Decarboxylation Machine: What is it, Where to Buy?

Decarboxylation Machine: What is it, Where to Buy?

Decarboxylation machines make home edibles precise and hassle-free. Learn what they are, how they work, and where to buy one for the perfect infusion every time.

Key Takeaways

  1. Efficiency and Precision: Decarboxylation machines like the LEVO oil and butter infusers provide a streamlined, mess-free method for activating and infusing your medicinal herbs. These devices ensure precise temperature control and timing, essential for achieving consistent potency in your home-made edibles. The integrated decarboxylator and infusion machine not only simplifies the process but also minimizes the odor commonly associated with decarbing.

  2. Versatility in Infusion: After the activation process, these machines allow for the infusion of various fats and oils, such as olive oil, coconut oil, and butter. This capability extends the range of homemade products you can create, from gummies and candies to high-quality medicinal creams and tinctures, all with the added benefit of controlling the ingredients and potency.

  3. Consistency and Quality: The best decarboxylation machines eliminate guesswork and reduce the risk of error that can come with manual methods like ovens or slow cookers. By using a decarboxylator like the LEVO II, you ensure that the psychoactive and medicinal properties of your herbs are fully activated and effectively infused into your chosen medium, guaranteeing a more reliable outcome.

  4. Design and Functionality: With options like the LEVO II, which is praised for its intuitive manual controls and easy cleanup (dishwasher-safe components), these machines not only enhance the aesthetic of your kitchen but also support a variety of culinary and medicinal preparations. Their design ensures that the activation and infusion process is as simple as it is effective, catering to both small-scale and large-batch needs.


If you enjoy edibles, then eventually, you'll want to create your own. However, if you're producing your own frequently, a decarboxylation machine may be the ideal way to take your home edibles hobby to the next level. 

Decarboxylation machines, which are simple to operate, precise, and easy to use, can ensure that you get this stage right every time. Decarboxylation is essential whether you are creating lotions, cremes, tinctures, or your own edibles. It realizes the full potential of your herbs for their medicinal purposes.

The process of decarboxylation is sometimes referred to as "decarbing" your plant material before cooking, which is essential for activating the medicinal ingredients in them. If you are trying to figure out if your buds have been decarbed or not, all you have to do is break open a bud and look at it. If it's crumbly and breaks apart easily, then it has already gone through the process of decarboxylation.

Decarb machines are designed specifically for this purpose. They help ensure optimal results when heating your medicinal herb without losing or contaminating terpenes or other desired chemicals during a typical decarboxylation process.

A decarb machine like the LEVO II is an easy way to get everything done instead of using your oven, slow cooker, or pans at home. These long-used methods take much longer, cause significant odors, and won't be as effective as using a decarb machine. They can also lead to inconsistencies in the potency of your delicious creations.

What is a decarb machine, and what is it used for?

decarb using LEVO machine

A decarb machine, as you could imagine, is used to first decarboxylate your herbs and then infuse them into products used for cooking, self-care, pet treats, and more.

These modern devices help you take some of the uncertainty out of producing edibles. You will know the precise temperature and time your herbs have been decarbed at, which makes gauging potency of the end result more consistent; and with a better taste.

The decarb process is simply the release of carbon dioxide through a reaction caused by heat. So why do you need to decarb your medicine before using it?

How does the decarboxylation process work?

The chemical process of decarboxylation is a critical aspect of making edibles. When you decarboxylate any medicinal herb, you remove a carboxyl group from the molecule. The removal of this carboxyl group releases carbon dioxide and turns the chemicals into a form that your body can absorb for use when digested.

So, for the flower to be effective during the infusion process, it must first be activated (decarbed). If you skip this stage of decarboxylation, then your medicine won't have much effect.

What are the benefits of using decarboxylation machines?

A decarboxylation machine can simplify your preparation process and cut down on variables that could prevent you from getting the full results you desire.

A decarboxylation machine allows you to efficiently prepare a large amount of infused butter or oils and then store it for later use. 

The best decarboxylation machines will enable you to complete the activation and infusion processes using a single countertop appliance. This eliminates messy clean-up and having to move your products around your kitchen or workspace.

LEVO II: The Best Decarboxylation Machine

The Levo II decarboxylation machine is, according to Good Housekeeping, “One of the first to create and patent this one-of-a-kind product to streamline herbal infusion.” 

They say, “Operating the manual control panel during the infusing process was super intuitive. Clean-up was just as simple: All components of the machine that touch the oil or butter during the infusion process are dishwasher-safe.” 

The Levo II simplifies the process and cuts out the guesswork of making edibles in large or tiny quantities. You can use time and temperature controls during the decarboxylation process, called “Activate” on the LEVO II. You can set these different temperatures to get your most desired result.

Once activated, the machine infuses your herb into any oil or solvent using an automated infusion process that simultaneously reduces the harshness of the product (taste and smell) and brings out the medicinal purpose of the flower.

The LEVO II is available in five attractive colors, including Pacific Blue and Honey Cream. It looks every bit as elegant as it performs.

What can I infuse my decarbed flower with?

Once the activation process is completed, you can infuse your freshly decarbed flower into various fats and oils like olive oil, coconut oil, and butter.

Infused popcorn with LEVO

Many people use these devices to save money by making their own gummies, candies, infused brownies, and many other tasty edibles!

Final Words

Decarboxylation is a process that activates the medicinal chemical inside of any herb. If you skip this step, then your edibles will not have any effect.

Luckily, decarboxylation machines are available to simplify the process and ensure it happens consistently. Click here for complete information on our LEVO II.


What exactly is a decarboxylation machine and why do I need one?

A decarboxylation machine, such as the LEVO II, is a specialized appliance that automates the process of decarboxylating (or "decarbing") your herbs before infusing them into oils, butters, or other carriers. This process is crucial for activating the medicinal properties of the herbs, making them effective for use in edibles, topicals, and other homemade products. The machine ensures precise control over temperature and timing, leading to consistent results and maximum potency without the strong odors typically associated with manual decarbing methods.

How does a decarboxylation machine improve the infusion process?

By integrating decarboxylation and infusion into one seamless operation, machines like the LEVO II or LĒVO LUX not only streamline the entire process but also reduce mess and enhance flavor and effectiveness. These machines maintain optimal temperatures that preserve the delicate terpenes and other beneficial compounds in your herbs, which might otherwise degrade with traditional cooking methods. This controlled environment ensures that every batch of infused product has a consistent potency and quality.

Can I use the decarboxylation machine with different types of herbs and oils?

Absolutely! Decarboxylation machines are versatile and can be used with a wide range of herbs, spices, and oils. Whether you're looking to make infused olive oil, coconut oil, butter, or even specialty products like pet treats or lotions, these machines can handle it. The ability to adjust settings allows you to customize the process based on the specific ingredients you are using, ensuring that you always get the desired results.

What should I look for when choosing a decarboxylation machine?

When selecting a decarboxylation machine, consider factors such as capacity, ease of use, temperature control, and clean-up. Look for machines that offer precise temperature settings and timers to control the decarb and infusion processes effectively. Additionally, models like the LEVO II that feature dishwasher-safe components can significantly simplify the cleanup process. Finally, consider the size and frequency of your batches to choose a machine that fits your needs, whether it's for personal use or larger batches for frequent use or small business purposes.


Jonathan R

Jonathan R

Is the original Levo machine capable of decarbing? I can’t go past 200 degrees f
LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:

You may want to check this link for the temperature range:

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Charles Hathaway

Charles Hathaway

I’ve had my LEVO for a while I’ve been trying to get the proper time and temperature to Decarb. I bought the screen hack but still would like to have an idea if I’m getting the best out of the flower. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks
LEVO Oil Infusion, Inc. replied:
Hi Charles! Our recommended default setting for your LĒVO’s Activate cycle is 240ºF/116ºC for 30 minutes. We also recommend keeping your herbs safe with use of the our Power Pods and pod protectors, in order to keep them safe from the direct heat of the reservoir. Please keep mind any damage from use of the french press hack is not eligible under our warranty.

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