While your cannabis is in the oven, place your coconut and olive oil in the saucepan or double boiler over low heat and stir continuously.
And there you have it!
How to make a basic cannabis salve
To increase the fluidity of your cream, increase the amount of olive oil (or any other kind of oil–we recommend vitamin E oil or almond oil) in your mixture.
Preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and spread your dried ground cannabis on a baking sheet. When the oven is preheated, decarboxylate your cannabis in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Remove your decarboxylated cannabis from the oven and mix it into the coconut oil. Maintain a low heat and continue stirring the cannabis and oil mixture for 20 to 25 minutes.
When cannabis salve or medicated topicals are applied to our skin, the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids present in the solution penetrate the skin to bind and activate our localized endocannabinoid receptors. They won’t enter the bloodstream however, so topically-applied salve will not get you “high”.
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The beneficial effects of various cannabinoids. Chart courtesy of PotGuide
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!
The medicinal benefits of decarboxylated THC and CBD are well-documented. Both are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, high in antioxidants, relieve pain, relax muscles, and suppress tumor growth. This is especially true when they’re used and work together, known as the “entourage effect“. THC is a particularly powerful analgesic (pain-reliever). CBD has even more expansive healing applications, and can help relieve seizures, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. That said, we definitely want to reap those benefits and use decarbed cannabis in this salve recipe!
Are you interested in making yourself a CBD tincture-infused pain relief cream? Keep reading for recipes and instructions on how to prepare your pain relief cream right in your own home.
Want something more than just a general pain-relief cream? Using essential oils and other ingredients, you can separate your cream into different portions and make specific use creams. There are so many options out there that you can explore. Don’t believe us? Keep reading:
Recipe: CBD Infused Salve
There are a wild variety of ways to consume CBD products, but using them topically is a very popular method of pain relief. If you are trying to target a specific area then CBD is known for being great at dealing with that.
The article also mentions a wide variety of uses for CBD creams — not only for pain relief but for beauty and skin care purposes as well. There are a wealth of uses and health benefits for CBD, so why not use them all? Get the most bang for your buck.
Whether you battle with chronic pain on a day to day basis, or you suffer the aches and pains of ballin’ too hard or just getting older, we are all used to a little back pain here or knee pain there. That means we all can benefit from products that can actually make a difference.