To begin, you will need around 450 grams of organic coconut oil. You will also need a few grams of your choice of dried and ground marijuana and some water. For tools, you need a slow cooker, metal strainer, thermometer, and cheesecloth.
First, put the coconut oil in your slow cooker on top of some water, so the oil floats. Then, put the slow cooker on high. Stir the contents every so often until it has liquefied. Gently mix in your marijuana and stir it enough that the powder is soaked up.
Now, put in the thermometer and keep an eye on it. Once the temperature is around 120 degrees Celsius, put the slow cooker on low. Make sure that you do not let your mixture get any higher than 160 degrees Celsius, because the THC may burn off.
The mixture should sit for 12 hours before you turn off the heat. Take the pot out of the slow cooker and let it cool so you can safely pour it.
To strain the mixture, you will use a metal strainer placed in a bowl with two layers of cheesecloth covering it. Then, pour the mixture into the strainer, using a spatula to scrape everything out of your slow cooker. Squeeze the cheesecloth to get all of the liquid out. You can save the leftover marijuana for later if you want.
Allow your infused oil to solidify in your fridge for a few hours. It will begin to separate then. Once it is cooled, you can remove the separated oil from the water in the bowl.
A Simple Recipe Using Your Infused Oil
To start with, you will need about 227 grams of your infused coconut oil. Then, add 57 grams of olive oil. Finally, you will need 57 grams total of your choice of cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, or a combination.
If you want it to smell good, you can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. If you want to use your topical to relax at the end of the day, you might go with lavender oil. On the other hand, both mint and tea tree oil can give you a more invigorating effect. Mint, in particular, can make your skin feel cool, which may be a good option if you get sunburned.
First, you will melt the ingredients over a double boiler. But do not add the essential oil yet. Once everything is melted, take it off the stove and mix in your essential oil.
Now, allow the mixture to cool until it is partly solid. Use a stand or a hand mixer to whip it until it is smooth. You can then place it in a glass container to cool all of the way.