How to Make Cannabis-infused Coconut Oil
The production process of cannabis coconut oil is very similar to making cannabutter. All it takes are 7 easy steps, 50g of bud, and the willingness to pretend to be a pharmacist.
When cooking with cannabis, it’s never the wrong approach to think about the right dosages, in the beginning. Grinding up huge amounts of beautiful buds, just to make edibles or concentrates out of them, can hurt. Unfortunately, it is necessary to ensure a high potency in the final product. We don’t want to make placebos or homeopathic remedies! We want something that’s effective in treating local pain, muscle soreness, joint problems, along with various skin issues.
There are many different recipes out there that are using anything between 8-120g of cannabis for 250ml of coconut oil. This recipe is meant to produce coconut oil that is strong but kind of rational with the amount of finely ground bud. Unfortunately, about 50g of dried blossoms must still be sacrificed, to produce this therapeutic and effective coconut oil. If you think that’s uneconomical in terms of the amount of bud, you can always use a mix out of sugary bud leaves, and actual cannabis blossoms. This way we still have a high potency in our oil but also save some buds for smoking.
INGREDIENTS & EQUIPMENT
• cooking pot (medium to large size)
• 1,25l of distilled water (reverse osmosis water is even better; aquarium supply)
• 50g of finely ground, dried cannabis blossoms (or a mix of trim and bud)
• 250ml of organic coconut oil
• cheesecloth or fine strainer (any fine mesh material will work)
• Plastic or glass container with lid
1. Melt 250ml of coconut oil in your cooking pot and make sure you only use low heat.
2. Add 1,25l of distilled water to your oil once it melted.
3. Throw your 50g of finely ground buds into the mixture and avoid tears of sadness.
4. Give the mixture a good amount of heat for about one hour. Stir frequently. After one hour, reduce temperatures substantially and aim for a simmering at low temperatures for 8-24 hours. 120-135°C is a good temperature range. Anything over 150°C will destroy the therapeutic ingredients.
5. Filter the mixture through a cheese cloth or strainer, into your container. Separate the nasty plant matter from anything that’s liquid.
6. Close the container and put it in the fridge to cool down.
7. After about 12 hours, you can simply take the coconut oil from the surface and poor the liquid down the drain.
You’re done! Now you have the chance to apply your home-made, coconut cannabis oil to areas of your body that need to get medicated.