THC Salve Recipe | How to Make a Cannabis Salve

In these past couple of weeks that I’ve been back and working at Wake + Bake full time, I’ve been diving into the thousands (yes thousands!) of questions that came in over the past 3 years.

I’ve gone down more rabbit holes than Alice and am constantly amazed by how curious and passionate the W+B community is. Keep those questions coming!

Today’s post comes from a Cannabis Q+A enrollee (if you haven’t already, you can sign up for the FREE monthly Cannabis Q+A here to get your questions answered LIVE).

Like many of you, he wanted a recipe for a High THC Salve. 

He also had some follow up questions:

  • Do you decarboxylate THC when making salve?
  • Should you mix the THC with CBD, and what % of each should you use?
  • How do I calculate the dosage of THC Salve?

As I went down the THC Salve rabbit hole, I couldn’t wait to share this THC Salve recipe with you. If you try it, let me know how it went in the comments below.

When we think about cannabis topicals, we usually think about the widely available ones, like CBD salves and lotions. 

But in legalized states and nations, we also have access to THC topicals that are becoming wildly popular with people who have chronic pain, arthritis, and skin conditions.

Unfortunately, we have very scientific evidence about using THC as a topical. Let’s dive into what we know and what we don’t know so you can figure out if making THC Salve is for you.

Benefits of THC Salve

THC Salve won’t get you high

how to make thc salve

One of the main benefits of THC Salve is that you can apply a lot of cannabinoids to your skin without ever getting high. I have heard anecdotal evidence that some very sensitive people have gotten high from using THC Salve. I don’t ever discount anyone’s experience with cannabis, but the science shows that it’s not likely.

THC has to have a unique delivery system to pass through the skin. Products like transdermal patches can be psychoactive, but THC Salve doesn’t have the same properties.

THC Salve for Pain and Inflammation

thc pain salve recipe

Again, we’re going off of zero research here. While topical CBD has been studied for pain and inflammation, at the time of this post, I couldn’t find anything for topical THC use that isn’t transdermal.

Still, anecdotally, the most popular reason people reach for THC Salve is to reduce pain and inflammation from conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, and menstruation cramps. 

THC Salve could help you look younger

thc anti aging
For healthy skin, I use a combination of THC Salve on my body and CBD skincare products for my face (I love Satva Botanicals)

Confessions: I live in the desert. I spend a ton of time in the high mountain sun. I was a sunscreen avoidant lifeguard for most of my teenage life. I overwintered in tanning beds for 5 years to ward off seasonal depression in North Dakota.

For the past four years, I’ve been using topicals and cannabis raffinate sugar scrub regularly. Since then, I’ve gotten so many compliments on my skin. THC…

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