Okay... This thread got me thinking:
Your Skin Produces Marijuana-Like Substance
I'm aware that people have been making cannabis creams and lotions here and there, but we've seen sadly little of it around these parts! So I wanted to get some discussion going over here in 'methods'.
The two major applications I am interested in are:
-Arthritis pain (joint inflammation)
-Psoriasis and other inflammations of the skin
I was chatting with daihashi over the pros and cons of a transdermal agent in increasing effectiveness, and I think it would certainly add to the resins' ability to penetrate the skin; however, DMSO is a controlled substance and not available to most of us, so I'm going to try a skin infammation product first, which should not require it. I think for an arthritis treatment it would be far more important.
So then I was thinking about what I'd like the base of this goop to be. Is it important for it to be vegetable based, or is the addition of lanolin (derived from wool) acceptable? I settled on olive oil, lanolin, beeswax, and essential oils as prospective ingredients, with soy lechitin to bind it all together with whatever water is required. I may, in fact, add mint leaves to the cannabis oil extract for their menthol, although I'd kinda like to try it first with ONLY the cannabis for testing purposes.
I submit myself as guinea pig. My dry skin is not THAT bad though, so I'm also going to find a friend with a skin condition who will let himself be used and abused in my lab ; )
I haven't been able to find beeswax at the health food store yet, but got the lanolin and lecithin. I've got extra canna olive oil from a while back, that's too old to trust as food- I never strained out all the leaf bits and fear they may have gone yuck on me.
Okay... it's off to the kitchen! Wish me luck!