I make topical using the wax or shatter or snap and pull. I have been simply melting my base on low heat and then stirring it into the warm, melted base. However, I am trying to figure out if I need to decarb first. I have not found any definitive answer anywhere else. I guess I thought the concentrates didn’t need it and the warm, melted base would decarb it some. I have an Ardent Nova decarb gadget. Just not sure which way to go.
Also, how many grams should I use for say 8 oz of base? And I am not sure with a topical if this matters one way or the other, but have indica for the topical rather than sativa. I do know the topical I made my dad healed his cracked fingers near the nails within a couple of weeks and have stayed healed for last year still staying healed with daily application and that was not decarbed. Making a concoction tomorrow for a friend getting knee replacement and my husband’s messed up shoulder. (My dad has gone to all kinds of specialist to heal his fingers for the last 20 years and my concoction was like a miracle. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep notes of what I put in it. I think that batch I just drained all the old oil cartridges that weren’t really worth vaping. )
Anways, any thoughts appreciated.
My bases tend to be blends. This one will be a shea butter base with a little hemp oil and maybe coconut oil, and essential oils cedar, rosemary, and vetiver is a favorite of ours.