How To Make Your Own Cheap And Effective Marijuana Salve & Cream Topical

This is probably something you haven’t heard of before, or at least not on a large scale. There are now people who are making their own topical cannabis-infused screams. This isn’t exactly a new concept as the use of cannabis-infused topical creams have been used for years and years now because their anti-inflammatory properties have been well known for a long time now.

If you’re at work and you want some hand pain relief from sitting at your desk all day, you obviously can’t whip out a joint or any kind of edible at work, so why not go with the safest thing? You can use a cannabis-infused balm or salve to put on your hands and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the pain goes away.

Cannabis infused topical creams are not only cheap but you can even make your own relatively easily.

How To Make Your Own Cannabis Salve

First thing’s first, we’re going to need some ingredients. 

  • You’ll need some CBD oil droplets and you might want to prepare a few of these drops ahead of time
  • A jar, preferably large enough to hold all the ingredients like a mason jar
  • A baking sheet and a saucepan (some people use a double boiler but saucepans are easier)
  • One-third a cup of bee wax
  • One and a half cups of coconut oil
  • The cannabis you’ll be using, you’ll need around 7 to 10 grams of it
  • A cheesecloth would be preferred 

The Preparation

You might want to do this while you’re getting all of your ingredients ready but you need to make sure your oven is set to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. After it’s nice and warm, place the baking sheet inside of the oven and spread your cannabis evenly throughout the sheet. Let the cannabis remain in there for about 30 minutes.

While this is going on, you should have a burner set to low heat (you don’t want it too hot) and you want to stir in your coconut oil on a saucepan. After 30 minutes, put your cannabis into the saucepan and mix the coconut oil and cannabis well for another 20 minutes. Remember to keep the heat low.

After the elapsed 20 minutes, put the cannabis and olive oil into a cheesecloth over top a jar. While that’s sitting there, you want to place the bee wax in the saucepan until it melts. Once it melts, stir in the cannabis infused coconut oil. When the combination has been thoroughly mixed, you can place them into a container and now you have your salve.

In order to turn this into an infused lotion, you’ll need to take additional steps but there are a lot of things you can do with this salve after it’s completed.

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Will Topical Cannabis Get Me High?

The short answer is no, or at least it shouldn’t. There’s nothing really that potent inside of topical cannabis and it’s not meant to get you high. There might be some THC still left in the mixture but you shouldn’t get any kind of psychoactive effects from it.

The point of the mixture is to treat wounds and relieve pain if you’re making topical cream with the intention of getting high, you’re probably making the wrong thing.

What Can Cannabis Topical Cream Treat?

There are a lot of people who swear by the remedies of topical cannabis creams. These are people who have:

  • Certain skin allergies or reactions to things they shouldn’t have touched, the topical can reduce inflammation and swelling
  • If you have dermatitis that constantly flares up, you can easily hide that with topical creams

There’s another less common use of topical cream and we can’t say we stand by it but we also can’t say there are negative side effects from it. Some people like to use topical cannabis cream as a lubricant and swear that it makes their sex life much more enjoyable. Whether this is scientific or not remains to be discovered.

There are many different cannabis topical creams out there and salve recipes but we’ve outlined the easiest recipe to make by a long shot.

Other recipes require far more ingredients, far more prep and they’re a bit more complicated. We’ve chosen something that’s new user-friendly and it’s pretty hard to screw up as long as you don’t overheat the saucepan.

Just remember that the point of topical cannabis cream is to treat wounds and relieve pain, it’s not to get high.