How Cannabis-Infused Topicals Are Produced

How Cannabis-Infused Topicals Are Produced

How Cannabis-Infused Topicals Are Produced

There is a new secret weapon available to the skincare industry: cannabis. Although throughout the 18th-century hemp seed oil was utilized as a topical medicine, with the advent of modern medical technologies, using cannabis as a topical medicine was nearly forgotten entirely. Now due to the increased popularity of the use of medical marijuana, there is a significant comeback being made by cannabis creams, with some even going for the incredible selling price of $500 for a five-ounce container. So what is all of this type about? And do cannabis-infused creams work?

The Topical-Making Process

In order to provide readers with a good sense of what is involved in producing your very own infused balms, we were given a demonstration by Warner on how to build her Ink 20/20 product, which is a balm that she created explicitly for the tattoo industry in order to help heal new tattoos and rejuvenate the skin.

1. Select Your Wax(es)

Here, Warner measures the bee’s wax out that she uses for the base in her Ink 20/20. Before all of the ingredients of the balm are blended, it is very important for the densest material to be melted first. That meant bee’s wax in Warner’s case.

The softer waxes come next. Cocoa butter is featured here, and is added after the bee’s wax has melted completely to enhance moisture and offer plenty of antioxidants for healing skin. Shea butter, a third kind of fat, is also added by Warner to provide the balm with the right consistency and give its anti-inflammatory capabilities a boost.

Whenever you are melting waxes, it is very important to ensure they don’t overheat or scorch. A double boiler is used by Warner to help with regulating temperature and preventing the waxes and oil from getting too hot.

2. Add Oils In

Once the temperature is remaining consistent and the hard waxes have all melted down, it’s time to have fun: add in hemp seed oils and active cannabis. To produce Ink 20/20, Warner doesn’t directly infuse cannabis into the balm. She instead uses a pre-made infused cannabis oils mixture.

When making their own infused creams from home, most patients tend to use infused grape seed, canola or olive oil as the vehicle for getting cannabinoids inside of the body.

Adding the essential oils and desired botanical extract is one of the final steps in the entire process. Warner measures the plant extracts out carefully that she wants to use and then directly adds them to her hemp seed oil before heating the mixture and waxes together.

After her oils are measured, and she checks to make sure the melted wax has cooled down enough, Warner pours the hemp seed oil mixture in slowly.

3. Mixing It All Together

After the oils are added, Warner is nearly finished with the Ink 20/20. The last step is blending everything. However, blending might be the trickiest part of the entire process. When you are blending, it is very important for the mixture to maintain a steady temperature and not get too hot. The mixture will scorch if it overheats, and burning too much of the cannabinoids off changes the balm’s consistency.

4. Check The Final Product Out

After everything has been blended thoroughly, its time for the liquefied Ink 20/20 to be poured into its dispenser. It is very important that the liquid balm not cool down or start getting chunky while the mixture is poured into the dispensers. That is why the batch is checked on a regular basis by Warner and is stirred occasionally.

So there it is a look at making topicals with assistance from a skincare professional. To help cannabis-based topical medicines be accessible for everybody, Warner is working as well on an information video with comprehensive instructions on the overall process.

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