How to Make Canna-Coconut Oil
This recipe will tell you how to make Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil. The beauty of this medicine is in it’s versatility. It can be used in creating delicious edibles or in a healing topical. This oil can be used in your morning coffee, in a meal, or taken straight to your mouth.
In our recipe, we call for sugar leaf trim, fan leaf trim, and medical marijuana buds because each part of the plant holds different cannabinoid concentrations. Sugar leaves are small leaves that grow out of your buds and fan leaves are the large leaves protruding from the branches on the plant.
Including water ensures the cannabis will never reach a higher temperature than the boiling point or 212 degrees F. The chlorophyll and terpenes – the parts of the plant that gives it its flavor and color — are water soluble and most will likewise bind to water during the cooking process instead of infusing themselves into the fats along with the THC. Meaning, there will be less herbal flavor and green color in the product.
This recipe should yield you a well-balanced oil that is easy to be processed by the body.
* If you want to use only buds, then it is suggested that you use ½ oz to 1 oz. This method may make the oil very potent. Use with caution. *
Keep in mind that your reaction to the product will be determined by the type of strain you are using. For example, if you are using a CBD strain like Harlequin then you will have pain relief and not as much of a head buzz.
Yield: 1 Cup of Canna-Coconut Oil
What You’ll Need:
• Large Bowl or pot
• A French Press or another compressing device that simultaneously strains liquid from the material like a cheesecloth or coffee sieve.
• Latex gloves
• 5-6 cups of RO water or Distilled water
• 1 cup of Organic Coconut Oil
• Total of 2 oz mixture of equal parts dried buds, dry fan leaves, and sugar leaf trim
Steps to Follow:
1. Add 1 Cup of Organic Coconut Oil to crockpot. Put the setting on low and allow the oil to melt into a liquid.
2. Once the coconut oil has melted add 2 ounces of dried plant material. There should be equal parts: 1/3 dried buds, 1/3 dry fan leaf trim, and 1/3 sugar leaf trim. The parts don’t have to be exact, you can eyeball the ratios as long as it is a total of 2 oz.
3. Add 5-6 cups of RO or Distilled water.
4. Place the crockpot on high.
5. After 1 hour, stir your mixture. This will mix the plant matter in the oil and help to infuse the cannabinoids into the oil.
6. Turn your crockpot onto low if you are trying to make this oil within 4 hours or place it on warm if you are leaving it for up to 24 hours.
7. Stir your mixture every hour.
8. Once you've reached the desired time, turn off your crock pot and allow this mixture to cool down to a temperature you can work with easily without burning yourself.
9. Using a large spoon, scoop the mixture into you’re a French Press. Slowly press the mixture to strain out the plant matter.
10. Pour the liquid into a large bowl or pot. This may take several pressings depending on the size of your French press.
11. When you have strained out all of the plant matter cover your bowl or pot and place it into the refrigerator overnight.
12. Once your liquid has chilled overnight, it will have separated into 2 layers because it contains oil and water.
13. Remove the hardened coconut oil from the top and drain on a paper towel.
14. Discard the water.
15. You may notice there are still some fine particles attached to the bottom of your hardened coconut oil. To remove these, you will want to re-melt the hardened coconut oil in a pot over low heat. Once this is melted back into a liquid strain it through a fine sieve or mesh strainer.
16. Place this liquid back into a glass container or jar in the refrigerator to solidify.