DIY Extraction

How To Make Rosin At Home

Written by Asia Mayfield

There’s never been a better time to be a cannabis enthusiast. As public perception changes and states begin to relax their prohibitions against the powerful plant, the market has become flooded with new and exciting concentrates. You no longer have to blast your herbs with butane and hope for the best if you want to take a dab. Now you can easily and inexpensively create your own concentrates at home without risking an explosion.

A lot of cannabis consumers are health conscious. They’re wary of the chemicals used in commercial manufacturing houses and don’t want their buds mixed with noxious gases. Consumers’ desire for a solvent-free concentrate has led to the rise of rosin. The process, extracting oil from dried herbs without using chemicals, has been around for a long time. However, there has been an increase in the manufacture and sale of rosin presses, simple devices that allow people to make the concentrate by themselves.

If you’re not ready to invest in a rosin press but still want to try a solvent-free dab, don’t worry. You can easily make rosin with supplies that you probably already have at home.

Here’s what you need to do.

Rosin Supply List

  • High-quality cannabis: GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) applies when you’re making rosin.
  • A hair straightener: You don’t need a top of the line device. In fact, you want one with a fairly low heat setting.
  • Parchment paper
  • A collection tool. You can use a dabber if you have one.

How To Make Rosin At Home?

Steps to Create Rosin

  1. Prepare your materials. Trim your buds and cut a small piece of parchment paper. Heat your straightener to about 300°F.
  2. Place your cannabis on the parchment paper and fold the paper in half. Make sure it’s secure.
  3. Time to use the hair straightener! Put your prepared buds/parchment paper between the heated place and press for about five seconds. Let go if you hear a sizzling noise.
  4. Remove the heat and unfold your paper. Leftover plant material can be discarded. Use your collection tool to scrape off the sticky rosin.
  5. Enjoy your creation!

Making rosin is an incredibly simple process. It requires a lot of cannabis to get a reasonable yield, but for many consumers, it’s worth it. A dab of rosin is significantly more potent than a puff from a pipe or bong. The sticky goo is rich with terpenes and cannabinoids.

Go make it for yourself and see what all the fuss is about!

About the author

Asia Mayfield

Asia Mayfield is a freelance writer who focuses on the cannabis industry. She can be reached at [email protected]