Make Your Own CBD Hemp Oil and Cannabis Salve for Topical Use

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Make Your Own CBD Herbal Oil


  • 1 Cup of a high quality carrier oil such as virgin coconut oil or sweet almond oil
  • 14 grams of organic hemp CBD buds and leaves


  • Using a coffee grinder, grind the buds, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant.
  • Place the hemp in a small glass canning jar and cover it with the oil.
  • Place the lid on tightly.
  • Put a washrag in a small saucepan and place the jar in the saucepan.
  • Put two or three inches of water in the pan.
  • Bring the water to just below boiling (about 200 degrees.)
  • Allow the water to be heated this way for about 3 hours. If the water level in the pot gets too low, add some water to keep the pot from drying out.
  • Shake the jar a couple times each hour. Be careful as the jar will be extremely hot.
  • After 3 hours, turn off the flame and cover the pot with a towel.
  • Allow the jar to cool for another 3 hours.
  • Repeat.
  • Now let the jar sit in the pot, covered with the towel overnight.
  • Repeat this process for the next 3 days, if possible. You can use the oil after one day but the longer you repeat this process, the stronger your oil will be.
  • Strain the oil and herbs through a cheesecloth into another glass jar. Be sure you squeeze the cloth to get every last drop out of the hemp.
  •  Use this oil topically and take note about any changes you feel this oil has made to your body so that others might benefit from your experience.

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  1. Richard

    Aug 3, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Using your recipe what would the strength be? CDB-mg? I used my own home grown (organic cannabis)wanted to make labels but I’m not sure how to determine the strength
    I used 2 ounces or 56 grams – average 10% THC. (I got 7 finished 4 oz jars)

    • Carol

      May 14, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Can I grow hemp and use the CBD?

  2. Claudia Garcia-McIntosh

    Aug 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Make Your Own CBD Hemp Oil and Cannabis Salve for Topical Use

    Please clarify step 11 from the 1st process. It simply says “repeat”. Repeat what?? The previous step or the entire process from step 1? Or repeat step from somewhere in between steps 1 and 10?
    Please explain, how would someone make this compound by following these steps?
    Thank you in advance,

  3. Rosey

    Aug 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    If you decarb the cannabis at 200F for 30-45 minutes and let it cool down before placing it in the jar, you wouldn’t have to wait three days for it to be stronger 😉

  4. John cbd oil

    May 10, 2018 at 5:38 am

    That’s a great recipe. There are thousands of unique varieties of hemp. The cultivars used for CBD oil contain significantly higher concentrations of CBD than others. Using these uniquely potent plants, it is possible to extract cannabis oil that contains a significant levels of cannabidiol, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

    • Carol

      May 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Please tell me where I can buy the highest potency for making my own CBD lotion.