Marijuana is a versatile plant. All parts of the plant can be used and/or reused to make something else, something beneficial to skin care or health care. Many stoners just smoke the buds or use it in edibles and that’s alright but the plant can be used for so much more. So, here are four simple DIYs you can do at home with your marijuana buds or marijuana stems.
First, let’s make a Cannabis salve. Here’s how to do it:
7-10 grams of ground dried weed
1 ½ cups of coconut oil
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/3 cup beeswax
Preheat oven to 240 degrees.
Spread the ground weed onto the sheet pan evenly and decarboxylate in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Low heat under the saucepan or double boiler.
Add the decarboxylated weed to the saucepan then add your coconut oil and olive oil. Allow this to fuse together for 25-30 minutes.
Remove from saucepan then add the beeswax to the same pan allowing it to completely melt.
Add oil mixture and essential oil (of preference) then mix for 10-15 minutes.
Once thoroughly mixed, strain and transfer into your jars for cooling.
Tinted lip balms.
Marijuana oil is one of the best in sun protection and preventing skin cancer. Using your cannabis salve as a lip balm will protect your lips and can also be used as a spot treatment for your face.
You can either use the small lip balm tube that can be purchased online, an old lip balm tube or a flat container with a lid.
Melt down your cannabis salve in a saucepan and add a tablespoon of peppermint oil. You can use crayons or a lipstick of choice to make the mixture tinted.
Pour into the container of choice and allow to thoroughly cook and solidify before using.
Everyone needs a good scrub in their skin care routine. Cannabis is well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits but it’s also reputed for its stress relief and pain relief benefits as well. Scrubs helps with the removal of dead skin, a cannabis infused scrub will help with skin elasticity and promotes even skin tone which will have you glowing and radiating at a higher level.
You can choose to use your cannabis salve or cannabis oil for this recipe. The cannabis salve is for a creamier scrub which helps with sensitively softening the skin and moisturizing while the cannabis oil scrubs is for deeper exfoliation. It’s hypoallergenic and paraben free, it’s hard not to love your home mead cannabis scrub.
Brown sugar is the preferred exfoliating ingredient but you can also use Himalayan pink salts or Epsom salts. For a creamy scrub, add your oil of preference to soften the solid salve and add essential oils as well. Scoop in your exfoliating ingredient which should be a 3:1 ratio and mix them together thoroughly. Store in a sealed container and use whenever you like.
Cannabis hair mask
Naturals everywhere are creating hair masks that helps with their hair texture and also softness. Adding cannabis salve or oil to your hair mask on wash day can help with hair elasticity, reduces frizz, adds shine and, softens the hair.
Here’s a quick hair mask that you can try.
Coconut oil (or oil or preference)
Egg or banana (optional)
Cannabis salve or oil
Mix well and apply to hair. Cover hair with a plastic cap and allow the product to sit for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Incorporating cannabis salve or oil on your massages can increase blood flow, reduces pain and can be used to ease arthritis. Massaging cannabis salve into your skin for 10 minutes a day can lead to even skin tone, scar reduction, skin elasticity and stress relief. The natural fatty acids and antioxidants from the cannabis helps with dry skin and eczema. It’s good to make this naturally so you’re getting 100% of the cannabinoids found in the plant, incorporating all of them works well with our body’s receptors. Store bought can be deceptive and over processed which will leave you with a CBD isolate that is missing all of the potent cannabinoids.