CBD is becoming more and more popular thanks to its many properties and benefits on our body. In fact, the market is full of CBD products and its use is becoming trendy in recent times. On the other hand, contrary to THC, CBD doesn’t hold any psychoactive properties, that’s why it is legal in most places.
There are different ways to consume CBD, you can ingest CBD oil or add it to your foods in many recipes. Moreover, you can vape CBD or use it directly on your skin. In this article, we’ll focus on the topical use of CBD and we’ll show you how to make your own CBD cream.
Topical Use of CBD
There are different CBD products that you can use on your skin, including oils, lubricants, creams, etc. Typically, these types of products are used to ease a variety of skin conditions such as inflammation and irritation. Additionally, CBD topical products can be used to alleviate pain, when you apply them directly in the painful area.
On the other hand, some studies have shown promising beneficial results of cannabis creams in conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and muscle inflammation.
How Does CBD Act on Your Skin?
When you apply CBD oil or cream over your skin, the cannabinoids will interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are located all over your body. These receptors belong to the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for many biological processes, such as appetite and pain.
To feel CBD creams properties, you should apply them directly on the painful area. Then, rub until you feel that the temperature of the skin goes up a bit. This way, your pores will open, and your skin will be able to absorb more product.
How to Make Your Own CBD Cream
Making your own CBD cream is not so difficult if you follow the below steps, so grab all the ingredients and get to it.
- 50 gr hemp buds (we recommend that you use hemp for its low THC and high CBD content)
- 300 ml olive oil (you can also use coconut oil for making your own CBD cream)
- 60 gr beeswax
- 100 ml of almond oil
- 100 ml rosemary oil
- 1l water
- Cooking pot
- A bowl
- Cheesecloth or gauze
- Recipients for the cream
- Put the hemp buds in a pot and pour the water and the olive (or coconut) oil. Start at a lower temperature and increase it until it reaches 200˚F (100˚C). Keep it at this temperature, but make sure it doesn’t boil. If it does, make sure it doesn’t boil for too long to keep the cannabinoids in optimum condition.
- Keep stirring the above for an hour and let it cool for a few minutes (it doesn’t need to be cold, just not too hot to avoid getting burned).
- Filter the liquid by pouring it through a cheesecloth or gauze into another bowl. You can repeat this process a few times to make sure there aren’t any hemp particles remaining.
- Leave the liquid in the fridge until it’s solid. You’ll notice that the solid oil will separate from the water on the top of the bowl.
- When the oil is solid enough, remove from the fridge. Then, make a hole in one side of the oil and pour the water through it. (You can discard all the water).
- Put the solid oil in a pot and heat at a low temperature until it’s liquid again.
- Now it’s time to add the almond and rosemary oils (you can also use lavender oil instead). Move all the ingredients together until you get a uniform mix.
- Then, add the beeswax to the mix and let it dissolve.
- When all elements are completely dissolved and mixed, pour the liquid into the recipients where you are going to keep the cream.
- Put the cream recipients with the liquid aside to cool.
- After a few minutes, the liquid will thicken into the cream and it will be ready to use on your skin.
How about you? Have you tried any CBD creams or topical products? What is your preferred way to consume CBD? Let us know in the comment section below.