How to make CBD Oil and Tincture with Hemp Leaf Trim

Posted by Steve Breault on May 13th 2020

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How to make CBD Oil With Extra Hemp Leaf Trim

When you are looking for CBD Oil, it is important to ensure that you are consuming a quality product.  When you make your own tincture at home, you know exactly what you put in it.  The nice thing is that when you are still learning how to make your own cbd oil you will find its easy because it only requires a couple ingredients and kitchen items you probably already have at home. 

Ingredients For CBD Hemp Oil

  1. Quality Hemp Trim or CBD Flower Buds
  2. MCT Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil
  3. Optional Flavor Additives

Supplies Needed For Making The Tincture

  1. Stove Top or Hot Plate
  2. Oven
  3. Stainless Steel Sauce Pan
  4. Cookie Sheet
  5. Whisk
  6. Strainer
  7. Cheese Cloth
  8. Mason Jar or Dropper Bottles
  9. Large Glass Measuring Cup

Most of the items needed can be replaced with some of the new cannabutter machines such as the Magical Butter Maker, Levo Herbal Oil Machine, or the Hi Herbal Infuser.  If you own one of these or something similar, then all you will need is the jars and measuring cup.

Steps to make your own CBD Oil

It is important to not jump right into pouring a bunch of trim in a pan with some oil and heating it up.  Understanding the dosing and total cannabinoids that you will will be in your final product can be very helpful when its time to consume it.

Math to figure out how much CBD will be in your Hemp Oil:

Lets assume your Hemp Trim Contains 15% Total CBD

15% Total CBD = 150mg Total CBD per gram

Figuring out what 28 grams of Hemp to 16 ounces of MCT Oil would add up to in total cbd per ounce and per ml.

Total CBD 150mg x 28 grams = 4200mg Total CBD

4200mg Total CBD / 16 oz MCT Oil = 262.50mg CBD Per 1 oz Bottle

1 oz / 30ml

262.5mg / 30 = 8.75mg CBD Per ml 

1 dropper full = 1 ml or 20 drops with 8.75mg CBD

Wow that was intense, but really though keep track of how much you are using with the above math.  Once you find the perfect CBD level, which is different for everyone, then you can replicate the process with a new batch.

* note that final numbers are not exact and results will vary greatly depending on the preparation and cooking process.  


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Lets get to making your CBD Oil

Please follow these steps outlined for making your own cbd oil.  There are many different variations and recipes all over the internet.  This is my preferred method.

Step 1:

Spread your hemp trim or ground hemp flower evenly on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at around 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.   

When you remove the hemp from the oven it should be more of a brown color and a bit crispy. 

Let cool completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 2:

Measure out 16 ounces of MCT oil and pour into your sauce pan and heat to 160 degrees. 

Pour your now decaboxylated hemp material into the sauce pan and stir into the oil with your whisk.

Continue heating for 4 hours with a cover on the pan.

Whisk and stir about every 30 minutes

Let cool to a safe handling temperature 

Step 3:

Grab your stainless steel strainer and line it with the cheese cloth and pour the oil through directly it, into your large glass measuring cup.

Use rubber gloves to squeeze as much excess oil that you can out of the cheese cloth.  Caution yourself to make sure the oil is not too hot to handle before doing this. 

Step 4:

Pour your newly created CBD Hemp Oil into small dark glass bottles, or mason jars to store for later use.

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