In this post, we’re covering what CBD body butter is and why it’s good for the skin. We’ll cover the difference between body lotion and body butter (and other topicals). We will talk about the uses for and benefits of body butter generally and why there’s an added benefit to CBD in body butter.
Body lotions, body creams, body butters, and related topical products all keep your skin hydrated, healthy, and soft with natural ingredients—yet they are very different. It’s important to realize that different skin types demand different products because there are so many options on the market.
Best-suited to dry skin, natural, organic body butters are richer and thicker than body lotions and creams. They protect the skin with high amounts of natural butters from cocoa, shea, or mango butters or natural oils such as almond, coconut, grape seed, hemp seed, or jojoba to protect your skin.
There are several ways to use body butter to optimize your skin’s health.
Tired spots. Spots like your lips or neckline may benefit from body butter, especially CBD body butter that’s loaded with antioxidants.
Consumers are becoming crafitier than ever, and many are choosing to experiment with CBD topicals at home. We often get asked about the best product to use as an ingredient for an at-home formulation, and we always recommend our CBD Isolate. Isolate is pure CBD in crystalline powder form, and is super simple to work into a topical recipe you already enjoy!
100 g/½ cup coconut oil
100 g/½ cup raw cocoa butter, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons magnesium oil
2–3 teaspoons CBD Isolate
15 drops clary sage or lavender essential oil
CBD Body Butter
Makes about 235 g/ generous 1 cup
This recipe is a simple way to make a DIY CBD body butter in your kitchen, no special tools needed! The combination of magnesium oil, CBD oil and clary sage or lavender essential oil can make this your silver bullet in the fight against pain. This body butter can help ease any kind of muscle ache, but especially for period cramps — when they hit, simply rub this body butter into the lower abdomen!
In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt the coconut oil and cocoa butter. Once liquid, add CBD isolate and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the magnesium oil and clary sage or lavender essential oil. Transfer to a bowl and let the mixture cool and ﬁrm back up to the texture of butter (it may need refrigerating for 15–20 minutes if your home is warm).
On the other hand, if you just made your cannabis oil and it is still liquified, you can do this step straight in a pot on the stove – keeping the heat as low as possible once the cannabis coconut oil is added.
That is where a double-boiler comes in handy! Even over the lowest flame, heating oil in a pot directly on the stove is much more difficult to prevent overheating, and can create “hot spots” – destroying our precious cannabinoids.
Just like the last step, we want to avoid excessively heating the cannabis oil in order to preserve cannabinoids. If you happen to be using solidified cannabis-infused coconut oil that you previously made, I highly suggest mixing everything in a double-boiler once again (since you’ll need to heat it longer and hotter to re-melt your oil).
Steps to Make Cannabis-Infused Oil:
When stored in ideal cool and dark conditions, homemade cannabis salve should last up to a year. The potency will only slightly decrease during this time. I try to use clean hands when I dig into my salve jars, to avoid introducing any contamination that could make it potentially mold or spoil faster. You could also use a salve spoon.
However, some folks may not like the appearance of the cracks – particularly if the cannabis salve is going to be sold or given as a gift. To avoid settling cracks, put the cannabis salve in a mixing bowl before transferring it into a storage container. Allow it to only partially cool and solidify, whip and mix it up, and then pack into your containers.
If you haven’t done so already, the first step is to decarboxylate the cannabis you intend to use in this salve recipe. Or at least some of it, if you want to also use some raw material.
Grind or tear up the cannabis into fairly small pieces. Spread it evenly on a baking sheet, and heat it in the oven on 250°F for 25-30 minutes. Easy, right?