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how to make salve from full spectrum cbd oil

In order to figure out the potency of the CBD oil you are using, you need to find the amount of mg of CBD in 1 ml. You can do this by dividing the total milligrams of CBD in the bottle by bottle size in ml.

Lavender essential oil is a workhorse and is a great option for your DIY CBD salve. It offers natural support for helping reduce anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps to name but a few.

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Beeswax is a solid option and emulsifies well. A vegan option is candelilla wax. If you use another wax, you may have to adjust the amounts as some waxes have different consistencies than others. For instance, carnauba wax is harder than beeswax, and you will need to use less while a soft floral wax means you’d likely want to add more. You can also experiment with using a combination of waxes to get the consistency and texture you want.

We recommend using a simple CBD oil as these are the easiest to mix into the salve evenly. Our Healing Rose CBD oils come in 1200 mg and 2400 mg / 1 oz bottles. That means that each ml of CBD oil has 50mg CBD.

A CBD salve is simply a topical CBD product that you put on your skin. CBD salves, including creams, ointments and balms, are fairly thick and semi-solid at room temperature because of the waxes or butters they contain that binds the ingredients together. One benefit of salves over other topical CBD products is that they tend to be shelf-stable and often include other beneficial ingredients like nourishing nut and seed oils or essential oils. Read on to learn how to make your own!

There are some ingredients you can add to a CBD balm to make it potentially more pain-relieving, especially for general muscle aches and conditions like arthritis. “Adding products such as menthol or emu oil can make a product that is good to use on muscle tenderness,” Bone suggested.

Keeping the balm sealed tightly in a glass jar in a cool, dark area should help maintain freshness and potency. Do not refrigerate or freeze CBD balms.

The steps for making your own CBD balm are as follows:

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Other natural ingredients and essential oils may also enhance the pain relief potential of a CBD balm:

In this step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to make your own CBD balm at home and how to choose the best ingredients for pain relief.

CBD balms, also called CBD salves, have become popular supplemental treatments for muscle pain, inflammation, and skin conditions. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

You’ll also need the following supplies: