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Cannabis-infused coconut oil uses and health benefits

How to choose the right coconut oil for infusion

DIY cannabis-infused coconut oil recipe

Cannabis-infused coconut oil is delicious and easy

 

Homemade weed goodies are all the rage, and cannabis-infused coconut oil is the next liquid gold. If you’re keen on making it from scratch, you’ve come to the right place. 

Learn about the different types of coconut oil on the market and how to pick the best one for infusions. We also share the possible health benefits of this concentrate and ways to enjoy it. 

Read on for an easy-to-follow recipe to make canna-coconut oil with only two ingredients and basic kitchen equipment.

 

Cannabis-infused coconut oil uses and health benefits

There are many possibilities for infusions, including honey, butter, and chocolate. Compared to these options, coconut oil is a healthier alternative.

When combined with the nutritional effects of coconut oil, you may amplify the advantages of marijuana. Cooking with cannabis is a real pleasure and here are some possible cannabis-infused coconut oil benefits:

  • Antimicrobial and antifungal properties
  • Fat burning
  • Reduces hunger pangs
  • Skin-clearing effects
  • Reduces chances of Alzheimer’s 
  • Anti-seizure 
  • Energy boosting

This infusion is believed to reduce anxiety. Some marijuana strains, especially from high CBD cannabis seeds have calming effects. The lauric acid in coconut oil may also be beneficial in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Both coconut oil and weed have anti-inflammatory effects. Together, they create a cannabis-infused oil that may offer a double boost resulting in many possible health benefits: 

  • Better heart health
  • Cognitive boost
  • Topical application to moisturize and calm skin
  • Aphrodisiac 
  • Anti-cancer properties

Aside from the health benefits, coconut oil has a high-fat content, creating the perfect pairing for infusions. Why? It has around 80% saturated fats, which makes it easier to retain cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and other cannabinoids.

Its also an excellent vegan option compared to popular alternatives like cannabutter and honey. Learning how to make cannabis-infused coconut oil is beneficial because it’s healthier than substitutes like vegan butter or chocolate. 

So, how do you use this liquid gold? Keep it simple by consuming a few drops under your tongue. Add some cannabis rosin and bake with it for an extra potent effect. Another option is to sprinkle it over your favorite drinks or dishes.

 

How to choose the right coconut oil for infusion

You’ll spot two main product types at most retailers: refined and unrefined (virgin). Both of them work for most cannabis-infused coconut oil recipes. Which is the better option for infusing it with marijuana?

Unrefined or virgin coconut oil has all the fruit’s antioxidants and is the closest to its natural form. It has a strong tropical aroma and flavor, which some don’t like while others thoroughly enjoy. Unrefined coconut oil has a high smoking point and is perfect for infusion recipes. 

The refined version is ideal for those who don’t like the taste or smell of the pure form. It typically goes through a deodorizing and bleaching process, leading to a higher smoking point. It’s excellent for baking and making coconut oil infused with cannabis. 

Another not-so-common option is MCT oil. It contains medium-chain triglycerides, a type of healthy fat found in some goods like coconut oil. This extract is said to provide energy and is easier to digest. 

 

DIY cannabis-infused coconut oil recipe

If you get the store-bought version, the average cannabis-infused coconut oil price is between $30 to $200 for a bottle.

It would be significantly cheaper to make your own coco oil with marijuana. It costs around $7.59 for 0.023 oz. of bud. You can expect to pay roughly $2.77 for two pounds of refined or unrefined coconut oil.

If you want to create the healthiest possible option, use the MCT alternative, which costs an average of $151.66.

Instead of spending all that money buying cannabis-infused coconut oil for sale, why not make your own? It’ll save you lots of cash, and you can be sure of the ingredients going into your consumables. 

The good news is that cannabis-infused oil is relatively easy to make, and you don’t need many ingredients. It takes only a few hours to cook, and you’ll have it ready in a few steps.

The one possible downside is the pungent aroma. While you may enjoy the dank scent, your neighbors might not. Hiding the smell isn’t that difficult, but your oven will trap some fragrances. 

Use a fan or an air purifier to eliminate the smell in the air when making cannabis-infused coconut oil. Ensure there’s adequate ventilation and circulation.

To limit the scent in the oven, try baking something before or after to disguise the weed smell. Foods with prominent fragrances like chocolate and vanilla do an excellent job of masking the dank aroma. 

Are you ready to discover the easiest cannabis-infused coconut oil recipe? Follow the instructions below for a smooth process.

 

Equipment

Assemble a baking tray, some parchment paper, and a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. You also need a double boiler, saucepan, or slow cooker. To infuse, you require a stove and an oven. 

Use a grinder to break down and prepare the buds for the infused cannabis coconut oil process. You could also kick it old school with a lid and scissors. 

 

Ingredients

You only need two ingredients: dried buds and pure coconut oil. You can make any amount you like following the ratio of 1 cup:1 oz. 

Use one cup of nugs for every cup of coconut oil. Remember to use high-quality ingredients for the best infusion possible. You can purchase the buds or grow your own using regular, autoflower, or feminized seeds

 

Instruction

The process is straightforward, and you can have it ready in five steps. Here’s how to make cannabis-infused oil:

 

1. Grind cannabis

 

grind your cannabis for coconut oil

 

Lightly break the nugs up and place them in the teeth of the grinder. 

Grind for at least ten rotations or until it falls into the storage chamber. 

 

2. Bake it

 

bake cannabis for coco oil

 

Preheat your oven to 240ºF. 

Evenly spread the ground-up nugs on a parchment paper-lined baking tray. 

Bake for 30–40 minutes until you achieve a golden brown color. Check regularly to ensure you don’t burn it. 

Note: This process is called decarboxylation and is vital for making potent cannabis-infused coconut oil.

 

3. Cool it down

 

Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

 

Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool down. 

Stir the buds on the sheet to ensure they don’t stick and burn on the hot surface. 

Once it’s slightly cooled, it’s ready for the next step. 

 

4. Combine cannabis with oil

 

how to make cannabis infused oil

 

Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler, saucepan, or slow cooker. 

Add the decarbed cannabis. 

Simmer at 160–200ºF for 2–3 hours. Ensure the temperature never goes higher, as you risk frying your weed. 

The finished product should have a green hue. 

 

5. Strain cannabis from the oil

 

how to make cannabis infused oil

 

Pour the infused oil through a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. 

Let it drip into your container of choice. 

Don’t press the mixture into the filter, as this could result in plant matter in your oil. 

Once it’s completely drawn, allow it to cool. Here’s how to store cannabis-infused coconut oil: 

  • Keep it on a shelf away from direct sunlight, which will last up to two months.
  • Store it in a refrigerator to keep it fresh for a few months. 
  • Freeze and portion it for the longest possible usage. Note that frozen oil may have a different texture and taste, but it’s still effective. 

 

Cannabis-infused coconut oil is delicious and easy        

This infusion is versatile and can be sprinkled on drinks and meals or enjoyed on its own. It’s easy to prepare and holds a range of possible health benefits. Coconut oil is the perfect choice for consumables because it contains high amounts of saturated fats.

Now that you know how to make cannabis-infused coconut oil, what’re you waiting for? Gather the necessary ingredients and equipment and follow our five easy steps. But before that, don't forget to buy high-quality cannabis seeds from the Seed Supreme seed bank. Happy cooking!

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