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Add the beeswax to the oil and stir often. A wooden skewer works well as a stir stick.
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Hi Kristine, I have never worked with commercial CBD oil, so unfortunately I’m not sure what happened. What are the ingredients of the CBD oil? If it is pure oil extract, that is a whole lot different than an infused vegetable oil, which is what I use here. Beeswax and shea butter will readily melt into vegetable oils over heat. There may have been water in it, or alcohol, or something that would inhibit thorough mixing. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you!
Yes, if you click the “print recipe” button in the recipe card you should be able to print the CBD salve recipe.
Hi I followed your recipe and I’m trying to figure how much milligrams of CBD is this. I made my own cbd infused oil and added the Shea butter and beeswax.
When it is ready, I pour the liquid salve straight into these 2 ounce glass jars, or these 4 ounce glass jars. You can also use these shallow wide aluminum salve tins. The cannabis salve will harden as it cools, and then it is ready to use!
When stored in ideal cool and dark conditions, homemade cannabis salve should last up to a year. The potency will only slightly decrease during this time. I try to use clean hands when I dig into my salve jars, to avoid introducing any contamination that could make it potentially mold or spoil faster. You could also use a salve spoon.
That is where a double-boiler comes in handy! Even over the lowest flame, heating oil in a pot directly on the stove is much more difficult to prevent overheating, and can create “hot spots” – destroying our precious cannabinoids.
Step 4) Cool & Store
Did you know we all have an Endocannabinoid System? Yep. Just like we have an endocrine system, immune system, digestive system, and so on. Our bodies have natural receptors, literally made to interact with cannabinoid compounds. This includes both internal, naturally-synthesized cannabinoids and those from external sources – like those from marijuana or hemp. Neat, huh?
I suggest monitoring the oil temperature with a probe thermometer if possible. Because oils have a higher boiling point (or “smoke point”) than water, the oil will not appear to be as hot as it really is! For example, the oil may be well over 212 degrees but not visibly bubble and boil like water would at the same temperature.
When cannabis is added to salve as an ingredient… voila! You’ve got yourself a cannabis salve. The most common way to add cannabis to a salve recipe is to create a cannabis-infused oil first, and then combine the oil with the other salve ingredients.
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Melinda Misuraca is a Project CBD contributing writer with a past life as an old-school cannabis farmer specializing in CBD -rich cultivars. Her articles have appeared in High Times, Alternet, and several other publications.
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