How To Make Cannabis Oil: A Step By Step Guide - HØJ

How To Make Cannabis Oil: Step By Step Homemade Recipe


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If you want to learn how to make cannabis oil, keep reading! 

In this article we will tell you everything about the process so you can turn cannabis to oil in an easy breezy way. 

What Is Cannabis Oil?

Cannabis oil is the result of infusing cannabis into a base of vegetable oil under certain procedures so the oil keeps the properties of the herbs. 

The reason why cannabis oil is very popular is because it has many uses, and it can also be consumed in different ways. 

Cannabis-infused oil, often referred to as cannabis oil or marijuana-infused oil, has gained considerable attention in recent years due to its many benefits and versatile applications. 

This specialized oil is derived from the cannabis plant and has been used for several medicinal, recreational, and culinary purposes. Its unique properties make it a fascinating  substance with a wide range of potential uses.

Cannabis-infused oil contains the active compounds found in cannabis, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, which are responsible for its various effects and health benefits. 

These compounds, notably THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), have been the focus of extensive research and have shown promise in treating various medical conditions, managing pain, and promoting overall well-being.

Whether you're interested in its therapeutic properties, its culinary potential, or its role in the rapidly evolving world of wellness products, cannabis-infused oil offers a wide array of possibilities that are truly worth exploring.

Cannabis oil in a glass dropper with flower buds
Cannabis oil in a glass dropper with flower buds (Envato)​​

How To Use Cannabis Oil

Although there have been significant scientific studies about cannabis oil, this is a field that needs much more exploring.

However, what we know today is that research suggests that is has been an ally for people with chronic pain, anxiety and depression, epilepsy, sleeping disorders, skin conditions and for overall wellness. 

There are several ways you can take advantage of your cannabis oil, as it can be used for the following:

  1. Making edibles
  2. Cooking with cannabis
  3. Putting some drops under your tongue
  4. Applying it directly on your skin
  5. Vaping or smoking it

Whatever the method you choose for consuming it, cannabis oil can be very beneficial for several conditions. 

Although medical research keeps on advancing to really understand how medicinal weed works in the human body,  we urge you to ask your doctor before using it as part of any treatment. 

Cannabis oil  in dropper with brownies and pizza edibles
Cannabis oil in dropper with brownies and pizza edibles (Envato)

How To Make Cannabis Oil From Scratch

Making cannabis-infused oil at home is an appealing option for several reasons. 

First of all, it provides greater control over the quality and potency of the product, allowing individuals to tailor it to their specific needs and preferences. 

Additionally, DIY cannabis oil can be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing pre-made products, saving money in the long run. 

Crafting your own oil also offers the flexibility to experiment with different strains and ratios of cannabinoids, creating a personalized experience. 

And last but not least, the process can be a fun and educational adventure, offering insights into the world of cannabis and its potential benefits. 

However, it's essential to follow local laws and regulations regarding the cultivation and use of cannabis, as they vary from place to place. In that sense, make sure you're all set for the experiment you're about to make!

Extracting cannabis oil directly from the plant
Extracting cannabis oil directly from the plant (Envato)​​

Ingredients For Homemade Cannabis Oil Recipe

  • Cannabis plant (we recommed you choose between one with high THC or CBD levels, depending on the expected result)
  • Grinder (we suggest KLIP by HØJ)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Slow cooker 
  • A fine mesh strainer

Homemade Cannabis Oil Recipe: Step By Step Guide

Here's a clear and simple step-by-step guide on how to make cannabis oil at home.

1. Grind your herbs using a fantastic grinder. This is a very important step, since it will make them even to burn and bake.

2. Preheat your oven to 230° F or 110° C approximately. 

3. Use a baking sheet to place your cannabis into your oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. This process called decarboxylation will activate the cannabis compounds.

4. Infuse your decarboxylated cannabis. To do this, use your preferred vegetable oil. We recommend hemp, olive or coconut for better results. Add them both to your slow cooker. 

An important note: The amount will depend on how concentrated you want your cannabis products to be; you can start by using one cup of oil for every ounce of cannabis. 

5. Heat the oil with the cannabis during 6 to 8 hours and stir when necessary to prevent it from burning. 

6. Stir the herbs when the oil is cold enough. 

7. Store your oil in glass containers and remember to keep them in a dark and dry place for better conservation. 

Now you know how to make cannabis oil from scratch; in this guide we have given you everything you need to experiment and make your own cannabis-infused creation. 

Use it wisely to prepare your favorite recipes and for getting creative in the kitchen, but remember: use it in low dosages first so you can control how intensely you want the benefits to affect you (in a good way), especially if you are ingesting it orally. 

Happy experimenting!

Simon Folmann
Simon V. Folmann

Simon Folmann

Simon is an accomplished entrepreneur and inventor in the cannabis industry. He’s the founder and CEO of HØJ; a revolutionary high-end cannabis accessories company. His mission is to change the way we experience the herb and enhance people’s smoking experience through knowledge and unique products.

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Disclaimer: HØJ is not a medical advice blog, so please consult with a doctor or a specialist if you have any questions regarding smoking or anything related to cannabis consumption itself.

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