August 24, 2022 5 min read
You can easily make your CBD body butter at home with shea butter, and CBD isolate or tincture. You can also incorporate other oils, vegetable glycerin, and aloe vera gel, which are optional.
CBD body butter is a good emollient for softening and making the skin supple. All you need to make it is CBD oil isolate and shea butter. You can also use MCT coconut oil or cocoa butter instead of shea butter, but the latter is better and has been confirmed to have many benefits to the skin. This article helps you know the steps to make CBD body butter, but first, what is CBD body butter.
According to Massi et al. (2006) and Bauer et al. (2020), CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in hemp and other cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds in hemp plants and add up to more than 140. CBD stands out for being non-psychoactive. Schlienz et al. (2018) described THC as the intoxicating cannabinoid, but the same is not true about CBD, which can express the desired effects without causing the 'high' effect.
Body butter has been on the market for long and is a common emollient people use to soften the skin and make it supple. According to Purnamawati et al. (2017), shea butter oil is the main ingredient in body butter. Other ingredients include oil, avocado, jojoba, palm, cocoa, or illipe oil extracts. Preparing CBD body butter takes all these ingredients, with the addition of CBD oil, tincture, or isolate. The resultant product is versatile and can be used on dry spots, feet, hands, or the whole body.
CBD body butter and body lotions are all emollients, yet not the same. What is the difference between the two products? How do they compare? The main difference between the two is texture. Body lotions are more liquid-like while body butter is thicker, waxier, fattier, and more compact. Nonetheless, they serve the same purpose. Still, while CBD body lotion is ideal for a daily routine, body butter is best used only a few times a week.
According to Purnamawati et al. (2017), shea butter, the main ingredient in CBD body butter, can soften the skin and smoothen thin lines. Therefore, it is a great way to make your skin softer, more tender, and supple. Besides, Nisbet (2018) commented that CBD shea butter or body butter is best for some conditions, including eczema. Many people use body butter 2- 3 times a week because of its thickness. Still, in exceptional cases like eczema mentioned by Nisbet (2018) above, you can use the butter for two weeks, after which you should discontinue if the affected parts respond well. Here is the recipe for making your own CBD body butter at home. Learn more about uses for and benefits of cbd body butter
Are you ready to make CBD body butter at home? You need the following tools for a simple DIY body butter recipe;
You need the ingredients below for your DIY body butter. You can adjust the measures accordingly if you want more or less CBD body butter.
Follow the steps below closely to make your own CBD body butter with the ingredients above;
You might try DIY CBD body butter for the first time and record success. However, this is not the case for all since the butter may be runny, hard, or gritty. How do you go about this? Here are suggestions on how to correct each of these textures;
Making your CBD butter at home is easy. You only need a few ingredients, including shea butter, essential oils, CBD drops or isolate powder, aloe vera gel, and other optional ingredients. The process is simple, as detailed in this blog. Besides, if the butter is gritty or thick, the article shares ideas on how to improve it.
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Purnamawati, S., Indrastuti, N., Danarti, R., & Saefudin, T. (2017). The Role of Moisturizers in Addressing Various Kinds of Dermatitis: A Review. Clinical medicine & research, 15(3-4), 75–87.
Schlienz, N. J., Lee, D. C., Stitzer, M. L., & Vandrey, R. (2018). The effect of high-dose dronabinol (oral THC) maintenance on cannabis self-administration. Drug and alcohol dependence, 187, 254-260.
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