Here is my recipe for my salve.
My Cannabis Salve
12 - 18 gms of dried bud
(since I add other oils and butters I use more bud)
12 oz Virgin coconut oil
1 oz Shea butter or unrefined cocoa butter
1 Tbsp vitamin E oil
1 oz+ Bees wax pellets
1 tsp + Fragerance oil of your choice
5, 5oz mason or ball canning jars, cleaned.
Most recipes call for a ratio of 1:1 of 1 gm dried bud to 1 oz of virgin coconut oil. I use 2 - 3 gms dried bud to 1 oz coconut oil.
Crumble the dryed bud into a glass pan. bake on top rack on 250* for 15 - 20 minutes until toasted, but not burned. Stir it around to make sure it’s evenly baked. Remove from oven. Crumble it down to a almost powder.
Put 12 oz of virgin coconut oil in steel pan on lowest setting on stove, put crumbled pot in the oil, stir and cook on very low for a couple of hours, stiring every 10 - 15 minutes, making sure it does not burn. Oil may evaporate some.
Once oil is totally infused into the oil, I pull off burner, and get a large straining spoon, scoop out the cook bud, the spoon will have holes in it, take another large spoon and press the oil out of the bud back into the pan of infused oil, and dump cooked bud into a bowl to dump later. Do that until you get as much of the chunks out. From there you can use a cheese cloth of knee high stocking and strain the rest of the oil into another saucepan. Strain it again if it still seems to have sedimet left.
Put strained oil back on stove on the lowest setting, and when it gets warm, put the shea or cocoa butter in the pan, stir it til it melts. Put in your vitamin E oil, then add your 1 oz of bees wax pellets. Stir until it is completely dissolved and melted, then add your fragerance oil. Add a few more drops of fragerance oil you like it. Once all melted and blended, turn burner off and set on another burner to cool.
Since we add a bit more of other additives, you may have to adjust your bees wax to the right consistancy. In warmer climates you’ll want more bees wax. Let the salve cool completely, could take hours depoending on temp of home. I like mine as hard as ice cream. If its too soft, place it
back on the stove, heat it up, and add another half a cup of bees wax, melt it and stir well.
Repeat cool down and test again. If the consistancy is where you want it, heat it back up and fill your jars. It won’t take long to cool down and harden, put the lids on, and enjoy. You will probably get almost 5, 5 oz mason jars of salve.