How to Make CBD Gummies at Home

by Kat Austin June 28, 2021 4 min read

How to Make CBD Gummies at Home - Vida Optima™

CBD gummies are hands down the most popular type of CBD product on the market, but what if we told you they can be easily made in your kitchen? When you learn how to make CBD gummies at home, you learn how to make gummies that fit your flavor preference and dosing needs (while saving a dollar or two).

This homemade CBD gummy recipe is straightforward and still offers all of the same endocannabinoid balancing benefits of CBD, but you control the dosage and the flavor. Plus they’re made without any shady or hard to pronounce ingredients, so they’re often a healthier option.

Here’s how they’re made:

Table of Contents
CBD Gummy Recipe
How to Calculate Gummy Potency
How to Amplify Your CBD Gummy Recipe
Why Choose CBD Gummies?

CBD Gummy Recipe

The number of gummies this recipe will make and the potency of each gummy will vary based on the gummy mold you use. We discuss how to calculate or alter the potency of these homemade CBD gummies below, but first let’s get to our CBD gummies recipe:

Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Time to Set:1 hour

Total Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

You will need:

  • 1 cup of fruit juice (orange juice, pineapple juice, or pomegranate juice will work nicely)
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or sticky, liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 2 mL (2 full droppers) of a high potency CBD oil tincture (preferably high potency, at least 50mg per mL. (Our Maximum Strength Vitality Pure CBD Oil (natural flavor) will do the trick!)
  • Silicone gummy mold

How to Make CBD Gummies:

  1. Heat fruit juice to a gentle simmer in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in sweetener of choice and gelatin.
  3. Transfer liquid to a small (preferably glass) pitcher for pouring. Then, thoroughly whisk in CBD oil.
  4. Place molds on a baking sheet to hold them steady, and then pour the mixture into molds, filling each cavity evenly.
  5. Place the molds (on the baking sheets) in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Gummies will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.

When making CBD gummies at home, you'll need a silicone mold to pour the CBD mixture into.

How to Calculate Gummy Potency

Gummy molds vary in size, so you may need to do some calculating to determine how much CBD is in each CBD gummy you make at home.

Our recipe calls for two full droppers of our Maximum Potency CBD Oil, which offers 100 mg of CBD per dropper. Using these recommendations, the entire batch will have 200 mg of CBD, so you just need to divide 200 by the number of gummies your mold makes.

If your mold makes 40 gummies, they will have 5 milligrams of CBD each. You can do these calculations backwards to determine how much CBD to add to reach your desired potency, or you can just eat multiple gummies to increase each dose.

A jar full of finished homemade CBD gummies.

How to Amplify Your CBD Gummy Recipe

Want to amp up your CBD routine a couple of notches, consider these tips:

  • Add superfoods. Use your favorite superfood juices, like celery or spinach, in place of (or as part of) the fruit juice in the recipe.
  • Add immune-supporting vitamins and supplements like vitamin C powder or elderberry syrup. (Or check out our CBD + Vitamin C Chews and our CBD + Elderberry Lollipops).
  • Consider gelatin with grass fed collagen, which may support bone and muscle health.

Why CBD Gummies?

We can talk about CBD’s balancing benefits all day (or you can read more about it in “What is CBD?”). What we really want to discuss is the benefits of CBD gummies specifically, especially when you make them at home.

Why would you choose CBD gummies over other dosing styles? It’s simple:

Edibles are delicious and straightforward.

Compared to tinctures, which need to be measured and often taste pretty oily and flavorless, CBD gummies are a simpler solution. Each gummy is pre-dosed (even when you make CBD gummies at home) and you can just grab the dose you need in a pinch. Plus, they’re like a delicious little wellness boost for yourself every day.

Effects from CBD gummies may last longer than other doses.

Gummies need to be metabolized during digestion, which means they take around 90 minutes to take full effect. But these slow-rolling effects may go both ways.

Gummies are often known to have longer lasting effects than quick-onset products like oils or vaporizers. The effects of a CBD gummy, even your homemade ones, should last between 4 and 6 hours.

Homemade CBD Gummies are discreet and versatile.

Gummies just look like, well, gummies, so it’s easy to take them on the go, even to places where a tincture oil may be otherwise inconvenient or inappropriate (like to the gym or on a plane). Making them at home makes the gummy a pretty versatile option, since you could add essentially any other wellness support you want or need to your CBD gummy dose (think vitamins, protein, collagen, and more!)

Vida Optima Vitality CBD Gummies

Want to simplify the gummy experience? Our Vitality CBD Multivitamin Gummies contain 25 milligrams of CBD per serving plus a daily dose of vitamins B12 and D3, and they’re ready for you to buy today in our Vitality Collection (no cooking needed!)

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