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How to Make Cannabis Pain Relief Topical Application: Cannabasics #14

How to Make Cannabis Pain Relief Topical Application: Cannabasics #14

Welcome to Cannabasics, today we are making a Cannabis infused pain relief topical. This is intended only as an external skin application and is poisonous if ingested, do not use this method to get high.


  • Let’s get started here is what you need:
    99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol, 945ML (1 US Quart) (we are using about 1250 ML)
  • Fresh Cannabis Flowers (about 50 grams fresh harvested flowers)
  • Fresh Datura Flower (Commonly called Hell’s Bells about 2 medium flowers)
  • Fresh Ruda Flowers (An aromatic herbal plant, about 15 grams)
  • Camphor Gum Blocks 1oz ( 6 – ¼ oz. squares or 1.5 blocks)

Special Tools Needed:

Step 1
The first step is to manicure and chop your fresh cannabis. I like to de-stem the buds and use the fresh soft flower portion of the buds and smaller leaves. Some pain relief strains that would be excellent for this is Charlotte’s Web and Harlequin among many others. Using a chef knife to Chop the Cannabis makes it very easy chop the marijuana into very small little bits. Stop short of chopping the cannabis into a paste, so it’s still easy to collect from the cutting board, scoop it all up and put in into a large sealable jar. The 64 oz Wide Mouth Mason Jar is perfect for the amount we used.

Step 2
Next we will do the same as we did the cannabis to the Ruda.Ruda, otherwise known as Common Rue or herb-of-grace is an ornamental plant and herb which was recommended by the person who provided this classic home-remedy recipe as an Arthritis Pain reliever. Remove the large stems if you want then Chop the Ruda Fine put it into the jar with the cannabis.

Step 3
Next up we will need to mash our Datura (Hells Bells) Flower into a paste but first gently press out any water that may be collecting inside the flower. Datura is a poisonous plant, do not ingest this or get it into your eyes. However, FDA has recognized the medicinal uses of Datura because the presence of certain chemical compounds.I find it is helpful to use a Mortar and Pestle when doing this but you could also use the back of a spoon into a shallow pan or plate.However you achieve it, you need to mash 2 medium size flowers into a paste. Then Add about 250 ML alcohol to wash mortar and pestle and make sure you rinse all of the Datura paste into the jar along with the rinsing alcohol into the jar with the other herbs.
Step 4
Now add the remaining amount of alcohol needed into the jar to fill it to about

Step 5
Now we need to Chop or crumble 4 cubes of camphor blocks until almost powdered then carefully scoop it up and add to the alcohol mixture in the jar. Now Add the 2 remaining camphor tablets into the mixture whole without crumbling them up. These will help make an aggregate when we shake and will release the Camphor a little more slowly as it dissolves.

Step 6
Now make sure you put the lid on the jar and tighten it very securely because now we need to shake vigorously for several minutes. The better you shake the better and faster the process will complete in the long run so stay at it as long as you can. The mixture will begin to take on a greenish tint.

Step 7
But we still have a while to go because now we let sit for several days in a cool dark place, shaking it again periodically. After several days, 5 – 7 days at least, the mixture will darken and the green color will saturate into an neon green color.

Step 8
After several days the topical is ready to use but you can continue with these optional steps to make a more refined and easy to use product. So now you can strain it very carefully through an unbleached coffee filter to remove the plant materials. This will make it easier to use if you follow the next step.

Step 9
Now the product is ready to funnel into spray or roll-on containers so that when you need it you can easily roll or spray it on the affected area.

This topical can be used as needed on the skin, DO NOT INGEST IT because it will make you very sick. Also keep it well away from your eyes. But it is Great for Arthritis pain, general aches and pains in the muscles and joints and other general topical pain relief uses. And to answer this inevitable question in advance, NO this does not get you high, it is a simple, old-school home pain relief remedy that is not intended to produce psychedelic effect.

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