How to Make a Small Batch of Cannabis Coconut Oil

Small Batch Cannabis Coconut Oil

Here’s how I make a small batch of cannabis coconut oil.  This small amount of cannabis oil can then be placed into capsules or used in a single serving edibles recipe.

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See my dog in the background, just praying a few drops will fall to the floor. Sorry pup, not for you. I do give my dog CBD though.


Cannabis Infused Oil – Small Batch – Crockpot Method

  • 5 grams ground decarboxylated cannabis (25% THC)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower lecithin

(The smallest amount of cannabis coconut oil that I’ve made is by cutting this recipe in half and using 2.5 grams of cannabis, 1/8 cup of coconut oil, and one teaspoon of lecithin.)

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Fastest Way to Make Small-Batch Edibles

Before we dive into the old-fashioned method, let me tell you about the Ardent Decarboxylator. The fastest and most efficient way to make small-batch edibles is to use the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator. It’s remarkable and saves money on cannabis in the long run!  But if you don’t have an Ardent, you can use a mini-crockpot, or even a double boiler over a stove to make a small-batch of cananbis oil, and I’ll show you how.

Read more about how I decarb perfectly every time.

Tools to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil


Why You Need to Decarboxylate Your Cannabis

You MUST decarboxylate your cannabis by heating it. If you use an oven, your house WILL smell!

Decarboxylation converts the inactive forms of the cannabinoids, for example, THCA, into the active form, for example, THC.

Perfect decarboxylation is a complex process. Perfect decarboxylation with significantly enhance the potency of your edibles. The  Ardent Lift is a remarkable device that decarbs cannabis perfectly every time.  One of the other amazing things about the Ardent Lift is it significantly reduces the smell of the cannabis.

But if it’s your first time cooking, the old-fashioned oven method will work perfectly fine. One thing to keep in mind when cooking cannabis is to keep an eye on the temperature.

If you cook cannabis at too high a temperature, it will damage your cannabinoids. I highly recommend you calibrate your oven with a cheap oven thermometer like this one.


Instructions to Make Small Batch Cannabis in a Crockpot

Step 1. Decarboxylate Cannabis

Place the ground herb/cannabis flower in dish or foil. Bake at 240-250 for 40 minutes (I use this oven thermometer to ensure I’m decarbing at the ideal temperature.)

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Step 2. Combine Ingredients In Crockpot

Combine the ground decarbed cannabis, coconut oil, and sunflower lecithin in the crockpot.

I use this tiny warmer crockpot. It operates at low temperatures, this is ideal because you do not want cannabis oil to heat above 200 degrees. I use this digital thermometer to watch the temperature.

Step 3. Cook & Stir Often (Keep under 200 degrees)

Cook contents 4-8 hours in the crockpot on warm. Stir occasionally. The ideal oil temperature is between 180-200 degrees. (I use this inexpensive digital thermometer to monitor the temperature of my oil.)

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Step 4. Strain

Use cheesecloth or a mesh strainer to separate the plant material from the oil


Step 5. Enjoy Responsibly and Lable Your Meds

You can use the infused oil to make small batch edibles, eat on its own, or fill capsules.

Please label your medication and enjoy your infused cannabis oil responsibly.

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Written by Jessie Gill

Jessie Gill, RN is a cannabis nurse with a background in holistic health and hospice. After suffering a spinal injury, she reluctantly became a medical marijuana patient then quickly transitioned into an advocate. Her site, combines science with personal insight to educate about medical marijuana. She’s been featured on Viceland and bylines include GoodHousekeeping, Cosmopolitan, MSN, and more.

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