Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pain relief cannabis lotion bar

This lotion bar can be used for muscle pain, it works similar to Icy hot or Ben-gay.
Unlike either Icy hot or Ben-gay, there is no container-store it in a plastic bag.
It is small and usually will not melt unless kept in very warm conditions or in direct sunlight.

To use, simply rub on skin-either at the area of pain or on your hand and apply to where you have pain.
It will need to be massaged into the skin for a minute or two.
The warm/cool effect can be adjusted by simply adding more or less of the menthol crystals to the recipe.

Caution: Do not apply to the face or sensitive areas. Please clean hands after applying.

Ready?

Equipment:
-Bain marie/double-boiler: need at least 6+ cup saucepan for water and a bowl that will fit tightly into it without touching the 1" of water inside the saucepan.
-bowl capable of holding 6+ cups
-whisk
-spatula
-measuring cups and spoons
-spoon/ladle/pourer- to pour lotion into mold
-soap mold or any other mold- will not be able to use this mold for candy afterwards.
*To include cannabis oil(RSO) these will be needed:
-premeasured cannabis oil syringes
OR
-digital scale
-oral syringes









Ingredients:
-Coconut oil- 1/3 cup
-Shea, Cocoa or Mango Butter- 1/3 cup
-Beeswax- 1/3 cup + 1 t.
-Menthol Crystals- 2 T
-Peppermint oil- 20 drops
-Arnica oil- 1/2 t.
-Cannabis oil- 2 to 3 grams-depending on medication needs


*Additional Essential Oils: These do not have to be added and can be changed according to preference. Some are used to provide scent-like lemongrass.

-Eucalyptus- 20 drops
-Rosemary- 9 drops
-Clove- 9 drops
-Camphor- 9 drops
-Ginger- 9 drops
-Lemongrass- 9 drops

Set up equipment and ingredients. These items will go into the double boiler:
Coconut oil
Shea, Cocoa or Mango butter
Beeswax
Cannabis oil

All other ingredients can go into the other bowl now.

Put 1" of water into the saucepan, tightly fit the bowl for the double boiler top into the saucepan.
Place on stove and turn heat to medium. Place beeswax in first, then add both the coconut oil and the butter of your choice. Let this mixture melt completely, whisk a few times during this to help it go faster.

When all of these ingredients have melted add the cannabis oil and remove from heat, whisk to incorporate thoroughly.
Immediately add to the other bowl that contains the menthol crystals and essential oils.
Whisk to incorporate thoroughly.

Immediately begin to pour into the mold using the spoon, ladle or pourer.
This will set up fast. It may be necessary to warm it up slightly by placing it back over the water in the saucepan for a minute.
If you do so, don't place the saucepan onto heat.

I usually wrap these in wax paper and then place them into plastic bags before I store them in the freezer.
If you do not wish to freeze them, keep them out of direct sunlight and away from very warm conditions.


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