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

coconut oil cannabis straining

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!

Corinne

Cannabis Coconut Oil

Print Recipe
Cooking Time: 12 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Lecithin
  • 1 Cup organic decarboxylated cannabis (about 7 grams or 1/4 oz)

Instructions

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.  *Try to keep oil near 160° for best results*

2

Add 1 Cup Organic Decarboxylated Cannabis (about 7g or 1/4 oz.) Stir every half hour or so. After 2 hours of heating and steeping, turn off the crockpot and allow the oil to cool before moving onto the next step.

3

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

4

Slowly pour plant matter and oil into the strainer.

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.

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.

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!!

      xoxo

    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.

      Thanks!

      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,
        Corinne

        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 archive.org 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,
      Corinne

      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.

        Danny

          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,
      C

  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 [email protected]. Thanks for your questions and best of luck with your new venture!

      Much love,
      C

  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

  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,
      C

      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.

            1. 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,
      C

      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,
      Corinne

    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.

      Thanks!

          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,
      Corinne

  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,
      C

  13. 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,
      Corinne

  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,
      C

      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,
      Corinne

  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,
      Corinne

      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?
    Thanks!

    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,
      Corinne

  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,
      C

  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,
      Corinne

      1. CHRISTIE BAXTER-STORCK

        Corrine,
        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!

    Jaye

  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,
      C

  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.
    Thanks
    Ruthyann

    1. Hi Ruthyann!

      I think what you’re trying to say is that you’re trying to get the smell or taste out of your oil… ? If so, I just did a cold water bath purification three times that eliminated some/most of the taste/smell, but not all of it. I’ll be posting that very soon.

      I personally like the taste and smell of cannabis oil, so this has never been a huge point of experimentation for me until recently in working with the elderly. The artichoke dip recipe I posted earlier works phenomenally well with stuff that tastes pretty green and there are a ton of recipes in Wake & Bake that work with the flavor of cannabis instead of trying to cover it up (which imho makes it taste worse).

      Let me know more about what you’re trying to achieve and I’ll look into it.

      Much love,
      Corinne

    1. Hi Lorraine!

      All temps are fahrenheit 🙂 I’ll need to get in there and add that in asap. Thanks for the heads up!

      Much love,
      C

  27. I love your website and blog! I wanted to let you know that I linked to your site from my blog. Please let me know if that’s a problem. Otherwise, thanks for your amazing work!
    -Lisa

    1. Hi Eve!

      Lecithin is awesome for increasing the absorption of cannabinoids into your system. I wrote a whole thing about it before the site got deleted so I’ll get that article reposted asap! Stay tuned 😉

      Much love,
      Corinne

  28. kim delahoussaye

    I use Reggie and stems and whatever is left behind. Use approximately equal parts (example: 3 cups coconut oil to 3 cups weed mix. After toasting, wrap all up in a square of cheesecloth and tie ends together to seal. Steep in small crock pot ($10 @ dollar store) for 3 hours on low. Turn off to cool but remove cheesecloth bag to strainer with tongs, or just hold up to drain every bit of liquid out. You’ll want it all. Compost cloth bag with spent weed mix. Wait til “butter” cools to place in airtight container for fridge.
    Use in place of butter or oil in baking or cooking recipes.

  29. Hi there-

    Love your site! I am hoping you can answer some questions about CBD. I am interested in making an infused coconut oil using flower that is high in CBD, low in THC. I have researched the internet high and low to find the perfect temperature/time to decarb for highest CBD, but I’m just more confused than ever! Do you have any info you can share? Any idea what temperature I should use, and for how long? Also, if I’m using the oil to bake, will heating it again (350degrees in the oven for 30min to make brownies) change the potency? You are awesome, and a savior. Hope to hear from you soon.

  30. Holy balls! I made this coconut oil and then used it to make chocolate candy. Licked my fingers a couple of times during the process and about 90 minutes later it really kicked in. Very powerful stuff! Thank you so much for such superb instructions!

    1. Awesome! You really got to watch out for that licking fingers thing. I finally learned my lesson three cannabis cookbook sessions later 😉

      Much love,
      Corinne

      1. Ohhh My funny story… I too learned my lesson about licking fingers… thought I was allergic to weed???.. my Doo La Lee?? in the back of my throat enlarged and was up inside the roof of my mouth???? I never smoked or did any other form, I am a cook so the logical thing for me to do was research and cook?? any way … My boss had to tell me you dummy…. you had cotton mouth!!! Laughed and Laughed… I have learned to stop licking my fingers and the spoon!!!!

  31. I have been making salves the old fashioned way for years and I just started trying out the magical butter mac. I have continued to decarb first in the oven.
    The salves are awesome but I question on whether or not I still need to decarb first when using this machine. Nobody agrees on this. Whats your opinion? The temp just doesn’t seem high enough to decarb fully.

    1. Hi Jen!

      I still decarb when I use the MB, especially if I’m using it in topicals or raw foods. Maybe it’s overkill, but either way, I like the way it makes my house smell 😉

      Much love,
      Corinne

  32. Does the size of the crockpot matter? I have a larger size crock pot, I’d say about 4 quarts. Will that be ok or is it too large for this recipe?

    1. I have a large crockpot as well and I haven’t had any issues. Just make sure you keep an eye on it to make sure it’s not getting too hot.

      Much love,
      Corinne

    1. You can totally do it on the stove! Just keep an eye on the temperature and make sure it doesn’t get too hot.

      Much love,
      Corinne

  33. Please help me. Yesterday, I tried your method. I accidentally burned the first batch on the stove. I’ve made countless batches of canna oil using regular veg oil or canola oil in the past, and my brownies have melted folks faces off. This was the first time I’ve used coconut oil, so I’ve got it on the double boiler right now. It’s been on there simmering for almost 5 hours now, and not even started to turn green. I’ve added the lecithin, I decarboxilated it before… I have no idea why but it is just not infusing I dont’ think. It’s still clear.
    Two questions – is there any way to save the burned batch? or has it really just lost all it’s potency?
    If this oil isn’t turning green, what is going on here? I figure if it hasn’t turned green like my other oils then something is not going right.

  34. Im confused here, so I need to decarboxylated weed thats already been dried and is ready to smoke, like what id buy off the street? Or do i only need to decarboxylated weed if I just picked it from the plant??

    1. Well, that question has a complex answer. Part of the process of drying and curing weed decarboxylates it to a degree. The act of burning it (like in a joint) will decarboxylate it fully. So when you want to cook with it, since you’re not burning it, you need to do different things to get the same chemical reactions to occur. So you decarb it to make the chemical reaction that usually takes place as you smoke it, but in a way it is usable for cooking. Hope that made sense.

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  36. This oil is also amazing as a lubricant for sex. We’ve used coconut oil by itself for years for this and then decided to try canna oil for the same thing. Best sex ever. Thanks for the article. I’m trying it your way and comparing to my own. I usually decarb for 16-18 minutes on 310, but wanted to try the lower way. The lecithin is new to me – happy you can add it after the fact as I couldn’t find any at the store and will get some at the health food store next week.

    1. Hi Joshua!

      Thanks for the feedback! If you love cannabis infused sex, I just posted this recipe for homemade foria that I think you would love 🙂

      Let me know if you notice a difference in the decarb time. I’ve been thinking about doing a quicker/high temp trial as well.

      Much love,
      C

      1. Hi Corrine thanks for all the info what if I have the pure cannabis oil
        It’s about 3 grams total it has 61.9% THC and 0.2% CBD can I use this in the lube and if yes what would be the measurements of the butters and a oils?? I really appreciate it and love ur blog

  37. Just want to throw out there for anyone reading that you can use your vaped weed from a vaporizer as decarbed weed. You just need to make sure you’re vaping at a low temperature. Some scoff at this, but I know what I’m talking about and you can make amazing edibles with it. The trick is to have a vape with good temp controls and vape it low. Then you can get buzzed from the vape and destroyed from the baked goodies. Two for one!

    1. Yes you can! My homegirl robo used ABV material to test a ton of the recipes in the book and she said that it was nearly as effective as using trim.

      Much love,
      c

  38. I have a question. I have Stage IV Breast Cancer spread to most of my bones and I have been making the RSO method but a doctor friend of mine said that making the CBD Paste using Coconut Oil is much healthier, stronger and much easier. He said to lightly grind the weed, spread out on a large dish and heat at 240 degrees for an hour. Then he said to use a pan maybe around 7″ deep to cook the oil in. He said to put the marijuana in the bottom of a mason jar pour enough coconut oil to completely cover the top of it (maybe an 1/8th” over) and to heat water in the deep pan and place the mason jar (with a tight fitting lid) into the pan of water making sure to check the temperature first. He said it should heat for 10 1/2 hours at 176 degrees. I’m not going to bake with it so I would like to know is there anything wrong with not straining it? He said he never strains it! I would rather do that if it doesn’t get moldy in the refrigerator or something.

    1. Hi Deb!
      So sorry for the delayed response… There is nothing wrong with not straining it if you’re going to use it pretty quickly and if you keep water out of it. If you’re making a batch to last you several months, you can always put half of your batch in the freezer so you can make sure it doesn’t get contaminated in the fridge and go bad. Let me know how it goes 🙂

      Much love,
      c

  39. I just wanted to thank you for the simple and effective recipe. I have a vision impairment and could still follow along just fine. I’ve searched for such a recipe for a long time and yours puts it all together perfectly. I also like how it uses a manageable amount, a quarter. A lot of recipes say to start with two ounces or something. I also bought your book. A teaspoon does it! The buzz feels holistic and wonderful. The combination of cannabis and coconut oil has a very healing nature. I love this oil!

  40. I followed all steps and cooked 14g herbal in 2 cups of coconut oil. Used MBM2 on oil setting. De carbed at 240F for 30 min.
    I tried up to 20ml but it does not work itself. Only when I vape some it start working. Is it a usual thing?

    1. I’m not sure about the potency of your herb, but it may not have been strong enough. You may have to up your dosage a bit. Let me know how it goes!

  41. 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.

  42. I came back looking for your awesome brownie recipe, but it’s gone! Can you re-post that one? I love your coconut oil recipe – thank you so much for sharing.

  43. Like your site and the way you present your info….

    Been hunting like crazy for this info or should I say solid info!

    Well the questions relates to ratio!

    What is the correct ratio for once?

    Im thinking of making oil infused pills, tired of the biscuits/brownies and all the calories (hopefully not the only stoner that likes to keep busy while high)
    but seriously what is the ratio & how many pills can I expect to make – Anyone have an Idea.

    Like I have Tutankhamen 32 T( (ok ok some say only 24-28 THC) but none the less F*** good $hit….

    So what is the ratio?

    1 Cup = Cannabit to 1 CUP of Coconut oil?

    Really would like to find out then what the potency of this would be & how many pills one could make from this, if anyone knows please reply.

    I will be using the trim in the pills. A lot of the THC is wasted during straining, I have tested it and in my years of experience with baking I can tell you that you lose about 20% of the high – So If you prefer high over good tasting biscuits then keep the trim in but if you dont like the thought of that, come on over and join the pill revolution.

    So now Im onto the pill making process & would like to use what you have mentioned above to make pills, so would like to find out

    1. Correct Ratio
    2. The high of the ratio you mention on the site 1 CUP oil to 1 CUP Cannabis.
    3. Pills – how many pills can one make from this ratio

    Your help, advice and guidance most welcome.

    Thanks.

    1. Have you already made your capsules? I’m trying to find a really strong Capsules. I’ve never done this. But I can’t smoke I need the capsules please message me about it.

  44. Hey, I have a question. Say someone was using ABV to make some canna-oil, and it came out as “not strong enough”, could you use the already infused (but weak) oil with some decarbed bud to make a stronger batch?

  45. An awesome friend of mine gave me a big Tupperware of trimmings from some pretty potent plants tonight. My plan is to make a topical rub for my grandmother (she has horrible arthritis) and myself. Needless to say I’m super excited. The trimmings aren’t dry, do they need to be? If so, how do I dry them out? Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your site, it rocks!!!

  46. Does it have to be stored in the fridge? I don’t use it to cook. I just ingest 1ml of the oil about 6 times daily. I keep it in a Tupperware container in my room. I open the container and use a 1ml spoon to take out and just put in my mouth. It would be an inconvenience to keep putting it in the fridge and then warming it each time I need it. Is this ok in your opinion?

  47. I followed your recipe exactly and mine turn brown does that mean I burned it? I never saw any smoke, it never boiled. It just very slowly moved around in the crockpot on low for 5 hours. I haven’t tasted yet but it’s just not the color I’m used to. I always did it on the stove with the waterbase/oil method results were green. I’m really concerned because I used a quarter of a pound and 54 ounces of coconut oil (and the lecithin).

    1. Hi Linda!

      Was it brown when the oil cooled and solidified? Or just when it was liquid? You’d be able to smell it if it’s burnt… Did you try the oil? What was the potency of a tsp like?

      Much love,
      Corinne

      1. it looks like fudge (in solid or syrup in liquid). It has a nice strength though, not too strong or too weak to do the job. It does not taste burnt. My ‘material’ was kinda dark.. I guess it’s ok, just looks weird. I had not ever de-carbed before (when making butter), maybe that had something to do with it. Anyway thanks for the help.

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  50. I’m curious about the CBD activation. Is baking before hand required for activating CBD? My oil will be used more for pain management.

  51. Hi Corrine,

    I am just wondering what you mean by trim? do I need to use bud, or can I use the leaves of the plant? I am intending to use the oil for the Lube recipe.
    Thanks, your blog is awesome! Keep doing what you are doing 🙂

    Lupina

  52. Hi Corinne

    Thanks for this recipe, just wondering, I love avocado oil and use it all the time. Would I be able to substitute the coconut oil with avocado oil using the same recipe? Hmmm Cannabis infused avocado oil. Sounds so good!

    Best wishes
    Elizabeth

  53. Dear Corrine,
    Curious, my fiance decided to make a batch of coconut oil today, he used 1oz of pretty good homegrown to about 1 cup of coconut oil. As I read this recipe calls for 7g, wondering if he way overdid it. Started with 1/4 tsp, still waiting as we speak. Just looking for input on if this might be a good dose? Thank you so much
    Krystal

  54. Thanks for the recipe! Is it ok to crack open the sunower lecithin soft gels and add that to the oil? I want to pick some up right away but that’s all I think I’ll be able to get around here. Thanks in advance!

  55. I’ve just received my Magical Butter Machine, sunflower lecithin, coconut oil and have decarbed about 15g of commercial weed. I’m going to make whatever is the best type of treatment for my inoperable brain tumor. I don’t cook at all anymore, so would rather take it internally in a different manner. Do any of you have any advice as to what will work best? Thanks so much for all the info you have all provided. I’m somewhat of an airhead these days and can be a real menace in the kitchen. I’d also like to know if after I decarbed, can I put some of it into my vape pen and vape it?

    1. I’m on a low carb high fat diet, so I don’t do much cooking or baking. I’ve used my cannabutter in coffee, tea, and sometimes just take a half teaspoon of it straight. With Nighty Night tea, it puts me into a great sleep that I wake refreshed from!

  56. like others said, an entertaining canna blog with concise, printable recipes that are easy to navigate through. linking your other recipes into each other helps to visualize how to use the most out of all my ingredients. GREATLY appreciated. well done!

  57. Ive found this very helpful Corinne, could you please help me with advise on taking rick Simpson’s medical cannabis oil without the highs,
    Thanks Ray

    1. I have no idea. I know that egg yokes contain lecithin, but I don’t know if it would make a huge difference/be really gross… You can always make it without and add it later. Let me know how it goes!

      Much love,
      c

  58. Love your writing, which reminds me of “The Bloggess” and am going to try this recipe. Hell of a time finding the right ORGANIC sunflower lecithin, but finally found it on Amazon. Working to clear up some of my COPD issues and my Mom’s newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s. Busy, busy, busy. Thanks for being here/there. Aloha. T

  59. Hello!!
    I found your recipe very interesting and I am about to try it, but I have some questions. I hope you will find time to answer them 🙂
    The coconut oil has to be organic? If I can’t find it, can I replace it with something else? (I live in Greece)
    If I can’t find sunflower lecithin, can I replace it with something else?
    If I cook it in double boiler what temperature do I have to have? Does the time of cooking change?
    And lastly, how much oil will I have at the end? (in gramms or ml)
    I hope I wasn’t tiring and I’m looking forward for your reply.
    See yaaaaa

  60. Hello! I’m very excited to try this recipe, but am still waiting for my lecithin to arrive. Does the lecithin need to cook with the canna-oil the whole time, or can I add it later in the cooking process?

  61. Hello I bought soy lecithin Granules will that work or do I need to use the liquid? I am making your coconut oil recipe using the mct oil. Also, will this recipe work for making drops for putting under the tongue? If you could let me know that would be great.
    Thanks

    1. I have asked many times. I need a recipe for making cannabis capsules. Please can someone tell me how to make them….my number is 661-313-0414 please let me know at once thank you

  62. Oh no! It is impossible to get the temp at 160° on my stove. I had to set up the pot of oil between two burners on low to heat it so carefully, but then it wasn’t getting hot enough. I decided to try it on a one burner as low as I could possibly get it, but now it looks ruined! It turned all dark and started smoking :-((( When i checked the temp it was almost 300°. Is it ruined?

  63. Hey there! Greetings from Chicago. I love your website! I would like to ask you about the Magical Buttermaker. I am considering purchasing one, since I’ve dabbled a bit in baking myself, with great success! How would I work the lecithin into the recipe with the butter maker?
    Thanks!

  64. Maybe I missed it, but what is the purpose of the lecithin? And how important is it? I am “paleo” and would prefer not to have the additive. BUT if it’s very important to the potency and effectiveness of the recipe, a tablespoon in a cup of oil won’t kill me.

    I guess I’m more curious of the chemistry behind it? Is it that the fatty acids in the lecithin help boost the potency and/or our bodies absorb those acids easier and faster? Sorry, I’m rambling and guessing.

    Thank you. I’m excited to try this recipe.
    -Ben

  65. Hi Corinne,
    I recently had a go at making the coconut oil, used about 1.5g of well-dried bud (we didn’t decarboxylate because we thought it was dry enough and wasn’t necessary) with about 250ml of coconut oil.
    We placed this into a pyrex bowl with 100ml of water and sat it in a pot of boiling water on the stove on low heat for about 5 hours.
    After this I made a date slice with most of the oil that was produced, while pleasant tasting, there was really not much effect from the oil itself.
    Could this have something to do with no cooking involved in the process (that would normally take place with making brownies or cookies)?
    Really dig this site, look forward having a go at more and more recipes.
    Thanks,
    Josh

  66. Hi I was wondering about the smell
    My roommates aren’t bit in pit and I was wondering it the decarb process was smelly or any of it like will it smell up the whole kitchen?

    1. I am just making this now and it does smell up your place.
      Smells like baking brownies (pot brownies) not too strong
      put the stove fan on and I opened the door a crack, put a floor fan on and blew it toward the open door its only 1 hr. No one is home also.

  67. Love your blog. I’ve tried different methods in the past with no results. Just tried this tonight from your directions, the only thing different was that I covered the dish with aluminum foil during Decarb. I followed all of your directions exact. I did use a slow cooker that maintained the 160 degree or around there, however I had to leave the top off to keep the temperature. Would this make a difference? Anyways it’s been 2 hours and I’m 2 tsp in and feel nothing. I combust every day, am I just using too small of an amount? The flower isn’t the best quality I’ve ever had but it’s definitely not the worst. Any advice?

  68. Hello,
    I am making the coconut oil/butter mixture for my son–who is not interested in getting high. We are only interested in the potential healing properties in cannabis. Is it necessary to decarboxylate in this situation?

    Thanks,
    Richard

  69. If I follow this recipe with the MB machine, the ingredients do not reach the MINIMUM line inside the MB machine. Just add more coconut oil? Really not sure what to do….

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  71. Just a suggestion and I apologize if someone has said this before, but if you can’t afford a MagicButter machine the next best thing is a mason jar with a lid. Put your oil and herb into it, put the lid on, and then put it in a water bath of boiling water for an hour hour and a half. You can pour that out easily into your cheese cloth. Great site. So much amazing information.

  72. My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 Carsinosarcoma cancer of the uterus and my family and I have decided to treat her cancer holistically. Even though she isn’t going through chemo and radiation, she’s been suffering from nausea every couple of days. I’ll be making your recipe for coconut cannaoil to give to her to treat the nausea- a little happy buzz won’t hurt either. ?
    She’s excited to try it and I just want to say thank you and don’t ever doubt yourself or what you’re doing. You’ve helped our family!!

  73. I read another article on how to make coconut canna oil and that one called for only 1 hr 40 minutes of cooking. Am I missing something here? Seems like a huge difference. Is there any way to test for effectiveness of the cook?

    1. Hi Alan!

      I’ve done lots and lots of testing on this, from an hour to an entire week of cook time. I prefer shorter steeps because the flavor is better and they’re plenty potent for me, but the feedback I’ve gotten from experienced readers is to cook it longer, so I went with that when I wrote it a while back. Perhaps it’s time for an update. The best oils I’ve ever made come from the mb machine and that only cooks for an hour or two, so I’d gather that it’s uneccesarry to let it steep for longer than that. Thanks for the question and stay in touch 🙂

      Much love,
      Corinne

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  77. I’ve read that wetting freshly decarboxylated cannabis with a +50% ethanol water solution and a small amount of vitamin B6 or limonene, will increase the THCa and CBDa conversion yield. The ratio should be around .094g of B6 or limonene per 1 gram of cannabis (@20% potency) so .7g for 7g cannabis or .78g for (@25% potency) of same weight. Boiling out the water and ethanol you add the dried again cannabis to a pre heated oil of that above the boiling point of THC @314 F+ for no more than 15 minutes. The highly heated lipids in the oil then bond freely and more completely with the THC and other cannabinoids making the yield high grade oil. Strain Cool and compare

  78. Hi there,

    I plan to use my yogurt maker to infuse. It would be at a temperature of 110-115 F. How long would you suggest I leave it in there for?

    Thank you ^_^

    1. Hi Marian!

      I’m not sure because I’ve never used a yogurt maker… I’d try 2-3 hours to start. Since it’s really low heat, you could probably do it a few hours longer.

  79. Hi Corinne!

    Love this recipe and love your site! And believe me, I know from cannabis recipes, infusions and teas. I posted for many years under the pseudonym of MamaBudz on the old Marijuana.com from 1999 through 2005 and was the guru of the cooking forum way back in the day 🙂

    Most of my recipes and such are hugely outdated with all we know now but I was able to help a lot of friends and folks who were suffering from AIDs wasting, cancer patients, and stress induced anorexia. That´s where I started. I think my very first recipe was a tea made up of sticks and stems… it was not great, but it helped.

    Over the years I learned more and passed on what I knew about cannabis, what it could do (enormous good especially in the realms of antipain, antidepressant, stroke recovery and Crohns disorder) , what it could not do (kill by overdose, unless you were run over by a mack truck load of the stuff.) And I did what I could to help educate people and encourage activism with the *I Toke & I Vote* campaign.

    We´ve come far and I am thrilled to see sites like yours picking up the ball and scoring Goal after Goal.

    Now living here in Ecuador, where cannabis while not yet legalized has been decriminalized for personal possession and private use, I see on the horizon the day when it will be decriminalized for medical and recreational use. We are all hopeful fo the next election cycle in February of the coming year. That being said I am re-introducing the MamaBudz name and starting my business plan for the future.

    Now with access to some amazing extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil available here on the coast of this amazing country I googled my way to your page and your recipe above. Learned a few new things about temps for decarboxylization and a whole lot more about lecitina de girasol (sunflower lecithin) . Let me just say, you rock!

    So…Kudos to you and this site… Do a search on “MamaBudz + marijuana” and …

    …have a cookie 😉

    All the best…

    MamaBudz
    Susan Schlesinger, Esq.

  80. Please invest in a nut bag, instead of using cheesecloth, you won’t have any issues with cannabis squeezing out no matter how grounded up it may be. Nut bags are used to to make milk from coconuts or almounds and so on please you can wash and reuse them.
    Cheers

  81. I am pretty sure I burned my CannaOil. I used 1 cup of oil and 7gm of bud. I put it in a crockpot Junior overnight. This morning it is brown and smells burnt. I was originally making it for my dog who has hip displasia. Will it still have the CBD affects that I want for her??

    Thanks

  82. Big ups for making this easy. After scouring tons of reliable information, this recipe tells you what you need to know without the unnecessary leap into TONS of science. Thanks!

  83. I grew my own plants which check out at about 15% to 19% THCA. Color charts leave something to be desired though. I did not decarboxylate mine first, and am infusing 2 cups or coconut oil with 4.5 ounces of material. After about 6 hours at 150 degrees I will extract the oil.
    My question is this; Shouldn’t I be able to then decarb that oil infusement at what I have learned is 240 degrees. I’ve always read that to do that first, but won’t I get the same affect after the fact? The infusement should have gotten as much of the oil soluble material from the plant. Would that be correct? I am going to be making Caramels which go to soft ball which is about 245 to 250 degrees. Some have stated that if you are going to cook with your oil, you don’t really need to decarboxylate first, because the temperature while cooking will do the work for you.
    Got any suggestions?

  84. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wisdom. I am new to making canabutter and was wondering if it is necessary to cure the herb if I am going to decarboxylate it? I am using bud and trim that has just finished drying.

  85. Has anybody tried, with success, making canna infused oil via sous vide method? Wondering before I jump into it.
    I decarb with sous vide vs any other method to not let the whole neighborhood know what I’m up to and its efficacy 😉
    Thanks to all!

  86. Hi Corinne,
    I love your blog and this recipe. Quick question — if using the stovepot (with either a saucepan or a double boiler), does it matter if you use a lid? Or is it just important to maintain the right temperature? Thanks!

  87. Excellent information! Thank you so much. I hope this isn’t a jerky question…but…does the 8-12 hour crock pot process SMELL? I mean what should I expect… Will the whole neighborhood know what I am up to? 😛

    Also 8-12 hours seems like a wide range. What about just 8…..???

    Thank you!
    Mary

  88. I have a group of friends who want to try a batch of weed lube, but one of them cannot use coconut oil. Is there a substitute oil for the infusion that will yield similar results?

  89. cognitive dissident

    Thanks for the tutorial! I was wondering, is it possible to halve the recipe and get the same results? Would I follow all the same times for decarbing the buds and cooking it if I were to decrease the amount of buds and oil down to 1/2 cup each? I really want to try this, but 1 cup is a lot…
    Thanks!

    1. I used half the recipe as a trial. Most of the oil was absorbed by the buds and I had very little actual oil. I am eating the buds mixed with honey – it is like eating coconut!

  90. Love this recipe! I started straining with a French Press instead of cheese cloth and my hands. Works really well! Less mess and a better strain. Thought I’d share:)

  91. Do you still have to decarb already vaped cannibus? Do you know how many cups of vaped cannibus go into how many cups of coconut oil?

  92. DEAR Corrine,
    I followed this recipe precisely last night, scaled down to 1/4.
    I got a black oil that I’m afraid tastes not so good. How do I
    Fix it?

  93. Corrine
    I have read most of your stuff but I am seeing g conflicting information

    Some things say decar for 40 mins some for 60 mins
    Some say crockpot on high and some say on lowest settting
    What is the most current best timing ?

    Thanks Danielle

  94. i’ve been making this oil w/the trim from our first grow ever! at 70, ive got many years of “relating to cannabis” and this year is the very best. every afternoon i make myself a lovely cuppa canna-oil tea (just grab a spoonful of the hardened oil and dunk it into a cuppa hot water – drink once it has melted) . in a flash, a coconut-flavored green cuppa that sets me up for the evening….no baking cookies, eating too much sugar or wondering about doses….just a lovely lift and a relief from the arthritis that plagues me….

  95. I made this, super easy. We get cotton mouth from the baked goods but not from smoking the same bud. Any suggestions? Thanks for being there!

  96. Just made this recipe yesterday and can hardly wait to use it in the salve recipe! (Waiting on the beeswax which should be here tomorrow.) I have made butter, but some edibles call for an oil, so thanks for your wisdom on all the topics and recipes you cover!

    1. I did a trial with half the recipe. I ended up with very little oil as it was mostly absorbed by the buds. I now eat the buds mixed with honey – it’s like eating coconut!

  97. The recipe was easy to follow but I somehow think that I managed to fudge it up. That or my ABV had already been too decarbed. I’m still doing tests and refuse to give up!

  98. Thank you for this tutorial! I made some and it turned out great! Cant wait to try another recipe to use my infused coconut oil in 🙂

  99. Thanks for sharing this for those of us who don’t have and MBM yet. I looked up so many recipes before starting, and yours is the one I chose and have stuck with. Both my butter and oil (plus adding sunflower lecithin, that I also learned from you) are turning out beautiful baked goods. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  100. Thank you for these complete and comprehensive instructions! I’ve made coco-canna-oil once before but after reading these tips I’m excited for an even better final product! This article gave me the numbers and confidence I needed to get another batch going.

    This was my first time decarboxylating (putting flower in the oven is a scary idea at first!) but it seemed to work great. I used about twice the plant material, as it was lower potency trimmings, and also went against your suggestion by adding water to cover the additional trim. I’m interested to see how the water effects flavor and ease of processing/storage.

    My local grocery store had only soy lecithin granules or sunflower derived gel capsules. Ill find out today if they have a neutral flavor that can be added to the oil, or if they should be consumed alongside.

    One issue I have so far is that my crock pot is too hot. It has been very hard to maintain temperature and I’ve already had fluctuations in temp. up to 205F. Whoops! I’ll need to be more vigilant or invest in a temp. controller.

    I’ll let you know how this first batch comes out!

    Peace!

  101. Thanks so much! I have made cannabis infused coconut oil several times using this recipe except that I put it into a mason jar and put that on a towel in the bottom of the crock pot for 8-12 hours and it doesn’t stink up my apartment. I give it a shake every hour or so and it always turns out great!

  102. Thank you for this recipe, really enjoying reading all your posts. I have just made my first batch and am trying to find the correct dose. half a teaspoon was nice but not strong enough so last night I took a whole teaspoon. After an hour I felt nothing at all and couldn’t work out what had gone wrong. After 4 hours still nothing, but I suddenly became very hungry and ate a few slices of bread with some pickle, and almost immediately the stone came on strong and lasted the rest of the night. Any idea what happened here? Is there something I could have eaten beforehand that stopped the oil digesting until later when I ate again? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi James,

      Thanks so much for pointing this phenomenon out… I’ve been meaning to cover it for awhile, but hadn’t got around to it. Yes. What you eat will dramatically effect your experience on edibles. I have so much to share about this that I’m going to start working on a post today. I’ll send it over when it’s done.

      Much love,
      Corinne

      1. That’s brilliant, thanks Corinne.

        On the night in question I dissolved the oil into a mug of hot water and lemon juice. I’ve read your explanation of how THC is derived from THCA by losing an acid and wondered if the acid in the lemon juice could have interfered with the bio-availability of the THC? But hey, I totally flunked chemistry at school so am probably talking nonsense!

        Thanks for all you do here, fighting the good fight!

        James xx

  103. I love wakeandbaecookbook.com and I am getting ready to try a few of these recipes. I do have some questions though about the crockpot method. After dropping almost 2 bills on the Lift (thanks for the coupon!) I couldn’t spend another buck-forty (again thanks for the coupon!) on the Magical Butter machine just yet. So I’m going for the crockpot method but I have some questions that I haven’t noticed have been asked yet. 1. When decarbing your “stuff,” do you have to use it immediately or soon after OR can I store it to use another day? 2. Doing the crockpot method, when pouring it into the strainer, is there any residue left in the crockpot? and 3. how do I store what’s left over from the cheesecloth? will it go bad? lose potency? mold? Just curious. Thanks again for this incredibly awesome website. Keep up the great work.

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  105. I have my supplies, including the MB machine….yeah!! Thanks for the discount link. Now, I’m confused about the decarb-ing in the MB machine. Early on in this post, you stated that there wouldn’t be a smell with the decarb if using the MB machine; here’s my silly question…how do you use the MB machine for just that process? Or did I misunderstand? yup….I’m a newbie, for sure.

  106. I have my supplies, including the MB machine….yeah!! Thanks for the discount link. Now, I’m confused about the decarb-ing in the MB machine. Early on in this post, you stated that there wouldn’t be a smell with the decarb if using the MB machine; here’s my silly question…how do you use the MB machine for just that process? Or did I misunderstand? yup….I’m a newbie, for sure.

    1. You know Chaser, this is such a tricky question. Its so tricky I need to do some research and make a whole post about it. To be safe, decarb separately and then put it in the mb machine. I’ll keep you posted on what I find out about low and slow deccan in the mb though.

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  118. Allison d. VanWinkle

    Hi my name is Allison and i have a question. i have medical marijuana and live in new jersey. i have the magical butter machine and use the magical butter cooking oil recipe with coconut oil. i take 1/4 teaspoon by mouth and it does nothing. i can’t chew food i have tmj. am i supposed to put the oil into food to get it to work? i am not getting any effect unless i am defective. i want this to work but not having luck. i f you have any suggestions that would be wonderful. thank you

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  120. Hi,my name is Dror, love your site.
    so after decarbing the weed you wrote that I should mix the coconut oil, lecitin and the weed inside the crockpot for 8-12 hours.
    I am wondering what is the reason for slow coocking it for 8-12 hours. the weed is already decarbed.
    thanks again

  121. I’m VERY confused about time and temp to make oil. The manual that comes with the MBM says 160 degrees for one hour. The Magical Butter website says 160 for two hours. Yesterday, I read in a forum that someone wrote the company and asked. They were told an hour at 160 degrees and then four hours at 130 degrees. So… What’s the correct answer? Using 28 grams of product, I made two cups of oil at 160 degrees for one hour and have washed it once. I saved the used product, so, technically, I guess I I could melt the oil down again, put the product back in the oil and put everything back in the MBM, but, since there are conflicting reports on time and temp, I’d like to get a definitive ruling. I’m using the Nova to debarb and the MB2e to make the oil.

  122. Hello,
    I love your entire site. I am in the middle of my second wash and it looked a little funny on the bottom where the water sat below it? And the water was not as dark as I was expecting. So I have decided to let it rest on the bbq outside to cool slower than in the frig. I would like to know about shelf life ant storing (freezer, vacuum sealer, etc). This is my first batch and I am making lube 🙂 super excited . I am young and post menopausal and I hate the issues that come with it.
    Thanks for being here and helping
    Susan

  123. I too followed the recipe and the color wasn’t as good. I think the 1/4 oz to a cup is for BUDS. I think for trim that should increase to 1/2 oz per cup.

  124. I have made around 50 batches of cannabis coconut oil. I have experimented many with many different ways. The one thing that I think everyone misses when doing this recipe is straining the leaves out. DONT DO IT! LEAVE THEM IN THE OIL! When I first started making oil I would always strain the plant matter out, but I kept it. When my oil was all used up, I decided to try out eating the leaves because they were covered in oil, so I knew they would work. What I did not realize is that they would work up to two-three times better. Then the Nova came out and I read Corinne’s review and dug into this machine. Well on the Nova’s website they explain how you can eat de-carbed bud (which I already knew). The last few batches I have made of cannabis coconut oil, I left all the plant matter in. I mix it up to keep it consistent and i put it in the fridge. In the morning I take one teaspoon and it is great. It is a lot more potent leaving the plant matter in the oil. Another tip I learned is that if you swallow it right away, it may take some time to take affect. Essentially once it has gone though your digestive system. However, if you leave the oil under your tongue for 5 minutes or so, you will experience the affect a lot quicker. Almost within 10 minutes you will feel some sort of affects. Great website Corinne!

  125. I like your website, and especially the way you handle affiliate links and disclosures….

    I am building a website my self for about ten months now and still not finished. I will do something similar in the way you did the disclosures….good job on the content!

    I also have domain names for some excellent cannabis sites in the works…..cannabissativasales.com and bemedicated.com

  126. I’ve been following you for a couple of years now and always recommend this site for “beginners”. I make this oil/butter regularly, using trim and bud combined. I use it topically, for cooking and I make capsules. My fellow cancer patients count on me for all of it and I thank you for the knowledge and ability to help them. In my “younger days”, I never smoked weed, due to paranoia. But now, being ill, I rely on the capsules to get me through the day (and night). I give this to several people, ALL of which use it for different ailments. It’s literally been a quality of life saver, regardless of how they use it. So I just wanted to say thanks for all you do.

  127. First off, I love your site!!! It’s totally upped my edible game!! So thank you!

    Question: I made a batch with the water method, this has usually works just fine for me, but this time I added the lecithin during the simmer. So now I have this almost creamy substance as well as the full cup of oil. Have I lost potency with that creamy substance? I’ve also been reading that the lecithin causes the water and the oil to mix, so did I lose even more potency with draining the water?

    My thought is if I make a big enough batch of cookies I can just use the creamy stuff in the recipe and add a little flour if necessary. My worry is that the dosing is going to be totally messed up…

    Any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks again.

  128. I just wanted to say that I’ve been using this recipe now for three batches…and it’s INCREDIBLE!! It allows you to turn anything you want into a very powerful edible and I’m just loving it. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and wisdom – this is THE recipe to beat!

  129. I absolutely LOVE making oil, i have for almost 3 years now. This is my recipe as well. Everyone thinks cooking/baking with tree is over the top and difficult when it isnt! It makes me so happy to see others able to start learning this!! I cook meals for people, and myself, that normally wouldnt be able to eat otherwise. I really need to get ahold of your cookbook for my kitchen when i officially start my business!!

  130. Corrine,
    Thanks for all the help! Tried your recipe and everything worked great except my mix is fairly runny at room temp. and solid when refrig. Suggestions?

  131. Hi, has anybody ever tried to infuse canna coconut oil into chocolate by melting down chocolate in a double boiler and adding the oil?

    What sort of success have you had and how much oil to chocolate?

    Thanks

    Mike

    1. Hi Mike.
      I make a very nice chocolate that is popular by melting one cup infused coconut oil to two cups (500grams) of belgian chocolate. I sometimes add a little vanilla, some cocoa powder (about 1/2 cup of dutch bitter cocao) . Stir over a double boiler, add to your chocolate mould. Seems to work well.

  132. This recipe is quite literally saving my life right now, in the long wake of a spinal injury. Thank-you!!! <3 🙂

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  134. Hi Ross. Try adding 1/4 ounce of wax per cup. Not much change in volume, but it’s a bit less runny. In a warm climate, you may want to try 1/2 ounce per cup.

  135. I used to infuse cannabis in a mixture of coconut oil and water. The thought being temperature control. And it leaves less oil in the plant matter.

    However, after a conversation with Corinne, I’m not using straight coconut oil (with a bit of lecithin) at 160degF (using a temperature controller to control my crock pot). But I am finding that squeezing the hallibut out of oil/cannabis mixture leaves a lot of oil.

    So I’m now “flushing” the residue (after squeezing) with hot water. Then filtering. The result is a mixture of oil and water. I just put it in the refrigerator for a few hours. The oil easily separates from the water. I recover another 25% or more!

    1. I LOVE this idea walt! I always make tea and it usually separates anyhow. I can’t believe I never thought of doing this. I’m going to try it next time I make oil 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!

      Much love,
      Corinne

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    1. Hey people! I’ve been melting gummies in the microwave for approximately 1 minute on high. I then stir in 10 ml of the canna/coco oil from recipes above. I then pour well mixed liquid into rounded ice cube trays and freeze for an hr. They pop right out and you get a pretty strong dose of approximately 20 mg per serving.I like cherry gummies from Amazon. I call them Cherry Bombs! Delicious and nutritious!!

  137. The magical butter folks are making a decarbox out of baking silicon. Do you whether it performs better than other oven based decarb methods? I’ve heard it’s much less smelly. Thanks!

    1. That’s a great question! Let me do a little research with the Magical Butter folks, and I’ll get back to you on that.

  138. Help! I just got the MB2 as recommended,
    I just started making infused coconut oil this morning at 7am. The custermer service doesn’t open till ten.
    I put 2cups oil and 14 oz bud with 2 tbls lecithin at 160 degrees. After 15 min the blender turns on for only 7 seconds at a time every so often (6min or so) Is this normal? Or is the blender supposed to stay on? What should I do

  139. 7 grams of bud does not always measure out to be 1 cup. Should I adjust the recipe or just keep going with 7 grams and never mind the cup?

  140. Hi Corinne,
    I have been using your site as my top go to source as I educate myself. I love your sense of humor and awesome info.!
    I am a newby. I’m going to begin with making the coconut oil to use straight for sleep to start. Since it’s my first time making it, I want to just use a little bit of stuff. I am thinking just 1 or 2 grams of 9Lb Hammer buds.
    I have searched like crazy to find a recommendation for decarbing such a tiny amount. Can you tell me how long and at what temp you suggest for this? I assume it will need less time and/or lower temp for a small amount. I plan to cut it up by hand. Somewhere I read said to make it 1-2mm sized bits for best surface area.
    I’m using the oven to start. Would love the contraptions though need to see how far I go with this. Would it be best to use a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil and covered too or a high quality ceramic baking dish covered with foil?
    Could you give me a mini sized recipe you’d recommend for sleep for us light weights to start with?

    I am inclined to make the first batch straight coconut and weed. Maybe try the lecithin later. I want to have a baseline of the most basic ingredients.

    Also, have you found a mold for 1/4 tsp sized servings if I want to freeze it ready to go so I don’t have to carve out servings every night?

    Anyone else has some input I’d be curious to hear too ; )!

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  142. Thank you so much for your site. Next go around I will purchase from Amazon through you. My question; I read somewhere that the second cook of the pulp after making canna oil will release more CBD . I would like to make your salve after finishing this batch of oil but don’t want to waste the ingredients (I do a gallon at a time for my elders) if it’s an empty product. The THC isn’t as important to me ?

  143. Hi Corrine,
    Do you use the Magical Butter or the Levo for coconut oil infusion? Also, do u still use the lecithin in the Levo? Just deciding which one to buy. Thanks

    1. To allow time for the cannabinoids to bind with the fat molecules in the oil. The longer you let it simmer, the more potency you will get.

  144. Hi Ladies, this question is about MCT ( I could not find a more related article to leave this comment so I hope this is ok)

    I made a MCT oil infusion in the magical butter on the oil setting with 4cups mct, 4t lecithin, and 14g of good quality sugarleaf for my bullet proof coffee. ( my t-check has not arrived yet so i can’t test exact dosage). Self-testing it this morning and it is a little more potent per desired tablespoon than i want.

    I would like to dilute strength as opposed to decreasing mct dosage. Can i safely reprocess uninfused with infused in Magical butter or will just hand blending the two be enough? I can’t find any info on double processing. Thanks,
    Jennifer

    1. I would believe hand-blending would enough for the dilution, but you probably want to make sure to blend it well. I’m not sure on double processing either, it could lose potency, but that’s the ultimate goal anyway, so it might not matter.

      1. Thanks for getting back to me Kristina!

        The chef at Magical Butter also talked to me on the phone and this was his advice: 2 part infused to 1 part virgin. Put in magicalbutter at 130 on oil cycle. Once machine heats the oils and runs thru 1 agitation cycle, pull oil out.

        His said to run thru a whole cycle would actually make mct oil stronger due to prolonged heat. He said if resulting dose was still too potent to repeat same steps. He also said that the heat in the step was necessary to help the infused and virgin oils bind better as opposed to just wishing the 2 products together. Will be testing tomorrow 🙂

        Hopefully this helps someone else!

        Jennifer

        1. THANK YOU! We appreciate the follow up! My only concern about running through a heating cycle twice, is you could risk changing your THC to CBN, which isn’t a bad thing if you want sleep, but may not be the effect you’re looking for. Thanks again!

  145. Hi Corrine,

    Thanks for the great info! I was wondering if we could bypass the decarboxylation of the flower process and use concentrated oil (I have 1 gram readily available). Pretty sure a quarter of flower yields 1g of this oil I have. But, I’m not sure if I should mix all this concentrated oil with coconut oil. It does say on the box that it’s intended for vaporizing, yet the employee told me it can be used for edibles… Not sure!

    1. Ok… if it says its intended for vaping, chances are it isn’t activated THC either, as the process of heating it during vaping will perform the decarboxylation. Decarbing concentrates is much easier than flower, though. Simply put your oil on a silicone baking mat (If you don’t have a baking mat you can use parchment paper). The oil can bubble and expand, so leave room on the silicone mat. Place the mat on a glass baking dish. Preheat your oven to 200°F, heat your oil for 20 minutes, turn off the oven and let oil cool inside with the oven. Once its cooled, the oil will be sticky, so put it in the freezer for a few minutes, this makes it easier to get off the mat. Now you can do the infusion.

      Good luck!

    1. As the web editor for Wake + Bake, I’ll have to check with Corinne and get back to you on that one. 😉

      I, on the hand, will tell you I’m a super fan of Super Lemon Haze for a great daytime, creative energy to keep me cruising through the day and keep my anxiety in check. Then my “glass of wine” at the end of the day is in the form of a heavy indica, like Death Star or Tora Bora, to relax my body and my mind. Thanks for a fun question!

  146. When using a crock pot, is it ill-advised to leave the oil alone overnight, even on low heat? Trying to find time to do this entire process from beginning to end can be difficult, specially since I don’t want to cut corners. Any advice would be helpful!

  147. Hi Corinne – I’ve successfully used your recipes before to make my cannabis coconut oil…I mainly use the oil for lotions, lubricants, etc. I started a batch this morning and accidentally left the crock pot setting on high…YIKES….the concoction smells “burnt”, but do you think I can revive it for lotions?

    BTW: Thanks so much for your website. Always great information.

  148. Can I do a double infusion? I am using some low grade bud (came with seeds in it) and I bioassayed with 1/4 teaspoon shots every hour. It is very weak. Can I use this oil as if it were virgin and reprocess wih fresh decarbolized bud?

  149. I notice nearly all the info re baking etc refers to THC, and hardly mentions CBD. I thought medical cannabis was usually high in CBD and low in THC. People who want to relieve pain but carry on with their normal day don’t always want to get high.
    Personally, I want a product that will help me sleep and can be put under the tongue for pain when needed. I made a small amount with an unknown strain and I’m keen to improve on it.
    So does decarb also affect the availability of CBD?

  150. I love these recipes and comments. I am alittle confused about the actual amounts of canna oil added to weed lube recipe. Could you clarify that recipe for me please. I think my girlfriends are going to like this one hehehe!

  151. I’ve made this recipe a couple of times now. It always works great, but my oil is much darker than what is pictured. Perhaps it’s the sunflower lecithin that I use? (It’s very dark in colour, like molasses).

  152. Can cacao butter be used instead of coconut oil? (I don’t do well with the coconut oil and I will be using this for suppositories).
    Thank you.

  153. Just want to add my part to this great discussion. I just made my first batch of canna oil following Corrine’s directions to a t regarding ingredients. I decarbed using my brand new Nova. Easy peasy. My crockpot apparently runs hot because the temp after 4 hrs. was 250. That scared me so I turned it off and let is sit for several hours. I then strained it through cheese cloth. I tried it right before bed (my homegrown high indica) 1/2 tsp. Whoa! I got so high I couldn’t sleep. I definitely didn’t burn off all of the good stuff, if anything, it was too strong for me. I’ll experiment, maybe add more oil or add ingredients but for all of those out there who fear burning, keep a close eye on it. In my case, next time I’ll use a double boiler or maybe buy a smaller crockpot. Fun website! By the way, I loved the smell of the coconut oil and weed together. Nutty and delicious.

  154. Crock Pot makes a “food warmer” that works great for infusing, because it doesn’t cook; it just heats up to about 160–175°F and stays there. I let it run for about 12 hours. It’s great for making 1-2 cups at a time, and the lid keeps the smell in, all for only $25.

  155. I love your site. I have one question. When I add the trim to the oil and steep, I first put the ground decarboxylated weed in these large Asian teabags that I have so that I don’t have to strain through cheesecloth later…..what do you think? Does putting the weed in bags beforehand inhibit the steeping process?? thanks

  156. My dad Paul Fred was diagnosed with colon cancer. He has undergone radiation and chemotherapy, Since radiation therapy was completed about 9 months ago the colon cancer have not gone. I was making research online on any possible solution that could help my dad and I came across how cannabis oil have helped a lot of people around the world to cure any kind of cancer. I was so happy and relief when I saw this and I knew there was hope for my dad to live. I contacted Medicinal Marijuana Resources via E-mail [email protected] to get the high quality cannabis oil for treatment and prescription on how to use the cannabis oil for treatment of lung cancer. My dad started using the cannabis oil for treatment as directed by Medicinal Marijuana Resources expert team. As I am posting this comment, my dad colon cancer is completely cured and gone and he is healthy and living fine.

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  158. Whenever I make this or any infusion, I have noticed grainy type stuff in bottom of containers. Is this something to filter out, or is this marijuana? I have also noted white looking spots show up from time to time after refrigeration or freezing. Am I doing something wrong?

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  161. Does anyone know if I can do this with thc oil (from a cartridge) instead of flower? And if so, how? I assume it would prevent the need for numerous steps such as the decarboxylation.

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  163. Are the recipe ratios the same with hemp for cbd product to be used in capsules?…and if so, is soy lecithin necessary for hemp/cbd distillate capsule formula?

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  169. So I’ve recently received my new Levo 2 – woohoooo! I’ve used this ratio (1 cup oil, 7g herb) for a CBD batch and THC. I have to say I’m so impressed by the simplicity and ease of the Levo. I know that this is ratio creates a rather low potency oil, but I’m concerned that it’s not really infusing at all because my coconut oil doesn’t have the green hue that it usually does when I’ve infused with the crockpot/mason jar method in the past.

    The only thing I can think of is that the herb needs to be ground a bit more than what I’ve done in these batches. *Shrug*

    Thank you for all that you do! And happy 4/20 😉

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  171. Hi was wondering if anyone could answer a question I AM SO CONFUSED I have a medical card and have been using edibles as its the only thing that has worked for my pain and last more than 20 mins the state of Nevada just put a 100mg cap on all edibles sold at a dispensary and a dose for my body is 150mg per dose i have made butter in a crock pot for at least 10 yrs and never had a problem but we currently live in an apartment who DO NOT allow medical use even though its recreational legal here. So my question is I have cooked 2 batches of 20% thc with 7 grams of weed in a mason jar in a pan of water with a candy thermometer saying temp is 215 for two hours strain and made keto fudge nothing NO EFFECTS after three pieces of fudge so I thought i screwed it up tried another batch and the same thing ate a ton of it nothing. WHY WOULD ALL the syringe concentrate and candy bars work that are made with coconut oil from the weed pharmacy work but nothing im making is so far 2oz of dispensary weed with 20 to 25 percent thc isnt working please HELP IM A CHRONIC pain patient WHO STOPPED USING OPIATES with out ANY RELIEF it is making me crazy and at 20 bucks a pop per 100mg at the dispensary 60 bucks a day I cant afford anymore Thanks for this website its got great info,

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  174. Amanda d Martin

    HI Corinne! Yes I have used your handy calculator loved it . I used a cup of coconut oil with the 7 grams of weed in a sealed mason jar in a pot of water where the temperature was between 215-225 for 2hrs strained the bud and made a batch of no bake keto fudge and it called for a 1 cup of cannabis coconut oil and I cut it into about 28 pieces so its thc should have been about 76mg of thc per piece and I have eaten all of them still nothing. I didnt decarb it first because I thought the mason jar would do that in the boiling water and I didnt cook any in the oven after the coconut oil was done because I was told it woulda cooked out some THC sooo what could I be doing wrong bump we oil or am I the BAKER bunk LOL thanks again for responding

  175. Corinne…I made the canna oil yesterday and it was so easy!!! But I did make a mistake. I got distracted and put 7 g in 2 cups of oil instead of one. Can I D carb another 7 g and use that same completed oil to strengthen dispatch? I hope so… I was looking for a full strength oil to use in fat bombs and lube.

  176. Hi, I have some ABV but it’s still pretty much green and smells mild but still like fresh bud. It was vaped at 180 degrees Celsius. Might it need more decarboxylation or am I good to get the most potency out of it if I make the canna coconut oil right away?

    Thanks for any info you can provide!

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  178. Clayton Halverson

    My son taught me to put the pot, coconut oil and water in the crock pot and the resulting oil (separated after cooled) and then heat the infused oil to 240 degrees. You decarb before the crock pot. Which is right? I’d ask him but unfortunately he died.

  179. Nothing but happiness! My wife and i have been long time herbal lovers. Recently we have switched to sublingual use tho. 15 drops under the tongue and be ready to sit down and enjoy the ride

    1. Nope… I mean, you can, but it won’t be close to a full decarb. Always decarboxylate dry herb before adding it to oil. Ardent has done some awesome research on this if you want to geek out 🙂

      xoxo,
      Corinne

  180. I’m a first time maker but I guess I’m having trouble understanding how to determine how many mg are in a serving if serving sizes can vary. For instance if you want to make 100 1.5 ml gummies with each containing 10mg of thc where on earth do you start. I can’t afford to pay the prices at a dispensary but edibles of been amazing for my fibro pain so I’d like to make my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  181. Do you have a recipe for cannabis coconut oil using concentrate? Would it be 1 gram of concentrate to 1 cup of coconut oil, just decarb the wax in the ardent, and mix with the coconut oil? Thank you. Also, is there an email address to write you ?

  182. So I’ve been making tincture with the MB2 and 190 everclear with a double boil over the stove. What I’m left with works well but the taste is harsh.

    After doing some research I purchased the Ardent Nova to decarb and I’ve got the silicone sleeve.

    My question is how can this recipe be adapted to make this coconut oil in the Nova and would it be as easily to dose out of glass eye dropper?

    Thank you.

  183. I was given a 4 kilo block of Mexican weed out of a 10 block bag that washed up. I did a lot of frivolous experiments since it was free and it made great edibles. Since then I have acquired an MB2 and took my processing to a new level. I am using quality cannabis, (homegrown),and am still looking for new and improved methods so I just placed my order for the Nova FX yesterday. One of the old processes applied to cannabis is using maltodextrin to turn cannabis oil into powder. I have been playing with this for a couple of months now and am very impressed. According to my understanding when you ingest decarboxylated cannabis that THC is processed by your liver and that’s why it takes so long to get into your system. The maltodextrin tricks your body into thinking the oil is a carbohydrate and is processed by the body through the carbohydrate pathways. I have experimented with different types of maltodextrin and they all seem to work but the tapioca maltodextrin works the best with this process. The others seem to be quite a bit more gummy. The recipe called for 1/4 cup infused oil with 3/4 cup malto in a food processor.. The effects of 1/2 teaspoon sublingually on an empty stomach were felt within 10 minutes and full effects by 20. I have used flavorings, different types of oil infusions, and amounts and am still testing. I think this may be the future of edibles.

  184. With water, the temperature won’t exceed 212degF. So you’ll need to decarb separately.

    I’ve used the water/oil infusion before. It’s convenient. But I either decarbed first…or just used the separated oil for baking brownies (note: I used a commercial browning mix but bake at 240degF for 65 minutes…which does the decarbing).

  185. This is definitely the easiest/best cannabis coconut oil recipe on the net.

    What’s the best way of storing it?
    I grow once a year and turn it all into Can coconut oil then store individual serves in the freezer, but I worry that it might affect the active ingredients.
    What do you do for storage?

    1. I put it in the fridge for long term-ish storage. A cool dry place (like a cupboard) is also fine for shorter term storage if you want spreadable oil. HOpe that helps!

  186. Hi. Firstly thanks for the great website. I plan to make this for my son who has cancer but I am concerned about bacteria and botulism in particular. The 240F decor wouldn’t kill spores outright. Do you rely on refrigeration for safety or I there another way to have room temp oil free of bacteria?

    1. I use the refrigerator for long term. And make sure you use tested cannabis and check the lab results personally. It’s important to make sure you’re getting clean plant material to start with.

  187. Hi Corrine

    Thank you for all the great advice on the website. I am greatfull for your posts and positivity.

    How do you squeeze the cheesecloth when straining? I did this once with my hands, no gloves, and I was high for weeks.
    Many thanks
    Mariela

  188. Hi, I have a couple of questions. I assume the crockpot time listed in the recipe is correct? It says 8-12 hours, but in the step by step guide and pictures it says 3-4 hours??? Also, we are now in the time of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker craze. I love using it. Mine is an Ultra, which has an option for setting the machine to a specific temp and time, of course. Do you think I can make the oil in the IP using the 160 degree setting for 8-12 hours? Would I need to interrupt the time to remove cover every 30 minutes or so to stir it up? Thoughts please. Thank you!!

    1. Great question Missy! I’m going to go update this post. The latest research has shown that you really don’t need to infuse beyond 2 hours to get an effective infusion, so you can chop that time down considerably. The joys of being a cannabis writer is that things are changing just about every day 😉 I hope that helps and thank you for pointing out the inconsistency! xo- Corinne

      1. Thank you for responding. Love your website. I am newer to using and making edibles. Trying to help chronic medical conditions that cause pain. Also, for those with Instant Pots. Some, like mine, have a setting where pressure is not used. Similar to using a crockpot, except you can set a specific temp and time. This worked beautifully for the oil I made yesterday. Now for sampling and making brownies. 🙂

    1. Hey there!
      Maddie here (Corinne’s assistant)

      That would be a player’s choice! Use more or less, depending on what your goal is. You can use the dosage calculator on our website if you know the THC percentage 🙂

  189. I was wondering if I cook it with the lid on or off, and alot of other recipes say cook for 4 to 6 hours why is yours only 2. Thanks

    1. Hey Rachel!
      Maddie here (Corinne’s assistant)
      We usually cook with the lid on.

      After some testing we found that there was no difference between 2 hours or 6 hours. We encourage you to test this out for yourself as well 🙂

      Let me know if you have any more questions! Feel free to send an email to [email protected]!

  190. I use my Instant Pot on low slow cook. It works great, and is much easier to pour from than a crockpot! I compared a 4-hour infusion with an 8-hour infusion, taking samples at different times from the same batch, and the 8-hour infusion tested more potent (although it may have been within the lab’s margin of error). I infuse all my oil for 8 hours.

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  192. I have found that left undisturbed in the frig for a while the oil begins to solidify. This is nothing more that recrystallization familiar to most chemists and a way of purifying that which is being crystallized. In some cases coconut oil will recrystallize in the frig and the liquid remaining will be a concentrated solution of the solute. If you can get your solution to do this then filter it in the frig and keep the liquid which will be much more potent than the original solution.

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