Butter has been a staple part of our diet for centuries. Today the butter is revamping itself with CBD butter. Over the past couple of years, CBD has proven itself to have several health benefits. We have already talked about how CBD caters to several medicinal factors in our previous article: What is CBD used for? Top benefits of CBD.
The versatility and the various benefits of CBD have helped CBD to its swift rise in popularity. In fact, several brands have started adding CBD to their product to offer added medical benefits to their customers.
One such product is CBD butter. Yes, you read it correctly. Today, you can enjoy the effects of CBD with the help of butter. Although CBD butter is available in the market, if you want, you can create one for yourself at home.
What Is CBD Butter?
CBD Butter is your everyday butter mixed with the regular cannabidiol to form CBD butter. It is a new way of consuming CBD for medical purposes. Despite CBD-induced products available in the market, people are loving the whole CBD butter concept. This allows the consumer to have their own delicious recipe ready.
For instance, you can use CBD butter to give your bread, steak, or cookies a rich and creamy look. With their added CBD in your butter, further, enhance the effect of CBD.
Is CBD Butter Legal?
Yes, CBD and CBD-induced products are legal in the market. However, you need to ensure that the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content is 0.3% or less in the CBD or CBD induced products. Hence, as long as the product follows the legal norm of maintaining the THC concentration in the CBD, it can be traded in the market.
Benefits Of CBD Butter
One of the best parts of CBD butter is that you can easily incorporate the butter to make different recipes. Yes, you can use CBD directly to your food, but that leaves a pungent smell sometimes. Using CBD induced in butter is more versatile and hardly has any foul smell.
Cannabidiol is one of the many compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa Plant. It reacts with your sensory receptors and allows you to relax. Over the past few years, CBD has proven to be one of the best products encapsulating wellness properties.
Some of the many health-related areas where CBD can help you with are given below:
- Lack of sleep.
- Lack of appetite.
- Upset stomachs.
- Nervous breakdown.
- And much more.
What Are The Side Effects?
If we say as a whole, NO! There are hardly any side effects that need to be pointed on. CBD is a compound that is well tolerated by most people.
Some of the possible side effects that might occur are given below:
- Mild Nausea.
- Slight Drowsiness.
- Loss In Appetite.
If you want to know about the side effects in detail, we have already discussed it in one of our articles: Is CBD safe: know the side effects.
How To Make CBD Butter?
Making CBD butter is quite simple. You just need the right ingredients. The process of mankind CBD butter will depend on the type of CBD product you will use.
Ingredients & Tools
- CBD oil or Hemp (<=0.3% THC).
- Unsalted butter.
- Baking pan (in case of Hemp).
- Steel pot.
- Container to store final product.
Step 1: Extraction Of CBD
If you are using CBD oil, jump to Step 3. However, if you are using Hemp or CBD plant, the first step is to bring it thoroughly to increase the surface area. This will help you get the most out of the CBD extraction process.
Step 2: Decarboxylation
This process involves heating the Hemp to boiling point to extract CBD from the Hemp. The process of heating and extracting CBD is called Decarboxylations.
Step 3: Mixing Unsalted Butter With Hemp Or CBD Oil
Put a pan on the stove and add butter to it. When the butter starts melting, add grounded Hemp or CBD oil.
Note: Ensure that you are dealing with this process on low heat. Low heat ensures that butter does not end up getting a bad taste.
Step 4: Simmer The Mixture
Let the mixture simmer for at least 4 hours for the Hemp grounded flower or 10 minutes for CBD oil. Keep stirring during heat processing so that CBD does not burn.
Step 5: Add Water
There will be times when you will find that water is needed. Do not hesitate to add water. Adding water will help you regulate the temperature of the mixture. And restrict the whole thing from burning to crisp.
Step 6: Let It Cool At Room Temperature
Once the simmering process is completed, remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool at room temperature. Now use the cheesecloth and begin straining the whole mixture.
Step 7: Refrigerate The Mixture
Once you have drained out excess water and have filtered butter, the end product will be your CBD butter. Refrigerate it to solidify. It can take several hours, so it is better you keep CBD butter in the refrigerator at night.
End Of Process
All done! The next morning you are opening your refrigerator, you will have your own CBD butter. You can use it to make your favorite food. CBD butter will last up to two months in the refrigerator and six months in a freezer.
How To Use CBD Butter To Make Regular Food Tasty?
You can use CBD butter in just anything where normal butter can be used for. It can be snacks, cookies, bread, toast, and much more. Just think about anything, and you will have a way to use it.
Here a few dish suggestion for adding CBD Butter (From my personal CBD recipes):
- A rich pasta with meat and veggies.
- Popcorn drizzled with butter (perfect for fun movies night).
- Vegetable butter sandwiches
- Garnish your salad.
- Add some on your egg in pancakes for a perfect breakfast.
Butter is something that gives a new way to enjoy your food. However, if butter collaborates with CBD, it gives whole new possibilities. The great thing about CBD butter is that you can try and experiment with new things and create your own recipes.
As the popularity of CBD makes new records, we will be able to see new possibilities and will be able to discover new ways to incorporate CBD in our daily lives.