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Make Your Own CBD Salve

Best CBD Christmas Gift in DC

Looking for a fun CBD project or looking to give your loved ones the best gift in the Washington, DC area? We’re here to help you make one of the most thoughtful and most HELPFUL gifts of them all: CBD salve! You’re definitely going to want to make extra for yourself to nurture that endocannabinoid system of yours.

CBD Salve? What the Heck is That??

What is a CBD salve? Well, let’s first start with the CBD part. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound produced by the cannabis plant. CBD is similar to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, except for one difference in the arrangement of the hydrogen atoms, which is what sets the two compounds apart. As you’re probably aware, CBD is psychostimulating, which means it can make you FEEL without making you HIGH. Basically, your reward systems are not being activated and that’s what makes ALL the difference. Now that we’ve got CBD covered, let’s move onto the salve part.

By definition, a “salve” is a topical ointment that is used to protect or heal the skin. Salves, in general, are used for daily wellness maintenance and since your skin has cannabinoid receptors in it so the benefits can be tremendous. If you are interested in learning more about CBD topicals, check out all this SCIENCE. Truly, salves make one of the best spot and/or all over topical treatments and when you add some CBD isolate to the mix, you’ve got a topical recipe that’ll make you glow. Now, who wouldn’t want to gift that?

What You’ll Need for Your CBD Salve

Making your own CBD salve is going to be a life-changing experience. Whether you’re making it for yourself or for your loved ones as a holiday gift, if you haven’t made your own CBD salve before, you’re in for a real treat. Plus, it’s a pretty 

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need in order to make your CBD salve:

Here are the tools that you’ll need to make your CBD salve:

  • Large saucepan
  • Large glass bowl
  • (Old) Wooden spoon
  • Container to store salve (we recommend a tightly sealed mason jar)

Keep in mind, these tools might be hard to clean so use some that you may not mind tossing.

Preparing Your CBD Salve

It isn’t difficult and in fact, it’s a lot of fun. To prepare your CBD salve, heat up some hot water (approximately ⅓ of the way full) and bring it to a boil. Add your ingredients to the large glass bowl (minus the essential oils, add those later). The water in your saucepan should be boiling at this point so go ahead and place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan. Using your old wooden spoon, stir the ingredients until they are evenly combined. Remove from heat. Add essential oils (if desired) and place them in your sealed container to cool. Add a red bow and BAM, you’re bringing the best gift the holiday party. 

NOTE: If you find the consistency to be a little too loose, feel free to add a smidge more beeswax.

What Else Can I Add?

You can add some essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and basically anything that smells good or has health benefits. When it comes to this homemade CBD salve recipe, the possibilities are endless. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way with this recipe so don’t overdo it.

Where Can I Get CBD Isolate?

Look no further than District Hemp CBD 97% CBD Isolate. Our CBD Isolate powder is one of the most versatile products that we stock. You can even use to for a sweet batch of edibles. Our CBD Isolate Powder is perfect for anyone who is looking to experiment with CBD. Oh, and by the way, we have lowered the price to our CBD isolate from $30/gram to $15/gram. That’s a steal, wouldn’t you say?

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