CBD isolate is the most cost-effective and customizable way to enjoy potent doses of CBD. This article will explain how to make a CBD infusion in 4 simple steps.
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1. Select your infusion base to mix with the CBD isolate.
Cannabinoids like CBD are fat and high-proof alcohol soluble, meaning they readily dissolve in fat or alcohol, not water-based liquids.
You can use 200-proof alcohol for an infusion, but it’s very harsh to the palate, incredibly flammable, and not accessible in every US state. Some 120-150-proof alcohols can work for an infusion with CBD isolate but may not fully dissolve the isolate, even after a few days.
Oil infusions are inexpensive, offer a wide variety of options based on your preferences, and increase the bioavailability or absorption of the CBD isolate.
You’ll need a 32-fluid-ounce container of your preferred oil for this CBD isolate infusion. Future tinctures are made from refined hemp seed oil, but MCT, avocado, and other oils with minimal flavor are also favored.
The MCT oil bottle featured is an example of an excellent infusion base for your CBD isolate. The oil is clear and doesn’t have any flavor profile whatsoever. There are several types of MCTs, including C6, C8, C10, and C12. Some people not used to consuming MCT oil may temporarily experience stomach issues. However, C8 MCT is the easiest on the stomach, so we recommend it for infusions if you wish to use MCT oil.
MCT oil is widely available and affordable. The featured bottle is about $33 for 32 ounces, but you can easily find cheaper options.
We’ll calculate the cost of the dose based on this MCT oil.
2. Combine CBD isolate and infusion oil.
Remove about 8-12 ounces of the oil and reserve it in a separate container. Pour 100 grams of CBD isolate into the oil bottle with a funnel. Sometimes the CBD isolate can ball up, which may clog the funnel. If this happens, break the balls up with a kitchen utensil or your fingers if you’re wearing gloves.
Once all of the CBD isolate is in the bottle, pour the reserved oil into the bottle until it is full. You will be left with a few ounces of oil in the container, which you can store and use for cooking.
Why is there leftover oil? It’s displacement! Although the CBD isolate will dissolve in the oil over the next 24-48 hours, it’s still taking up mass or volume. Adding all the CBD isolate into the bottle without removing some would overflow and make a mess.
3. Shake & Wait
Tightly put the cap back on the bottle and vigorously shake the CBD isolate infusion for 20-30 seconds. Let the infusion rest on a table or counter that you pass by regularly throughout the day so that you can give it a good shake every couple of hours.
After 24-48 hours, depending on the temperature, the CBD isolate will fully dissolve. If you take a small amount out of the bottle and notice any “floaters,” let the infusion rest for another 12-24 hours before using.
If you want an infusion ready to use immediately, you would have to heat the oil to about 120°F, mix it in a separate container and pour the infusion into the bottle once cooled. Although this process is ready sooner, it requires additional equipment and can be messy.
4. Label your CBD isolate infusion
It’s time to do some basic math. Yay! First, let’s ensure we’re working with the metric system since that’s how CBD isolate and other cannabinoids are measured.
- 100 grams of CBD isolate = 100,000 milligrams of CBD
- 32 fluid ounces = 946 milliliters of oil
- 100,000 mg of CBD isolate divided by 946 ml = 105 milligrams per milliliter or 105 mg/ml
Here are a few dosing options:
- 105 mg/ml
- 525 mg/teaspoon
- 1575 mg/tablespoon
Now select a dose and measurement that works best for you, grab a permanent marker and some tape or a paper label, and write the following information:
- CBD ISOLATE INFUSION
- 525 MG / 5 ML / TEASPOON
Most everyone has measuring spoons in their kitchen. However, measuring spoons can be messy and less accurate than a syringe. At Future, we’re huge fans of 1 and 5-ml syringes, which are easy to find online and cheap. Not only are they super accurate, but they are also much easier to use since you just put the tip into the infusion, pull the plunger, and adjust accordingly.
Syringes are nice because you can squirt them into your mouth quickly without touching the tip of the syringe to your lips or tongue, allowing you to reuse them as you see fit.
Let’s wrap up with a cost analysis of this CBD isolate infusion recipe.
- MCT Oil: $33
- 100 grams CBD Isolate: $90 with tax and shipping
- $123 total
- 190 teaspoon servings of 525 mg CBD (5 ml)
- $0.64 per 525 mg dose
- 190 teaspoon servings of 525 mg CBD (5 ml)
- $123 total
Where else in the world can you get such an affordable dose of CBD?
In summary, making your CBD isolate infusion at home is ridiculously inexpensive. You only need a bottle of your preferred oil, a funnel, an 8-12 ounce container, and 100 grams of CBD isolate. Potently dosed infusions made with mildly flavored oils are excellent as tinctures and can easily be adjusted to any dose.
We hope this infusion guide is helpful! Feel free to reach out to us anytime if you have any questions. If you want a quick reference guide, take screenshots of each image from our Instagram post!
CBD isolate is the purest form since it has been “isolated” from all the other plant compounds in the essential oil of the hemp plant. Future Compounds originated as an extraction company, and our owners created the world’s largest cannabis extraction forum many years ago. The expertise we gained over the years allowed us to formulate a proprietary extraction process to ensure the final result is the purest form of CBD. Our CBD isolate comes from hemp grown in the USA and is manufactured in North Carolina. Which has a massive hemp industry, if you didn’t know!