DIY INfused oils and butter (1)

Step-by-Step Infused Butters and Oils with Robyn of Cannabis Kitchen

Simple DIY Infused Butters/Oils

While there are loads of Oil and Butter Infusion Methods, this recipe by Robyn Lawrence is easy, can be done from anywhere, and ensures you won’t accidentally burn your weed! 


The key to oil and butter infusions is to cook them low and slow, optimally at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures above 350 degrees Fahrenheit cause volatile oils and terpenes to evaporate, and the fats will burn.

The Food Has Weed in It

What you Will Need:

  • ¼ to 1/2 ounce dried and cured cannabis
  • Distilled water
  • ¼ pound butter or 8 ounces oil, room temperature
  • French press
  • Crockpot/Dutch Oven or just a large Pot with Lid with settings below 180 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Pyrex dish or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Wide-mouth Mason jar
  • Narrow wooden spoon
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Cheesecloth
  • Medium-size mixing bowl
  • Ice cube trays (optional)
  • Freezer bag (optional)
  • Sharpie and labels



Step 1: Wash Your Cannabis and Thoroughly Dry

Robyn Suggested soaking the cannabis for about 12 hours in distilled water. This is most easily done in a French Press. Pour out the water and keep soaking until the water runs clear.

Make sure your cannabis is thoroughly dry before moving on to step 2.


Step 2: Decarboxylate! This activates the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids

Break or grind your cannabis. Put it on parchment paper on a pyrex into a 240-degree oven for about 25-35mins. Do not burn your weed!


Step 3: Place Cannabis in Ball Jar with Oil or Butter

Place about 1/8th of Cannabis with ½ cup of olive oil. Stir.


Step 4: Slow Cook Your Ball Jar in Water

Place your ball jar in a Dutch Oven or Large pot. Fill with water up to about the halfway line on your jar and gently simmer. Simmer your ball jar for up to 12 hours.


Step 5: Remove Oil. Strain

Remove oil jar from Dutch Oven. Wait until it is cool enough to work with. Strain using cheesecloth and a strainer.


Step 6: Store and Label

Pour oil into a jar and store it in a cool dry place. Option to pour into ice cube tray for single size doses and store in the freezer. Make sure to label your oil! Date, strain, approx THC content.


Step 7: Enjoy!

Great for Salad Dressings, and anything that uses oil or butter!

Cannaoil lasts 2-3 months when stored in a cool dark place. Longer if stored in the freezer.


Thank you for joining us, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

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