How to Make Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil in a Crockpot
What’s better than a topical cannabis oil?
How about one that cools your muscles too??!!
Today I will show you how simple it is to make your own!
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- 1 cup of Ground Cannabis, Decarboxylated
- 1 cup of Organic, Cold-Pressed, Unrefined, non-GMO, Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup of dried mint leaves
- SMALL CROCKPOT
- GLASS BOWL
- CHEESECLOTH OR MESH BAG FOR STRAINING
- RUBBER SPATULA
- CONTAINER FOR STORAGE IF NOT USING IMMEDIATELY FOR COOKING
- Step One: Decarb the cannabis Click here to learn how to decarb your cannabis and how to save money while doing it.
- Dry fresh mint leaves (can be done in the oven like cannabis)
- Step Two: Grind the decarboxylated cannabis coarsely with a hand grinder. This step can be skipped if you are using decarbed cannabis that has already been ground and used for dry vaping.
- Grind your dried mint leaves
- Step Three: Set your slow cooker to low, or somewhere around 160ºF. (Tip: Avoid exceeding 200ºF to prevent burning or wasting cannabinoids.
- Step Four: Melt coconut oil in the crockpot, then add decarboxylated cannabis and mint leaves. Cook 3-4 hours, stirring every 20-30 minutes.
- Step Five: Turn off and cool. After about 3-4 hours, turn off the crockpot and wait for the oil to cool. Cool long enough to not burn your hands in the following step. I allow this recipe to cool for 30 minutes.
- Step six: Strain your oil. There are various ways to do this. You can line a funnel with cheesecloth or a mesh bag and pour contents through. You can cover the top of your crockpot’s stoneware and pour into a bowl. Or do what I did and place a mesh bag upright in a bowl and pour contents into it. No matter which way, you will need to squeeze the remainder of the contents out of the cloth or bag with your hands. Repeat the process until all the oil is out and remove any large pieces of flower or stems.
- Step Seven: Pour into container
- Step Eight: Refrigerate This will allow your oil to firm up.
Use as a salve for muscle and joint aches.
I keep mine in the refrigerator during the summer months for an added cooling effect on my muscles.