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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cannabis Root Salve

One of the more popular posts on this blog is the liniment made from cannabis root. The drawback to using this is that it is so thin you sometimes spill more than you get on you. The solution to this is a salve which is easier to apply. I find that it takes a little longer to take effect than the liniment, but of course makes less mess. I recommend doubling the amount of roots that you would normally use.

Cannabis Root Salve

Start by making an infused oil.

Ingredients:
  • Ground dried cannabis roots
  • coconut or olive oil

Method:
Place ground dried roots in a crock-pot and cover with coconut or olive oil by an inch or two. Gently heat the mixture over very low heat for 4-5 hours. Allow to cool. Strain and pour into dry sterilized amber bottles. (I like using Worcestershire sauce bottles).

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz infused oil
  • 1 oz beeswax
  • vitamin E (as a preservative)
  • 10-20 drops essential oil (optional, I like peppermint)

Method:
Place infused oils and beeswax over a double boiler and warm over low heat until the wax melts.  Turn off the heat and add the essential oil and vitamin E.  Pour into a glass jar.
The consistency of the salve can be adjusted depending on your preferences.
Use less wax for a soft salve and more wax if you want a thicker salve.

Once it cools you can make adjustments by reheating and adding more oil or more wax until you get the consistency you want.