In this article, we are going to explain a couple of different ways to make CBD vape juice 100% fresher than your local store make it your own way. Then we will learn about PG and VG and how they affect your CBD vape juice, many people mix different strains with PG, and VG to get better quality out of the strain that they are growing.
We are discussing what terpenes are and how to use them in CBD vape juice, if you have not used them before we will brief you on terpenes. This article on how to make CBD vape juice – from scratch will be a guide for all who want to learn to DIY at their own leisure.
How Is Vape Juice Made?
First, it all starts with germinating a seedling, hopefully, it is a female is all you want are females, males pollinate your plants to produce an abundance of seeds.
After growing, comes harvest time, this is where the magic happens to the smell and the flavor of the plant you desired to grow.
There is a process of curing the buds you must let them dry for 5 to 7 days before putting them into the mason jars the next process.
Burping you must do it release any excess chlorophyll in the CBD plant, by releasing the chlorophyll (burping) you get a better smell over time.
Time-consuming for most but, this is required if you desire to have a good end product of CBD vape juice.
For the ingredients, you will need to have a good ratio of VG and PG for any vape juice THC or CBD, to mix in with your decarboxylated CBD you must do this first for both methods.
Let us explain.
The first method we will discuss will be a long process that most can not wait for because this is even more time-consuming.
You must have patience.
What Is VG & PG & Are They That Important?
Vegetable glycerine (VG) is the number one ingredient that vape shops use giving a sweet taste because it is derived from vegetable oils.
It is a sweetener and a thickener to the juice and is a lot thicker than PG, VG is going to give you that thick cloud and less of a harsh hit and more flavor.
The harsh hit comes from the (PG) Propelyn-Glycol.
VG is FDA-approved and can be found in many common household products.
Such as baked goods, toothpaste, and dental hygiene, just some facts.
Individuals can be allergic to VG but, these are very low rates and can be harmful to you, most individuals are allergic to PG.
These are good to burn in sub-ohms with controlling the temperature you heat your CBD at.
This and can be a problem as well if you vape a lot your ratio should be at what you want it we recommend the 70/30pg ratio.
If not, you can clog your coils in your cartridge to vape your oils.
If you do not use just VG then you can potentially clog your coils faster because of the thickness of the VG juice.
Is sugar alcohol that is safe to use in foods and used in vaping products, this safe to be inhaled and approved by the FDA to ingest. PG is a thin liquid that is used to dilute the VG so that you can have a good ratio of vaping juice this may irritate your throat.
This is used widely throughout the industry, we suggest that you make your own ratio and see what is your sweet spot if you are a vapor.
Making your own vape can result in many good benefits for one, you will know what exactly you are inhaling and know how simple this process is. This holds the flavors more than VG.
You do not have to worry about if this is bad for your lungs it has been studied and these are not actual oils that you are inhaling. PG does not have any odor and is tasteless, may have a funny taste if you dipped your finger in it to taste but in September 1947, there were studies of glycol.
These studies show that rats and monkeys and humans were exposed to air that was saturated with glycol, some got high weight gain, the monkeys had dry skin for months.
PG will give you a dry mouth and make you dehydrated so drink lots of water if your CBD vape juice PG ratio is high stay hydrated.
Remember that you can get vape juice if this irritates your throat and hurts it if there is too much PG in your CBD vape juice.
This is why we are showing you how to make CBD vape juice.
Ingredients For Long- Term vape Juice:
- Decarbed CBD weight choice is yours we use 28.g’s(stronger the flower, better the quality)
- Mason Jar
- VG & PG Mix
- Blunt tip Syringe
The long method will consist of letting your decarboxylated CBD or THC sit in a mason jar for two months the longer the better.
Then we put VG only a small portion we believe that if you put it little by little it will fuse better because it is hard to fuse with VG itself. This is the first month we had put about a quarter of the mason jar and let it sit while we try to remember to twist and turn it once in and while.
You do not have to turn it in all the time if you forget about it once in a while this is fine, the second month we took it out and added more VG about two tablespoons. We add the PG to the mix as well this month we don’t do it the first month only to let it fuse more with VG.
What Else Do I Need To
The PG allows you to get those big smoke rings people like to do and you do not have to mix this to your ingredients, you can vape just VG, thus giving less of a harch hit.
But, PG can act as a preservative and will extend the life of your CBD or THC, you can use either or if you choose and most companies use the mixture of both.
We let our experiment go for six months with a mixture of both PG and VG, then we let it strain into another mason jar where we were going to keep it on the shelf.
After this we did put terpenes into the mix so the taste and smell would be worth the wait, now we put them into cartridges so that we can vape.
Make sure the when you fill your cartridges you wait for at least ten minutes so that the CBD vape juice will soak into the coil, so you won’t burn it before you use it.
Even MCT Oil.
They even use MCT oil as an agent to bond with vape juices making it more bioavailable to your system making the effects faster.
The short name is MCT oil, which is “Medium-chained triglycerides”. They are fats found in coconut oil or palm kernel oil.
While some carriers might be putting MCT into their ingredients, even though it may be really good and safe for you do not.
We repeat DO NOT inhale anything with MCT Oil only edibles. Learn more about MCT.
This will consist of CBD isolate this is the most potent type of CBD that is a powder that is broken down to the finest type of CBD you can get 99% CBD.
How to make CBD Vape juice well, we are going to discuss what the short method is going to be then we will discuss what is going to be the last thing you add to either method.
You will want to get your ingredients together now,
- CBD isolate
- PG (propylene Glycol)
- VG (Vegetable Glycerin)
- Small bottle
You will want to get your CBD to isolate and weigh out 500mg or if you want to make it 1000mg, this is most bottles so for 500mg you will need to get 0.5 grams.
And for a 1000mg bottle, you will need to weigh out 1.0 grams so this will break down it is powder.
You will need to get your empty bottle, get your PG (propylene glycol), get your blunt tip syringe, and fill it in 12 ml of PG.
Then you will add the weighed-out CBD isolate and to the mixture of PG in the empty bottle shake it vigorously till it has dissolved.
Remember that the higher the VG the less your throat will hurt and will taste sweet, and with PG you will get less of a cloud and with a sore throat with more flavor you choose.
So for the smokers that as that throat hits then adding more PG will be the solution for the ex-nicotine smokers and for those who do not like your throat hurt but like to vapor all day, then add more VG to your ratio.
Finding your sweet spot should be easy, adding in more is easy, but taking out is not, so make sure that when you start you add more of PG or VG what do you want more.
Such as less of a throat hit and less flavor, or do you want to have more of a throat hit (harsh hit).
Next, you will want to get the VG Vegetable Glycerin out and fill your blunt tip syringe to 15 mg and add this to the bottle that has the CBD isolate and PG.
Now you will be adding the VG, this is going into the mix and is not the last, you want to shake this bottle as much as you can as well.
You will know it’s done if there is no crystallization in the mix the isolate will be dissolved.
Now, we are getting into terpenes and this is the taste and the smell of your vape juice this is where you want to let them set so they bind a little better.
You can use it right away we like to wait at least one day so that way they fully bind with the PG and VG components.
Filling up your cartridge, so that you can vape the mix that you just whipped up make sure that you have them open before filling up the blunt tip syringe.
When you fill-up your new cartridge be sure to let this sit for at least ten minutes, only because you will burn your coil up before your juice soaks in.
Depending on your ratio of vape juice 70,30pg the thickness of the vape juice does not soak in fast enough so let your cartridge sit.
You will have a funny taste if you burned the cartridge and will be bad vape juice, well it will taste burned.
These are just tips that we’ve learned many times.
Terpenes are what you smell every day, such as flowers.
When you walk down the street or the fresh fragrance you put on before walking out the door.
These are aromatic smells that can not be denied by anyone.
And need to be talked more about the meaning and how they work with CBD.
How do terpenes work with CBD and what do I need to know, well there are two different terpenes and terpenoids.
Terpenes are responsible for the aromas that come are natural in flowers and cannabis plants.
Terpenoids are responsible for the smell that comes out of the plant when you dry and curing the right way, these are chemically altered as well.
The full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD will usually contain other components of the cannabis plant besides CBD, which is the result of terpenoids.
But, for CBD Isolate there are no terpenes (smell), this is usually added at the end of any run of CBD vape juice, the best place to get terpenes. Learn more.
Can Terpenes Help Me Too?
The types of terpenes that are in your CBD can lead to other promising effects of treating diarrhea, blood pressure, and diabetes in the terpenes.
Myrcene is one of five types of terpenes that can do more good. It is named after a Brazilian shrub myrcene sphaerocarpa.
The rest of the five terpenes that are found in flowers such as CBD and THC-derived products work with the cannabinoids in the plant.
Most of these terpenes show really good effects on your body.
These terpenes can cause the “entourage effect” and studies show those flavonoids are a type of treatment for mood disorders such as (anxiety) studies are still being done.
These are the effects of the cannabinoids that are found in the plant and terpenes that work with the body and mind.
Bottom line is, the type of strain you use can affect how you feel, (meaning, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, inflammatory, just by the Sativa plant, or Indica plants and the flavonoids that come from them are responsible for these effects.
So, putting terpenes in your CBD vape juice if can have more positive effects, when you learn how to make CBD vape juice the terpenes will come automatically.
Making your own vape juice can help you find your sweet spot, so make your own quality CBD vape juice and try it if you won’t find the right ratio.
Then you will not add terpenes until this process is your final stage end product.
How To Properly Store My CBD Vape Juice
We are going to tell you the first thing you need to find in your house is the coolest, and the darkest spot, and where no one goes, so you can properly store your CBD vape juice.
After you learn how to make CBD vape juice from scratch then you will want to learn how I can keep it for a long time if you make too much.
The first thing you want to know is how long?
12 months to 24 months depending on the temperature, which requires you to turn the mason jar every once in a while.
You will want to keep it air-tight lid jar mason jars are the best, but they do the tricks and for years, keep this jar upright do not leave it on its side.
The sun degrades your potency of your CBD or THC so dark rooms it a must, even when your done filling up your vape cartridge and you travel dont leave in the sun.
Make sure not to use MCT Oil, Use MCT Oil to make edibles. Learn How.
We hope to hear your story of how you made CBD vape juice or THC, and what did you use more VG or more PG.
What ratio do you use for your CBD vape juice?
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