How to Make CBD MCT Oil

MCT oil is a healthy cooking medium used in many recipes. MCT stands for ‘medium-chain triglycerides’, these are the compounds that give oils their beneficial properties. The reason they are so beneficial is they can be metabolized quickly and are almost immediately bioavailable to the body. Therefore when infused with CBD, it allows for faster absorption into the body compared to other methods. This brings on the medicinal and therapeutic properties of CBD much faster. This beginner guide will teach you how to make CBD MCT oil and how to calculate the potency of it.

We recommend you scroll to the bottom of this post before you make the recipe. At the bottom, you will find a potency calculator for the CBD MCT oil. Play around with the calculator until you find a dosage that fits your preferences. Then you will know exactly how much of each ingredient you need for the infusion.

CBD MCT oil in a glass bowl on top of a counter with fabric covering it. A wooden spoon sits beside it on the right of the bowl.

Here is What You’ll Need

To make CBD MCT oil, there are only two ingredients the recipe calls for. The main ingredient you won’t be able to purchase at the grocery store. That ingredient is CBD isolate. CBD isolate is simple to use and very affordable. If you would like to purchase isolate or read more information on it, here is the company we have been using:

The only other ingredient needed for the recipe is MCT oil. You can buy organic MCT oil on Amazon – click here to learn more. There is also some equipment you will need.

Equipment Needed:

CBD MCT Oil Potency Guide

We recommend that you calculate the potency of the CBD MCT oil prior to making it. This will allow you to adjust the recipe until you find a dosage that fits your preferences. To calculate the potency of each recipe you make, you must know the potency of the infused-MCT oil. Furthermore, if you know the MCT oils potency, you can determine how many mg of CBD are in each portion of the recipe.

CBD MCT oil in a glass bowl on top of a counter with cloth. A wooden spoon sits beside it.

To calculate the potency, you will need to measure the amount of CBD isolate used in the infusion. The CBD isolate package may have guidelines and directions for how to measure and dose it. To measure the amount of CBD used in each recipe we make, we use a digital scale. CBD is measured in milligrams (mg), so if the scale reads 0.1g (grams) that is equivalent to 100mg.

We recommend that you aim to use approximately 0.5 grams of CBD isolate per cup of MCT oil, which is equivalent to 500mg of CBD per cup. At the bottom of this article, we made a potency calculator to help you find a dosage you want! Do this prior to making the infused-MCT oil so you know precisely how much CBD isolate and oil to add!

If you need a digital scale to measure the CBD isolate for the infusion, this is the scale we recommend: here is a link to the scale we use which can be purchased on Amazon!

CBD MCT Oil Recipe


Quick and simple CBD infused MCT oil
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: ingredient
Cuisine: American
Keyword: CBD edible MCT oil, CBD infused mct oil, CBD MCT oil
Servings: 1 serving


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Airtight container
  • Refrigerator



  • Add the MCT oil to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the CBD isolate to the MCT oil and mix it thoroughly. You want to ensure the CBD isolate is evenly combined into the oil.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for best results.


  • Make sure to mix the CBD MCT oil well each time before you use it.
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Potency Calculator

Use the potency calculator below to calculate your preferred dosage! We recommend adjusting the calculator prior to making the infused-MCT oil until you find a dosage that fits your preferences. Through doing so, you’ll know exactly how much MCT oil and CBD isolate the recipe requires.

Once you have calculated the total milligrams of CBD per tablespoon of MCT oil, you can use that to calculate the mg of CBD in each portion of any recipe you make. Make sure the recipe is divided into even-sized portions so the calculation is precise.

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