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What it Takes to Make CBD Oil: Your Complete Guide

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Across the Americas and the European market, there has been a terrific rise in the use of CBD oil. This product, which barely featured on shelves a handful of years ago, is now selling by the ship-load—and this is an industry that seems only just to be beginning to spread its wings. This short article will guide you on how you can make CBD oil yourself—helping you to invest in the production of a product that appears incredibly popular across the world today. 

The Raw Material

When you start out making a CBD oil product, you’ll need access to the raw material itself—the cannabis plant. This can take a while to grow in natural conditions, and it’s generally preferable to grow a large number of plants in controlled, indoor conditions. 

This means that in order to get the raw material from which you will eventually derive CBD oil, you’re going to need to buy cannabis seeds, soil, and fertilizer. All of these will then be planted in your own facility, and grown under UV light and regularly watered, in order to produce the kind of bumper crop from which you’ll be able to extract the highest volume of CBD down the line. 

The Chemistry

At this point (when you’ve harvested your product) you need to turn to the chemists in your team for guidance and advice. Indeed, it’s a scientific process to turn your raw material into the CBD oil that you’re looking to take to market, and this involves investing in a short path distillation kit and other exciting chemist’s equipment. 

Ultimately, you’re looking to extract a resource from your raw material. But only the right use of these processes—in the right order, by trained professionals—will enable you to make the most of the plants that you’ve grown for the purpose of creating CBD oil. 

The Leftover Material

CBD oil cannot be extracted from every part of your cannabis plant. Some elements of the plant will not yield a great deal of CBD, and are best used to make different products, or sold to other companies with the expertise to make these products. Leftover hemp is even used as livestock fodder, or to pad out natural mattresses. Look to a partner to help you sell on your excess and leftover cannabis plant. 

Packaging and Selling

So, you’ve distilled what CBD oil you can, and you now have a vat of it in your facility. You need to store this securely and safely in order to ensure that it’s not contaminated while it sits within your warehouse.

Packaging your CBD oil product is simple—though to do it well, and efficiently, it pays to create a production line that automates the packaging process. In the meantime, you can do this by hand by purchasing the right beakers or containers; or you can even sell your oil to a packing company, which will do the rest of your product packaging for you.

These tips will help you create CBD oil for the mass market in the future—allowing you to capitalize on this clearly growing and popular market. 

 

About the author /


Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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