Extreme temperatures and climate conditions cause the lips to chap, dry, and peel. A LĒVO infused THC or CBD lip balm is a perfect solution to restore and protect your lips.
In addition to seasonally dry lips, cold sores, sunburns, contact dermatitis, and irritant dermatitis can be alleviated by a terpene and antioxidant-rich lip balm. Most people use some sort of lip balm, so making your own infused lip balm can save you plenty of money over time while allowing you to customize the recipe with the ingredients you love.
Infused lip balms have a range of nourishing and hydrating ingredients. Ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and calendula oil protect and restore lips. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene facilitate dermal absorption of other botanical terpenes.
Some terpenes like myrcene and humulene have strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You will love the effectiveness of your homemade moisturizing lip balm!
Cannabis Infused Lip Balm
- 2 tablespoons of herb-infused coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons beeswax
- 5 to 8 drops calendula oil or other essential oil
- Begin by defusing your coconut oil with decarbed flower.
- Measure out your ingredients.
- Melt the beeswax and shea butter in the microwave or double boiler.
- Stir in the infused coconut oil.
- Add drops of calendula essential oil.
- Use a heat-safe dropper or pipette to fill each of the lip balm jars or containers.
- Let cool in the jar or tube for at least 30 minutes before putting the lid or top of tubes or containers.
You can add a few drops of any essential oil to this mixture. You can also use cocoa butter instead of shea butter. This is an easy recipe to make substitutions. Just make sure the consistency is appropriate for a balm. Add additional small amounts of beeswax if the mixture is too runny.
You will need about a dozen empty lip balm tubes or small tins to store the lip balm mixture. You can use empty ones you already have or buy them from local container stores or distributors.
Decarbing Your Flower and Infusing Oil
If you don’t have a LĒVO yet (and why not?) but still want to make this healthy, home-craft recipe, you can find those manual oven-to-stovetop instructions here.
Note: Decarboxylation involves heating raw flower so that cannabis becomes psychoactive. THC become active at 220° Fahrenheit, and it causes the release of carbon dioxide and the formation of new molecular structures.
To decarboxylate your raw flower, you can decarboxylate using a traditional method or using a LĒVO home infuser. There are many benefits to using a home infusion machine. It offers an easier way to dry, activate, and infuse herbs than the conventional method of heating flower in the oven and then infusing them using conventional methods and utensils.
A LĒVO home infusion machine is essential if you plan to make herb-infused lotions and lip balms frequently- not only that but there is so much more you can make.
A LĒVO home infuser allows you to control the most effective heat and duration for specific terpene profiles. Some compounds are more heat-sensitive than others, so adapting the settings allows greater control over potency. You might want to take a look at our time and temperature calculator to get a better idea of what the LĒVO can do for you.
How Do I Store and Use Cannabis-Infused Lip Balm?
If you place the lip balm in a cool, dry place, it will not expire for at least six months. Label with the date and strain used so you know when it may be time to dispose of a batch and make a new one.
Apply frequently throughout the day or as needed. Once your chapped lips are smooth and moisturized again, regularly using the balm will help prevent similar issues in the future.
To apply using a lip balm tube, simply twist the bottom, so the product moves upward. Smooth a thin layer on the lips. If the lip balm is in a tin or container, dab a fingertip into the lip balm and scoop out a very small amount and gently rub it into your lips.
These infused lip balms would also make great gifts for family and friends.
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Contact Us for More Information about Home Infusion Machines
Please contact us if you want to know more about using a home infuser to make lip balm, lotions, and salves. A Cannabutter Digest representative would be happy to answer your questions about a home infusing machine that suits your needs.Isn’t It Time To Expand Your Repertoire Of Culinary, Confectionery, And Craft Arts Into The World Of Home Infusions?
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