Melt all ingredients over a double boiler except for essential oil
Here is a simple recipe for creating a customized cannabis topical salve.
1/4 cup olive oil
Place in desired container and cool completely
1 cup cannabis infused coconut oil (medicate the coconut oil deepening on your own cannabinoid needs and desired strength – here is our recipe for cannabis infused coconut oil)
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Cool mixture until partially solidified
Your salve can be customized to any strength that you need. Feel free to exchange the oils and butters in the recipe for products that work best for you. If you would like the salve to be vegan, make sure you avoid the beeswax and choose to use shea butter or cocoa butter instead.
1/4 cup beeswax, shea butter, or cocoa butter
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Cannabis can have healing properties in many forms. Topical lotions and salves have become increasingly popular over the months, so this blog will help shed some light on how to do it yourself. It’s easier than you think. Our trusted shop expert, Jenna, gives us some tips on how to make your own homemade cannabis salve.
As far as choosing flower it is up to you and your preference. For example, I use flowers high in THC that end up making a potent formula which helps with my pain and swelling. I then add in oils like arnica and other essential oils to give it more deep relieving effects. I personally have found using high-quality buds, and not trim or leaves, makes for a more balanced potent topical. I try and source flower that has gone through a third-party certification (Clean Green Certified, Certified Kind, or Dragonfly Earth Medicine) practices to make sure my medicine as clean as possible.
Add in the 2 teaspoons of sunflower or soy lecithin, then stir until blended.
Additional materials needed:
Straining your oil:
2 cups of coconut oil (or whichever oil you choose)
Place the filled jars in the refrigerator for an hour and a half or freezer for 40 minutes. This will help the oil cool and set more evenly. Additionally, this will help if you are using 2 different types of oil with different solidifying temperatures.
Cover the flower with another sheet of foil, making sure to fold over the edges to create a seal. Set your conventional or toaster oven to 260 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
Homemade cannabis salve recipe Cannabis can have healing properties in many forms. Topical lotions and salves have become increasingly popular over the months, so this blog will help shed some