One of the tried and true consumption methods involving cannabis is through edibles. Some may be wondering if the same delivery method could be used for CBD, and not just with an oil under the tongue. I'm talking about baking and cooking.
If this is something you'd enjoy trying, then you'll likely love making your own CBD oil-infused butter.
If CBD is anything, it's versatile. This is part of the reason that the industry is flooded with new products. However, with a growing and quickly changing industry comes a nexus for poor quality control and confused consumers.
This is where the DIY route comes in.
Not everyone can grow and process their own hemp, of course; however, if you can find a company or a single product, you like there are ways to make the most of that.
Growing in popularity are homemade food additives, which are foods that are infused with CBD oil. A wide array of homemade CBD edibles are a possibility because of CBD oil-infused butter, which you can easily make on your own at home.
Once you have CBD butter, you're able
to make a nearly an endless number of CBD edibles. With different methods of consumption, one is able to get the most out of their CBD.
What is CBD Oil Infused Butter?
CBD butter can be made as a traditional unsalted dairy-based or even coconut butter.
CBD oil is a botanical extract made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp plants.
Since cannabinoids like CBD are not naturally soluble in water, but they are soluble in certain carrier oils. The fat in the dairy-based butter acts as a carrier for CBD and other cannabinoids and compounds in hemp oil so that once ingested, they can be delivered to the bloodstream and interact with the body's systems.
CBD butter can be used in any way that traditional butter is used, whether it's as a simple spread for bread or toast, or as a major ingredient in a complex baking recipe.
Prep and Cook Time
It is recommended to use a "low and slow" infusing method. Slowly infusing your CBD oil into the butter helps ensure that the CBD oil infuses thoroughly into the butter and avoids any burning and subsequent damaging of the cannabinoids.
Before getting started, it's important that you know how much CBD you'd like to infuse into your butter. Do the math ahead of time so that you know how much CBD you'll be getting on a per-serving basis.
For example, the recipe below calls for 2 cups (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter and 10 grams pure CBD hemp oil. If the 10 grams of CBD oil you use contains 2400 mg CBD, you know that each tablespoon of CBD butter will have 150 mg CBD.
You can quickly increase or decrease the amount of CBD oil you use in the recipe to make a more or less potent CBD butter.
Keep any extra CBD butter you have in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Provided that the CBD butter is free from exposure to air, it will stay fresh in the fridge for several weeks.
Hopefully this has helped further your ventures into CBD. Remember that not all products are created equally so read up on the subject and make an informed decision.