CBD Oil/Butter Infusion

What You Need

  • 4 oz. Butter or Oil for Infusion: coconut oil is the best option due to the high saturated fat content which will absorb more cannabinoids, other great options include olive oil, avocado oil, butter, and ghee
  • 7 grams CBD Flower
  • tin foil
  • Mason Jars
  • Cheesecloth
  • Instapot
  • tCheck Potency Tester (optional)


  1. Decarboxylation: Do not skip this step! Set your oven to 220°F. Grind your CBD flower fine, using a coffee grinder or herb grinder (do not use the same grinder you would use for cannabis flower). Lay the ground up CBD flower flat on prepared tin foil and fold tin foil to make a pocket around the CBD. Bake the CBD flower at 220°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, increase your oven temperature to 240°F for 60 minutes.
  2. Pour 4 oz. of you oil or butter of choice into a mason jar. If the fat is solid at room temperature, make sure to melt it in the microwave so it's in liquid form before adding your decarboxylated CBD.
  3. Add the decaboxylated CBD to your oil or butter in the mason jar, and stir to incorporate. Seal the masor jar shut, but not too tight, only finger tight.
  4. Place mason jar in you Instapot. Fill Instapot with water so that is comes up to about halfway up the mason jar. Seal the Instapot and pressure cook for 1 hour. 
  5. Quick release your Instapot and let the oil or butter cool to a temperature you can handle.
  6. Use cheesecloth to strain the CBD flower from the oil. Throw away left over flower. Can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge for longer term use. Use in any of your favorite recipes!

Potency: I have done 6 different CBD oils (3 coconut oil, 1 butter, 1 olive oil, 1 avocado oil) and have found pretty consistent potency ranges for my CBD infusions. When using 7 grams or CBD flower to 6 oz. oil/butter, my tCheck readings have ranged from 8-10 mg CBD/ml. To put that number into perspective, if you used 1/2 cup an infused oil that was 8-10mg CBD/ml in a recipe that makes 12 servings, each serving would have 80-100mg CBD. I like to make my oil infusions strong, because you can always dilute them down to your desired potency using regular oil or butter.