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Ever since CBD exploded onto the scene, CBD-infused gummies have been one of the most popular methods of consumption. Not only do they offer a discreet and convenient way of dosing, but the effects are also longer-lasting and they’re delicious!

However, taking your daily dose of CBD in gummy form can work out to be a little more expensive than using CBD oil or flower, so today we’re going to teach you how to make CBD gummies at home, as well as give you some tips on dosing.

  • Dosing CBD Gummies
  • Standard Recipe
  • Vegan Recipe
  • Jello Recipe
  • Tips & Tricks

How to make CBD gummies

Although you can make CBD edibles with flower, it’s much easier and quicker to make CBD gummies using full-spectrum CBD oil.

It’s easier to get consistent dosing when you’re using oil as it mixes through your recipe more evenly and it’s quicker because there’s no decarboxylation needed.

When you know how to make CBD oil gummies for yourself, you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of money. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to control the type and quality of ingredients used, choose your favorite flavors, and make them according to your own personalized dose.

Before we get started, we have some advice on how to work out your dosing, or feel free to scroll straight down to the recipe.

Make CBD gummies

CBD gummies dosing

The first thing you need to do is decide how strong you want your gummies to be. If you know that you usually like to take 25mg of CBD, do you want to take that whole dose in one gummy, or would you prefer a bit more flexibility?

Making 10mg gummies may be most convenient so that you can choose whether to take one, two, or three, depending on how you feel.

Once you’ve decided on how strong you want them to be, you need to work out how many gummies you can make in each batch.

The recipe we’ve shared below makes us 30 gummy bears per batch (two trays of 15), but you will probably end up with a different number depending on the size of your gummy molds.

We highly recommend that you make this recipe without CBD first. That way you can see how many gummies you’re going to end up with and work out the dosage from there.

You should also make sure that you’re using a silicone mold that will produce uniformly sized gummies, otherwise, you’ll need to add your CBD oil to each gummy individually to ensure consistent dosing.

Pro tip: Stronger gummies (25-50mg CBD) tend to make you feel sleepy while less potent gummies (10-15mg CBD) give you a nice sense of calm and relaxation without making you sleepy. So plan your recipe based on when you plan to eat the CBD gummies and what effect you want.

How long does it take for CBD gummies to hit you?

You’ll find that most gummies hit in 20-45 minutes. Don’t chew and swallow the CBD gummies too quickly. The CBD enters your blood stream much quicker through the blood vessels under your tongue than through your digestive system so let the gummy work its magic before you swallow it.

How long do CBD gummies last?

Using our method the homemade gummies last for 10 days to a week (likely a bit longer to be honest). When you purchase CBD gummies or Sleep gummies from a manufacturer they last significantly longer.

Our CBD dosage calculations

We want to make 25mg CBD gummies x 30 gummies

= we need 750mg of CBD

We used our Green Unicorn Farms 3000mg CBD oil, which comes in a 60ml bottle, so we needed just 15ml (15 x 1ml droppers) as each full dropper contains 50mg of CBD.

This works out at just $1 per 25mg gummy serving!

Ideally, you too should use a potent, high-quality, full-spectrum oil, like the one we have available here. Less potent oils and tinctures will require a lot more liquid which can lead to problems with the gummies setting.

Read more about what full-spectrum CBD is here.

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CBD gummies recipe

We like to keep our CBD gummies as healthy as possible, so our favorite recipe uses all-natural ingredients.

All you need is juice, gelatin, honey, and CBD. We’ve also supplied an alternative vegan recipe for those that prefer animal-free products and if you want to experiment with texture then you can also learn how to make CBD gummies with jello in a third recipe for you to try below.

Ingredients – CBD Gummies

  • 1 x cup of 100% fruit juice (or try blending fresh fruit)
  • 2 x tbsp of gelatin
  • 2 x tbsp of honey
  • Your personalized amount of CBD oil

Ingredients – Vegan CBD Gummies 

  • 1 x cup of 100% fruit juice (or try blending fresh fruit)
  • 2 x tbsp of agar powder or 3 tbsp of vegan gel
  • 2 x tbsp of maple syrup or any other natural sweetener
  • Your personalized amount of CBD oil

Method

  1. In a pan, gently heat the fruit juice on a medium-low heat until it’s simmering
  2. Add the gelatin (or agar/vegan gel) and your sweetener and stir until it’s completely dissolved
  3. Take the gummy mixture off the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes
  4. Add your CBD oil and stir thoroughly
  5. Transfer to a jug to make it easier to pour and then pour the mixture into the gummy molds
  6. Place your molds into the fridge or freezer and leave them to set
  7. Once the gummies are firm, carefully remove them from the molds and place them in a ziplock bag or airtight container in the fridge for storage (up to 10 days)

Alternative CBD gummies recipe

We love the recipe above, but if you want your gummies to be more… gummy gummies, then you can try this recipe using jello instead.

Ingredients – CBD Gummies with Jello

  • 1 x 3oz package of jello
  • 1 x tbsp of gelatin
  • ½ x cup of water
  • Your personalized amount of CBD oil

Method

  1. Gently heat the water, jello, and gelatin together, until everything has dissolved
  2. Follow the rest of the method above from number three

You can also use a CBD oil with added Melatonin to get a great sleep gummy with very sedating and sleep promoting effects.

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Yummy gummy tips

Now you know how to make CBD gummies with CBD oil, you just have to decide which flavor you’re going to make first. Here are some great tips on flavor selection, storage, and more, to make your gummy making even more successful.

  • When choosing flavors, it’s worth noting that some foods have enzymes that break down gelatin, which means they won’t work with this recipe. We recommend avoiding flavors such as fig, ginger, guava, kiwi, papaya, and pineapple, for this reason
  • Add a couple of drops of lemon juice to your gummy recipe to make them last longer as citric acid is a natural preservative
  • Increase gummy firmness by air-drying your gummies for 24hrs before storing
  • If you don’t mind artificial ingredients then feel free to add a drop or two of flavor or color for more flavorful or colorful treats
  • Slip a baking sheet underneath your floppy silicone mold to make it easier to transfer to the fridge or freezer

Enjoy your yummy homemade gummies!

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