Cannabis oils are used in many ways in some of the most fundamental dimensions of human life. We are talking about cooking, hygiene, health care, sex, and indeed there is more to discover. However, when thinking of cannabinoids, the first two words that come to mind are THC and CBD, but rarely CBG.
To do some justice to this wonderful cannabinoid, in this article, we will show you how to make CBG oil at home.
Try some of our CBG flower for this recipe today.
What is CBG Oil?
You will find cannabis oil everywhere, edible recipes, oils and soaps to alleviate inflammation, and more. The benefits of this plant come from cannabinoids, which interact with your organism activating the chemicals that increase blissfulness, appetite and libido, decreasing anxiety, depression and aches. One of those cannabinoids is the not so known CBG.
To have a clear vision of what CBG is, it is useful to compare it with CBD, which is similar and we know better. Both cannabinoids are non-psychoactive, but CBG has potential medical benefits that CBD does not, or the benefits are more noticeable than in CBD. CBG may treat glaucoma, have antibacterial properties, potentially fights cancer and neurodegenerative diseases as the most remarkable medical benefits.
Still, CBG is in research, and these benefits are not certain. Another important detail about CBG is that its quantities in cannabis plants are very low compared to THC or CBD because CBG is the precursor of these cannabinoids and others. However, there are cannabis strains high in CBG like Botany Farm’s Delta-8 White CBG, Sour G CBG, and White CBG, and you can also find concentrates in the market.
CBG Oil Recipe
Serving size: 1 cup
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Nutrition: 100 kcal
Cuisine type: Cannabis recipe
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Mason jar with lid
- Tincture bottle
- One cup of organic MCT oil (you can use olive oil or coconut oil as substitutes)
- ¼ ounce of decarbed CBG flower
Step by step
Let’s decarb those flowers to activate cannabinoids. Preheat the oven to 215°F while you cover the baking sheet surface with parchment paper, then break up the buds with a grinder as much as possible, and spread the hemp on the covered baking sheet. To learn more about decarbing cannabis, read our article on How to Decarb Hemp Flower.
Add the cup of your selected oil and the decarbed CBG flower into the mason jar with a lid. Make sure it is adequately sealed.
Create a water bath filling the crock-top with enough water to cover the recipient with the mix of flower and oil and heat from 180°F to 190°F.
Introduce the recipient with the mix in the boiling water. Be careful not to burn yourself.
Let the mix cook for 4 hours. Add more water if it evaporates before the time has passed. Do not let it evaporate entirely, or the water bath will be lost.
Once the time is up, use the strainer and cheesecloth to strain your mix so you separate the plant material from your new CBG oil.
Transfer the oil to the tincture jar and store it in a fresh and dark place, but do not refrigerate it. In addition, label it to keep it away from children and avoid confusion between your homemade CBG oil and other products.
Explore the vast world that opens with CBG oil, and enjoy the CBG version of Botany Farm’s CBD Recipes like CBD Soap Recipe for hygiene and health care; CBD Guacamole Recipe to add a special touch to your food; CBD Oil Massage for skincare, and having fun with your couple, and more in our blog. Indulge in CBG and share with your friends the incoming experiences.