How to Make Your Own Gummies at Home

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Most people who want to take CBD gummies for wellness support or symptom relief simply buy them directly from reputable vendors. However, this solution isn’t for everyone. Some CBD enthusiasts like to take things into their own hands and make their own gummies at home.

The good news for DIY-minded folks is that making CBD gummies is a reasonable project for someone with experience in candy making. Just be sure to buy high-quality CBD oil to make the gummies and see consumer feedback about whether the information about dosages included is accurate. Otherwise, the gummies may not come out with consistent concentrations of CBD.

Step One: Gather the Materials

While making CBD gummies is not exceptionally difficult, it does require some specific types of equipment and ingredients. Before getting started, gather together everything that will be required to make the gummies. The ingredients list should include:

  •  1 cup water or fruit juice
  • ¼ cup unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup pureed fruit
  • ½ tsp lecithin
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • CBD oil as desired
  • 10 drops of flavoring oil

Home candy makers will also need some basic tools of the trade, including a saucepan, measuring cups and spoons, a candy thermometer, a whisk, a pipette, and a silicone mold.

Step Two: Create a Gelatin Mixture

Start by adding the water or juice to a small saucepan, then sprinkling the unflavored gelatin over the liquid. This mixture should be set aside for two minutes without heating or stirring to allow the gelatin to thicken up, at which point, the mixture can be warmed up and liquified over medium heat. Allow the mixture to reach a temperature of 74oC before turning off the heat.

Step Three: Mix the Other Ingredients

Next, add the fruit puree to the liquid gelatin and stir until well combined. At this point, add the CBD oil along with the lecithin, lemon juice, and any flavoring oils being used. Whisk the mixture well for five minutes.

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Step Four: Make the Gummies

The next step is the fun part. Take the pipette and use it to fill the silicone candy molds. The molds should then be placed in the refrigerator for at least half an hour before the gummy candies are popped out. Leave them to air dry for a day or store them immediately in the freezer or refrigerator, and use them as needed.

How to Determine Doses

Remember that the size of the molds coupled with the strength of the CBD oil will determine the dosing for the gummies. To get a rough estimate of how much CBD is in each one, divide the amount of CBD in milligrams incorporated into the original mixture by the number of gummies made, then adjust the doses from there.

Where to Find High-Quality CBD Oil

The quality of the CBD oil used to make gummies at home will determine how strong they are and how good they taste. Look for a vendor that sells high-quality, lab-tested CBD oil to ensure that the gummies will be both delicious and effective.