Since the e-cigarette was invented by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik in 2003, vaping has quickly become a popular trend among teens and adults alike. That said, most vape juices today are mass-produced and don’t have that natural flavour many of us are looking for.
It might surprise you to know that with just a few ingredients and the right guidance, it’s possible to create newly made vape juice from the comfort of your own home. Let’s digger deeper into the production process of this trendy, viscous liquid.
What is CBD Vape Juice Made From?
In general, most CBD vape juice is made out of CBD crystals. Despite the name, crystals aren’t hard at all and actually take the guesswork out of how much CBD you should use when creating CBD e-liquid. After all, you wouldn’t want to get the ratio wrong and go overboard.
“Will CBD make me high or have any negative effects on my mental state?” -Jim B.
Is CBD psychoactive you ask? Juice that contains just CBD will likely contain THC levels around 0.2% which is far too low to have any noticeable effects. At most, vaping CBD will make you feel calmer than you did before (nothing to complain about if you ask me.)
If you use CBD isolate then you won’t have to worry about the trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids that you’d find in a full-spectrum CBD product. Speaking of which, let’s briefly go over CBD isolate and what role it plays in making vape juice.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is a form of cannabidiol — a chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant —that contains no THC. If you’re making your own CBD vape oil and don’t want to deal with the trace amounts of THC then CBD isolate is the best way to go.
How to Make Vape Juice From Isolate
If you want to make your own CBD vape juice, it’s not exactly rocket science. In fact, you can get the total vape juice process done in just a couple of hours if you follow the instructions and have the right ingredients at the ready.
It’s important to note that you shouldn’t put your CBD oil into a vape pen and start inhaling smoke since this can lead to plenty of lung problems. I don’t know about you, but having CBD oil particles build up in my lungs isn’t my idea of a positive vaping experience.
Things You’ll Need
- CBD isolate
- Propylene glycol
- Vegetable glycerine
- Tinted glass bottle for storage
Step 1: Buying Ingredients
Federal food-grade propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine are pretty easy to find on Amazon so you won’t have to worry about those ingredients. What could be trickier is finding high-quality CBD isolate from a trusted retailer since there are too many people selling snake oil nowadays.
if you’re looking for a high-quality, reputable option then you can buy our 99% purity CBD isolate. We have a price guarantee meaning you can get all our products for 10% cheaper than the most affordable competitor — including our vape pens and vape juice!
Step 2: – Measurements
The general recommendation when it comes to ratios is 200mg of CBD isolate crystals for every 10ml of liquid. This may vary from user to user but it’s a good starting point, giving your e-liquid a strength of around 2%.
In terms of the propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin ratio, it usually falls between 60-40 and 70-30 so there is some wiggle room in the PG-VG ratio that you can experiment with. For 10ml of e-liquid, that would come out at 6ml of propylene glycol and 4ml of vegetable glycerin.
Math, am I right?
Mix propylene glycol and the other ingredients into your heat-safe, airtight container of choice.
Step 3: – “Just Add Water”
The reason the container has to be airtight is we’re about to boil the CBD isolate mixture in water but don’t want to get your mix wet. Pour three to five inches of water into a pot and set it to medium-high heat. Wait for it to reach 60 degrees Celsius which is quite hot but still below boiling.
Tip: don’t go too far above 60 degrees
Once the water is at the right temperature, put the sealed container with your mix in and start a 10-minute timer. After the 10-minute period is over, all your ingredients should be fully melted and merged so just leave it to cool for a while.
You can add your vape juice flavoring either before or after the boiling process, it doesn’t make much of a difference. Once everything has cooled down and the thick smoke has subsided, you can load it into your pen for some thicker smoke (and more enjoyable smoke at that.)
How Long Will The CBD Vape Juice Last?
CBD vape juices usually last anywhere from one to two years. High-quality ingredients and proper storage procedures are a good way to extend shelf life to as high as five years. It’s really a situation where you get back as much as you put in.
For instance, finding a good vape juice container can extend the shelf life. Conversely, a vape juice container that isn’t airtight might spoil the batch prematurely — wasting all that effort you put into making CBD vape juice.
It’s worth noting that vape juice with natural flavors and/or natural aromas may not stay fresh as long if stored improperly. Artificial additives tend to have a longer shelf life but they aren’t the ideal choice when making your own vape juice.
Heat, air, and humidity are just a few things that can deteriorate your CBD vape oil. You should also be wary of sunlight if you don’t want to miss out on top-notch vape juice. That’s why we recommended using a dark glass bottle in the previous section.
If your vape juice smells off, has a weird consistency, or new appearance then it may be expired.
As you can see, it’s totally possible to produce your own e-liquid without bending to the will of the global vaping industry. However, there’s nothing wrong with buying your own vape liquid from a trusted merchant if you don’t have the time to make it yourself.
If you’re looking for 99% pure CBD for your CBD vape then don’t hesitate to go through our catalogue. Even those who don’t want to make CBD vape juice can benefit from picking up some CBD chocolate or CBD gummies.