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How to make CBD cosmetics?

Written by: Arthur Leclerc

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Making CBD cosmetics

How to make CBD cosmetics like lotion, cream or ointment with CBD oil? topicals based on cannabidiol are said to have anti-aging, antibacterial or anti-inflammatory properties. In this article, we will show you how to easily make your own products.

Make a CBD cosmetic lotion

CBD lotions are the lightest form of topical product because they are made up of 75% water. They are therefore easy to apply and are quickly absorbed into the skin.

CBD lotion recipe

Cannabidiol lotion contains just four ingredients: an oil base, water, an emulsifying agent, and your favorite CBD oil. The type of oil base you use actually affects the texture of your CBD lotion. To obtain a lighter consistency, choose almond, sunflower or apricot oil; for a slightly denser texture, opt for argan, jojoba or coconut oil.

CBD Lotion Ingredients

  • 12ml cup of oil base
  • Up to 36ml cup of distilled, mineral or spring water.
  • 4 ml of beeswax
  • 2 ml of CBD oil
  • Essential oils (optional)

Preparation

  • Gently heat the oil base and beeswax in a bain-marie and stir well until the wax melts.
  • Add your CBD oil and stir until it is completely incorporated into the mixture.
  • Remove from heat and add a few drops of essential oil (if using).
  • Let cool slightly, then slowly add your water while stirring continuously to check the consistency of the lotion.
  • Pour your lotion into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Make a CBD cosmetic cream

Cannabidiol cream is made using more oil than water, so it will be much thicker than cannabidiol lotion.

CBD cream recipe

Cannabidiol cream is made from the same ingredients as the lotion, but the oil base and water are added in different proportions to change the consistency of the final product.

CBD Cream Ingredients

  • 36 ml of oil base.
  • 12 ml cup of distilled, mineral or spring water.
  • 4 ml of beeswax
  • 2 ml of CBD oil
  • Essential oils (optional)

The preparation is identical to that of the lotion, only the quantities differ.

Faire des cosmétiques au CBD


Make a CBD cosmetic ointment

Ointments are perfect for an intense application of cannabidiol and can also be a good option for relieve muscles and painful joints.

CBD Salve Recipe

Cannabidiol salve is the easiest product to make because it only contains three essential ingredients: an oil base, an emulsifying agent, and your CBD oil. It's the complete absence of water in this recipe that makes the ointment so thick compared to the cream and lotion.

CBD Ointment Ingredients

  • 48 ml of base oil
  • 6 ml of beeswax
  • 2 ml of CBD oil
  • Essential oils (optional)

The preparation is therefore the same as for lotions and creams; the only difference is that you don't add water. As the mixture cools, the ointment will become thicker and thicker, so you will need to transfer it to an airtight jar before it sets completely.

Making CBD cosmetics: Their use

You can also use your preparations for other treatments, for example by adding


  • Vitamin E or rosemary essential oil to fight against aging;
  • From tea tree essential oil, against acne;
  • Eucalyptus and lavender essential oil to soothe your muscle pain.

Making CBD cosmetics is child's play. Don’t hesitate to try these recipes; you will thus have the pleasure of making your own CBD cosmetics, while controlling their compositionand also your expenses ;)

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