In just a few short years, CBD e-juices have become dominant players in the global vaping industry. The reasons people love vaping CBD are obvious: it’s delicious, discreet, and fast-acting. Unlike CBD edibles, CBD vape oil goes straight into your bloodstream, which means you will feel immediate effects. Plus, since you’re inhaling vapor rather than smoke, CBD e-juices aren’t as harsh as hemp prerolls.
Of course, since CBD vape oils are so popular, they’ve become quite expensive. Thankfully, there is a simple way everyone could enjoy the benefits of CBD vape oils without paying outrageous prices: make a vial at home! Yes, making high-quality CBD vape oils at home is extremely easy, especially if you start with premier CBD goods from Industrial Hemp Farms.
Even if you flunked high school chemistry, we bet you won’t have too much difficulty making a flavorful batch of CBD e-juices. Simply follow the strategies listed below to start making steamy CBD vape oils.
Before we get into how to make CBD vape oil, you might be wondering why you’d want to put yourself through all this trouble. After all, there are plenty of superb CBD e-juices to choose from nowadays. Is it worth your time and effort to learn how to make vape oil at home?
Well, one of the significant benefits of making CBD e-juice is that it’s dirt cheap. Let’s face it: good quality CBD vape cartridges can be quite pricey. Some of the finer CBD vape oils could sell for $0.10 – $0.20 per milligram. Making CBD vape oil at home is a phenomenal way to enjoy high-quality vapor on a shoestring budget.
On top of the cost factor, making CBD e-juices at home gives you far greater control over your vape experience. From the potency of your CBD to the VG/PG ratio, you’ll have complete control over everything that goes into your e-juice. Plus, you’ll get to mix and match your favorite terpenes to create a unique flavor profile.
Last, but certainly not least, you don’t have to worry about weird additives when making your e-juices at home. Since you’re going to put all of the ingredients together, you’ll know exactly what’s going into your CBD vape oil.
Anyone familiar with e-juices has probably run across the chemicals propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. These compounds are by far the most popular carrier oils used in CBD e-juices, so it’s crucial to understand the distinctions between the two.
First and foremost, PG has a more liquid-like consistency versus VG. While this makes PG a bit easier to work with, it also tends to produce a harsh vape session. Most juices without CBD have higher VG percentages for a smoother vape.
The problem with CBD vape juice and using VG is that the CBD isolate does not dissolve. So when making CBD vape juice you need a high ratio of PG for the isolate to properly dissolve within the juice. The maximum VG that should be added is 30%. So a 70/30 PG to VG mix should dissolve most CBD solutions.
Now that you’ve decided the reasons to make CBD vape juice, it’s time to gather all of the equipment to make a successful DIY CBD e-juice. Thankfully, most of these items are readily available either online or at a local supermarket.
Finally, the moment has arrived; it’s time to make your first DIY CBD vape juice! Just keep in mind, this sample recipe is designed for 0.5 g of CBD isolate. Feel free to tweak this template as you gain more experience making CBD e-juices.
Please don’t be tempted to pop your vape juice in the microwave. It may seem like this “tip” speeds the process along, but it actually destroys all of your precious ingredients. Instead of helping your CBD crystals incorporate into the vape juice, microwaving will evaporate your liquid.
For the best results, it’s best to use the warm pot method detailed above. Yes, it might take a bit of time, but the final result is far superior.
To choose the right terpenes for your e-juice, you’ve got to figure out what flavors you want in your vaping session. Take a few moments to consider when and where you’re going to use your vaporizer and what kind of flavor experiences you want.
For example, you probably don’t want a sleepy floral vape on your lunch break. Alternatively, it’s not a great idea to vape citrusy strains before you go to bed.
To take the complexity out of choosing your terpenes, we’ve compiled this list of the most popular aromatic compounds and their typical flavors. As always, we recommend experimenting with various terpenes until you find what works best for you.
As long as your CBD e-juice is sealed in a dark glass bottle, it could last for about 12 months before losing its potency. Please be sure to keep your e-juices in a cool, dark place for optimal shelf-life.