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Healing without the High: Homemade CBD Oil Recipe

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CBD is quite the buzzword these days. CBD is popping up everywhere from gas stations to health food stores and yoga studios.

If you’re like me, your bullshit meter probably goes off the charts when you hear people start spouting off all of the benefits of a product you can buy in a truck stop.

With the news coming out about the potency and ingredients in some of these products, it makes it even more challenging to know who to trust and what to buy.

That being said, I want to make something clear. I LOVE that the farm bill opened up the US to a large scale CBD market where CBD products can be bought and sold like the effective herbal supplements they are.

I personally hope that the market stays open and free so it can continue to be a place where small businesses can thrive.

I love that the market is open enough that companies like the big-hearted and high-quality Satva Botanicals exists  (because the woman behind that company puts more love, energy, and quality into her products than I ever could at home).

But – and it’s a baby’s got back sized BUT – until there are added protections for consumers, there will be widespread quality and misinformation issues that some companies will take advantage of.

Turns out companies are selling products that don’t have CBD in them at all, including ingredients and chemicals that are pretty sketchy, and using CBD isolate under different names to confuse the crap out of people (nano CBD and CBD crystalline by any other name are still isolates).

So what do you do?

  • Change the world?
  • Stop taking CBD altogether?
  • Invest money in high-quality CBD from companies you know you can trust?

Sure. You can do any of those things.

OR you can get in that kitchen and get to work.  

That’s what I thought. Let’s do this.

Why Make Homemade CBD Oil?

pouring cbd oil recipe

CBD is sold as a supplement, meaning that there are no regulations on quality control or how the CBD is processed. There’s no baseline standard for potency or dosage.

When you’re purchasing CBD from a store, it’s difficult to know exactly what you’re buying.

Full-spectrum?

Isolate?

Organic?

Pesticide-free?

Is it derived from industrial hemp, hemp, or cannabis?

How much money are you spending per dosage?

THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!

Well, now there is. It took me a long time to find organic CBD flower that you can buy in all 50 states but now that we’ve got that settled, you can make your own CBD oil for as little as $150/year (depending on your dosage… see below)

In today’s post, I’m breaking down all of the benefits of making your own CBD oil and then I’ll show you how to do it step-by-step.

It’s going to be a long one, so let’s dive in…

Benefits of Homemade CBD Oil

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If you’re already taking CBD oil, you know about the benefits you’re getting from incorporating CBD into your life. I take CBD oil every day and it is a gamechanger.

[If you want to know more about the overall benefits of CBD, you can check out that link]

If you’re considering homemade CBD oil, there are 3 huge reasons I’d give you a nudge in that direction:

  1. It tastes better (like 1000% better) – If you’ve ever tasted full spectrum CBD oil, you know that it tastes… well… nutty and bitter. Homemade CBD oil tastes so much better. It’s great for making edibles that you’ll actually enjoy. You’re much more likely to eat something that tastes good, so making tasty oil leads to more consistency in dosing… Let’s be real, you’re not going to forget to eat a cookie.
  2. You can control the ingredients – As I mentioned above, there’s almost 0 regulation when it comes to ingredients in CBD products, so with my students and clients I’m adamant about going DIY on this one unless you have a product you can trust (for me, that’s Sacred Smoke Herbals)
  3. The big one: it saves money – How much money can it save you, you ask? As a matter of fact, you can save a shiz ton… Check it out…

Saving Money with DIY CBD Oil

cbd oil recipe

If you’ve followed Wake + Bake over the years, you know what a cheapskate I am.

Case in point: I used to drive to three different places to get the lowest price on soup. I wish I was joking.

CBD Oil can be a hefty investment.

While I’m all for investing in health and wellbeing if there’s a way to do it cheaply, easily and fun-ly, why not do that instead?

Even when buying larger bottles of CBD oil to keep costs down, I was spending at least $80 per month for 25mg/day.

So when I did the dosage math on this particular batch of CBD oil made with trim, I almost fainted.

At a conservative estimate at 10% CBD, the ½ lb of trim I processed yielded approximately 22,600 mg of CBD.

That’s a year’s supply of 60mg of CBD oil every day for an entire year.

Check it out.

cbd dosage

Here’s what it cost me to make it:

  • ½ lb trim from Sacred Smoke CBD – $149
  • Giant tub of Coconut Oil from Costco $15-ish?
  • Magical Butter – $189
  • Nova Decarboxylator – $210

Total – $563 for a yearly supply of CBD oil

The only thing you have to buy the next time you make CBD oil is the coconut oil and the CBD flower.

Pretty dope, right!?

After I did the math, I felt like the Mother Theresa of CBD oil.

I ran around giving it out like crazy and started devising my plan to release CBD chocolates out into the world.

(They melted in my car, so that plan is currently on hold.)

Homemade CBD Oil Tutorial + Recipe

You made it! You’re either a champion scroller or you’re now fully convinced that making your own CBD oil is what’s up.

Let’s break it down into steps.

Step 1: Order CBD Flower or Trim

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For those of you who have been waiting on this recipe for the past several months, this was what took so freaking long. Finding a reputable high quality organically grown CBD flower company that had their shit together felt like looking for a unicorn.

I finally got connected with the folks over at Sacred Smoke Herbals and they were amazing. They answered the 10,000 questions I ask before testing a product and have some of the most incredible CBD and CBG flower I’ve ever seen. (Use WAKEANDBAKE for 15% off!)

You can also make smaller – higher quality batches – by ordering their flower by the gram or by the ounce.

Their flower is lab tested and comes with a full printout on the cannabinoids present, so it’s much easier to do dosage math when you work with their flower as opposed to their trim.

Step 2: Decarboxylate CBD

decarb cbd for homemade edibles

This was the question I got most about creating homemade CBD oil.

Do you need to decarboxylate when making CBD Oil?

The short answer is Y.E.S.

You NEED to decarboxylate your plant material in order to turn CBDa into the much more widely studied and arguably more effective CBD.

I go into detail about decarboxylating CBD here, or you can follow the instructions below.

Spoiler alert from the post above: I haven’t come across any solid data with testing that would allow me to recommend a specific time/temperature/method for CBD decarboxylation using homespun methods. Until we get that data and can test it, I recommend what I do in my own kitchen.

In the Wake + Bake kitchen, I “double decarb” using my Nova.

how to decarboxylate cbd

I used to have one little purple workhorse, and would wait patiently for my activated plant material one ounce at a time. Now that I’m making CBD oil for all of my friends and family (and soon the world at large), I have two.

As far as the effectiveness of the decarboxylation process in the Nova goes, Ardent Cannabis has done a lot of independent lab testing on their own device and other methods.

I also asked Cannabis Coach Jackie Barlow who runs CocoCanna Superfoods to weigh in. She’s had her infusions using the Nova lab tested and has verified that she gets complete decarboxylation from the device.

You can learn more about the Nova here.

Step 3: Infuse Your CBD Oil

magical butter cbd recipe

While this can be done with many different types of oil, my favorite for potency and flavor is coconut oil. Sub out olive, avocado, MCT, or ghee/butter if you’re not a coconut fan or have an allergy.

For the infusion step, I use my Magical Butter MB2 for CBD oil every single time because…

well, I’m a single mom with two businesses who’d rather be doing yoga or going hiking than hovering over a crockpot or making sure my infusion isn’t getting too hot… that’s why.

It’s fast. It’s easy. It makes big batches so I can process a lot of CBD all at once. I don’t have to think about time and temp.

homemade cbd oil

MB2 for the win!

You get all of the warranties from Magical Butter and Ardent Cannabis while supporting the work we’re doing at Wake + Bake directly.

Double win!

CBD Oil Recipe

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Calculating Your CBD Oil Dosage

As I mentioned above, my infusions yielded a total of over 22,000mg CBD.

Using the Wake+Bake Dosage Calculator, you can break that down to get the desired dose in each teaspoon. [The calculator currently says THC dosage, but the calculations work the same for CBD]

I used 1 oz (28 grams) for every 2 cups of coconut oil which yielded approximately 30mg CBD per teaspoon.

calculating cbd dosage

Next time, I’ll use flower from Sacred Smoke Herbals so I have a better idea of the amount of CBD going into my infusion.

Using Your DIY CBD Oil

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You can use this oil in any of the edibles recipes on Wake + Bake or in Dazed + Infused that call for cannabis-infused coconut oil.

From my easy cannabis salve to cannabanana bread to weed lube, you can swap this CBD oil recipe in place of the classic THC versions.

Homemade CBD Oil and Drug Testing

Since this creates a full-spectrum CBD oil, there are small amounts of THC-a that decarboxylate into THC when you heat up the plant material.

If you’re eligible for drug testing, taking homemade CBD oil internally can lead to a positive test.

Ready to make your own DIY CBD oil?

This post has been a few months in the making so thank you for sending in all your amazing CBD questions to help me get this post into the world.

If you gave the recipe a try, let me know what you think in the comments below!

Homemade CBD Oil Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz/ 28 grams CBD Rich Flower or trim
  • 2 Cups Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1-3 Tablespoons Organic Sunflower Lecithin

Instructions

1

Weigh out 28 grams of CBD Flower or Trim.

2

Decarboxylate your CBD rich flower or trim (use the Nova for consistent results and full activation).

3

Add Organic Coconut Oil and sunflower lecithin to your crockpot, mason jar, MB2 or Levo.

4

Add CBD Rich Flower or Trim (If using the MB2 or crockpot, make sure to do this after adding your coconut oil and lecithin so the plant material doesn’t overheat while the bottom of the device heats up).

5

In your MB2:

6

Hit the “160°F” Button and the 2-hour “Butter” Button.

7

Have a Magical Butter Dance party because you don’t have to do anything else.

8

Once the machine has completed its cycle, use the MB2 micron filter to filter out plant material (save in freezer and make “Not So High Chai”).

9

If you don’t have an MB2, you can use any of the methods from Dazed + Infused (cannabis oil in a mason jar is my favorite) or use the method from my cannabis infused coconut oil tutorial.

10

You can also make smaller batches of this in a Levo or Levo II.

108 thoughts on “Healing without the High: Homemade CBD Oil Recipe”

      1. Hello Corinne
        I’ve tried your recipe coconut oil infused and it’s great .
        I’ve been recently diagnosed with glucoma and I am looking for a recipe for eyedrops .do you know of any?
        Thank you
        Micheline

        1. Hey Corinne, when THCA is heated/decarboxylated and converted to D9-THC, it loses approximately 12% of it’s mass (see High Times article on the calculating THC potency based on THCA volume)… Since you are fully decarbing your CBDA flower prior to infusing – are you accounting for the similar loss in mass due to the heating process when determining/approximating the final CBD volume/potency of your end product? The THC dosage calculator on this site is a great idea for a useful tool – but can it be tweaked/modified to account for the loss in potency that comes from heating/decarbing THCA and CBDA? Perhaps an extra questioned asked along the lines of “How much of your plant material will you be decarboxylating?” – or something along those lines… Thanks for fielding my question and for your time…. ~ Mike

  1. I just bought a lb. of some good material, it was stored for a year and duh…forgotten about. It’s quite dry, does it still need to be decarbed?

    1. It really depends on how long it was left out for and what conditions it was in. It’s likely that it still needs to be decarboxylated unless it was left open, in high heat for an extended period of time. Hope that helps!

      Much love,
      CT

  2. It’s time to say THANK YOU for sharing so much of your knowledge and experience! I make stuff for my senior mother for a variety of ailments, and your website has been an invaluable resource. I am going to order the stuff today to try my hand and making the CBD oil. Thank you, thank you!

    1. You are SO welcome Andrea!! I love getting this stuff out into the world and connecting with people like you! It touches my heart to hear that my work has helped your mother <3 Thank you so much for sharing!

      Much love,
      Corinne

  3. Hi Corrine, I actually have a few questions if you don’t mind. Why is it necessary to add the sunflower lecithin, what does it do exactly? Whats the difference between a hemp derived or cannabis derived CBD and how do you know which you have? What is the difference between making this with oil or glycerin and is there a benefit of one over the other? Lastly, would you add sunflower lecithin to a glycerin tincture? Thanks so much for this article and for taking the time to answer all my questions. I really appreciate it.

    1. All CBD come from cannabis. Hemp is Cannabis sativa. Marijuana is a slang term for cannabis with high levels of thc. The cannabis we use to get CBD from comes from cross breeding industrial hemp with marijuana to bring the thc levels down.

      Organic sunflower lecithin is believed to increase bioavailability, therefor potency. It can be added to oils, butters and honey, but i wouldn’t add to vegetable glycerine.

      One would choose a base (oil, butter, VG) based on what one wanted to do with the resulting infusion.

      1. General rule of thumb I have read is trim is roughly 1/3 the potency of flower and fan leaves are 1/3 of trim (or 1/9 potency of flower). So flower at 20% should be about 6.667% for trim.

        1. Thanks for the feedback Becky! If you have any lab tested data on this, I’d love to see it and update the post 🙂 I asked the guys at Black Tie and this was the estimate they gave me, so it’s what I rolled with since I was using their plant material. Let me know!

  4. why are you calling this a CBD recipe? The calculator itself measures THC – your post has me completely confused

    1. Hi Richard! I’m working with the developer to get the calculator changed to reflect both THC and CBD, but the calculation process is still the same. I call it a CBD recipe because I used CBD rich plant material to make the oil 🙂 I hope that helps!

      Much love,
      Corinne

  5. Hi Corinne. I asked some question yesterday, but I don’t see my post so I hope this isn’t a repeat. I wanted to know what the different between a glycerin tincture and using oil is and is there a benefit to one over the other. Also why is sunflower lecithin necessary? And would I use it if making a glycerin tincture? Thanks a lot.

    1. I’ve made both types in my MB2 and it works beautifully. I got into making these because my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancerous tumor in her right leg. I am so excited to say with the help of chemo and radiation with the edibles and tinctures I’ve made her thanks to Corrine she is now cancer free and still in my life, we just celebrated her 70th birthday on the 5th of April!
      Much thanks Corrine, you were my families God send 🙂

  6. Hey c!
    Dude thanks so much for all this goodness, so happy I came across your blog! Quick question, what do you use, or how do you keep your CBD oil in liquid form? Or do you? I’m interested in having mine like a traditional tincture but with CBD!
    Thanks girl!

    Much love, summer

  7. Hi,Love your article! I checked out the Black Tie website that you linked to and wondered which product you purchase. I make soaps and body care for sale at farmer’s market and working on a new recipe for arthritis and pain relief. I want to make the CBD hemp oil. Which would you use? Thanks 🙂

    1. I’ll be doing a strain guide soon. This time, I used amnesia haze and next time, I’ll do a few different ones in the Levo and report back. I still haven’t done much experimenting with it topically, so I’ll keep you posted <3

      Much love,
      CT

  8. Is there a way to use this dosage calculator to figure out how to turn the 28g of Black Tie trim/shake I ordered into CBD capsules of about 50mg each? I understand the steps, but not the numbers/amounts.

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  10. Hey Corinne, thanks so much for the recipe for this! I followed the link and the wakeandbake code showed up in the cart at Black Tie! They sent out my order really quickly, and I made both infused coconut oil and cocoa butter last night. My question is that would it be beneficial to do a secondary “wash” with water mixed with the resulting oil (which is solid now, so I’d have to melt it)? The reason I ask is that there seems to be some browner sediment at the bottom of the jar, and it is pretty green and skank smelling (even though it’s hemp, not cannabis–there is a more nutty, piney odor to the skankness).

    I’m thinking about mixing some of it with hazelnut butter, cocoa, and raw honey to make a sort of “hemptella” as a way to eat it.

    1. You can absolutely do a “weed wash” if you’re concerned about the flavor. And HEMPTELLA?!?!?! Please share that recipe with me. Pretty please 😉

      Much love,
      Corinne

      1. It will take some further experimentation…at least I kept amounts small, but even so, my husband found it challenging, and I couldn’t trust my tastebuds after trying several drizzles. But I made that experiment before doing a wash, thinking it wasn’t that challenging a taste. BUT, after using some chocolate, hazelnut butter, and raw honey, I decided to take the rest of the oil, melt it down, mix it with water, and sit it in the fridge to see if the taste will be easier to work with. I just hope it separates. I seem to recall that coconut oil may not separate completely from water in the fridge the way butter does. I was worried that perhaps the emulsifier would emulsify water into the mix (so I used filtered water, of course). But if it doesn’t separate from the water by morning, I’ll try popping it in the freezer.

      2. OMG, so here it is morning, and the water is completely incorporated into the oil!!! It is one, homogenous mixture, with NO separation! Shit! I don’t really know what to do. I don’t think it will keep now without being refrigerated, and I have no idea what I can use a coconut oil/water mixture (I have no idea what the ratio is, because I poured in some water without measuring, because, of course, it was all going to “separate” out later!).

        It has to be the lecithin, as I used 2 Tablespoons. OMG, epic fail. I should NEVER have tried to clarify it with water. Damn.

        1. HI Paula! I’m so sorry this happened! It happened to me once when I tried to rush the process and put it in the freezer. Maybe try heating it up in a pan to see if some of the water evaporates… Otherwise… weed tea? Next time this happens, I’ll see if I can come up with a fix.

          Much love,
          Corinne

  11. I know…I had a suspicion that might happen–but I’m not used to things emulsifying that easily!! And the earlier version I did for something else, for which I used half ghee, half coconut oil, but I think only 1 tablespoon of lecithin worked great with that weed wash technique!

    It has sat all day at room temperature now, and has not separated at all, so I think that tomorrow I will try slowly reducing it (something I’m pretty familiar with), though it will smell up the house (thank God it’s legal!). The other ideas I researched to de-emulsify were using a centrifuge (a science journal–out of reach for me, though my husband tried to offer helpful explanations of how I could rig one up with a pole and four containers spinning around it…), letting it sit for two days (I’m not sure I trust it at room temperature that long), or adding chemicals to it to force separation.

    I had not even considered hemp tea–lol! It’s far too strong for that.

    Here are the wild ideas that came to me as I wondered whether I would have a quart or so of something like permanent hemp coconut milk:

    1. CBD lube (I’m guessing the water wouldn’t matter down there)
    2. Frozen suppositories (same idea, really, but easier application and storage)
    3. Facial cream or body butter (straight oils are not appropriate for the face, but the water would be, I think)

    But of course I’d rather cook with it…or make treats that could stand to be at room temperature. I’m not sure if I reduce it after having water on so long will keep it from spoiling faster (coconut milk spoils spectacularly quickly at room temperature after a couple of days). Gosh, I wish I had a mold for #2. Maybe a tiny ice cube tray would work… If the reduction works, though, I’ll reply to this. Who knows? It might separate by morning–I can’t see separation, but it feels denser at the top when I poke a spoon into it, so I have hope.

  12. But I’ll give you my starting point, as it set up pretty well as a solid in the fridge, and is not nearly as challenging when cold (I was actually kinda liking it–I’m starting to get used to the taste of hemp). I might either try adding stuff to make it be more solid at room temperature, or else just melt it down and put it into some other dessert. Chilled, it’s like a fudgey, nutty bite, sort of like a truffle.

    Hemptella first attempt
    26g infused coconut oil ( 2 Tbl)
    60g hazelnut butter (3 – 4 Tbl)
    48g dark chocolate (3 – 4 Tbl)
    shake or two of salt
    25g raw honey (1 Tbl)

    Yielded approximately 10 – 11 ounces by volume. I used weights because I hate cleaning measuring spoons, and it’s easier to replicate. The resulting mixture was liquid even when cooled and set nicely when chilled.

  13. One more quick question, can I use fractionated coconut oil when making cbd oil in my MB machine instead of regular coconut oil that gets thick when it’s chilly in the room? I want to be able to put it in dropper bottles. Thanks in advance!

  14. Hi Corinne. This is an excellent post. I bought some CBD flower from black tie (excellent service). I decarbed in one cycle in my Nova but since this flower is 23% CBD and only .93% THC I am wondering if I should decarb in 2 cycles. I checked with Ardent and got a ‘vague’ response that if flower contains both CBD/THC in somewhat proportionate levels then THC and CBD decarb at the same rate (and only 1 cycle in the Nova is required) but if the flower contains CBD with little or no THC than 2 cycles in the Nova ‘may’ be required to fully decarb the plant. Since I don’t have equipment to measure this I am looking for general guidance. Have you experimented with both 1 and 2 cycles when decarbing CBD plant? If so what did you learn? Thanks in advance.

    1. Great question Steve! It’s a little confusing, but I talked to the founder of Ardent and she said that plant material this high in CBD needs 2 cycles in the Nova. Now, maybe they have some new data that I don’t have access to, but I’ve been double decarbing with my Black Tie flower and doing one cycle with my 1:1 material and have had great results.

      Let me know how it goes!

      Much love,
      Corinne

      1. Thanks Corinne. I did a small experiment. Sme Black Tie “bubblegum’ cbd flower in 1 cycle and some w/ 2 cycles. The two cycle cbd (ratio was 23% cbd/.93%thc) seemed to produce better results. Hopefully Ardent will validate this with real research. Hopefully Shanell reads these posts. Thanks for your input. You doing great educational work and a still ‘flakey’ field of study.

        1. Totally! I think I just found someone I can partner with to do some CBD home processing experiments that would actually give us some real data. If that goes through I’m going to geek the F out 😉

          Keep me posted on anything you uncover!

          -CT

          1. Thanks Corinne. I am also interested in exploring your micro dosing ideas. I want to combine that w mixing cbd/thc flower. From little data i have found it seems like 2/3 thc flower/ 1/3 cbd is what is recommended. Any experience or thoughts?

            1. It really depends on the percentage of THC and CBD in the flower in terms of ratios. You’d just do the dosage math for each and then balance the ratio to get the balance you like.

              -CT

  15. Can someone tell me the least amount of medium (oil), per ounce of CBD flower I can use to get a concentrated form ? Im wanting to possible put in capsules and the least amount of oil, the better imo.
    Thanks

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  17. Hi Corrine, been following you for years. How about CBD from ABV? Recipe the same as with flower and consider it already decarbed?

    Thanks and keep up the wonderful work.

  18. Is CBD for animals (horses $19.99 gallon) as it is for people at $55 for 2 ounces? I can’t find any research or even references to the matter.

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  20. Hi Corinne!
    I’m making CBD coconut oil in the MB2. I got to the last part of your directions and noticed you’re pressing the 2 hr button at 160 degrees, which is the butter setting instead of oil. Just curious why the extra hour is needed? Thanks so much!

    1. The folks at MB2 say to use that button for anything that’s solid at room temp. Not sure what the reason is behind it, but I just follow their recommendation.

      Hope that helps!

      1. Thanks so much. I saw that right after I submitted my comment, lol. They say that since coconut oil is a thicker base. This was my second time doing this in the MB2, both times using this same oil: LouAna 100% pure liquid coconut oil, both times for only 1 hour. I was scared that since the coconut oil was already in pure liquid form, two hours would be too long/hot. Have you used this brand or liquid coconut oil as the base and with what success for time in the MB2? Thanks so much!! 🙂

  21. MELISSA T JUSTINIANO

    Hi Corrine,

    I have a quick question. I use cbd vape oil cartridges for my chronic pain. They’re refillable so can I use this cbd oil
    recipe to put into my vape pen? If not, do you have another recipe for vape pen oils?

    Thank you in advance

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  24. Corinne,
    I just wanted to say that you have changed my life! 🙂 I have been recovering from post concussion syndrome for almost 2 years. I had been taking CBD oil, but only a small dose – because its so expensive, that’s all I could afford to take. After reading your blog posts and reading your books, I am now making my own CBD oil, which makes it so much more affordable now. This means that I can actually take the higher dose that my body needs and I have been seeing so much improvement in my sleep quality and my cognitive abilities. I used to suffer from 10+ migraine headaches per month, and now that number is down to 2 or 3 minor headaches per month. Even my rehab therapists are now commenting on how much I have improved!
    I really can’t thank you enough for the work that you do and the information that you share! 🙂 Thank you for truly helping me and I’m sure many others! 🙂
    I am looking forward to taking your Cannabis for Health workshop in August. 🙂
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 🙂

  25. Hi my name is Spence. I was wondering what kind of kitchen scale are you using to weigh your flower/trim? Thank you.

  26. Hi Corinne, if I want to make an oil that’s about 20mg of CBD per ml, I’d have to use over 100g of flower per litre of olive oil, based on having buds that are around 20% CBD.

    Would this ratio of flower-to-oil work in the Magical butter machine? Your answer to this would be a great help to me.

    Thanks,
    Gord

  27. Hey Corinne, when THCA is heated/decarboxylated and converted to D9-THC, it loses approximately 12% of it’s mass (see High Times article on the calculating THC potency based on THCA volume)… Since you are fully decarbing your CBDA flower prior to infusing – are you accounting for the similar loss in mass due to the heating process when determining/approximating the final CBD volume/potency of your end product? The THC dosage calculator on this site is a great idea for a useful tool – but can it be tweaked/modified to account for the loss in potency that comes from heating/decarbing THCA and CBDA? Perhaps an extra questioned asked along the lines of “How much of your plant material will you be decarboxylating?” – or something along those lines… Thanks for fielding my question and for your time…. ~ Mike

  28. Hello,
    I made tincture in the MB2 using trim from my plants and Ever-clear. Is there any thing that can be done with the remaining pressed solids?
    Also how much alcohol is left % after an 8 hours cycle?

    Meba

  29. Hi there, I love your site!
    I just ordered 1/2 lb CBD trim from Black Tie -thank you so much for the tip- and used your code (tho price has increased to $175). My question: I also have a Nova and a MB2 and plan to decarb it twice as you suggest, but I notice so many of the vendors that sell CBD oil label it as ‘full spectrum’ and if I understand correctly, that means that it hasn’t been decarb’d. I guess I’m not understanding what full spectrum is. Can you clarify??

    1. Great question! Full spectrum just means that the CBD molecule hasn’t been “isolated” so there are other terpenes, flavinoids, and cannabinoids included in the mix. The oil you make at home will inherently be full spectrum 🙂 I hope that helps!

  30. hey, thanks for the great info, wonderfully done. It’s good to know people are doing this and spreading the word. FYI, hemp seed oil is a good medium as well. you can find it on Amazon through reputable sellers, read the reviews.

  31. gahhhh Ive been looking for info like this!!Thankyou.thankyou,thankyou!!How many bottles does this recipe make using an oz and 2 cups of oil….Im thinking Im going to use hemp oil Y/N?? thankyou I knew there was a better wy to go about this!! I just had no idea you could buy hemp flowers,lol!!!

  32. If I’m making a cold infusion instead of using the crock pot or MBM, will it still work to use lecithin, or does the lecithin need to be heated to emulsify with the oil? Thanks for all your great research and info, Corrine!

  33. Hello! Thanks for all this! I am a certified organic grower of high CBD plants. I am about to make some oil for my friend with major inflammation issues and my mom with major pain from cancer( she also takes cbd internally which helps her very much) 2 questions: The Nova is very small. I would like to do a pound or more at a time. So Oven I guess? after decarb a well educated herbalist friend insists I need to put a little alcohol on the plant material before I steep in the oil.. so the resin will “infuse” into the oil. what do you think of this?

  34. Can you share a modified version of this recipe for Levo users? Do you use the nova if you have a Levo 2? Or do you decarb in the Levo. Thank you!

  35. Great site, so glad I found it!

    I recently bought a Nova – I’m new to using cannabis as it only recently became legal here. I wanted to make my own oil but didn’t want to stink up the house (or burn the product) so its a great solution. There was very little smell during the decarb process and it was very quick. I bought the sleeve, will try infusing some oil next.

  36. Greetings, my name is Vincent…thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge.
    I used cherry blossom hemp flower 1/2 oz, 1 cup1/2 of MCT and a tablespoon of Sunflower Lecithin. Decarbed in oven at 225 had oven issue, but after I put it in the MB2 4hrs later at 160 degrees. It came out pretty nice. Only thing it gave me an upset stomach everytime I ingested it. I use it topically now. I am going to omit the lecithin and use coconut oil next time see whats going on with the stomach.

  37. Hi Corrine! Love your information-it has helped me soooo much?. I was wondering why you recommend using hemp rather than a high CBD cannabis strain? I live in NorCal and have legally grown high high THC and CBD strains (cannatonic and remedy) and have made mct infusions with them(decarbed, raw, and a combo). Is there any benefit to using hemp over decarbed high CBD? Thank you again for all you’ve taught me!!

  38. HI Corrine,
    This is amazing,
    i was wondering if you could help me. im looking to make oil for aches and pains, wondering how i could make it with little or no THC. just a little confused.
    thanks so much

    1. The hemp you can buy online from places like sacred smoke has less than .3% THC (when decarbed, it will have a bit more). But if you’re avoiding THC for intoxication, you don’t necessarily have to. You won’t get “high” from topicals 🙂 Hope that helps!

  39. Hello From Ontario,Canada. I love your site, lots of great things on it . Ive just made up your cbd oil recipe today. I did 3/4 ounce of cbd and 1/4 ounce of a blueberry indica strain thc. Im unsure of how many drops to take? Do I start with a few drops or a teaspoon of it? I made it up as a sleeping aid to try and get away from prescription sleeping pills. Thanks Corinne

    1. Hey Steve!

      That’s so nice to hear that you are moving towards a healthier option.

      Do you know how many mg of CBD is in per drop?
      It’s recommended to start at 20mg to 40mg, and then increase 5mg each day.

      Please let me know if you have any questions!

      – Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  40. Hello from ontario canada. I made this recipe today but used 3/4 ounce of CBD weed and 1/4 ounce of indica weed. I made this as a sleeping aid so i can get off sleeping pills. Im not sure how many drops to take? Or do i do a teaspoon of it? Thanks and your site is the best!!

    1. Hi Steve!

      Have you checked out our dosage calculator HERE? This is a great tool to start with to help you find how many milligrams are in your batch.

      Warmly,

      Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  41. Hey!! Loving this recipe and have made CBD oil for my friend’s dogs, it has worked sooo well. Now making it for a friend for anxiety, it’s definitely working… but the flavor isn’t great. Any ideas of ways to make the flavor more palatable? Thinking extracts, but not sure how much… would sweetening it be a bad thing?? Any thoughts or recommendations, would be greatly appreciated.

  42. Hi. I love your site and am grateful for all the fun recipes and info you list. I use a scale for measurements since 1 cup is not always 8 oz. Can you tell me the weight of your 1 cup of oil please.

    And it was asked before so not sure you have the info but what is the most coconut oil can extract? If you need to make a small amount of super concentrated oil?

    Thanks again with love and gratitude.

  43. Hello, I am using hemp seed oil for my carrier when making CBD oil have any comments on that. Also is I follow your receipt of 10% CBD to 2 cups oil everything same on your dosage calculator to get the 30 mg per teaspoon. How is that labeled if I put that in 1fluid ounce jar? How much CBD is in 1 fluid ounce.

    1. Hi Cathy!

      You can use hemp as a carrier oil, but it won’t absorb as much of the CBD as MCT or olive oil will.
      There are 6 teaspoons in a fluid oz, so I would multiply 30mg by 6, which would give you 180mg of cbd in in 1 fluid 1oz.

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,

      Victoria (Team Wake + Bake)

  44. Hey! Thanks so much for this recipe. Yours is one of the few that mentions substitutes for allergies. I know this was a few years back but in case anyone else has allergies and also stumbles upon this recipe I just wanted to say that MCT oil can actually be made from coconut oil or palm oils so if you have a coconut allergy (or palm oil allergy) please just use precaution when using mct oil as it can also trigger a reaction. Happy healing!

    1. Hey Annalisa,

      It depends on how strong I want the oil to be. Refer to our Dosage Calculator to do your dosage math.

      I hope this helps!

      With love,
      Maddie (Team W+B)

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