A quality cannabis salve can provide natural relief for a variety of ailments. This blog post will teach you how to make a cannabis salve using just a few simple ingredients.
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Gather your supplies
You will need the following supplies: 1 cup of coconut oil, 1 ounce of beeswax, 1 ounce of cannabutter, 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 10 drops of essential oil (optional). The first step is to gather all of your supplies. Make sure you have everything you need before you start.
1 cup of coconut oil
You’ll need: 1 cup of coconut oil, 1 cup of cannabutter, 1 cup of beeswax, 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (optional), 1 tablespoon of sunflower lecithin (optional), and your chosen essential oils for fragrance (optional).
If you don’t have cannabutter on hand, you can make it easily by following these instructions. You’ll need: 1 cup of butter, ½ ounce of ground cannabis, a double boiler, cheesecloth, and a storage container.
1 ounce of beeswax
You’ll need 1 ounce of beeswax for every 2 ounces of oil you use. You can buy beeswax pellets, which are easy to measure and melt, or you can buy a block of beeswax and use a grater to get the right amount. If you go the block route, make sure to get naturalbeeswax rather than bleached beeswax, which has chemicals in it. You can find beeswax at most craft stores, or you can order it online.
2 ounces of oil
1/8th ounce of cannabis
In order to make a small batch of cannabis salve, you will need the following supplies:
-1/8th ounce of cannabis
-1/2 cup of coconut oil
-1/4 cup of beeswax
-Glass jar or tin for storage
Decarb your cannabis
If you want to make a topical cannabis salve, the first thing you need to do is decarb your cannabis. This process activates the THC in the cannabis and makes it more potent. You will need to decarb your cannabis if you want to get the most out of it.
Preheat your oven to 245 degrees F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread your ground cannabis evenly across the surface. Place the baking sheet in the oven and set a timer for 45 minutes. This low temperature will activate the THC and CBD in your cannabis without burning off these precious cannabinoids. When the timer goes off, remove your baking sheet from the oven and let it cool.
Break your cannabis into small pieces and spread it onto a baking sheet
One of the most important steps in making a cannabis salve is to decarb your weed. This process is essential in activating the THC in the cannabis so that it will be effective in providing pain relief.
To decarb your cannabis, you will need to break it into small pieces and spread it onto a baking sheet. Then, you will need to bake it in an oven at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30-40 minutes. Once the cannabis has been decarbed, you can then add it to your salve recipe.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes
Preheat oven to 245°F (120°C). Place cannabis in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet, or line with parchment paper. Spread evenly. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Let the cannabis cool before handling
Be careful when handling the cannabis after it has been heated. The oil and plant matter will be hot enough to cause burns. Allow it to cool for at least five minutes before attempting to remove it from the oven or stove top.
Make your salve
This cannabis salve recipe is a great way to get started with making your own topicals. Topicals are cannabis-infused oils, lotions, and balms that are applied to the skin for relief of pain, inflammation, and other local ailments. This salve recipe is a really simple one that only requires a few ingredients.
Add the coconut oil and beeswax to a double boiler or a glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water
In a double boiler or a glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water, add the coconut oil and beeswax. Stir until the beeswax is melted, then remove from heat.
Stir in the cannabis oil and vitamin E oil, if using. Pour into a clean, dry jar or container. Allow to cool completely before sealing with a lid.
Stir until the beeswax is melted
Stir the mixture until the beeswax is melted. You can use a chopstick or other utensil to help you do this. The beeswax will take a little while to melt, so be patient. Once it’s melted, add in the essential oils and vitamin E oil, if desired. Stir well to combine, then remove from heat.
Remove from heat and add the decarbed cannabis
Now that your oil and beeswax has melted, you need to remove it from the heat. Be sure to do this step quickly so your mixture doesn’t start to cool and harden.
With your oil and beeswax removed from the heat, it’s time to add in your decarbed cannabis. Stir it in well so that it’s evenly dispersed in the mixture.
Stir until all the cannabis is fully saturated with oil
Cannabis Salve Recipe
-1/2 cup of coconut oil
-1/2 cup of olive oil
-1/4 cup of beeswax
-1/4 cup of Shea butter
-1 ounce of cannabis flower or 1/4 ounce of cannabis concentrate
1. grind the cannabis coarsely and set aside
2. Melt the coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and Shea butter in a double boiler or a heat safe bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
3. Stir until all the ingredients are melted and combined.
4. Add the ground cannabis and stir until all the cannabis is fully saturated with oil.
5. Remove from heat and pour into a heat safe container.
6. Allow the salve to cool and solidify completely before using
Pour into a clean, dry jar and let it cool completely before sealing
If you used the stovetop method, pour into a clean, dry jar and let it cool completely before sealing. If you used the crockpot method, simply remove the lid once it’s cooled and let it solidify. It will take several hours for your salve to solidify, so be patient! Once it’s solid, you can put a lid on it and store in a cool, dark place.
Use as needed
This easy recipe for a cannabis salve can be used to soothe muscles and joints, as well as minor cuts and scrapes. You can make a small batch to keep on hand for first aid, or a larger batch to share with family and friends. This salve can also be used as a facial moisturizer or a hand cream.
Apply a small amount to the affected area as needed
Cannabis salves are a topical form of cannabis that can be used to treat various skin conditions and pain relief. They are made with CBD or THC oil and other ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils. Cannabis salves are easy to make at home and only require a few ingredients.
To make a cannabis salve, start by mixing CBD or THC oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Then, add Beeswax to the mixture and heat it until the beeswax has melted. Once the beeswax has melted, add essential oils to the mixture and stir until combined. Pour the mixture into a jar or container and let it cool before using it on your skin.
Store in a cool, dark place
Cannabis salves are a great way to use the herb topically, and they can be easily made at home with just a few simple ingredients. The key to making a good salve is to find the right ratio of cannabis to other oils, and this can be a bit of trial and error. Once you’ve got the perfect ratio, store your salve in a cool, dark place and enjoy it for up to six months.