CBD crystals are the highest-grade CBD isolates available on the market today. Because they are a very pure and effective way of ensuring you get a potent dose of CBD, though many people don’t know how to use them once they have been purchased. Here, we shed light on the most efficient ways to enjoy them.
What Are CBD Crystals?
CBD crystals are isolated and purified extractions of the cannabis compound. Normally, hemp and other cannabis-based extracts contain at least trace amounts of other plant molecules.
This includes other cannabinoids related to CBD as well as aroma molecules called terpenes. Terpenes are responsible for the distinct aromas cannabis and hemp plants provide.
As an isolate, CBD crystals are created after the cannabinoid has been separated from these other compounds. This is CBD in its purest form.
Typically, CBD crystals contain between 98 and 99 percent isolated CBD. Similar products have been created using the primary psychoactive in the cannabis plant, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
There are several benefits to using CBD crystals. Since these crystals contain only CBD and virtually nothing else, they are very easy to dose. In fact, you can dose this purified form of CBD simply by weight.
For example, using a kitchen scale, you can measure out 10 milligrams of CBD crystals. This ensures that you are getting exactly 10 milligrams of the compound with no added fillers or impurities that may change the effects of the product.
How To Use CBD Crystals?
Mix with E-Liquid
Vaping is one of the most convenient ways to consume your CBD crystals. Discreet and portable, you can inhale them almost anywhere without anyone assuming it is anything other than a normal e-liquid. Mix up to 200mg of crystals per 10ml of liquid into your eliquid – they blend well if you aim for a 70/30 PG to VG ratio. Next, heat the PG and VG to around 60 degrees Celsius then add the required amount of CBD crystals and shake until they are completely dissolved. A quick and immediate way to enjoy your CBD crystals.
Mix with a carrier oil
Making your own oil tinctures is one of the most economical and popular ways of enjoying CBD crystals. It’s easy to do and allows you to set the desired concentration. For best results, use olive, coconut or hemp seed oils. For a standard potency of 10 per cent, simply mix one gram (1000mg) of your crystals into 10ml of your preferred oil. Then seal the tincture and put it into a hot water bath at around 50 to 60 degrees Celsius for up to 10 minutes. This will encourage the crystals to blend with the oil so that it is ready for use. We suggest making a batch of them at once so they’re ready when you want them.
Baking with Crystals for edibles
Baking is one of the easiest ways to use your CBD crystals – and you don’t need to be a master baker, either! Simply melt your butter in a pan on the lowest possible heat then added the desired amount of crystals. Stir slowly for five minutes until the crystals have dissolved. Your CBD butter will now be ready to use in any recipe that requires – it’s great in chocolate brownies!
Recommended for advanced users, dabbing is the process of heating a tiny amount of crystals by applying it to the heated nail found on a dedicated dab rig. Much like smoking, the CBD is inhaled directly through the mouth, the heat working to vapourise the crystals. Not only does this technique enable you to fine-tune the dosage to suit your tastes, but it is one of the quickest ways to enjoy the benefits of CBD, too. Please note, however, that beginner users are advised to start small and increase their dosage over time.