It didn’t take the users long after they first discover CBD oils and tinctures to attempt to make their own CBD-infused products at home. This way they could be sure that they are using only quality products, and as a bonus – it was more cost-effective.
The easiest way to do so is to make a CBD-infused oil.
CBD oils are usually made of either olive or coconut oil since their saturated fatty acids make it easier to extract cannabis without the need to use any expensive equipment. Even though both oils are fairly popular, many people opt for making CBD coconut oil, because not only can the final product later be used in cooking and baking, but it also has an amazing taste.
Want to know how you can make your own CBD coconut oil at home? Here’s a detailed recipe for you.
How to make CBD oil with coconut oil?
In order to make the best CBD coconut oil, you’ll need the following:
- Around 14 grams of a quality, CBD-rich strain
- 1 cup of organic coconut oil
As you can see, the ingredients list is not that long – with only two ingredients for you to obtain, extracting CBD with coconut oil is a fairly simple process. Just make sure the ingredients you are using are quality ones, and that they are purchased from reliable suppliers.
Extracting CBD with coconut oil doesn’t require anything you don’t already have in your kitchen:
- Grinder (a simple coffee grinder will work)
- Strainer or cheesecloth
- Cooker, double-boiler or saucepan
- Glass jar
Once you get the ingredients you need and prepare the equipment, you can start with the process of extracting CBD using coconut oil.
- Grind the cannabis plant
The first thing you should do is grind the cannabis plant or chop it up into tiny pieces. Whether you choose to grind the whole plant, just the flower or both the plant and the flower is entirely up to you. However, make sure not to over-grind the product – turning the mixture into a fine powder enables tiny particles to go straight through the strainer and end up in your final product.
- Cook the mixture
The next step is to add the finely ground mixture to a glass jar to which you previously added a cup of organic coconut oil. Close the jar tightly and shake it to mix the oil and herb. Place the mixture into a pot, pour at least three inches of water, and let it simmer just below the boiling temperature for a few hours (around 3 hours if you use a saucepan, 4 if you opt for a cooker, and 6 hours for a double-boiler).
Make sure you don’t leave the pot unattended because the water might evaporate, which can cause the mixture to overheat and destroy the active CBD ingredients. To avoid this, stir frequently and don’t let the oil temperature exceed 245°F.
- Strain the oil
Once you’re done with the cooking, use your cheesecloth to strain the oil. Ensure you don’t apply too much pressure when straining, though – squeezing the cloth too hard leads to having more chlorophyll in your final product. Simply discard all the remaining parts of the cannabis plant and leave the oil in a container.
Leave the CBD coconut oil uncovered and wait until it cools down and solidifies. Once in a solid-state, you can use it right away or store it on a shelf. It can last up to 2 months at room temperature, but you can extend its life if you store it in a refrigerator.
How to use CBD coconut oil?
Once you make your own CBD-infused coconut oil, its uses are virtually endless.
Thanks to its taste, you can use it instead of other types of oils in many cooking and baking recipes, as well as the recipes for various salad dressings. In addition, since this nutritious oil can be a butter substitute, you can use it to make vegetables, different kinds of pasta, pizzas, cakes, and other delicious meals typically made with butter.
Moreover, you can add your CBD coconut oil into your morning coffee (be it a regular black or latte), or tea.
You can even use it as a topical cream if you want – just combine it with aloe vera and some beeswax, and you’ll have your very own CBD-infused coconut oil topical.
There you have it – a step by step guide on how to make CBD oil with coconut oil. Give it a try and let us know how it went in the comments below.