Have you discovered the wonderful benefits of marijuana-infused lip balm for your body and mind? If not, this amazing marijuana lip balm recipe will leave you wanting more. It’s great for relieving stress too – beyond feeding your lips. In this article, you will learn how to make your own lip balm at home with CBD or THC.
Imagine this: Your lips are dry and you are off to an event. The only thing you have on you is your CBD lip balm sitting in your purse. You pull it out and put it on. You soothe your lips with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and beeswax while you conveniently and discretely soothe your anxious energy with a micro-dose of high-quality CBD. Sound good?
Marijuana and CBD Lip Balm Effects
Some of the many positive effects associated with using marijuana lip balm include the following;
- Help soothe chapped lips
- Soothe cracked or sore lips
- Moisturize and heal lips
- Help ease anxiety and stress
- Can be used on other parts of the body for other skin ailments
5 Key Ingredients for an Amazing Marijuana Lip Balm Recipe
1. 2 Cups of Coconut Oil
Coconut or any thicker based oils are good to use to achieve the solid consistency needed for a decent lip balm. For a more fluid product, like a gloss, use olive, sunflower, or sesame oil. However, with liquid oils temperature is an issue to consider. For simplicity, coconut oil is the best ingredient
2. 2 cups of finely grinded marijuana OR CBD Concentrate
You may choose to use a CBD rich strain, as this will enhance the natural healing benefits of the lip balm. Alternatively, you can use any marijuana lying around the house.
3. 2 Ounces (About 16 grams) of Beeswax
Beeswax can be generally obtained from any organic store.
4. 1 Ounce (About 8 grams) of Shea butter
FYI, Shea Butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is often used in topical and cosmetic products, and to have the ability to help soothe and moisturize dry, cracked skin. Other benefits of shea butter include help with eczema, psoriasis, and similar skin irritations, and even boost collagen production and help fade scars.
5. 2 Drops of Essential Oils of Your Choice
This part is all up to personal preference. At this stage, it’s wise to be careful as some essential oils that are too strong, will take away the medical healing properties, for example mint. Some proven oils to use are lavender, rosemary, tea tree, myrrh, cinnamon, and vitamin-e oil. These choices are all known to enhance the healing properties. Tea tree, for one, is a natural antiseptic that be applied directly to skin. Lavender, on the other hand, will need to be diluted.
– Double boiler
– Cheese cloth for filtering
Now that you have your ingredients and utensils ready, let’s get down to business.
The Lip Balm Making Process
Step 1: Grinding and Baking
The first thing you want to do is grind your 28 grams, or approximately 2 cups, of marijuana. Make sure the cannabis is ground into very fine pieces without leaving any chunks behind. Place the grinded cannabis on a baking sheet, and put it in the oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Keep an eye out just in case so it doesn’t burn.
Step 2: Mixing and Boiling
Now it’s time to mix the coconut oil with the beeswax. Then, in a double boiler on low heat, be sure to stir the mixture continuously until fully blended and melted. Now it’s time to add the marijuana. Keep stirring your blend for 25 minutes to allow the THC to be absorbed into the oil. Add 1-2 drops of essential oil after everything is mixed well.
Step 3: Pouring and Straining
Use the cheese cloth to filter out any left-over marijuana leaves or unwanted rough material. Pour the hot mixture into your chosen containers. If you’re concerned about making a mess here, just put the cheesecloth into a funnel and use the funnel to contain the pouring. Pour your lip balm mixture into mason jars, tubes, or small metal containers.
Step 4: It’s time for storage
For the final step, be patient and leave the containers open in average room temperature for at least an hour. This will allow the mixture to cool down and begin to solidify. When soild, you can move your awesome batch of lip balm to the refrigerator, and the coolness will further help to harden it.
There you have it. By following these basic ingredients and four simple steps, you have completed the amazing marijuana lip balm recipe successfully.
How to Make CBD Lip Balm
You can use this exact same recipe to make a CBD version, with CBD concentrate or you can use a traditional CBD oil in this recipe. Whatever you choose, just be sure to adjust your coconut oil volume accordingly – that’s if you are changing the volume of CBD oil to be over 1 millilitre. If that sounds complicated, don’t stress. You can use your own logic for the ratios.
More Uses for Cannabis Topicals
While this cannabis balm recipe is primarily for the lips, it can also be used on other areas of the body or skin as well. Many people use cannabis topicals to relief all sorts of minor ailments like bug bites, scrapes and scratches, along with more serious skin conditions like psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Now, the only thing left for you to do is to enjoy your amazing marijuana lip balm!