Making your own cannabis medicine may have been one of your unfulfilled marijuana dreams. Up until now. This DIY marijuana ointment herbal lady is an easy to prepare cannabis topical that can help you treat various health conditions.
Marijuana Dreams: Herbal Lady Marijuana Ointment
Cannabis can have many medical benefits for your body. Most of us are only aware of the psychoactive dimension of this beloved substance, but what about its benefits to the skin, or pain relief properties?
Unknown to many of us, application of cannabis in the skin can help relieve inflammation, skin discomfort, tenderness, pain and other symptoms. And according to popular science research, cannabis can also have an anti-aging effect.
We can enjoy these skin benefits of cannabis through products such as cannabis-infused ointments, creams, balms, liniments and other topicals. Later in this article, we will also help you create your own DIY herbal lady marijuana ointment, which is simple to make and can be applied for various skin issues that may be a struggle for you.
Why it's Special?
One of the benefits of this DIY marijuana ointment is that it allows you to enjoy the healing benefits of marijuana without the adverse effects frequently experienced when smoking or consuming cannabis through edibles and drinks. Marijuana ointments also give out a good dose of cannabis without the need to consume cannabis directly.
Creating a DIY marijuana ointment within the comforts of your home will allow you to adjust cannabis doses and will allow your favorite strains to heal your skin. As good as marijuana dreams can get!
Topical products infused with cannabis are also a perfect alternative to other pain medicines that often result in adverse effects. Over-the-counter painkillers have more systemic adverse effects than its actual local pain-relieving effects. Topical cannabis may actually be useful for people suffering from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or chronic back pain. Learn more about the various medical effects of cannabis here.
You can create a cannabis ointment with a recipe that is based on your preference and needs. You can also design one based on cannabinoid levels that are suitable for your medical condition. For example, if you want to relieve inflammation, CBD-heavy strains are a great option. On the other hand, high THC strains are a perfect option for chronic or acute pain.
One of the topical cannabis products you can do at home is a cannabis-infused coconut oil that can be used as a rub or a liniment for pain.
The Benefits of Topical Cannabis
Topical cannabis-infused products have actually risen in popularity recently, as they have been proven to relieve chronic pain and inflammation, pending formal clinical trials. Some of the more popular topical cannabis products are in the form of lotions, balms, or salves that can be applied directly to the skin. Since these are topical items, they won’t give a certain ‘high’ to the user, since it’s applied to the surface of the skin only.
Marijuana topicals are not only good for managing pain. They are also excellent in relieving dry, cracking, or irritated skin.
The CBD market has a wide assortment of topical marijuana products, so it’s not that hard to choose an appropriate product to treat your skin condition. Now, if you don’t want to buy a ready-made product, you can always make your own.
Your DIY marijuana ointment will differ in its effects depending on both the cannabis strain and oils that you might be using. Coconut oil and olive oil may be used depending on your taste; these oils are nutritious and have antioxidant properties. You can also create an aromatherapy experience out of this unordinary cooking experience by placing a few drops of an essential oil of your choice.
How Topical Cannabis Works
The body is made up of several systems such as the endocrine, nervous, and digestive system. These systems have organs that have special receptors designed to interact with cannabinoid compounds. These cannabinoid compounds include both those from the body and those that we take in, such as the cannabinoids from marijuana and hemp.
The cannabinoids present in topical cannabis attach to the skin and stimulate the endocannabinoid receptors there. These topical cannabinoids won’t reach the bloodstream; they only stimulate the endocannabinoid system of the skin, and won’t make you feel any ‘high’ whatsoever.
So, are you now excited to make your own marijuana ointment? Here’s how!
DIY Marijuana Ointment Recipe
- 1 cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil (this is coconut oil with cannabis; you will find recipes online for this; this product is also available in some cannabis stores);
- 60 ml cup of olive oil and 60 ml cup of beeswax, shea or cocoa butter;
- Depending on your taste, you can add essential oils of your choice (lavender is a perfect choice for relaxing effects, while tea tree and mint are anti-inflammatory).
- Heat all ingredients over a double burner, except for the essential oil;
- Remove the mixture from heat and add the essential oil;
- Cool the blend until it looks somewhat solidified;
- Whip the mixture with a hand or stick blender until it achieves a smooth, fluffy consistency;
- Place the mixture in an ointment or cream container and let it cool;
- Now, your DIY marijuana ointment is ready to be used!
Place a thin, even coating on a portion of your skin. Depending on the severity of your problem and the cannabis concentration, you should begin to feel the effects in 5 to 20 minutes. Repeat as necessary many times a day.
You can create your ointment in any strength you desire. You may also swap the oils and butters in the recipe with your choices. If you prefer a herbal ointment, you can use only shea butter or cocoa butter instead of beeswax.
Is This Going to Make me Smell like Marijuana?
Yes, but only a bit! This ointment may have the faint scent of cannabis, but nothing overwhelming. The smell of coconut is also noticeable. If you add essential oils to your recipe, this will help block the scent as well.
How Long Will This Last?
Homemade cannabis ointments can last up to a year if kept in the refrigerator and out of direct light. After a year, the potency may decrease slightly. When digging into your ointment container, make sure that your hands are clean. You may also use a spoon to prevent bacterial contamination, which can spoil your ointment.
We hope that this article about the herbal lady DIY marijuana ointment will satisfy your marijuana dreams and that you find it useful, entertaining, and insightful!