Weed balm is a topical cannabis product that can have many therapeutic effects. Cannabis has been shown to help with inflammatory skin conditions, the pain of arthritis and other joint disorders, muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis or paraplegia, migraines, and tension headaches.
Before making weed balm, you will need to acquire some cannabis. You may choose to use dried leaves and flowers from a medical marijuana plant or other high – quality plants that have been grown with organic methods, but it is more difficult and expensive to get the same quality as what’s available at dispensaries. Dried leaves are affordable, so they can be used in a pinch when needed for recipes like this one! However, if you are using fresh cannabis (or just want better potency), make sure your flower has had time to dry before making weed balm because moisture causes mold growth which decreases its effectiveness.
1. What is weed balm and how does it work?
- Weed balm is a cannabis product made from the plant’s leaves and flowers. It can be applied directly to areas of skin affected by pain, inflammation, or muscle spasms. This means that people who are sensitive to smoke or heat can still reap the benefits of medical marijuana by using weed balm on their skin!
Instructions for making weed balm:
In order to make your own weed balm, you will need some ingredients like Shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax; as well as herbs with beneficial qualities such as lavender, chamomile, or peppermint essential oils. You will also need molds (silicone works best), containers with lids – all this should be available at many craft stores.
Take the coconut oil and heat it up until melted
Add beeswax to the melted butter, stirring well (add more if needed)
After that add herbs – this can be a small handful of fresh or dried herbs like lavender flowers or chamomile tea – these plants have relaxing qualities which will make your balm perfect for muscle aches and tension in sore joints; you will also need peppermint essential oils so keep some on hand!
Mix all ingredients together, pour into molds, and place them in a freezer for about an hour till set. You may store them at room temperature as long as they are kept sealed tightly but refrigerated weed balms stay solid longer.
How does cannabis work with the other ingredients?
Coconut oil is a popular ingredient in weed balm recipes because it is soothing and moisturizing. It also contains lauric acid which can help with pain, inflammation, fighting infections (including yeast), and boosting your immune system. Coconut oil aids in healthy hair growth as well! The beeswax creates an occlusive layer on the skin that locks moisture into the skin to keep it hydrated and supple; this wax can also be used for anti aging purposes thanks to its fatty acids like linoleic acid. Peppermint essential oils are great for muscle aches or headaches – they are cooling, refreshing, and have a long tradition of being helpful when dealing with minor pains from arthritis or sinusitis.
2. How to use weed balm
-Simply rub this ointment on your skin wherever you need relief. It is most often used for nerve pain, sore muscles, and headaches. If you want the scent of peppermint to be more intense, then apply it a few times before bed or when at home as well as during the day!
-Apply weed balm directly onto areas with muscle tension, knots, spasms, or injury.
-When applied near nose or eyes: Apply a small amount first – wait 20 minutes before applying more if needed – make sure not to touch these delicate spots while using weed balm so that there is no sensitization risk in case you would like to use other cannabis products later on such as edibles or tinctures! CBD topicals are used no differently than any other lotion or body balm. Take a small amount and apply it directly to the body part of your choice. Its effect is experienced locally at the site of application.
3. Weed balm safety precautions
-In case of skin irritation, rash, or redness: wash the affected area with soap and water.
-If there is eye contact: Rinse eyes thoroughly.
-When wearing clothes that have contacted weed balm on them: Wash clothes after applying to prevent staining.
-It can also be used as a base for your homemade cannabis tincture! This will help you make an edible cannabis product without needing any heat at all which means it is perfect for use in humid environments where minimal cooking can happen safely! Just add some dried marijuana flowers (or fresh) to a jar, top up with weed balm then seal tightly before shaking well until the contents are blended together nicely.
4. Cost of weed balm
-Cost of weed balm: $32 for the ingredients, plus your time and effort.
-Price per use: About 0.25 cents
The cost will depend on the ingredients used in making it as well as how much time and effort is put into creating the product. It usually costs around $32 – $40 depending on where you live and what type of oils/butter you need to use, plus a little more if any essential oils are needed. In addition to helping with physical pain, CBD balms may be beneficial for certain skin conditions. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology mentions that topical CBD products show potential for reducing inflammation that can contribute to acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
5. Where to buy weed balm
-Weed balms are available for purchase on Etsy, or you can make your own.
There are lots of ways to use cannabidiol (CBD), but if you are looking for relief from aches and pains or help with skin conditions, a topical might be your best bet. A CBD topical is any cream, lotion, or salve that’s infused with CBD and can be applied directly to the skin. Topical cannabis balm is most often used to treat:
-Muscle and joint pain
-Dry or chapped skin
-Bruises, cuts and scrapes
6. Who should not use weed balm
-Anyone person with a compromised immune system
-People who are breastfeeding