CBD Oil Extraction at Home: What to Know

In case you missed it, CBD is the new ”wonder child” of the medical world. But, as much as 22 percent of people don’t actually trust CBD and its efficacy. While 68 percent of those who do use it find it incredibly effective in treating their ailments. Go figure.

One of the primary reasons CBD has sky-rocketed in popularity is due to its natural origin, free from the nasty barrage of side effects caused by pharmaceuticals.

It’s no secret that CBD oil comes with a hefty price tag. But the good news is that you can actually make your own at home by understanding CBD oil extraction. Check out this blog for more.

CBD Oil Extraction at Home: An Easy Guide

As you may already know, CBD is an organic compound that exists within the cannabis plant. The richest and purest form of CBD comes from the hemp plant.

Today, you can find CBD in almost every product you can think of. Whether it’s lotion, balms, topical creams, CBD butter, sweets, gummies, and even vape juices.

But in order to infuse these things with the wonders of this compound, you need to create CBD oil, first. Here’s how to do it at home:


While this method is quite simple, it’s not 100 percent reliable in terms of extracting the most out of your cannabis buds.

But for beginner CBD users, it’s still an interesting DIY experiment to try at home if you want to make your own CBD oil.

First up, you’ll need a carrier oil. Olive oil is one of the best options, but you can opt for any other type of oil, such as coconut, avocado, hemp seed, etc.

Now, decarboxylation sounds like a fancy, complicated term but all you’re doing is activating the compounds in your cannabis buds with heat. This is an essential step in ensuring you get the most out of the CBD compound.

In order to get started, set your oven at a temperature between 240 and 280°F. Next, trim your hemp flower/buds into an oven tray and scatter them evenly. Make sure to cut your hemp flower into the same(ish) sizes. Pop this in the oven for an hour.


Your next step is to actually extract or separate the CBD compounds from the rest of the plant material.

Place a pot of water on the stove with a glass/metal bowl sitting on the top (a double boiler). Once your hemp buds have cooled, mix them in with your olive oil. You only need enough oil to just cover the buds when they’re in the bowl.

Set your stove top on a low heat and leave for two hours. Your last step is to strain your olive oil mixture in order to separate the infused oil from the plant material.

The finer the strainer, the better. Alternatively, you could also use a muslin cloth to strain your oil. The end result is basically olive oil infused with CBD.

Learn more about a closed loop extractor for this process if you really want to get serious about making your own CBD products.

CBD Winterization

This step is not always necessary, but it’s a great way to ensure you get the cleanest, purest CBD product, known as full-spectrum CBD.

If you prefer to retain the other compounds and terpenes found within the hemp plant, then you can skip this process. Many of these other terpenes have their own set of benefits!

In short, you’ll need a solvent (usually ethanol) to complete the winterization process. Pretty much the same as decarboxylation, you’ll need to place your buds in an oven tray, soaked in ethanol, and cook at a very low temperature.

This process removes impurities and other lipids from your CBD oil for a much cleaner end-product.

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