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How to Make DIY Hemp Oil

At Synchronicity, we’ve worked hard to perfect our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. We control every step of the process, from planting until final delivery to your home. We do this to ensure that you receive the highest quality product. Our hemp is sustainably grown and we’ve worked hard to perfect the Superior Genetics that produces the ideal ratio of cannabinoids and high levels of phytonutrients.

Unlike some companies, we never use harsh or toxic CO2 extraction methods. Instead, we start with the finest ingredients and use our unique hand-pressed LipidTrans™ Infusion Process to coax the most beneficial compounds out of the hemp for a True Entourage Effect. You can trust that what we put on our label corresponds to what’s in the bottle because we work with third-party testing facilities to ensure every batch is safe and pure. 

CBD isn’t a fad at Synchronicity. We’ve been dedicated to the pursuit of making the finest Hemp Oil for over two decades because we truly believe in our products and what they can do.  

So, go ahead and leave the work to us. We’re proud of the quality of our products, and they are available at many different price points. Looking for more answers to your questions? We invite you to take a look at what we have to offer. For more information, contact us. We’d love to start a conversation about CBD, DIY Hemp Oil, and Synchronicity.

Once Upon a Time, a DIY Hemp Oil Adventure Was Born

In a city somewhere in the U.S.A., a loving couple married and moved into their dream home. They did chores together, cooked gourmet meals, and watched silly sitcoms at night. On weekends, they took their dog to the park and went to their favorite Italian restaurant. The couple lived a happy life until COVID-19 hit.

One day, the wife Aria stood in the kitchen, looking out the window. She didn’t notice when her husband, Mike, walked into the room in search of coffee. As he rummaged in the cabinets, Mike noticed the pensive look on Aria’s face. She looked a million miles away. Slowly, he leaned on the counter and looked up at her.

“What’s up, hon?”

“You know Wanda?” she said, turning to look at him. 

“You mean your over-the-fence COVID party buddy?”

“Right, our neighbor next door. You know this whole social isolation thing is hard — well — on everyone. However, Wanda has been all alone since her husband died. Her kids don’t even live nearby.”

“Yeah, it’s got to be rough,” Mike replied, standing at her shoulder and looking out the window. “At least she has you to talk to during your 5:00 at-the-fence cocktail hour.” 

“Well, I appreciate that time with her. But still, she must be lonely, and I think it’s getting to her. She seems a little depressed. Plus, she has arthritis, and now she can’t even go to her water aerobics class. I’m worried about her, Mike.”

He nodded and made his way over to the coffee maker. As he scooped coffee grounds into the basket, he spoke. “That’s a lot for her to deal with, isn’t it?”

“It really is,” Aria replied. “But, I have an idea.” Upon hearing that, Mike raised his eyebrows.

DIY Hemp Oil to the Rescue

“CBD!”

By the blank look on Mike’s face, Aria stifled a giggle. She clarified, “You know, cannabidiol. It’s everywhere right now!”

“Isn’t that pot?”

“No! Well…yes, there’s CBD in marijuana. But, hemp is a better source because it won’t get Wanda high. And, there’s all this new research that says it may help with physical discomfort and balanced mood support.”

“Okay…sounds good,” Mike volunteered tentatively. He pushed the button to start the coffee brewing.

“Oh, it’s huge,” Aria continued. “People are using it in skincare and hair products. I even saw instructions for making a CBD bath bomb that sounded awesome.”

“Huh. So, you’re really going to get Wanda some CBD oil?”

“No. I’m going to MAKE her some!”

With that, Aria walked over to the counter and spun her laptop around. As she started tapping in the keywords for her search, Mike considered the best way to respond. The coffee gurgled in the pot behind him, and he reached into the cupboard to pull out a mug. 

“That’s really thoughtful,” he said slowly. “And, this whole DIY thing you’ve got going since the shutdown has been great. The sourdough bread was amazing and so was the blueberry ice cream. But, DIY Hemp Oil? Why make it? Why not get a bottle from one of those online CBD stores and leave it at that?”

In response, Aria shook her head but didn’t look up, too intent on her search.

Hemp Oil Is Expensive But Is DIY Hemp Oil the Answer?

“Have you seen what it costs?” Aria challenged. “CBD isn’t exactly cheap. I’m sure I can make it cheaper at home.”

“Are you planning to grow your own hemp or something?” Mike asked, pouring the coffee into his mug.

“No, of course not,” she said. “I’ll order it online, like everything else.”

“But, this seems like the whole thing could be pretty complicated. I mean…how do you know if you’re doing it right?”

She glanced up at him, then gestured at the screen. 

“I’m about to show you.”

Luckily, Mike was a patient man.

Aria wandered into the living room three hours later, where Mike was reading. She flopped down next to him on the couch with a pad of paper in her hand. Copious notes filled the pad, some of them scribbled over while others were underlined or starred. Aria looked at the tightly-packed page and sighed. 

“So?” Mike asked. “How’d the research go? Got it all figured out?”

It's Complicated

“You’re right; it’s kind of complicated,” she admitted. “First, I have to find a trustworthy grower because it turns out that the strain of hemp and growing conditions matter when it comes to CBD levels. Plus, I don’t want any pesticides in the finished product. I think I’ve narrowed it down to a few sources, but there seem to be many amateurish-looking sites out there.”

Mike set his book aside and shifted to face her, so she’d know that she had his full attention. She frowned at her notes and shook her head.

“Plus, there’s the carrier oil. There are lots of different opinions about that. Olive oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, hemp seed oil — who knew there were so many carrier oils? And, it matters because the body can’t really absorb CBD without oil. From what I can tell, MCT oil is probably the best option.”

“Well, you figured that much out, then,” he said encouragingly. She shrugged.

“True. And, I even ordered some. Now I’m sifting through all these recipes, but everyone has a different opinion on that, too. You’re supposed to steep the hemp flowers in the oil, but at what temperature? Some websites say anything over 130 degrees will degrade the CBD, while other sites claim you can go up to 250 or 300 degrees. And, for how long? I saw one recipe that said to steep the hemp for just one hour but another one said it had to stay in the oil for 24 hours.”

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“24 hours? That seems like a really long time.”

“Well, it may extract more of the compounds. Otherwise, you have to heat it under pressure. It turns out that there’s all this stuff in the hemp besides just the CBD. There are over a hundred different cannabinoids, polyphenols, and terpenes, and all of them do different things in the body. Plus, they seem to work better together to create something called The Entourage Effect. So, you want to get all of that out of the hemp, too.”

“I guess you really want to take your time, then.”

Crunch Time: to Proceed or Not to Proceed

“Yes, but even then you don’t really know what actually made it out of the hemp. I saw one recipe that said you’d end up with an oil that had between one and 10 milligrams of CBD per serving.”

“That seems like a pretty big range,” he said. 

“Right? It’s weird.”

Mike looked at Aria and then glanced at her well-scribbled paper.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” he said. “It’s starting to sound like it may be even harder than the sourdough bread.”

She sighed and looked at her notes, too. Then she gave a single, determined nod and stood up. 

“I won’t know if I don’t try. And, I really want to help Wanda.”

“You’re going to take over the kitchen again, aren’t you?” he asked, but she was back to studying her notes. 

“So, how hot does the slow cooker get when it’s on low? I guess I could use a candy thermometer to find out. Do we have a candy thermometer, hon?”

Mike shook his head and picked up his book again.

Getting the DIY Hemp Oil Project Under Way

It took a few weeks for the hemp flowers to arrive. Shortly after the package arrived, Aria set to work. Soon, Mike came into the kitchen, his nose wrinkling. 

“What’s that smell?” he asked Aria, who was squatting in front of the oven, peering through the glass. 

“It’s the hemp flowers. I’m decarboxylating it. Do you think our oven temperature is accurate?”

“No idea. What’s decarboxylating?”

“It does something to the CBD so your body can use it better. You have to heat it to change the CBD from its acidic form…look, it says online that this is an important step to make it more potent. I just hope it’s not getting too hot in there. “

“It smells like…”

“I know. Those are the terpenes. They’re aromatic oils, and they have all these anti-inflammatory, immune-modulating effects,” she explained, opening the door a crack to peek into the oven. “It turns out that the CBD is actually more effective if it has the terpenes in the oil, too.”

“If we can smell them, does that mean we’re losing them? Like they’re evaporating or something?”

“I don’t know.” She tugged an oven mitt onto her hand and opened the door to grab the baking sheet. She pulled it out and set it on top of the stove. They both studied the hemp, a rubble of fuzzy olive-green nuggets. 

“Do you think it’ll work?” he asked. 

“I hope so.”

He nodded and patted Aria on the shoulder encouragingly. “I’ll leave you to it, then. Good luck!”

The Mystery Deepens

A few hours later, Mike stuck his head into the kitchen to ask Aria a question. However, when he caught sight of the scene before him, he paused in mid-sentence. Aria was standing over the slow cooker, stirring its contents slowly with a wooden spoon. There was a splash of oil on her shirt and a small puddle on the counter was dripping onto the floor. Aria was stirring with one hand and with the other, clicking between tabs on her laptop browser. She was muttering to herself. She had that look in her eye, he thought. An interruption wouldn’t be appreciated. 

Mike withdrew quietly. 

The next morning, Mike walked into the kitchen. He stopped to survey the scene. Aria was pouring the last few drops of oil through a tiny funnel into a small brown glass jar. Around her, the counter was littered with bowls, a candy thermometer, ladles, syringes, mixing cups, and strainers. The slow cooker looked empty. Meanwhile, a small pile of discarded hemp flowers sat in a bowl, an oily ring puddling in the bottom. 

Success or Failure?

Aria tapped the last few drops carefully of the funnel and into the bottle, then carefully screwed a dropper cap on. She turned to Mike and held it aloft with a triumphant flourish. 

“It’s done,” she announced. “I hope Wanda likes it. I just wish I had some way of knowing exactly how much CBD is in it. And, if it has THC. I know she’s worried about that because she mentioned a few times that she doesn’t want to get high.” 

Mike nodded and then asked, “So, are you glad you did it? Think it was worthwhile?”

“I think so. I just hope it does her some good, you know? However, some things still bother me. There were so many things I couldn’t quantify. How do I know I received premium quality hemp to start? Was it really organic? Did I overheat it? Should I have used alcohol to “winterize” it? Did I steep it long enough, and did I use the right olive oil?”

Mike walked over to her and put his arms around her. She relaxed against his chest. 

“I’m sure it’s great. And, Wanda will be so touched you went through all of this for her.”

“Well, it’s worth it if it helps her feel better. And now, I have to clean up this mess,” she sighed, looking around the kitchen.

“You sound a little stressed,” Mark said, a smile forming on his mouth. “You know, I hear that CBD is good for that.”

At that, Aria laughed.

And, now, we’ve come to the end of our story. But, did Aria’s DIY Hemp Oil turn out right? Specifically, did it help Wanda? Alas, you may not be privy to the fact that Wanda takes medication for her arthritis. So, the question remains: how does CBD react with prescriptions? And, what are the risks of combining DIY Hemp Oil with allopathic medicines? Specifically, how did Wanda fare with Aria’s concoction? Subscribe to find out.

Facing Roadblocks With DIY Hemp Oil? Synchronicity Can Help

At Synchronicity, we’ve worked hard to perfect our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. We control every step of the process, from planting until final delivery to your home. We do this to ensure that you receive the highest quality product. Our hemp is sustainably grown and we’ve worked hard to perfect the Superior Genetics that produces the ideal ratio of cannabinoids and high levels of phytonutrients.

Unlike some companies, we never use harsh or toxic CO2 extraction methods. Instead, we start with the finest ingredients and use our unique hand-pressed LipidTrans™ Infusion Process to coax the most beneficial compounds out of the hemp for a True Entourage Effect. You can trust that what we put on our label corresponds to what’s in the bottle because we work with third-party testing facilities to ensure every batch is safe and pure. 

CBD isn’t a fad at Synchronicity. We’ve been dedicated to the pursuit of making the finest Hemp Oil for over two decades because we truly believe in our products and what they can do.  

So, go ahead and leave the work to us. We’re proud of the quality of our products, and they are available at many different price points. Looking for more answers to your questions? We invite you to take a look at what we have to offer. For more information, contact us. We’d love to start a conversation about CBD, DIY Hemp Oil, and Synchronicity.

Should You Choose Hemp-Oil Tincture That Includes THC?

Choosing the right CBD tincture can be a serious challenge, with a variety of products available all claiming to offer the highest CBD purity and best extraction process.

One common question CBD tincture customers have is whether to opt for a tincture that only contains CBD, or to choose a tincture with a mix of cannabinoids with a blend of CBD and THC.

CBD and THC are similar but very different substances, each producing a different effect in the body. While THC is psychoactive (producing a noticeable “high” after ingestion), CBD isn’t, with few or no noticeable psychoactive effects.

This means that choosing a mixed tincture will give you a very different result from sticking with a CBD-only tincture.

Below, we’ve explained the key differences between CBD tinctures and tincture blends, from the direct effects to the health benefits of different options. We’ve also listed several reasons to opt for a CBD-only tincture, as well as several benefits of CBD/THC blend tinctures.

Differences Between CBD Tinctures and Blends

Most of the products on the market sold as CBD tinctures are produced using hemp. To be more specific, they’re produced using specially-grown hemp that’s designed to have a large amount of CBD while containing as little THC as possible.

CBD tinctures occasionally contain trace amounts of THC, although it’s less than .03%, a lot less than what you’d find in typical marijuana-cannabis-based oil. This means that you won’t feel “high” after using hemp-derived CBD oil, even in large quantities.

Tinctures made using CBD have a variety of health benefits, from alleviating stress, tension, & nervousness to reducing physical discomfort to assisting with improved sleep (and a whole lot more)… However, they don’t offer the psychoactive effects of conventional medicinal marijuana.

Blends, on the other hand, combine CBD with THC — the active cannabinoid found in cannabis and the substance responsible for the psychoactive “high” of the plant.

Blended tinctures can range from a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC to more CBD-focused blends, some of which contain as much as four to five times more CBD than THC. These blends are typically made using conventional marijuana-cannabis, rather than specially grown CBD-rich industrial hemp plants.

Some blends also contain extra ingredients, ranging from herbs used in traditional medicine to a variety of flavoring agents.

Benefits of Using a CBD-Only Tincture

The biggest benefit of using a tincture that only contains CBD is that you can deliberately avoid the psychoactive effects of THC.

While the “high” of THC can be enjoyable, many people want to experience the health benefits of CBD without the accompanying psychoactive effects that occur when you smoke or consume marijuana cannabis through food. CBD tinctures, which aren’t psychoactive, make this possible.

CBD is also legal throughout the United States if the hemp and products are produced in a state where industrial hemp is legal. This means that people based in states without legal medicinal cannabis can enjoy the benefits of CBD without legal restrictions.

Benefits of Using a CBD/THC Tincture

THC has its own assortment of health benefits. For this reason, many people go for a CBD/THC blend instead of a CBD-only oil or tincture.

Another obvious benefit of a blended CBD/THC tincture is that it causes psychoactive effects, which many people find pleasant and enjoyable. The psychoactive effects of THC can often be helpful in promoting relaxation and limiting stress.

All in all, both CBD-only and CBD/THB blended tinctures offer a range of benefits. There’s no “best” choice — instead, the two different options offer their own unique benefits, ranging from enjoyable psychoactive effects to health advantages.

If you’re interested in learning more about THC and marijuana, be sure to check out our friends at I Love Growing Marijuana and their excellent outdoor marijuana grow calendar.

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What Are People Saying about Hemp Oil?

It’s all over the internet and the talk of many health care professionals, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and chiropractors: hemp oil has a wide variety of health benefits that have helped to support the overall well-being of people and pets of all ages. Because of the way hemp oil is regulated by the FDA, companies are unable to make claims regarding specific results or health concerns that are positively impacted by hemp oil. However, verified users of the products can and do add independent reviews of their personal experience with the product. So, what is everyone saying?

Helps Stabilize Moods

On the public review page of Synchronicity, “Cedar Kelly” wrote about his experience using hemp oil tinctures from Synchronicity for two weeks. Not only does he love the earthy flavor, but he has found benefits in keeping his moods regulated. “It gives me a space between whatever reaction I may have to the circumstances and the expression of that, so my response is mostly just silent. I just feel good about everything,” he writes, adding that he plans to purchase another bottle soon.

Increased Energy and Overall Health

John, who describes himself as a “65-year-old couch potato” also recently discovered hemp oil and ordered the 250 mg tincture drops. He reports that even within one day he noticed results, including more energy to go places with his wife. This is a big deal for him since he had four major operations in the last five years and was looking for a product to help. “I feel better than I have in a long time,” he said.

Helpful for Those in Pain

Cannabinoids support the human endocannabinoid system. This body system regulates the endocrine system, which is responsible for the hormones that govern a wide array of functions, from pain management to sleep patterns to mood. Those who are struggling to feel good are turning to hemp oil to find help. Carl, who was searching for something to help stabilize his health, decided to purchase the 25 mg hemp capsules. Now, he writes, “Hemp oil is now a part of day-to-day life.”

Surprised and Grateful for Added Support

Many people have told our caring customer service team at Synchronicity about how important it is to have someone to answer questions and help with purchasing. Bear, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, was especially impressed with his results. “(These are) full-spectrum, single-origin products backed by years of variety of experimentation,” he wrote. “The 500mg Reserve tincture improves my quality of life in ways I didn’t expect.”

Great for Pets, Too​

Although the tinctures produced by Synchronicity are human food-grade and designed primarily for humans, the cannabinoids are effective for any animals with vertebrae. That’s why it’s no surprise that veterinarians and pet owners are turning to hemp oil as well. Jessie from New Jersey decided to try the 250 mg tincture for her small chihuahua with health issues. “So far, the results are very encouraging. I am so grateful to have this alternative to mainstream medicine, which I know would have potentially damaging ramifications,” he wrote.

Want to learn more about why so many customers are trusting Synchronicity for their Hemp oil? Click here to learn what sets us apart now and see our hemp oil for sale.
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How Hemp Can Support Your Yoga Practice

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before use.

How I Support My Yoga Practice With Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

I find practicing yoga to be beneficial on many different levels and after a decade of doing yoga, I welcome new ways to expand and improve my experience. When I learned about some of the properties of full-spectrum hemp oil I knew that I needed to try it. The result? I’ve found hemp oil to be a great way to support and increase the benefits of my practice, whatever the reason I’m on the mat that day.

You don’t have to be a long time practitioner to see the benefits either. If you’re just starting out your practice or you only find yourself doing yoga occasionally, you may see the benefits of introducing hemp oil even more! As a yoga newbie, you may find that introducing hemp oil into your practice makes it that much easier to recover and relieve newly sore muscles, or that it helps you calm your mind and go more deeply into restorative and yin practices. 

Here are a few ways I’ve integrated hemp oil into my daily yoga practice:

Strength and Flexibility: Power Yoga & Hemp Oil

Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility, in fact, preliminary has research shown that it may improve lung capacity and aerobic fitness! This was why I originally began practicing yoga. After injuring my knees from running I was in search of a new form of exercise, and I needed something that allowed me to build strength and feel active while also keeping me safe from further injury. 

When I first started I found myself confronting fears that came up during challenging poses as well as frustration around my lack of flexibility. Over time this came to be one of the additional benefits that I love about yoga – the physical aspects of it play into mental strengthening and wellness as well. So while I especially enjoy the relaxing benefits of hemp oil for restorative classes, I’ve found it to be equally great during more intensive, physical classes. Similar to my experience during slower more contemplative practices, I’ve found that hemp oil supports me in maintaining focus and feeling good in my practice even as I’m confronting challenges or struggling to stay present.

Stress Relief: Yoga & Hemp Oil​

woman wearing white sleeveless topAs a busy person trying to juggle the various pulls of modern life, I’ve found yoga to be invaluable for stress relief and I’m not alone. According to Psychology Today 85% of people who do yoga report that it helps them relieve stress, and it’s not simply because they’re getting exercise. A big component of yoga is developing mindfulness from learning how to work through physical discomfort during physically challenging classes, or learning to counteract mental discomfort and quiet your mind during slow, contemplative practices.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find it more challenging to stay still and calm during slow-moving classes like Yin Yoga than it is to do fast-moving, strength building classes. It’s during these slow-moving, restorative classes that I find taking a dose of hemp oil half an hour before class to be especially beneficial. I find it easier to focus my mind and relinquish control for an hour, helping me achieve a calmer mind and body than I normally do. (These days my main concern is not getting too relaxed and drifting off to sleep!)

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Recovery: Hemp Oil 

Hemp oil is great for me when it comes to recovery from yoga. As mentioned above, I find taking hemp oil before or after a class helps me remain relaxed and focused which means I’m far less likely to strain myself and pull a muscle during my class. Additionally, full-spectrum hemp oil is packed with phytonutrients and cannabinoids which I like to take to help with any potential inflammation that might occur after a hot yoga class or an especially physically challenging class. 

If I find myself particularly sore after a yoga class I’ll also use a salve to pinpoint specific muscles that often tighten up after class, especially if we’ve done a new pose or I’ve been using muscles I don’t normally use. Another great way to use hemp oil for recovery is to put some hemp oil in a hot bath along with other beneficial essential oils (or if I’m feeling crafty I’ll use this recipe to make some great hemp oil/CBD bath bombs!)

Choosing The Right Hemp Oil For Your Practice: Quality

When choosing what hemp oil to use for your practice there are a few things to consider. First and foremost for me was finding the highest quality hemp oil. That meant choosing one that was grown sustainably and third-party tested. It would feel incongruent to support my yoga practice – one meant to bring balance to my life and ease to my body – with a product that didn’t keep the planet in mind. 

Additionally, there are a lot of hemp products out there that have been grown & processed without care which can result in low-quality hemp oil that at best doesn’t provide all the benefits I’m looking for and could potentially contain harmful chemicals or heavy metals. Again, not what I want to be introducing into my body while in pursuit of wellness!

Choosing The Right Hemp Oil For Your Practice: Full-Spectrum Is Best

My second focus was on making sure the hemp oil I was using was a full-spectrum hemp oil, as opposed to a CBD isolate. The benefits of hemp oil are so much more than the much-hyped cannabinoid CBD that is so often the focus of hemp products. Full-spectrum hemp oil made from the whole plant is rich in phytonutrients like flavenoids (the very same nutrients that make fruits and vegetables so good for you!) and over 100 different phytocannabinoids that work in harmony with each other to amplify the effects of each individual cannabinoid in a phenomena known as ‘True Entourage EffectTM.’

Choosing The Right Hemp Oil For Your Practice: Capsule, Tincture, or Salve?

I keep myself stocked up on a few different forms of hemp oil as I usually vary the form I take depending on what the day and what I’m looking to get from it. My go-to form is a tincture, as I like how quickly it absorbs into the body, and how easy it is to mix into coffee or smoothies. If I’m on the go, I’ll take a few capsules instead. I also love hemp oil salve for rubbing into sore muscles if I need a little extra help relieving a specific muscle group.

Conclusion

These days, yoga and hemp oil go hand in hand for me. Sometimes my primary reason for practicing is exercise, sometimes it’s stress relief, other times it is a social activity, or simply a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I always ask my body what it’s in the mood for, and which type of hemp oil product feels best for me in the moment.

As you move into integrating hemp oil into your practice (or your occasional yoga class, or as you start off a practice) you’ll find that there’s just the right combination for you – I like to take hemp oil before class but you may find that it’s better taken after class, or perhaps it’s more beneficial to you as a topical treatment instead of taken internally.

Just like yoga itself, it’s up to you to make it your own and to find the right way to achieve the greatest benefits. So ask your body what’s right for it, and make sure to check out all the different types of products that Synchronicity offers – tinctures, capsules, roll-ons, or salves.