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A Test run on topical oil made from trim and sticks

I read an article on making a topical out of trim and sticks, I thought I posted it but I can't find it. I thought I would just try this out for my legs, (I have nerve damage and get sharp pains in my lower legs, very sharp pains and also have a lump about the size of a baseball just above my ankle). Yesterday I whipped up a batch. I started out with two ounces of trim with a few sticks and the scrub buds (buds from bottom of the plant), decarbed it for 30 minutes at 245 ( just to test that temp in my oven) let it cool and then tossed it in the blender, and ground it down some,. Next I threw it in my crock pot with a cup and a half of defractionated coconut oil, (I like using this because of the absorbtion rate being so high, that's why they use it with essential oils). I let it cook on low ( my crock pot runs at 175 on low) for 4 hours. Strained it w/cheesecloth and put it in a condiment bottle, yield was almost 3/4 of a bottle :) . It turned out a darker green/black than I usually make but I used a little less oil this time because it was just trim sticks and a few tiny lower buds.

Now lets see how it did so far. Daily I have severe shooting pains in my legs, every day all day long. I started using my potion last night and twice today and Honestly it has made a huge difference in the amount and in the severity of my pain. I am going to test this for several weeks and I will post the results here.
So far this is really working for me!!!!
 

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A Test run on topical oil made from trim and sticks

I read an article on making a topical out of trim and sticks, I thought I posted it but I can't find it. I thought I would just try this out for my legs, (I have nerve damage and get sharp pains in my lower legs, very sharp pains and also have a lump about the size of a baseball just above my ankle). Yesterday I whipped up a batch. I started out with two ounces of trim with a few sticks and the scrub buds (buds from bottom of the plant), decarbed it for 30 minutes at 245 ( just to test that temp in my oven) let it cool and then tossed it in the blender, and ground it down some,. Next I threw it in my crock pot with a cup and a half of defractionated coconut oil, (I like using this because of the absorbtion rate being so high, that's why they use it with essential oils). I let it cook on low ( my crock pot runs at 175 on low) for 4 hours. Strained it w/cheesecloth and put it in a condiment bottle, yield was almost 3/4 of a bottle :) . It turned out a darker green/black than I usually make but I used a little less oil this time because it was just trim sticks and a few tiny lower buds.

Now lets see how it did so far. Daily I have severe shooting pains in my legs, every day all day long. I started using my potion last night and twice today and Honestly it has made a huge difference in the amount and in the severity of my pain. I am going to test this for several weeks and I will post the results here.
So far this is really working for me!!!!
I’m so glad about it working so well, Jimi. Yay! Keep it up. :hug:
 

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I was messing around with one of my vaporizers,an airistech viva, the small screen in the mouthpiece kept plugging up after a couple hits and it hindered the flow of medicine, really a bummer. So I tried putting a brass pipe screen at the top of the bowl. Surprisingly I could get proper hits out of it the entire 5 minutes before it shut itself down. One would think it would plug also but it didn't restrict the flow any. :)

The mouthpiece screen is small and a PITA to take out and clean, I use to think just brushing it was good enough but on closer inspection I could see the resin build up on the screen was restrictive too . So to keep from having to remove and clean it I brush it good then take a Qtip soaked with alcohol and clean it that way, works great.

Has anyone ever tried either of these?
 
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whoa! Jimi i remember you from VU! Boy did I stumble onto this thread in time. I have a legal indoor garden and will start flowering Monday! Considering its my first time back in ten years im pretty happy with my little gardwn and cant wait to see how big they get during the first three weeks of flowering.
 

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Hi @St.Roostifer, good to see you here buddy. Congratulations on your legal garden, you're in luck, go look in my thread the plant, I am sure you will like it, good info.
 
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@Jimi Thanks Jimi, it feels good to have a legal garden.

That is a gold mine of info that's right up my alley. It's gonna take some time to read through but I'm always looking to learn more when I'm not in my garden learning from my plants.

Had a bit of a setback around week 5 with the PH taking off like a plane, lol. Got em back on track now and range between 7 and 8 weeks old. Now, those four bushy girls have taken over the 4x4 tent and kicked out my (2) three week old autos, lol. Gonna have my hands until they get through their stretch but that's a good thing. The fun begins Monday with their first 12 hour schedule.
 

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@ ST.Roostifer, Are you growing in soil or hydroponic?

If you are growing in soil you can use dolimate lime mixed in the soil when you plant to keep the PH from rising. Works great, mine stay at at a pretty constant 6.8 :)
 
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I'm growing in soil. It's my fault for trusting the soil PH would be stable. After some research I discovered that brand is known for running up above 7. So when I transplanted last week I switched to a different soil and things have been solid. Also amended that soil with organic sources of N/P/K/Ca/S and Mag for flowering.
 
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I always use organic, makes the flower taste much better besides being much healthier.
 

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@ ST.Roostifer, Are you growing in soil or hydroponic?

If you are growing in soil you can use dolimate lime mixed in the soil when you plant to keep the PH from rising. Works great, mine stay at at a pretty constant 6.8 :)
I almost picked up some dolomite lime to amend my flowering buckets but I wasn't sure if I should because my seabird poop and bone meal have alot of Ca.
 

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I always use organic, makes the flower taste much better besides being much healthier.
Absolutely agree. Years ago I grew Barney's farm Red Cherry Berry and once properly dried there was a huge whiff of cherries when opening the hat and the taste was right there with the smell. Ha ha, not bad for Ocean Forest grow and GO line organic mutes.

Gonna be even better this time around because I'm not using heavy liquid fertilizers.
 
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I think it would be alright still to use it, I use it in every pot.
 
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