Learning how to make CBD honey is a lot easier then it seems. This beginner guide will teach you how to easily make infused honey at home with only two ingredients! Once you infuse honey with CBD, you get the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of cannabis added to it! Now there’s no excuse not to use this versatile cooking medium more often.
At the bottom of this article, we have made a potency calculator for the infused honey. We recommend that you calculate a dosage you like prior to making the recipe. This way you can adjust the amount of the ingredients used until you find a dosage that fits your preferences.
Here is What You’ll Need
To make CBD-infused honey, there are only two ingredients you will need. The main ingredient you won’t be able to purchase at the grocery store. That ingredient is CBD isolate. CBD isolate is simple to use and it’s very affordable. If you would like to purchase isolate or read more information on it, here is the company we have been using:
The only other ingredient you need is plain old honey! You will also need some equipment.
CBD Honey Potency Guide
We recommend that you calculate the potency of the CBD-infused honey prior to making it. You will need to know the potency of the honey if you want to calculate the potency of each recipe you make. Furthermore, if you know the potency of the honey, you will be able to precisely calculate how many mg of CBD are in each dosage/ portion you take.
Infusion Machines Make Edibles For You!
Decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, there are great infusion devices to make this process as easy and seamless as possible. Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that decarboxylate and infuse your butter, oils, and other ingredients for you. With just a few clicks you will have cannabis edibles at your disposal!
To calculate the potency of the honey, all you need to do is measure the amount of CBD isolate used in the infusion. The CBD isolate you purchase may have serving guidelines and instructions to do this. We recommend using a scale to measure the amount of CBD. CBD is measured in milligrams (mg), so if the scale reads 0.1g (grams) that is equivalent to 100mg.
Aim to use approximately 0.5 grams of isolate per cup of honey, which is equivalent to 500mg of CBD for every cup of honey. The potency calculator at the bottom of this article will help you calculate how much isolate and honey to use.
If you need a scale to measure the CBD isolate for the infusion, this is the scale we recommend: here is a link to the scale we use which can be purchased on Amazon!
CBD Honey Recipe
- Mixing Bowl
- Honey Jar or Airtight Container
- In a mixing bowl, add the honey.
- Add the CBD isolate to the honey and fold the honey until the CBD is fully incorporated. This should take around 5 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
How to Make CBD-Infused Honey With Cannabis
Another method of making CBD-infused honey is by using a strain of cannabis that is high in CBD. There are strains of cannabis that contain high levels of CBD with almost no THC. An example would be a strain with a 20:1 ratio of CBD to THC content.
If this is the method you are going to use, check out our cannabis-infused honey guide. All you need to do is follow the same directions in that recipe, but substitute a CBD strain of cannabis in the place of regular cannabis.
Caution: The cannabis may still contain THC. In most circumstances, these CBD strains still have some traces of THC in them. Therefore if you make the infusion using this method, your CBD-infused honey might still produce psychoactive effects. This is dependent on the amount of THC in the cannabis used.
The potency calculator below can help you calculate a dosage that fits your preferences! We recommend adjusting the calculator prior to making the infused honey until you find the potency like. This way you will know exactly how much honey and CBD isolate you need to make the infusion.
Once you have calculated the total milligrams of CBD per tablespoon of honey, you can use that to calculate the mg of CBD in each portion of any recipe you make. Ensure you divide the recipe into even-sized portions so the calculation is more accurate.
Ryan is a content manager at thecannaschool.ca who has a background in economics. Ryan specializes in making cannabis edibles at home but loves to write about all things cannabis!