8 Essential Tools for Making Edibles at Home

June 10, 2019

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I don’t want to brag or anything but I think I’m becoming kind of an edible expert (see the nearly dozen episodes of Lunch With Lo, but also, I'm using "expert" lightly). And I’ve figured out that to make good infusions for at home edible creations, you really only need 8 tools (well, besides the cannabis and whatever other ingredient you’re infusing).

It's incredibly easy to begin making your own cannabis infused edibles all you need is a few hours and the following tools.

Mesh strainer

A mesh strainer is essential for making infusions at home. It will collect any plant material as you strain your infusions and gives a good base for your cheesecloth.


Cheesecloth is nice to have but you can make infused butter or oil without it. I’ve used paper towels in its place but you’ll get a better, cleaner result with cheesecloth.

Candy Thermometer

You’ll want a thermometer to make sure your infusion doesn’t get over 240 degrees Fahrenheit. After 240 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll start to degrade the THC

Small pot

This is what you’ll infuse the oil/butter in. Bonus, if it’s oven safe, you can use it to decarb your cannabis in it. Otherwise you’ll also need

Cookie sheet or baking dish

To decarboxylate the cannabis flowers or kief or whatever material you’re using.

Bowl or large measuring cup

I prefer a large, 4-cup liquid measuring cup to strain my infused oil into. I place the mesh strainer on top, line it with cheesecloth, then pour the oil and flower mixture right into the measuring cup.

Butter molds and/or airtight containers

I use silicone reusable cupcake baking cups to create molds for butter and fat. Mason jars or old salsa jars for oil, honey, and other more liquid substances.


A scale that measures in grams because you’re definitely going to want to measure your plant material before you decarb and infuse it into oil.

If you're lucky, you'll have most of these things in your kitchen already. If you don't, I'm doing a giveaway on my instagram beginning on Friday, June 14, 2019 which features many of the items listed above. Make sure to follow now and turn on notifications so you don't miss it. 

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Want to check the approximate dosage of your homemade edibles? Use the calculator below to get an idea.

In the form below, enter the approximate percentage of THC (or CBD) of your flower or concentrate. Then how many grams you're planning to use. Followed by the number of cups (or parts of cups) of oil or butter you're planning to infuse. Hit the "Calculate" button and see the approximate dosage per teaspoon and tablespoon. 

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