How to Make Cannabis Infused Salve: Recipe, Instructions & Video

How to Make Cannabis Infused Salve: Recipe, Instructions & Video

A salve is a great medicinal ointment that can be applied on surfaces of the body for a relieving and soothing effect and marijuana has so many medicinal properties that make it a perfect ingredient for an excellent salve. It can be used for cuts, scrapes, boils and other minor problems of the skin. Here is a quick and easy method to prepare cannabis infused salve at home.


  • 2 cups of marijuana
  • 2 cups of coconut oil
  • 2 ounces of beeswax
  • Fragrant oil of your choice (lavender oil)

Kitchen tools required:

  • An oven dish
  • A saucepan
  • A jar
  • A cheese cloth
  • A spatula


We will start by decarboxylating the marijuana. Put the marijuana into the oven dish and put it in the oven that has been preheated to 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

While the marijuana is in the oven, pour the 2 cups of coconut oil into the saucepan and keep it ready.

After 15 minutes, remove the decarboxylated marijuana matter from the oven and add it to the coconut oil in the sauce pan. Mix the marijuana and coconut oil together well using a spatula and put it on the stove on low flame to cook for 20 minutes. This will allow the marijuana to get infused with the coconut oil.

After 20 minutes remove the mixture from the stove top and pour it into the jar using a cheese cloth to drain out the solid marijuana plant matter. Squeeze the cheese cloth thoroughly into the jar so that all the excess oil with the marijuana in the cheese cloth gets collected in the jar. You will end up with nicegreen cannabis infused coconut oil.

Now add 5 parts of the cannabis infused coconut oil to 1 part of beeswax, that is, 10 ounces of the oil with 2 ounces of the beeswax. Melt the beeswax in a pan and once it has fully melted add the cannabis infused coconut oil to it and mix well with a spatula. Take the pan off the stove and add the fragrant oil of your choice to the mixture. Stir it in and let the oil set and you will have your own home made cannabis infused salve. You can check out the video for this preparation below: 



  1. Do I have to add bees wax, since my coconut oil cools to a consistency of shortening anyway?
    Any suggestions?!
    Thanks Eli.

  2. yes you need to add the beeswax… coconut oil goes liquid at a fairly low temp, so it will be a liquid quickly. The beeswax keeps it a solid, though in warm weather it will go soft