The CBD oil or CBD isolate used to make CBD tinctures is extracted from varieties of hemp plants that are naturally more abundant in CBD, a natural and non-psychoactive compound that interacts with our body’s native systems to promote balance and wellness.
Because they offer easy and precise potency control, CBD tinctures are also an ideal option for those who like to take CBD servings throughout the day for consistent CBD levels. You can also up your daily CBD serving by quickly taking additional drops of the CBD tincture.
CBD and Suspension: The Basic Building Blocks of a CBD Tincture
To make sure that you’re getting a precise and accurate amount of CBD per serving, make sure to measure the amount of carrier oil your plan to use. Add this to the amount of CBD used, then divide this total by the capacity of whatever serving apparatus you plan to use. (Usually, it’s a dropper, but traditional spoons or cups are often used for cooking.) This fraction will be proportionate to the amount of CBD in your total mixture and the amount of CBD in your serving apparatus, giving you an accurate and precise figure for how much CBD you’re using.
While our own line of CBD tinctures has built up its own loyal following, we know that some customers prefer to be able to control the potency of their daily CBD serving by making their own homemade CBD tinctures. If you, like many CBD consumers today, want to learn how to make a CBD tincture, this is the page for you.
Making your own CBD tincture gives you full control over the potency of your CBD product. The CBD isolate and CBD hemp oil ingredient amounts listed in the recipe below are suggestions, and you’re welcome to adjust them higher or lower as you best see fit.
CBD isolate is, in short, pure CBD. Isolate is made by refining CBD oil or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Due to the low cost of growing hemp versus high-CBD drug-type plants, CBD oil is often a cheaper source than CBD-rich cannabis oil for the production of CBD isolate. CBD isolate is a white, slightly sticky powder.
CBD oil is a refined hemp extract that has been added to a carrier oil. Hemp is a variety of cannabis that produces only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis component that can produce a psychoactive “high.” In fact, hemp is defined as having less than 0.3 % THC. Instead of producing THC, hemp plants contain mainly cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp has a long history of use for making fiber for textiles and rope, and has been bred to be tall and skinny with very small flowers, or buds.
Making CBD isolate
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 made all cannabis varieties, including hemp, completely illegal, but the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation of hemp for fiber, while also legalizing the extraction of CBD from hemp if the hemp was grown in accordance with the law. This bill led to the rapid expansion of CBD products including oils, balms, creams, and gummies.. Interstate commerce of these products lies in a legal gray area because CBD and cannabis extracts are still considered a Schedule 1 narcotic, but the United States Drug Enforcement Agency has not enforced this regulation on businesses that sell CBD oil.
30 milliliters). Dissolving 600 milligrams of CBD in 30 milliliters of liquid will make an oil/tincture that delivers 20 milligrams of CBD per milliliter (600 mg ÷ 30 mL = 20 mg/mL). To make a higher potency oil/tincture, dissolve more CBD in the same volume; the total milligrams of CBD you add, divided by the total volume of the oil/alcohol you add, will give you the potency in milligrams per milliliter (mg/mL).
As CBD isolate is neutral in taste, the oil in which it is dissolved will dictate the flavor of the final product. An unflavored oil, such as medium chain triglyceride oil, commonly known as MCT oil, will make for a neutral tasting product. Strong-tasting oils, such as coconut and olive, may be used as well if desired. Coconut oil is often solid at room temperature as it has a high content of saturated fat, so it will need to be heated carefully for making CBD oil. If you’re making a tincture instead of an oil, a high grain alcohol is key. Liquor is diluted with water to an alcohol content of 40 -50 %, which is not suitable for dissolving CBD because of the high water content (CBD is not soluble in water). High-grain alcohol (90 % or greater) is needed for full incorporation.