As a fan of healthy edibles or topicals, going for a different bunch of butter and tinctures was a smooth choice. But some recipes are meant to change the game of infusions.
Imagine the healing magic of Marijuana in your favorite recipes. Sounds fun right? How about infusing it with the goodness of coconut oil? Maybe it seems like you’re trying to brew a powerful elixir. Nope. We’re just trying to harvest potent edibles.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for making cannabis coconut oil. 1. Lay the cheese cloth out and place buds on top. Fold in opposite ends to cover the buds. 2. Fill the bottom pan of a double boiler with a few inches of water and heat to a gentle boil. 3. Add coconut oil and begin melting. Add about 1 cup of water. 4. Once coconut oil has melted, add your buds. 5. Cook for about 1.5 hours. 6. Once cooled the mixture will form two layers; water on the bottom and good stuff at top. Poke a few holes through the oil and let the water drain out. 7. Store in a glass container. And there you have it – cannabis coconut oil!
Cannabis Coconut Oil Benefits
As coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, it has the capability of creating a strong binding agent for Cannabinoids. This is compared to other oils, such as Olive Oil, which contains less than 20% of saturated fat content. Cannabis and Coconut oil are literally like a match made in heaven and thanks to recent research it is now understood that the Cannabis coconut oil benefits are incomparable to any other cannabis based oil.
Making Cannabis Oil with Coconut oil is really easy. All you really need is a hot stovetop some cannabis and obviously, coconut oil.
Why Coconut Oil + Cannabis?
Coconut oil contains high levels of saturated fatty acids. This factor makes it a good oil for creating strong marijuana infusions, medicinal edibles, and topicals.
Also, the high level of saturated fat allows coconut oil to absorb more Terpenes, Flavinoids, THC, and Cannabinoids. It does the job better than butter or any types of oil. Butter has 60% of saturated fat. Coconut oil has about 90% saturated fat.
The combo is good for people on high-fat healing diets for Epilepsy, Cancer and Alzheimer’s. Also, it may be great for paleo people and vegans. It might be useful for people who aren’t allergic to coconut and would to consume cannabis without vaping or smoke.
If you don’t have a cannabinoid tester, you may have to test it on yourself. You need to do a little math here.
It’s fit to start low and go slow in playing the guinea pig. You may try 1/8-1/4 teaspoon and wait an hour or two before taking more in 1/4 teaspoon. Once you know your dosage rate, you incorporate the data into recipes.
Decarboxylating your cannabis is of utmost importance when infusing it when coconut oil.
Some home decarb methods may be unreliable since you may waste as much as 30% of the THC content that’s present in your material. To aid this, you may use machines like the Nova Decarbolylator. It may help transform almost 100% of THC-A to TC.
Things to prepare:
- Metal Strainer or Sieve
- Large measuring cup or bowl
- Jar or Bowl for canna oil storage
- 1 Cup (approximately 7g) of trim or buds- 2 cups of unrefined coconut oil
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon- 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower Lecithin
STEP 1: DECARBOXYLATION
Decarboxylation makes your oil activated, potent, and ready-to-use.
- Preheat your oven to 240°.
- Spread 1 Cup (approximately 7g) of trim or broken up buds onto a pyrex baking dish. You may use a baking sheet if it’s what you’ve got.
- Cover the dish with tinfoil. For 40 minutes, bake the trim.
- Let the mixture cool and store in an airtight container until use. You may scrape any goodness that sticks to the pan or pyrex dish.
STEP 2: INFUSING THE COCONUT OIL
1. In a crockpot on low or warm, combine the following:
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower LecithinFor best result, try to keep oil near 160°.
* If you don’t have a crockpot, you may use a pot on the stove over a makeshift boiler. Maintain low heat to avoid smoke.
2. Add 1 Cup Organic Decarboxylated Cannabis to the crockpot.
3. Every half hour, stir the mixture.
4. Turn off the crockpot after 8-12 hours of heating and steeping. Before moving to the next step, allow the oil to cool.
5. Snuggle your strainer in a container.
6. Line the strainer with cheesecloth.
7. Slowly pour the cannabis and coconut oil mixture through the filter.
8. Grab a string or twist tie and gather the cheesecloth around the cannabis and secure the cheesecloth.
9. Squeeze the cheesecloth to extract the goodness. You may save the satchel to make High Chai.
10. Pour oil into a pint jar. Let it sit in the fridge until cool.
11. Seal it with a lid and voila! You got your Cannabis Coconut Oil!
If you’re planning to make smaller or larger amounts of this recipe, you may use 1:1 ratio. This is to make sure that you use enough coconut oil to cover your decarboxylated cannabis completely.
Coconut Oil is one of the best oils for creating strong marijuana infusions. The high saturated fat content makes coconut oil capable of absorbing more THC, terpenes, flavinoids, and cannabinoids. Aside from cooking up new infused dishes, cannabis-infused coconut oil can also be used to make your own salve or bath soak. Recipes for those coming soon.
This 4-step recipe is so easy anyone can make their own infused oil at home with just a few ingredients! If you give it a try, tag us in a photo and let us know what you create.
- 1 cup ground cannabis flower (adjust according to desired potency)
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- Hand grinder
- Cheesecloth or strainer
- Bowl or large measuring cup
- Tamper-proof container to store your finished oil
- Grind your cannabis. You can include the entire plant, just the flower, or a little bit of both — it’s all a matter of preference. Just make sure you don’t grind the cannabis into a fine powder, or it will go right through your cheesecloth or strainer.
- Combine the coconut oil and cannabis in your crock-pot then heat the two together on the lowest setting for 2 hours. This allows for decarboxylation (activation of THC) without scorching. Cook on low for an additional 4 hours, stirring occasionally. To avoid burning, add a small amount of water to the mixture.
Note: The temperature of the oil should not exceed 245° F.
- Strain the oil through the strainer or cheesecloth into your tamper-proof container. Don’t squeeze the cheesecloth as this simply adds more chlorophyll to your oil.
- Discard the remaining plant matter and find a safe, secure place to store your newly infused oil.
*Cannabis infusions vary in potency. Adhere to the industry motto, “start low and go slow”. Consider your tolerance and experience before consuming any cannabis product.
Ingredients for the Coconut Oil Cannabis Recipe
- Double boiler
- 1/4-1/2 ounce of Cannabis (Get quality bud)
- 1 Cup of coconut oil ( Organic is best)
- 2-3 feet of cooking twine
- Cheesecloth (about an 8” x 10” piece)
Ok let’s get cookin’
- Lay the cheese cloth out and place your buds on top. Buds should be distributed evenly. Fold in opposite ends to cover your buds. Now fold in one of the open ends, tuck and roll. Tie the roll of bud with cooking twine.
- Fill the bottom pan of a double boiler with a few inches of water. Place the second and on top and heat to a gentle boil.
- Add coconut oil and begin melting. Add about 1 cup of water, just enough so it will cover your bud packet when you place it in.
- Once all your coconut oil has melted add your packet of buds
- Cook for about 1.5 hours. Once the mixture has turned green, remove the packet and set aside to cool
- The mixture should form two layers; the water at the bottom and the good stuff at the top. Simply poke a few holes through the oil and let the water drain out.
- Store in a glass container and you are done. Presto you now have your coconut-infused cannabis oil
- 1 Cup Ground Cannabis Flower *Decarboxylated
- 1 Cup Cooking Oil *Olive and Coconut Oil are most common
- Grind up the cannabis. Preferably grind up the flower/bud as it’s the most potent and will get you a more accurate measurement, but you can include the whole plant. Make sure that it is large enough to not fall through the cloth/strainer. Anything fine enough will end up in the final product.
- Decarboxylate your cannabis by spreading the cannabis evenly on a baking tray and putting it in the oven for 45 minutes at 240 degrees Fahrenheit. (If you are using trichomes/kief scroll down to image at bottom)
- With the cheesecloth wrap the ground cannabis and tie it together.
- Add oil and cannabis into either a slow cooker, double-boiler, or saucepan. For a slow cooker cook on low for 4-6 hours, and stirring it occasionally. Using a double-boiler, cook on low for 6-8 hours ( 8 hours is recommended), and stirring occasionally. Finally using a saucepan, cook on low for 3 hours and stir it frequently, as the saucepan is susceptible to scorching..
- Tip* You can add a bit of water to the mixture to help prevent burning.Note: The temperature of the oil should not exceed 240 F no matter which method is used.
- Strain and capture the oil. If using a cheesecloth do not squeeze, this adds more unnecessary chlorophyll to the oil. Leftover plant materials can be discarded.
- Finished ! The oils shelf life is at least 2 months! And can be extended by keeping it refrigerated.
It are an easy recipes if you don’t fret when you see the canna-oil in the pot. So have fun and infuse away. Enjoy the goodness of Marijuana Infused with Coconut Oil!