There have been multiple articles assessing the powers of cannabis lubricant in the bedroom. One detailed Alternet article provides us with the full scope of sexual experience that can be provided by Foria. Foria is a THC-infused sexual lubricant that is available both in Canada and the United States. This specific lube uses only two simple and natural ingredients: cannabis and coconut oil.
We’re curious about the science behind a product of this nature. How does cannabis lube work? And how is this product made? Let’s find out.
How Does Sensual Cannabis Lubricant Work?
Cannabis lube can take the physical relationship that we’ve cultivated with our partner to new heights. The first important note is that cannabis-infused lubricant doesn’t take effect immediately. Professionals recommend waiting around an hour for full-fledged THC effects. A dose should be around 10 mg of the topical applied directly to your most sensuous places. After an hour, if the sensations aren’t apparent, apply 10 more mg. While this applicable knowledge is important, we’re curious about the exact scientific reaction going on when we apply cannabis directly to our unmentionables.
Well, these topical lubricants work much like pain relief lotions and salves that we apply to our backs and sore muscles. The chemical compounds (THC, CBD, etc.) are absorbed through the mucous membranes located in our skin before reaching their destined endocannabinoid receptors. Because it is being absorbed topically, the lubricant only affects the areas directly around where it is applied. Once we’re in full swing, the THC works as a vasodilator. This means that the cannabinoid widens, or dilates, the blood vessels. When used topically as a sensual lube the wider blood vessels will result in heightened tactile sensitivity. This is the main draw of cannabis lube products like BOND out of Seattle or Foria: women can enjoy a heightened sexual experience naturally.
Making Cannabis Lube at Home
As we mentioned before, cannabis lubricant is usually made from only a few ingredients. We would suggest using a coconut oil base, and utilizing the magic of a slow cooker water bath for the extraction of the cannabinoids. This process will slowly strip the active compounds from the plant and infuse them into the coconut oil.
1. Grind cannabis flower and spread across a cookie sheet.
2. Preheat the oven to 110°C.
3. Bake cannabis for one hour, stirring halfway through.
4. Pour decarboxylated cannabis into a mason jar and secure tightly.
5. Place jar in slow cooker. Pour water into slow cooker until the jar is fully submerged.
6. Set the slow cooker to ‘Warm’ for 5 hours.
7. During cooking, remove jars with oven mitts every hour to shake rigorously. (This agitation helps extract compounds from every bit of plant matter.)
8. Remove jars and let cool on a cloth or soft surface.
9. Cover a thin sieve with cheesecloth and position over another glass jar.
10. Pour coconut oil through the cheesecloth into the jar to strain out all of the plant matter, give the cheesecloth a good squeeze to strain every bit of oil from the start material. (Strain oil 2-3 times after the squeeze for the best results.)
11. Put the finished product in whatever jar you prefer, and use wisely.
This is just our favorite way to make effective cannabis infused coconut oil. Use this product in the kitchen, on your sore spots or as a lubricant for a sexual experience of brand new intensity.
Cara began working in the retail cannabis industry of San Francisco, CA in 2011 and continued in that sector for years. In 2015 she put down her budtender hat and dedicated herself to writing full-time. Her passion for the written word and deep respect for the healing properties of the cannabis plant fuel the passion in her posts.