Our Story

Owned and Operated in Montana

“Figure it out”

Out here in rural Montana, it’s a mantra. You have an idea or a problem? Well you better figure it out because no one else will do it for you. That’s pretty much the way we kick off projects around here. It’s a necessary mindset, when you don’t have unlimited access to resources. You just figure it out, or it doesn’t happen.

That’s basically how we got started. We rolled up our sleeves and figured it out. We read, we watched YouTube, and we tinkered. We haven’t been doing this for the last 20 years and we aren’t self-proclaimed “experts”. It seems like every other day there is some new information about CBD and the other cannabinoids that comes out. The world is learning (and relearning) about all of the amazing benefits of these powerful compounds. We are students and we do this because it’s exciting and new and we love to learn.

We are proud of the progress we’ve made, we are proud of the product we make and we are enjoying our journey to find ways to make it better.

CBD Made from Montana Certified Organic Hemp

How do we know that our product is good?

We start with certified organic hemp from our neighbors (technically they are 5 hours down the road, but that counts as neighbors here). We test the incoming hemp to confirm that we don’t have mold, pesticides, harmful bacteria, or heavy metals. From there we process it ourselves from start to finish through our CO2 extractor and through our short path distillation equipment. Once we are done processing it we give half back to the farmer, and we take our half and use it to blend into our products.

Our products come from our small lab that is, literally, on Main street in Chinook Montana direct to you. No middle man, no fancy marketing, just clean, potent, and consistent product.

Aaron Morrow
Big Sky Extracts Owner & Extractor

I’m just going to be up front about it. I’m a huge nerd. Not your typical Marvel is better than DC nerd (Marvel is, but that’s for another time), but a huge science and engineering nerd. Figuring stuff out is fun, making stuff is fun, extracting and processing CBD is fun. Told you HUGE nerd.

I got into the business because I wanted to learn more about extracting CBD from hemp. I’d read about what a powerful compound CBD was, how there was this huge demand for it, and how Montana planted more Hemp than any other state in the US (50,000 acres in 2019!).

When I got into the business, I just wanted to figure out how to make the best CBD distillate that I could. Like most engineers, I figured that if I could make an objectively good product (clean, potent, and consistent), it would sell itself. Turns out, that we need to prove to our customers that our products work, that they our safe, and that we will deliver a consistent product.

My goal is to enable people to try CBD and see if it works for them. The Scientific data is clear, CBD is safe, CBD can help with sleep, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. It may not be for everyone, but I think the only way you will know for sure is to try for yourself.

I love our products (I'm biased of course) and I'm proud of what we have created. I think that if CBD is right for you, you will love our products too. If not, drop us a note and we will refund, upgrade, or replace your purchase.

Our Extracts

Big Sky Extracts exclusively uses supercritical CO2 extraction to extract the desired phytochemicals from each plant to keep extracts pure, and to provide consistent, high-quality raw material for CBD products.

  • Full Spectrum Distillate
    (CBD Content 85-90%)

  • Isolate
    (CBD Content 99+%)

  • Winterized crude
    (CBD Content 60-70%)

Our Process

What is supercritical CO2 extraction? Super critical extraction uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals from the hemp plant.

Our Equipment

We use Apeks Supercritical processing equipment to perform our extractions. Coupled with 100% certified organic hemp, our process results in a superior extraction, with the following advantages:

  • Non-Toxic.
    With CO2 as a solvent for CBD oil extraction, no toxins, heavy metals or hydrocarbon materials come in contact with the extracted oils.
  • Pure.
    The extracted material is free of residual solvents.
  • Natural.
    Other extraction solvents, such as hydrocarbon-based solvents like propane and butane, hexane and pentane, or ethanol/alcohol mixtures, require additional distillation or purging beyond the extraction process to separate the solvent from the extracted oil. CO2 has a very low boiling temperature and wants to be a gas at room temperature, so it naturally separates from the extracted oil, the same way a soda goes “flat.”
  • Cold.
    CO2 extractions can be done at temperatures native to the plant, minimizing thermal degradation of the plant material and the extracted oil.
  • Environmentally Friendly.
    Industrial CO2 for extractions comes from byproducts – primarily hydrogen and ammonia manufacturing and fermentation for ethanol. CO2 used for extractions does not contribute to the overall atmospheric CO2 levels.