Healing without the High: Homemade CBD Oil Recipe

how to make cbd oil

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

how to save money on cbd

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 NuLeaf… but reasons 1 and 3 will always keep me coming back to this homemade version).
  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 Black Tie 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

buy cbd trim online

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 Black Tie CBD and they were amazing. They answered the 10,000 questions I ask before testing a product and have some of the most incredible CBD flower I’ve ever seen.

If you go on their site, you’ll see familiar strain names like Jack, Mothership, Bubblegum, Candyland, and Amnesia Haze. The breeding they’re doing over there is impressive and each of these strains has some of their namesake’s genetics.

I’ll do a separate post about CBD (and CBG!) strains later, but for this big batch of CBD, I went economical and used ½ lb of trim which goes for just $149.99 (and you get 10% off by using the code WAKEANDBAKE).

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.

MB2 for the win!

Because I love the Nova and MB2 and have gotten such good feedback from readers, clients and students, I just created The Wake + Bake Cannabis Kitchen Starter Bundle.

Now you can SAVE $50 and get FREE SHIPPING on a Magical Butter MB2, a Nova Decarboxylator and a digital copy of Dazed + Infused!

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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Ingredients

Method

  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)

In your MB2:

  1. Hit the “160°F” Button and the 2-hour “Butter” Button.
  2. Have a Magical Butter Dance party because you don’t have to do anything else.
  3. 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”).

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.

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

Player’s choice.

corinne tobias cbd

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 Black Tie 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!

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this article.

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83 Comments

  • Reply
    Lanaya Botbyl
    April 6, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe. Gonna make it today!

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 6, 2019 at 8:28 am

      It’s my pleasure Lanaya! Let me know how it goes <3

      Much love,
      Corinne

      • Reply
        Micheline Groulx
        April 6, 2019 at 8:54 am

        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

      • Reply
        Shawn Milligan
        April 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

        If i was to use the CBD isolate how would i make the tincture?

        • Reply
          Mike Wolf
          May 27, 2019 at 5:13 pm

          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

  • Reply
    jwallace242
    April 6, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Do you double-decarb in the Nova for ordinary, non-CBD use? Or is that unique to the CBD process?

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 6, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Great question!! That’s unique to CBD. For THC rich material and anything close to a balanced ratio up only needs one cycle.

      Much love,
      Corinne

  • Reply
    Dan
    April 6, 2019 at 9:28 am

    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?

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 6, 2019 at 9:53 am

      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

      • Reply
        Dan
        April 6, 2019 at 10:05 am

        Thanks! I’m new at this stuff, been making peanut butter cookies, loving the end result. Looking forward to the cbd oil.

  • Reply
    Andrea M Welte
    April 6, 2019 at 9:50 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 6, 2019 at 10:11 am

      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

  • Reply
    Melissa
    April 6, 2019 at 10:29 am

    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.

    • Reply
      livingthechaylifebaby
      May 4, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      I would love to read the answers to Melissa’s questions posted April 6,2019. Great questions! Also, do you have instructions on making my own vape juice to use in my pen? Thank you for your help.

    • Reply
      Lauren
      October 25, 2019 at 1:13 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Lena Samplonius
    April 6, 2019 at 11:36 am

    What are the benefits of ‘double-decarb‘?

  • Reply
    Randy
    April 6, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Do your trim leaves really have 10% cbd or is that a figure that a lab would give for the flowers of that particular strain?

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Great question! The lab tested the flower of that strain at 20% CBD and the trim wasn’t tested. I hope that helps!

      Much love,
      Corinne

      • Reply
        Becky
        July 14, 2019 at 11:17 am

        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.

        • Reply
          Corinne
          July 15, 2019 at 8:01 am

          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!

  • Reply
    SPG
    April 6, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Have you tried using the Nova to infuse small quantities of oil?
    https://ardentcannabis.com/how-to-infuse-cannabis/

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

      I haven’t yet, but will be playing with that very soon. So many infusions… so little time 😉

      Much love,
      CT

  • Reply
    larry
    April 7, 2019 at 1:07 am

    I tried looking for Black Tie CBD. Found https://www.blacktiecbd.com/, but they only seem to have the oil and isolate for sale. Do you have a link to a vendor that sells trim or bud?

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 7, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Hi Larry!

      Sorry for the confusion. There must be two Black Tie CBD companies out in the wild. The one I order from is http://www.blacktiecbd.net and the code for 10% off is WAKEANDBAKE 🙂

      I hope that helps!

      Much love,
      Corinne

      • Reply
        larry
        April 7, 2019 at 7:13 pm

        Thanks! Yes there are two Black Ties out there.

  • Reply
    Richard Moore
    April 7, 2019 at 6:10 am

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

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 7, 2019 at 8:43 am

      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

  • Reply
    Melissa
    April 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Great questions! Tinctures and oils have different onset times and uses. It’s a whole thing. There’s more info in Dazed + Infused and I’ll do a post on this soon 🙂

      Here’s some more info on lecithin and why I use it: https://wakeandbake.co/lecithin-cannabis-oil/

      I hope that helps!

      Much love,
      CT

    • Reply
      Chris
      April 7, 2019 at 11:49 am

      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 🙂

  • Reply
    Summer
    April 7, 2019 at 10:47 am

    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

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 7, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Great question! You can use CBD flower in place of THC flower in all of the recipes here or in Dazed + Infused.

      https://wakeandbake.co/tinctures/

      If you’d like a liquid oil, you could use MCT oil as well 🙂

      I hope that helps!

      Much love,
      Corinne

  • Reply
    Body of a Sinner Mind of a Saint
    April 8, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Corinne,
    Thank u for your awesome post. Does hemp flower generally come with seeds? I just bought my first batch of flower and it had a few seeds in it. Is this normal.for hemp?

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 8, 2019 at 8:19 am

      I don’ think I saw any seeds in my black tie material. I think it depends on how it’s grown…

      Much love,
      CT

  • Reply
    Lori Pacheco
    April 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    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 🙂

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      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

  • Reply
    Bradford Jones
    April 8, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    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.

  • Reply
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  • Reply
    Paula
    April 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      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

      • Reply
        Paula
        April 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm

        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.

      • Reply
        Paula
        April 12, 2019 at 9:25 am

        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.

        • Reply
          Corinne
          April 12, 2019 at 9:39 pm

          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

  • Reply
    Everley
    April 12, 2019 at 7:45 am

    This page is exactly what what I’ve been looking for! Thank you sooooo much for sharing suppliers and the recipe!

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm

      Yay! So glad it’s helpful. Don’t forget to share it with your friends 😉

      Much love,
      Corinne

  • Reply
    Paula
    April 12, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    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.

  • Reply
    Paula
    April 13, 2019 at 1:06 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Everley
    April 13, 2019 at 9:28 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 13, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Absolutely! Same ratios and dosage math applies 🙂

      Much love,
      Corinne

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    steve
    April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 13, 2019 at 10:14 am

      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

      • Reply
        Stephen Johann
        April 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

        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.

        • Reply
          Corinne
          April 14, 2019 at 11:28 am

          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

          • Stephen
            April 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm

            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?

          • Corinne
            April 14, 2019 at 4:25 pm

            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

          • Stephen
            April 14, 2019 at 5:15 pm

            Makes sense. Thanks

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    Randy
    April 13, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for all the information you have provided and we are looking forward to this new money saving adventure. I am reading that now Ardent is offering the Nova to be purchased with a silicon sleeve, designed for infusion, thus eliminating the need for MB2, minus the micro-filter screen ??? Thoughts please.
    https://www.sativaisticated.com/the-ardent-cannabis-nova-decarboxylator-infuses-too/

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    Randy
    April 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    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

  • Reply
    Buddy Green
    April 14, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Awesome Blog Post…Thanks Corinne…I will share this with our patients. CBD oil is so expensive in Canada. This DIY method will save people a ton of money.

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 14, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Yes! Thank you for sharing. I believe this recipe is going to change the world 🙂

      Much love,
      Corinne

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    April 24, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Wow! After all I got a web site from where I be capable of in fact take helpful information concerning my study and knowledge.

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    Raven
    April 25, 2019 at 10:58 am

    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.

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    April 25, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    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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    Christina Holt
    April 25, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Corinne
      April 26, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      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!

      • Reply
        Christina
        April 26, 2019 at 1:16 pm

        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!! 🙂

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    April 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    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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      Lauren
      October 25, 2019 at 1:35 am

      Absolutely not it will make you very sick. Do some research

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    Mary Wood
    May 9, 2019 at 11:48 am

    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! 🙂

  • Reply
    Spencer Dougan
    May 19, 2019 at 8:20 am

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

  • Reply
    Gord
    May 26, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    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

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    Mike Wolf
    May 29, 2019 at 1:09 am

    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

  • Reply
    Meba
    June 16, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    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

  • Reply
    Tracy
    August 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    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??

    • Reply
      Corinne
      August 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm

      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!

  • Reply
    D
    August 30, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    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.

  • Reply
    dawn
    September 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    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!!!

  • Reply
    Julie Blok
    September 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Yay looking forward to trying it out. What is shelf life of home made oil?

  • Reply
    Liza Shay @ cbdogle
    October 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    This CBD oil is a healthy kick that you really need in your meals not only does it reduce inflammation it is a great cure for anxiety and depression.

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