Cannabis-infused body wash is made with cannabis-infused coconut oil and essential oils. These essential oils can be changed up, depending on your scent preference, and varied to make several different types of canna body wash.
Equipment to Make Cannabis-Infused Body Wash
As you can see, the equipment needed to make this infused body wash is easily found in most kitchens.
- Small Glass Bowl
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Plastic Bottle Suitable to Store the Body Wash in
Ingredients for Cannabis Body Wash
- 1/4 of a cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil
- 1/4 a cup of raw honey
- 1/3 of a cup of liquid castile soap
- 8 drops of coconut essential oil
- 8 drops of orange essential oil (also works well with mint, grapefruit, lime, cinnamon)
- 1 teaspoon of vitamin E
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Body Wash
This infused body wash is incredibly simple to make at home and takes just 10 minutes.
- In the small glass bowl, warm the infused coconut oil until is has melted completely
- Add the melted cannabis coconut oil to the large mixing bowl and mix in the raw honey
- Now, add the vitamin E and essential oils
- Add the liquid castile soap slowly while stirring gently
- Transfer this mixture into a suitable bottle using a funnel
Tips for Use:
- Shake before use
- Store in a cool place
- This cannabis-infused body wash should last around one month
Is Cannabis an Effective Topical Treatment?
Cannabis can become an effective topical treatment for many different conditions. As well as becoming a potential treatment option for psoriasis, minor burns and wounds, and more, cannabis is also an effective anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
Cannabis for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a condition where skin cells can grow up to 10 times faster than normal. Psoriasis may cause red, itchy skin, mainly on the scalp, elbows, and knees. This ailment can produce a vicious cycle of anxiety and stress which can cause it to continue or even get worse.
A 2013 study claimed that “cannabinoids and their receptors constitute a novel, clinically relevant control element of human K6 and K16 expression…. (cannabis) may be relevant for the treatment of several skin conditions…. such as psoriasis and wound healing”.
This same study came to the conclusion that “skin organ culture is shown to be a clinically and physiologically relevant model system for investigating the effect of CB1 specific (substances) on human skin”.
Cannabis for Burns, Wounds, and Scar Tissue
The human endocannabinoid system is a fascinating system within the body that also plays a role in healing the body when it is wounded.
Topical cannabis may be used for first and second-degree burns in conjunction with antibacterial and aloe vera products. The cannabinoids present within topical cannabis products (such as THC and CBD) can also help to alleviate pain associated with minor burns. Many of the terpenes within cannabis are also useful for this type of application.
There is also plenty of anecdotal evidence available for cannabis-based products such as Rick Simpson Oil being an effective topical treatment for burns, wounds, and scar tissue.
Cannabinoids may act like Antibiotics
These cannabinoids have also shown the ability to protect the body against MRSA which can infect wounds and cause severe soft tissue infections.
Will I Get ‘High’ From Cannabis Topicals?
No, cannabis topicals will not give the consumer the traditional psychoactive experience that smoking or vaporizing cannabis produces.
Although the body may feel somewhat relaxed or the skin may tingle slightly, the ‘head high’ is non-existent with these types of products.
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