Recipe for CBD Pain Relief Balm

Recipe for CBD Pain Relief Balm

Many plants can help soothe sore muscles and joints.
Many plants can help soothe sore muscles and joints.
Photograph of two tins of topical cannabis balm restin on top of a burlap-covered table. There is a wooden scoop filled with cannabis flower, and a fresh cannabis leaf next to the two tins.

Life can sometimes be a pain in the neck. Fortunately there are many plant allies that can help soothe sore muscles and joints. This CBD-rich balm is meant to penetrate into deeper tissues– with help from natural plant-based permeability enhancers– to help ease pain.

Equipment

  • Kitchen scale
  • Spice/coffee grinder
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Double boiler and/or crockpot
  • Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • One medium and several small glass jars for finished oil and topicals, preferably amber or other dark colors for the smaller jars

Ingredients

  • I/2 cup CBD topical base oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons beeswax pellets, or clean beeswax, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon menthol crystals (to enhance absorption and effect) 
  • 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 6 drops camphor oil

Directions

  1. Make CBD topical base oil.
  2. Warm CBD topical oil in a double boiler until just warm.
  3. Add shea butter, beeswax and menthol crystals and stir until dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm.
  5. Add essential oils and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Pour into small glass jars, label, date and store in a cool, dark place.

Dosage

Apply liberally to affected areas and rub in until completely absorbed. Use as needed. Discontinue if irritation or allergic reaction occurs.

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Melinda Misuraca is a Project CBD contributing writer with a past life as an old-school cannabis farmer specializing in CBD-rich cultivars. Her articles have appeared in High Times, Alternet, and several other publications.


Copyright, Project CBD. May not be reprinted without permission.


Revision date: 
Feb 26, 2020

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