Coconut oil has managed to infuse its way into some of the cannabis industry’s most sought-after products, including edibles and topicals, but why?
Expect to see coconut oil remain a staple in future cannabis infusions across the market. As major brands continue to innovate, coconut oil should thrive on the ingredient lists of more products to come.
Recipe for cannabis coconut oil
Another fantastic benefit of using coconut oil is it will remain solid at room temperature. This makes it a great medium for using as a topical agent. Furthermore, its solid state allows the oil to be easily stored via gelatin capsules, a widely popular and highly effective method of consuming cannabis.
These fatty acids are found in abundance in coconut oil, making it a top contender for those looking for a healthier oil base than butter or canola oil.
Gelatin oil capsules are so simple and easy to make at home—the ingredients can be purchased from just about any pharmacy or online, making for a fun and simple DIY project.
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.
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:
When preparing CBD coconut oil, you can use freshly-cut cannabis leaf trimmings or dried and cured flower buds. While both options will get the job done, there will be noticeable differences in the end product.
Variability of Equipment
CBD is a known source of vitamins, proteins, minerals, and fatty acids that maintain healthy skin. Particularly, it contains vitamins A and D, which support skin repair and skin cell growth while inhibiting the excessive production of surface oils, keeping your skin smooth and supple.
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.
Coconut oil is a renowned skin-saving powerhouse that’s been celebrated by the beauty industry for years. Now, as CBD oil makes its way into the beauty space as well, being infused into creams, salves, and lotions, many products combine both elements, using coconut oil as a carrier for CBD. Given the benefits of these two, a CBD oil and coconut-based product is often described as the perfect combination. But you may wonder: why coconut oil and not any other oil? Allow us to explain.
In order to make CBD oil, you need to extract cannabidiol from hemp first. Further, you need to activate through a process called decarboxylation. The compounds in cannabis plants aren’t active or bioavailable on their own; rather, they’re activated through heat which is why the plant is traditionally smoked.
To make CBD oil at home, you’ll need to follow a simple two-step process: decarboxylation and infusion. While it sounds complex, decarboxylation is a simple process of precision heating that activates beneficial compounds in cannabis. The second step, infusion, releases those compounds into a carrier oil. Infused oils are easy to take, and oil makes these compounds easier for your body to absorb, too.
Activating the CBD
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A carrier oil is an oil that you use for herbal infusions. Coconut oil and MCT oil (which is derived from coconut) are popular carrier oils both in commercial and homemade CBD products.
Many people use CBD oil to reduce inflammation, soothe pain, or improve their body’s response to stress. And it’s super easy to make at home, too. Plus you can use healthy fats and you’ll know exactly what you’re putting into your bottle, avoiding the refined oils and additives that commercial producers sometimes add.