How is CBD oil made? Not all CBD oil is made the same way. The purity and quality of the oil depend on many different factors such as rainfall, soil content, temperature, and extraction method. High-quality CBD oil is derived from hemp plants that have been genetically crafted to be rich in CBD and low in THC (like our CBD oil!) and grown in its premier environment of not too much rain and moderate temperatures (like our CBD oil!).
Our CBD oil is made using CO2 extraction. This method is considered one of the cleanest, greenest, and most efficient methods of botanical extraction available today. Pressurized carbon dioxide (CO2) is blasted through a machine of tubes and channels, and this combination of temperature and pressure allows the machine to separate different compounds within a substance by weight to extract specific constituents—for us, that would be pure crystalline CBD. Read more about CO2 extraction here and here.
To make CBD oils or tinctures, the CBD crystalline isolate is combined with a carrier oil. For our tinctures, the carrier oil is hemp oil. For our CBD e-Liquids, the carrier is vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. (For Swiss Relief) For our CBD gel capsules, the carrier is MCT oil.