How Do Marijuana-Infused Topical's Work?
Cannabis-infused lotions, salves, oils, sprays, and other transdermal methods of relief work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. These CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as “phytocannabinoids” (e.g., THC, CBD).

Even if a topical contains active THC, it still won’t induce that intense “high” you’d get from smoking or ingesting cannabis. With most topicals, cannabinoids can’t breach the bloodstream; they only penetrate to the system of CB2 receptors. Transdermal patches, however, do deliver cannabinoids to the bloodstream and could have psychoactive effects with a high enough THC content.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus has healing powers long recognized by native peoples, including the aboriginal people of Australia. This essential oil is derived from eucalyptus tree leaves native to Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia.

Eucalyptus essential oil contains anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and antiseptic properties, which provide significant relief from muscle and joint pain. It has cooling and refreshing effects, which may reduce stress and alleviate mental exhaustion:

Vetiver Essential Oil : #ad
This essential oil is derived from a type of grass called vetiver, or khus, that grows in India. Vetiver oil has been used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine to relieve rheumatism, arthritis, muscle pain, and headaches.

Vetiver essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties including the ability to reduce swelling, especially in the joints.

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Frankincense essential oil is derived from the gum resin of Boswellia trees, which grow primarily in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

This essential oil is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and a sedative. Typically, frankincense essential oil is an effective remedy for stress and discomfort.

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Lavender essential oil is extracted from the fragrant flowers of the lavender plant. The oil is a popular and versatile choice offering a range of benefits for total wellness. It acts as an anti-inflammatory that can relieve inflammation around joints. It also contains calming properties that may alleviate stress, relax the mind, and improve sleep quality.

Lemongrass Essential Oil: #ad
Lemongrass essential oil is steam distilled from the stems and leaves of lemongrass, which is native to Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

In Ayurvedic medicine, steam from boiling lemongrass is used to treat arthritic joints. The steam facilitates the absorption of the oil into the tissues to provide long-lasting relief from pain.

Spearmint: #ad
The anti-inflammatory and cooling properties of the spearmint essential oil, as well as its analgesic effects, make it a great remedy for soothing aching muscles and joints

TumericCurcumin: #ad
is a key chemical in turmeric. Claims: Reduces pain, inflammation and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA); treats bursitis. Several recent studies show that turmeric/curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties and modifies immune system responses.


41 Responses

  1. I know this is a weird question but I gotta ask! Is there a way to make a spray? I can’t reach my middle back to apply cream and lotions. Everything I found on the market, absorbs more product than you use

  2. I've been working on a homemade salve with honey, I'd like to incorporate aloe vera. Could I use organic sunflower lecithin as an emulsifier to help the honey and aloe to combine with the infused coconut oil? Should I heat the honey low and long to lose the least amount of benefit from the honey? Thank you for any guidance you can offer. I made this one other time and I'm still in the learning phase with this. I'm getting close!

  3. Hi there liz, thanks for the informational video. Dont know if youll see this, but i have attempted to recreate this by using 4x the amount of what you used for a bigger batch, and found that my cream ends up slightly gritty against the skin, as if one of the ingredients is making it chalky or gritty, maybe you have a little insight, thanks.

  4. So glad I stumbled upon your channel! My daughter suffers for EDS along with multiple other invisible illnesses. We’ve used cannabis to manage her pain for a while now but need another layer to add to her relief. Going to give this a shot. Just have one question for you. I have to turmeric essential oil is the amount added the same as the tincture? Thank you!

  5. Have a question. Getting ready to make this but always used coconut oil vs butter for edible gunnies and balm. What is the difference? Why not use coconut vs real butter? Is this just preference? Also how many ounces of product you use per recipe?

  6. I love the part when you say if anyone is counting and there’s 32, I don’t want to hear it! I absolutely love you and all you’re videos. You’ve made my life so much easier and I’m now able to make my own stuff instead of buying it, one question, does the turmeric stain you’re skin??

  7. Wow, thank you for sharing, can't wait to try this. 🙂 Quick question, can I substitute tapioca starch with regular corn starch? Or will that have a different effect? Thank you.

  8. It goes on pretty yellow on my skin and it ales forever to soak in and make the yellow tint go away..?!? Maybe leave out the turmeric powder next time? It goes on really yellow when it’s applied.

  9. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I made this for my wife with scoliosis and she loved it. She said it stained her bra yellow was her only gripe. I mixed it well. Maybe next time use less bees wax or less tumeric? Idk.

  10. Man I was worried about this as I bought all the ingredients and added 1500MG of CBD oil which was expensive! I doubled up the receipe and filled up 8 2oz jars when finished. Also the only Essence oil I used was Lemongrass and I did 50 drops. It smells perfect! and the consistantsy is perfect as well. This is with out a doubt better than anything I have purchased at the dispensary at $80 a jar. I'm into everything for about $220 but have enough ingredients to do at least 4 more batches less the CBD oil. I think one major importance when making this is to definitely use a mixer as she described. It makes it so much smoother and fluffy and just gives it that great look and feel you get from the expensive vendors selling CBD cream or balm. It's doesn't leave your skin oily and mixes great into the king with a very smooth texture. I can't thank you enough!!!!! I've been spending a good $200 a month on pain cream for my joints and this works su much better and a ton cheaper!

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