CBD Salve Made In Your Own Kitchen
Learn how to easily make potent and healing homemade CBD salve at home…CBD / Cannabis salve can help reduce inflammation, soothe skin irritation, relieve joint pain, eczema, psoriasis, and more. The recipe and easy to follow instructions are contained within this Youtube Movie.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Decarb Time (if not already done): 25 min.
A double-boiler, or make-shift double boiler.
Fine mesh strainer
Glass bowl or Large Glass Measuring Cup
Small glass storage jars, or salve thins (1-2 oz. in size)
A baking sheet, if not using already-decarboxylated hemp or cannabis
Ingredients for CD Salve:
1.5 cup Coconut oil
1 cup Loosely ground decarboxylated cannabis (about 7-10 grams of raw hemp or cannabis. Additional 5 grams of raw cannabis, dried and cured.
1/3 cup of Olive oil.
1/3 cup Beeswax (may use organic soy wax, candelilla wax, or carnauba wax
1 tsp Vitamin E oil, or 1 TBSP shea butter (optional)
10 drops of essential oils of choice (optional)
Grind or tear up the hemp leaves into fairly small pieces. Spread it evenly on a baking sheet, and heat it in the oven on 250°F for 25-35 minutes.
Add water to the bottom pan of your double-boiler. Now add 1.5 cup of coconut oil to the top section of the double-boiler. Heat until it melts.
Stir in 7-10 grams of decarboxylated hemp into the melted oil. Feel free to also include an optional few grams of raw ground cannabis if you desire.
Continue to heat (SLOW and LOW) the hemp and oil over a low heat for 30 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use a probe thermometer to check the temperature. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain the oil below 200°F. (We aim for 130 to 150°F, and infuse for one hour)
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.
Keep the strained hemp oil aside for now. It will be added to the salve mixture soon.
Mix Salve Ingredients
If you’re using solidified hemp-infused coconut oil that you previously made, I highly suggest mixing everything in a double-boiler once again (since you’ll need to heat it longer and hotter to re-melt your oil). OR, if you just made your hemp oil and it is still liquified, you can do this step straight in a pot on the stove – keeping the heat as low as possible once the cannabis coconut oil is added.
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.
Next, stir in 1.5 cups of strained hemp-infused coconut oil and ⅓ cup olive oil, along with optional vitamin E plus a few drops of optional essential oils as well.
Stir until everything looks completely combined. Once it is, quickly remove the liquid salve from the heat and transfer it into your storage containers of choice.
The cannabis salve will harden as it cools, and then it is ready to use!
Storing & Using Cannabis Salve
Store the finished cannabis salve in a cool dark location because light degrades cannabinoids (amber/colbalt glass jars or salve tins will block UV). Keep out of reach from children.