EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT CBD ISOLATE
Posted by Edens Staff on 6/11/2019 to
WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE?
To explain it simply, Isolate is the purest form of cannabidiol. It comes in the form of a white crystalline powder made up exclusively of the chemical compound known as CBD, or cannabidiol. Many people who began their CBD investigations with various CBD-based oils have begun making the transition to CBD Isolate in order to achieve the most powerful form of supplementation available to consumers. And even better, CBD Isolate is often the cheapest form of CBD available to consumers!
This combination of affordability and versatility are what make CBD Isolate a game-changing product to both consumers and retailers alike. Its infinite potential and multitude of uses are what draw many to try CBD Isolate for the first time. However, first-time consumers are often confused about where or how, to begin with CBD Isolate.
WHAT IS THE CBD PROCESS?
All of Eden's Herbals hemp partnerships are with family owned and operated farms based right here in the beautiful United States of America. We partner with two farms in Colorado and one farm in Washington, which provide us with the most natural non-GMO Hemp plants available before CBD Isolation even begins.
Using these naturally grown non-GMO Hemp plants, our farms utilize CO2 extraction to pull out all of the raw CBD Hemp Oil within the plants. This extraction process is incredibly important, and it is often the step that separates the good CBD manufacturers from the bad. This extraction process is the preferred method compared to other more cost-effective methods which utilize powerful, and often dangerous, chemicals to conduct the extraction.
From there, the Oil then undergoes a variety of filtering processes to remove plant material, oil, waxes, and other unnecessary waste products. What we are eventually left with is a pure crystalline powder that includes only 99.9% Cannabidiol compounds, known more commonly as CBD Isolate.
The final step in this process is to ensure that all of our procedures and methods were conducted correctly and only the purest and most reliable CBD concentrate is produced. To do this, all of our CBD undergoes a variety of third-party lab tests conducted by one of the most prestigious Hemp testing laboratories available within the United States, Botanicor. To ensure the reliability of our CBD products, we do not conduct any of the tests ourselves. All of our tests are conducted by this third-party company to ensure results are unbiased and lab reports are posted to our website when we receive each new batch of CBD from our farms.
The third-party Certificate of Analysis testing includes both a potency test and a residual solvents test. The potency method analyzes 15 of the most common cannabinoids, including CBD. The tools and methods utilized are performed using Agilent HPLC-DAD instruments which include validated methods and a laboratory framework that is in line with FDA-compliant Pharma practices.
Health Warning: It is important to note that many non-reputable companies and bulk manufacturers from overseas are beginning to carry and sell CBD Isolate which contains extremely dangerous heavy metals and residual solvents (chemicals leftover during isolation) which can be detrimental to your health. It is incredibly important that you deal with a reputable company when looking to purchase CBD Isolate and always verify the CBD has a Certificate of Analysis which includes both a purity test and a residual solvents test such as the one posted here: Certificate of Analysis.
WHAT IS CBD LIKE?
CBD Isolate is an interesting thing. If you've ever had the pleasure of standing in the center of an Industrial Hemp field, the fragrance of the plants all around you is extremely prominent and profound. However, once Cannabidiol has undergone all of its purification processes, pure CBD Isolate is left with almost no noticeable scent. In fact, the powdered Isolate is both nearly scentless and nearly flavorless! This is one of the key factors which makes CBD Isolate such as versatile product, and one which can be used in an infinite number of applications from edible products, baking, and cooking, to topical products like lotions and lip balms. The possibilities for use are endless! Add to this the fact that CBD Isolate can be precisely measured to the exact milligram serving size for your do-it-yourself products and you will begin to see just why these little canisters of powder are taking the world by storm.
HOW TO TAKE CBD ISOLATE:
Now for the fun part You should already be seeing some of the amazing benefits of utilizing CBD Isolate as one of your go-to CBD products. As you begin to experiment more and more with Isolate you will begin to determine your favorite methods of use and below we have jump-started your research for you!
Make Your Own CBD Oil:
Keeping in mind that CBD Isolate is naturally fat soluble, we can begin to understand why so many varieties of CBD Oils are available on the Hemp market. CBD will naturally bind to fat content and CBD Isolate can be added to a variety of fat-based products such as butter, oil, ghee, etc. One of the most common methods of use for CBD Isolate is the Do-It-Yourself CBD Oil Tincture. Before you begin to make sure you grab yourself a gram or two of CBD Isolate.
To make your own oil, simply choose your preferred Oil (for this example we're using Avocado Oil). Using 2 Ounces (60ml) of Avocado oil, heat it slightly using a pot and stove (or a microwave if you're lazy like me). It is incredibly important to note that you do not want the oil to be boiling hot, you simply want to warm the oil. A few minutes on the stove or 45 seconds in the microwave should do just fine.
While the oil is still warm, sprinkle in your CBD Isolate (1 gram/1,000 mg). Using a whisk or similar stirring utensil, mix the solution until the CBD Isolate is fully dissolved. The Isolate may dissolve quicker or slower depending on which Oil you're using, but expect this to take about 10 minutes to fully dissolve.
By adding 1,000mg to 2 Ounces of Oil, you've essentially made a CBD Oil Mixture where the equivalent of a 1ml (20 drops) serving is equal to 16.5mg of CBD. As a final touch, you may wish to add a flavoring of your choice. Oil based flavorings are best and something in the Mint/Peppermint family will help mask the oily texture, should you wish to do so. Now you've made yourself an extra strength CBD Oil which won't break the bank and can be customized to your liking! Enjoy.
Make Your Own CBD Baking Recipes:
Think about your favorite cupcake or brownie recipe. Now imagine the same recipe with CBD binding to the butter. There you have it, a CBD Baking Recipe. CBD Isolate can be worked into all of your favorite baking recipes, and it's really simple! Let's take a look at one of my personal favorites, CBD Pistachio Cake!
FOR THE CAKE:
- 1 box vanilla, white or yellow cake mix
- 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pistachio pudding
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup milk
- green food coloring (optional)
FOR THE FROSTING:
- 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pistachio pudding
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 (8oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
- green food coloring (optional)
- 500 mg CBD Isolate
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine dry cake mix with dry instant pistachio pudding.
- Mix those together until combined. Then add in eggs, oil, and milk.
- Stir just until combined.
- Stir in about 6 to 8 drops of green food coloring until fully incorporated.
- Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
- If you insert a toothpick into it, it should come out clean when done.
- Allow cake to cool completely before making the frosting.
- To make the frosting, put instant pistachio pudding mix into a mixing bowl.
- Add in 1/2 cup cold milk and CBD Isolate. Stir until combined.
- Now stir in your thawed whipped topping.
- Once again, I put in a few drops of green food coloring to really bring out that green color. About 5 drops or so. Spread frosting onto the cooled cake.
- Slice and serve. If you like, sprinkle with some crushed pistachios.
Make Your Own CBD Topical:
Super simple! First, make yourself a CBD Oil by combining your CBD Isolate with warm Oil (Avocado Oil for example!). Once you have yourself a dissolved Oil solution, you'll want to take your favorite lotion base or beeswax base and mix the oil thoroughly! Before letting the product fully solidify, don't forget to add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the mix for a great fragrance. Personal favorites include rosemary, tea tree, and citrus essential oils. Let the lotion or beeswax base solidify in a sealable container. Once cool to the touch, use the topical treatment as you would a similar balm or lotion. Before too long you've made yourself a cost-effective CBD Topical you can use at home for all those nagging aches and pains!
Make Your Own CBD Sweetener:
By now you've figured out that CBD Isolate doesn't bind well in water-based products. Typically, fat-based products are used to make the Isolate soluble. However, there is one great trick that we've picked up over the years for making your own Sweetener which can then be added to your favorite Coffees or Teas!
This trick calls for a Double Boiler, a special type of pot which won't apply direct heat to your sweetener. A cheap double boiler can be purchased at one of those big box stores that carry pots and pans, or online at your favorite marketplace.
Using a Double Boiler, pour either Honey or Agave Nectar into your pot. While it is heating up, begin mixing your CBD Isolate into the sweetener and mixing it very thoroughly with a whisk or similar utensil. It is very important not to over-heat or apply direct heat to the sweetener! Once fully dissolved your CBD Sweetener can be used in your favorite coffees and teas or used in Oatmeal or Granola as a great breakfast kick!
Take CBD Isolate Directly:
If all of the options above just sound like too much work, don't worry, CBD Isolate can be consumed directly on its own! You may want to purchase yourself a Mili-gram scale in order to precisely measure your powder to precise serving size. Once the powder is measured out, you can simply swallow the powder down with a glass of water as a chaser, or even sprinkle the powder onto a piece of Gum or hard candy before placing in your mouth. This is the easiest and most straight forward way to take CBD Isolate and because the powder is nearly flavorless, you can consume it directly with ease.
Now that I've shared all of my secrets with you, I highly recommend you jump over to the Eden's Herbals store and pick yourself up a gram of CBD Isolate. Not only is it the purest form of CBD you can get, but the versatility of the product makes experimenting a fun Do-It-Yourself activity! From DIY Oils and Topicals to fun CBD Baking recipes, the possibilities are endless!
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