Why is coconut oil the preferred option for home food manufacturers?
Coconut oil is composed of natural substances like saturated fats. This means that these delicious little CBD molecules have plenty of fatty acids to latch onto during the infusion process.
Many online stores, such as StormrockChanvrea and many others offer CBD oils made from coconut oil. Do you know how coconut CBD oil is made?
The first step is to decarboxylate the cannabis, mixing the flower and coconut oil. Wash the jar with hot water, then simmer and filter the flower, allowing the oil to drain completely.
- Steps to making CBD oil with coconut oil
- List of supplies needed to make CBD coconut oil
- Step 1: Decarboxylation of cannabis
- Step 2: Mix flower and coconut oil
- Step 3: Give the jar a hot bath
- Step 4: Simmer
- Step 5: Strain the flower
- Alternative methods
- Mason stove and pot
- Pan method only
- Double boiler method
- The best way to store your CBD coconut oil
- What can you do with CBD-infused coconut oil?
- Our advice
- Can I consume CBD coconut oil?
Steps to making CBD oil with coconut oil
To make CBD coconut oil, you'll need the following tools and supplies:
- Coconut oil: 1 bowl;
- 7-14 g cannabis flower ;
- Baking sheet ;
- Aluminum foil/foil ;
- A mesh strainer;
- Mason jar;
- Balance ;
- Cheese mousse ;
- Medium saucepan, slow cooker or pressure cooker.
Weigh your cannabis flower, then break it up roughly and spread it out in an even layer on a baking tray. The flower should be broken into equal-sized pieces, so that it decarboxylates evenly.
You can use a food mill to grind the flower into small pieces. Bake the flower in an oven preheated to 240 degrees for about 45 minutes.
To preserve the terpenes, cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and let the flower reach room temperature while still covered.
Place your flower and coconut oil in a Mason jar (choose a size that will fit in your slow cooker with the lid on). Stir gently. Add the lid to the Mason jar.
Screw it tight enough to prevent outside water from entering the pot. Don't over-tighten it so that it seals completely during the brewing process.
Place the Mason jar in a slow cooker filled with water at room temperature. Make sure there's enough water to cover the pot or pots if you're making several batches, or dividing a batch into several smaller pots.
Optional: cover the slow cooker with a towel to prevent the jars from bumping into each other.
Set the slow cooker to low and simmer for at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours. Stir or shake jars occasionally.
Once the coconut oil has infused and the jar has cooled enough to handle, remove the vegetable matter from the cannabis. Line a colander with cheesecloth and pour the oil into a new, clean container or jar.
Let the oil drain completely. You can gently squeeze the cheesecloth, or press on the raffinate to expel more oil. This can introduce more chlorophyll into your cannabis coconut oil. Close the new jar and store.
Instead of using a slow cooker, you can accomplish the same type of infusion method using a pot filled with water. Start with cold or room-temperature water, and let the water boil for two hours.
Keep an eye on the pan. You'll need to add more hot water as it boils. Especially if your pot is too big to be covered by the lid.
Instead of using a bain-marie, you can place your coconut oil and decarboxylated vegetable matter in a saucepan. Simmer together over low heat for up to two hours.
You'll need to keep a close eye on this method, as you run the risk of the oil getting too hot and ruining the final product. You don't want to fry your flower. Unlike eating edibles, infusing should be done slowly.
The double boiler method is the same as using a saucepan as well as a Mason jar or slow cooker. The water goes to the bottom, the flower and oil go to the top, and simmer for 2 to 6 hours.
The longer the cannabis oil and the plant simmer together in the heat, the more the final infusion will taste like the plant. This is a personal preference, but if you find the taste unpleasant, try shorter infusion times.
The best way to store your CBD coconut oil
One of the strengths of cannabis-infused coconut oil is that it's incredibly stable and can last a long time.
If stored correctly, cannabis-infused coconut oil has a shelf life of 2 to 3 months at room temperature.
This can last up to three years if stored in your refrigerator, before degradation begins to change the potency and flavor.
To store cannabis coconut oil, you'll need a clean, dry, airtight container or jar. You'll also need to keep it in a cool, dark place.
Places like a pantry or kitchen cupboard, or in your refrigerator, are advisable. An amber or dark-colored jar can protect your infusion from degradation by shielding it from light.
Learning how to infuse DIY coconut oil can be a daunting task. The truth is, with a little time and patience, you'll be able to find the dose as well as the method and recipes perfect for your lifestyle.
Cannabis-infused coconut oil is a staple ingredient in many chefs' kitchens.
Cannabis-infused coconut oil should be a staple in every edible manufacturer's pantry. It's stable and, above all, versatile. You can use it in place of butter or other vegetable oils in any recipe.
You can add a spoonful of coconut oil to your coffee or tea (author's tip: avoid caffeine if you're prone to anxiety).
You can spread a little on toast for breakfast, or cook proteins or vegetables in it. You can even simply take coconut oil straight from the spoon, without any further cooking, blending or recipe research.
Cannabis coconut oil can be used as a topical ointment, massage oil or lubricant. Another positive point is that coconut oil is stable if stored correctly.
You can use CBD coconut oil by applying it to your skin topically or by ingesting it, depending on what the manufacturer suggests.
Yes, just make sure that the product you want to bite into is actually edible.
Some CBD coconut oil products are designed for skin care, not for eating. They contain additional ingredients that may upset your stomach.
Much research is needed to prove the benefits and efficacy of CBD coconut oil.