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how to make cbd tincture with coconut oil

Coconut oil has a high concentration of fatty acids (saturated fats). The surplus of these fatty acids in coconut oil create a strong binding agent for cannabinoids.

Aside from the fact that you can purchase coconut oil relatively inexpensively from just about anywhere, the process of decarboxylating and infusing cannabis into coconut oil requires only a few simple ingredients and can be done at home with minimal effort.

Why is coconut oil popular for cannabis infusion?

If, however, you don’t have access to a dispensary near you or want to try a fun DIY with your own material, you can always make your own at home. Trust us, you’ll go coconuts for this stuff!


For those who don’t want the effects of THC in their infused coconut oil, you can infuse it with CBD instead. Simply follow the recipe above but use CBD flower instead of THC flower to get the health benefits of CBD.

It can also be used in beverages such as coffee and hot chocolates. Besides boosting the flavor and nutritional value of your hot beverage, it offers a nice flavor change from your ordinary routine.

Now that you know the various requirements for the process, what ingredients will you need to make CBD coconut oil? Here is what’s necessary:

You have to observe tight temperature control during the CBD extraction process. While heat is necessary to decarboxylate the acids in the hemp plant, turning them into active cannabinoids, unregulated temperatures can also destroy other beneficial hemp compounds, such as terpenes. Temperatures beyond 300 degrees Fahrenheit pose a risk of denaturing essential hemp plant compounds and minimizing your CBD’s efficacy.

Pain Relief

CBD coconut oil is made from high-CBD strains with minimal THC content. This means that using CBD coconut oil can’t result in the ‘high’ associated with THC. This way, you can use it by applying topically or in foods and drinks without experiencing any psychoactive effects.

It can also be used to improve your massage therapy experience as it helps moisturize your skin while potentially addressing your symptoms of chronic pain. Further, you can use it in place of cooking oil to make a range of infused dishes. Or, just put it into capsule form for easy dosing.

Extracting CBD from hemp plants is a complex process, even before you try to add it to your coconut oil. Many factors can affect the quality of CBD coconut oil you produce:

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can help soothe skin that is prone to acne and other conditions like eczema. Therefore, CBD coconut oil helps combat these conditions, reducing breakouts and skin redness.

Do not apply heat directly to your soon-to-be infused oil, but instead use a crock-pot or double boiler. Choose a low heat setting, and once the oil is warm enough, mix in your decarbed high-CBD cannabis. You can grind the flowers up in a food processor, or by hand, to increase cannabinoid infusion.

Let it sit to infuse for a few weeks, and when ready, you strain out the herb, leaving you with a potent, cannabis-infused tincture.

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Here it gets a little trickier, and this is what sets apart the good infusions from the great. There are a million and one recipes you can find that will instruct differing cooking times and varying ratios of cannabis to oil.

Now you can use your infusion in numerous ways. Use your oil infusions as substitute in any recipe that calls for butter or oil.

When we smoke or vaporize cannabis, CBD-A molecules instantaneously combust and release some CO 2 . That’s an instantaneous decarboxylation.

Another common way to infuse CBD is by making a cannabis tincture. Your high-CBD cannabis goes into a high-proof alcohol, such as Everclear.