How to Make CBD Oil Capsules?
If you enjoy whipping up a little bit of homeopathy in the kitchen, you might be interested in learning how to make homemade capsules using a CBD pills recipe. First, it’s important to know that preparing DIY capsules can be challenging. However, it can be an interesting experience if you’re truly curious about how to make CBD capsules at home. Take a look at how to make CBD pills from scratch.
What Are CBD Oil Capsules?
Unlike “loose” CBD oil that comes straight from a tincture, a CBD capsule comes in a “pill” form that you swallow. That means you’re getting a pre-measured, predictable CBD dosage in every capsule. This is a very easy way to take CBD without dealing with any flavors or tastes. You also don’t have to worry about consuming any sugars or extra calories the way you do when you take CBD edibles.
Why Make DIY CBD Capsules?
The biggest benefit of making CBD capsules at home is that you get to control what goes into your capsules! You can create custom dosages that fit your needs. Many people find that purchasing their own CBD to make capsules is a very cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of CBD.
How to Make CBD Capsules?
When making capsules at home, you can actually choose between CBD oil and CBD isolate powder as your capsule filler. Keep in mind that CBD isolate is considered the most potent form of CBD because it is a plant-only product that doesn’t contain all of the natural chemicals that you get with full-spectrum and broad-spectrum oils.
CBD Capsule Recipes
Super-Simple CBD Capsule Recipe With CBD Oil: Tropical Bliss Coconut Oil Pills
Using his recipe, you can easily make up to 30 capsules with any dose you want. These CBD oil pills are customizable! This is an easy, fast recipe with very pure ingredients!
- Capsule holder.
- Double boiler.
- Size 00 clear empty gelatin capsules.
- 900 milligrams of CBD oil in total for 30 milligrams per capsule. This dosage can be altered to fit your needs.
- 23 milliliters of high-quality coconut oil.
- Using your double boiler, warm your coconut oil to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, stir in your CBD oil from your tincture.
- You can now turn the heat to the low setting. Allow it to stay there for about 20 minutes before removing the boiler from the heat. Give the mixture some time to cool to around room temperature.
- Here’s how to fill gelatin capsules with oil. Make the process easier for yourself by separating the tops and bottoms of your capsules ahead of time. Steady the bottoms in a capsule holder.
- Finally, it’s time to suck up roughly 76 milliliters of oil into the syringe for each capsule. Replace the caps securely once all of the capsules have been filled.
Here is the selection of 900 mg CBD oils you can choose and purchase at CBD.market:
How to Make Your Own Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil Capsules
If you’re looking for an effective and efficient way to orally dose your cannabinoids in a manner that’s free of unwanted calories and unnecessary ingredients, then cannabis capsules may just be your answer. Canna caps, as they are often referred to, have become a staple across the cannabis industry as they offer a safe and effective oral delivery method that can be easily dosed and optimally metabolized. Most dispensaries carry some variation of the canna cap, and depending on where you purchase them, they may differ in their potency and ingredients.
Cannabis-infused capsules are also a perfect DIY project for anybody looking for a safe, inexpensive, and relatively simple at-home infusion. The required materials can be procured inexpensively, either online or at your local health food and/or drug store. This at-home project takes just a few hours and can be accomplished several different ways, depending on what ingredients and equipment are available to you.
Our recipe utilizes an infusion derived from coconut oil and soy lecithin. Combined, these two act as a terrific metabolizing agent for the cannabinoids as they pass through our digestive systems, enabling us to get more bang for our buck when dosing orally.
Keep in mind that dosing will vary considerably depending on a number of factors, such as the potency of your starting material and the ratio of the ingredients used. There is no standard ratio, but you can use our ratio(s) as a rough guideline and experiment to find what is right for you. The only way to fully know how potent your capsules are is to take them to a lab for testing, so don’t be afraid to use this option if it is available to you.
Ingredients and Materials Required for Cannabis Capsules
- 7-14 grams of cannabis (ground flowers are preferred for this recipe, though you can use kief and/or ground trim if you desire)
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of organic extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp soy lecithin
- Oven or slow cooker
- 45 to 50 empty gelatin capsules (preferably size 00)
- Capsule Filling machine
- Syringe: 10mm oral irrigators with tapered deep reach tips
- 1 cooking pot with lid
- 1 glass bowl
- 1 baking tray
- 1 sheet of parchment paper
- 1 piece of cheese cloth
- 1 small bowl
- 1 rubber band
- 1 spatula
STEP 1: DECARBOXYLATION
Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your material by grinding it finely with your grinder and spreading the grounds across a sheet of parchment paper that has been placed over a baking tray. Ovens tend to fluctuate in temperature, so it’s important to note that you do not want the oven hotter than 250 degrees. Any hotter and you begin to risk cooking off valuable cannabinoids. The material will need to bake for about 30-45 minutes before you can achieve a proper decarboxylation, though you can continue this process for longer if you prefer. Once finished, pull the tray from the oven and proceed to step 2.
If you plan on using your oven for the remainder of the process, keep the temperature at 220 degrees.
STEP 2: INFUSION
1. OVEN- Begin by filling your cooking pot 3/4 of the way full with water and bringing it to a soft boil. Add your coconut oil and soy lecithin to your glass cooking bowl and place it within the rim of your cooking pot so that the bowl sits about 1-2 inches above the soft boiling water. After several minutes, your coconut oil and soy lecithin will melt down and you can add your finely ground and decarboxylated cannabis. Mix the material together until everything is homogenous. Empty the hot water out of your cooking pot and then add the oil mixture. Place the pot back in the oven (still at 220 degrees) for an additional 30-45 minutes. Check in a few times to stir, if necessary. You may cook the mix for longer if desired. This may affect the potency of your end product because it will allow for a further degradation of THC to CBN, a conversion known to add a more sedating effect to your finished capsule.
2.SLOW COOKER- Add your decarboxylated starting material, coconut oil, and soy lecithin to your slow cooker and turn the unit to LOW HEAT. Allow the material to cook for 2 hours (longer if desired) to achieve as proper decarboxylation, stirring several times per hour. Slow cookers tend to cook around 200 degrees on the low setting, so make sure you check beforehand to get a better estimate of how much time you will need.
STEP 3: FILLING CAPS
While your oil is finishing in the oven, prepare the size 00 empty gelatin capsules and capsule filling machine by following the instructions on the package. These devices are designed to make capsule filling a much easier, more streamlined process, though the machine is not required — you can always poke some holes in a cardboard box with a pen to help hold the capsules in place while you fill them. (In my opinion, the small amount you will pay for the machine is worth the convenience.)
Now take your cheese cloth and secure it over the rim of your small bowl using the rubber band. When the oil is finally finished, remove it from the oven and strain the oil through your cheese cloth and into the small bowl, catching the unnecessary particulates along the way. Afterwards, be sure to let the oil cool to a temperature less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit before proceeding with filling your syringe. Gelatin capsules tend to melt over 100 degrees, so make sure that your oil is as cool as you can get it before letting it solidify.
Once the oil has cooled to your desired temperature, it’s time to fill the syringe. Do so by following your syringe’s instructions, and make sure the oil remains warm enough to stay liquid. Use the syringe’s tapered deep reach tip to feed the oil into the gelatin capsules, one at a time, until you run out of oil; repeat this process accordingly. Once finished, use the instructions on your filling machine to close each capsule. During this process, you may find that you have over filled a few caps. Use a hand towels or tissue to wipe the remaining residue. The finished caps can be store in a cool, dark place (like a refrigerator) until you are ready to use them. If done properly, this recipe will produce around 45-50 capsules (this amount is only an estimate and will depend on the ratios of starting material and oil you used).
Dosing will depend on 3 variables:
- Potency of starting material
- Ratio of oil to starting material
The easiest and most accurate way to test the strength of your caps is to take them to a lab for testing. If you’re looking for a rough estimate of how strong your caps are, take the potency of your starting material and convert it to milligrams. Once you have this figure, divide it by the net weight of your final yield and shave off 10% or so to account for decarboxylation. This should land you in the ball park of how potent your whole batch will be. Take this figure and divide it once more by the number of capsules you filled and that will leave you will an estimate to work with.
Empty pill capsules are one of those products most people don’t think about, even though we all use them at some point or another. Some people even use them every single day, multiple times a day! But for those of us in the cannabis packaging industry, and for you in the cannabis or medicinal manufacturing industry, empty capsules are something we spend a lot of time thinking about and carefully choosing.
The reason most people don’t even think about the capsules they pop is because of the convenience and dosing precision they provide to consumers. Most gel capsules are filled with either a liquid or powder medication, which can be incredibly tricky, time-consuming, and messy to dose, especially if you take those meds on a daily basis. Pill capsules have increasingly made those issues obsolete as more and more cannabis oils, powders, and other non-cannabis medications are housed in empty capsules. Just think about cough medicine, for instance – you can still get it in a bottle with a little plastic measuring cup, but you can also get it in a convenient pill capsule form that makes the entire process easier for everyone.
One other thing that’s been changing in recent years is the classic gelatin capsule. Gelatin capsules are not vegan, which is a quality that many consumers are seeking out today. For that reason, we make empty vegetable capsules that work for all kinds of dietary restrictions and choices. That being said, gelatin does have various benefits, namely for the cartilage in our joints, and some people prefer to stick with the classic gelatin capsules we’ve all known for decades.
Let’s get to it and dive into all the details on our empty capsule sizes and varieties. Although there are only two, there’s a lot to go over here!
What Are Pill Capsules?
Empty pill capsules, or empty medicine capsules, are typically made from gelatin. Gelatin is an animal byproduct that’s used across the food, beauty, and medical industries. However, as times and people’s interests have changed, many are moving away from gelatin-based pill packaging supplies in favor of veggie pill capsules. But whichever material you choose, both are fantastic and convenient options for housing many different kinds of cannabis and non-cannabis medication.
Gelatin capsules, especially small gelatin capsules, are generally much easier to swallow than compact powder pills. The smooth, literally gelatinous texture easily glides down consumers’ throats with the help of a sip of water. Compact powder pills, even when taken with water, can sometimes stick to your throat. And film-coated pills – you know, like the reddish brown round ones – can often leave a sickly sweet taste in your mouth, especially if they have a chance to dissolve a bit on your tongue.
Gel capsules and veggie capsules offer a solution to both of these issues. But they also offer several other advantages. Empty gel capsules can be filled with liquid medication and are often designed to release the medication quickly so that it takes effect sooner for the consumer. Plus, they typically have little to no flavor, which is a big thing for many consumers. Having to take medication is annoying enough and the person taking it is likely already in some sort of pain or discomfort. Adding a gross, often overly sweet flavor into the mix is just the cherry on top of a bad day and bad feeling, but gel capsules and veggie capsules can help make everything a little bit nicer.
What Types of Empty Capsules Are Available?
We make two varieties of empty pill capsules from two different pill casing material types: gelatin and vegetable. Our clear vegetable capsules are incredibly popular because, since they contain no animal byproducts, they work for all kinds of consumers who may choose to or need to avoid those types of ingredients. When you choose empty veggie capsules to house your medication or product, you make it available to everyone and can market as being vegan (depending on what you put inside the empty capsules, of course).
But our empty gel capsules are also quite popular because gel capsules have been widely used for decades at this point. In fact, gelatin is used across many different industries, although it’s mainly used in the food and medical industries. Gelatin is found in gum, candy, jello, some types of mints, marshmallows, and more. In the medical industry, you’ll find that gel capsules are incredibly common. You can even find gelatin capsules that are filled with glucosamine- a natural compound found in cartilage that is a component of gelatin. Most glucosamine for supplemental use is generally made in a lab, though.
The empty vegetable capsules are size 00 capsules, which have a volume of approximately 0.95mL. The empty gel capsules are size 0 capsules, which have a volume of approximately 0.63mL. Both of our pill capsule options are clear capsules that allow consumers to see the contents within. On that note, let’s move to the next section and discuss what types of products go into our empty gel capsules and empty vegetable capsules.
What Types Of Cannabis Products Are Placed In Empty Pill Capsules?
Empty pill casings can be filled with numerous different cannabis and non-cannabis medications. We’re going to focus on the cannabis medications for now, though – we are a cannabis packaging company, after all!
As we mentioned, empty capsules are such a popular choice because they can be filled with either liquid or powdered medication. But when we say liquid, we also mean higher viscosity liquids that are sort of like gels themselves. Let’s take a look at a few examples of cannabis products and/or medications that can go inside our empty gel capsules for liquid, powdered, and high viscosity contents.
CBD or THC Isolate – Powder
CBD and THC isolates are two of the purest forms of cannabis concentrates. They’ve been extracted and treated in a way that removes all other cannabinoids, leaving behind a powdered, crystalline, concentrated medication. Because of isolate’s high potency, it’s often mixed with another healthy powder (many companies use coconut powder for its health benefits) to balance the potency and create perfectly dosed capsules for their consumers.
CBD or THC Oil Capsules – Liquid
CBD oil is an incredibly popular natural and therapeutic product for many reasons, and CBD oil capsules make correctly dosing it very easy for consumers. Because they’re non-psychoactive (won’t get you “high” like THC capsules), CBD capsules can be taken by a wide range of consumers at all times of the day. However, they’re most commonly used for ailments like joint pain, nausea, trouble sleeping, and anxiety. THC capsules pack almost identical benefits to CBD capsules but they also have psychoactive effects that can induce euphoria and other mental effects. Plus, you definitely can’t drive after taking THC but you can after taking CBD.
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) – High Viscosity
Rick Simpson Oil was created by Rick Simpson in 2003 in an attempt to help treat his cancer. Although there are no scientific studies that back up his evidential claims, Simpson noted that his growths “disappeared” within days of beginning his homemade cannabis oil regiment. RSO is commonly prescribed to medical marijuana patients who are suffering from cancer and other extreme conditions – the incredibly high potency helps to relieve even the most serious pain and discomfort. Even though RSO has “oil” in the name, it’s really more of a gel most of the time. It has a very high viscosity and a very distinct flavor (that of highly potent cannabis). Putting it into empty pill capsules is a great way to help patients dose and swallow their medication without the overly strong flavors of the RSO.
Those are just a few examples of the many different cannabis products you can put into empty medicine capsules. It should be noted, however, that some liquid cannabis concoctions can degrade certain pill capsule materials, so be sure to verify what you’re putting into which kind of capsule.
Does My Business Need Pill Capsules?
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you own or work for a cannabis concentrate manufacturing operation and are wondering if you should consider utilizing fillable capsules. Don’t get us wrong – glass dropper bottles and dab syringes are wonderful ways to store, distribute, and dose high to low viscosity liquid cannabis concentrates. But if you’re looking to expand what you can offer your customers, or if you’re looking to attract more of the medical marijuana community, adding clear gel capsules to your collection is a brilliant choice.
We’ve gone over some of the benefits of clear medicine capsules already but let’s talk about them a little bit more. In our eyes, there are tons of benefits to both empty gel capsules and empty veggie capsules, but there are two that really stand out: precise, convenient dosing and 0% medication waste.
When, say, CBD oil is packaged in a dropper bottle, dosing can still be incredibly precise thanks to our graduated glass droppers. But one concern for some consumers, which is a similar concern when cooking with olive oil, is how to get every last drop of the CBD oil out of the bottle. You can prop it upside down over a small dish and wait a few hours for it to drip dry, but then you still have to get that dripped oil into your mouth somehow. CBD oil capsules, on the other hand, have all of the precious and sometimes pricey medication locked inside, meaning consumers can easily swallow them and know that none of their product is going to waste.
And even though dropper bottles and dab syringes are absolutely designed for accurate dosing, consumers and patients still have to measure it out each and every time they go to use their concentrates. Pill capsules like THC oil capsules make that task obsolete – all consumers need to do is take the one or two pill capsules they need for their specific dose and voila! No muss, no fuss, no over or under dosing. While THC and CBD aren’t fatal even in very high amounts, no one wants to spend their day passed out from taking too much THC oil when all they wanted to do was alleviate some joint pain and elevate their mood.
Where To Buy Pill Capsules Wholesale?
If you’ve been wondering where to buy empty capsules, you’ve stumbled onto the very best online shop to buy them at – Marijuana Packaging! Whatever you need to house your various cannabis products, we have it. While most of those materials often include things like glass flower jars and mylar exit bags, empty pill capsules are one of those obscure cannabis packaging items that we just happen to carry, as well! Because of the increasing popularity of housing cannabis concentrates in empty capsules, we felt it was time to bring them to everyone’s attention and make sure you know you can get some of the very best gelatin and empty veggie capsules on the market from our online shop.
Our speedy shipping will have your capsule wholesale order to you in no time. But if you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you’ll find that a quick search for “empty capsules near me” will bring up our will call pick up option. Place an order and swing on by to see where all of this cannabis packaging magic happens!
When setting out to buy empty capsules wholesale, you first need to decide which type you’re going to purchase. If your company is already based around health-conscious and particularly vegan products, then the clear capsules made from vegetables are the perfect choice for you. Vegetable fillable capsules are completely vegan and make the perfect home for your natural, vegan cannabis concentrates.
But if you’re not concerned about keeping your product vegan, or if you’re specifically looking for gelatin weed capsules, then our gel clear capsules are the perfect option for your business. Gelatin-based clear medicine capsules have stood the test of time for a reason – they’re very reliable, durable, and easy and convenient for consumers. And don’t forget, if you live here in L.A., all you need to do is search “empty gelatin capsules near me” and you’ll find that we’re an awesome and easy local spot to pick up your capsule wholesale order.
Pill Capsules – The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that not every cannabis business needs empty medicine capsules. But as we discussed, if you’re running a cannabis concentrate manufacturing operation, empty capsule sizes may be worth exploring. Weed capsules are one of the easiest and most convenient ways for consumers to take their medicinal or recreational cannabis products and people are often very grateful to find them. If you haven’t been making them already, we highly recommend considering either of our empty pill capsules.
If you do live nearby, search for “empty capsules near me” – will call pick up is a super convenient option from our company. Plus, we absolutely love meeting you all in person!
Frequently Asked Questions About Pill Capsules
Where To Buy Empty Pill Capsules
You can buy empty pill capsules right here at Marijuana Packaging. We offer the best prices and fastest shipping options for wholesale purchases online.
What Are Pill Capsules Made Of?
Our pill capsules are either made from vegetable extracts or gelatin. Gelatin capsules are typically made from animal origins, while vegetable capsules are vegan-friendly.
How To Fill Empty Capsules
Other than using a capsule filling machine, the easiest method of filling empty capsules is by hand. Simply twist the capsule open, and dip one portion into the substance you want to fill it with. Shovel the substance into the capsule while you dip it, then remove and close the cap with the other half. Of course, capsule filling machines are much more efficient. Some manual machines allow users to place the opened caps into a row, standing up. Then a lid is placed over the top that has holes situated directly above the opened caps. Then, you may just dump any substance into the machine and shake it around to make sure the product enters the caps.