MARLEY NATURAL DIY: CBD LIP BALM
Cannabis-infused lip balm is a great way to enjoy the herb when you’re on the go. It’s convenient, discreet, and easily fits inside your pocket or purse at the movies, on a hike or while out with friends.
Upgrade your boring tube of drugstore lip balm with a homemade cannabis version. The recipe below incorporates all-natural coconut oil spiked with Marley Natural’s high-CBD herb. CBD-rich herb is great to use in topicals because of its alleged analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.
Making DIY cannabis-infused lip balm at home is simple. We used our favorite Marley Red strain to make our own portable pots of CBD goodness. Depending on the flower you choose and strength of your infusion, you may get a little buzz from the lip balm, so lick your lips wisely.
- Marley Red flower
- Coconut oil
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Vitamin E oil (optional)
- Peppermint oil or other essential oils of your choice (optional)
- An old lipstick (optional)
- Small tins, pots, or tubes to store your balm
- Dropper (optional)
Use your Marley Red herb to make a cannabis-infused coconut oil.
You can make cannabis-infused coconut oil with a variety of techniques – on the stove, in the oven, or even in a slow cooker. Leafly is a great resource for all things cannabis, including their own recipe for cannabis-infused coconut oil available here.
We had the chance to try LEVO, a sleek at-home oil infuser that lets you make herb-infused oils without the mess or a heavy cannabis scent. To make your own LEVO infusion, we recommend filling the pod with flower and half a cup to a full cup of coconut oil, depending on how concentrated you want your oil.
Once you have the oil prepared, combine 2 tbsp. beeswax to 4 tbsp. of coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl and microwave until fully melted.
You can use beeswax pellets or blocks – just make sure to grate blocks or chop them into smaller pieces for a quicker melt.
Incorporate Vitamin E oil, peppermint oil or other essential oils of your choice.
For a minty tingle, add three or four drops of peppermint oil. We also added Vitamin E oil for its moisturizing effects. While essential oils are optional addition, they help balance out the herb-y scent of your balm. Lavender oil, sweet orange oil, vanilla oil, wintergreen oil, and ylang ylang oil are all other popular choices you can include. Experiment with different combinations to discover your favorite! Depending on the manufacturer, your oil might come with recommendations for how much to use.
For a colorful twist, break off a small piece of an old lipstick to make a tinted balm.
Pour the mixture into your recycled containers.
Work quickly – the mixture will start to harden immediately. Filling your containers with a medicine dropper will help reduce spillage and keep your kitchen clean.
Let the lip balm set until hardened – and enjoy your creation!