Cannabis coconut oil is a highly adaptable method of consuming cannabis. It’s fantastic taken alone or used to make various edibles, and most strains of cannabis taste great with coconut oil! Canna oil also makes it very easy to medicate; you may use indica, sativa, or even high CBD strains to get the desired result.
It’s also extremely simple to prepare, and it’s a wonderful way to utilize up trim, kief, or hash from the harvest. In this instructable, I’ll demonstrate how to do it in my own unique style – on the stove! But I’ll show you how to cook it in a slow cooker as well.
You’ll need only a few simple ingredients and equipment to make your own canna oil. This is a very quick and easy method of making cannabutter – with much study and several experiments, I don’t feel it’s necessary to simmer it for longer than that or to overcomplicate things. With this technique, you’ll end up with a strong, delicious, and fancy-looking cannabutter.
Benefits of Edibles & Why Cannabis Coconut Oil?
Even though smoking cannabis is the most common method of consumption, there is always a chance of danger with each drag. Even though it isn’t as hazardous as smoking cigarettes, smoking in general isn’t good for one’s lungs, and if you don’t clean your pipe or bong regularly enough, the resin buildup might be even more harmful to one’s health.
However, there are a variety of cannabis ingestion techniques that do not include the inhalation of smoke. Tinctures, topicals, and transdermal patches are all simple methods to introduce the plant into your body without putting out much effort, but ingesting cannabis coconut oil in food is the most pleasurable and filling method available.
Hemp oil is a type of cannabis ingestion that’s gaining a lot of attention. Here are the top five benefits connected with this sort of usage, particularly when it comes to cannabis coconut oil:
- Edibles do not necessitate the usage of combustible materials. The most apparent advantage, but again, anyone looking to use cannabis without taking the health risks associated with smoking would be well served by utilizing edibles.
- Cannabis edibles are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and tastes. While smoking cannabis is simple (just light up and inhale), eating cannabis foods or utilizing coconut oil to cook with provides for a lot of room for innovation. Cannabis coconut oil is great in recipes that include other foods, including sweets and beverages. Whether you’re looking for a delicious drink, something refreshing, or anything else, cannabis coconut oil may be used to flavor practically everything eatable or drinkable. Sweet and savory tastes complement it well, and because it’s so flavorful and rich, it mixes well with just about everything. The options are nearly limitless, which is good news for individuals who like to mix things up!
- Edibles are simple to consume and inconspicuous. While smoking is difficult to hide (due a result of the smoke), edibles provide for discretion. They’re ideal for on-the-go consumption, traveling, or any other reason you want to maintain your identity hidden.
- The effects of consuming cannabis edibles endure longer than those from smoking. Although smoking has an almost immediate impact on the body, ingesting edibles produces a considerably more long-lasting effect. They also offer for a greater “body buzz,” although be careful – eating too much edible could result in unpleasant side effects including dizziness, “couch lock,” or confusion that may last for hours.
- Cannabis Coconut oil is the most adaptable option. Cannabutter isn’t suitable for vegans, people with lactose intolerance, or anybody else who wants to maintain a specific diet since it’s a popular carrier for infusing meals. Coconut oil is vegan-friendly and has properties that mimic butter in texture.
Benefits of Cannabis Coconut Oil
Cannabis Coconut oil has been used for millennia thanks to its high content of beneficial fatty acids and creamy richness. Let’s look at some of the advantages coconut oil may provide, in addition to all of the benefits that cannabis-infused edibles have to offer.
- Cannabis Coconut oil is high in essential fatty acids and has a significant proportion of beneficial fatty acids. These saturated fats are required by the body and aid fat burning. They also provide power to your body and mind while lowering harmful cholesterol, allowing you to avoid heart disease.
- Cannabis coconut oil has antibacterial properties, according to some study. Lauric acid, which makes up around 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil, has been found to be antiseptic. The presence of cannabinoids and lauric acid might have a synergistic effect due to this.
- Cannabis coconut oil may help those who suffer from seizures. Researchers have studied the ketogenic diet, which is low in calories and rich in fats and carbohydrates, as a therapy for epileptic seizures. The ketogenic diet has been shown to significantly reduce the number of epileptic seizures among children with epilepsy.
The use of cannabis has been studied in the treatment of epileptic seizures. CBD is included in Epidiolex, the first FDA-approved drug that contains CBD and is used to treat epilepsy. Cannabis has long been recognized for its antiepileptic qualities, particularly CBD. Epidiolex, a medicine containing CBD developed by GW Pharmaceuticals, is legal throughout the United States and is used to treat children with epilepsy.
- Cannabis Coconut oil offers a number of medical, nutritional, and cosmetic benefits. Although coconut oil is delicious, it may do much more than that. Many people use coconut oil for aesthetic reasons: it is a wonderful skin moisturizer, prevents sun damage to the hair, and can kill particular mouth germs if used as a mouthwash.
How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil
The advantages of edibles and cannabis coconut oil are mutually reinforcing, so combining cannabis with this superfood is the most effective way to obtain all of these well-known benefits. The process is time-consuming, but the techniques are easy, resulting in a big supply of infused coconut oil for whenever you want to elevate your meal, drink, or snack.
Use an oven to make this combination. There are a few alternatives to this combination, but the most efficient and simplest technique is to use an oven. Although it will only produce a little amount at first, you may quadruple, triple, or double the recipe once you’ve mastered the process:
- 7 grams (a.k.a. a quarter ounce) of cannabis flower
- ½ cup of coconut oil
- Cannabis grinder (or some scissors)
- Oven-safe baking dish
- Aluminum foil
- A storage container for the final product (we recommend a nice mason jar)
- Decarb the cannabis.The decarboxylation of cannabis occurs when THCA in the plant is transformed into THC, the psychoactive ingredient that causes euphoria. Break up cannabis and put it on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in small pieces. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 245°F.
- Grind or break down cannabis. A grinder will break down your cannabis into an even consistency, but you can also do it with your bare hands. Keep in mind that anything that fits through a strainer will be included in the final product, so don’t grind your cannabis to a fine powder.
- Heat oil and decarbed cannabis. In a saucepan, combine the decarboxylated cannabis, oil, and an acid to produce a thickened liquid. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours in a double-boiler, slow cooker, or saucepan. Make sure the oil temperature stays between 160 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Strain and store the oil. Pour the oil/cannabis mixture through the mesh strainer or cheesecloth-covered container. Don’t press it out; this will make your oil more chlorophyll-hued and more vegetable in flavor. Remove the plant material from the oil. The oil has an anticipated shelf life of at least two months, and storing it in a cool place can extend its life for even longer.
Guidance on Dosing Cannabis Coconut Oil
The dosage aspect of cannabis coconut oil is more difficult. Because infused edibles take longer to have an effect, you may not feel the full impact until two hours or more after eating them. Consumers frequently make the error of consuming far too much before the effects have fully taken hold, resulting in being “too high” and feeling uncomfortable.
In general, edibles should be consumed slowly and in little doses, especially if measuring the dose or strength is difficult.
Begin with a lesser dose than you are used to, and if you have never taken cannabis before, wait a few hours or the next day before taking a larger dose if necessary. To enhance the impact faster, eat a fatty meal (such as cheese or peanut butter) 15 minutes after smoking cannabis.
How to use cannabis coconut oil
When cooking, most individuals add cannabis coconut oil to meals in order to infuse them with cannabis. Before adding a lot to a meal, we recommend testing it out by yourself first to determine its strength. You may also use it as a hot beverage additive in order for it to melt into the drink.
Cannabis coconut oil is also useful as a topical for localized pain alleviation. Simply apply it to your skin as you would a salve or cream.
Coconut oil can be used as a lubricant in the bedroom, but take precautions. Condoms may be weakened by coconut oil.
Put infused coconut oil in capsules for easy dosing.