Cannabidiol is everywhere, from the health department to beauty shops and kitchen recipes. Millions of people have incorporated CBD into their wellness regime as CBD oils, capsules, and edibles. Aside from all CBD products, CBD edibles have gained much traction as these are delicious. You can get cannabidiol butter, gummies, cookies, drinks, and also make them at home.
A classical beginner CBD recipe is CBD butter. It is relatively simple to make and easy to enjoy the therapeutic values of cannabidiol through it. Generally, those individuals prefer to make CBD butter who want to add CBD into their wellness routine.
Let us start making CBD butter from scratch!
How to Make Your Own Cannabidiol Butter?
The process of butter making involves a few essential ingredients and tools:
- Butter – coconut, olive, canola, or hemp oil
- Dried hemp or high CBD marijuana flowers
- Herb grinder
- Metal stainer
- Slow cooker
Let us begin with the process!
- First, grind the dried hemp flowers roughly with a hand grinder. It is not crucial to finely grind the flowers, but be sure to break down the full flower buds.
- Preheat your oven to approximately 220 degrees for the decarboxylation. Now spread the ground flowers on the baking sheet to bake at 220 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes. Decarbing is the essential process to release all the cannabinoids of the cannabis plant.
- Melt the butter at a low flame. For this step, low cookers are ideal, but you can use a saucepan to simmer the butter and flowers mixture on low flame for a few hours.
- After the completion of melting, heat the ground flowers to the pot and stir gently.
- Once the flowers are completely submerged in the butter, cover the lid and place it for cannabinoid extraction for up to six to eight hours.
- Now, remove the butter mixture from the heat. While it is still warm and malleable, strain it through a metal strainer and then cheesecloth.
- Place the resulting butter into a container and freeze it in the refrigerator.
Your homemade butter is ready and will last up to two months in the fridge and as long as six months in the freezer.
How Do You Use CBD Butter?
You can take CBD butter in various ways to experience the therapeutic effects of cannabidiol. For example, you can use CBD butter baking cookies, muffins, and pastries instead of using margarine or ordinary butter. Moreover, you can use it in everyday cooking – to fry eggs or butter in a toast.
Furthermore, if you have chosen oil instead of butter, you can use it in tinctures, dosing with a teaspoon at a time. Remember to start low and go slow for the best results. You can start taking a single spoon and then gradually increase it to find the right dosage for you.
If you choose to infuse coconut oil, you can make topicals, such as lip balm or salve. Also, you can add a few drops of essential oils for fragrance.
How Much Is CBD In the Butter?
Well, determining the amount of dosage in the CBD butter is tricky. It is entirely dependent on how much plant material you use, the potency of marijuana or hemp, how much butter you use, and how long you let the mixture be infused. The longer you infuse the mixture in the butter, the more potent will be the results.
What Is the Best Butter for CBD Butter?
For the purist, full fat, unsalted sticks of the butter are the number one choice for CBD-infused butter. However, for vegans or those who are more health-conscious, coconut oil is a perfectly available alternative.
As mentioned earlier, you can use various types of oils for a more viscous final product better suited to your health and cooking use. Keep in mind that cannabinoids are fat-soluble, meaning they bind to fat. Those fats carry the cannabinoids into a future recipe where you substitute CBD oil or cannabutter for standard oil or butter. With the popularity of CBD, making your cannabidiol butter is a great way to experiment with cannabinoids.