While recreational cannabis has an assortment of incredible health benefits and advantageous uses, cannabis-infused topicals are a prominent new trend that has emerged to the spotlight to treat pain and expand the parametres of wellness. When you buy cannabis topicals online, you’re able to take care of all your needs and alignments using various body products — all-natural lip balm, headache roll-ons and even infused bath bombs — that have the ability to soothe and heal everyday pains, aches and discomforts. Needless to say, for the experienced cannabiseurs that want to see what all the buzz is about, this step-by-step guide will help you to craft your own homemade salves and body lotions rather than buy cannabis topicals online. So, how’s it done?
How to make cannabis salve
You will need the following ingredients to make a homemade cannabis salve:
- 7-10 grams of ground, dried cannabis
- 1 ⅓ cups of coconut oil
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup beeswax
- 1 baking sheet
- 1 saucepan
- 1 jar
- 1 cheesecloth
- A few drops of essential oil
Preheat your oven to 115 °C (240 °F) and start by spreading your ground, dried cannabis onto the baking sheet. Once the oven is ready, place your cannabis into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes to decarboxylate (you don’t want to consume raw cannabis). While your tray is baking, place your coconut oil and olive oil into a saucepan over low heat and stir. Then remove your cannabis from the oven and mix it with the heated oils. Maintain stirring on low heat in the saucepan for about 20 minutes. Be sure to keep the heat down low so that you don’t scorch the cannabis or burn off any THC. Next, add the beeswax to the mixture. Once everything has simmered together nicely, you can add the essential oils to the blend (lavender and peppermint are always good choices). Just a few drops should do the trick.
How to make cannabis-infused lotion
The above process is the same for those who’re wanting to turn their salve into a cannabis-infused cream, except they will need to also add:
- 1 cup of aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 2 tablespoons shea/cocoa butter
The mixture will be fairly thick, however, adding extra olive oil has the ability to soften it down a bit.
Well, there you have it! Your very own cannabis topicals. You can even buy cannabis topicals online to compare how well you made your own signature salve.
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