How to Make Your Own CBD Face Cream

How to Make Your Own CBD Face Cream

Public interest around cannabis compounds is on the rise.

This is for good reason, as studies show that terpenes and cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) can function as viable alternatives to a number of conventional treatments, including synthetic drugs, supplements and topicals.

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabis extract which is made from the stalks and flowers of the hemp plant. It has been shown to have numerous medical benefits. Currently, medical researchers are exploring CBD’s viability as a means to treat or manage many conditions including insomnia, chronic pain, inflammatory disorders, epileptic seizures, stress and mood disorders like depression.

Cannabinoids like CBD — along with other cannabis compounds like terpenes — are now commonly infused into topical products like soap, shampoo, bubble baths and massage oils. This makes use of their antioxidant, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties; nourishing the skin while providing relief from aches and pains.

It’s worth noting that CBD has several beneficial effects on skin, independent of other cannabis compounds. In this post, we go over these benefits, along with how you can easily make your own DIY face cream infused with CBD using natural, everyday ingredients and household items.

What Can CBD Do for Your Skin?

Even artisanal (i.e. non-pharmaceutical-grade) CBD isolate for sale online and at brick-and-mortar dispensaries can have several beneficial effects on skin within weeks of use. This is substantiated not only in scientific studies, but via the correlation of anecdotal evidence from countless product reviews on mass retail sites like Amazon. Let’s look at some of the most common benefits of CBD for skin below:

  • CBD can help fight acne because it reduces sebum production in the skin’s pores by inhibiting certain lipases
  • It also prevents bacterial proliferation on the skin due to its antibacterial properties
  • It reduces redness and swelling of inflamed areas of your skin, making you less prone to nicking problem areas, and less self-conscious when you’re out in public
  • CBD moisturizes dry patches on the skin
  • Its antioxidant properties actively combat free radicals, thereby reducing signs of aging over time
  • It is an excellent exfoliating agent as it helps remove the outer layer of dead cells from your skin, allowing new skin cells to grow more quickly
  • CBD oil has even been found to help wounds heal faster by reducing inflammation and scarring

Because of its low side effect profile and lack of adverse effects on skin, CBD has very quickly become a mainstay in the manufacture of health and wellness products in the beauty, fashion and sports medicine industries. As the body of scientific literature around CBD continues to grow, it’s likely it will be infused into an even greater range of products in the future.

How to Make Your CBD Face Cream

Making your own CBD-infused topicals is both simple and convenient, as it requires easy to find ingredients and common items around the house. This means the process requires very little investment, but can pay dividends in the long run in the form of significant improvements in skin health.

Materials:
– A container that can be sealed completely (i.e. plastic tub, jar with lid, etc.)
– 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
– 1/4 Cup Shea Butter
– 1 Teaspoon Mango Butter
– 1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
– 1 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
– Lemon Peel extract or essential oil (for scenting)
– Lavender Essential Oils (for healing properties and aroma)
– 1 Teaspoon Sunflower vitamin E (optional)

Tools:
– A double boiler or makeshift double boiler (i.e. two pots with water in one and the other pot containing ingredients that will be heated inside the pot with boiling water)

Directions:
Heat the coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter and aloe vera gel in your double boiler over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat and add vitamin E and lemon peel extract or essential oil. Stir to blend well Pour into the sealable container for storage.

From this point, you can color your cream with food coloring or leave as is, which we recommend doing. Your cream should be kept at room temperature where it won’t be exposed to temperatures higher than 76°F. You can use it both as a facial cream or body cream.

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