How to make Rick Simpson Oil

Rick Simpson is a Canadian cannabis oil activist who made it his mission to help people find cannabis medicine. He also experienced first-hand how effective cannabis oil is for curing cancer after being diagnosed with skin cancer in 2003. It took him months of experimenting, but he finally discovered an extremely potent cannabis concentrate which he claims can cure cancer completely.

In this article, we’re going to talk about how Rick Simpson Oil works, how to make Rick Simpson Oil at home, and whether or not you can smoke the oil. Read on!

What is Rick Simpson Oil

Rick Simpson Oil, or RSO for short, is a thick cannabis concentrate used to treat various illnesses and ailments – including cancer. It can be ingested or applied topically. The oil is named after its inventor, Rick Simpson, who claims that the oil cured his skin cancer.

The process for creating Rick Simpson Oil entails dissolving organic marijuana leaves and buds in a solvent, such as naphtha or an isopropyl alcohol. The resulting mixture is then heated to evaporate the solvent from the mixture. What remains is a sticky resin with extremely high levels of THC. It is believed that THC is effective in treating cancer because it encourages the body’s immune system to attack tumor cells.

Who is Rick Simpson 

Roughly two decade ago, a Canadian man named Rick Simpson was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. He was also suffering from two herniated discs in his back. In addition, his knees were so damaged from years of working as a power engineer that he could barely walk.

Rick Simpson is a marijuana activist and a cancer survivor known worldwide for his outlandish claims of curing cancer with cannabis oil. He’s also the creator of the Phoenix Tears Foundation, which helps people get access to medical marijuana.

When doctors told Mr. Simpson that he had only a few months to live in 2003, he began researching alternative treatments for cancer on the Internet. Simpson decided to try something different: cannabis oil.

He claims that his research led him to conclude that cannabis oil cures cancer, so he made some of his own and used it to treat himself. His tumors disappeared, and today, he says he feels great.
Simpson became convinced that cannabis oil could be an effective treatment for others, so he started giving away free oil samples. People who used this cannabis oil claimed that it relieved their symptoms, so Simpson created the Phoenix Tears Foundation in 2004 to provide patients with information about making their cannabis oil at home.

Can you smoke RSO oil

Before we discuss how to make Rick Simpson oil, it is essential to know whether you can smoke it or not! Unless the solvent used to extract THC and other cannabinoids from the plant was non-flammable, we recommend that you do not smoke or dab RSO oil. Rick Simpson oil is typically created using highly flammable solvents and is likely to ignite when torched or when in an enclosed area.

However, if you’d like to try it on top of a bowl, check if the product was created with a non-flammable solvent before you take your hit. Keep in mind that when you are smoking marijuana in any form, you combust plant material that releases harmful chemicals into your lungs. If at all possible, consider consuming these concentrates through non-combustion methods such as vaporization.

How to use RSO oil

Many sources note that RSO is most commonly used in a dosage of three to five droplets placed under the tongue, but consuming it via oral ingestion is even more effective. Ingesting RSO orally can be a difficult task without the proper techniques and recipes. Start by mixing a minimal amount of RSO into a beverage or food item. Most people find that chocolate milk masks the taste reasonably well, and most varieties of tea work well.

A dose of RSO is tiny (about the size of a grain of rice). The goal is to gradually consume 60 grams of Rick Simpson Oil throughout 90 days. To reach that, you’ll take three doses per day for a week, then double that dosage for the next three weeks, and then up your amount to a gram daily until you consume the entire 60 grams.

Most people who initially try this treatment experience daytime sleepiness as a side effect caused by the high THC content of the oil. This sleepiness is just a natural part of the healing process.

Using high doses at once can be pretty psychoactive and might cause a very unpleasant experience. The key is to adjust the dosage until you hit a sweet spot where the medicine helps you stay awake and functional during the day without feeling too high or too stoned.

The way this product should be taken varies from person to person. Basically, you should take a dose that is cycled each day for approximately 12 weeks. After that time, you can take a reduced dose, about one gram or two per month, for a maintenance dose. While you should not think of RSO as a cure-all for medical problems, many people experience significant relief from their symptoms and conditions with this treatment.

You can also cook with RSO just as you would with your cannabutter or cannaoil. It is already activated so no decarboxylating would be necessary.

How to make Rick Simpson Oil

Cannabis can be an effective treatment for a wide range of ailments. Although there are laws against medical marijuana in some areas, many people have found that using it can help them get relief from their symptoms. Still, you might wonder how to make Rick Simpson oil. It’s actually quite simple.
The important thing is finding high-quality cannabis. You want to use buds with as little stem and leaf as possible and then decarboxylate them before cooking with them. Follow these steps to make Rick Simpson oil:

How to make Rick Simpson Oil

RSO ingredients

  • 1 pound dried of high-grade marijuana (Indica is best)
  • 99% Isopropyl alcohol or solvent (8-9 liters). The isopropyl alcohol must be lab grade. Other solvents such as vinegar, vegetable glycerin, etc., can be used, but they are not as effective and only work with certain strains. 
  • 2-3 cups Olive oil
  • Two -20 liter containers
  • Food processor or blender
  • Liquid vanilla flavoring (2 teaspoons)
  • A measuring cup
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Electric rice cooker
  • Plastic syringes 
  • Cheesecloth
  • A large bowl
  • Wooden pieces of wood for grinding

How to make Rick Simpson Oil – step by step instructions

Step 1: All you need to do is get yourself a pound of cannabis. Your local dispensary can be of help. Ideally, it should be Indica dominant and high in THC content. The marijuana must be decarboxylated before continuing. This can be done by simply putting a 1/2 oz of finely ground marijuana into a glass baking dish and placing it in the oven at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes until it’s dry.

Step 2: Pour the solvent over the plant material. Stir your solvent from side to side to make sure all the cannabis dissolves in it. This will take about three to five minutes.

Step 3: Gently pour the solvent-oil mixture through a straining mechanism into a bowl. The easiest way to do this is to use a cheesecloth and place it in a funnel or hold it there.

Step 4: Now, it’s time to remove the solvent from your marijuana oil mixture. Put your nearly-finished cannabis mixture into a rice cooker, and heat it between 200 and 230 degrees Fahrenheit. The solvent will evaporate, leaving behind potent oil.

Note: You could use a rice cooker to keep the temperature relatively stable below 300°F (148°C), but this is not the only option. Some people use a slow cooker or Crockpot, but a rice cooker is generally a better option as it holds a more constant temperature for longer and doesn’t burn off your concentrate.

Step 5: After the solvent has evaporated, it’s time to draw your RSO into syringes. Syringes are the easiest way to store your medicine.

You’ll soon realize that this oil might be a lot more powerful a cure than previously thought!

Can you overdose on RSO?

A person would have to consume their body weight in cannabinoid-rich oil before they had problems. So with RSO, yes, you can use too much of the THC-rich oil for your body’s liking; but no, you will not die from it (although you may feel like you’re going to die).

It’s possible to overdose on cannabis, but it’s impossible to die from cannabis poisoning. You’d have to smoke or ingest about 1,500 pounds of marijuana all at once before you could die from cannabis intoxication.

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a potentially life-saving medication that can be used in combination with other cancer treatments or on its own to treat cancer symptoms. The key is to use the correct dosage for your body’s tolerance, which can vary depending on many factors, including weight, age, and medical condition.


There are dozens of recipes out there for Rick Simpson Oil (also known as RSO). The most important thing to remember is that it is a medication. This should also go without saying, but follow all safety precautions when creating Simpson Oil at home. It would be best if you made it in small batches to avoid the risk of flammable solvents flaring up. And don’t use highly volatile solvents to process the oil, or your kitchen may burst into flames.

Remember that the healing effects of many herbs and supplements can vary widely from person to person. We strongly recommend testing yourself for the desired outcomes, especially if you have never used cannabis before.

And don’t get to check out our other cannabis recipes!

Joe Musgrave

An avid 420 enthusiast, grower, smoker and writer. Joe writes non stop, sharing his extensive knowledge in the field of cannabis with the wider online 420 community through blogs like ours at High Yield Strains.

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