Cannabidiol cream provides the skin with moisture and essential nutrients. Making a CBD cream yourself isn’t that hard. Let’s show how it works.
The endocannabinoid system in our body is an important regulatory system that plays a decisive role in maintaining homeostasis. An extremely complex system is involved in many regulatory processes. The endogenous cannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors that are distributed in important organs in our body, the brain, and also in our body’s largest organ, the skin.
Ingredients for making CBD skin cream.
The following recipe is a basic recipe and not difficult to prepare. It is important to pay close attention to cleanliness at all stages of work so that germs do not get into the cream.
For about 100 g of cream you will need:
- 15 ml of vegetable oil. Grape seed oil, safflower oil, or argan oil are especially suitable for making skin creams. Avocado oil, almond oil, or coconut oil can also be used to treat particularly dry skin.
- An emulsifier is also required to prepare the ointment. The emulsifier provides a connection between two fluids that would normally not be possible to combine. In this case, water and oil. It is best to use 3 g of emulsane. For example, the pharmacy has emulsifiers.
- In order for the cream to acquire the desired consistency, you need 1-2 g of beeswax, shea butter or cocoa butter. Another vegan alternative would be carnauba wax, for example.
- 30 ml of distilled or rose water.
- In addition, of course, you will need the CBD oil of your choice with the appropriate concentration. It is important to pay attention to a serious manufacturer. When it comes to dosage, don’t overdo it.
- Oils such as argan oil or avocado oil are good for the skin but are not particularly sustainable due to long transport routes and complex manufacturing processes. It is best to choose locally sourced ingredients.
You will also need:
- Two heat-resistant bowls.
- Hand blender.
- Glasses for filling.
- Thermometer, it is best to use an infrared thermometer.
It is extremely important to disinfect your hands, utensils and glasses with alcohol or disinfectant before you start. You should also thoroughly clean and disinfect the work surface. Cleanliness is very important, otherwise germs or bacteria can enter the cream.
Make your own CBD skin cream.
All oil or fatty components are prepared first.
a) Bring 250 ml water to a boil in a saucepan and cover the saucepan with a heat-resistant bowl (water bath).
b) Let the beeswax, cocoa butter or shea butter or carnauba wax slowly melt in a water bath.
c) Then add an emulsifier (like emulsan) and vegetable oil, as well as CBD oil when everything is melted.
d) When everything is melted, remove the pan from the stove and let it cool to about 40 ° C. The best way to check this is with an infrared thermometer.
The next step is to prepare the water content:
a. Heat distilled or rose water in a second bowl in a water bath.
b. Temperature plays an important role in this. Both liquids in the bowls should be 40 ° C.
Emulsifying CBD cream.
- Once both fluids have reached the desired temperature, they can be mixed. The best way to do this is to pour the contents of the “bowl of water” into a bowl of fatty ingredients.
- You will need a hand blender to mix the water and oil together. This step is very important because if both components are not at the correct temperature or if they are not mixed long enough, they will not combine optimally.
- When the whole thing gets a creamy consistency, the cream is ready.
Now the cream can be poured with a disinfected spoon.
Since the homemade CBD cream does not contain any additives, the cream has a limited shelf life. However, it can be stored in the refrigerator for two to three weeks without any problems. The ointment can also be portioned and frozen.
Suitable for canning, for example, tea tree oil. You can add this preservative substitute at the end. However, tea tree oil has a strong smell that not everyone finds pleasant. The cream can also be enriched with other aromatic oils for a pleasant scent.
Our skin has a pH value of 4 to 6 and is protected by a layer of natural acid. If this value is changed significantly, it can have negative consequences. The base cream recipe has a pH of about 5.5. When experimenting with several ingredients, it is recommended to check the pH of the cream with test paper.
The basic recipe can be fortified with a variety of active ingredients, oils and tinctures. Green tea extract helps with puffy eyes, while aloe vera provides extra moisturest. Parsun is a liquid UV filter that provides sun protection to the cream. There really is no limit to imagination.