When you think of CBD products, you might immediately picture a tincture, capsule, or some other form of CBD taken orally. However, one major category of CBD products taking over the market right now is CBD topicals. However, these products mostly come in small amounts and can be very expensive. If you use CBD topicals as part of your daily routine, it might make sense for you to make your own. If you’ve ever thought about what it would take to make your own CBD lotion, keep reading to find out.
Decide What Form of CBD You’ll Use
You can use several different forms of CBD to make topicals, including a tincture, isolate, or raw hemp. Deciding which form you’ll use will depend on how dedicated you are, and what kind of supplies you have to make it. If you’re looking for more of a quick fix, you might want to try an isolate or tincture. If you have more time and resources, using raw hemp could provide great results.
Making Salve and Lotion With A Tincture or Isolate
The instructions for making a salve with a tincture or isolate are relatively simple. First, you need a cup of oil, an ounce of beeswax, and 3000mg of CBD oil or 3 grams of CBD isolate. You also have the option of adding some additional essential oils if you want it to smell nice.
To make the salve, you’ll need to heat the oil and beeswax inside a double-boiler until the wax is melted completely. Then, you can add the CBD tincture or isolate and stir until combined, being careful as to not let it overheat. You can then remove the salve from the heat, and add the essential oils after the salve has cooled but not when it’s completely solid. The mixture can then be put in an air-tight container to harden.
In order to turn your salve into a lotion, you’ll need 1 cup of aloe vera gel, 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and 2 tablespoons of shea butter or cocoa butter. You can increase the amount of oil in the mixture to increase the fluidity of the lotion. Just add all of these ingredients to the salve and mix thoroughly, and you’ll have your lotion!
There are several other creative things you can make with your salve. You could make a tinted or flavored lip balm by adding fruit or honey. Adding a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mixture may help to relieve arthritis pain. Adding rose petals or chamomile and applying to the bottom of your feet can aid sleep. Hopefully, this guide helps to get you started on making your own topical CBD products, and you won’t have to break the bank to experience daily relief.