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How to Make CBD Infused Honey

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CBD edibles are some of the most convenient ways to ingest this benefit-packed substance. Today edibles come in a variety of consumable forms including chocolates, gummies, oils, and more. Among the wide range of options, honey is one of the most versatile. Honey can be consumed alone or added to foods or drinks like coffee or tea.

Doing some research on pre-packaged CBD honey, you'll quickly find that most of the products out there are quite pricey. In this article, we walk you through how to take your favorite honey source and infuse it with CBD - all while saving money and having complete control over the end product!

What You'll Need

Let's have a look at the ingredients and tools you'll need. This entire process is fairly simple so most of the tools you need will likely already be in your kitchen:


CBD Honey Ingredients


  • Glass measuring cup
  • Medium saucepan
  • Stir stick or small spoon
  • Thermometer

Honey Tools

Determining Potency

Before we start mixing up our honey infusion, we need to do some basic math to determine the desired potency and how much CBD will be required.

First, we need to find out how many servings of honey we are working with. In this example, we used 24 ounces of Trader Joe's Multi-Floral & Clover honey. Looking at the nutrition facts we see that a serving is 1 Tbsp (21g) and there are roughly 32 servings in the bottle.

Second, we need to determine how much CBD will be required. Common CBD dosages range from 10-25mg per dose. By multiplying our total servings in the bottle by 10mg and 25mg, we get a target range of total CBD required - between 320 - 800mg.

Understanding this range, all we have to do is make a decision based on our potency preference. In this example, we'll use 500mg of CBD isolate mixed into a full bottle of honey. We know that from our target range calculations, this will fall right in the middle of the range of common dosage levels. All we have to do to find the final CBD content per serving is divide our total CBD used by the number of servings:

500mg CBD / 32 servings = ~15.6mg of CBD per Tbsp of honey

How to Make CBD Infused Honey

Once you've determined the potency target, purchased your products, and inventoried your tools, it's time to get started.

Before we do though, it's important to understand that CBD does not actually dissolve into honey. When we infuse our honey, what we will create is actually an emulsion where the CBD content is suspended throughout the honey. To accomplish this, we first need to create an oil-based CBD mixture and then combine it with the honey using very low heat.

Important note: do not use the microwave to heat at any point!

Preparing the CBD

CBD naturally takes a crystalline form and using a small amount of carrier oil allows the molecule to bond to the oil and prevents re-crystallization in the honey. To create this oil, we need to heat CBD isolate or a full-spectrum extract together with the oil.

  • Start by filling your saucepan about half full with water and placing the glass measuring cup in it. This creates the double boiler which we will use throughout this process.
  • Using a thermometer to measure the water temperature, heat the water until it reaches about 130-140 degrees Farenheight - the melting point of CBD crystals.
  • Add the CBD isolate or extract content to the glass measuring cup and then add a small amount of oil. We only needed 1/8th of a teaspoon in order to fully dissolve a gram of isolate. If your isolate is in slab form, be sure to crush it up into powder first to make the dissolving process easier.
  • Mix the extract and oil together until fully dissolved. If using an isolate, the end result will be a completely clear oil. If cloudy, you'll need to continue heating and mixing. Using a full-spectrum extract will create a tinted oil that should be slightly runnier than the extract alone.
CBD Isolate Melted in Oil

CBD Isolate Dissolved in MCT Oil

Now that you've prepared the CBD content, it's time to get to mixin'!

Creating the Honey - CBD Infusion

Next, we need to mix the CBD oil and honey. Honey is a health-packed substance that is also sensitive to heat. Overheating honey can potentially ruin the many benefits of the substance. Honey has even been observed in the Ayurvedic community to create toxins when exposed to high heat.

Nature provides a great reference point, since temperatures of 95 degrees Farenheight in the beehive. We will use this as our point of reference when heating the honey to mix in the CBD.

  • You may either flush and refill the water in the saucepan and reheat it, or take it off the burner and wait for the temperature to come down under 95 degrees F.
  • Once the temperature is appropriate, add the honey into the glass measuring cup that contains the CBD oil mixture we created in the previous step.
  • With the measuring cup immersed in the water as a double boiler, adjust the burner to heat the water up to 95 degrees F.
  • Using the thermometer to monitor the temperature of the honey, continue to mix the honey/CBD for 20-30 minutes.
  • Once finished, remove the honey from the water and pour back into the original packaging for storage.
CBD Oil and Honey Mixing

CBD Oil and Honey Mixture


You can store the mixture in the cabinet but beware of separation. You may or may not run into issues depending on your mixture and storage temperatures. To be safe, you can store the honey mixture in the refrigerator after mixing which will keep any separation or recrystallization from occurring. Before using, be sure to agitate the honey and mix it up well to ensure that the CBD is dispersed evenly.

CBD Infused Honey

Enjoy your CBD-infused honey and leave any questions or comments below!

20 comments on “How to Make CBD Infused Honey

  • Tricia washington says:

    I am putting 12 grams of CBD flower in 16 oz of honey. How would I calculate the amount of CBD in each oz.

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hello Tricia - assuming you're following our instructions for using an oil extract added to honey, you'd need to first extract the hemp. You'd then use the CBD content of the extract in your math. The tough part is that in order to determine the CBD content of your extract you'd need to have it tested at a lab to determine the cannabinoid potency. This is a fairly complicated procedure to go through and won't be cost effective for you.

  • Scooter says:

    You state that the honey may crystalize as a result of the process. Does this occur short-term, like in a couple of days or long-term after 3-6 months? Couldn't you just warm the CBD honey via a pot of water on the stove to un-crystalize as you do with regular honey?

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hey Scooter - if the honey does crystallize, it should be over longer periods of time (months). This crystallization shouldn't hurt the honey or CBD, you just warm and mix it back up as you do with normal honey just like you mention!

  • Michael Leidner says:

    Honey is sold by weight, not volume. 24 oz of honey is not 24 liquid ounces, and thus not 48 table spoons . You need to rework your calculations.

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hey Michael - you're absolutely right and we've updated (and simplified!) the calculations in the article. Thanks for catching this and letting us know!

  • casey says:

    What percentage or dosage for the liquid extract, Please!?

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hey Casey,
      The volume of honey plays a role in this and it will be vary depending on your desired potency. See the section in the article 'Determining Potency' for to help determine how much CBD extract (oil or isolate) you'd like in the end product.

  • Rick says:

    Hello! Do you recommend using cbd isolate or cbd tincture?

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hey Rick - we would probably recommend a full-spectrum extract just because it contains so much more than just an isolate. At the end of the day, the choice is yours and both will work.

  • Shelby Puckett says:

    Do you think I can I use just coconut oil instead of MCT oil?

  • George Leger III says:

    I’m trying with a full spectrum cbd distillate. It’s very thick liquid, can be “dabbed”.

    I wish to add some everclear to make it a liquid, and then add to honey to make a blend.

    Do I need to decarb CBD distillate to make it more active, like THC, and by active I mean a more potent amount of converted CBD, non psychoactive medicine?

    Or can I just take it once I have used the everclear to make quiquid and just add that, and I’m done?

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      First I'd double check that the distillate that you have isn't already decarboxylated - unless it specifies that it is raw, many distillates have already been heated. Check the lab reports to confirm.

      If it isn't already activated, then I suggest decarbing it independently, then adding it to the alcohol and combining with the honey. This is because the decarb temps (220-240f) aren't good for the honey. More info on decarbing here.

      There are also unique advantages to raw cannabinoids that you could consider. You could make a 'raw' cannabinoid honey, a decarbed honey, or a blend since you have the options. Check out our cannabis compounds article which outlines all the properties of the individual cannabinoids, raw and heated.

  • Rachel says:

    I love your recipe, however I’m having trouble getting the math to add up. There are 6 tsp in an oz, if we are using 24 oz of honey and 6x24= 144 tsp in 24 oz. Then if you use 1,000 mg CBD it comes in at just under 7 mg per tsp.

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hey Rachel - You're absolutely right and we fixed the calculation error and updated the article to reflect the correct math. Since we are actually getting a tiny bit less CBD per serving, I guess we will have to just add a little more honey - thanks for pointing this out!

  • Steve says:

    What would you suggest as the best oil to use?

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Steve, most oils out there are going to be in tincture form which is a combination of hemp oil extract and MCT or a similar oil carrier. For making an infused honey, your best bet would be to use a CBD-rich extract that has not been cut with another oil already. This way you minimize the amount of oil you're adding to the honey and keep it from getting too runny - these products most often come in a blunt nose syringe. A good example is Endoca - they sell a decarboxylated CBD extract simply called 'Hemp Oil' that would be a great choice.

  • Bob Haven says:

    I would like to start infusing CBD in my honey.However, I have a couple questions.

    How soupy or runny does the honey become after making the mixture?

    How long before the CBD settles to the bottom of the jar?

    Should the be made to become creamed honey afterwards?

    How can I be sure what I buy is pure or what the concentration level is?

    can you point me in the direction of the most reputable or quality driven suplliers?

    Do you know of any suppliers that offer a bulk rate for purchasing CBD full spectrum or distillate?

    Thank you!
    I sincerely appreciate your efforts and consideration.

    • Big Sky Botanicals says:

      Hey Bob,
      1. Assuming you use the minimum amount of oil + isolate or distillate required, the honey remains very similar to its original consistency.
      2. The CBD may settle over an unknown amount of time. Mixing before every use is a good idea.
      3. Not sure I understand what you mean by 'creamed' honey. The mixture doesn't get cloudy if that's what your asking.
      4. Check for independent lab reports for the products you're buying.
      5. We have a list of reputable suppliers on our brands page, many offer bulk rates.

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