CBD vaping is one of the best methods to enjoy cannabidiol effects due to its very short onset time. This is due to the fact that CBD from the vapours enters the bloodstream directly through the alveoli of the lungs. Therefore, it has a higher bioavailability. Because of this, it is the most preferred method of experienced and recreational users. The two important tools for this method of consumption are vape pens and CBD vape oil. If you want complete control over your CBD vape oil effects, you have to make your own CBD vape oil; shared below are details regarding it.
Equipment Required To Make CBD Vape Oil
Shared below is the list of equipment that is required to make your own CBD vape oil.
- An accurate gram scale for weighing materials. Make sure that it is a load-cell based instrument.
- Non-absorbent stirrers, funnels and normal kitchen tools.
- Sterile and clean containers to make the CBD vape oil or e liquid.
- Sterile bottles to store the prepared CBD vape oil or e liquid.
- Vape oil, preferably unflavoured so that you can add terpenes of your liking later.
- A mild heat source, it can be a pan filled with medium-hot water.
- Mortar and pestle.
- CBD isolate.
- Assortment of terpenes for flavours.
CBD isolate is 99% pure cannabidiol, it is also called pure CBD and appears in the form of white crystalline powder or as clear translucent slabs. It can be ordered online or can be brought from your local pharmacies. However, if the product you are buying is brown or yellowish in colour it could be only 90% pure and might contain undesirable substances from the extraction process like leftover solvent or unwanted terpenes etc. This can be bad for you when you use the prepared CBD vape oil.
The Amount Of CBD Isolate To Use
One of the standard concentrations of CBD vape oil available in the market is 500mg of CBD in 30ml. You can do the preparations accordingly.
The Type Of Vape Liquid To Use
The vape liquid used brings the the vapours and there are two types of it, namely: PG or Propylene Glycol and VG or Vegetable Glycerine, simply known as Glycerol. The difference between the two substances is the variation in the experience of smoking. Of the two, the former is inexpensive and used in 20% of the e liquids available. It feels like regular smoking when inhaling, tastes sweeter, is smoother and produces more vapours. You can also experiment by using different proportions of the vape liquids like 20% glycerol and 80% propylene glycol, or 50/50 of both.
Preparing The CBD Vape Oil
In a sterile and clean container add 30ml of unflavoured vape liquid and set it on a mild heat source like a pan with medium hot water. Keep it like that for several minutes until the temperature of the vape fluid is reasonably above the room temperature. Always ensure that it is not overheated, as it will suddenly vaporise the liquid.
The next step is to measure 500mg of CBD isolate crystals with the load-cell based gram scale and then grind the measured pure CBD crystals into a powder. Powdered CBD isolate is also available and if you use it, you need not grind it. Now, add this powdered CBD isolate into the warm vape liquid and stir the mixture until all the cannabidiol has completely dissolved. Make sure to keep the liquid warm as long as you are stirring to make the process easier.
Now that the CBD isolate is completely dissolved in the vape liquid, it is time to add the terpenes for flavour and enhanced effect. Add a small amount of 0.5ml of terpene into the mixture and leave it for several hours so that the terpene disperses evenly in the mixture. Vape liquids premixed with terpenes are also available and in that case, you should only ensure that the CBD isolate crystals are completely dissolved. The product is then completely funneled into clean and sterile storage containers.
Influence Of Terpenes On CBD Vape Oil Effects
The terpene profile of a cannabis or hemp plant strain gives its unique scent and taste, and these are basically aromatic metabolite chemicals found in almost all plant oils. Terpenes are produced in the trichomes of hemp plants and appear in the form of sticky and shiny crystals on the leaves, buds and flowers of the plant. Listed below are the most common terpenes used in CBD vape oil or e liquid.
- Pinene: This terpene has pine fragrance and has anti-inflammatory effect, improves memory and awareness, as well as have a positive effect on respiration.
- Limonene: This terpene smells like lemon, orange, grapefruit and lime. It relieves stress, improves mood and has antibacterial effects.
- Linalool: This is a terpene with a floral scent and is found in both lavender and cannabis plants; it is useful in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Above shared are the steps to make your own CBD vape oil. By making your own CBD vape oil, you can experience tailor-made CBD vape oil effects that ready-made products might not deliver.