In my last post I shared an easy way to make CBD isolate oil. This is CBD oil with no ingredients except CBD and oil. There is evidence that CBD may work better when other natural compounds (cannabinoids and terpenes) are also present (the “entourage effect“). Full-spectrum hemp oil contains mostly CBD but also smaller amounts of these cannabinoids and terpenes. The amount of delta 9 THC is required by law to be very low (less than 0.3% in the U.S. and less than 0.2% in the E.U.). Cannabinoids are fat-soluable, however, so they tend to build up in the body over time. It can take up to a month to flush THC from the bloodstream. Some people taking higher doses of full-spectrum hemp oil have reported failing workplace drug tests.
Broad-spectrum hemp oil is CBD isolate with terpenes and/or other cannabinoids added back in. There’s no THC so you are very unlikely to fail a drug test. Here’s how to make your own.
Basic Instructions – for making Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Follow the directions from the post “Make your own CBD Oil (cheap)” but buy an extra
60ml (2 oz) empty bottle (for a total of 4 instead of 3). You will still be making 6 ounces (180ml) of CBD isolate oil in this first step.
In addition to this you will need:
- A small bottle of food-grade terpenes from a high CBD cannabis strain. I’ve found both ACDC and harlequin terpenes on Amazon. These come in tiny bottles and you only need a few drops for each 2oz bottle.
- A bottle of a broad spectrum CBD oil such as “Kanabia” Golden Harvest (use code cannap15 for 15% off). This oil has relatively high levels of CBD-V, CBG, and THC-V along with CBD. You will be diluting this so that the total of these three cannabinoids are not as strong in your final oil.
- A bottle of beta-caryophyllene (optional). This terpene is also a cannabinoid that binds to the CB2 receptor. It smells and tastes like purple gum drops.
Add the contents of the bottle of Kanabia oil to the CBD isolate oil that you made in the mason jar. (If you already divided the oil among different small bottles you can either divide the Kanabia oil evenly among the small bottles or re-combine the contents into a mason jar.)
Add 16-20 drops of terpenes to the mason jar. (Add more later if you choose. Read the instructions.)
Add 20 or more drops of beta-caryophyllene to the mason jar (optional).
Stir or shake well and then divide evenly into the 4 empty bottles using the small funnel. (The small bottles won’t be quite full because the Kanabia oil bottle was only 50ml.) Approximate dosing remains the same, except you now have a broad spectrum oil that includes CBD along with smaller quantities of CBD-V, CBG, and THC-V, terpenes, and possibly extra amounts of the super-terpene beta-caryophyllene.
[Edit – April 24, 2019: Part 3 of this series is live: How to make CBD Oil for Morning and Evening.]