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.
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.
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.
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Decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, there are great infusion devices to make this process as easy and seamless as possible. Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that decarboxylate and infuse your butter, oils, and other ingredients for you. With just a few clicks you will have cannabis edibles at your disposal!
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
CBD MCT oil
- Mixing Bowl
- Airtight container
- 1 Cup MCT oil
- CBD isolate
- 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.
- The nutritional facts were based on the recipe using 1 cup of MCT Oil split into 16 serving sizes (equivalent to 16 tablespoons).
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.
Ryan is a content manager at thecannaschool.ca who has a background in economics. Ryan specializes in making cannabis edibles at home but loves to write about all things cannabis!