How is CBD Oil Made?

In recent years CBD oil has become one of the most popular nutritional supplements in the United Kingdom. Whilst the jury is still out on CBD, early scientific studies suggest CBD may be able to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, improve sleep, and reduce anxiety. Although popular amongst loyal supporters, large numbers of consumers are still dubious about CBD oil due to its obvious associations with cannabis and the novelty of CBD.

A big part of the concern is that people don’t know what CBD oil is or how it’s made. On this page we’ll explore how CBD oil is made in more detail, hopefully putting some of those concerns to bed.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is a nutritional supplement made from 2 ingredients: a cannabidiol (CBD) extract and a carrier oil.

What is CBD?

‘CBD’, otherwise know, as cannabidiol is a natural occurring compound found within cannabis plants. When ingested CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, producing a range of beneficial health effects. To learn more about CBD including how it works in the body and the benefits of CBD supplementation, check out our CBD hub-page.

How is CBD Oil Made?

CBD oil is made by blending a CBD extract with a carrier oil, which is where it gets the name CBD oil from. Due to CBD being a naturally sticky and fat-soluble substance, it must be dissolved into an oil to get a desired strength, concentration and consistency. Various types of CBD extracts and carrier oils may be used, which is one way CBD brands differentiate from one another. One company may choose to blend a CBD isolate with olive oil, whereas another company may choose to blend a CBD distillate with hempseed oil. There are pros and cons to the various extract an oil combindations. Cannubu’s CBD oil is made using a CBD distillate and hempseed oil, with both ingredients coming from the cannabis plant.  

To learn more about the various types of CBD extracts and carrier oils, visit our ‘how CBD is made’ page which covers everything you need to know about CBD production.

The production process for CBD oil is simple. The CBD extract and carrier oil are poured into a large mixer and mixed until the CBD is evenly dissolved into the carrier oil. A small amount of heat can be applied to aid the mixing process. This is useful when mixing higher strength CBD oils, such as our 1500mg CBD oil.

After mixing, the CBD oil is dispensed into a dropper bottle and voila, you have a finished bottle of CBD oil.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is CBD?


Cannabidiol, often abbreviated to ‘CBD’ is a naturally occurring compound found within the cannabis plant.

It belongs to a family of compounds known as the phytocannabinoids, of which hundreds have been identified to date. You are probably most familiar with the controlled phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, often abbreviated to ‘THC’.

What Are CBD Capsules Used For?


CBD capsules are being used by millions of people worldwide in order to improve their wellbeing.

CBD capsules can be used for:


  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Sleep
  • Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

To learn more about what CBD can be used for visit our blog.

What CBD Capsules Made From?


CBD capsules are made using 3 ingredients:


  • A high CBD cannabis sativa extract (usually industrial hemp)
  • A carrier oil such as hempseed or MCT oil
  • A soft gel capsule

Are CBD Capules Safe?


In a recent report the World Health Organization stated “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.

'Any reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications'.

Although such statements from the WHO and results from scientific studies show CBD is indeed safe, further toxicology studies are currently being conducted worldwide to obtain a more concrete understanding of cannabidiol's safety profile. This is completely normal for new products entering the market and you should not be alarmed. In the meantime, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency has recommended people do not exceed more than 70mg of CBD per day.

Pregnant/breastfeeding women and people under the age of 18 should avoid CBD supplementation.

Are CBD Capsules Legal?


CBD Capsules are 100% in the United Kingdom

In order for CBD products created using Cannabis Sativa L. (industrial hemp) to be considered legal, the illegal cannabinoids must stay below the level laid out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Providing that CBD products meet these criteria; they are completely legal in the United Kingdom. Similar laws and regulations apply across Europe, albeit governed by EU and country specific laws.

Do CBD Capsules Get You High?

  • CBD capsules will not get you high whatsoever.

  • It is normal to have concerns though, seeing as CBD comes from cannabis. In a recent report the World Health Organization stated, ‘there is no substantive evidence to suggest that CBD is likely to cause THC like psychoactive effects.’ 

Is CBD A Drug?


CBD is not a drug and is not listed as a narcotic under the United Kingdom’s Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

It is not a drug in Europe either, despite some attempts to classify it as such. This was ruled upon in 2020 by the European Court of Justice in a landmark case known as the ‘Kanavape Case’.