends on how concentrated you want it to be. If you want CBD oil that is 10mg per 1ml (300mg per 30ml vial), then 1000mg of CBD isolate would make 3x30ml bottles with 100mg left over. I generally like making it more concentrated so I can take less oil per dose, but that’s just my personal preference.
Great video – very helpful, thank you!
If I use another oil, say olive or coconut oil – would it dissolve the same way and not recrystallize? Or is that quality unique to the MCT oil you used?
Is the CBD isolate fat-soluble…i.e. does it even NEED to be with an oil?
What’s the shelf-life of the isolate?
Hi Angel, good question. CBD isolate is fat soluble so other oils will work perfectly, but I would advise against coconut oil because it is not liquid at room temperature. As far as shelf-life, I’m honestly not sure. That might be a better question to ask CBDistillery or one of the other CBD companies.
I use mct oil fractionated coconut oil – because it does not have any odor, does not go bad nor does it ever go to a solid- the solids have been removed
You can buy liquid Coconut oil
Are you able to use the CBD oil in a vape? Would it ruin the coils?
Hi Tara, you cannot vape this kind of CBD oil. You need to buy CBD vape liquid instead.
Thanks so much! Figured so 🙂
But you can absolutely add and dissolve the isolate to your favorite “vape juice” in the same manner and vape away.
Yes you can, though CBD isolate is not water soluble, so if there is too much propylene glycol in the vape liquid, the CBD will recrystallize in the liquid.
mix your oil with
( EJ mix only ) will never separate and us in reg vaping. work great i use it all time.
You can make you own by combining polyethylene glycol and vegetable glycerine with the CBD product 🙂
Propylene glycol not polyethylene lol don’t want ppl making CBD antifreeze to vape 😉
Super helpful, thanks. I’ve been wanting to make my own cbd oil for a while but wasn’t sure about ratios. This cleared it up for me.
Glad you find this helpful!
Vapin’ X-Smoker 💨 (@VapinXsmoker)
Anyone wanting to make their own Vape CBD e-liquid.
I make my own CBD Vape e-liquid using propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). I do a 50/50 ratio of PG/VP (You change the ratio if you want) and a half a gram (0.5 grams) in a 50ml bottle. That ends up being 10mg CBD per milliliter. I keep mine unflavored, so I can drop a few drops on my coil and vape it without changing my favorite flavors. You can add a few drops directly into the tank and fill the rest with your preferred e-liquid, it’s up to you. You can also add it to any drink or put a few drops under your tongue as long as it’s nicotine free, since PG and VG are food grade. Ask your local vape shop if they will sell you a bottle of unflavored PG/VG of your desired ratio, most shops don’t have problem with that, I know the one I work for doesn’t mind. I purchase my CBD Isolate powder from CBDistillery, a half a gram is $15 plus shipping.
I hope this helps.
Thanks. For some reason for me it still recrystallizes even after I bathe it in hot water a few times and shake the heck out of it. I used 70vg 30pg 30ml bottle with 1500mg of CBD isolate. It looks good when melted but then it recrystallizes. Does this happen to you? What should I do? Thanks
What’s my ratio of cbd isolate to mct if I want to do 1000 mg and 1500 mg?
I’m not sure I understand
I want 1000 mg also what did you find out how much powder to oil ?
Hi Harry, if you want a bottle of oil with a total of 1000mg CBD isolate, you simply need to add 1g CBD isolate to however much oil you would like. Ultimately, you need to decide on the concentration. For example, 1000mg CBD isolate in 30ml of oil would give you a tincture with a concentration of 33.33mg CBD per 1ml of oil.
Does MCT oil have any pain properties like CBD oil? Or is MCT oil basically an “inert” vehicle? I have a 250 MG tincture that
on the ingredient label it quotes 99% MCT oil to 1% CBD. What sort of pain relief do I expect from this?
The MCT oil is just a carrier oil. It’s not inert exactly, MCT oil has a few interesting health properties, but any benefit is coming from the CBD and other cannabinoids. I’ve used CBD oils with other carrier oils, like olive oil and hemp seed oil as the base, and found them to be equally effective.
Are cbd Crystal’s in the cbd capsules they sell? Can I make cbd oil from the capsules?
Hi Janet, I dont think so, but you wouldn’t want to do this because the softgels are more expensive on a per mg basis. It’s worth while to do this because you save money and the end product is thc free, which is important for some people.
Hi Glenn, With your 50mg oil, how many mL’s are you using to accomplish sleep? Did you start off with a smaller dose? Thanks in advance.
I generally use about .4-.6 ML, which is about 20-30 mg CBD to help me fall asleep. 30 mg of isolate is a very sedating dose for me. Though I usually take this amount at night, regardless of whether it’s the isolate oil or another kind of CBD.
Hello. I have 500mg of CBD isolate. Do I mix it in 15ml of oil
You can! This would give you an oil with 33.33mg of CBD per mL of oil.
Hi, great article… My math really sucks, can you help me please? I am suffering from a very painful Crohns like disease with painful open, weeping legions… I mixed 3.5 grams of cbd isolate with 60 ml of liquid coconut oil… It went well and totally dissolved… What is the strength of my concoction? Also, if I want to do 50mg doses of cbd, how much of a dropper would I take to achieve the 50mg dose? Half dropper, full dropper, 2 or 3 drops of the concoction? I cannot figure out how much is in each dropper… I want to figure out how long this 60ml bottle of my concoction will last me doing 50mg per day… I hope this is clear to you as this is all new to me… Your wisdom and input is very much appreciated…
Hi Casey, I’ll do my best to help you with the math! If you dissolved 3500mg of CBD into 60ml of Liquid, then you made an oil with a concentration of about 58.33mg per milliliter of liquid. Assuming you have a standard 2oz (60mL) boston round glass tincture bottle, a full dropper is probably around mL, or just under 2ml.
So to take a dose of 50mg CBD, you probably wants slightly less than half a dropper full. And this should give you about 70 x 50mg Doses (70×50=3500).
Hope this helps! Without knowing exactly what you’re working with, this is the best I can give you!
Thank you, that was about what I thought, in that ball park…
Hi there … I suffer from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (H.S.) and I switched from smoking high potency Marijuana to vaping CBD Isolates. I tried every product I could locally source (oils, gummies, edibles, even high strength CBD vape cartridges) and now I swear by CBD Isolates. Place 15-30 mg of pure crystal in my Yocan dual coil ‘wax’ pen and inhale a cloud of bliss. Nothing works as fast as the vaped isolate and it knocks the pain out completely. For bedtime I prefer a terpene infused isolate with a terpene profile that is closest to a strong medicinal MJ strain like Grand Daddy Purple. The terpenes work very well to enhance the effects of the CBD. I have been able to stop taking handfuls of Ibuprofen, Vicodin, and Ultram. CBD is a gift from God and in the words of the late Steve Allen:
“May your God be with you” …. peace, Peter
So glad to hear this is helping you Peter! This is one of the few ways of consuming CBD that I’ve yet to try, but have been meaning to try for a long time. Got any good recommendations for wax pens?
Hi Glenn, my choice is the Yocan Evolve plus and that has dual quartz coils, a handy storage compartment, and a very powerful battery. That model runs about $30 at my local head shop. First one lasted nearly 8 months until I broke the USB connector by jamming the cord into it by mistake. CBD Isolate burns so much cleaner than MJ wax and the Yocan hardly ever clogs, and it never runs down the side. I bust it down once every two weeks and use Walmart non-chlorinated aerosol brake cleaner to keep it like new clean. Vaping isolate in a wax pen is the best method I have found – instant relief and very easy to medicate (smiles). Peace, Peter
Hi Peter… I guess the CBD Isolate does not help heal your wounds? Right?
You just made me cry, tears of hope Peter! I’ve been in agony for the last two years, with my back, then my knee….two torn meniscus & a torn ACL! I can’t walk, for a year now, trying to get Off pain meds, just started 🙏🏻Thank god on to CBD 🙏🏻. I’m going to try to find your vape pen, you are an angel, 😇, 😊 Tammy
Thanks for the tips Peter! I recently just picked up a portable dry herb vape with a concentrates attachment that can vape isolate. Haven’t tried it yet but I have 2g of isolate on hand and will be trying it soon! I have experimented with vaping CBD hemp flower though which is a whole different experience and probably the most powerful (and enjoyable) CBD experience I’ve had to date. This is something I will be covering on the blog at some point soon.
Yes, my condition is HS… What a pain in the ass! I have had 12 major surgeries, armpits, groin, buttocks, to no avail… Has the CBD isolate helped clear up any breakouts for you or are you just managing pain? I am trying this on my own, as there is close to zero info on CBD isolate in the HS forums… Hopefully, we can help others out with this…Thanks and sorry that you suffer from this as well… Godspeed…
Hi Casey, Sorry about the delay as I spent some time writing a reply and then deleted it by accident. CBD isolate is really helping me with both pain and inflammation. I have had HS most of my adult life but I was misdiagnosed as “Really Bad Acne” until just this year. I would highly suggest you Google “Amber Taylor Dr. Pimple Popper” for the female perspective, and the TED talk “Bringing HS (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) Out Of The Dark with Jackson Gillies” for the male side. Good luck with your battle. Peace, Peter
Haha! I hate when the delete thing happens! I watched those videos and have tried all of it… CBD is my last hope… I am hoping for the best… Thanks for your encouragement…
You try the ceramic dish coil for that yet? No waste underneath the quarts rods and coils.
Have you tried Humira yet? That drug along with CBD and reducing all stress (that is my trigger) are my big three. Peace, Peter
No… Humira and cbd are the only things I have not tried… I am going to try the cbd isolate until January and if it is not working, I will ask for the Humira… I am a little leary about the side effects of Humira… Hoping the cbd works… I have been on 50mg a day, under the tongue, for 4 days now and I have not noticed any change at all… I have about a 2 month bottle of cbd oil I made with 3.5 grams of isolate mixed with 60ml of MCT coconut oil… Fingers crossed…
Be very afraid of the side effects of humira. It depresses your immune system to virtually zero. Any dormant diseases in your body (shingles, etc) will come alive. I believe humira is an evil drug that should never have been FDA approved.
Due to just reading the side effects and costs of the RX for Psoriasis…..will not even try….I’m a psoriasis arthritis. arthritis (osteoporosis) patient…before trying CBD…full bilateral hip/knee replacements….been on the CBD oil.for over 1 year, .500 mg. 1 or 2 droppers per day…took about a month to see relief…hand arthritis/trigger fingers in complete remission….psoriasis outbreaks lessened (believe diet has a big play in)…now to help defray costs…will be trying the CBD isolate w/MTC oil…..1000 mg. in a 1 gr. jar..to make one or two 1 oz. bottles…..hoping this will be as helpful…anyone else switch over?
Hey Casey … I would like to share my treatment plan with you if you want to email me you can: p_nikolich at bellsouth.net I never could get enough CBD to help with HS from smoking MJ and I am now taking at least 300 mg of pure Isolate daily – I read this is the dosage used by people with seizures. Yes CBD helping me but alas no two people are the same. Peace, Peter
If I want to make cbd oil at 600mg, what would the cbd/oil portions be using 1,000 of isolate?
I’m not sure what you mean. If you are using 1000mg of isolate, the oil will be 1000mg, regardless of how much oil you dissolve it into. The concentration per milliliter is what changes based on the amount of oil you use, not the total mg of CBD. If you want the oil to have 600mg, you would need to use a milligram scale to weigh out 600mg of CBD isolate, and just add the 600mg to your oil.
In terms of Tablespoons, how much would I measure using 20 milliliters of oil?
Hi Anne, it would be hard to do with a tablespoon, but 1 TEASPOON is 4.92892 ml, so 4 teaspoons will put you right around 20 ml.
Hi I just attempted to make my first CBD isolate oil using mct oil with 1g of isolate powder in a 30 ml bottle.
Did the hot water bath and from what I can see it looks like the powder looks like it desolved .
Should the oil look 100 % clear or is it ok if it’s slightly cloudy looking ?
Yes! It should look relatively clear, but I think a little bit of cloudiness is okay too. Did it ever clear up more? Or is it still a little cloudy?
Yes it cleared up …I didn’t let it get hot enough at first …so I gave it another hot water bath and left it in a bit longer and a little bit hotter that seem to do the trick …it’s nice and clear now.
How hot was your water and how long did you leave it in the water? TIA
Okay you probably already answered this question, I’ve been making my own Isolate oil with MCT oil. So one gram 1,000 mg. Mixed in 30 ML bottle is how many mg. Per dropper full? (Which is about 20 drops) …
If I were to use 2g of CBD Isolate with 40 mil of MCT oil
How strong would my cbd oil be?
And how do you figure the math I suck at math sorry
Hi Chantal, if you were to use 2g CBD isolate with 40ml MCT oil, your tincture would be 50mg CBD/ml.
To figure it out you just divide the isolate (2000mg in this case) by the ml of oil. So 2000/40=50.
Hope that helps!
1000mg of isolate and I want to make 300mg oils. How much oil and isolate do I need to mix for it to be 300mg per 30ml bottles?
Hi Lisa, if you want it to be 300mg CBD per 30ml bottle of oil, use 300mg of isolate and fill the bottle with 30ml of MCT or another oil. The end result will be 10mg CBD per ML.
What kinds of oils can I use?
So 1g cbd isolate in 100ml oil would be 10mg/ml, correct? How would I know the dosage with “dabbing”, if I understood correctly that can be done? Ir if I wanted to add just the powder without making oil?
Hi Alice, you are correct about the 10mg/ml concentration of the oil. But you don’t need to make oil for dabbing. You can just use the isolate for dabbing, in fact, CBDistillery makes a bunch of isolate powders mixed with terpenes for a better dabbing experience: https://cbdistillery.vxoy.net/EgLgQ
Hi Glenn where do I get the right instruction to come to CBD induced bottled water. As so far I only have the CBD paste from professional lab
Hi Mariska, you can’t use CBD isolate like this with water as it’s not water soluble, only fat soluble. You can find water soluble CBD powder, but it’s generally much more expensive, and I don’t have any specific vendors or products to recommend here.
Thank you. I was going to buy flower and make my own cbd oil. I had a terrible accident and I am on Norco. I want OFF this stuff and i know CBD oil work. I have used it in the past but it is so expensive! This article was great. I had no idea what crystls and powder were. This is much better since it is hard to find flower that is either extreemly low on thc or none.
You have done a great job explaining this and I think I am going to give it a try. BUT, Man I wish when i went to school (the 80’s) they taught us the metric system. All these numbers are SOOOOO confusing. I like fl oz, tsp, tbl etc. LOL I am going to have to find some sort of conversion chart or something to be able to do this. Otherwise I could really screw it up. But I will give this a try. Wish me luck! Thanks again.
Hi Kristin, you can just use google for conversions like this. But keep in mind that to make CBD oil from CBD flower, you are going to have to perform some kind of extraction first to remove the CBD and activate it. These instructions only work if you are starting with CBD isolate powder.
Rebekah A Spears
I followed another person’s advice and warmed up my 30 ml of vg and then added the 990 mg of medterra Cbd powder. It’s not dissolving and I’m unsure of what to do. I still have it in a measuring cup with a lid and since I know it is uv sensitive I have covered the measuring cup with black electrical tape. Please help.
Hey, you really need to use PG (Propylene Glycol) to dissolve CBD powder, not VG. If you don’t want PG only, you can get away with 50 PG/50 VG, but dissolve fully in the half amount of PG first, then add the half amount of VG and mix well. It can also help to gently warm the VG first, which makes it thinner, before adding to the PG 🙂
Thanks for the great post. I bought CBDistillery isolate but used a different MCT oil and I cannot seem to get rid of thousands of tiny particles. I just heated it for 30 minutest at 174 degrees and the particles are still there. Is there a big difference in the MCT oils?
Hi Liz, there shouldn’t be a difference – any MCT oil should work. How much CBD did you use and how much MCT oil?
Can you use this same formula with straight oil extract?
I’m not sure what you mean
Hi! This article is great. I wondered if you had ever considered adding terpenes? I’ve been researching this and there are companies that sell liquid terpene profiles for a more tailored entourage effect. Do you have any perspective or experience with this?
Hi! What if I want to add a flavor….what would you suggest to use? Thank you!
That is a very good question. I do not really know anything about flavor additives. But I do know that you can purchase and add hemp terpenes! So that is what I would do.
Hi I used 20g of 1000mg cbd isolate into 900ml of mct oil how do I work out the strength? Thanks
Hi Mark, if I’m understanding you correctly, you dissolved 20,000mg (20g) of CBD isolate into 900ml MCT oil, so the math would be 20,000/900 which equals 22.22mg CBD per 1ml.
Hi is a there a specific formula used to calculate how strong your cbd will be once oil and isolate are mixed.
Divide the total mg of CBD by the milliliters of oil you use to get the concentration of in mg of CBD per mL.
I have a litre of 100mg CBD oil and need to make it stronger preferably 300mg how much more powder should I add seems what I made is too weak thank you in advance your help has been amazing
Hi Deborah, I need a little bit more info. How much CBD is in the 1 liter in total? And are you sure it’s 1 liter?
It works out to 100mg CBD per 30ML bottle and I have a litre of it in total.
Sorry what I meant is the current strength would be 100mg CBD in each 30ML bottle if I was to take the litre I have made and put it in individual bottles
Hey can I use Hemp Seed oil as the carrier? Also you mentioned 1G or 1000mg will make 30ml/oz bottles…. with a 100mg left over… So the CBD potency is 35% for each… I think Im following the math.. Also if it sits after the heating up recipe does it need to be reheated or good to go…
Yes you can use Hemp Seed Oil as the carrier! As far as the math, if you get 1g of CBD isolate, and use the whole thing, it will all dissolve into 30ml with nothing left over. So the concentration would be 33mg CBD per mL of oil. Hope that helps!
Hello Glenn- I am trying to make a 1/2 oz. (15ml) tincture from a CBD full-spectrum oil, not the isolate. I’ve spent hours trying to find a resource that can help me. 10 drops of my CBD oil equals 25mg of CBD. Can you tell me the ratio of MCT oil and CBD oil to make a 500mg 15ml full spectrum tincture? You will be my hero forever if you can shed wisdom on this subject.
Hi Lynne, I’m not exactly sure what you are trying to do. Full spectrum CBD oil is a bit different than what we are talking about here, and is usually made by using some kind of extraction process involving solvents on raw hemp material.
Are you just trying to change the concentration of a full spectrum CBD oil you already have? If so, there is no reason to do this. The tincture is already oil that you can use.
Thank you so much, Glenn, for your response. To shed a bit of light on the subject, I am a formulator for a small organic skincare company. We ordered our full spectrum CBD oil from a wholesale source (CO2 extracted, 3rd party verified). We have already made a fabulous salve from the CBD extract and wish to now make a tincture in .5oz. bottles with a dropper. Many tinctures on the market today feature the cbd extract along with a carrier oil, like MCT….and some even add a bit of sweeter to make the taste more pleasant. My question is: do you have any idea or can you point me to someone who can tell me how much MCT carrier oil do I mix with the CBD extract to have a 500mg. tincture? In other words, if there was a recipe out there I could look at, that would help. The CBD extract I have has the strength of 10 drops=25mg. Just am clueless how to put this together. Thanks, Glenn.
Okay I understand now. You are starting with a CBD oil concentrate and want to turn it into tincture. This is something I am less familiar with, but I think I can help. When you say 10 drops is 25mg, I’m guessing that you you are going by the standard 20 drops = 1ml conversion. If this is the case, then 1ml should contain 50mg CBD. (Do not measure in drops, measure volumetrically in milliliters for accuracy. I’ve never found 20 drops to actually be exactly 1 ml)
Assuming all of the above measurements are correct, then I think you will want to mix 10mL of your CBD extract, which would be 500mg of CBD, with an additional 5ml MCT oil, to get a final concentration of 500mg CBD and 15ml oil. You could scale that up to make larger batches, though there may be other steps to make it mix evenly that I’m not aware of, because I haven’t actually done this with CBD extract oil before. Hope this helps!
Where can u buy CBD Isolate uk?
Hi Emma, I’m actually don’t know of any reputable vendors in the UK that sell isolate. I’m sure they exist, I just don’t know of them personally. The vendors I do know in the UK only sell full spectrum CBD products.
Good morning Glenn!
Wanted to thank you ever so much for you taking the time to answer my questions. I’m going to try what you suggested because it sounds right on. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Again, thank you for taking the time to help those of us who don’t have quite as much wisdom!
You’re welcome! Let me know how it goes, and I definitely recommend you try just making one bottle, rather than a batch, so you don’t waste it if it doesn’t come out right!
A question I have, would this be the same as buying CBD Oil? For example, if I bought CBD isolate and made it in to an Oil could I then go on and sell that?
You could technically sell it I guess, and it would be the same as purchasing CBD isolate oil, but different than full spectrum CBD oils which have more than just pure CBD.
After reading all the posts I got the gist on how to make oil from isolate……can you Please tell me how to make Gummies from isolate? I’ve searched till I was blind, unless I wanted to make it into oil first…….can you save me an extra step? Thank you😊
Hi Tammy, this is something I actually don’t have any experience with. I’ve made CBD isolate infused baked goods like cookies, but never gummies. Sorry!
I put 2000mg CBD isolate in 30ml of MCT coconut oil, then let it sit in a 100 F water bath for 2 hours. It all dissolved, but when it cooled back down to room temp (70 F) I had a lot of crystals form. What did I do wrong? The new crystals are like snowflakes. They sell 2000mg CBD in 30 ml dropper bottles from CBDistillery. I should be able to duplicate that, I was a chemist for 12 years. But something isn’t right. Maybe I’ll have to heat it up to 100 F again before I use any. Comments, advice, please?
Hmm, hard to say why it recrystallized out of the MCT oil, but you are correct that even higher ratios are possible. What kind of MCT oil did you use? Maybe there were impurities in the oil (I honestly don’t know, that’s just a guess). Worst comes to worse, you can always redissolve it by putting it back in hot water.
Thanks for replying. It was MCT oil derived from fractionated coconut oil. It was liquid and very clear at room temp. I figure I’ll just heat it up before I use it. The crystals look very pure, more so than the isolate I started with.
Hello, I am going to begin making my own CBD tinctures with the isolate. I have been seeing many people infusing the oils with herbs and was wondering if you knew the steps to this process?
Hi Tiffany, I don’t unfortunately! But let us know how it goes if you give it a try!
Colette N Coffey
I put my cbd isolate oil in a measuring spoon and didnt realize it had water in it. Then I added it to a salve I was making. Most of it seems to have drained off… does that effect the potency or quality of the already mixed isolate?
I have a question.
I have idiopathic chronic pain. There is plenty of arthritis (osteo) and multiple spinal issues, my knees are bone on bone and my shoulders are pretty much shot. Pain, while generally low grad, never, EVER stops. It is next to impossible to do any actual work for more than a few minutes before I have to take a break.
I have a Medical Cannabis card from the state of NY and have got a few items that seem to help.
I have a gram of isolate and was told I could mix it into a lotion that I could then use on my joints and other areas of my body that ache.
Then I read that it has to be infused into oil, first. I picked up some baby oil which lists its ingredients as “Mineral oil, fragrance”–will that work?
Also, if I mix it in to say, 30ml (2 Tbsp?) of iil and then mix that into the lotion will that give me a lotion that will have a fairly constant dosage level per given amount used?
What’s the strongest oil I could make? I have a lot of isolate and just ordered some tincture bottles and looking to get some MCT oil. I would like to make a very potent oil. Do you have a recommendation on the maximum amount of isolate I could use and how to make it? Thanks in advance
Hi Sonya, I actually don’t know what the maximum concentration of isolate possible is. I’ve seen oils though with as much as 5000mg CBD in 30ml oil, and I’m guessing more is possible. Worst case scenario, if you add too much isolate and it starts to crystalize out of suspension, you can always just add more oil until it dissolves again.
Hi Glenn: Can I add CBD powder to my already pre mixed CBD Tincture to make it stronger? I have 30 ml bottle of 1000 mg and want to make it 1500 mg. Thank you, your web site is very helpful.
Yes that should work perfectly. I think some companies actually do this to create higher concentration tinctures that are still sort of “full spectrum”
hi Glenn thank you so much for wonderfully answering to all of us, we have full spectrum distillate that varies from 85 to 91 percent of CBD how would i mix it with MCT oil in to 2 oz 60 ml bottle to make it 3000 mg CBD strength ? Lea
Hi Lea, I’m actually not 100% sure about the process of making tincture oil with distillate. I think there are additional steps beyond what I’ve described here when working with isolate powder. But to understand the math, let’s say your distillate is 85%, then every gram of distillate you use contains 850mg CBD. So if you want your final end product to contain 3000mg CBD, the math is 3000/850 = 3.529, so 3.53g of your 85% distillate contains 3000mg CBD. Hope that helps!
Hi Glenn, any comments about adding a flavor, like orange, strawberry….etc? Thanks
Hi Mike, I know you can do this, but I really don’t know anything about flavor additives, so I don’t have any specific advice here. Sorry!
useful blog about cbd oil and cbd isolate.. thanks for sharing this cbd blog
Thanks for the info! Appreciated. Thanks for all the math calculations.
We have added 5 drops of food grade peppermint oil to 30ml tinctures to add a little flavor.
Thanks for the great article and Q&A section. This is all very new to me. And also my math down right sucks so want to make sure I am following you correctly.
Basically if I mix: 1 gram of CBD Isolate with 20 ml of MCT oil I will end up with a concentration of 50 mg / ml ??
I am wanting to use 25 mg twice a day.
So if I want to try 25 mg twice a day. I would need to use 10 drops of the solution twice a day? and this could be under my tongue?
In doing so, approximately how long would one mixture last me?
Sorry for all the questions, but this is very interesting.
Hi Todd, your math is correct, and if you were planning to use 50mg total each day, this would last you 20 days. Each .5ml dose would be 25 mg. I’m not really convinced on measuring with drops though. The best way to measure would be with a graduated dropper that has measuring markers on the side. If you don’t have that though, and you are using a 30ml (1oz) tincture bottle, the dropper that comes with it holds about 1ml total when filled up as much as it will go (it only will fill 2/3 or 3/4 of the way up the dropper). So half of a “full dropper” will be 25mg. Hope that helps!
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