2.SLOW COOKER- Add your decarboxylated starting material, coconut oil, and soy lecithin to your slow cooker and turn the unit to LOW HEAT. Allow the material to cook for 2 hours (longer if desired) to achieve as proper decarboxylation, stirring several times per hour. Slow cookers tend to cook around 200 degrees on the low setting, so make sure you check beforehand to get a better estimate of how much time you will need.
Dosing will depend on 3 variables:
Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare your material by grinding it finely with your grinder and spreading the grounds across a sheet of parchment paper that has been placed over a baking tray. Ovens tend to fluctuate in temperature, so it’s important to note that you do not want the oven hotter than 250 degrees. Any hotter and you begin to risk cooking off valuable cannabinoids. The material will need to bake for about 30-45 minutes before you can achieve a proper decarboxylation, though you can continue this process for longer if you prefer. Once finished, pull the tray from the oven and proceed to step 2.
Ingredients and Materials Required for Cannabis Capsules
1. OVEN- Begin by filling your cooking pot 3/4 of the way full with water and bringing it to a soft boil. Add your coconut oil and soy lecithin to your glass cooking bowl and place it within the rim of your cooking pot so that the bowl sits about 1-2 inches above the soft boiling water. After several minutes, your coconut oil and soy lecithin will melt down and you can add your finely ground and decarboxylated cannabis. Mix the material together until everything is homogenous. Empty the hot water out of your cooking pot and then add the oil mixture. Place the pot back in the oven (still at 220 degrees) for an additional 30-45 minutes. Check in a few times to stir, if necessary. You may cook the mix for longer if desired. This may affect the potency of your end product because it will allow for a further degradation of THC to CBN, a conversion known to add a more sedating effect to your finished capsule.
Our recipe utilizes an infusion derived from coconut oil and soy lecithin. Combined, these two act as a terrific metabolizing agent for the cannabinoids as they pass through our digestive systems, enabling us to get more bang for our buck when dosing orally.
Cannabis-infused capsules are also a perfect DIY project for anybody looking for a safe, inexpensive, and relatively simple at-home infusion. The required materials can be procured inexpensively, either online or at your local health food and/or drug store. This at-home project takes just a few hours and can be accomplished several different ways, depending on what ingredients and equipment are available to you.
STEP 1: DECARBOXYLATION
1. Combine the distilled water, coconut oil, and 50g of finely ground cannabis buds in a large cooking pot (don’t worry if it seems like a lot of bud, it’ll be worth it in the end!).
Creating cannabis coconut oil takes 2–3 hours for a decent infusion, but the longer you leave it, the stronger the oil or capsules become. With that in mind, make sure you leave yourself enough time to complete the recipe from start to finish.
Size 00 empty gelatine capsules are best for canna-caps. While you don’t necessarily have to use a capsule filling machine, the process can be tedious and slow without it.
With your cannabis-infused coconut oil in hand, there are a ton of possibilities. To help you put the oil to good use, let’s quickly run through some of your options.
It is best if you store your cannabis-infused capsules in the refrigerator, but any dark and cool place will do.
To understand the basics of hemp extraction and processing as well as the process of making CBD oil at home .
So is there any option? Yes, there is. Make it yourself…right on your kitchen countertop!
Cannabidiol oil has many health benefits and is a safer alternative to conventional treatment methods and traditional medications. What’s even better with CBD is that this cannabis-based chemical substance can be used or administered in different ways, i.e. injected, inhaled, ingested consumed sublingually or even applied topically.
How to Make CBD Capsules at Home
Making it at home is the cheaper option. You can simply buy CBD concentrates, as per your requirement, and make it yourself. This would not only reduce your costs by 50% but also give you an added advantage of controlling the exact strength, flavor, spectrum options as well.
CBD capsules purchased online or from your local store will cost you 3-4 times more than it would if you successfully made it at home. For those who need to regularly stock up on their CBD products to manage or treat some condition or chronic issue, it is not feasible to keep buying.
So, you won’t know for certain that the capsules are devoid of chemical additives, solvents, or pesticides, or that the extract is sourced from organically grown hemp.
The latter is what we will provide for you here through this article.