The Best Cannabis Coconut Oil Recipe (with photos!) [Updated in 2021]

When I want to make potent, really healthy edibles or topicals, this cannabis coconut oil is my go-to infusion.

Cannabis coconut oil is the most popular recipe here at Wake+Bake. It’s also the basis of most of the recipes in my cookbook, Dazed + Infused.

You can make this cannabis-infused coconut oil and plug it into any of your favorite recipes.

I use this cannabis coconut oil almost every day.

Whether I’m rubbing it into sore muscles, or mixing it into a pain relieving CBD salve, baking it into vegan/paleo edibles, tossing a teaspoon into a smoothie or some coffee, or cracking open a jar of weed lube, I seem to find a way to use cannabis coconut oil in new ways all of the time.

Why Cannabis Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil is an accessible and versatile base for creating strong cannabis infusions, topicals, and medicinal edibles because of its high saturated fat content. It’s capable of extracting up to 82% of cannabinoids.

cannabis banana bread
You can do almost anything with cannabis infused coconut oil – like make this cannabananna bread!

Coconut oil is adaptable to different diets, including ketogenic, vegan and paleo and just plain tastes really good.  If you don’t have a coconut allergy, making coconut oil infusions is also a great way to ingest cannabinoids.

I spent almost a year of my life trying to put coconut oil in every edible and topical I could think of (and ended up writing several books about it).

No matter what you decide to make, make sure to test your oil’s potency first. When using high THC cannabis, the result is very strong and it’s not fun to overdo it on edibles.

Trust me, I had a run-in with a cannabis-infused grilled cheese that I’ll never forget and I want to help everyone avoid that if possible.

Check out this post on calculating homemade cannabis oil dosage  and use the dosage calculator so you can get an idea of how potent your homemade cannabis coconut oil is.

Should I put lecithin in my oil or edibles to make them stronger?

If you’ve ever bought a dispensary edible and looked at the ingredients list, odds are you’ll see the word “lecithin”.

While this common food additive and emulsifier might seem like another ingredient, it’s usually present because of what it does for you.

While it doesn’t technically make the oil stronger in terms of milligrams of THC, CBD or CBG, lecithin could help with the absorption of cannabinoids into the human body.

Theoretically, the small particles in your cannabis oil (or butter) are absorbed more easily, making it more potent and effective with a potentially faster onset.

While we lack a lot of data around this (welcome to cannabis!), readers have reported enhanced effects and it is what the big companies use in their edibles.

I personally use an organic sunflower lecithin and prefer liquid, however, there are many types of lecithin on the market – so feel free to experiment and find what works for you.

You can read more about lecithin and edibles in my in-depth post here.

After incorporating lecithin and using an Ardent gadget to get the right decarb, I found that I only had to use 1/2 of my typical dosage to remain pain-free throughout the day.

Cannabis Coconut Oil Recipe and Tutorial

Step 1: Decarboxylate your cannabis

Always decarboxylate your cannabis before making cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter.

When you heat cannabis at a controlled temperature, the THCa molecule transforms into the psychoactive and potent molecule THC. (This also goes for CBDa and CBGa. You need to decarboxylate your CBDa into CBD before making CBD infused coconut oil)

I use an Ardent FX or Nova every time I decarboxylate because it effectively transforms over 98% of THCa to THC without any loss.

Most home decarb methods are unreliable and can waste as much as 30% of the THC.

I did the math and the FX (or the smaller more affordable Nova) was a no brainer for me since it saves me at least 1/3 lb cannabis every year and makes my edibles and topicals much more effective.

decarb cbd for homemade edibles

You can read more about the FX here or read the post on other home decarboxylation methods here.

Step 2: Infuse the coconut oil

1. Combine the following in a crockpot on warm or low (warm is usually sufficient in most crockpots):

1 Cup Coconut Oil [I like the big jug of unrefined Nutiva because I use it a lot and the flavor/scent is really delightful. If you don’t like the taste of coconut or you’d like to save some money, the refined stuff is a bit cheaper and doesn’t have a tropical smell]

1 teaspoon- 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Lecithin: If you reeeeallly don’t like the flavor of lecithin use 1 teaspoon. Otherwise, use 1 Tablespoon per cup. 

coconut oil cannabis crockpot

*Try to keep oil near 160°-180f for best results*

For even better (hands-off, no worry, and much less clean up) results, again, I use the FX. It decarboxylates, infuses and strains every last drop out of your oil. No babysitting. Very little clean up. Virtually no oil loss. It’s one of my favorite gadgets these days.

2. Add:

1 Cup Organic Decarboxylated Cannabis (about 7g or 1/4 oz.) –

[dosage note: At 20% THC this works out to about 29 mg THC per teaspoon. If you work with stronger cannabis, say 30% THC, each teaspoon would be about 42 mg THC per teaspoon. Make sure to take it slow and always get a rough idea of how strong your oil is by using the dosage calculator. If you’re new to cannabis or if you’re trying to refine your use, you can check out this post about microdosing and balancing ratios. You can also use cannabis that is high in CBD and CBG to make blends to create a cannabinoid ratio that works for you. I like Sacred Smoke Herbals for CBD and CBG flower to make oil infusions and tinctures.]

Stir every half hour or so.

After about 2 hours of heating and steeping, turn off the crockpot and allow the oil to cool before moving onto the next step.

Step 3: Strain Your Oil

3. Set up your strainer so it fits snugly in a container. Line with a large piece of cheesecloth.

coconut oil cannabis crockpot strainer

4. Slowly pour plant matter and oil into the strainer.

straining cannabis coconut oil

5. Using a string or twist tie, gather the cheesecloth around the plant matter and secure it.

6. Squeeeeeeze that sh*t. Save this satchel to make High Chai.

coconut oil cannabis straining

7. Pour oil into a pint jar and place it in the fridge until cool. Seal with a lid. Store in refrigerator or in a cool, dark place.

cannabis infused coconut oil

Spread it on toast. Make Dazed + Infused recipes with it. Rub it on your achy body parts.

marijuana coconut oil

Dosing this Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil

For this recipe, 7 grams of 20% THC plant material in 1 cup of oil yields an oil that has approximately 30mg THC per teaspoon. Use the THC and CBD dosage calculator and adjust the calculations to reflect the percentage of THC and/or CBD is in your starting plant material.

how much thc is in my homemade edibles

Bonus Tips For Making Effective Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Every Time

  • Try to use lab tested, organically grown trim or flower whenever possible. I don’t want to freak you out, but buying cannabis on the black market is a toxin minefield. Many growers use pesticides and fungicides that are not meant to be used on plants for human consumption. For example, Eagle 20 a popular fungicide is meant to be used on golf courses. When’s the last time you thought about eating (or smoking) golf course grass?
  • If your oil ever begins to smoke, remove from heat immediately and let it cool a bit before beginning the process again with your crockpot on the lowest setting. It’ll probably still “work” but you’re likely burning off some of the incredible compounds that evaporate at higher temperatures. If you constantly find yourself overheating your oil in your crockpot or on the stove (guilty), check out the FX (it’s virtually smell proof and it decarboxylates AND infuses and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleanup)
  • For a more smellproof DIY method, you can make cannabis oil in a mason jar.
  • You don’t have to finely grind your cannabis no matter what you’re cooking in (in my experience, it makes it harder to strain, leaves a bunch of plant material in that makes for a “greener” taste, and doesn’t improve potency). However, if you’re using buds, you can break them up a bit before you decarboxylate.
  • You can also make cannabis infused coconut oil using hash and concentrates.
  • Have fun! Don’t fret over your canna-oil when it’s in the pot. People on the internet make this much more complicated then it has to be. Not me… but you know… other people on the internet. I was writing a cannabis cookbook and had to overthink it, but you totally don’t. This is a simple process and it should be enjoyable, not stressful. Just follow the instructions above, adapt or substitute for what you have on hand and share what works in the comments below. We can all learn from each other.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Making Cannabis Coconut Oil

Before you make your cannabis coconut oil, here are a few questions you may have.

Can I use this recipe to make CBD or CBG infused coconut oil?

Yes! When I say the word “cannabis”, that includes high THC, CBD or CBG plant material so you can make whatever blends and ratios that work best for you. I use this recipe to make a balanced ratio CBD:THC oil, CBD oil and CBG oil. I also use it to make oil blends that combine all of the different cannabinoids (my personal favorite). If it seems like I’m speaking a different language or if you’re having a hard time figuring out your dosage or a ratio that works for you, check out my program, Healthy Cannabis Makeover.

Will making this coconut oil infusion make my house/apartment/dorm smell like weed?

Yes. Decarboxylation and cooking cannabis in the crockpot are smelly endeavors. You can eliminate this smell completely by using a the FX, a Nova Decarboxylator or using the virtually smell-proof Cannabis Oil in a Mason Jar method.

If I don’t have lecithin now, can I make the coconut oil now, order lecithin, and add it later?

Yes. If you’re chomping at the bit to make edibles but don’t have this ingredient on hand, make your oil now, reheat it later, and stir the lecithin in.

Should I add water? 

This is a hotly debated topic in the world of homemade edibles, and I’ve landed on the side of not adding water.

Here’s a solid article by BadKat’s CannaPharm that talks more about why water is unnecessary and leads to less effective cannabis oil. In my experience, it leaves oil tasting bitter and can make your oil go bad quickly.

My cannabis oil is green, brown or amber colored… is that normal?

The color of your oil will largely be determined by the plant material you use, how small you ground the plant material and how good your straining method is. I’ve had oils turn out in many different colors from amber, to dark brown, to electric green.

I shoot for an amber colored oil (which just means less plant material made it into the infusion), but in my experience, color hasn’t been an indicator on how “strong” an oil is.

In the comments

Thinking about making this recipe? Have questions? Already a huge fan? I’d love to hear what you’re creating with this cannabis-infused coconut oil. Let us know in the comments below!

Much love!



Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I’m also not a lawyer and can’t defend you if you get busted trying to make this recipe in a state that still considers possession or cultivation of cannabis a criminal act. I don’t agree with this law, but I’d never advocate that you break it. Jail would suck. Instead, I strongly advise that you work to change the law in your state or nation by supporting and being active in grassroots organizations that are trying to legalize cannabis in your area (they’re everywhere). This recipe is heretofore only intended for people who live in states or countries where medical or recreational use of cannabis is legal, who are 21 and older, of sound mind and who understand that operating heavy machinery (cars, trucks, planes, etc.) under the influence of any intoxicant, including THC rich marijuana, is incredibly dangerous, immature, and wholly stupid. Please don’t ever eat and drive. Support public transportation or use the two legs that evolution gave you and walk your sweet ass wherever it is that you need to go.

382 thoughts on “The Best Cannabis Coconut Oil Recipe (with photos!) [Updated in 2021]”

  1. I’ve been looking for a coconut oil recipe lately and ive never been on this site before but after reading this article im 100% going to stop searching google whenever i need any kind of canna recipe and im coming straight here mainly bc you made me laugh but its also a very well done easy to follow recipe, not to mention the words of wisdom. sorry u lost a bunch of ur stuff but keep up the great work and good things will follow. also a question can i do this with regi in order to save some money? if so how much should i use per cup of oil? thanks again

    1. hey, I totally agree with teddy! im not searching like a nut, just coming here and searching. i just found this blog and have my first batch in the slow cooker now. ..lets see what happens! cant wait for high chai!!


    2. Hello. Great informative blog you have!

      Do you still decarb prior to the Magical Butter Machine or do you let the machine decarb?

      Hearing mixed reviews about the decarb with the MB2.


      1. I still decarb. I haven’t tried it without, but I use my oil for non-baked goods and I want to make sure everything is activated.

        Much love,

        1. Hi Corinne. I was wondering…in the instructions it says use a cup or about 7 grams of herb to one cup of oil. I have 14 grams of medical grade shake. I was hoping to make 2 batches out of it following this recipe. I notice that 7 grams of my shake might not be a whole cup. That’s just from looking at it in the bag. Do you think 7 grams exactly will be enough for a cup of oil assuming that there might not be a whole cup of herb, or should I reduce the amount of oil to keep it potent? I’m hoping to be able to take teaspoon size doses each day. I’m also a veteran smoker so I have a decent tolerance and also usually eat about a joint’s worth of avb everyday, which makes me feel quite nice in the mornings 😉 thanks in advance! And great article!

        2. Hi Corine,
          I was wondering if I could skip the decarb step until I have my product, and then throw it in a Pyrex in the oven at 250 Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or so, or until the CO2 bubbling stops.
          Or should I just bake it in the toaster oven/conventional oven?
          I’m too broke to affford any machines lol.

      2. The machine was supposed to decarb but many complained that the MB2 failed to get got enough.Now a new iteration of the operators manual instructs the user to decarb prior to firing up the machine.I have an MB2 and I decarb before using it just to be sure.

    3. The only thing I would add is that you can use water all you want, it just helps the taste to drain the water from the oil. Cool it and it’ll separate. I do it when I use the less palatable plant matter to remove some of the water solubles that foul the taste.

      1. I find a mix of water and coconut oil to be easy. Also don’t have to worry about overheating (just don’t let all the water evaporate). Plus the green seems to go with the water.

    4. The infused coconut oil recipe was the second one I tried. Worked ok but I think I needed more herb. I love coconut anything so this how to was a bonus.

    5. I need to read this much more closely and I think this will be my go to tutorial about cannabis coconut oil. I just wanted to offer some advice for people who are so inclined(ie not state legal, landlords, shit-neighbors, parents): decarbing with sous vide nearly eliminates strong cannabis aromas. There are tutorials and I am by no means an authority, but I tried it and aroma was only perceptible when I opened the jar.

    6. Hi! I’m a first timer and wondering if I don’t have a crock pot could I make it in the oven? Would it change any of the steps? Thank you!

  2. I want you to know about as you may be able to resurrect some of your site’s content from the way back machine. I’m sorry you lost the stuff. So annoying! Thanks for what you do. I made the lube and it’s fab!

    1. Thanks Gretchen!

      I’m slowly pulling stuff off of that and it’s been a life saver. Unfortunately, it couldn’t keep up with me when I was posting like a mad woman so some of the newer stuff will be lost. But I’m excited to put this whole thing back together and make it better than ever. I hope to have the weed lube back up today. Glad you dig it!

      Much love,

      1. Hi Corinne,

        This looks like a great recipe. I have three questions, please accept my apologies if you have already answered these:

        Are the temperatures that you mention in centigrade or fahrenheit?
        What is the size of your ‘cup’ in either OZ or ML (I am in the UK and cups are not a standard measurement here).
        Should the end product be refrigerated and what is its approximate shelf life?

        Many thanks in advance.


          1. Danny, 1 cup is NOT 8oz. 1 cup of cannabis product weigh approx 1/4 of an oz . `1 cup of coconut oil weighs approx 8 oz – so for every 8oz of coconut oil you need 1/4 oz of plant..
            As long as you use the same cup the quantities dont matter. you can use a bucket if you want as long as you put 1:1 ratio the size doesn’t matter.. as long as you use one cup coconut oil and 1 cup (same size ) of product you have the same ratio. i am from the uk and now living in canada. i convert all m recipes that way.. just use the same container.

        1. Hi Toya, RSO has a strength of approx. 70%-80%, so 1gram has between 700-800 mg. Of THC. If you want 10% THC per dose you could make between 70-80 doses per gram of RSO. Hope this helps. Mike.

      2. Hi there….
        I don’t have the luxury of being in a state that is forward thinking. I can tell you that I have been in pain management since 2005 and I have needed upwards of 10 percocet per day to control my pain. In July I quit them cold turkey and with the aide of an relative that lives in Vegas I am experimenting with THC and CBD to control my pain and but has completely changed my life. She has mainly been able to send me patches and RSO because of transport. I have searched the Internet to find ways to use RSO to make edibles, salve and patches.
        I have been successful making the salve. I have not been able to figure out the mechanism to make THC transdermal….so I haven’t had any success with patches yet. Your coconut infused oil BS sounds like exactly what I want to keep around the house but I need to know how to use RSO to make it instead of actual plant material.
        I am very new at this….but I have a renewed sense of hope and I would really appreciate it if you could offer me any sort of ideas.

    1. Hi Luna!

      I don’t see why you couldn’t use raspberry leaf in your oil. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

      Much love,

  3. Hiya Corrine! Just wanted to welcome you back and let you know that you and your pearls of culinary wisdom were surely missed!

  4. Hi,

    First of all thank you so much for Wake and Bake, it is a great resource! I’ve been making my own infused coconut oil for a while using a similar method, and am now super tempted to invest in a Magical Butter Machine. I am embarking on a venture with a friend making topicals (specifically lipstick) and have a couple questions that I was having difficulty answering on the Internet machine. First of all, do you think that the same infusion method work for Almond Oil? It is one of our ingredients, along with Coconut Oil, and we wanted to add as much infused product as possible. Second, would lecithin help increase absorption into the skin? ANy advice you might have would be great and again than you! Also hit me up via e-mail if you would like us to send you some samples once we go into production.

    1. Hi Garth!

      Oh how I would love to answer your questions directly! However, I’m currently contracted with a company in WA developing a line of edibles and my non-compete contract makes it clear that I can’t do any consulting for any other commercial ventures in the state. BUT! I can point you here and here and you can draw your own conclusions. I would love to try your product when it’s ready! Give me a holler at Thanks for your questions and best of luck with your new venture!

      Much love,

  5. Hello everyone! I just made my cannaoil using your method…. somewhat…. I used 1 3/4 oz of freshly cured bud, to 2 cups of coconut oil. Im sitting here at 12:15 am debating if I should make brownies or not. lol So far Im really digging your site. Please keep up the good work! WA here too! love it. Peace

    1. Hi G!

      Decarboxylation turns THCA into the active form of THC, making your edibles… active!

      Much love,

  6. If your skin is the largest organ of your body. How is it possible that this lube does not show up in any kind of testing? If it absorbs I would assume it would show up in the blood stream? I love your site and you are so funny. Thanks for all you are doing to put cannabis on the map for all.
    Sincerely a somewhat conservative Baby Boomer with a open mind and heart.

    1. Hi Stranger!

      I found new evidence on this while making a new formula for weed lube. It won’t show up if you put it directly on your skin, but if it gets up in any of your mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, vagina, etc.) it can potentially show up on a drug test. You can read more about it in this article. If you’re just using it on achy joints (knuckles, knees, low back) you should be fine as long as you thoroughly wash your hands before eating and don’t hop in a bathtub before cleaning the applied area completely. But weed lube would be a no no. Sorry for the confusion. I’ll update this post with the new info.

      Hope that helps!

      Much love,

      1. It will show up on a drug test even if you only use it topically. I make this. Gave some to my neighbor who didn’t use any other cannabis for a third degree burn. The burn healed in 10 days and she tested positive when her doctor did a standard drug test for pain management.

          1. I agree. If the skin is broken or damaged, it would probably affect how much is absorbed into the blood stream. I’m not totally positive, but it seems to me that that would make it much harder to pass a drug test.

          2. Hi there I found your citation and thank you for posting my article in reference to this topic.

            You should always assume that you are going to test positive on a drug test when you use cannabis in any form, including topicals. I think this the the most socially responsible advice to give because there are a plethora of scenarios that cannabinoids can enter your bloodstream.

            And while hemp seed oil-anything off of the shelf at Whole Foods is probably not going to trip any wires–it is my understanding that the military and some law enforcement agencies are telling their employees that the trace amount of THC in those products may trip alarms on the more stringent drug tests they give their employees and advising them to avoid these products entirely. But don’t quote me on that, I can’t remember the source. Just an FYI.

  7. Love your site, before and after the crash…! Looking forward to trying a High Chai tea soon… wink wink nudge nudge…. 😀

  8. I used 1 oz of some solid work with 1 cup of coconut oil. Tried the soy lecithin for the first time and man did it make the difference. I used the double boiler method because I know my heat on that but adding the decarb process and the lecithin made this my best run by far. I ate one brownie, kicked in right at 20 minutes and I’ve been faced for about 2 hours now. Bravo

  9. Thanks for this awesome recipe!! One question in regards to the Lecithin. Does it have to be sunflower Lecithin or can it be any type of Lecithin? The one I found is by natures own – 1200 mg of lecithin sourced from natural soya bean for healthy liver function. Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi John!

      It can be any type of lecithin, but most soybeans grown in the usa are “Round Up Ready” GMOs that are sprayed with a shit-ton of glyphosate, so I stay away from products that aren’t explicitly organic or GMO free.

      Good luck!

      Much love,

      1. Hi, Corinne. I’ve used liquid lecithin in baking with great success. Have you used it, and would it make any appreciable difference in your recipe for cannaoil? Thanks for this very informative site – as my preacher says, “In order to help folks get what you’re saying, you gotta put the hay down where they can graze on it”, and you’ve done that!

  10. please,
    REMEMBER to COVER your buds when decarboxylating, unless you want all those potent vapors escaping into your kitchen/oven…

    and may I ask, why are you decarbing at a higher temp than cooking? and I think decarb for that long may spoil the goods? I know there’s different ways for everything but this seems vastly unusual..

    on another note,
    I dig the simplicity and I love your emphasis on one of the key ingredients: love 🙂

    1. Hi Moe,

      I changed up the temps and times I use after reading this article. If you have any other evidence that would support the idea that it would “spoil the goods”, I’d love to read it.

      Much love,

    2. Hey!

      I was wondering how do you “cover” the buds while decarboxylating?

      I’ve just started working on how to make better and more potent stuff.


          1. There is no risk of aluminum poisoning…. The material is dry and there is no way the aluminoids will leak into the product.

    3. When making brownies, I prep my coconut oil with non-decarbed herb. Then I bake the brownies at 240 deg F for 1 hour 10 minutes (instead of the 350 deg F for 30 minutes as per the brownie mix instructions). Works great.

  11. Hi Corrine, I have a quick question. I’ve been madly searching and researching the best way to cook with ganja, and it will be my first experience so I want to get it right! When using this product, is there any aftertaste with the finished products? I’ve heard all over that there is a nasty “weed” aftertaste. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Kristina!

      It depends on who you ask. The weed we grow is organic and, depending on the strain, it can have a fruity, spicy or dank taste to it. I personally enjoy the taste of ganja and I cook to compliment it, not to cover it up. I’ve ben experimenting with a cold water wash that removes some of the flavor and scent from the oil, because I know some folks aren’t so lucky in the quality of ganja they cook with. I’ll be posting it very very soon… stay tuned!

      Much love,

  12. temperatures! wow! so helpful. i’m a seasoned herbal infused oil maker (with things like comfrey) but really wanted to know temperatures to activate- and crazy how many articles did not include this. thank you! i’ll be back and be ordering your book! xoxox! lynx

    1. Thanks Lynx!

      It’s such an important part of the process and it took me months to find it out on my own, so I could not wait to share it!

      Much love,

  13. Kurtis Presley

    Just wanted to say that this was extremely helpful and i’m glad that after questioning your life’s purpose you still shared this information. ;]

  14. Hello and thank you so much for this easy recipe. I am using this as a topical for back pain and it works great. The problem I have is I work in a small office and the smell is very strong. I was wondering if there is any way to lesson or remove the smell.
    Thank you again so much.

    1. HI Ruthyann!

      I’ll be posting a technique for “washing” oil very very soon. I’ve found the process to be effective in eliminating some (but not all) of the smell. I’ll also be posting a salve recipe that I’m making for a patient with painful bone spurs in his hands (hopefully this week). Stay tuned!

      Much love,

  15. Thanks for posting this! It’s that time of year again for me to bake with my vaporizer leftovers and I wanted to use coconut oil instead of the usual butter because of a new medical diet I’m on that doesn’t allow dairy.

    I have three questions for you. If I’m using an Iolite and I usually vape my bowl twice before dumping the leftover, I’m imagining I might need to double the amount I use? I’d say it’s about medium brown in color. I could put more fresh bud with it but I feel like I’m always getting my calculations wrong when I’ve done this in years past and they always come out too strong.

    Also, I have wondered whether I might put this in an oven safe dish to bake at 160 in my oven or toaster oven, since I don’t have a crockpot and so then I can really exact the temp. Opinions on that?

    And lastly, if I have more time to let it cook, would it behoove me to let it go longer?

    Many thanks again!

    1. Hi Amanda!

      Sorry for the delay on answering your questions, but… Here goes!

      1. I can’t really answer this one accurately. It’s hard enough to guesstimate dosage when you know the strain and you’re talking about never been vaped bud. Since you’ve already tried adding fresh bud and it was too strong, you could always double the amount of your ABV and if it’s not strong enough, do another run of it with more ABV or nugs.

      2. Yes! You can totally use your oven for this purpose. There are some good tutorials online about making oil in the oven that are worth the google search.

      3. In my experience, not really. You’re more likely to lose a lot of the terpenes, flavinoids and cannabinoids that make canna oil an awesome way to ingest marijuana. It’s about more than just THC it this ballgame. The other compounds are important for creating a balanced and medicinal oil that can create an enjoyable experience for the user.

      I hope that helps!

      Much love,

      1. I’ve been cooking my canna oil in ny coffee pot. Prior to that I used a rice cooker. I like both, it doesn’t overheat. The drip coffee maker is ny favorite so far n

  16. Hi.there !!! I just love all that you do , and say about this topic !!! Anyhow, I make organic. Coconut Oil in the liquid form from the grated coconut. Milk reduced down to 100% virgin oil amber in color,can this work also?

  17. I just bought a MBM and am waiting….I want to do coconut oil rather than butter. Does oil need to be white and stable or can it be in oil state? I want to make it super explosive and couch locke, arthritis and hip replacements scream for this.

    1. Hey 420 hashslinger!

      Sorry for the delay on this answer, but you can absolutely use coconut oil in the liquid state. I’ve used MCT oil in the past (medium chain triglicerides) and it’s INCREDIBLE. Do it!

      Much love,

  18. Hello, I have been searching and searching, and finally came across your site. Very easy to read and naviagate. I do have a question, I am trying to make canna oil you can put in a vapor pen, will the coconut oil infused with hash work? Or does that require a totally different process? Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Kyla!

      I have no idea how infused coconut oil works in vape pens… I’ll look into it and let you know if I find anything. Best of luck!

      Much love,

      1. I prefer to use MCT oil. It smokes great, and very clean. No throat hit or extra vapor cloud, if that is what you are looking for.

    2. You have to use 100%vegetable glycerine…CVS…Walmart…flavors at health store….And you still cook it for 30mins. Very low heat

  19. Hey! Love this site, I’m so glad I came across it! I was wondering, what part does the lecithin play in this? And is it necessary or can I leave it out?

    1. Hi Andrea!

      I wrote a whole thing about how lecithin works in Wake & Bake and hope to post it on here sometime soon. Until then, check out the ebook 😉

      Much love,

  20. I need to know how to make the cannabis capsules. If you can please info me on this it would make my life so much easier. All I know is you take the sweet leaf and bake it at 250 for I guess an hour. but what I am confused about it the oil part? and where do I get this oil. And where do I get the capsules? I live in Tillamook Or. so anyplace that is close to me would be a great help.

  21. Hi Corinne! Let me start of with saying, I love your recipe. It was simple and easy to follow; something I’ve been relentlessly searching the internet for a recipe that I wasn’t scared of lol!
    However; I do have a few questions, and I would truly appreciate it if you can find the time (I’m sure in your busy schedule) to answer them.
    1. Should I allow to oil to cook longer if I make the batch with 2 cups instead of 1?
    2. My oil didn’t come out black; from what I see on the interwebz that seems to be the most popular color for it to be finished as. Is it alright that mine wasn’t black? I used crushed buds (not trim or shake), could that have anything to do with it?
    I cooked mine for 6 hours, and it has a really pretty golden/green color. I used a candy thermometer to moderate the temp; however, as you suggest I might end up going with a Magical Butter machine JUST for the temperature security.
    P.S. Thank you again for the easy recipe! (: <3

    1. Hi L!

      1. No. You shouldn’t need to up your time unless you go upwards of 4 cups.
      2. It’s totally fine that your oil didn’t come out black. Using buds will give you less chlorophyl filled material to work with, so the color you got is just fine and dandy.

      If you decide to get in on the magical butter magic, here’s a $25 coupon for the machine as part of their referral system. I’m actually working on a post right now in praise of my mb machine. I made three batches of oil and tincture yesterday for lube and salves and cookies, and I’m so inspired by how much you can get done and the great quality that it puts out.

      Thanks so much for reaching out! Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂 <3

      Much love,

  22. may i suggest: decarbing the weed, first. this was its *active*
    Add WATER to the oil, keeping the temp very low/high melt, never letting the water dry up, cooking for 4 hours, stirring every hr.
    Strain into large mouth pyrex container, set in refrigerator overnite.
    The water will have removed ALOT of the dark green color, and the oil and water have separated fully! gently remove the oil layer to a paper town, and pat gently to remove all water. TOSS the ugly water!
    thanks for a great recipe. peace!

    1. Hi D!

      Thanks for sharing! I tried adding water to oil while extracting on many occasions with shoddy (and sometimes messy) results. It seemed as if the batch had to be cooked for longer and that temperature control was difficult for that length of time. That’s not to say it didn’t work, but it didn’t seem to me to be worth the hassle. It was good oil with good flavor, but I’m always looking for the best, easiest and most constant results. I did a bunch of research and have started experimenting with cold water washing after the oil is done, with great success. Bad Kitty from Canna Pharm suggests four washes, but I’ve concluded that you can stop at two and still up the quality of your product without much added input.

      I’ll have a post up soon 🙂

      Much love,


        Just found your site and WOW! Loving it. I have my first ever batch in the small slow cooker. I have a couple questions. First, how exactly do you do the 2 after infusing “washes”? You have a ton of info on here and I have looked for a tutorial but can not find one.( I am sure it is right in front of my face) however I am old and tired and if you could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Second, I am concerned about temp and time of infusing. I have been up all night monitoring the temp on my mini crock pot. ( its kinda of like being a new mom. You know the baby is fine but you cant stop checking… lol) I kept it on low, but the temp on low measured to be around 210 degrees and your tutorial says to keep around 160 degrees. So, I stayed up and did the degree dance with the crock pot. I turned it on and off to tried and keep it in your suggested temperature range. DO you think that the oil will be potent still? due to fluctuations in Temp. should I change the amount of time that I keep infusing it in the crock pot? Thank you, Christova

  23. Hey! I just have to say that your page is a breath of fresh air! That self-help shit surprised the shit out of me and honestly it was exactly what I needed to hear at the moment, so yes, you are making the world a better place! Thank you!


  24. Hi Corinne,

    I have a question about using trim for cannabis coconut oil. I will be making a product that needs to be consistent. I have read that using trim requires the use of two times the amount of cannabis you would use versus using flower. The only formulas I have found involve using flower. I need the product I am making to contain 200mg of cannabis infusion per package. Purchasing trim will be most cost-effective for my venture versus using flower. I plan on buying the Magical Butter machine to make the coconut oil. I realize you are under contract with an edible company already, so if you could point me in the right direction, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  25. Is your pot is all ready dried out do you still do the oven step process? Also when done and bake something I just replace the butter amount with this oil?

    1. Hi Newbie!

      Yes… Here in the Southwest, my material is always very very dry, but decarbing still transforms the THCA into THC making a more potent end product.

      Much love,

  26. Hello again
    I have searched a lot and have still not found anything that seems to work.
    My last batch I did a water bath for 7 days changing daily, that I read will remove the chlorophyll that is part of the smell I read but it didn’t work.
    I am willing to try anything you might be able to suggest.