making cbd salve

Making cbd salve

Experiment with different textures, fragrances and even different doses of CBD oil to find the right dosing for you.

Using a CBD salve could literally not be easier! Once you have the perfect salve for you, apply to any areas that are needing some extra love.

How to use CBD salve

Mango butter: this butter is a personal fave and for good reason. It is a high-quality moisturizer that contains high amounts of vitamin C to help boost skin while keeping fine lines at bay.

This is typically the texture of a balm, they usually contain a higher ratio of a waxy base which causes them to be more solid, this makes balms great for small areas of the body that you want small applications to such as the lips, or for more targeted and massage like applications such as sore muscles.

CBD salve uses

It is also antibacterial and high in vitamin A which can support cell regeneration. That makes this ingredient one to have around for dry winter skin or chapped summer irritation!

Making cbd salve

It is best to store your finished cannabis salve in a cool dark location because light degrades cannabinoids. The amber and cobalt jars we use block UV light, which protects the salve if I leave it out.

Read along to learn how to make cannabis salve in 4 simple steps. With this recipe, you can use marijuana, hemp, high CBD, high THC, raw cannabis, decarbed cannabis, or any combination thereof! (Depending on what is legal and available in your area of course.) Let’s talk about benefits of each of those, how cannabis salve works, and what awesome healing potential it has.

However, some folks may not like the appearance of the cracks – particularly if the cannabis salve is going to be sold or given as a gift. To avoid settling cracks, put the cannabis salve in a mixing bowl before transferring it into a storage container. Allow it to only partially cool and solidify, whip and mix it up, and then pack into your containers.

When making cannabis oil, it is important to not overheat it. Because we are starting with already-decarboxylated cannabis, maintaining a lower temperature will preserve the already-active THC and CBD content as well as the terpenes. Avoid heating it over 200 degrees F. 120 to 180°F is even better.

Step 4) Cool & Store

Step 5) Feel Good

Salves also typically contain waxes or butters to bind the ingredients and make them semi-solid at room temperature. Beeswax is a popular option because it is readily available, easy to work with (especially when purchased in pastilles), and creates perfectly smooth results. See the ingredient list below for recommended vegan substitutions.

Personally, I like to rub a little cannabis salve on my tight and sore neck muscles, shoulders, wrists, knees, elbows, ankles, bottom of my feet, and behind my ears. Hey, all this gardening (and sitting to blog) does a number on my body!

What is Cannabis Salve

Maybe we need to step back a moment. How about, “what is a salve?”. A salve is simply the term for a healing solution that you put on your skin, including creams, ointments, or balms. Generally, salves are fairly thick, shelf-stable, and include nourishing oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, or others.

Considering all of this, we like to use both decarbed and raw organic cannabis (containing both THC and CBD) to create a full-spectrum, well-rounded, ultra-healing finished product.