For those who love to dab, I have some good news for you. Ever had some cannabis buds, but you wanted to dab? Well reading this post will teach you how to turn those buds into some rosin, and you can get to dabbing! It’s super easy and quick, and you’ll be dabbing in no time. All you need is a few things from around your house to get started.
When most stoners think about dabbing, they think about not only needing a dab rig and a way to heat that rig up, but they also think they need to go out and buy some cannabis concentrate. If you know anything about cannabis prices, then you know that concentrates typically cost more than regular flowers. With that being said, using this method of obtaining some concentrate may not only be easy to do at home, but will most likely save you some money! Save money, dab better.
What You’ll Need
In order to make the homemade rosin, you will only need three household items. All three of these items can be found in a typical home, if not, then at your local store. Even if you have to purchase one of these items to make the rosin, it will still be cheaper than buying some concentrate at a dispensary (especially if you plan to make more rosin).
The three household items you will need are:
- A hair straightener or clothing iron
- Some parchment paper (unbleached is recommended)
- Something to collect the rosin with (a regular dabber will work, even a paper clip or other small metal object)
You will, of course, also need some cannabis buds. The more you have, the more rosin you can make! I also recommend wearing heat-proof gloves just to be safe and avoid burning yourself on the hair straightener or clothing iron.
How To Make Rosin
Once you have your four or five total ingredients, you can begin making the rosin! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to complete the process. It should only take you around 5-10 minutes for the whole process!
Step 1: Prepare your heater
First, you’ll want to turn on your hair straightener or clothing iron. If using a hair straightener, and if possible, turn it to the lowest setting. Try to keep the temperature around or under 300 F (148 C). Any temperature above 300 F could potentially burn off many terpenes in your rosin, in which you’ll wish were there.
Step 2: Place the buds in paper
Take your parchment paper and cut a 4×4″ piece off. Take that piece, fold it in half, and stick your cannabis buds in the middle. Do not overstuff it; you can set in one or two buds at a time then repeat the process until all of your buds have been used. Once your bud(s) are in the middle of the folded paper, slightly press down on the paper to squish the buds in it.
Step 3: Heat and press the buds
Once your buds are firmly placed in between your piece of parchment paper, place this in your hair straightener or clothing iron. If using a hair straightener, simply place the piece of paper in between it. For the clothing iron, place the paper in between the iron and a flat surface that will not damage from the heat and pressure. Next, apply very firm pressure to the paper with the hair straightener or clothing iron, while the heat is also on. Do this for about 5-30 seconds. If you hear a sizzle during this process, that is okay. All that means is that the resin from the flowers has melted and begun to turn into rosin.
Step 4: Remove the plant
When you have finished heating and pressing, turn off your hair straightener or clothing iron and remove the parchment paper. Unfold the paper, and you should see some rosin as well as a flattened bud! Remove the bud and any plant material from the rosin. You can either choose to use that same piece of paper and only remove the plant material, or transfer your rosin to a completely fresh piece of paper. This is a very sticky process, however, so make sure to use your dabber or other tool for collecting. Be careful not to get any of the rosin on you or your clothes; you will not be happy if you do so. After the paper only contains your rosin, you are done!
Optionally, you can place your heated rosin on a cold, flat surface to allow it to slightly harden and be easier to use while dabbing. Continue this process over and over again and you can have a decent amount of rosin for the price of only a few cannabis buds!
That’s all for this post. Hopefully you now know how to easily and quickly make your own rosin from home. No more buying expensive concentrates, just make your own! Making rosing really only requires two factors: heat and pressure. Apply those to buds and you’ll have rosin in no time! Thanks for reading.