CBD Hemp Oil: How Is It Made And Used?

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Beginning in the 1980’s marijuana cultivators worldwide were on one mission: to grow the most potent, most psychoactive cannabis on the market. Because of this, plants that were rich in other cannabinoids like CBD (THC’s non-intoxicating counterpart) were considered “garbage crops.” That was the case until news about CBD’s potential exploded on the cannabis scene, suddenly destigmatizing the “stoner-centric” industry.

Today “CBD Oil” is searched on Google an average of 200,000 times each month. On the cusp of conjuring its own revolution, this hot product is catching the attention of millions of people all over the world, who are curious about the benefits of cannabidiol paired with the ease of consumption, accurate dosing, and overall effectiveness that CBD oil offers.

So how is CBD oil made and what is important to know before choosing a product? We answer these questions and more below.

How is CBD Oil Made?

CBD oil can be extracted from marijuana plants (which are typically high in THC) or industrial hemp plants. For legality purposes, The CBDistillery uses the stalks and stems derived from non-GMO, naturally grown industrial hemp plants.

Hemp plants are grown similarly to marijuana plants but are typically tall and thin and compared to marijuana plants which are short and wide. Once cultivated, hemp plants are lifted from the ground and brought to an extraction facility. Ethanol and C02 extraction are two commonly used methods for extracting CBD and two of the cleanest ways to extract cannabidiol for human consumption. CO2 extraction, a popular extraction method typically used when extracting smaller quantities of hemp, involves filtering hemp plants through a series of chambers that control temperature and pressure. When different temperatures and units of pressure are applied to cannabis plants, this sophisticated system is able to isolate cannabinoids at a 90% efficiency.

An alternative method is ethanol extraction which involves introducing the solvent ethanol to the hemp plant in order to separate and isolate cannabinoids. Unlike CO2 extraction, one is able to produce a very high volume of full spectrum extract with this method. Ethanol also removes unwanted components such as chlorophyll from dried hemp.

Once this potent oil is extracted, it is mixed with a carrying oil such as aforementioned MCT Coconut oil.

What is Full Spectrum Oil?

Some CBD oil products on the market are limited to CBD explicitly while others advertise their product as “full spectrum.” CBDistillery’s CBD oil is one of the full spectrum products containing other essential cannabinoids like CBN and CBC.

Why do we include these other compounds? A wider range cannabinoid spectrum is important because it encourages the entourage effect, which helps to stimulate the endocannabinoid system and the molecular interaction. Simply put, the entourage effect is the scientific belief that cannabinoids have greater therapeutic benefits when acting together rather than acting as a single molecule.

How is CBD Oil Used?

One of the reasons CBD oil is such a highly sought after product is because of its ease of use. Cannabidiol oil is meant to be consumed orally and most often used sublingually. Sublingual administration involves placing drops under your tongue and holding it there for several seconds before swallowing. Using CBD sublingually is the second fastest form of consumption (the first being vaping or dabbing).  Some find the taste of CBD oil very appealing while others do not prefer the hemp flavor. For those who are not fond of the taste, drops can be placed in a beverage like orange juice or foods like salad dressing to dilute the taste.

Looking for more information on The CBDistillery Full Spectrum tinctures? Check out our YouTube video below.  



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James Bixel

Thank you for the info, my order is supposed to arrive today, I can’t wait to give this a try!


I have bought you product. But correct me if I’m wrong. But isn’t “HEMP” products kinda considered not really helpful. Don’t they say it should be a Cannabis plant There is so much hemp CBD on the market. Do the and the properties in this one compared to the properties and see charlottes web. Something I believe that’s made from actually cannabis plants? Please correct me. I really need some CBD knowledge for Crohns. We have been using 30/15 cbd/thc but from cannabis not hemp plants. What am I missing. Thanks

The CBDistillery - Customer Support Team

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out and for your inquiries. We recognize that CBD does affect everyone differently. We also respect your right to choose to purchase the products that work best for you, and hope that if hemp derived CBD is not that product, that you do find what works for you 🙂 We are legally unable to make medical claims on our products, however, I would recommend looking at our customer testimonials to see the positive effects our hemp derived CBD is having on customers. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.


You’re mistaken, Cannabis is the Genus, and Marijuana and Hemp are the plants in that genus.

It’s not Cannabis vs Hemp, all hemp is Cannabis.

The CBDistillery - Customer Support Team

Hey there. Yes, we agree that all hemp is cannabis which is the point we are making in this post 🙂

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