Are you ready to make cannabis butter or oil but are stuck wondering how much to use? This cannabis flower-to-oil ratio guide will help you decide how much so you end up with a perfectly-potent end product suited to your tolerance and needs.

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  • An easy-to-use guide to determine how much flower, kief, or trim and how much oil or butter to use in your infusions
  • An option to download and print both the 1:1 and 1:2 chart
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Why You Will Love This Guide

Edibles are a great way to consume cannabis to relieve unwanted symptoms, but if you’re buying them from a dispensary, the costs can add up.

That’s why so many of my Well With Cannabis Community members love to save money by making edibles at home.

This can be done with a simple infusion of cannabis flower and fat like butter, coconut oil, or olive oil to make weed butter or weed oil.

But the same question is always asked, how much cannabis and oil should I use?

It’s a great question because how much of each you decide to use will impact the potency of your final product.

This guide will discuss determining the perfect flower-to-oil ratio for your infusion to get your chill on and save money!

Cannabis Flower to Oil Ratio Guide

How to Use The Ratio Chart

The easy-to-use chart above will help you decide how much flower and oil to use based on how big you want your final batch to be.

This works for infusions that are made in a crockpot, Instant pot, or even an infusion machine, depending on the capacity it can hold.

The chart has two parts, a 1:2 ratio (1 ounce to 2 cups) and a 1:1 ratio (1 ounce to 1 cup).

But which chart should you use?

One of the best parts about making infused butter is that you can make it as strong or mild as you prefer.

If you have a low tolerance or are looking for a mild dose, you should use the 1:2 ratio chart listed first.

If you have a high tolerance or want a stronger dose, you can reference the second chart and use a 1:1 ratio.

For a 1:1 example, one ounce of decarboxylated flower will be mixed with one cup of butter.

This will create an infusion twice as potent as if you used the 1:2 ratio.

When deciding which ratio to pick, consider your tolerance, and if you’re new to edibles, be sure to follow the golden rule of “start low and go slow.”

A white countertop with three jars or oil with different amounts of cannabis next to each jar.

Other Factors to Consider

As a general rule, it’s essential to know that the more cannabis flower you add to your infusion, the more potent your edibles will be.

You can also increase the potency by decreasing the amount of oil or butter to get the same effect.

My flower-to-oil ratio chart above breaks it down so you can easily and accurately mix the right amounts – but there are a few other factors to consider.

The Potency Of The Flower

While the amount of flower and oil you use matters, so does the potency of the flower you use.

Cannabis flowers can contain 0-30% cannabinoids or the important compounds we want, like CBD, CBG, and THC.

Different strains can have different percentages of cannabinoids. Without lab testing, it is impossible to know this exact number.

If you purchased cannabis from a dispensary, it should come with a lab report or printed number stating the total percent of cannabinoids in the product.

If you grew your flower and know the strain you used, online resources like Leafly should be able to give you an average percentage of what the strain typically produces.

Remember, the higher the percentage of cannabinoids, the more potent the final infusion will be.

If You’re Working With Trim

The chart above was designed with the thought that you would be using traditional cannabis flower buds.

But what if you want to make an infusion with trim or shake?

If you’re working with trim, I recommend doubling the amount of flower in the cart.

This is because trim, like fan leaves or sugar leaves, is typically less potent than flowers, so doubling up on the amount will help keep the potency higher.

Of course, this is just a rough guesstimate and will again depend on the strength of the flower and your personal tolerance.

You can repeat the same process if you work with CBD flowers to make CBD cannabutter.

If You’re Working With Kief

Again, the chart above was designed for using cannabis flower buds.

However, if you’re lucky enough to have collected a nice amount of kief, you can easily infuse it into butter or oil.

If you’re working with kief, I typically recommend you *at least* halve the amount of “flower” in the cart.

This is because kief has the potential to be anywhere between 50-70% more potent than traditional cannabis flower due to its high trichome content.

Take care when preparing kief oil or kief butter, as they can be very potent depending on how they are made.

A Calculator Can Help

While it is no substitute for lab testing, an online calculator can help you determine the potency of your final product.

For this to work, you will need to know the potency of the material you are working with or at least have a general idea.

You can input values into my edibles dosage calculator and see the final potency before infusing.

A white countertop with three jars or oil with different amounts of cannabis next to each jar.

Get To Know Your Tolerance

By changing the amount of flower to oil in your recipe, you can manipulate the final product to be as potent as you’d like.

The more flower you use, the more potent it will be. The more oil you use, the more you will dilute the infusion.

Since cannabis affects everyone differently and the endocannabinoid system is highly individualized from person to person, it’s essential to know your tolerance level.

Cannabis enthusiasts agree that the best way to consume THC edibles safely is to “start low and go slow.”

That way, you are less likely to experience the unpleasant side effects of too much THC consumption, like anxiety and paranoia.

It’s always advised to start with a low flower-to-oil ratio for your first batch of edibles and see whether it meets your needs.

If it’s not as potent as you’d like, you can try a stronger ratio next time.

To find the perfect ratio for your tolerance level, experiment with different amounts of cannabis flower and oil.

Once you’ve got the right potency, you’ll be able to make all kinds of edible recipes at home on your own.

Traditionally, cannabis brownies are a fan favorite, but you can make anything from cookies and candies to no-bake edibles and more with your infusions.

Whether you’re just beginning your journey into homemade cannabis-infused treats, or if you’re a seasoned baker, this flower-to-oil ratio chart will help as a quick guide.

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Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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28 Comments

  1. Hey Emily, I use the 1:1 ratio for flower to oil but I’m wanting to venture into infusing tincture. What ratio could I use that will be the same potency as the 1:1 flower/oil ratio? Someone told me 1:1 for tincture would be too strong? They recommended I do 1:4 flower/alcohol. What do you think?

  2. Hi Zee. When making tincture, we typically recommend using just enough alcohol to cover the flower. If you are looking for a certain dose, using Emily’s Edible Dosage Calculator should help you determine how much you need to reach your desired dose. If you don’t know the strength of your flower, average is between 15%-20%. It all comes down to personal preference and how strong you want each service. I hope this helps! Happy extracting!

  3. Emily and Company: I use your website frequently. I’m now using an Instapot and your recipes for decarbing and infusing are great. Had an Ardent FX and it was the best … but with issues after 2 months, back it went.

    When I use coconut oil, it goes from liquid to solid, pending on the time of year, so I needed to see if I should use liquid or dry measurement. I found this. Hope it helps. I also checked the flower loss after decarbing (there was little to none in my Ardent FX and little to none in the InstaPot. When I did it in an oven, I lose a couple grams.

    Many thanks for your super website.

    https://louana.com › tips › quick-tips › measuring-coconut-oil

    Measuring Coconut Oil In general, if you’re measuring Coconut Oil to replace butter, margarine or shortening in a recipe, measure the Coconut Oil out in its solid form. To replace a liquid oil, measure the Coconut Oil out in its melted, liquid form after it has cooled.

  4. Sherri, thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experiences with me! I’m thrilled to hear that you find our website and recipes useful, especially for decarbing and infusing in your Instapot.
    Your observation about coconut oil transitioning from liquid to solid depending on the time of year is spot on. The melting point of coconut oil is around 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius), so it can indeed switch between states based on room temperature.

    Thank for the tips for measuring coconut oil! It’s also interesting to hear about your experiments with different methods of decarbing and the minimal flower loss you experienced with both the Ardent FX and the Instapot. That’s very valuable information for others who might be exploring different decarbing methods. Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. I am delighted to have you here and look forward to hearing more about your culinary adventures!

  5. Hello, Sandra! Thanks for reaching out. While I do have a flower-to-oil ratio guide that might help, it’s important to remember that everyone’s response to cannabis is unique. When it comes to conditions like epilepsy, it’s crucial to tailor the approach to the individual, not just the condition. Cannabis can be a great help, but the journey is personal and should always prioritize your comfort and safety 😊💕

  6. I was wondering if you could use oil already infused, a second time to make the potency even higher? Like take thc oil (olive oil specifically) that I have made from trim one time, and use it to infuse again?

  7. Hi Kenzie. Absolutely, you can re-infuse your THC olive oil to increase its potency. This method involves using your already infused oil as the base for a second infusion with more trim. Keep in mind, though, that multiple infusions can alter the flavor profile of your oil. Happy infusing!