There are several reasons why Coconut Oil is the perfect carrier oil for cannabis and why it is the only oil you should be infusing with your weed. It’s high in saturated fat, but don’t worry, almost all its fats are good kinds of fat. This high-fat content is the perfect medium for your favorite fat-soluble flower. Coconut oil is immediately converted into energy by your body instead of being stored as fat like those bad fats we’re usually advised to avoid. Cannabis coconut oil is easily made at home and is a fantastic alternative to cannabutter recipes you may have tried.
Weed needs to be infused with something high in fat for the infusion process to work effectively. Coconut oil is around 90 percent saturated fat, whereas butter usually sits around 60 percent. This high-fat content helps your THC-infused coconut oil be more powerful and purer than cannabutter alternatives. This guide will cover how you make potent canna coconut oil at home, integrate your use into your daily routine, and prepare it without the lingering smell.
How to Make Potent Canna Coconut Oil?
It’s quite a simple process and one that you’ll be kicking yourself for not trying sooner. There’s no scientific apparatus needed, and you should manage this on your first attempt. You’ll be eager to try again after your first successful batch, and what’s stopping you?
Materials and Equipment
It’s a short list and contains items you likely already own, such as a:
- Large container or bowl to store the finished product
- Baking sheet and parchment paper to decarb your weed
- Cheesecloth and a metal strainer to strain your infusion
- Thermometer to monitor the temperature of your recipe
- Saucepan to prepare your cannabis coconut oil
- Weed odor eliminator products to get rid of the weed smell
Ingredients and Dosage
It can be tricky to know the exact ratios you should be using for your unique preference. A good starting point is using a quarter to half an ounce of cannabis flower per cup of coconut oil. You can adjust this with your next batch if you find it’s not your desired potency. Getting the right kind of canna coconut oil is like finding your preferred weed strain — it may take a little effort.
An optional ingredient that many people swear by is sunflower lecithin. Lecithin has been observed to speed up your body’s absorption of THC and is something that you may wish to use to help your weed last a little longer. If you choose to use lecithin in your cannabis oil recipe, you should add one tablespoon of it per every cup of coconut oil.
Cooking your cannabis coconut oil is simple:
- The first step is to decarboxylate your cannabis flower. This step is necessary to activate the THC in your flower and increase its potency. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to reduce the chances of your buds sticking. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and rip up your buds into small pieces. Decarb for around 25 to 30 minutes before removing it from the oven. This step is where your weed smell eliminating products come in handy. The odor is pretty strong without them and is likely to fill your home.
- Mix your coconut oil and decarbed cannabis flowers in your saucepan over low heat. Use your thermometer to keep the mixture at around 230 degrees Fahrenheit for two to three hours while stirring occasionally.
- Line your strainer with the cheesecloth and ensure it’s over your container or bowl. Let it drip naturally for around an hour before extracting the rest of the oil from the mixture. Don’t be afraid to squeeze out every last droplet.
- Let your canna coconut oil cool to room temperature before transferring it to your refrigerator. This step is vital as it stops condensation from forming.
How to Use Cannabis-Infused Oil in Your Daily Routine
There are so many ways you can use your cannabis coconut oil that you’re spoiled for choice!
- Cannabis coconut oil is incredibly versatile and can feature in your daily routine from your morning cup of coffee onwards. Adding a spoonful to coffee or tea starts your morning off in the best possible way.
- Countless breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes can have an added spoonful of your infused oil. The sky’s the limit for what you can cook with your canna coconut oil.
- You can relax after a long workday or after a heavy session at the gym. It helps to infuse wellness and restore balance in your life. Spend a little time learning how to make soothing cannabis salve at home if this is what you’re planning to do with your cannabis coconut oil.
How to Eliminate Weed Odors While Making Cannabis Oil at Home
The only downside of making your cannabis oil recipes at home is the smell. Strong odors throughout your home or apartment block aren’t ideal and are something you should avoid. Thankfully, Cannabolish has odor absorbing products that help you mitigate the smell of weed emanating from your home before and after cooking.
A Cannabolish weed eliminating candle helps when you’re baking. Our plant-based candles come in different sizes with pleasant scents, including wintergreen oil. Lighting a candle while cooking will help absorb odors and keep your home smelling fresh.
You can use one of our Cannabolish smoke odor eliminator sprays once you’ve finished cooking. We make our air fresheners from deodorizing plant oils without dangerous chemicals or harmful additives. They are perfect to use in your home after your latest THC-infused cannabis oil cooking session. You May Also Like: How to Make Cannabis Cooking Oil
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