The cannabis-infused coconut oil is supposed to cure everything from dry skin to cavities to poor credit, so I poured it over my entire existence and infused cannabis in it. Coconut oil is fantastic, but it’s even better when there’s cannabis in it. It’s like The Avengers coming together with all their superpowers combined plus being really easy and inconspicuous to make with the sous vide technique.
3 Benefits of coconut oil
Coconut oil comes with a number of advantages. It’s not only high in medium chain fatty acids, which promote metabolism, but some of them have important health effects, such as eye care and thyroid health.
1. Lauric acid
Lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid with antibacterial properties. If you use cannabis topicals or lotions based on coconut oil, you’ll be happy to learn that they are effective in preventing infections and disease. Lauric acid also aids in the maintenance of proper cholesterol levels, making it a good Choice for your heart health.
2. Caprylic acid
Another MCFA with anti-microbial effects is caprylic acid. In particular, caprylic acid is antifungal. In 1949, study showed that this oil contained a natural fungicide, suggesting it may be beneficial for both topical and oral usage. The patent from over half a century ago discovered that the fat could be used to cure mycotic infections on living organisms.
3. Vitamin E
Coconut oil has a minuscule amount of vitamin E, an antioxidant that is beneficial to the skin and hair. Although the vitamin E in coconut oil isn’t the greatest dietary source, it does assist in better absorption. Increasing your coconut oil consumption will help you get the most out of the phytonutrients you eat on a daily basis.
Why Use Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil has a high amount of fatty acids, which makes it an excellent binder for the therapeutic cannabinoids found in marijuana. It’s nearly 80 percent saturated fat. For comparison, olive oil contains just 20 percent. As a result, items manufactured with coconut oil keep far more cannabinoids and offer greater medical advantages. It also contains lauric acid, which can help reduce harmful bacteria in the stomach.
However, when cannabis-infused coconut oil is taken internally, it takes longer for the cannabinoids to work. Because the body must first digest the cannabinoids before they can be absorbed, products containing the oil generally take three hours or more to provide therapeutic effects. However, once they do come into effect,
The flavor of a cannabis strain is not typically changed when it’s infused into coconut oil, nor is its psychoactive effect. So, whatever sort of weed you smoke, pick the one that will give you the desired impact – whether it’s a hybrid, sativa, or indica.
The most essential thing to bear in mind when picking a strain is that it isn’t contaminated with germs, fungus, mold, or any other impurities. If the cannabis is infused with coconut oil and still contains those contaminants, they will not be removed.
Different Types of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has a variety of applications in the realm of cannabis-based edibles. You may transform it into a sauce or a dressing, use it to enhance a stew or soup, or even apply it as chicken rub before cooking your chicken. It’s wonderful for combining with foods like fish and scrambled eggs, and you can drink hot chocolate, tea, coffee, or even smoothies while
The flavor of coconut oil you choose will be determined by how much coconut taste you want. Because they have a strong flavor, unrefined and cold-pressed oils are best for items that don’t require cooking or need to be cooked at low heat. When refined coconut oil is sautéed, baked, or fried, the resulting flavor is milder.
Here’s some quick information on some of the different types of oils that are available:
- Unrefined Coconut Oil — Refined oil, often referred to as “virgin” coconut oil, is derived without the use of heat. It’s high-quality and pricey. It not only has a smooth texture and mild flavor, but it’s also wonderful enough to eat straight from a spoon.
- Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil — The procedure for producing cold-pressed coconut oil is identical to that of unrefined oil, with the exception of the drying procedure, which necessitates heat. The quality of the oil and how it tastes will be influenced by the amount of heat used and the drying process. You’ll get a milder coconut flavor if it’s done at a low temperature. It might taste more like toasted coconut if it’s done at a higher temperature.
- Refined Coconut Oil — The majority of coconut oil available on the market is refined. It’s less expensive than other versions and provides a milder coconut flavor. While refining the oil will lose some of its nutrients, it’s still safe to use in cooking. Just make sure the label says “free of solvent.” If it doesn’t, don’t buy it.
How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil
Coconut oil-infused cannabis is a lot easier to make than most people believe. You’ll need a stovetop or a hot plate with a double boiler and the following items:
- A quarter-ounce or half-ounce of cannabis
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- Cheesecloth (an 8-inch by 10-inch piece should work fine)
- Cooking twine (about three feet should work) or a clean, white shoestring that hasn’t been used
You can use trim or shake if you don’t have high-quality bud. You don’t want to use stems or seeds, though.
- First, lay out the cheesecloth.
- Place the marijuana in the center of the cheesecloth, breaking up any bigger buds.
- Spread out the cannabis evenly.
- Fold the opposite ends of the cheesecloth and then fold in an open end. Tuck the other remaining end into that one and roll up the cloth.
- Use the cooking twine/shoelace to tightly tie up the roll.
- Put a few inches of water into the bottom pan of the double boiler, making sure the water doesn’t touch the top of the pan. Then, set the shallow pan on top of it. Set your heat to medium to ensure a gentle boil.
- Add the coconut oil to the top pan.
- Add a cup of water when the oil is nearly melted.
- Heat the oil/water combination until all of the oil has melted, then add the cheesecloth. Using a spoon, press gently into the liquid.
- Allow 90 minutes for the cheese to cook. Check back every 30 minutes or so to turn the cheesecloth and gently stir the sauce.
- After 90 minutes, the water/oil mix should have a deep green color. Turn off the heat, take out the cheesecloth and put it in a bowl. Press with your spoon to squeeze out the oil. Add it to the oil/water mix and put in the refrigerator.
- The oil and water will separate as soon as the mix cools down. The bottom (look for dirt) should be clear water, with a green solid oil on top (it will look like cottage cheese). Drain any remaining water from the solidified oil by poking a few holes in it and turning it over.
And that’s it! Now you’ll be able to use your cannabis-infused coconut oil in any way you like. Check out our other medical marijuana recipes to get the most from your coconut oil.
How to Make THC Coconut Oil
• 16 oz coconut oil
• 1/4 – 1/2 oz cannabis clippings/trim or flowers (add more or less depending on your desired potency)
1. To activate the THC in your trim, you must first decarb it. You can sous vide decarb or wrap the trim in foil and cook at 310°F for 10-18 minutes in the oven. When it starts to smell like a Christmas tree, it’s done.
2. Set your sous vide water bath to 85ºC (185ºF).
4. Fill a large canning jar halfway with coconut oil and then add the warm, decarbed trim. To fully immerse, place the sealed jar in a water bath for 4 hours at 55°C/ 131°F.
4. After 4 hours, gently remove the jar from the water bath and let cool.
5. Strain out the trim and discard.
6. Keep the oil in a cool dark place or in the fridge.
The quantity of cannabis coconut oil advised in this recipe is a very broad guideline; the actual number you use should be adjusted to match your coconut oil’s strength and potency. Making your own edibles can be difficult, so the easiest method to check for strength is to start with one spoonful of a serving and wait one to two hours before determining whether or not you want more. Always dose cautiously and carefully, and never drive while under the influence of marijuana.