There is an ongoing debate about the legalization of Marijuana with one side citing that it should be legal due to it’s healing properties, while the other sides position is that it is a psychoactive drug that does more harm than good. Studies are ongoing on this issue but it’s clear no resolution is coming any time soon. Needless to say both sides make valid points and the debate will continue.
But there is a 100% Legal, in the United States, Cannabis derived oil called CBD Oil (cannabidol) which is made from Cannabis but is non-psychoactive and has healing properties to it. Studies have shown that CBD Oil is good for chronic pain, anxiety, with strong antioxidant properties. Some even suggest it also helps heal Cancer Patients, but studies on that are still ongoing.
Because CBD Oil does not contain, or contains very little, THC makes it non-psychoactive (meaning it won’t get you high). So you get the healing benefits of Cannabis without the negative side effects.
This oil then makes a great ingredient for multiple homemade healing recipes including this CBD Oil Salve which we love. It’s used for muscle and joint pain as well as to promote healthy skin. The ingredients are 100% legal in the United States and in most countries throughout the world and are relatively easy to source. The one caveat is that when purchasing CBD Oil be sure to purchase a high quality product, not all CBD Oils are the same. As with any product out there, there will be knock offs. Cheap quality and in turn inexpensive. The lower the quality, the lower the healing properties, so purchase good quality ingredients for the best healing potential. And as usual we recommend organic any and every time.
Here is how to make this CBD Salve
- 1/2 Cup Almond Oil
- 1/2 Cup Grapeseed Oil
- 1/2 Tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Beeswax
- 5-10 Drops of the Essential Oils of your choice (Need Essential Oils?)
- 15-20 Drops of Pure CBD Oil (Buy CBD Oil Here)
- Airtight, large opening container
You may notice this is a variation of our Homemade Salve posted earlier. That’s because a good healing salve has the same basic ingredients that you can also customize to your specific needs. This recipe adds in the added benefits of CBD Oil.
- Using a double boiler melt the beeswax.
- Add in the Almond, Grapeseed, and Vitamin E Oils and stir.
- Remove from Heat and let sit for 2-4 minutes.
- Stir in the CBD and Essential Oils.
- Pour in to container and let sit for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Store with lid on tight.
Rub a small amount into the affected areas two or three times a day as needed. Avoid contact with eyes.
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