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6 Easy ways to use your decarbed herb

Although a novel dosing concept, direct sublingual application is firmly rooted in science and parallels the most effective traditional uses of medical cannabis.

Direct sublingual application involves placing precisely decarboxylated cannabis under the tongue, allowing the cannabinoids to immediately enter the bloodstream through the vessel-rich tissues within the sublingual cavity. Fast, accurate uptake without the hazards of smoking!

Once you’ve decarbed your bud, the sky’s the limit with what you can do. If you are decarbing with a Nova, you’re getting a fully activated product which means you’ll be getting a more accurate and potent dosage. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite post-decarb fixes. Feel free to share your own in the comments below.

1. Instant Edible Capsules

Pairing cannabis with other vitamins and nutraceuticals is a great way to enhance its benefits and create medicine personally tailored for optimal health and wellness. We make it easy with preloaded nutrient capsules to match with your favorite strain to create an instant and complete therapy. Formulations featured above – fish oil and melatonin, best paired with decarbed indica for sleep (blue capsule); coconut oil and b-12 vitamin, best paired with a decarbed sativa for energy (red capsule). Interested in trying our formulations? Click here.

2. Facial Toner

Did you know that a simple tincture of properly decarbed cannabis and rubbing alcohol is a powerful antibacterial and antiseptic?

Clinical studies show, “Cannabinoids are powerful antioxidants that may work by reducing inflammation and especially when combined with hydrating oils may help in maintaining the skin’s natural barrier function.” Use it just like you would any other toner with a cotton ball or pad for a quick cleanse. 

3. Pain Salve 

Cannabis infused topicals are known to have relaxing, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties that can be used for painful joint and minor skin issues. To prepare cannabis infused salve at home, mix your decarboxylated cannabis and coconut oil together over a low flame to cook for 5 minutes to infuse the oil. Strain the material with cheese cloth and add 5 parts infused oil to 1 part beeswax. Once it’s hardened, you can rub it onto the problem area. You’ll notice an immediate relief.  

4. Medicated Massage Oil

 Image source: radiantbodyrestfulmind.com

Did we mention there are endless ways to use your decarbed bud? Used as sensual massage oils you’ll experience a completely different buzz.

Here’s how to make your own.

  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 4 ylang ylang
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 4 oz. infused coconut oil

5. Protein Shake

 Source: Bodybuilding.com

Source: Bodybuilding.com

For a post workout fix simply blend the following ingredients and enjoy.

  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 oz vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 banana
  • 1-2 tbsp organic peanut butter
  • .2g-5g of decarbed flower

6. Kief Infused Hot Cocoa

Using cannabis kief (the “pollen”-like part of the plant that contains the trichomes that hold the cannabinoids like THC and CBD) is an easy and effective way to incorporate cannabis into a treatment or wellness regimen. 



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  • Matt Pavini 1 year ago

    I started making these to help my mom with her nueropothy pain and have recently been using it for back and arm pain.

    1 Cup Baking Soda
    1/2 Cup Citric Acid (found with the canning supplies)
    1/2 Cup Corn Starch
    1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel (found at the pharmacy)
    6 Tablespoons Cannabis Coconut Oil (melted) (I use 14 grams of CBD Shark and 20 grams of oil for my mix)
    20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
    5-6 drops purple food coloring
    A large mixing bowl
    a sieve
    latex or other gloves
    Bathbomb molds (easily found on amazon)
    a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
    measuring cups and spoons
    In a large mixing bowl sieve together the baking soda corn starch and citric acid.
    In a separate bowl add melted coconut oil, witch hazel and lavender oil.
    Put on your gloves. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the large mixing bowl and begin to blend together with your gloved hands. Add a little at a time to prevent the citric acid from reacting and foaming up. If it foams a little bit it will still be fine. Keep adding and kneading the wet and dry ingredients together until you have a well blended mixture. It will be a damp powder. You will know when it is fully mixed when the entire mixture has a uniform color.
    Scoop the molds into the mix and press together firmly.
    Repeat and fill parchment paper.
    Set the cookie sheet aside somewhere where these can dry. Keep it in a place with low humidity. Should set within 24 hours
    Once dry I recommend putting them in a vacuum sealed container individually.
    Drop in a warm bath and enjoy!

  • Russell James 7 months ago

    Happy to see the various used of decarbed cannabis. I have been using the Ardent lift for a couple of months now with great success.
    I am a bit shocked at the amount of flower you are suggesting to add to a protein shake.
    My wife and I are weekend medicators preferring sativa and sativa dominant hybrids as we don’t like to be slowed down.
    Our average doses are .08 and .07 grams (12-15mg THC) of decarbed bud that is processed into kief like consistency added to about 1/2 tsp of warm coconut oil with a small amount of honey.
    We eat this first on an empty stomach as we sit for lunch, holding in our mouths to mix with the enzymes of saliva. By the time we finish lunch we are feeling it! Depending on the strain, the effects are still there 8 hours later.
    If we ate .1 gram of bud we would be crawling on the floor.
    You cannot be suggesting someone eat 5 grams of bud let alone .2 gr and be functional.
    Of course that exception being medical patients with serious issues.

  • Ife Salam 6 months ago

    I just used my Ardent for the first time. I tried to sublingual a small dose, and after 5/7 mins just ate the rest when I didn’t feel anything. I then put some additional decarbed flower in yogurt and ate it. I used about 1/2 of the equivalent of what I would roll in a joint (and i generally smoke about a 1/2 joint at a time). 1.5 hours still not feeling much, maybe a very light headiness. I know from past experience that it usually takes 25mg min of an edible for me to feel something… Am I not using enough decarbed flower to feel the effects? I thought I could consume less once it’s decarbed. I purchase the Ardent so I could stop smoking as it has begun to seriously irritate my throat and lungs. Feeling a little disappointed…

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