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Hot & Tired Feet at #BEA15 ? My Sorry-It’s-Not-Legal-Yet-In-NY Lemon Mint Cold Cannabis Salve Recipe

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If you are attending Book Expo America #BEA15 you probably already know how much wear and tear your feet will get at just about any professional trade show. And if your feet don’t hurt at the end of day one–just wait for Friday–am I right?

I have found, here in my medicinally-legal cannabis state of California, that cold-citrusy-minty cannabis salves applied to my feet and ankles are so soothing and refreshing after business engagements like trade shows because the inflammation is always of that “burning” variety which is different from the cold joint aches which require more warmth from herbs like cinnamon or even tulsi.

This cannabis salve recipe is an easy freezer salve that’s ready the minute you arrive home from that strenuous day you’ve spent on your feet. It’s based on the recipe technique described in my new book, The Cannabis Spa at Home

And now for the recipe!

Sorry-It’s-Not-Legal-Yet-In-NY Lemon Mint Cold Cannabis Salve Recipe For Your Aching #BEA15 Expo Feet

This is a delicious salve that tastes as good as it feels. I add fresh basil as an optional ingredient–but I highly recommend that you pick up a bunch of this at the grocer along with the fresh mint for an enhanced experience with this salve. Whichever version of this salve is your preference you’ll appreciate the cooling, soothing and refreshing sensation after a long day!

Let’s start with these fresh ingredients:

1 cup of cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil

3.5 grams of NYC Sour Diesel or Lemon Sour Diesel (my personal favorite) cannabis flowers OR any cannabis flowers you choose

Lemon peels from 2 very large lemons or 2 -3 small lemons

1 large bunch of fresh mint

Optional but fabulous: 1 large bunch of fresh basil

4 – 5 cups of water (enough to cover all of the plant material)


1. Put the oil, cannabis, mint, lemon and basil into the blender, with a little water if necessary, and coarsely chop everything. Empty the chopped herbs and oil into a pan and add about 4 cups or water or enough necessary to cover all of the plant material.

2. Simmer slowly on low – medium for 90 minutes with the lid on the pan. Make sure plenty of water remains in the pan so the oil does not fry the herbs.

3. Remove from the stove and allow to cool down with the lid on the pan.

4. Strain the liquid through a cheesecloth or fine strainer. Allow this to sit on the counter until the oil and water fully separate and settle. Use a syringe or turkey baster to carefully siphon the oil from the top and transfer to your designated glass salve container. Typically, a wide mouth jar works best for this recipe.

5. Place the salve jar in the freezer and allow the oil to turn solid. The olive oil becomes solid at either freezing or refrigerated temperatures, with freezer temps producing a more solid and cold salve, which is perfect for hot and tired feet!

Massage this lush cool salve–straight from the freezer–generously on your feet, ankles, and lower legs. For extra relief, soak your feet in cool water after the salve has remained on your feet and legs for 15 minutes or more.

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