Is Making Your Own CBD Oil Safe?

If you’ve been using CBD oil for some time now then you know it can be pretty expensive. 

Using CBD, also known as cannabinoids, has a number of different health benefits. For example, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals such as rats.

Other recent studies have shown that CBD can be used to treat PTSD, including symptoms like nightmares and replaying negative memories. It has also been proven to benefit patients with epilepsy.

With those benefits in mind, many people are looking for other ways to make it affordable. But it can be difficult to keep costs low while maintaining full control of the potency of the actual CBD oil.

And potency is important. In 2018, the Federal Government announced that hemp was no longer a controlled substance as long as it contains no more than 0.3 percent THC.

So, in our guide, we’ll let you know the steps on how to make CBD oil, and whether it’s the best route to save some cash while reaping all the benefits.

How to make CBD oil

Making CBD oil is not an overly complicated process, but you will need some tools, many of which you may already have in your house. So let’s look at the quickest and easiest way to make your own CBD oil at home.

The first and most important thing you’ll need to start creating your own is CBD isolate powder. You may have seen this type of CBD before, but if you haven’t, it’s a 99%+ pure CBD in a form of crystalline powder. Some other sites will explain how to extract CBD, but it's a much different process overall and can be quite difficult for beginners.

While using CBD isolate powder isn’t the same as actually extracting CBD, it’s probably the most cost-effective route, and by far the easiest way of making CBD oil at home. Plus, it's still cheaper than most other products available to you.

Oftentimes, CBD isolate powder is THC-free, which does provide a stress-reliever for some. However, full-spectrum CBD products contain trace amounts of actual THC (less than .3%), so do keep this in mind. With this being said, you can see the primary difference here when comparing this process to how to make cannabis oil.

Now, the next set of products you’ll need include MCT oil, a syringe, small measuring spoon, and a glass dropper bottle, which are often used in DIY e-juice. The reason we recommend MCT oil is the fact that it’s flavorless and odorless. However, depending on what you prefer, you might like to use a different oil.

Steps To Making CBD Oil at Home

Now that you’ve gotten everything you need to make your own CBD oil, here is the step by step process:

  • The first step is to decide how strong or concentrated you want to make your CBD oil. For example, in a 30ml glass dropper bottle, 1,000mg CBD in 30ml of MCT oil will provide a strength of 33mg CBD per ml (milliliter).
  • You’ll want to now put the dose of CBD isolate powder into your glass dropper bottle. This is where your measuring spoon will come in handy. Make sure you’re measuring properly, and careful not to waste any.
  • Once this is finished, the next step is to add the MCT oil into the bottle. You can use the syringe for this part to accurately measure how much you’re pouring in. Make sure you are doing this slowly, and carefully.
  • The final step is to seal the bottle tightly with the cap, and then shake the bottle for a few minutes. It may take some time to have the CBD powder completely dissolve into the oil, but you can speed up the process by putting the glass dropper bottle into warm or hot water. However, if you're doing this, make sure you do not completely submerge the bottle as this can cause water to enter the bottle.


Making CBD oil can be a pretty easy task overall, and some sites will try to teach you how to make CBD oil quite differently. This way, shown here, is broken down into a simple step-by-step guide so you’re on your way on saving money, and quickly reaping the benefits of your own homemade CBD oil. 

Now, when looking at how to make CBD oil, it’s much different than how to make cannabis oil since there’s at most trace amounts of THC. It’s not the same as making CBD vape juice either, as CBD oil is not meant to be vaped. CBD oil is primarily used orally under your tongue or used as an ingredient in cooking.

If you’re looking for CBD vape juice, we review some of the best ones here. We also provide coupons for other CBD-related products here.

Make sure to research whether CBD oil is legal in your state and consult your doctor before consuming CBD products.

All in all, we hope this helps you in making your own CBD oil at home!

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