Many varieties of Cannabis sativa exist, and hemp is one of them. It has commercial and private uses. For example, people have cultivated it as a source of fiber for centuries. Today, industrial applications of it include the production of paint, insulation, animal feed, and textiles. Interestingly people have found a way of extracting oil from its seed. They call it hemp oil, and it has several benefits. For example, it balances the hormones in your body, and it promotes healthy skin. Unfortunately, only a few people know how to make hemp oil. You can learn how to do it by following these tips. This is only one of the production methods to produce CBD in bulk.
1. Obtaining a mixture of hemp and isopropyl alcohol
Start by drying the hemp. You can place it outside your home. Make sure that it lies within the direct path of sunlight so that it dries quickly and thoroughly. Then put the dried hemp into a plastic bucket. Take a solvent of isopropyl alcohol and pour it into the bucket. The mixture will become damp. Grind this wet mixture with a pole or stick. Make sure that it is free from chemicals so that it does not contaminate your mixture. Keep grinding until you crush all the hemp leaves that are present in the bucket. Then move to the next step.
2. Remaining with the mixture
Add the solvent of isopropyl alcohol again. Keep adding it until it covers all the hemp materials that are in the bucket. Using your pole or stick to stir the mixture is an excellent move because it ensures that the solvent saturates the mixture. Stir it for three minutes. Then drain this solvent into another container. After doing that, add the isopropyl-alcohol solvent again to the mix that is in the bucket. Stir it with your pole or stick for another 3 minutes, and then drain the solvent one more time into the container. Drain it entirely so that the hemp remains as part of the mix in the bucket. Move to the third step.
3. Adding the mixture to the solvent
The mixture you in the bucket contains plant material and a liquid substance. Remove the plant material so that the liquid substance remains. Then take the solvent that was in the container and run it through a coffee-filter. Make sure that it runs into a holding vessel that has a capacity of half a gallon. Then pour the resultant liquid from this vessel into a rice cooker. Continue pouring it until the rice cooker is 75% full. Then turn the setting to high. Bring the mix in the bucket close to you. Pour the mixture into the liquid as soon as it starts boiling. Now you are ready for step four.
4. Preparing the hemp oil for use
Add some small amount of water to what you are cooking. Do that as the cooking process ends. That will happen when the resultant liquid boils off to about an inch in the rice cooker. Use oven mitts to pick the cooker and swill the liquid. It is now hemp oil. Pour it into a holding tin made of stainless steel and then shut off the rice cooker. Put the stainless steel holding tin on a high-quality coffee warmer. Then allow the tin to sit undisturbed for several hours without any disturbance. You will realize that the bubbling would have stopped. Pour the oil into a bottle as soon as the bubbling subsides. Then allow the hemp oil to cool before you start using it.
Congratulations, now you know how is hemp oil made. These four steps are your complete guide to this process. Now you need to know what is in hemp oil. As mentioned earlier, hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. That means it contains CBD and THC. They are acronyms for Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol. These primary compounds are present in any Cannabis sativa plant including marijuana. However, CBD has several health benefits including boosting your immunity and helping epileptic people deal with seizures. THC gives you a high. However, hemp oil contains a higher proportion of CBD than THC. That means you can use it primarily for its health benefits as opposed to its psychoactive qualities, which are minimal in its pure form.