how to make cannabis cream

How to make marijuana cream

A container of cannabis cream with date and time of manufacture.

Cannabis cream is an ointment made from cannabis that has a multitude of medical applications. It is used externally, mainly to improve skin problems, but also to relieve localized pain among other things. There are more and more people who use it in their daily lives, especially since the release of the ads for Bavaria’s cannabic cream, which aroused the curiosity of the general public.

In this entry we are going to see how it is done and many of its therapeutic uses. You feel like it, right? Well, I don’t keep you waiting…

📖 How to make cannabis cream?

Easiest recipe:

The easiest recipe is to put a pot in a bain-marie to mix gently and without burning a little bit of cannabis and coconut oil or petroleum jelly. The amount must be the same, i.e. 3 cups of oil and 3 cups of cannabis that we have previously shredded. Gently cook the mixture for 60 minutes without boiling. We let it cool down and and we’d already have a cannabis cream.

Ingredients and elaboration of the cannabis cream with a simple recipe

More elaborated recipe:

There are other recipes that require a more elaborated process. For example, the following.1 oz (30 grams) of beeswax

  • 0.88 oz (25 grams) of cannabis buds
  • 8.45 US liq oz (250 ml) of olive oil
  • 16.9 US liq oz (500 ml) mineral water
  • Terpenes to your taste.

We will need two casseroles to place one inside the other. We fill the big one up to a third of its capacity with water and put it on the fire:

  1. In the small pot put the crushed buds and then add the oil and mineral water and put this pot inside the other one.
  2. Cook everything in Bain Marie for about 4 hours, stirring every 20 minutes or so.
  3. Once time is up, remove from the heat and let it cool down.
  4. Later the content has to be strained to filter the liquid and separate the vegetable remains. Place a tupper to make the liquid fall inside and with the help of a cloth strainer filter all the content, remember to press the strainer to expel all the substance.
  5. Then put the tupper in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  6. After that time you will see how the water has been separated from the oil, leaving the oil on top of the tupper.
  7. Take the solid part and put it in a saucepan on the fire, add the beeswax in pieces and stir everything well so that it is uniform.
  8. Then add terpenes or essence that suits you best, stir everything and turn off the fire.
  9. Transfer the content of the saucepan to smaller glass or plastic containers and put them in the fridge so that they solidify a bit. In an hour they will have the perfect texture to apply to the skin.

This recipe takes about 5 hours to prepare, but it is very easy to follow.

Ingredients and preparation of the cannabis cream with a more elaborate recipe

Easier recipe:

Another recipe, somewhat simpler:

  • 17 US liq oz (half a litre) of olive oil,
  • 8.45 US liq oz (a quarter liter) of pure hemp oil,
  • a block of beeswax,
  • 1 oz (30 grams) of cannabis,
  • and 0.26 US gal (a liter) of water.


  1. We put the oil, the cannabis and the water in a pan over a low heat (it is important that it never boils) for 4 hours and stirring from time to time.
  2. When it has cooled down, we strain and pour the resulting liquid into a glass recipient and put it in the fridge for a day.
  3. With the cold, the oil remains on the surface and we must remove it from the recipient and place it in a small pan to heat it (never boil) together with the beeswax.
  4. After it has been thoroughly mixed, let it cool down and put the mixture into small recipients. The cream will thicken.

Anyway, if you don’t dare to make the cream or you find the elaboration process too complicated, in PEV Grow you can find ready-to-use creams. For example, we propose the Cannabis Ointment Trompetol EXTRA CBD that will bring you a great freshness and softness in your skin, thanks to the combination of ingredients like olive oil, essential oil of Lemon or essential oil of Lavender. It will also give you a great relaxing feeling in both muscles and joints. And, of course, it has the magic ingredient: organic hemp extract.

Trompetol EXTRA ointment, this natural cream contains more extracts of marijuana than classical Trompetol ointment and, therefore, a higher level of CBD Cannabidiol, for an even more potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect

In this article we will see how to make cannabis cream. You will also find many medicinal uses for this product and some tips…

How to Make Cannabis Lotions — Cannabis Topicals 101

Revolutionary is a pretty big word but can definitely be used in the context of cannabis-infused lotions and balms. They provide medicinal benefits without the psychoactive effect of THC.

Cannabis has been with us for centuries, but innovation and curiosity have made a huge impact on how we enjoy this age-old plant. While more traditional methods of cannabis consumption like smoking a joint or using a bong are still popular, edibles, vaporizing, and topicals are gaining more traction.

Let’s take a closer look at cannabis topicals and discuss what they are, how they work, and how you can make your own cannabis-infused lotions at home.

What Are Cannabis Topicals and How Do They Work?

Cannabis topicals come in a variety of forms, including creams, balms, lotions, oils and lubricants. These products work by delivering cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant directly to receptors in the epidermis and dermis.

What Are the Benefits of Cannabis Topicals?

Cannabis topicals have a unique range of benefits. Topicals containing THC, for example, can deliver the powerful effects of this cannabinoid without the head high, which for some people can be undesirable or unpleasant. Unlike smoking or vaporizing, which deliver cannabinoids and terpenes into the bloodstream and to a variety of receptors all around the body, topicals have the benefit of acting on a very localized area.

Check out other benefits of cannabis topicals:

  • They’re easy to use. Dabbing or smoking can be tricky, especially for people new to cannabis. Using a topical, however, is as simple as smearing cream or lotion on your body.
  • They’re simple to dose. It can be easy to overstep the line when smoking, vaping, or eating weed. With topicals, however, dosing is super simple, and taking a larger dose won’t cause any unwanted side effects.
  • They offer a slow, steady, and controlled release. The effects of smoking or vaping cannabis can set in very quickly, while edibles can take up to 1 hour to take effect. Both edibles and smoked/vaped cannabis can seem overwhelming for some users. Topicals draw a nice middle ground between the two, offering a fast onset with a steady release and the ability to re-apply when necessary.
  • They omit the lungs. While cannabis connoisseurs are quick to defend smoking weed, research has shown that cannabis smoke contains many of the same harmful compounds found in tobacco smoke.
  • They avoid first-pass metabolism. When you swallow cannabis, be it in the form of a brownie, capsule or oil tincture, it usually loses concentration (and potency) by the time it reaches the bloodstream. Cannabis topicals bypass this problem because they don’t pass through the digestive tract.
  • They avoid drug fluctuation levels. When you smoke or vaporize cannabis, the number of cannabinoids and terpenes delivered to your system can fluctuate dramatically depending on your smoking pattern. Topicals, on the other hand, offer a steady flow of cannabinoids and terpenes to your system, which is great for anyone using cannabis medicinally and those in need of lasting relief.

What Can Cannabis Topicals and Lotions Do for You?

Thanks to their mechanism of action, cannabis topicals can offer relief to people dealing with a wide variety of issues, affecting mainly muscles and skin. Best of all, as we mentioned earlier, topicals offer this relief without the psychedelic effects of THC-rich cannabis.

Potential anti-inflammatory [1] properties of both THC and CBD have been widely researched. When using topicals, you’re able to deliver these cannabinoids directly to the areas needing them most. This localized mechanism of action could help soothe muscles when injured or strained by exercise.

But the powerful effects of cannabis can do much more. If you are dealing with skin imperfections, like blemishes or redness, or you are looking for creams to help with rough or sensitive skin, you can also consider trying cannabis-infused creams. Rather than smoking, vaping, or eating your bud, using a cannabis lotion can offer faster and more targeted relief, by working directly on the affected regions of the skin.

You can also use cannabis topicals, like lotions and creams, as part of your daily moisturizing or skincare routine to promote general health of the skin. Studies have shown [2] , for example, that the endocannabinoid system may play an important role in promoting skin homeostasis, which suggests that using cannabis-derived topicals may be an excellent holistic approach to the overall health of your skin.

What Are Transdermal Cannabis Patches?

Unlike topicals, which only reach receptors in the epidermis and dermis, transdermal cannabis patches penetrate through the skin, delivering cannabinoids and terpenes to blood vessels in the hypodermis (also known as the subcutaneous layer).

Once applied to the skin, the compounds contained in a transdermal patch travel down through the skin until they reach the capillary vessels in the hypodermis. From there, they enter the bloodstream and are capable of reaching other receptors in the area. Transdermal patches can offer wider-reaching and longer-lasting relief.

How to Apply Cannabis Topicals

  1. Wash your skin with mild soap and warm water, then dry it completely.
  2. If you’re trying a new brand or type of lotion for the first time, consider spot testing it on a small area of skin first, just to check how your skin reacts.
  3. Apply a thin layer of cannabis lotion and rub it into the skin gently. If you’re using the lotion to treat sore muscles, try massaging the area gently for extra relief. Reapply if needed.
  4. Wash your hands to remove any excess lotion.

Quick Guide to Making a Cannabis- Infused Balm

Now that you know about cannabis topicals, it’s time to get hands-on. Although at home you don’t have the possibilities of multi-national companies when it comes to accurate production processes, you can still create your very own natural cannabis balm. From a technical point of view, the production of cannabis lotions and creams is very similar to making cannabis-infused butter. If you know how to make cannabutter, you pretty much know how to make lotions.


  • 250–500ml of coconut oil
  • 15–30g of dried cannabis flower
  • Cooking pot
  • Cheesecloth (or any kind of fine mesh material)
  • Beeswax, shea butter, almond oil or other ingredients designed to boost skin health (feel free to customize these based on your skin’s needs)
  • Storage containers


  1. Grind your flower and decarboxylate for 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 110°C.
  2. Pour your coconut oil into the cooking pot. Heat gently on low heat.
  3. Add your decarboxylated ground flower to your oil and gently simmer for at least 3–4 hours.
  4. Add any additional ingredients you wish to use to enrich your topical with, then remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool a bit.
  5. Strain through the cheesecloth into your storage containers. Remember to squeeze the mass of flowers through the cheesecloth to avoid wasting any of the product.

When making your own cannabis topicals, we highly recommend to experiment with different ingredients to create a final product tailored to your skin needs. Remember, any ingredient you find in a store-bought cream or lotion (from almond milk to shea butter and anything in between) can be a great addition to your homemade cannabis lotion. Get experimenting and get ready to experience cannabis like never before.

Are you interested in trying cannabis-infused creams and lotions? Discover the properties of cannabis topicals and learn how to easily make them at home.