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Marijuana Topical Cream To Relieve Arthritis Pain

Cannabis topical lotion made from scratch

Do you suffer from arthritic pain?

Sadly, many people suffer from arthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of bones at joints. This unfortunate disease causes pain, weakness, and sometimes, immobility. What many people do not understand is that marijuana is believed to assist in the management of this illness. Of course, we don’t want you to suffer. We have crafted a marijuana topical cream that may assist you in the management of arthritic pain.

How does marijuana alleviate arthritis?

Studies are emerging on the effects of cannabis for arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. What we know so far is that cannabis may act as an anti-inflammatory substance. This is promising for the arthritis community as inflammation is hallmark of this disease. Furthermore, arthritis can be very painful. Interestingly, it is also believed that marijuana may help to alleviate pain.

While a cannabis topical cream may help with pain and arthritis flares. There is currently no evidence, and we always strongly advice you to consult with your rheumatologist before making and using a homemade cannabis cream.

Why use marijuana topical cream?

Now that you know the potential healing benefits of marijuana, let’s talk about marijuana topical cream, itself.

Firstly, there are many different types of arthritis creams on the market. When you pick up a container of cream at the store, are there ingredients that you don’t recognize on the label? We found the same thing. Creating your own marijuana topical cream will allow you to know exactly what is in this concoction.

Furthermore, you get to choose your own style of container. Perhaps you’re looking to make a CBD topical that you can take with you? Maybe you’d like to create a large vat of THC cream that will last you a very long time? Creating your own cannabis cream will allow you to have control over what style of container you use that best suits your life. In addition, many store bought containers can be challenging to open with arthritic hands. Now that you can select your perfect holder for your cannabis infusion, there is no more need to struggle with difficult lids.

Get Started On Your Marijuana Topical Cream!

Follow the recipe below to create your very own cannabis infused topical. Be sure to let us know how you are enjoying the cream on social media and in the comments below!

Cannabis topical lotion made from scratch
Here we show how to make a cannabis topical cream at home with organic ingredients.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Arthritis, Cream, Marijuana, pain, Relieve, to, Topical
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Steph Van De Ven


  • 1/2 cup Cannabis coconut oil
  • 2 tsp beeswax pellets
  • 4 drops camphor oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus oil


  • Start by melting the coconut oil and beeswax together. Use a double boiler. Stir well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Then add the all the essential oils. Stir again.
  • Pour the mixture in a container with an airtight lid, and allow it to cool completely.



The video recipe serves as a visual guide and might not be the exact same as the blog recipe.


Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
Tried this recipe?Mention @cannadish or tag #cannadish!

References In Order of Appearance

1 Selvi, E., Lorenzini, S., Garcia-Gonzalez E., et al (2008, August 26th) Inhibitory effect of synthetic cannabinoids on cytokine production in rheumatoid fibroblast-like synoviocytes.

2 Richardson, D., Pearson, R., Kurian, N., et al (2008, April 16th) Characterisation of the cannabinoid receptor system in synovial tissue and fluid in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

15 Responses

  1. Was wondering if anyone figured out the proper percentage of cannabis in the recipe above for the topical cream.

  2. 5 stars
    I suffered a crushed L1 vertebrae in 2008, I have been down the road with opiate pain meds vs cannabis. I am here to tell you cannabis ALLEVIATES pain. With none of the side effects of opiates. Cannabis is a miracle plant given to us from the Creator to heal many many ailments, including pain. I am thankful every day for this plant and encourage people to try it, it just may make your quality of life improved immensely. It cures so many things , helping symptoms and aiding in healing of major diseases such as epilepsy, MS, arthritis, cancer, plus many mental health issues, such as PTSD and anxiety disorders. It’s truly a gift from the Creator. Try it you will not regret it. In THC, CBD firm or whole plant, the positive effects are countless. May you find relief as I have in this plant .

  3. Mickey Diaz says:

    Can you use any oil other than peppermint to make this cream

    1. In my opinion you can remove the peppermint EO. It does however provide a deep heat and feels really nice in a topical. It could but I am not certain draw the coconut oil deeper to give faster relief.

  4. karrie byrnes says:

    I am a MMU patient and suffer from sciatic nerve pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, PTSD and asthma. I have been making a blend of pure THC oil with peppermint, eucalyptus essential oils and organic raw Shea butter. It’s amazing! Nerve pain gone, chronic muscle pain improved immensely. I recently added oregano oil ( anti-viral oil) to blend and apply to neck and chest to prevent colds, flu and hopefully Covid 19. Plus it smells so good to breathe in and I don’t get sick!. I recently pulled a tendon in my arm and had shoulder pain and couldn’t move my arm behind head. I rubbed in arm before bed and woke up with no pain and free range of motion. Excellent! Cannabis is amazing for my asthma and my breathing is at a 100%! Great bronchodilator!

    1. You could try adding white camphor EO. It works great in combination with peppermint and eucalyptus

  5. Looking to try a TCH CBD creamer ointment. I have sever RA and the pain is horrific. I need to know where I can purchase a really good quality cream guaranteed to have TCH.


  6. Roberto M Nieves says:

    Where can I buy homemade THC CBD topical staves?

  7. Shara Rhodes says:

    Want to know where to by the cream.

  8. Do you have any recipes like this including magnesium oil and emu?
    Thanks in advance

  9. Do you have one that works for you?
    I need to try one and don’t have any clue as to what to order

  10. I’m a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania. I was diagnosed with RA and my rheumatologist agreed to let me try MM in lieu of pain pills but in conjunction with RA treatment. I can 100% say that the topical creams work wonders for flare ups!! There have been days I questioned the ability to walk without it! Highly recommend to anyone on the fence. And the CBD/THC combination is what works best for me vs. just THC cream. Good luck to anyone starting this journey! It’s anazing!

    1. Can you please contact me?

      I Am in pain.


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