Pure CBD (Cannabidiol) crystals sound like a great idea: but what do you do with them once you have them? We’ve become so used to cannabis oils with CBD that it’s pretty much old news, but now you have 99 percent pure crystals. How should you proceed?
Your first step is to decide just how you want to take your crystals. If you’re into dabbing, that’s an easy choice, but not all of us are comfortable with doing something most other folks would associate with stoner culture, even though vaping and dabbing has become more mainstream in recent years.
On that subject, a lot of vapers like making their own e-liquids. They could easily buy an e-liquid, but they like the whole process of making their own. CBD crystals can make a great addition to home-made e-liquids, and that means a nice, discreet vape that you can enjoy without the whole dabbling rig.
All you need is around 200mg of pure CBD crystals to 10ml of your regular e-liquid recipe. Heat it to about 60C, and the crystals dissolve nicely into your e-liquid.
Hemp seed oil is great stuff, but it doesn’t contain much by way of CBD. While we still feel that a full natural extract is the best solution, you can create something very similar using hemp seed oil and your CBD crystals.
Once again, you may have to heat the container a little to get the CBD crystals to dissolve, but once they have, you have a good mixture.
1,000mg of CBD crystals to 10ml of oil gives you around 10 percent CBD concentration.
Some people also like adding CBD to non-cannabis derived oils like olive oil or coconut oil. The process is exactly the same, and these oils have their own sets of health benefits that will be boosted by the addition of CBD.
The “old-fashioned” way to make edibles was to simply use whole plant material. Anyone who has tried one of these recipes will have to agree that they don’t always work well, especially not from a taste perspective.
But with pure CBD crystals that have only 1 percent terpenes, there’s just enough flavor to give a nice herby flavor without being overpowering. Melt your crystals into butter and use your butter in your bakes. It’s easy, and you get an even mixture that means each slice, brownie or cookie has the same amount of CBD in it.
Just remember that those crystals are absolutely pure CBD, so measure it out into your butter and then calculate how many treats you’ve made. This will help you to know how much to eat at one go. If your sweet tooth calls for a big munch-down, bake a few treats without CBD.
You can’t really overdose, but using too much for your body to handle at once means your excess CBD will only go to waste.
Pure CBD makes it much easier to gauge your cannabinoid intake, especially when compared to herbal cannabis with an unknown concentration of CBD. With pure CBD, you know exactly what you’re getting and how much you’re using! This helps you to work out just how much you need to get the feel-good benefits of CBD.