How to Make DIY Cannabis-Infused Suppositories
Published on 5/16/22
THC has come a long way. Once a taboo substance used in counterculture America and the degenerate youth, it is now a substance that has taken the mainstream by storm. Not only is cannabis now widely used recreationally, with legalization efforts spreading like wildfire, but the medicinal uses for the substance are also ramping up like never before. We know that THC can do wonders for the mind and body alike, but did you know that you can also use a weed suppository to treat several ailments? Below we will discuss what they are, how to make your own suppositories, and why they can be so beneficial.
What Is a Suppository?
Sourcing a definition through Britannica, a suppository is considered a solid medicine dosage form designed for introduction into the rectum or vagina. They are typically made of substances that melt or dissolve at body temperature and are mostly small, round, or cone-shaped. A suppository is used because it can often be the easiest way to consume medicine if you cannot swallow it or if the medicine won't absorb well in the stomach or small intestine.
When one consumes medicine orally, it must go through the GI tract where many ingredients may be lost or not used properly. With a suppository, the medicine will go directly into the bloodstream, where medicine will get utilized, delivering a more targeted relief. Suppositories may seem like an off-limits topic, but there is no reason to shy away from using these, especially to treat medical conditions.
DIY Weed Suppository - Why You Should Use One
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that THC (and CBD!) have an insane number of medicinal properties that researchers are just starting to uncover. THC specifically can boost the mood, alter the senses, and aid in nausea, insomnia, and anxiety. CBD, the non-psychoactive cousin, can decrease inflammation, combat anxiety and PTSD, and help keep the body at homeostasis through the endocannabinoid system. Something that both THC and CBD can help with is your sexual experiences.
While research is still in its infancy and has no clear-cut link between THC and libido, there are still plenty of reasons you should reach for CBD or THC during sex. They can both increase pleasure and decrease pain. CBD specifically can reduce inflammation, provide pain relief, and reduce stress surrounding sex and sexual performance. If you are a woman struggling with endometriosis, CBD and THC alike can provide targeted relief, especially through a suppository.
There are several cannabinoid receptors in the pelvic tissue, so reaching for a CBD or THC suppository can provide you with many benefits for all things sex. A THC suppository can get you out of your head and into the moment with your partner, lowering any inhibitions you have around sex. As we touched on earlier, there is no clear link between libido and THC, but mixing the two has shown to have some positive impacts on sex.
How to Make a Homemade Suppository Mold
When it comes to sticking something into your vagina or rectum, you probably don't know where to start. If you choose the more DIY process, they should be small, cone-shaped molds for an easy inserting process. You can find molds via Amazon here, which would be the easiest route.
If you want to tackle a DIY project, one option is using household items such as aluminum foil and a long, wooden spoon. Follow these instructions below:
- Wrap a 6-inch-wide piece of aluminum foil around the handle of a long, wooden spoon.
- Remove the handle while carefully keeping the aluminum foil tube intact.
- Seal one end of the foil by rolling it until completely sealed.
- Pour the cannabis suppository mixture in.
- Keep making the molds until you've used all your suppository mixture.
- Place molds in a small cup in the freezer until solid.
- Unwrap the suppositories. Cut into 1-2" pieces, and store in freezer.
Alternatively, here is an in-depth guide on how to make suppositories with coconut oil. The coconut oil is key because you need a substance that will melt/dissolve at body temperature. However, you will need to work fast before the oil melts in your hands. More on making suppositories and what you're actually filling them with below!
How to Make Cannabis Suppositories
We have just spent time going over your options for the suppository mold. Now it is time to get into what actually matters: the cannabis recipe that is going inside the mold to deliver you the medicinal properties that we all know and love.
Cannabis suppositories need a relatively high dose of cannabinoids, so make sure to reach for mediums with high potency levels, such as extracts or isolates.
- 24 milliliters of cocoa butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 12 2 milliliters suppository molds
- 1 gram of cannabis distillate, extract or isolate
- A syringe with a blunt tip or pipette
- Metal fork
- Warm the cannabis with a hairdryer for 10 seconds or in a plastic bag submerged in hot water for 2 minutes. This will make it easier to dispense.
- Mix cannabis into cocoa butter with a metal fork or tip of the syringe until fully dissolved.
- Using the blunt tip of the syringe or pipette, carefully fill each mold with 2mL of cocoa butter mixture. Work steadily as your mixture will begin to harden if allowed to cool to room temp.
- Make sure to actually measure out for proper dosing, don't fill the molds by your eye.
- Place the mold in the freezer until set. Once hardened, pop out the molds and store in a glass jar in a cool, dark place until ready to use.
- These can be used anally or vaginally. Lay flat for 15-30 minutes after administration to prevent leakage. Effects are typically felt within 30 minutes, duration will vary.
Have you used a suppository before? Ever dabbled with one filled with cannabis or CBD? Tell us your experiences below.