Cannabis Coconut Oil is a really versatile way to consume cannabis. It’s great taken alone or baked into all kinds of edibles – from cakes to cookies to other candies. If you don’t want to use dairy, this is a great recipe for you!
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Coconut Oil Basics
Cannabis coconut oil is a great way to make your own edibles or topicals. The process is pretty simple, but there are a few things you need to know before you get started. Let’s go over the basics of making cannabis coconut oil.
The benefits of coconut oil
Coconut oil has a host of benefits that make it ideal for infusing with cannabis. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, making it easy to work with, and it has a high saturated fat content, which helps to carry the THC and other cannabinoids into the body. Coconut oil is also metabolized differently than other oils, meaning that it can produce a longer-lasting high. And last but not least, coconut oil has a delicious taste that can enhance the flavor of your edibles.
The difference between coconut oil and cannabis oil
Coconut oil and cannabis oil are two different things. Cannabis oil is made by extracting THC and CBD from cannabis plants. Coconut oil is made by extracting the oil from coconuts. Both oils have a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fats, but the ratio is different. Cannabis oil has a higher ratio of unsaturated to saturated fats, while coconut oil has a higher ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats.
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature and melts at around 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Cannabis oil is liquid at room temperature and becomes solid when cooled.
Coconut oil is often used in baking or as a skin moisturizer. It can also be used as a carrier oil for CBD or THC oils. Cannabis oil is often used to treat pain or anxiety, or for its medicinal properties.
Infusing Cannabis Into Coconut Oil
Cannabis coconut oil is a great way to make your own edibles or topicals at home. The process is simple and only requires a few ingredients that you likely already have. Cannabis coconut oil is versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes.
The decarboxylation process
Decarboxylation is the process of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a compound. In the context of cannabis, decarboxylation is a necessary step in the process of making cannabis infused coconut oil. When cannabis is heated, the CO2 is released, which activates the THC and other cannabinoids in the plant material. Without decarboxylation, your cannabis infusion will not have any psychoactive effects.
There are a few different ways to decarboxylate your cannabis. The most common method is to simply bake it in an oven at 220-245 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes. Another method is to use a sous vide machine, which can provide more accurate and consistent results. If you don’t have either of these devices, you can also decarboxylate your cannabis on the stovetop by simmering it in oil for 2-3 hours.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, you’re ready to begin infusing it into coconut oil!
The infusion process
There are a few ways to infuse cannabis into coconut oil, but the most popular and effective method is using a slow cooker. This low and slow cooking method allows the THC and other cannabinoids to gently be released from the plant material into the oil, while not damaging the compounds with too much heat.
Here’s a basic recipe for making cannabis infused coconut oil using a slow cooker:
-1 cup of ground cannabis flower (or trim)
-1 cup of unrefined coconut oil
-Strainer or funnel
1. Add ground cannabis and coconut oil to the slow cooker.
2. Stir ingredients together, then set slow cooker to “low” heat and let infuse for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. After 6-8 hours, turn off heat and let cool slightly.
4. Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place over a funnel or another strainer placed over a jar.
5. Pour mixture from slow cooker over cheesecloth/funnel, letting it strain through completely.
6. Once all liquid has strained through, gather the cheesecloth around the plant material and squeeze out any remaining oil (be careful, it’ll be hot).
7. Store your finished product in a dark glass jar in a cool, dark place. Enjoy!
Using Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil
Cannabis infused coconut oil is a great way to make homemade edibles. The oil can easily be incorporated into recipes or simply used to cook with. Cannabis coconut oil is also great for your skin and hair. It can be used as a moisturizer or hair treatment.
Cannabis-infused coconut oil is a wonderfully versatile way to consume cannabis. It can be used inplace of regular oil in any recipe, or even applied topically for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Here are some of our favorite recipes for cannabis-infused coconut oil.
-Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Chocolate Recipe
1 cup coconut oil
1 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 ounce ground cannabis flower or 1/4 ounce hash (optional)
Cannabis coconut oil is a versatile product that can be used in many different recipes and as a topical application. The strength of the oil depends on the ratio of cannabis to coconut oil used in the recipe. A 1:1 ratio will produce a milder oil, while a 1:3 ratio will create a stronger product. It’s important to experiment to find the ratio that works best for you.
When using cannabis coconut oil topically, it’s important to start with a small amount and gradually increase until you find the dosage that works for you. It’s also important to remember that the effects of topical applications can take up to an hour to be felt, so don’t be tempted to reapply before that time has passed.
Coconut oil can also be used as a carrier oil for other forms of cannabis such as tinctures and capsules. When using cannabis coconut oil in this way, it’s important to dose carefully and start with a low amount since the effects can take up to 2 hours to be felt.