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  • by Nicola Boulton August 15, 2022 5 min read


    Have you ever tried making CBD soap at home? Some people prefer using CBD soaps from shops because they believe they are qualified. Herein is about CBD recipes soap, including; how to make CBD soap and things to consider when making a CBD soap and soap recipe.

    Enjoy topically applied CBD by using soap-infused CBD. Many reasons you opt to use CBD products are because of the health-related benefits provided to the body. It is a natural and reliable ingredient because it cannot cause serious side effects. CBD is infused in most products, including food and drinks, making it easy to be experienced by all people, meeting their needs. There are various ways in which CBD can be taken into the body, including edibles, sublingual, vapes, and CBD topical.

    What is CBD

    According to R de Mello Schier et al. (2014), the cannabinoid is a chemical compound found in the hemp and cannabis plants. Sarker & Nahar (2020) stated that CBD is infused in most skin care products because of its health property. CBD does not have psychoactive properties like THC, although they are extracted from the same plant

    How to Make CBD Soaps

    CBD is widely spread since it is infused in most products. They can be bought both from retail and online shops. However, you can make your soap at home and still enjoy the health benefits of CBD. CBD soap is like other soaps, but they offer more than cleaning the body. They contain essential oil and cannabinoids. CBD is natural since it is extracted from hemp or cannabis plants and makes it have fewer side effects.

    How CBD Bath Soaps Work

    According to Baswan et al. (2020), CBD soap is used topically; it is designed to interact with the endocannabinoid receptors on the skin to provide balance and calmness. You can customize the ingredients with your homemade CBD by having a healthy and vibrant product that can serve your needs.

    Things to Consider when Using CBD Oil In Your DIY Recipe

    Quality of the Oil

    The quality of CBD oil to make a good DIY CBD soap. You need to use high quality to have a good end product. Therefore, you need time to research different brands and the method of production. CBD extraction involves harsh chemicals that can be traced to the final product when not well managed. According to Qamar et al. (2021

    ) CO2 can be used in extracting CBD; this is a much more reliable method since it does not involve chemicals.

    Ensure that your oil is organic, rich in nutrients, and free of contaminated soil. (US-grown hemp is emphasized since it is grown under agricultural regulations.

    Have a third-party testing lab certification to make sure it is of good quality and free from contaminants such as pesticides and heavy metals

    Using Saponification And Heat

    Ardiyanti et al.(2020) stated that saponification is the process by which the solution is made and combined with chemicals, breaking down and forming fatty acids chain. Heating the solution evaporates water making the solution solid. The health should be high; however, CBD loses its potency at about 300degrees.

    Know The Amount Of CBD Oil To Add

    In the recipe, you will know how much oil is needed; however, since people respond differently to cannabinoids, know the amount that can work best for you. You can also use the try and error method if you do not know the necessary dosage. When you frequently make the soap, it will be easy to know the amount you need.

    CBD Soap Recipe


    5 Oz of cocoa oil

    5 Oz of shea butter

    5 Oz of castor oil

    5 Oz avocado oil

    10 Oz coconut oil

    11.9 Oz filtered water

    4.1 Oz of lye

    1 Oz of essential oil (your choice)

    The desired amount of CBD oil


    Plastic spatula

    Hand mixer

    Old plastic container (for lye)


    Stainless steel spoon

    Soap mold

    stainless steel pot

    gloves, goggles, and mask.


    • Mix coconut butter, shea butter, castor oil, avocado oil, and CBD oil in a steel pot using low heat to melt. Continuous stir to combine them well. Use a thermometer to measure the temperature up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Add the filtered water and slowly pour it into the lye; since the solution might explode, stir them to mix well; they will heat up.
    • Cool the solution to about 95 and 100 degrees.
    • When the mixture is at 95 and 100 degrees, pour them into the pot of oils blend using a hand mixer for at least 3 minutes to make sure they are well combined.
    • Add essential oil of your choice.
    • Use a spatula to pour the mixture into a soap mold
    • Use a towel cover and insulate the mold for 24 hours
    • Remove the soap after 24 hours, cut them into desirable pieces, and put them in a clean and dry place. Occasionally turn them to dry both sides.

    Caution is careful while handling lye since it is caustic when it stays on your skin. It can be good when you carry the step outside and have the protective clothes on. However, when you do not want to use lye, it can be avoided but still have your CBD soap.


    The desired amount of CBD oil

    1 pound of melt and pour soap base (goat milk aloe vera)

    0.25 to 0.5 Oz of fragrances, essential oil, soap-safe colorants, or herbal additives (optional).



    Spoon or spatula

    Soap molds towel heated butcher or knife



    • Cut the soap base into two-inch cubes and heat them in the microwave until they are melted and stir between the heating.
    • When the soap is fully melted, sir your CBD oil and mix them well
    • Add the fragrances and essential oil of your choice
    • Pour the solution into the soap mold and leave them to harden completely.
    • Use a towel to insulate them


    Anyone can use CBD for any skin type. This is because CBD has different benefits that make it beneficial for any skin (oily, normal, sensitive, and dry skin). CBD products can be found in any store in the market and oil, but getting the bests quality and genuine product to serve your needs might be hard. Making your own CBD soap, there is a choice to use CBD oil you like; full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate.


    Ardiyanti, A. D., Adhitama, L., & Wahyutiyani, R. (2020, April). Efficient Compost Fertilizer With Addition Of Fatty Acid Results Of Used Cooking Oil Saponification Reaction. In Proceeding International Conference On Science And Engineering (Vol. 3, Pp. 125-128).

    Baswan, S. M., Klosner, A. E., Glynn, K., Rajgopal, A., Malik, K., Yim, S., & Stern, N. (2020). Therapeutic Potential Of Cannabidiol (CBD) For Skin Health And Disorders. Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology, 13, 927.

    Qamar, S., Torres, Y. J., Parekh, H. S., & Falconer, J. R. (2021). Effects Of Ethanol On The Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction Of Cannabinoids From Near Equimolar (Thc And CBD Balanced) Cannabis Flower. Separations, 8(9), 154.

    R De Mello Schier, A., P De Oliveira Ribeiro, N., S Coutinho, D., Machado, S., Arias-Carrión, O., A Crippa, J., ... & C Silva, A. (2014). Antidepressant-Like And Anxiolytic-Like Effects Of Cannabidiol: A Chemical Compound Of Cannabis Sativa. CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets (Formerly Current

    Drug Targets-CNS & Neurological Disorders), 13(6), 953-960.

    Sarker, S. D., & Nahar, L. (2020). Cannabidiol (CBD)–An Update. Trends In Phytochemical Research, 4(1), 1-2.

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