How to make DIY- CBD honey sticks

Published Jul 20, 2019 01:24 p.m. ET
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Whether you are looking for an easy way to prepare your dose of cannabidiol in advance, or are seeking a unique idea for gift giving, these CBD edibles are perfect. CBD honey is delicious on its own but can also be added to your favorite hot or cold beverages, baked goods, and even dinner dishes. Any recipe that calls for honey, and even those that don’t can be easily made into CBD edibles with a small amount of this cannabinoid infused goodness added at just the right time. The options for creating new and exciting CBD edibles are endless when you have some infused honey on hand, so let’s get started in showing you how to make your own CBD honey sticks at a fraction of the inflated retail prices.

CBD honey sticks recipe

These honey sticks are perfect for measuring out individual doses that are super easy to grab on the go. If you are unable to purchase the tiny storage containers, then you can use any liquid proof container instead. Just be careful, as plastic products will not heat well, and may leach into the CBD honey if they are filled while the liquid is still hot.

Ingredients

  • 500mg of CBD oil (or CBD isolate)
  • 24 ounces of organic honey
  • water

Tools

  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 thermometer
  • 1 glass measuring cup
  • 1 metal stirring tool

Instructions

  1. Place the measuring cup into the saucepan and fill the pan approximately ¾ of the way full of water to create a double boiler.
  2. Add the CBD oil to the measuring cup and turn the burner on to medium heat.
  3. Use the thermometer to determine when the liquid has reached just under 95 Fahrenheit.
  4. Now you can pour the honey into the measuring cup and allow the water to reach 95 Fahrenheit exactly. You will need to maintain this temperature for the next 30 minutes while the infusion takes place. Stir the mixture frequently during this time.
  5. After half an hour, you can remove the saucepan from the burner, and set the honey in a safe place to cool.
  6. Once cooled to a safe handling temperature, you can pour the CBD honey into storage containers to pack away for later.

Storage tip

It is important to remember that though the liquids appear to have thoroughly combined, they will begin to separate over time. When this occurs, you will need to stir the mixture to ensure the dosage and texture returns to normal before using it. CBD honey can be kept in a kitchen cupboard for approximately one month before the cannabinoids will begin to degrade, so try not to make too large of a batch in advance, or some of it might go to waste.

Where to buy CBD oil

If you aren’t sure where to get high-quality CBD oil from then, it is a good idea to research companies that are regulated and trusted in the industry. Here are three good online sources for quality CBD products in Canada.

CBD oil Canada: https://cbd-oil-canada.ca
Ontario Cannabis Store: https://ocs.ca
CannTrust: https://canntrust.ca

Storage ideas

When you find CBD honey sticks in dispensaries, you will likely notice that they come in what appears to be a long plastic straw. This packaging is seldom reusable and incredibly challenging to replicate safely at home. Though it is possible to heat the ends of thick plastic straw, it is impossible to guarantee that they won’t leak in storage. This is why it’s a good idea to consider reusable “stick” options. To help you out, included are a few of the most popular options alongside the links to where you can purchase each one.

Plastic candy tubes
These hard-plastic tubes are a cheap solution for gift giving and can be sterilized and reused, but they cannot be heated much without melting.
Cost: $2 each

Where to purchase: https://m.ca.dhgate.com/product/new-30ml-30cc-30g-1oz-empty-black-plastic/464799455.html#s1-2-1;ca

Soft, squeezable tubes
Cost: $23 for 20

Where to purchase: These soft tubes are meant for makeup products but work perfectly for these CBD honey sticks. They hold the perfect dose and are easy to empty with a little bit of pressure.

www.canadabeautysupply.ca/20pcs-10ml-15ml-30ml-50ml-clear-empty-refillable-plastic-soft-tubes-bottle-packing-sample-container-for-shampoo-cleanser-shower-gel-body-lotion-50ml/

Small glass jars
These tiny glass jars are perfect for this recipe and can be used and reused for years before they begin to break down. They can tolerate being boiled for sterilization, and each one holds the perfect amount of CBD honey to bring on the go.
Cost: $22 for 24

Where to purchase: htps://www.amazon.ca/Glass-Bottles-Aluminum-Wishing-Bottle/dp/B078Y3KJHL

Honey flavored marijuana strains

Though this is a CBD honey guide, if you enjoy the effects of THC already, then you might want to consider using some honey flavored cannabis strains as a base for your oil infusion along with the addition of CBD oil. Here are ten to help get you started.

1. Panama Red
2. Fortune Cookies
3. Moonshine Haze
4. Honey Bananas
5. Thor’s Hammer
6. Platinum Wreck
7. Tiger’s Milk
8. The Void
9. Super Sweet
10. Chocolate Thunder

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