Yesterday I had shared a recipe for cannabis infused oil that I make and last night before dinner I was just getting ready to settle in to watch the newest episode of Vikings that we recorded the previous evening when Mr Golden D asked me if I had made the cannabis heat salve. Nope not yet. Well guess what he helped me make last night after dinner and some TV viewing? YUP... some cannabis heat salve for sore muscles and pain.
Cannabis Heat Salve Recipe
- Cannabis infused oil (I used about 3/4 cup of my fresh infused oil)
- 3-tablespoons beeswax
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can use more for extra heat but I have found this amount perfect this size recipe)
- Essential oil (optional- I used Ylang-Ylang) About 15-20 drops
And containers to hold the salve as it dries and hardens. The ones I used are from the Dollar Tree; in each package was two large round metal containers or four small ones. The large ones are 4-ounces and the small are 2-ounces.
Set up a double boiler on the stove top; and using a pint sized glass jar add the cannabis infused oil, the coconut oil and warm. Add the beeswax once the mixture is at a low simmer- DO NOT bring to boil. As the beeswax begins to melt, pour in the cayenne pepper and stir continuously until the beeswax has completely melted.
Once the beeswax has melted, carefully pour the liquified salve into the prepared containers. Let the salve sit for 24-hours to completely set up.
Ready to use after the curing time. Use small amounts at first to test if you can handle the heat that the cayenne pepper adds to the soothing heat salve. You can also omit the cayenne pepper and have a basic cannabis salve for sore muscles, aches and pains and even dry, cracked skin.
He sampled some last night (even though not completely cured and solid) on his neck and upper back/shoulder area, and within about 30 minutes he noticed a nice soothing relief of the stress, discomfort and muscle relaxation. He said the heat wasn't too hot and actually made him feel warm inside.
Using cannabis in a topical cannot be picked up during a drug test because it doesn't enter your blood stream (unless perhaps you use it on an open cut- not quite sure). but I did do some research