Using Cannabis Topically
There are lots of ways to use cannabidiol (CBD), but if you’re looking for relief from aches and pains or help with skin conditions, a topical might be your best bet. A CBD topical is any cream, lotion, or salve that’s infused with CBD and can be applied directly to the skin.
While research on CBD is still in its early stages, the little we do know about CBD topicals is promising. A 2016 studyTrusted Source done on rats discovered that topical applications of CBD could help manage pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
The American Academy of Dermatology even suggested using topical CBD products as an adjunct measure for acne, eczema, and psoriasis at their annual meeting in 2018.
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Making your Own Cannabis Topical
Using Licensed Producer Supplied Cannabis Oil
To start – because it’s not a guarantee that topical CBD will be effective for you – we recommend you mix a small amount together so you don’t waste your product.
- 1 tablespoon of cream, essential oil, etc. (any kind, suggested to use something very scent-heavy to reduce amount of cannabis you smell once applying)
- ½ tbp (teaspoon)/2mL of CBD oil
Blend together in a bowl, use on skin where pain is severe. Wait at least an hour before determining whether the cream is effective
If the cream is effective and you’d like to make a larger batch, we recommend this recipe:
Bottle of CBD oil (use below equivalency chart to determine how much to use) mixed with at least 200mL of cream, or 1 bottle of essential oil
Example: 40mL bottle of CBD oil = 400mL of cream
If you have questions about purchasing a cannabis topical, or making your own contact MMC anytime at 1-844-312-5143 or email@example.com