Check out this blog post to learn how to make your own cannabis balm at home! This all-natural remedy can be used to treat a variety of conditions.
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Cannabis balm is a natural ointment made from infusing oil with cannabis. It can be used to relieve pain, inflammation, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Cannabis balm can also be used as a lip balm or cuticle cream.
To make cannabis balm, you will need:
-1/2 cup (120 ml) of coconut oil
-1/2 ounce (14 grams) of dried cannabis
-1 teaspoon (5 ml) of vitamin E oil (optional)
-10 drops of essential oil (optional)
1. Place the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the cannabis and stir well.
2. Simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not let the mixture boil.
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the vitamin E oil and essential oil, if using.
4. Pour into a clean jar or container and store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.
What You Will Need
1. 1/4 cup of beeswax
2. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
3. 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4. 1 tablespoon of cannabutter
5. 20 drops of essential oil (optional)
6. A double boiler or a saucepan and a heat-safe bowl that fits snugly inside the saucepan
7. A wooden spoon or spatula
8. A mason jar or other container for storing the balm
The Balm-Making Process
The first step in making your own cannabis balm is to decarb your weed. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to convert THCA into THC. THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high, while THCA is the cannabinoid that doesn’t.
To decarb your weed, preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread out your weed on a baking sheet and bake it for 40-60 minutes, stirring it around every 20 minutes or so. Once your weed is finished decarbing, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
The next step is to infuse your coconut oil with cannabis. The most common method is to use a double boiler. Simply fill the bottom pot of your double boiler with water and place the bowl of coconut oil on top. Add your decarbed weed to the bowl of oil and stir gently.
Turn on the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Keep an eye on the water in the bottom pot; if it starts to boil off, add more water. Once you’ve reached the 3-4 hour mark, remove the bowl of infused coconut oil from the double boiler and let it cool slightly.
Once your infused coconut oil has cooled slightly, add it to a blender along withbeeswaxand any essential oils you’d like to use for scent (we like lavender or eucalyptus). Blend on low until everything is well combined, then pour into a glass jar or container and allow it to cool completely before using.
Tips for Using Your Cannabis Balm
Now that you know how to make cannabis balm, it’s time to put it to good use. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your homemade topical:
-Store your cannabis balm in a cool, dark place. Heat and light can degrade the quality of your balm over time.
-Before using cannabis balm on your skin, do a patch test on a small area to check for any allergies or sensitivities.
-Cannabis balm can be used as often as needed. Apply it topically to the area of pain or discomfort as needed for relief.
-This balm can be used on its own or in conjunction with other topical products like lotions or creams.
-Cannabis balm can also be used to relieve dryness, itchiness, and inflammation associated with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Now that you know how to make a cannabis balm, it’s time to put it to good use! Thisbalm can be used for all sorts of things, from relieving muscle pain to soothingdry skin. Keep it in a cool, dark place and enjoy using it as needed.