Learn how to take a cannabis CBD plantand infuse with coconut oil. A beginners five part series on extracting cannabinoids for your pantry and your favorite food. How to grind and infuse oils with CBD with a recipe from Lisa Masé. CBD infused Coconut Oil. With a little math and simple tools I was able to infuse 1000 mg of CBD Isolate into a 1/4 cup of coconut oil.
Part 2, How to Make Infused Cannabis CBD or THC Coconut Oil
Well, just so you don’t get your hopes up, we don’t plan to make any milk duds in this five part series on cooking with cannabis. Though, we are planning on getting together your pantry of infused oils and butters to put to use anyway you see fit – yes, even topical application like lotions.
The Endless Possibilities of CBD Coconut Oil
Cannabis THC or CBD coconut oil is a really versatile way to consume cannabis. It’s great taken alone or baked into all kinds of edibles – most strains of cannabis beautifully complement the flavor of coconut oil! Infused cannabis oils make it easy to medicate and you can use indica, sativa, or even high CBD strains to get the desired effect you want – or any cannabinoid really.
When using buds, it’s okay to use less than you would if you were using trim as there will be more trichromes present and therefore more THC. If I was using buds instead of trim in this batch, I probably would have used 0.5 grams of bud per tablespoon of coconut oil.
Guidelines for dosing:
We recommend using anywhere from 0.5-1.5 g of trim/bud/hash/etc per tablespoon of oil. If this is your first time experimenting with canna oil, try using 16 grams of cannabis to 2 cups of oil.
Check out our CBD/THC dosage and potency calculator for general dosing help.
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Part 2, How to Make Infused Cannabis CBD Coconut Oil
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A simple recipe to extract any cannabinoid of your choice. This recipe uses Charlotte web cannabis plant and coconut oil you can find at your local stores.
Strainer or cheesecloth
Bowl or large measuring cup
Jar or bowl to store the coconut oil
Grinder (a simple hand grinder works best)
Double-boiler, slow cooker, saucepan, etc.
1 ounce of ground cannabis flower – about 15 grams
2 cup of coconut oil – about 1 pound
- Grind the cannabis to a medium/fine course. It’s ok to use entire plant, just the flower, a little bit of both — this is all a matter of preference. Anything small enough to fit through the strainer will end up in your product so be careful grinding.
- Combine oil and cannabis in your double-boiler or slow cooker, and heat the two together on low or warm for a few hours. Cooking can be done a variety of ways (see note below on times): in a slow cooker on low; in a double-boiler on low; or in a simple saucepan on low for at least three hours, stirring frequently (do not scorch). In all cases, a small amount of water can be added to the mixture to help avoid burning. Note: whatever method you choose, temperature of the oil should not exceed 245°F.
- Strain and store the oil. Do not squeeze too hard on the cheesecloth; this will simply add more chlorophyll to your oil. All remaining plant material can be used for composting or discarded. Keeping the oil in your pantry will last for at least 2 months, cans be extended in refrigerator. Keep out of the sunlight.
- Step 1. When grinding, anything that fits through the product will eventually end up the in product. Be extra careful not to grind too fine.
- Step 2. Slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Double-boiler on low for at least 6 hours (8 is better), stirring occasionally.
- Step 2. Be careful during the decarboxylation (step 2), overcooking will destroy the cannabinoid. The the most important pieces of the puzzle.
Disclaimer: this information is not medical advice and is purely for entertainment and education purposes. In no way do we condone the use of cannabis or it’s bi-products without the consent of your medical professional as well as abiding by your state and country laws.
How To Infuse CBD Isolate Into Coconut Oil
To grind the CBD, I recommend using a mortar and pestle to coarsely break up the plant matter and increase the surface area exposed to oil. You can use a food processor, but be sure not to grind it into a fine powder, because you will need to strain it through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth after infusing the oil.
Combine oil and coarsely ground CBD in a double-boiler or slow cooker, and heat the two together on low heat. Slow, persistent cooking allows for decarboxylation (activation of CBD) without scorching. I prefer using a slow cooker on low for six hours. You can also infuse it in a double-boiler on low for eight hours. Whichever method you choose, be sure that the temperature of the oil does not exceed 245 degrees F.
Strain the oil through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Store the strained oil in glass jars. The remaining plant material can be discarded or composted. The oil will last approximately two months at room temperature or up to six months in the refrigerator.
Once the coconut oil infusion is ready, it can be used in many ways:
– Combine infused coconut oil with beeswax and aloe to make a topical lotion for sore muscles and joints
– Use the infusion in place of oil in a recipe
– Encapsulate the infused oil for easy measurable dosing (about 1/4 teaspoon per capsule)
#TryitTuesday CBD infused Coconut Oil
So it was #TryitTuesday yesterday and while I meant to get this up yesterday it just didn’t happen. So here we are… a day late but good all the same! Today’s #TryitTuesday is all about making CBD infused Coconut Oil.
This was a really easy DIY. With a little math and some simple tools I was able to infuse 1000 mg of CBD Isolate into a quarter cup of Coconut oil. I wasn’t able to order the coconut oil in the Village Bloomery store but I was able to get the Isolate sorted using the Village Bloomery online shop.
I’ll go straight to the recipe because if you are like me you HATE reading the whole wordy blog just to get to the details.
- Coconut oil
- CBD Isolate (different than distillate. Read below for more) I used RAD CBD Isolate
- Glass Jar
- Measuring cup or measuring spoons
- Silicone spatula
- Small pot or double boiler
It is pretty straight forward. You want to measure out 1/4 cup of coconut oil into a small glass jar. Add the entire container of CBD Isolate into the jar and if the oil is soft enough give it a stir. NOTE: if you don’t have cups use 4 full tablespoons as there are 16 Tablespoons in a full cup. Make sure to place the lid on the jar and affix it tightly…this will come in handy later on.
Fill a small pot with enough water to cover 1/4 of the glass jar. Ideally you have a double boiler. I don’t have one so I just placed a small dish in the bottom of the pot so that my jar wasn’t sitting directly on the hot metal. I did this to avoid cracking the jar in the event that I let the water come to a boil. That’s the point…you don’t want to bring it to a boil, you want it to be on a constant simmer. Once you see that the butter has turned to oil you can pick the jar up and give it a shake to make sure all of the isolate is dispersing through the liquid. Once you have a totally clear liquid free of any lumps or clumps you have succeeded in infusing your oil!
The CBD isolate is 1000 mg (give or take a mg) you will need to do some math to decide on on how potent you want your butter. 1 cup of butter is equivalent to 250 ml. It isn’t exact but Millilitres are very close to Milligrams so in order to keep the math simple I accept them as equals. If I were to use a full cup of butter/oil I would divide 1000 mg by 250 ml. This would give me 4 mg per ml. If a Teaspoon is 5ml I would get 20 mg of CBD per tsp. In this case I wanted it to be stronger because I like to use it in baking and as a topical so more potent is better for me. My goal was 40 mg per teaspoon so I reduced the amount of butter to 1/2 cup. A 1/2 cup is equal to 125 ml. Divide 1000 by 125 and you get 8.
That is 8mg per 1 ml. This means 1 tsp (5ml) is 40 mg.
I get a little wavy when I have to do this kind of math. It is because I don’t trust myself with numbers yet. That said I have the support of mathy folks and I can assure you that this math works!
Here is a little Cannabis 101 on CBD Isolate vs CBD Distillate:
CBD Isolate is the “purest” form of CBD. I put that in quotes because I don’t want to suggest that in its purity it is somehow better than it could be if it was less pure. Rather I prefer the broad spectrum CBD products, because I lean towards a whole plant philosophy with all plant based products. That said, Isolated CBD is CBD and nothing but the CBD. CBD distillate is created by distilling the cannabinoids found in the plant, and in the case of a CBD flower, you will get an extract that is predominantly CBD (approx 75% generally speaking). You will also see trace amounts of CBN, CBG, THC etc… The Distillate will be in oil form while the Isolate is usually in a powdered form. You will see vape pens that use Isolate and those will have a carrier oil. Meanwhile a distillate vape pen can often get away with the pure oil.