Discover the benefits of mixing MCT oil with CBD and our favorite recipes for food, skincare, and gifts. Check out this guide for 6 simple steps to adding isolate to a base like coconut oil so you can create your on DIY CBD tincture.
How To Mix CBD Isolate With Mct Oil
At Ablis, optimizing beverages to supplement an active lifestyle is what we are all about, so MCT oil was a natural fit for our line of products.
So, what’s all this hype about MCT oil?
It’s just coconut oil, right?
MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides. These “shorter chain” fatty acids are more beneficial than coconut oil in its basic form because they are digested differently. This is achieved by a refining process that isolates the MCTs in MCT oil.
Your body uses them primarily to burn fat and aid in brain function by targeting immune responses, which affects pretty much every aspect of your health.
Benefits of MCT Oil
You may have heard about the Keto diet that has gained popularity over the last couple of years. That’s because MCT oil promotes the production of ketones in the body, which are what burns fats efficiently, curbs appetite, and gives you that little boost.
Although the ketogenic diet is what made MCT oil famous for its fat-burning properties and ability to curb cravings, I was a lot more interested in what it could do for my gut health and cognitive function if I were to use it for bulletproof coffee. Maybe this will give me that extra boost of energy in the morning!
MCT Oil and CBD
We put CBD in EVERYTHING. And why wouldn’t we? It’s pretty great!
By combining CBD isolate with MCT oil, you can enjoy a healthy dose of essential fatty acids with the balance and calming effects of CBD.
We have two MCT oil products in our essential line:
(8oz 500mg CBD) (1oz 2000mg CBD)
The bigger, eight-ounce bottle has 500 milligrams in the whole bottle and is great to add to your skincare routine.
We also just came out with a smaller MCT concentrate. It’s an MCT oil with 2000 milligrams of CBD in an ounce. This one is good for bulletproof coffee recipes if you want to add more CBD.
A Few Ways to Use MCT Oil
After I jumped on the bulletproof coffee train (I, too, can be trendy), I realized this was not my favorite way to use Ablis MCT oil (even though I was excited to see how it would help with gut health and cognitive function). As a mom of two young children, I could never really enjoy this process since I was reheating my cup in the microwave 5 times an hour.
I realized my routines work best at night and that I have many favorite uses for the MCT oil outside the beloved bulletproof coffee (but keep reading for bulletproof tips).
I use the MCT oil mostly for spa days (which can be every evening once the kids are asleep). I love having a skincare routine and adding CBD to it is so much easier.
- It’s an amazing moisturizer after a shower. (If I’m in a pinch, I’ve even used it as a shaving cream substitute. Because it’s so slick, it works great with your razor.)
- I like to put it in face serums to hydrate your skin and keep it feeling soft.
- Bath bombs are another favorite of mine. They are super easy to make and are perfect gifts for the holidays. (See my favorite recipe below.)
- For foot soaks, I like to use Epsom salt with a mixture of essential oils dispersed in the MCT oil. It’s an efficient “carrier oil” for essential oils so it blends with them seamlessly.
NOTE: I recommend looking into dilution ratios when combining essential oils to any carrier oil (for they can be added to the MCT oil in the above skincare hacks). Essential oils can cause skin irritations if not diluted properly. I am not an aromatherapist so please consult one with questions (I recommend leajacobson.com for EO safety resources).
2. Oil Pulling
If you’re new to oil pulling, you’re not alone, but it’s certainly not new! It is an ancient technique flushing the teeth and mouth of bacteria (bacteria that can be harmful to gut health) with coconut oil.
“Pulling toxins” with MCT oil a couple of times a week (still brush your teeth everyone!) is easy and can be done anytime during the day.
Whether it truly works or not, I honestly do not know (but I hear coconut oil is a natural antibiotic). But, I do love the clean feeling afterward!
- Take a tablespoon of Ablis MCT oil and swish for about 5-10 minutes, then discard (use toilet, not bathroom sinks for oil can build up). Repeat 2-3 times per week.
During the holidays, I love to bake with my friends. Adding MCT oil to your recipe makes for super fluffy, highly delicious baked goods!
So far, we have made muffins, banana bread, and cookies with MCT oil/coconut oil. The banana bread was my favorite! A couple of things to note:
- I exchange the oil recommendations in recipes with MCT oil (8oz 500 mg). Take how much vegetable oil the recipe requires and swap it out for the same amount of MCT oil.
- If you would like to add a little more CBD to your baking, you can grab the MCT oil concentrate (with 2000 milligrams) to add to the oil that is recommended (whether in the original recipe or if you have already swapped it out with the MCT oil).
- You can’t go wrong with this oil, but you can go wrong in many other ways when baking. Start with easy recipes and work your way up!
- Cooking in general! Oh, the possibilities… (So far, I’ve found you can’t go wrong using it in a stir fry).
4. Bulletproof Coffee
How do I describe this drink? It’s a blended mixture of coffee, ghee (clarified butter), and MCT oil. Using the blender (frother wand) creates this incredible, creamy consistency that is not only a big energy boost, it’s also super filling. This drink has many possibilities!
I personally do not need to eat less or fast in a day. It just doesn’t fit into my lifestyle. Also, the maintenance it requires is not ideal with my own schedule, but for others reading, here are my tips when it comes to bulletproof coffee (and how to actually enjoy it):
- Ablis MCT oil concentrate is what I would recommend for bulletproof coffee single cup recipes. It doesn’t take much MCT oil when adding to your cup (it’s 2000mg of CBD in 1floz).
- Look into a frother wand. Genius, I tell you!
- My go-to recipe is .5 teaspoon of ghee and .5 teaspoon of MCT oil in 4 oz of coffee. You can also add almond milk and sweetener (I used stevia).
- Even if you drink more than 4 oz of coffee, do not ingest more than one teaspoon of MCT oil a day. While MCT is good, too much too fast can be distressing inside your body, always introduce something new to your body gradually.
- Got a sweet tooth? Look into adding cocoa powder (I hear there are keto chocolate syrups out there).
- Make sure you have time to sit and enjoy it while it’s hot!
There are so many ways to use Ablis MCT oil . Whether it’s to start the day with a bulletproof coffee or to end it with a refreshing soak, MCT oil with CBD is the power couple we didn’t know we needed in our daily routines.
I have created some DIY recipes that I’m excited to share with you! I hope you’ll give them a try and enjoy it! Cheers!
Favorite DIY Recipes
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cream of tartar (for sensitive skin)
1/4 cup cornstarch
2oz Ablis 8oz MCT oil (500mg per bottle)
1 tablespoon vitamin E
For essential oils, I use 6 drops tangerine, 6 drops grapefruit, 6 drops cypress, 10 drops frankincense. I recommend doing research for dilution as well as sensitivities before using essential oils.
- Mix dry ingredients and introduce oils (blended together) very slowly. You don’t want to create a fizzing mixture.
- Pour and mix until the consistency visibly binds.
1 tablespoon rosehip
1oz Ablis 8oz MCT oil (500mg per bottle)
.5oz sweet almond oil
5 drops grapefruit
4 drops frankincense
3 drops cypress
- Mix together and apply to the skin.
Stretch mark cream
1 bottle of Ablis 8oz MCT oil (500g)
2 tablespoons of vitamin E
15 drops lavender oil
15 drops frankincense oil
- Mix together and apply to the skin.
*The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Adding CBD Isolate to a Larger Base (Tincture)
So, we already discussed Adding CBD Isolate to a Larger Base to create your own CBD topical. However, creating your own CBD tincture is just as easy with isolate.
Each gram of CBD isolate usually contains at least 998mg of CBD and is a white powder substance. The easiest way to measure how CBD isolate is to first add it to a larger base. This will allow you to know exactly how much CBD you are consuming.
So you’ve bought some CBD isolate, but how do you use it in a larger recipe?
Let’s say you have some CBD isolate and want to make some regular CBD oil tincture with it. You could just mix the CBD right into your regular tincture, but that’s not how you’re supposed to do things. It would likely be inefficient, making the whole process more costly for one thing.
Secondly, when batches are tested at labs after processing they will most likely fail because there is no way to know how much cannabinoid content is actually being extracted from the plant material (like hemp flowers) unless you purify it yourself by taking it up in something like an oil or high proof alcohol solution.
And even if somehow your isolated batch did measure out at exactly 100mg of CBD, how would you know that the other ingredients in your CBD tincture (such as MCT oil and glycerin) had not adversely affected how much was actually absorbed by the body?
When doing this kind of work it’s very important to understand how cannabinoids dissolve.
Cannabis is a very special plant with some unique properties; one of those properties involves how it dissolves into fats and lipids such as those found in oils and solvents like isopropyl alcohol. This phenomenon is called ‘hydrophobicity’.
In plain English, that means that cannabis likes to mix with oily substances, but pretty much hates water! That makes extracting cannabinoids very different from most other plants and how we handle them differs greatly depending on what form they are in when you start.
Cannabis is not water soluble
Cannabis plant matter is not soluble in water or oil, but it is very much soluble in alcohol and other non-polar solvents like chloroform and ether.
That’s how we make cannabis tinctures and how we test them; we soak the cannabis material in a vessel containing those solvents for several minutes and then carefully remove all of the solvent (leaving behind only what was inside).
One of the reasons that ‘true’ tincture is such an effective medicine is because cannabinoids dissolve into it as easily as if they were introducing themselves to their soulmate; this means they’re bioavailable (easy to absorb).
It also means that whatever you don’t use gets absorbed into the alcohol along with whatever other goodies were in that solvent, which will then be removed from your tincture when you take it. This is how we can safely extract a plant and know how much of its potency went into our final product.
That being said, how do we incorporate CBD isolate into a larger batch of something if we need to dissolve it first? We have two options: water or oil. Even though there are many compounds within cannabis that hate water, cannabinoids don’t mind it at all because they spend so much time dissolved in alcohols already.
In fact, you could even say that they’re well suited to be dissolved in just about anything! That’s why ice-water hash methods work so well and why we can use fat-based solvents; how these processes work is actually very different even though they all involve cannabis extracted into water.
For the purposes of this example let’s assume hemp seed oil, because it makes more sense in a cannabis tincture anyhow (we want to add CBD isolate to an existing solution, not make another one).
Or select one of our preloaded kit options below where we provide the isolate and the bottles (just add MCT oil available at any grocery store or Amazon).
Includes: 1 gram of CBD isolate and 5 empty bottles and droppers
Includes 5 grams of CBD isolate and 10 empty bottles and droppers
5. Stir occasionally until the liquid becomes clear and not cloudy. This should take around 5 minutes.
Each 1 ml of liquid will contain 16mg of CBD. The typical glass dropper will contain 1 ml of liquid.
Now that you have the basic recipe down, you can further customize your CBD tincture by adding different essential oils, different ratios of other base oils, as well as adding other cannabinoids such as CBG. You can even experiment with custom potency formulations with the help of our Confused by the Math? Blog. For more CBD isolate recipes, check out our full list of recipes Here: CBD Isolate Recipes. If you need assistance with calculations for changing the concentration (more and less potent tincture in a few drops) or using a different amount of oil, check out this link for: Isolate Math Help.
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How to add CBD Isolate to tincture?
The process of making a tincture involves soaking the cannabis plant material in an alcohol solvent and then using distillation to remove all of the solvent and extract constituents from the raw plant. Being a cannabinoid, CBD is already commonly used by millions of people for it’s medicinal purposes, and we’ve seen an enormous amount of success in adding it to tinctures. If you’re looking for higher doses of CBD, it’s easy to use too much Isolate and end up with a product that doesn’t taste very good or feel very good going down.
How much CBD Isolate add to tincture?
The first step before adding CBD isolate into a tincture, is knowing how much CBD you will be getting out of it. I’m going to begin by explaining the different ways that you can extract CBD from hemp and the weakest and strongest methods.
The first and weakest method of extracting CBD is using a grain alcohol to create an extract. This extraction will yield roughly 10% CBD, and the resulting product should be around 200mg/ml of tincture if you have 2 grams/100 ml of solution. The second least effective way to do this, is by doing a butane extraction and only getting an extract that is around 50% CBD. The resulting tincture should be at 100mg/ml of tincture with 2 grams/100 ml of solution.
Why does CBD Isolate adding to tincture?
CBD is an amazing cannabinoid largely responsible for the health-boosting effects of cannabis. However, it’s not found naturally in the plant, but rather in isolated form . This means that you won’t get any benefit from using just the flower on its own. For this reason, people make use of CBD extracts and add them in different things like oil and waxes.
How to improve the taste of CBD tincture?
If you make your own tinctures, there is a wide variety of things you can add to them. Some popular herbs and extracts that are sometimes added to tinctures include:
-Echinacea Root (for colds and flu)
-Red Clover (good for women’s health)
-Red Raspberry (good for pregnancy and nursing)
These are just a few examples of herbs that might be added to your tincture. You can use any herb or extract that you like the taste of and that you might need for medicinal purposes.
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