One of the most versatile cannabis products is canna oil. This oil is usually made from coconut oil and is used for a variety of purposes. You can cook with cannabis coconut oil and give your food a unique kick. You can also prepare cannabis edibles with canna coconut oil instead of using other baking oils. And don’t get us started on the healing benefits of this oil! Therefore, it only fits to learn how to make cannabis coconut oil so you can make your own stash at home.
How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil – Step by Step Guide
It’s very easy to make cannabis coconut oil, and you only need a few materials to do so. We recommend using quality unrefined coconut oil for your cooking, as this is the most natural coconut oil product. Also, you must only use decarbed weed, which is a weed that has been “baked” to bring out or activate THC. You won’t enjoy cannabis oil made from raw weed as much as oil made from decarbed marijuana.
What You Need
- Decarbed weed around 40 grams
- 2 cups of unrefined coconut oil
- Baking pans
- Parchment paper
- Pair of scissors or a weed grinder
- A piece of cheesecloth
- A strainer or a sieve
- Measuring cup
- Storage jar to keep the cannabis coconut oil
1. Decarb Your Weed
Decarboxylation is stimulating THC in weed, so you’ll feel the promising THC psychoactive effects in weed. To do this, cut your dried buds into small pieces or grind it in a weed grinder. When you’re done, line a baking pan with parchment paper and place the ground or cut weed on the paper.
“Bake” the weed in 250 degrees Fahrenheit in 30 to 45 minutes. Halfway through baking/decarbing, use a spatula to move the pieces of weed around and to avoid burning your weed. After the allotted time, remove the pans from the oven and let these cool on your kitchen counter.
2. Combine Unrefined Coconut Oil with Decarbed Weed
Place the coconut oil on a large mixing bowl or measuring cup and use a spatula to remove semi-solid bits and blobs. Add the decarbed weed to the coconut oil and just mix the two using the spatula. It does not matter if the mixture is not evenly mixed because you will heat this anyway on the succeeding step.
3. Simmer the Mixture
Over a low fire, place a small saucepan and fill it up with the mixture. Keep the temperature low and let the mixture simmer for an hour. This releases the THC to the carrier oil. Use your spatula to stir the mixture every now and then. After an hour, remove the pot from the flame and then let the mixture cool a bit on the counter.
4. Strain the Mixture
Prepare two layers of cheesecloth over a mixing bowl or a measuring cup. Secure the edges with a thread or rubber band just to hold the cheesecloth in place. Pour the mixture through the cheesecloth or sieve and let the oil drip for a while. Afterward, take the edges of the cheesecloth together and squeeze any remaining oil from the plant material. Discard the weed and let the oil cool some more.
5. Keep the Cannabis Coconut Oil
When the oil has cooled down, place it in a dry, sterile container with a cap or cover. The oil will now look golden yellow, unlike before when it was stark white. You can keep cannabis coconut oil inside the fridge to prolong its shelf life. As long as you refrigerate or freeze your cannabis coconut oil, you can use it weeks or months after you have made it.
We recommend labeling your new cannabis coconut oil product. Use a labeler or a sticker and place the date when you made this oil, the name of the strain you used, and other information you want to include.
How to Use Cannabis Coconut Oil?
There are many ways to use this potent oil. You can use it to replace ordinary oils in cooking. Instead of using salad oils for dressing, you can use canna oil instead. Rather than using regular oil for making meals, soups, and so many dishes, you can alternate with coco canna oil.
Canna oil will give your dishes a zing. It will also add that crispy coconut flavor to your dishes. If you need any kind of oil or butter in a baking or pastry recipe, substitute with canna coconut oil. Also, you can use this oil for making edibles if your recipe calls for using any kind of oil.
Aside from cooking, potent coconut cannabis oil can be used as therapy. Use a bit of oil and apply it to an aching muscle or joint. As long as you used a potent THC strain to make this oil, you can relieve medical conditions like muscle pain, arthritis, joint pain, and more. You may also apply this oil to any part of the body that’s dry and suffering from irritation or inflammation. As cannabis is great for pain and inflammation, coconut oil is a perfect natural moisturizer. You can calm pimples, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Because canna coconut oil has no side effects, this is safe to use. But if you used an extremely potent strain to make this oil, expect to feel some side effects when you ingest it. You may feel restless and with low blood pressure and may also experience red and dry eyes and cottonmouth. There are no life-threatening complications, so you can use it daily.
Now that you know how to make cannabis coconut oil, you may now proceed to make other cannabis products like cannabis salves and ointments. The only difference with these products is the addition of wax or beeswax to solidify the mixture at the end. With this simple recipe, you can make all kinds of cannabis coconut oil made from different kinds of potent marijuana strains. Have fun making, cooking, and baking with your cannabis coconut oil.