Instructions for DIY Topical Cannabis Cream/Balm/Salve/Ointment

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The Recipe

  • 500gm Coconut Oil
  • 100gm Bee’s Wax
  • 100gm Shea Butter
  • 5gm Cannabis Resin
  • Optional - A few drops of your favourite essential oil to mask the cannabis scent.

The proportion of the ingredients effects the melting temperature of the cream, which affects how easily it spreads on the skin.

The Equipment

  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Liquid Thermometer
  • 1.5 Quart Storage Container (or several smaller containers)

The Process

Use the smallest burner on the stove.

Slowly heat the coconut oil, wax and shea butter in the sauce pan.

Keep the temperature below 100c (212F)

Gently and continuously stir until it is all melted into liquid.

Add the cannabis resin, and stir gently for a few more minutes.

Stir in up to 10 drops of your favourite essential oil. (Optional)

Turn the heat off, and let the liquid start to cool.

When it has cooled to about 55c (120F), carefully pour it into containers.