CBD or cannabidiol is one of many substances found in the marijuana plant. It has gained a ton of popularity in recent years because of its medicinal purposes such as reducing pain, anxiety, and insomnia. CBD can be made into an oil which can then be ingested under the tongue for quick relief or can be rubbed directly onto the skin to help reduce chronic pain.
How it is Made…
If you are learning about CBD oil and are wanting to try it, it is important to know how it is made so you can feel good about what you are ingesting or putting onto your body. We have put together a simple step by step process of how CBD oil is created. For questions about our CBD oil, contact us today.
- Planting the hemp plant: the soil is prepped and tested for herbicides before planning hemp seeds. When it is time to plant the seeds, they can be planted as close as four inches apart, which means you can plant a lot of plants in a small space. Once the seeds are planted, they sprout within 60 days, growing rapidly.
- Harvesting the plant: CBD and other cannabinoids such as THC are usually found in the resin glands of the trichome of the plant (in the flower). To be officially harvested, a sample will be tested by the state’s department of agriculture to make sure the farm is following the right safety standards. After the crop is cleared for pesticides and officially harvested, it will need to be hung in a well-ventilated area so it can dry. After it is fully dry, the flower will be shipped to a manufacturer so the CBD can be extracted.
- Extraction: this step is where the CBD is extracted from the flower so it can be turned into an oil. There are a few different ways to extract the CBD from the plant, including ethanol extraction, CO2 extraction, and oil extraction. Each manufacturer will have its own way of extracting the cannabidiol.
- Making the CBD Oil: once the CBD is extracted and is in its purest form, , it will be combined with a carrier oil such as coconut, grapeseed or hempseed oil. Coconut and hempseed oils are known to be the best carriers for full-spectrum CBD oil because of their natural abundance in saturated fats.
- Testing and packaging: after the CBD oil is formed, it is sent to a lab to be tested for purity and potency. Once it passes approval, it is done and ready for use.
CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular as more people are experiencing its many medicinal benefits. As an oil, it can be rubbed onto the body to help with joint pains and other problems, or it can be ingested under the tongue to help ease symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.
For more information about our CBD products and how they are made, contact the Farmula today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.