How to Make CBD Isolate
The same kinds of extraction methods, such as supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) or ethanol-based extractions, can be used as a starting point for the production of CBD isolate in the same way they can be used to produce CBD oil and other CBD products.
However, CBD isolate must be further refined by separating from the rest of the extraction, which is done through a series of washing and separation processes.
A More In-Depth Look At How To Make CBD Isolate
Winterization effectively separates the lipids, waxes, and fats from the extract. This is also followed by a removal of impurities and unwanted plant particles. Then, these chemicals then need to be removed from the resulting extract. This is typically done with rotary evaporators and falling-film units. These devices utilize heat and pressure to carefully separate solvents from compounds like CBD.
Then the remaining cannabis compounds must be refined further through a method called preparative chromatography in which a special machine separates cannabinoids by putting them through various chemicals at different speeds.
Because additional chemicals are introduced in this process, they must then be removed again by a distillation process before the final product can be prepared for consumption. Once all of the impurities and solvents are stripped away, what’s left is 99% pure crystalline CBD.
How to Make CBD Oil or Topicals with Isolate
You could make your own CBD products at home using isolate by simply mixing CBD isolate with a carrier oil, such as coconut or olive oil, in order to make your own CBD oil. This will allow you to enjoy the convenience of more conventional CBD products in a potentially cost effective way. For CBD topicals, simply infuse the CBD isolate with any skin oil you like and apply as desired.
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NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR
Compliance Director at Cannabidiol Life
CBD Isolate has become a relatively perfected science at this point. When I first saw the process it was an extremely complicated and expensive technique.
We benefit as a community on improved extraction techniques both for the sake of purity, and ease of purchase.