04 Oct How to make a Salve with CBD Oil?
With the changing trends, using CBD oil as a medicine has become quite prominent. One of the best ways of using CBD oil is through salve. Although it has limited usage, its effectiveness is far higher for skin-related issues.
For people unaware of the benefits associated with salve, here are a few: Reduction of inflammation, Solution to joint pains, and soothing the skin irritation.
Let’s start with the basic understanding of salve and then proceed to produce salve with CBD oil.
What is cannabis salve?
Cannabis Salve is the name given to the use of CBD oil in the cream form. Usually, it has other ingredients added to it to make a full-fledge solution for skin usage. Ointments, balms, and creams all fall under this main category. Besides, you can expect your salve to be sustainable without extra effort.
How does salve work?
Like our other body systems, we have an Endocannabinoid System too. The purpose of this system is to interact with cannabinoid compounds acquired by the body both internally and externally – this includes the cannabis salve as well.
THC, CBD, and other cannabis compounds present in this special salve activate the local receptors of the Endocannabinoid System in our body, allowing you to get the benefits for your skin and joints. But don’t worry, you won’t have to experience the typical high you will face by consuming THC in the other forms.
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Things you’ll need to create cannabis salve:
To create your salve from CBD oil, you need:
- CBD oil or raw cannabis or its decarboxylate version
- ½ cup Coconut oil
- 1/3rd cup Olive oil
- 1/3rd cup Beewax
- Essential oil (if you want the specific benefits and aroma)
- Mixing bowls
- Double boiler
- Glass jars
- Probe thermometer
Below is the step by step process to get to the magic salve:
Make decarboxylated cannabis:
Decarboxylated cannabis can prove to be an active agent in the salve, providing you better and more benefits.
If you have decarboxylated your cannabis already, then you should grind the cannabis into small pieces. Put it on the baking sheet and heat it in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 250 Fahrenheit.
Produce the Cannabis-infused oil:
- You’ll require the double boiling method here. Keep on checking the temperature with the thermometer and keep it under $200.
- Add water in the lower pain and 1.5 cups of coconut oil in the upper one. Provide heat until the oil attains the liquid shape.
- Mix decarboxylated cannabis with this oil (7-10g).
- Continue heating with occasional stirring.
- Keep the heat low. The entire process would take 30-60 minutes.
- Strain the mixture using the cheesecloth, and you’ll get your cannabis-infused oil ready.
Now when you have all the raw materials prepared, you have to mix them. Make sure to use the coconut and cannabis oil mixture in the liquid form. If it has already solidified, then use the double boiler method to make it liquid again. While providing heat, make sure to avoid unnecessary heat or the rise in temperature because it will destroy the cannabis compounds.
Melt beeswax and add the cannabis oil mixture to it. Stir it to make the mixture smooth. If you want, you can add any essential oil you want at this stage. Stir well so that the entire mixture gets an even texture.
Store it in a container. Let it cool before using. You must select a cool dark place for keeping the prepared salve. Besides, you must save it from UV rays.
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This is the simple process of creating the cannabis salve that can prove beneficial for skin and joint problems in individuals.