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How Is CBD Oil Made?


Here at Honest Hemp, we are experts in all things CBD! This includes how CBD oil is made, since we manufacture all of our products ourselves, here in the UK. 

So, what is cannabidiol made from? CBD comes from hemp plants – we must cultivate hemp, extract CBD from the plants, and then make our CBD oil using this. 

Let’s explain this process in more detail… 

How To Extract CBD From Hemp

In order to get CBD extract to make our oils, we need to go through a few steps. 

First and foremost, we grow the hemp plants. But where does hemp come from? At Honest Hemp, we grow it in Colorado using clean soil – no GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, or nasties. This ensures that our plants grow organically without absorbing any damaging toxins from their soil, creating the best CBD oil extract possible. 

Once the plants are grown and cultivated, the hemp is dried out and then sent for extraction. 

How to extract cannabidiol

Making CBD oil is not as complicated as it may sound. We use a process called supercritical CO2 extraction to draw out the CBD along with other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. This process is the top standard in the CBD industry, and allows us to create the highest quality hemp extract oil. 

It involves using CO2 (carbon dioxide) that has been exposed to low temperatures and high pressures – this sends it into a ‘supercritical’ state. Then, we pass it through a chamber containing the dried hemp plants. The supercritical CO2 is able to absorb the CBD from the dried hemp. 

After this, we depressurise the mixture of CO2 and CBD in order to separate them. 

Making CBD Oil

Once we have our CBD extract, we make our CBD oils at our purpose built facility here in the UK. 

We often hear the question: what is cannabis oil made out of? Well, we actually use very few ingredients – this keeps it simple, natural, and effective.

First of all, the CBD extract is heated, and is then blended with a carrier oil. This carrier oil will either be hemp seed oil or MCT oil. Next, we will add natural flavourings or additional terpenes (you can read more about terpenes here).

The final step is testing – we go through strict internal and third party cannabinoid testing to ensure every product meets the highest standards for quality, safety, and consistency. 

Check out our CBD oils here.


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