Note: Keep the heat very low, especially when using a saucepan and not a double boiler–if the heat gets too high, you’ll scorch the cannabis and burn off the THC, decreasing the oil’s potency. This is especially pertinent if you’re using olive oil in your recipe, as olive oil has a lower smoke point than other oils.
Keep in mind that your lotion will still be fairly thick, so we don’t recommend trying to put it in a lotion pump.
In the same saucepan or double boiler, add the beeswax and heat until it is melted. As the beeswax melts, slowly add the infused coconut oil.
Making your own cannabis-infused topical lotions and salves is not as difficult as you might think. If you’ve ever made cannabis-infused butter or oil, the recipe is remarkably similar and can be used in a variety of ways.
After 25 minutes, remove from heat and pour the mixture through a cheesecloth into the jar. Set aside.
In either a pot or double-boiler, add ⅓ cup of beeswax. Heat until it is completely melted. Now turn down the heat to low. Next, stir in 1.5 cups of strained cannabis coconut oil and ⅓ cup olive oil. Now is the time to add the optional vitamin E plus a few drops of optional essential oils as well. Stir until everything looks completely combined. Once it is, quickly remove the liquid salve from the heat and transfer it into your storage containers of choice.
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Note: Sometimes, the surface of the salve may crack just a little bit as it cools. See the photos below. I have found that salve in our 2-ounce glass containers don’t crack, but larger volumes may. This is really only an aesthetic “issue” if you care. Personally, I don’t mind. It disappears as soon as you begin to dig in and use it!
Step 4) Cool & Store
Personally, I like to rub a little cannabis salve on my tight and sore neck muscles, shoulders, wrists, knees, elbows, ankles, bottom of my feet, and behind my ears. Hey, all this gardening (and sitting to blog) does a number on my body!
The healing properties of your homemade cannabis salve may vary slightly depending on what type of cannabis you use. In general, cannabis salve can be used to treat or relieve the following :
If you tuned into our “How to Make Cannabis Oil” tutorial, you will recognize these steps. The process is virtually the same, except we are going to use slightly more coconut oil here. If you’re interested in making medicated edibles, check out that article!
It is best to store your finished cannabis salve in a cool dark location because light degrades cannabinoids. The amber and cobalt jars we use block UV light, which protects the salve if I leave it out.
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Making your own CBD massage oil is easy with CBD products from Medical Marijuana, Inc. Using our CBD oils or CBD isolate, you can craft your own massage oil, giving you control over the ingredients. This way, you can add essential oils and aromatherapy benefits to your massage oil.
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With an eye towards the benefits of CBD, its use as an enhancement for massages makes sense. The advantages of hemp oil go far beyond CBD, though. When you use a full spectrum CBD oil to create your CBD massage oil, you will also take advantage of the many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help nourish your skin.
Massage can be a great way to address sore muscles and combat stress. Soothing massage experience that will help you feel relaxed and your muscles feel loose.
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