Our process starts with growing certified organic non-gmo hemp until the plant reaches maturity. It is then it’s harvested and goes through the extraction process which separates the cannabinoids, terpenes, trichomes, flavonoids, and other chemicals from the plant matter. Our Isolate is made through CO2 extraction because it is non-toxic and non-flammable. CO2 extraction is the preferred method over chemical solvents like butane, hexane, and acetone, which can linger in the extracted oil if not purged correctly, rendering the oil toxic.
At the end of the extraction process, you’re left with a cannabis concentrate. Depending on the form in which you choose to keep the concentrate (e.g., solid, semi-solid, liquid), you can then make things like shatter, wax, oil, etc. But to make CBD isolate, you’ll need to refine the concentrate a little bit more with a process called winterization.
Winterization is just a fancy science term for cooling down a chemical substance in order to remove impurities. So, in the case of CBD isolate, winterization removes excess waxes, as well as the terpenes, trichomes, and flavonoids.
As simple as the extraction and refining processes sound, they’re really not. Certain extraction methods can be done at home, but winterization is a bit more complicated than just storing your cannabis concentrate in the freezer for a few days. If you’re interested in trying CBD isolate for yourself, we highly recommend purchasing it rather than attempting to make it yourself.