I am a fan, and you promised a topical recipe a few weeks back, Will you provide it?
I really appreciate all of the feedback and the love from you and all the readers, and I am so sorry that it took so long for me to get back about the topical treatments Between harvest season and the holidays I barely had time to breathe. So thank you for being patient.
There have been a few requests for medicated topical recipes and I promised that I would be giving a couple options. This is how I medicate for pain, swelling, insomnia and anxiety without being mentally “medicated.”
The first one is an oil based topical balm, and the second is a ethyl alcohol topical spray. I personally prefer the balm because it doesn’t dry out my skin the way the alcohol based ones do, but to each his or her own. All of the recipes can be cut in half or a quarter, but I try to make large batches of the topical treatments due to the lengthy process.
Both recipes are versatile and feature a lot of additional herbs — all of which are optional — but each has its own medicinal purpose listed at the end of this article. Let me know how these recipes work for you in the comments section.
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– 4 cups olive oil
– 1 cup Coconut Oil
– 3 oz. Cannabis Leaf
– 1 oz. Cup Dried Rose Buds/Petals
– 1 oz. Dried Lavender
– 6 ml St. Johns Wort oil
– 3 ml of frankincense oil
– ½ – 1 cup of PURE beeswax (pastilles for easy melting, and amount will vary depending on desired consistency)
– 12 wide-mouth, mini mason jars.
• Grind herbs down to a fine powder.
• Heat coconut oil, olive oil, frankincense oil and herbs in a double boil using a glass HEAT SAFE bowl, covered, for 3-4 hours. Be sure that the oil never boils, only the water below at a low boil.
• Remove from heat, let steep for several hours.
• Strain through 4-5 layers of cheese cloth
• Mix the bees wax to the desired consistency. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can re-melt the balm and add more wax.
• Once it’s the texture you want, melt it down once more just enough to pour
3 oz. Cannabis leaf or flower
14 g lavender
1 handle of 100+ proof clear alcohol (ethyl over isopropyl whenever you can!)
Small spray bottle
• remove about ¼ of the bottle of alcohol and store for later use.
• Grind the cannabis and lavender down to a fine powder.
• Add the 3 oz. of cannabis to the bottle and store in a cool dark place for 1-2 months, shaking at least once a week to agitate the trichomes and infuse the alcohol.
• Strain through 4-5 layers of cheese cloth and replace the ¼ cup of alcohol that was separated in the beginning.
• Pour into spray bottles to apply.
St. Johns Wort: Has been used for treating wounds, sores, burns, ulcers, swellings, cramps, rheumatism, tumors, caked breasts, and other skin problems. It has also been used to treat sunburn (although people with fair skin should stay out of extended exposure to sunlight while taking St. Johns Wort because it might cause burns or blistering depending on exposure.)
Lavender: Is used in relieving stress. Lavender is a good disinfectant of wounds and burns. Having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, lavender oil can be used for treating headaches and muscle pain.
Rose Petals: Offers cooling sensation and can be used to clear toxins and help bring down fevers from rashes and inflammatory issues. Rose also has a natural uplifting and restoring effect on the nervous system.
Frankincense: For centuries, frankincense has been used to treat indigestion, insomnia, asthma, emphysema, congestion, and anxiety. It has also been used in treating respiratory or breathing conditions as well as skin inflammation, cuts, and in treating wrinkles. Often used for its aroma therapeutic, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties.