Making Your Own DIY CBD Salve

Making Your Own DIY CBD Salve

As the largest organ in our bodies, the skin has an important role in our everyday health and wellness. Not only does your skin help protect against infections, but it has the essential job of regulating body temperature, protecting your inner organs, and flushing out toxins. Knowing the critical role that our skin has in our day to day lives, many of us are wondering how we can give our skin the extra care it deserves. Thankfully, CBD’s calming and soothing properties help to provide targeted pain relief and support where your skin needs it most.

CBD’s natural skin-loving, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties make it a great addition to any skincare products. By naturally stimulating the endocannabinoids in your skin, CBD can offer effective pain relief for sore or aching muscles and joints, and it can be a great option for many skin conditions, including itchiness, inflammation, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Treat your skin to some fast, easy, and effective relief with this customizable CBD salve recipe, and experience the benefits of 100% pure CBD oil today.

DIY CBD Salve Recipe

Makes approximately 2 ounces of CBD salve

What You’ll Need: 


  1. In a double boiler, combine beeswax and carrier oil, and allow to melt over medium heat.
  2. Once melted, add CBD oil and essential oils to the mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. Remove from heat and carefully transfer the mixture to 2oz metal tin or other storing vessel. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Cover with lid and store in a dark, cool place until ready for use.

Which Essential Oils Should I Include?

Many people include essential oils in their CBD salves to add an extra aromatherapeutic boost and even greater skin-loving effects. To best suit your needs, try any of the following essential oils in your DIY CBD salve recipe:


Peppermint essential oil offers a bright and minty-fresh scent to your CBD salve, as well as a natural cooling effect for your skin, which is great for calming inflamed or painful areas by relaxing the muscles and joints. 


Lavender essential oil is a great option for all types of skin products, as it offers natural cleansing and calming effects for both the mind and body. Include this floral favorite for a sweet and subtle boost.


Frankincense essential oil has long been a favorite essential oil for many skin care applications, as its high level of alpha-thujene can help improve the appearance by softening fine lines and fading the appearance of scars.

How Do I Use CBD Salve?

Though it may be tempting to apply your new CBD salve all over your body, it’s often unnecessary. To avoid wasting your product, we have a few tips on how you can use CBD salve to garner the greatest benefits.

  1. Clean the Area

Before applying the salve to your skin, you want to make sure the area is clean and clear of unwanted germs, bacteria, or debris. A quick wash with soap and water or a wet cloth will do.

  1. Use Only What You Need

When it comes to CBD salve, it’s important to remember that a little can go a long way. When first starting out with CBD salve, we recommend using a dime-sized amount of product and thoroughly massaging it into the skin with slow and careful circular motions. 

  1. Use Salve on the Right Areas

Your CBD salve is great for targeted problem areas, but if you want to simply increase skin health and experience the balancing effects of CBD oil on your skin, we recommend applying CBD to some key spots such as the neck, feet, shoulders, hands, and joints. Remember to massage the salve into your skin as much as possible to release tension and help the product do it’s best work.

Show Your Skin You Care

Give your skin the extra support it deserves with this all-natural CBD salve recipe for immediate relief against pain, swelling, itchiness, and more. Discover more ways you can use CBD in your daily routine to promote better health and wellness on our blog, or get started on your all-natural wellness journey with CBD by visiting our shop today.

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