CBD Extraction Methods Explained

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Why does how CBD is made matter?

While it may not seem important, the different methods of how CBD oil is made or extracted from hemp. How CBD is extracted produces vastly different end products and even has an impact on how CBD affects your health. It’s important to ask about and understand how different companies extract their CBD oil from hemp.

Common CBD Extraction methods:

CO2 Extraction

The super-critical (or subcritical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures. It isolates, preserves, and maintains the purity of the medicinal oil.  When done right, the results are safe and can be very potent; free of chlorophyll or any solvents.

Ethanol Extraction

Using high-grade grain alcohol it can create high-quality cannabis oil; appropriate for vape pen cartridges and other products. Because extractors use of alcohol as a solvent to make CBD oil, this extraction method destroys the plant waxes that are healthy.


Nanotechnology allows CBD to break down safely into smaller particles providing bio-availability and therapeutic effects.  Nano-emulsified CBD rapidly absorbs up to 80-90% of every dose into the bloodstream compared to only 35% with other products in the market.

Lipid Extraction

A lipid extraction uses fats, or “lipids” to catch compounds produced by hemp plants. CO2 uses no harsh solvents. Instead, its extraction method uses a full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes. The bioavailability of CBD significantly increases when delivered with lipids, cannabinoids. When absorbed through intestinal lymphatic transport it can have a fast active effect

Pressed Rosin

The rosin pressing process involves pressing cannabis or hemp between two heated metal plates with up to 10 tons of pressure.  This produces an all-natural extract like that used by Papa & Barkley in many of their products.  Read more about their process here. After this, the concentrated oil that is produced has a similar gooey consistency to tree sap or chewing gum. The resulting extract can be very potent.  The best part is, the plant’s full cannabinoid and terpene profiles are maintained because no solvents are used, therefore there is no risk of residual solvents harming you. Rosin CBD products are usually earthy in color because the natural chlorophyll and valuable nutrients are present when the process is complete.

Why Come Back Daily is the best CBD store.

At Come Back Daily we are constantly curating and testing the best new CBD products on the market so we’ve seen it all.  We only choose to carry CBD products based on a few criteria.  We start with company transparency, third-party lab testing, ingredients sourcing, how it’s made, and most importantly the effectiveness of the products.  Our collection features products from each of these CBD extraction methods.  Find them all in our shop here!