Easily Infused: Cannabis Coconut Oil

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You know what they say,

“Delete an entire website once, shame on you. Delete an entire website once, wait… Why didn’t you back that shit up?”

For those of you who are familiar with Wake & Bake: a blog, you know that there used to several helpful posts about cooking with cannabis… Until I accidentally deleted the whole damn thing without ever backing it up. So now, I’m back to share the one tutorial that’s completely essential in learning how to have your very own homemade-edibles-throw-down:

The Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil Tutorial

This tutorial is the easiest on the planet. Sure, we can debate over decarboxylation and temperatures that destroy CBDs. We can talk about plunging the warm oil in a cold water bath to pull out impurities and improve taste, but that all comes later, in the Advanced Oil Tutorial.

If you’re already familiar with this process and have techniques that you’d like to add, please join the discussion in the comments section.

A couple of tips for beginners:

  1. Try to use organic shake or trim whenever possible.
  2. I made a huugge batch when I was making Wake & Bake: a cookbook (and… wink wink… nudge nudge… that sh*t’s available for pre-order in Hardcover & Softcover). You can make smaller batches using a 1:1 ratio, making sure to use enough coconut oil to cover the weed completely.
  3. If your oil ever begins to smoke, remove from heat immediately and let it cool a bit before beginning the process again with your crockpot on the lowest setting.
  4. If you don’t have a crockpot, you can make the oil in a pot on the stove. Just follow the same instructions and make sure that your heat source is on low.
  5. You don’t have to finely grind up the cannabis ( I think it makes it harder to strain, and doesn’t improve flavor or potency), but break it up a bit before you add it to the coconut oil.
  6. Have fun! Don’t fret over your canna-oil when it’s in the pot. People on the internet make this much more complicated then it has to be. This is a simple process and it should be enjoyable, not stressful.

[Click "Continue Reading" for the full tutorial!]


What You’ll Need

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How You’ll Do It

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For Special Brownie Points: Do you have any tips for beginners? What’s your favorite cannabis infused oil?


xoxo Corinne

*This recipe is not intended for those who live in states and nations where cannabis is still illegal. Please support legalization efforts in your area. Always test the potency of your oil before incorporating it in these recipes. Remember to label your finished product and keep out of reach of children.


  1. Reply
    OPCANNABIS February 1, 2014

    I love coconut oil and use it for everything… looks like there is now an added bonus ;P

  2. Reply
    Karri March 29, 2014

    Hi, Corrine! I love your website and will be placing an order for the cookbook. I’m making your infused coconut oil for the first time. In fact, I’m making infused oil for the first time ever! It’s for my husband, who has severe spasticity and tremors after having heart failure with oxygen deprivation. I notice it doesn’t smell like, well, like I’m cooking pot, which is awesome because we want to be discreet. What I did was put the oil/pot mixture in a Pyrex measuring cup, and then put it inside the crock pot to cook. I’m only making enough for a cookie recipe (1/2 cup), so this is keeping it nice and neat and contained. I’ll let you know how the cookies turn out. Thank you for your great advice!!!

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook March 31, 2014

      Thanks Karri!

      I can’t wait to hear how everything turned out. Let me know if you have any questions!

  3. Reply
    Karri March 29, 2014

    PS: Sorry I spelled your name wrong, lol! : )

  4. Reply
    Don April 12, 2014

    Love your blog!! :D
    Video of basically same recipe:

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook April 14, 2014

      Thanks Don!

  5. Reply
    Katelyn April 12, 2014

    Hi there, love the blog. It’s one of the few that I’ve come acoss that won’t hurt my diet and fitness goals and look/taste amazing.

    Question, have you ever put the crystal or the Kief in this recipe? I have so much left over, and I know I can add it to my vape, just wanted to know if you’ve hd any sucess from working with it?

    Thank you,

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook April 14, 2014

      Hey Katelyn!

      I haven’t had much experience baking with kief yet. I would love to know how it turns out. Shoot me an email if you decide to try it: wakeandbakecookbook@gmail.com

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Much love,

  6. Reply
    Jane April 29, 2014

    Hello! Thanks for this great and easy recipe, I love your blog! I’m going to be using this to make just about 1 cup of oil; is there a higher risk of burning with less oil? I was going to just use a pot on the stove with low heat but I’m concerned. Thank you!!!

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook May 9, 2014

      No need to be concerned, Jane! You can totally use less oil and do it on the stove top. Just make sure to stir often and keep an eye on it. Let me know how it turns out!

      Much love,

  7. Reply
    Erin May 17, 2014

    Hi, when I made my 1st batch of oil I used water, coconut oil and instead of wasting bud I used stems and leaves =]and put it in a pressure cooker to capture the condensed water/cannabis as well.Cooked on the stove on low. I strained it and then I put the whole mixture in the freezer in a flexible plastic contanier [like a big margerine tub]. Then i just peeled the butter [coconut oil infused with cannabis] right off the top.It looked like avacado butter. I didn’t want to waste a thing so I poured the water into ice cube trays. After they froze, I put em in a ziplock in the freezer. I take out a cube, put it in a mug, run hot tap water on it and have a wonderful rich and nutty tea anytime.The oil I take 1/4 tsp 3 x’s a day. Found I didn’t need loritab anymore, lost 100lbs in less than 6 months, droped my sugar from 600′s to 100′s and my cholesteral level dropped drastically as well. Quality of life, AMAZING. From bedridden existance to an actual life. AWESOME! I’m thinking of trying a small batch the way you do it in a crock pot only instead using a popouri warmer…because my crocpot broke. lol

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook May 19, 2014

      Hell yes Erin! You’ve got it down… and I’m so glad to hear your healing story. It’s such an inspiration!

      A potpouri warmer should be perfect for this. Let me know how it works for you!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Reply
      Liane May 30, 2014

      I’d like to try the recipe with water. How much water did you add?

    • Reply
      MICHAEL STEWART June 1, 2014

      hey Erin that is freakin AWESOME!!!!!!!Congrats man

    • Reply
      AJ June 24, 2014

      Hey Erin,

      Wow, that’s incredible. I am trying this for my husband who recently had a severe stroke. His pain is intolerable which makes Physical therapy much more difficult. Between your great info and Corrine’s we are off to a great start.

      Anything natural that gets you off Lortab shoud be WIDELY available to anyone with a pour quality of life due to chronic pain.

    • Reply
      Aubrihe July 17, 2014

      Hi Cana you tell me exactly how u make yours as far as measurements and does it get you high or just the health benefits? I am interested in the health benefit but not so much the high. Please respond ASAP! Thanks :)

      • Reply
        wakeandbakecookbook July 21, 2014

        Hello Aubrihe,

        I’m wondering what kind of health benefits you’re looking for. Are you dealing with an illness? Pain? Lack of mobility?

        You can rub this Monsta Oil on your muscles and into your joints if you’re experiencing external pain and you won’t get high (it also won’t show up on a drug test). If you ingest this oil, you will definitely get high. You can, however, ingest very low amounts throughout the day if you’d like to stay coherent. Try 1/4-1/2 tsp of monsta oil every 4 hours or so when you have a day off and see how that feels for you. Adjust as necessary. If you have access to high CBD strains in your area, you can use them to make your oil. Strains like Charlotte’s Web have less psychotropic effects and more cannabinoids that will assist you in your healing process. As always, I recommend that anyone undergoing a major healing process should begin to engage in activities such as Hatha Yoga or Tai Chi, spend (at least) four hours in nature per week, and check out resources like Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford. Cannabis isn’t the only answer, but it can be part of your healing path.

        If you’re looking for a general supplement that has health benefits and no high, I suggest incorporating hemp into your diet. Hemp protein can be found in bulk at your local health store, but I enjoy my hemp in the whole seed form. Ziggy’s are my personal favorite. Also… SPIRULINA is a must (click on the link for it’s ridiculous nutritional profile and then incorporate it into your daily diet to feel how it really works)!

        Since I’m an “edibles chick” now, I don’t often get to rave about how fascinating and healthy things like spirulina and whole hemp seeds are, so thank you for giving me an excuse. Thanks so much for your question. I’d love to hear your thoughts so I can assist you better. Much love, C

  8. Reply
    Shantelle June 1, 2014

    I need to ingest 1gram of weed per day to help control seizures. Do you think the infused oil would have an equal dose throughout so that I could effectively ingest the correct amount each day? And how would I figure out the dose with the oil?

  9. Reply
    Duke June 6, 2014

    Thanks for this, now if I could only get my hands on some trimmings.

    Oh, and maybe I’m high right now. But I laughed hysterically at the potpourri warmer. Awesome idea

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook June 16, 2014

      Duke! I remember feeling the same way… And when it comes to trimmings, when it rains it pours. I went from having almost nothing to cook with to having enough to make a whole cookbook. Support legalization efforts in your state and you’ll be up to your ears in trim ;) Good luck!

      Much love,

  10. Reply
    Bec June 13, 2014

    Hi Corinne! I made oil using this method and it turned out amazingly – used it in your brownie bites recipe and they were a big hit. Tastes great and works well :) Have ordered the cookbook and so keen for it to arrive! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  11. Reply
    Ted Baker June 27, 2014

    Will there be much oder when doing this? I live in an apartment complex and worry it may be smelled?


    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook June 30, 2014

      Hello Ted!

      It won’t smell like you’re taking giant bong rips, or like you opened up a pound of dank, but it does have a distinct aroma. It’s one of my favorite smells in the world, so I love it when the kitchen starts to stank up like weed oil. But if you’re living in an apartment building, it may not be the desired effect. Try burning some strong incense, cooking something else that could cover the smell (think: pizza, curry, etc.), and keeping the windows open to diffuse the smell.

      Have fun!

  12. Reply
    julio July 12, 2014

    can I smoke with an electronic ciggarete cannabis coconut oil ?

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook July 12, 2014

      I’m not 100% sure, but it’s very doubtful. I think those are made for concentrates only.

      Thanks for the question Julio!

      Much love,

  13. Reply
    nowrls July 16, 2014

    Hey…I was wondering if i could use this oil for frying, ie vegetables and stuff..


    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook July 21, 2014

      I couldn’t recommend frying anything from a nutritional and free radical standpoint. However, if fry you must, and fry you will, then coconut oil is the way to go ;) The only thing that I’d be concerned about is the loss of potency/healing properties from the destruction of THC and CBDs due to the high heat involved in frying. I’d love to know how it works for you if you try it. Thanks for the question and I look forward to hearing your experience. Much love, C

  14. Reply
    linda July 16, 2014

    Hi. I tried it and it started to smoke. I’m letting it cool. Does smoking ruin the effect?

  15. Reply
    linda July 16, 2014

    Hi. I tried it and it started to smoke. I’m letting it cool. Does smoking ruin the effect?

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook July 21, 2014

      Hello Linda! It should still work, but it will effect the flavor and may have damaged some of the THC and CBDs, so it may not be as potent. I’ve done this once before and it was still quite potent, but the flavor was a bit odd. Please let me know how it goes for you. Much love, C

  16. Reply
    Jolene Kay July 17, 2014

    Hi I was wondering if you, Corinne, of anyone else know how long cannabis coconut oil lasts for? I know it will all depend on the preservation technique but say if you kept it in a jar in the freezer how long do you think it would be good for?

    • Reply
      wakeandbakecookbook July 21, 2014

      Hello Jolene!

      I’ve had some in the freezer in the jar that was in there for about 6-7 months before I used it. It doesn’t last very long around these parts :) It should be good for (at the very least) a year if it’s frozen and sealed in a glass container. But I have no idea about it’s ultimate shelf life. I’ll start experimenting right away. Thanks for the question!

      Much love,

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