DIY CBD Skincare Routine

We’ve all heard about the amazing health benefits of CBD oil for medical patients,but did you know CBD oil can also be a god send for your everyday skincare routine? Think about it! We already know that CBD oil is a powerful agent for reducing inflammation and destroying bacteria. It’s a potent antioxidant that’s rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Whether you are looking for an effective treatment for acne or an anti-aging remedy to combat those laugh lines, CBD oil is a no-brainer and these DIY skin care recipes will give a whole new meaning to wake and bake.

Cleansing with CBD Oil

Traditional soap is made from oils and is generally more moisturizing and less harsh than detergents on your skin. This soap recipe will provide you with a gentle cleansing product that you can use for both your face and your body while harnessing all the benefits of CBD oil for your skin!

What You’ll Need:

16 oz. CBD oil

15 oz. Olive Oil

27 oz. Coconut OIl

13 oz. Shea Butter

19 oz. Cocoa Butter

13 oz. Lye

30 oz. Distilled Water

4 oz. Essential Oil Fragrance of Your Choice

A Pot Large Enough to Hold All Ingredients

A Food Thermometer

A Blender

A Mould of Your Choice

**Important Note: Measuring with accuracy is crucial to successful soap making!

CBD Skincare Bar Soap

Instructions: 

  1. Take the shea butter and cocoa butter and melt them over low heat until they liquefy.
  2. Once they have liquified, add the CBD oil, olive oil, and coconut oil and continue to warm over low heat until the mixture reaches 212 degrees.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the lye. Be sure to stir the lye into the mixture evenly. The lye will react with the oils and you will see the mixture become cloudy and thicken.
  4. Place the mixture in the blender and pulse for 5 to 10 seconds. Gently stir the mixture and repeat until the mixture begins to cool and become more thick.
  5. Once you see the temperature has cooled, gently add your fragrance oil and make sure that it mixes evenly throughout the mixture.
  6. Finally, pour your mixture into whatever mould you have chosen. You can use plastic dishes, silicone baking moulds, or you can even purchase soap moulds in various shapes and sizes.
  7. You’ll need to allow the soap to set and cure for 3-4 weeks to ensure the lye is completely eliminated.
  8. Once your soap has set and cured, it’s ready for use! Lather up and enjoy!

If you feel like getting super creative here, you can add flowers, seeds, or dyes for aesthetic value with your fragrance oil in step 5.

Toning with CBD Oil

Toners replenish and nourish freshly cleansed skin while removing the last remaining remnants of dirt and oil that your cleanser may have missed. Even when using the most gentle of cleanser, a toner is necessary to refresh some of the natural oils and nutrients washing can strip away. This CBD infused toner is the perfect complement to your custom CBD soap.

What You’ll Need:

Approx. 1 Quart of Fresh Rose Petals

The Peel of One Orange

2 tbsp Vodka

1 Aloe Vera Leaf

1 g Sunflower Lecithin

1/4 g CBD Oil

1 cup Distilled Water

A Saucepan

A Blender

A Glass Bottle or Jar

Instructions: 

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil.
  2. Add the orange peel and your fresh rose petals to the boiling water and allow to soak for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain this mixture and add the liquid to your blender.
  4. Scrape the gel from the inside of your aloe vera leaf into the blender and blend thoroughly until there are aloe vera chunks. Set this mixture aside.
  5. In your saucepan, melt the sunflower lecithin on low heat until liquified.
  6. Fold the CBD oil in with a spatula for even mixing.
  7. Now whisk your rose-orange-aloe vera mixture into the saucepan and remove from the heat.
  8. Add in the vodka and whisk briskly for 5 minutes to ensure everything emulsifies.
  9. Pour into a glass bottle or jar and allow to cool to room temperature.
  10. Once the mixture has cooled, give it one more good shake and store in the refrigerator.

You can use this toner just like any other. Simply pour a small amount onto a cotton ball and sweep over your face. The cool, refrigerated liquid will leave your face feeling soothed and refreshed.

Exfoliating with CBD Oil

A gentle scrub is essential for sloughing off dead skin cells and renewing your skin’s vibrant, healthy glow! Combine a gentle exfoliant like sugar with the regenerative and antioxidant properties of CBD oil and you have a recipe for skin care perfection!

What You’ll Need:

1/ 8 c. Raw Sugar (You’ll want to use brown sugar if you have sensitive skin.)

2 tbsp CBD Oil

2 tbsp Carrot Seed Oil

A Small Glass Jar

Instructions: 

  1. Combine all ingredients in your glass jar and stir until you’ve made a smooth paste.

That’s it! Simple and effective. Just scrub, rinse and pat dry! The sugar is gentle on your skin because it dissolves as you scrub and the CBD oil will leave your skin feeling moisturized and refreshed.

Moisturizing with CBD Oil

This is another super simple recipe with a huge payoff! Combining the non-comedogenic, deeply moisturizing properties of Argan oil with anti-aging, antioxidant rich CBD oil creates a luxurious serum that is perfect for moisturizing all skin types.

What You’ll Need:

1.5 oz. CBD Oil

1.5 oz. Argan Oil

5 drops Lavender Oil

5 drops Rosehip Oil

A Small Bottle

Instructions: 

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in your bottle and store in a cool, dry place.

Just a few drops rubbed between your hands and massaged into your face each day will provide you with all day moisture! If you aren’t crazy about the “oily” feel after applying, just lay a warm rag over your face gently to speed up absorption.

Spot Treating Acne with CBD Oil

Even pesky breakouts can benefit from CBD oil. After all, it is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory! This simple spot treatment paste can reduce redness and swelling and speed healing! This paste works best when made on an as-needed basis, so measurements are dependent on what you’ll use for each occasion.

What You’ll Need:

CBD oil

Tea Tree Oil

Baking Soda

Instructions: 

  1. Pour a small amount of baking soda in the palm of your hand and add just enough CBD oil to turn the powder into a paste.
  2. Add 1-3 drops of tea tree oil depending on the amount of paste you have in your hand and mix throughout the paste.
  3. Apply to the trouble spot and allow to sit for 1 hour. Rinse, pat dry, and repeat daily until the spot resolves.

Restorative CBD Oil Mask

CBD Skincare Face Mask The final weapon in your CBD oil skincare arsenal is a great restorative mask that you can use bi-weekly to give your skin that extra boost of healthy vibrance! This is another mixture that you will make on an as needed basis so feel free to adjust the measurements to your liking.

What You’ll Need:

2 tsp CBD Oil

2 tbsp Manuka Honey

1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions: 

  1. Mix your ingredients together in a small bowl and apply liberally to your face.
  2. Allow the mixture to sit for 1 hour. Rinse and pat dry.

And there you have it! Your complete DIY CBD Oil skincare routine

Amber Faust

About the author: Amber Faust is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in natural lifestyle pieces and sociopolitical commentary. Amber is a lifelong activist for social justice and environmental issues. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, drumming, meditation, and yoga.