If you’re looking for a natural way to manage chronic pain, you may want to consider making a topical cannabis ointment. Topical cannabis ointments are gaining in popularity as an alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals, and they are relatively easy to make. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of topical cannabis ointment, the ingredients you’ll need to make it, and the steps you’ll need to take to make your own.
What are the Benefits of Topical Cannabis Ointment?
Topical cannabis ointments have been used for centuries to treat a variety of skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. More recently, they have been found to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antispasmodic benefits. This makes them a great choice for people suffering from chronic pain, as they provide relief without the side effects common to many pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, topical cannabis ointment is absorbed through the skin and does not enter the bloodstream, so it does not produce the same psychoactive effects as other cannabis products.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Topical Cannabis Ointment?
The ingredients you’ll need to make your own topical cannabis ointment are relatively simple. You’ll need cannabis-infused oil, beeswax, and essential oils, such as lavender or peppermint. Depending on what kind of ointment you’d like to make, you may also want to add other natural ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, and vitamin E oil.
How Do You Make Topical Cannabis Ointment?
Making your own topical cannabis ointment is relatively easy. The first step is to make your cannabis-infused oil. To do this, you’ll need to decarboxylate your cannabis. This will activate the compounds in the cannabis, allowing your body to absorb them more easily. To do this, preheat your oven to about 240°F, spread your cannabis on an oven-safe tray, and bake it for about 30 minutes. Once it’s finished baking, you can add it to a crock pot with your choice of oil (olive, coconut, or another high-fat oil). Heat the oil and cannabis over low heat for about two hours, stirring occasionally. Once the two hours are up, strain the oil through a cheesecloth and store it in an airtight container. Once you have your cannabis-infused oil, you’re ready to start making your ointment. Start by melting your beeswax in a double boiler over low heat. Once it’s melted, add your cannabis-infused oil, stirring until it’s well-combined. You can then add any essential oils you’d like for scent and other natural ingredients for texture. Once everything is well-combined, pour the mixture into a glass jar or tin and let it cool.
Your topical cannabis ointment is now ready to use. To apply, simply massage a small amount into the affected area. You can use it as needed, up to three times a day.
Making your own topical cannabis ointment is a great way to take advantage of the natural healing properties of cannabis. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you’ll be able to make your own ointment to help manage chronic pain. With the right ingredients and some patience, you’ll be able to make a topical cannabis ointment that will provide relief without the side effects of traditional pharmaceuticals.