→ contains powerful antioxidants, which help protect your skin from harmful free radicals.
Once they’re both fully melted, remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool off for a few minutes, before adding the CBD extract. Stir well to make sure everything is equally mixed.
CBD for skin:
→ soothes skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne etc.
For me this brand is Endoca. They produce some of the highest quality CBD products in the world made from 100% organic hemp grown in Denmark.
All of their products are free from synthetics and pesticides.
Endoca applies strict quality control, is GMP certified and verified by third party laboratory testing.
They also supply hospitals with their CBD products, which says a lot about the quality.
I have noticed most of the above after a relatively short period. That’s amazing, because I am much into maintaining a fresh and youthful appearance and you know what a big role healthy skin plays in that!
Nowadays CBD is part of my regular skincare routine and I also take it orally.
Stir in 7-10 grams of decarboxylated cannabis into the melted oil. Feel free to also include an optional few grams of raw ground cannabis if you desire.
The cannabis salve will harden as it cools, and then it is ready to use!
When the time is up, line a strainer with cheesecloth and position it over a glass bowl. Pour the cannabis and oil mixture through the strainer. Gather the cheesecloth and gently squeeze out the excess oil from the cannabis. Warning: the oil will be hot, and your hands will get greasy! You may want to wear food-grade gloves.
In either a pot or double-boiler, add ⅓ cup of beeswax. Heat until it is completely melted. Now turn down the heat to low.
Keep the strained cannabis oil aside for now. It will be added to the salve mixture soon.
Topical solutions can activate the cannabinoid receptors in the epidermis, but they do not penetrate deeply into the skin, so they’re most effective for localized treatment. Transdermal cannabis solutions on the other hand, do penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. These solutions typically use some sort of chemical to penetrate the skin, and usually come in the form of a patch.
Cannabis topicals can provide some relief from skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and even joint pain like arthritis, due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids like CBD and THC. The health benefits of CBD are well-known these days, and CBD topical solutions are far more common than those containing THC.
Do cannabis topicals work — and can they get you high?
Alternately, because many salves call for using coconut oil in the base, if you have some cannabis-infused coconut oil on hand then you can save yourself this step.
Cannabis salves and balms don’t enter the bloodstream and cannot get you high. In fact, that’s one of the reasons some people are more likely to try topicals — they want certain therapeutic benefits of cannabis but don’t want to get high.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are some useful tips: When making cannabis salves — or purchasing them at a store — make sure to pay close attention to what goes into them. Don’t use anything that you may be allergic to, and make sure to only use the salve externally, especially if it contains potential irritants like menthol, lavender, or eucalyptus.