Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is arguably the best fat to infuse with cannabinoids due to its high saturated fat content. In addition, coconut oil is a healthier fat than canola and butter, as it boasts a fairly wide list of potential health benefits. Therefore, you frequently find it in edibles. Since infused coconut oil remains solid at room temperature, it’s also widely used for topicals and to fill gelatin capsules. The one thing worth considering is that it does taste like coconut, and you’ll need to embrace that as part of a recipe’s taste palate if you use it.


2 cups high-quality coconut oil

½ oz (14g) good-quality cannabis strain, finely crushed and decarboxylated



  1. Place the coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat and cook for a few minutes.
  2. Once the coconut oil has melted, add the decarbed cannabis and mix gently but thoroughly (there’s no need to cover).
  3. Simmer uncovered for 8 hours, making sure you’re using the minimal amount of heat possible and that the oil never shows even the slightest sign of reaching its boiling point. Stir gently every hour or so.
  4. Remove from the heat. Place a sieve over a bowl and line it with a double-layered cheesecloth. Pour the coconut oil and plant matter into the sieve and let it drip into the bowl for 15 minutes. Using the back of a tablespoon, press down on the plant matter to ensure every drop of oil squeezes through the filter. You can dispose of the plant material.
  5. Sterilize a glass jar with an airtight lid by washing it with soap and hot water and filling it with boiling water. Let the boiling water sit for 5 minutes and then discard the water. Set aside to air-dry.
  6. Pour the infused coconut oil into the glass jar and set aside to cool to room temperature (it should take roughly 1 hour). Make sure you leave the jar uncovered to prevent condensation. Store in a cool, dark place. If you keep it clean and cool, it should keep for months.


Potency: If you’re using a 15% THC strain, this recipe yields approximately 1680mg of THC. See how to calculate potency