How CBD oil is made
CBD oil is extracted from Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds in cannabis, for the many therapeutic, medicinal and cosmetic purposes it serves, without any negative effects. The buzz about CBD oil has made consumers curious about the process of extracting CBD oil from the cannabis plant
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is the end product of the extraction process of THC and other parts from the cannabis plant. The process starts with the cultivation and harvest of plants that contain CBD in high concentrations. The cannabis varieties which by nature contain CBD in high amounts and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in low amounts are best for this purpose. CBD producers usually select hemp plants that are naturally potent in CBD in order to increase the quantity and quality of the yields. Special strains can also be developed by producers who want yields with a certain uniqueness. A combine harvester is used to effectively harvest the cannabis plant.
Once harvested, the plants are ready for the extraction process. Here, extraction solvents such as alcohol and non-toxic CO2 are used to separate the essential oils and compounds from the seeds and stalks of the plant. CO2 is generally regarded as safe particularly because the end product is to be used in the food, health and cosmetic industry. CBD oil can be extracted from whole plants or from isolates. The medical communities prefer whole plants for its broader spectrum and wholesome results, also known as the “entourage effect.”
To extract using alcohol, the plant is soaked in alcohol and CBD and other cannabinoids are slowly exuded into the alcohol. After the plant material is removed and the solvent is evaporated, the remaining liquid is CBD oil. For non-toxic CO2, The extraction process requires that the solvent is forced through the plant material so that the CBD oil can be extracted. Once this is done, the solvent is separated from the extracts and the result is CBD oil.
However, that is not all.
The CBD oil is then tested for safety and cannabinoid content reliability before it can be certified okay for commercial production and distribution. It is tested by experts for degradation, contamination and standard check to make certain that the CBD oil released into the market is of a good quality. CBD oil can be flavoured to make it palatable depending on the intended use. The potency of the CBD oil can also be diluted based on the consumer’s choice or market demands.
How to use CBD oil?
CBD oil in its pure state can be consumed directly. It can also be used in its various processed forms such as such as capsules, tinctures, liquids, and also applied topically in cosmetic care products additives body care products that are applied topically.
CBD oil is used in beauty products contain reduce acne, wrinkles, enhance beauty and improve skin elasticity. The selling point is the fact that it’s natural. It can also be used to ease stress, anxiety and sleep disorders. New uses for CBD oil are still being discovered till date.