Level Up your bath and body game with Cannabis
You have probably seen them in stores, CBD infused soaps, candles, salves, and everything in between. Maybe you have even checked out the prices of the infused products and if you have you’ve probably been shocked. $15 for a bar of soap, $30 for a small candle, it is outrageous. What if we told you that you could easily make these products at home for a fraction of the cost and with greater potency than what you find stocked on the shelves in stores.
Cannabis-infused topicals are a natural and effective way to reduce muscle and joint pain, muscle fatigue, and inflammation. These products are also great at soothing skin and improving the lives if individuals living with eczema and acne.
When you’re making your own bath and body products there is an aspect to it that is purely adventure. You get to choose your own scents, colors, and blends and combine the aromatherapy of lavender oil with the healing properties of cannabis. You can add lemon oil to bring a glow to dull skin while naturally moisturizing with cannabis. Lemongrass can improve elasticity to skin and cannabis will help to smooth out rough bumps.
One of the greatest benefits that many people see with cannabis-infused topicals is that they are non-intoxicating. You will not get high and can still benefit from many of the great properties of cannabis.
here are primarily two ways to make soap at home. The 100% from scratch method uses oils and lye that you mix yourself at home. Be aware that lye can be very dangerous is improperly handled and if you choose this method make sure that you have the proper personal protective equipment.
Your second option is to purchase a soap base, which you then melt down, add your scents, color of choice, and cannabis oil. After all the mixing you pour your soap into its mold and chill. It is recommended that if you start making cannabis you go with the pure mixed soap melts as soap making with lye can take some time to learn to do properly and is fairly unforgiving.
You may be asking, what is a salve, a salve basically is the term that is used for a healing solution that you apply to your skin. Today they are called topicals, but these usually include balms, ointments, and creams. Generally speaking, salves are thick, shelf-stable, and are made with nourishing oils such as olive oil, almond oil, and coconut oil.
When making a salve at home it is recommended to use coconut oil, and this is probably the most common oil use. This is because coconut oil has a lot of saturated fat which will bind well with cannabinoids. Coconut oil is also highly moisturizing.
Another common ingredient in home made salves are waxes, such as beeswax, which acts as a binder and helps keep the salve in a semi-solid state while at room temperature. Beeswax is one of the most common binders used due to its availability and how easy it is to work with.
The final primary ingredient in a cannabis-infused salve is to add cannabis. The easiest way to do this is to create a cannabis-infused oil on your stove top, strain it, and then combine it with your other salve ingredients.
The cannabis-infused candle may be the ultimate form of aromatherapy. Combined with other essential oils it may bring about a higher state of relaxation than either cannabis alone or the essential oils alone. A cannabis-infused candle may even bring around deep states of relaxation for everyone in the home. Keep in mind that cannabis was first used as an incense before it was discovered that it could be used as an inhalant, and cannabis scented incense can still be found in shops all over the US.
To make a cannabis-infused candle the overall process is fairly simple. There is the 100% from scratch method, although there is no dangerous lye involved in making the candle. Simply melt down a wax of your choice, many people use bees wax, add your cannabis-infused oil and essential oils for smell and then pour into a mold with a wick.
If you wish to spruce up your candle you can choose soy wicks, mason jars, different styled vases, etc. No matter what you choose a cannabis-infused candle will make a great addition to your home and when burned will provide great relaxation benefits.
Everything about cannabis-infused bath and body products is about creativity and making something that fits your specific wants and needs. With all of the different essential oils out there you can customize your cannabis-infused products for any need in your home or maybe even your office.