The Ardent Guide to Cannasalt

The Ardent Guide to Cannasalt

Cannabis-infused salt is a handy ingredient for any time you want to discreetly elevate at mealtime. You can even store your cannasalt inside its own *labeled* shaker to remember to use it when you sit down to eat.

This cannasalt recipe is also customizable in dose and coarseness - you can even infuse epsom salts for infused bath soaks!

Feel free to add this cannasalt to recipes of all kinds, avoiding any direct burning or browning of the salt, and enjoy it responsibly. Here’s how to make your own:

How to Get Started

The base of cannasugar, cannasalt, and other infused powders is generally a strong cannabis tincture made from a grain alcohol like Everclear. This magic actually happens when the alcohol gets evaporated off of the salt. Then you’re left with the THC or CBD molecules attached to the salt itself.

Like you would with any other infusion medium, the first step is decarboxylation. Place the plant material inside your Ardent unit. If using the Nova, press the single button interface and wait for the button to signal green once it’s finished. With the FX or Mini, begin the A1 setting to decarboxylate material rich in THC or CBG, or the A2 setting to decarboxylate material rich in CBD.

When working with alcohol, we don’t advise heating your infusion medium at all. Through time, the alcohol, since it’s such a strong solvent, does all of the work with none of the risk.

To make a cold alcohol infusion, pour your decarboxylated cannabis material into a glass jar. Pour the alcohol over your activated herb, submerging it completely, until you’ve reached the desired amount for y our infusion. Cap your infusion and store it in a cool, dark place, such as a cabinet, for 24-48 hours, agitating it as often as possible by giving it a vertical shake.

Equipment Needed

  • Plate
  • Spoon
  • Ardent MINI, FX or Nova
  • Ardent Frainer or the strainer of your choice


  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons Everclear tincture. Our Everclear tincture blog using CBG is here; you can use the same method to extract your decarbed THC flower, CBD flower, or a customized mix.

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Salt

  1. Place your salt on a plate or flat inside another container. We use a 2:1 ratio of salt to alcohol tincture. You can use less if you want a less potent cannasalt. For more information on dosing, check out our dosing guide.
  2. Pour the Everclear tincture over the salt, coating it completely, and then use a spoon to spread out the salt and make tracks for airflow.
  3. Let the mixture air dry until the tincture has absorbed into the salt and it has become dry again.
  4. Use in any recipe as desired!


Cannasalt can be stored in an airtight, moisture-free, light-safe container such as the Ardent Vessel, and will retain its potency and shelf life for around six months to a year.

How to Enjoy Cannasalt

  • Margarita glasses and other canna-cocktails and mocktail rims
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Custom spice blends
  • Baths and foot soaks
  • Cookie recipes
  • Herbed cannabutter
  • Breads
  • And so much more!

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