How to Make RSO: Recipes

How to Make RSO: Recipes

RSO or Rick Simpson Oil, also known as Phoenix Tears. This recipe will give you instructions on how to make RSO at home for your personal use. These oils can be used in many ways such as cooking, topical application, or ingestion.

What is RSO and what does it do for the body?

RSO is an acronym for Rick Simpson Oil. It’s a cannabis oil that has been decarboxylated and extracted with alcohol. The extract can be used with a vape pen cartridge or just mixed into oil for topical applications. It has no smell and does not need to be cured like the flower, so you’ll never have any unwanted smells lingering around your home when you’re using RSO as opposed to the cannabis in its natural form.

Once you have made your own RSO at home for personal use, you could also use this oil in many ways such as cooking or topical application (through ointments). It may have therapeutic properties including anti-inflammatory effects through modulation of cytokine production which makes it beneficial for people who suffer from chronic inflammation or autoimmune diseases like arthritis and diabetes mellitus type II. I’m not sure if this means that RSO would help treat diabetic neuropathy, but more research needs to be done before we could say anything definite about its effect on the disease.

A quick note about dosage: the amounts of THC and CBD in RSO will vary based on how long you left it to simmer, as well as your starting material. The potency of this oil is very high (sometimes even up to 90% THC or higher). To make a “stronger” tincture, use more plant matter; for lower doses, useless. You don’t want to take too much because it could have undesired side effects such as paranoia or anxiety.

It’s also worth noting that while some people might enjoy the psychoactive effect from using cannabis-infused oils like Rick Simpson Oil, others may not be comfortable with feeling high all the time and would rather just medicate their condition without any kind of altered state of mind.

A note about side effects: Just because your cannabidiol and THC levels are high doesn’t mean you won’t experience any negative effects from using RSO. Some people may not be comfortable with the psychoactive effect that comes with ingesting cannabis oil, while others might not want to deal with the anxiety or paranoia that can come along with it. If you’re new to medical marijuana use, make sure to talk these things over in detail before trying this product out for yourself!

How to make RSO?

The only equipment you’ll need to mix up your batch is a jar with a lid, some canning jars work great! Fill it about halfway with cannabis trim leaves. Then add your alcohol or glycerin (or both) until they’re just below the rim so that there’s room on top for shaking before sealing them up. Finally, cover everything with cheesecloth and secure the edges at the top. One thing to look out for is not tightening the cheesecloth too tightly because this will make it difficult or impossible to shake.

rso recipe

Now let’s take a quick look at how one would go about extracting cannabis oil by using pressure:

Pressure extraction takes more time than other methods but produces cleaner-tasting oils and concentrates from the plant material without harsh solvents like hexane which may leave behind traces on low-quality products. So while it requires more time and is a bit costlier, the resulting oils are of better quality.

How to take RSO

There are a variety of ways to make RSO. It can be taken sublingually, mixed in with food and beverages (such as coffee or tea), vaped, dabbing it on top of other activities like vaping CBD oil and inhaling out from the mouthpiece of an e-cigarette device. You will need to find what is best for you but remember not to overdo how much RSO you use at once because too much could lead to feelings of paranoia or hallucinations which may make any activity difficult such as driving or operating heavy machinery.

Risks associated with using RSO

Some risks that come along with using RSO include seizures, muscle spasms, and even psychosis. The risk level depends entirely on the concentration of THC in the product, how much is taken, and what has been consumed (i.e: alcohol).

Risks of making RSO

There are risks associated with producing your RSO. This includes not knowing the process of extraction, being exposed to butane that can cause injury or death if there is enough exposure over time, and lab explosions

Making a homemade recipe for RSO using dry ice

To make this you will need some organic cannabis buds, water, coffee filters or cheesecloth, an ovenproof dish or container large enough to hold all ingredients plus room (use something larger than a cake pan) To start place about ½ cup of ground weed into the pot then add just enough cold filtered water so it covers the weed by about an inch or two. Boil for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning the pot, and then turn off the stove.

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Next comes the most important step in this recipe: Once you have a liquid that is half the water from boiling it on medium heat with weed for 20 minutes add one cup of dry ice (make sure your container has room). It will bubble furiously so be careful! Let sit until the bubbling stops completely.

The last part of making homemade RSO happens after all bubbling has stopped; filter out as much plant material while keeping what’s left in solution (use cheesecloth if preferred) pour into the dish or another suitable container and put it back into the oven at 175 degrees Fahrenheit/80 degrees Celsius for 12 hours.


The process of making RSO is a simple and straightforward one. All you need are the following two ingredients, cannabis oil (also called cannabutter) and raw flowers or leaves from your favorite strain. For this recipe, we’re using high-quality Indica strains to make our extract with some potent effects that help us sleep soundly at night without any anxiety whatsoever! Cannabis oil can be purchased in many different forms like liquid, tincture, capsules, etc. but for this particular recipe, we’ll use it as an ingredient by cooking it into butter first before infusing it into alcohol then adding the plant matter to steep overnight. This will give you access to about 75% THC content after just 24 hours of steeping time.

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  1. Kurt Lucas

    Hi, great article! I’d love to try this out sometime. What temperature did you use to evaporate the isopropyl alcohol? Also roughly how long did the evaporation process take? I couldn’t imagine it would be long but I was just curious. Is that a shot glass that you used for the final evaporation step? If not what else could I use instead? Thanks!

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