Cannabis lotion. Weed cream. THC lotion. CBD salve. They go by many names, and there is a lot of interest in using cannabis topically in the past years. And the main reason people use cannabis lotions is because it is amazing for localized pain relief. But there is much more a cannabis topical lotion can do.
Cannabis lotion is an interesting development that has come with legalization. With a localised application, sufferers can target specific areas of trouble, supporting pain relief and reducing inflammation.
How does it work
Cannabis infused lotions work by binding to your body’s network of CB2 receptors. These receptors are naturally found throughout your body and are activated by naturally occurring endocannabinoids.
You can simply take some cannabis lotion and directly apply it to the area you want relief. If you are using it to treat arthritis, eczema or other condition, always first talk to your doctor.
CBD lotion or Full cannabis plant, THC Lotion
Full cannabis Lotion with THC
There are numerous medical benefits when it comes to THC-infused topical. For starters, seeing that topicals are ‘area specific’ medication, you can treat a wide range of conditions with it. From pain and inflammation to alleviating itches, scratches or even bug bites.
This is because THC has a lot of medicinal properties, including;
- Anti-Bacterial Agent
- Anti-Viral Properties
- Anti-tumor properties
- Pain Reliever
Traditional lotions such as topicals do not produce the common “high” you get from smoking or ingesting cannabis products. This is due to the lotion not being able to breach your bloodstream. Lotions only penetrate your CB2 receptors.
CBD only lotion
CBD is another cannabinoid that has been making its round within the medical community. This is because it also provides a wealth of medical benefits including;
- Pain Reliever
- Anti-Tumor Properties
Similar to THC, CBD provides a lot of medical benefits to users. The only major difference between these two, apart from the chemical structure, is that CBD cannot get you high. In fact, CBD is the counter-weight to the euphoric effects of THC.
However, when you put these together they create a powerful combination that provides you with more health benefits.
Make your own cannabis lotion
If you ever made cannabis edibles before, making a cannabis lotion is a piece of cake for you. Even if you have never made cannabis edibles before, we have an easy to follow recipe on how to make either CBD lotion or Full cannabis lotion with THC.
If you are making a CBD only lotion, you will need a CBD oil, which you can purchase online or make your own. We use 200mg CBD in our recipe, but you can adjust the mg CBD to your own likes. If you want a full cannabis plant lotion with THC you will need 2 grams of Decarbed cannabis for this recipe.
- (For THC Lotion) 2 Grams of Decarbed Cannabis
- (For CBD Lotion) 200mg CBD Oil
- 1/2 Cup Almond Oil
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Beeswax
- 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
- 10 Drops Essential Oil
- In a strong mason jar, put in all your ingredients, and either 2 grams of Decarbed cannabis or 200mg CBD oil Depending which lotion you want to make.
- Place your mason jar in a pot with cold water and bring to a boil, take out the mason jar once everything is fully melted if making CBD lotion, or let boil for 2 hours if you are making THC lotion and squeeze out your cannabis.
- Let the melted oil cool down for a little bit in the fridge.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the liquid together till it becomes a lotion.
- Store lotion in a cool place.