Making candies is probably one of the most common thoughts, if not a dream, of people growing up (it was mine at least). And now you can make these CBD gummies from the comfort of your own home too! Read this article for a step by step process on how to make CBD gummies at home.
“Is it safe to make CBD gummies at home?” Well yes, it is. It does not require any machinery or some expensive or hard to get chemicals but first let us familiarise you with CBD first.
The CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is surely getting the spotlight these days and we are all in favor of it. Why? Well, why not? CBD has been known to act as an anti-depressant, painkiller, and stress reliever at its very core.
Ranging from oils to everyday food products, topicals, capsules and now even Gummies! Yes, one of the most renowned candies, gummies or also known as gummy bears, is now host to the CBD consumers.
The therapeutic benefits of CBD combined with the sweet image of gummies have given CBD the buzz it needed to break the stereotypical thoughts about CBD in the market place.
CBD: What Is It?
CBD or cannabidiol is derived from the hemp plant which is the non-psychoactive cousin of THC and is said to give no feeling of “being high”.
The reason behind that is simple. Marijuana has high amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that is responsible for making the consumer feel high. While CBD on the other hand is not psychoactive like THC thus doesn’t produce the high feeling upon consumption. This is why CBD Products are getting legalized in many countries across the globe.
CBD also works for pets. Give this a read if you’re a pet parent. CBD Treats for Cats
Are CBD Gummies the Way to Go?
Like all CBD products, CBD gummies also hold a special place in the industry. Consumers now have the option to consume CBD on the go without investing a chunk of their time.
Like seriously, how hard could it be to just eat a candy which might actually be beneficial? CBD gummies are considered good stress relievers or to be able to help in sleeping if you are facing some sleeping problems.
Can I Make CBD Gummies At Home?
As answered above, making CBD Gummies at home is entirely possible. With the help of a few ingredients and some equipment, this task is achievable.
Make CBD Gummies At Home: Ingredients
- 1 cup of tart Cherry Juice( or any other fruit juice except for papaya, kiwi, pineapple, mango or ginger roots as they don’t really form good gels and would not go with the recipe)
- 1-2 tbsp of Gelatin
- 2 tbsp of Raw Honey( to match the flavor of the tart cherry juice)
- 1-2mL CBD oil
- Silicone Molds(food graded)
- Gloves and goggles( for safety purposes)
- Dropper (to fill the gummy bear molds)
NOTE: The mentioned ingredients and recipe is for educational and informative purposes. Although verified but the consumer still must consult with their doctors before undergoing such act.
Make CBD Gummies At Home: Instructions
Here we have a step by step guide for you to make your very own CBD gummies. Make sure to wash your hands and the tools being used (a bit of an obvious one).
Pour the fruit juice in the pan and start heating it at a light temperature until it starts to gently bubble up.
Gelatin and Honey:
Add the gelatin and the honey in the simmering fruit juice.
A Nice Whisk:
Give it a nice whisk for about a minute to make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Now add about 1-2 mL CBD oil and start to whisk the mixture again.
Filling the molds:
Now carefully and gently, start filling the gummy molds with the mixture by using a dropper (In case of normal molds, you can simply pour them without the dropper).
We’re almost there. Just put the molds in the freezer for about 30-60 min and take em out.
CBD Gummies Time:
There you have it folks! Your very own homemade CBD gummies.
Can’t I Just Buy CBD Gummies?
Ahh the less exciting but probably the more sensible option. Just like many other CBD products, CBD gummies are also available across the market in different variety of flavors.
These might be a bit more expensive as compared to the homemade variants since companies usually charge a bit more, plus they have some additional chemicals in them that you might want to look at just in case if you personally don’t like them.
Why You Should Consider Buying CBD Gummies
When a product is bought from the market, it is usually backed up by some brand recognition and certification. Similarly in our case, if you buy CBD gummies from the market, you wouldn’t have to worry about the dosage issues or what ingredients to put or how to get just the right flavor.
It’s all written their on the product packaging. And you can also order as much as you need (under professional supervision and consultation).
Why You Should Consider Making CBD Gummies At Home
In the case of homemade CBD gummies, you have almost full control over the end product. It means that you can choose the flavor, ingredients, amount of ingredients you want (after consulting with the doctor).
Just like the variety of CBD products nowadays, the variety of consumer is also on par. Some consumers might be vegetarian and they might not like an ingredient in the market variant of CBD gummies.
Some maybe be avoiding sugar, although the amount of sugar in market available CBD gummies is low but still you have total control on the sugar levels too.
Things to Look Out for While Making CBD Gummies At Home
Even though gummies are a delight, in case of CBD gummies, there are certain things we need to look out for.
- Whether homemade or market bought CBD gummies, just keep in mind that there is a limit of dosage you should be taking. Consult your doctor or any other expert you know to keep your health in check.
- While making the molds, make sure to use the same size and shape for a single batch as if different sizes are used then the dosage will most probably be uneven throughout the gummies and you won’t be able to identify them.
- When buying from the market, make sure to look at the company’s ingredients or the dosage levels. It never hurt anyone to make sure what you’re going to use.