Coconut oil has become popular when it comes to CBD industry. In recent years we have noticed that coconut has been infused with edibles, topicals and many other products. The composition of coconut makes it favorable to be used in products.
CBD oil can be made with coconut oil! How exactly? This article will describe the details for us. Even thinking about the two oils being together made us excited. Let’s give a read to the article.
Why Is Coconut Oil Used?
Coconut oil has a very high concentration of fatty acids present in it. These fatty acids are used for the greater binding of cannabinoids. Coconut oil as compared to other oils has the highest concentration of saturated fatty acids which makes it useful as a binding agent.
Olive oil has only 20% fatty acids. Thus it has less ability to retain cannabinoids during the extraction process. Coconut oil forms a perfect medium for cannabis, and thus it is sought to make CBD oil.
At the same time, just like CBD, coconut oil has a multitude of health benefits. The most important medicinal effect that it imparts is that it is an antibacterial substance.
When digested, coconut oil forms Lauric acid which further forms a monoglyceride that acts as an antibacterial agent. This property makes it even better in ranking than canola oil or butter.
One other property that makes it our favorite is that when coconut oil is used to extract CBD oil, the end product that you get, remains solid at room temperature. This allows one to use it as a topical agent. This way it can also be easily stored in gelatin capsules.
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is the concentrated form of CBD that is one of the finest ways to use cannabis. It provides the right amount of medicinal benefits without any adverse effects.
CBD is also known as Cannabidiol, an important cannabinoid present in Marijuana which has negligible psychoactive properties. It doesn’t cause euphoria when consumed. CBD oil can be derived both from Hemp as well as cannabis.
It acts on the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the brain and peripheral parts of the body on the C1 and C2 receptors to promote relaxation, boot the human body immunity, alleviate pain by modulating pain signals and treating insomnia.
How To Make CBD Oil Using Coconut Oil?
Before you start making CBD oil using coconut oil, you need to have the right set of ingredients and instruments. These are stated below.
1) What will you need?
- 14 grams of a CBD rich strain
- 1 cup of organic coconut oil
2) Choosing the Strain and Grinding
First of all, get a CBD rich strain such as Remedy or Catatonic. If you get weed, you need to grind it or chop to make it fine. Take at least 14 grams of the strain.
3) Adding Coconut Oil
Once you are done with the grinding part, add this herb to a glass jar that contains 1 cup of organic coconut oil. Screw on the lid and vigorously shake the jar to mix the contents.
Now place this jar in a cooker/saucepan containing at least 3 inches of water. Simmer the contents of the jar in this pot for 2 to 3 hours, keeping the temperature of the water just below boiling temperature. Ensure that you do not overheat, or the water gets evaporated. Don’t leave it unattended.
5) Straining and Cooling
After 3 hours, remove the glass jar from the pot and allow it to cool. Once it cools down, strain the contents of the jar using a strainer.
The liquid left behind is rich CBD oil. The coconut oil has allowed retaining the contents of the CBD even after heating it.
Store this CBD oil in a cool, dark place.
How Can I Take CBD Oil?
It can be taken sublingually or added to different recipes. As a balm, it can be rubbed onto the skin. It can be added to tea or coffee.
The coconut oil cools down to give a solid appearance to the CBD oil. Thus you can fill capsules with it. It is considered safe as an edible too, but the dosage needs experimentation.
During the initial days, take smaller doses of CBD oil. ¼ to a ½ tablespoon of CBD oil is enough if taken by the oral route. Do not re-dose within the next3 to 4 hours.
What Are The Benefits of CBD Oil?
- Acts as an analgesic.
- Used for multiple sclerosis, joint pain, arthritis.
- Used for the prevention of Asthma attack.
- To control seizures in epilepsy.
- For the treatment of insomnia.
- Treatment of Parkinsonism.
- Also said to treat cancer but this area needs further research.
- For the treatment of alcoholism, diabetes, etc.
- Acts as an anti-emetic and anti-inflammatory agent.
- Treatment of anxiety.
- Reduces stress levels.
- Promotes relaxation.