We take you through the steps for how to make CBD vape juice. Find out what you need to make your own oil and and get the bits online from our store >> The global vaping industry is taking the world by storm, rapidly expanding across the globe. In just a few years, CBD vape juices and e-liquids have become dominant products on the market. It seems that people simply adore vaping CBD for the most obvious reasons. It’s fast-acting, discreet, delicious, doesn’t get you CBD vape juice, sometimes called CBD e-liquid, is a hemp-based cannabinoid product. It is different from CBD oil in the aspect that CBD juice is specially designed for vaping. CBD vape juice usually contains thinning agents – propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine – to make CBD appropriate for vaping. It is a benefici
How to make CBD vape juice
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In this article, we are going to take you through the steps for how to make CBD vape juice. You might fancy yourself as a bit of a science type, or maybe even Walter White and quite like the idea of putting on your lab coat and mixing up your own blend.
Can you vape CBD oil?
Can you vape CBD oil is a question that comes up quite often. This is because things get a little blurred and confused around the names. This is an industry-wide issue, so make sure you know you are buying vape juice and not actually oil.
Here are the different names and what they mean
CBD oil – these are tincture drops and are designed to be taken orally
CBD vape oil – these are products which are designed to be vaped, despite the fact it has oil in the title, it is not oil.
CBD e-liquid/vape juice – these are designed to be vaped. It is the proper name for vaping CBD though vape oil and eliquid are often used
So the answer is no. You can’t vape CBD oil which comes in the form of tincture OIL drops.
Why make your own CBD vape juice
You might decide to make your own CBD vape juice if you want complete control over your CBD vape. This means you control the flavour, the cloud, the strength and the terpenes you want.
Having a product perfectly suited to you and your tastes might take a little more effort, however, the end results could well be worth it. The after product may also work out that little bit cheaper in the long run as you can batch make and store.
What do you need to make your own vape juice from CBD isolate?
To make your own CBD vape juice you will need a few things. Some you should have knocking about the kitchen, other equipment might mean a quick visit to ebay or Amazon, and of course, Vape and Juice.
You can buy your isolate and terpenes at a CBD dispensary.
- A sensitive gram scale
- A clean and sterile container
- Funnels, spoons and stirrers
- Bottles to store the e liquid
- Pestle and mortar (or you can use a rolling pin and bowl!)
- A low level heat source such as a pan of warm water or a radiator
- Your chosen terpenes for flavour and effect
- CBD isolate – this should be a white powder or translucent slabs
- Vape juice – either unflavoured VG and PG vape juice fluid in your chosen ratios. If you are using a premade juice, make sure there is 0mg nicotine
How to make CBD vape juice
Right, so you’ve got your equipment ready. Your white lab coat on. You are ready to go. Now… where do you start. Follow our step by step guide for how to make CBD vape juice to make sure you nail it and perfect your own personal blend. Before you get started you need to do a little maths.
Firstly, you want to decide how big your bottles of vape juice are going to be, and what the % of that will be CBD. Here’s where you need to really think about your ratios.
You could create a 100ml bottle of eliquid, however, if you add 500mg of CBD this gets quite heavily diluted to if you had a 10ml bottle with 500mg of CBD. It is important to take this into consideration as it is a CBD vape mistake that we see too often. More on this in the video below.
Along with your CBD volume, you also need to decide your ratio of VG and PG. In brief, VG creates clouds and is good for direct lung inhale, whereas PG is more like a traditional smoking experience with an MTL inhale. You can get down into the detail on our blog Ultimate Guide to Vaping.
Most often, CBD e liquid is made up of 50/50 of PG/VG. However, when you make your own you have the option to add more VG if you are after something a little cloudier.
One thing to note here is to make sure your ratio is going to work with your device. If you have a basic pod or pen, you will want to go no higher than 50% VG. If you have a larger tank then you can go higher, just make sure you don’t heat it to above 200 degrees when vaping.
Okay, enough housekeeping… let’s get into how to make CBD vape juice
- Measure out your chosen amount of CBD on your gram scales then crush it up using your pestle and mortar or home improvisation. Set aside.
- Decide on your ratios of VG and PG, measure out your bottles and leave them close to a radiator or in a bowl of warm water (with the lids on obvs) for about an hour
- Empty the CBD isolate into the warmed up vape juice until it is fully dissolved
- Time to add the flavour! This comes in the form of terpenes. You will only need a few drops of your chosen terpenes as they are very concentrated. As a guide, you might add 0.5ml of terpenes for every 10ml of vape liquid
- Leave your newly created CBD eliquid in a cool, dry place for 2 days to allow the flavour to steep
How to put CBD in your vape juice
You can try the above with your own VG and PG blend, or you can add your CBD isolate powder to ready-made eliquid. This might be your choice if you don’t want to create from scratch completely, or you are happy with the e liquid flavour you have.
You just need to make sure that you don’t add CBD isolate to nicotine eliquid. This degrades the CBD, making it pointless and a waste of money.
Homemade vs shop brought CBD vape oil
- More control over your product
- You choose flavour
- You can select perfect strength and PG/VG ratio
- Cheaper to buy raw materials and make in bulk
- Could make it wrong and potentially waste your CBD
- Available in different flavours
- Various strengths to choose from
- Don’t have to buy large bottles of VG and PG
- No cost of other equipment such as funnels and juice bottles
- Easy and convenient
Will CBD get me high?
It doesn’t matter how much CBD you add to your homemade blend, it will not get you high. This is because it doesn’t contain THC – the intoxicating cannabinoid.
Why add terpenes to your homemade CBD vape oil?
Terpenes add flavour to your homebrew, but that is not all. You’ll find terpenes in lavender, pine trees, orange peel, black pepper and so many more. They’ve long been used as alternative remedies, additives to your cleaning products and cosmetic items.
They have their own individual aromas and potential benefits. When you add these to your CBD isolate you create a broad spectrum CBD. This means that it contains terpenes too.
Having your terpenoids along with your CBD is thought to create the entourage effect, where different cannabis compounds work together.
Currently, it is a theory which is supported by a small amount of research. However, there have been lots of anecdotes from cannabis enthusiasts who experiment with different terpenes and cannabinoid blends.
All the ingredients you need to make your own CBD vape juice can be found at Vape and Juice or CBDStar – except the optional lab coat and goggles. We don’t sell those, but you could always order one elsewhere if you really want to look the part.
How to Make Your Own CBD Vape Juice
The global vaping industry is taking the world by storm, rapidly expanding across the globe. In just a few years, CBD vape juices and e-liquids have become dominant products on the market. It seems that people simply adore vaping CBD for the most obvious reasons.
It’s fast-acting, discreet, delicious, doesn’t get you high, and offers a range of potential health benefits. According to CBD oil experts, Ministry of Hemp , the thing with CBD oil for vaping is that the oil goes straight into your bloodstream, allowing you to feel the effect almost immediately.
However, this increasing popularity made CBD vape juice quite expensive. Fortunately, you can save some cash on the side by learning how to make your own CBD vape juice, so let’s get down to it right away.
PG and VG: Finding Your Ratio
The journey to making your own CBD vape e-juice of the highest quality starts with finding the proper PG/VG ratio for your taste. Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are two main compounds found in every e-liquid.
These are the most popular and top-rated carrier oils you need for your CBD juice. There are some differences between the two; PG offers a higher liquid-like consistency, while higher VG percentages make for a smoother vaping experience.
Since you need the CBD-isolate to complete your vape juice, you can’t use VG only as it won’t dissolve the isolate. Therefore, you’ll need a higher ratio of PG for your CBD vape juice to ensure the isolate gets properly dissolved within your e-liquid. Aim for 70/30 PG to VG for the best solution.
The Necessary Ingredients for Making CBD Vape Juice
Now, since you have your PG/VG ratio under control, let’s see what equipment you need to start making your own vape juice. The good thing is that you can find most of the necessary items at a local supermarket or online. Here are the essentials:
- Gram scale
- Clean syringe
- Fine mesh strainer
- Mortar and pestle
- A pot of a medium size
- Small container
- Glass bottle
- A dropper
Basic Steps for Making Your Own CBD Vape Juice
Here are some basic steps for making your CBD vape. Note that this recipe is made for 0.5g of CBD isolate. You can tweak it as you become more experienced, but we recommend that you start small and slow and work your way up. Here are the steps:
- Put your CBD isolate crystals on the gram scale and measure 0.5g;
- Use a mortar and pestle to grind your CBD isolate until you achieve a fine powder consistency;
- Measure somewhere around 0.5-1 ml of terpenes and mix it with your 70/30 PG/VG ratio to get around 30 ml of total vape juice;
- Take a small mixing container and place your vape juice into it;
- Mix your solution with ground CBD isolate powder;
- Secure the lid of the container;
- If you have a vortex mixer use it to properly even out the mix or give your mixture a few shakes by hand;
- At this point, you should have a pot with heated water where you will submerge your mixing container;
- Keep the temperature on medium-high heat;
- Turn the heat to low at the boiling point and put your container in the pot;
- Remove the container after about five minutes;
- Give it another shake;
- If you still can see CBD crystals, repeat the previous two steps;
- If you can’t see the crystals, allow your vape juice to cool for at least half an hour;
- Once cooled, take a glass bottle and use a fine-mesh strainer to filter through your vape juice.
Friendly advice: Please, do not microwave your CBD vape juice under any circumstances. It won’t do you any good, and it will only destroy the precious ingredients.
Terpenes You Should Use
Terpenes are in charge of the flavor of your vape juice. So, before you can choose the right terpenes, you need to decide on the flavor you want in your vaping session. Since terpenes are a bit of a complex subject, we have a few recommendations for you:
- Top terpenes for daytime – beta-caryophyllene (smoky, black pepper, spicy), humulene (floral, citrusy, hops), alpha-pinene (fresh, earthy, pine), limonene (lemon, sweet, citrusy, tart);
- Top terpenes for nighttime – myrcene (fruity, musky, mango), linalool (herby, floral, lavender), menthol (icy, refreshing, minty), terpinolene (floral, apples, sweet).
Optimal Shelf-Life Tip
If you want to achieve the best optimal shelf-life for your CBD e-juice, make sure you store it in a dark and cool place. If it’s sealed tight in a dark glass bottle, it could last up to 12 months before it starts losing its potency.
With all these useful tips, you should be making your DIY CBD vape juice without any problems in no time. Always use the best, highest quality ingredients to make sure you stay healthy. Now, the only thing left for you to do is to buy a decent vape pen to vape your CBD juice like a real professional.
The first step is to make sure you have all the necessary items. They are: -CBD oil -A vape pen cartridge with a mouthpiece and battery -Liquefied glycerin or propylene glycol (PG) -A dropper bottle for mixing the ingredients together -Distilled water, if using PG as an ingredient -Vegetable glycerin, if using VG as an ingredient The second step is to measure
My local vape store owner told me that Terpenes are not necessary, and instead I can add 10ml PG based Aroma to 100ml CBD solution. Is this right?
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5 Simple Steps To Make Your Own CBD Vape Juice At Home Using CBD Isolate
CBD vape juice, sometimes called CBD e-liquid, is a hemp-based cannabinoid product. It is different from CBD oil in the aspect that CBD juice is specially designed for vaping.
CBD vape juice usually contains thinning agents – propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine – to make CBD appropriate for vaping. It is a beneficial way to consume CBD.
CBD vape juice also differs from the traditional e-liquid. In CBD vape juice, instead of nicotine, manufacturers add CBD extract.
Unlike traditional smoking methods, CBD products have significant health benefits . For these reasons, vape and other electronic devices are getting increasingly popular, especially among beginners. You can even find e liquid clearance sales online and easily find your favorite branded vape box mods and starter kits.
Why should you try making CBD e-liquid at home?
Due to the benefits and popularity of CBD-based products, they are quite expensive. The average cost of a 30ml CBD vape juice container is around $30-$50 .
Making CBD e-liquid at home gives you more control over your vaping experience. You also get to pick the flavor and sweetness of your choice.
Another advantage of making CBD juice at home is that you understand what exactly your CBD vape juice contains.
Main ingredients required to make CBD juice at home
To make a nicotine-free CBD juice, you will need a few ingredients.
1. Vegetable glycerine (VG): is a sweet and odorless liquid extracted by heating plant oils under pressure. VG adds sweetness and a cloud of thick smoke to the vaporizers. For this reason, it is one of the main ingredients.
2. Propylene glycol (PG): is similar to VG, but it holds the flavor much longer and gives a better throat hit (a sensation similar to smoking).
As the only carrier in your vape juice, PG might be harsh for most vape users.
For this reason, PG and VG are often mixed to get the best out of them. Although a 60PG:40VG ratio is ideal since it produces a sweet taste and much more vapor, many prefer a 50-50 mixture of PG and VG.
3. MCT Oil (optional): medium-chain triglyceride, better known as MCT, are fats obtained from coconut or palm kernel oil. Many manufacturers often use MCT oil made from coconut as an alternative to VG and PG. MCT oil is odorless and flavorless and produces big clouds.
4. Terpenes are natural aromas or flavors that many vape juice manufacturers use to give the best possible experience. They are more potent and should be used in the right amount.
CBD isolate resembles a fine white powder. It contains 99% CBD and is considered the purest form.
- A 30 ml airtight glass bottle
- A filling syringe.
- A digital scale
- Vaping devices
How to make CBD vape juice in 5 simple steps
The steps mentioned here are for PG (mixed with 3ml flavor) and VG in a 60:40 ratio. You can vary the proportion as per your taste.
Note: Before we proceed further, we suggest you should not stress or worry about the precision of the ingredients. Adding or subtracting an extra millimeter wouldn’t make much of a difference.
1. Measure 15ml PG using the syringe and pour it into the empty 30ml container.
2. Use the digital scale to weigh out 500mg (0.5g) CBD isolate. Add this powder to the glass bottle.
3. Shake this mixture vigorously for a minute or two to ensure the CBD isolate powder is completely dissolved. If you still find some solid crystals/powder in the mixture, proceed with step 4. Skip the next step if the mixture is already transparent.
4. Dip the airtight glass bottle containing the mixture in warm water and leave it for 10 minutes. This step makes sure the ingredients inside the bottle melt completely.
5. Use the syringe again and carefully measure 12ml VG. Add this to the solution. Also, add 3ml of flavor/terpene of your choice. Alternatively, you can purchase pre-flavored vape liquids instead of terpenes. Let these ingredients settle. After a few minutes, shake this solution one final time for 2 minutes.
Your vape juice is now ready to go inside your vape tank. Store the rest of the juice in a cold and dark place.
How long can you store your homemade vape juice?
CBD juice lasts for a year or two and sometimes even more if stored properly. Since heat, light, and air shorten the life of your CBD vape juice, store the juice in an airtight tinted bottle away from light and heat.
Making your own CBD vape juice is easy and takes only 15-20 minutes. The majority of vape users try this at home as it gives them more control over their vape juice. Always use quality ingredients to maximize your inhaling experience.