What is Distillate Smoking Oil?

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By Ikram Ullah

Distillate Smoking Oil or simply Distillates are potent and versatile oil devoid of waxes and unwanted compounds from the original plant. It is a runny liquid and translucent smoking oil. It has a wide range of usage such as for dab, vaporizes, and an ingredient to edibles, topicals, and other products that may contain cannabis.

A Distillate Smoking oil is a cannabis extract that has been stripped off of all other compounds from the plant except one cannabinoid. It has no flavor, taste, or aroma, making it versatile as an ingredient to edibles and vape cartridges. It is potent cannabis oil that you can find in various cannabis products and goods. The most common variant of Distillate Smoking oil in the market is THC oil and cannabidiol or CBD oil, and CBD is the most prominent.

The ‘distillate’ in its name implies the cannabis purification process that separates the cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, to create different and unique Distillate Smoking oil products.

The Usage of Distillate Smoking Oil

Distillate Smoking oil can be consumable using a dab rig or a portable vaporizer. It can also be consumable using a vape cartridge or a vape pen. Flavors are added to Distilled Smoking oils, but they are primarily odorless, but it is not always the case. Some intense flavors infused in Distillate Smoking oils also infuse odor.

Distillate Smoking oils are also alternative to smoking and vaping in the form of edibles and topicals. The Distillate Smoking oil gives off no plant flavor when put in edibles, making it an unseen active ingredient. Distillate Smoking oils are also consumable in the form of topicals. It becomes an active ingredient of creams and other substances applied in and absorbed by the skin.

Only one kind of cannabinoid is present in Distillate Smoking oils, and that gives manufacturers a chance to separate specific cannabinoids and terpenes in different products and ratios. Its flavorless quality makes it easy to add various products without affecting the taste and odor but infused with a potent and active cannabinoid.

The Process of making Distillate Smoking Oil

Remember that only professional manufacturers can process and make Distillate Smoking oils. The process is hazardous as it involves chemicals. Many jurisdictions can also tag the practice of making Distillate Smoking oil as illegal when it has no permit to operate and professional license for a laboratory or manufacturing entity.

The first step in making Distillate Smoking oil is crude extraction through physical or chemical separation. The crude from the extraction has impurities that must undergo removal and purification before separating it into its cannabinoid contents.

The distillate will go through winterization to purify it and remove plant wax, fats, lipids, and chlorophyll. The pure crude must be put in a freezing temperature for 24-48 hours to allow impurities to fall and accumulate at the bottom of the container. Next is mixing ethanol on the mixture and filtering it out again.

The last step is the actual cannabis distillation process using heat and vacuum pressure. Throughout the process, cannabinoids and terpenes separate. Then the potent and versatile Distillate Smoking oil is readily consumable.

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