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.
The incredible health benefits and seemingly endless uses for cannabis are still being discovered, but one of the most prominent new trends is the emergence of cannabis-infused topicals.
Once the beeswax and coconut oils are thoroughly mixed, remove from heat and transfer into containers for your infused salve.
If you’re not sure what containers to use, many containers used for cannabis flower can also be used for topicals and lotions. Our personal favorite is the classic 4 oz. glass canning jar, easily bought in bulk and useful for a number of purposes.
Keep in mind that your lotion will still be fairly thick, so we don’t recommend trying to put it in a lotion pump.
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.
Apply liberally to affected areas and rub in until completely absorbed. Use as needed. Discontinue if irritation or allergic reaction occurs.
Life can sometimes be a pain in the neck. Fortunately there are many plant allies that can help soothe sore muscles and joints. This CBD -rich balm is meant to penetrate into deeper tissues– with help from natural plant-based permeability enhancers– to help ease pain.
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