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How to Make Salve with CBD Oil

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How to Make Salve with CBD Oil

With all of the breaking news around cannabis benefits recently, more people are exploring how to incorporate it into their everyday wellness and beauty products. CBD oil can now be found in products as diverse as tea and lip balm. 

One great all-purpose way to use CBD oil is in a salve. By infusing your own oil and emulsifying it with wax, you can take advantage of all the wonderful qualities of CBD oil. Even if you’re not much of a DIY-er, it’s easy to learn how to make a salve with CBD oil. This guide will tell you about CBD oil, its many benefits, and provide an easy recipe to make your own salve.

What is CBD Salve

What Is CBD Salve 

A salve is a soothing concoction that’s usually made by mixing oil and wax. Because these are applied to your skin and don’t get into your bloodstream, you don’t have to worry about any psychotropic effects. The oil can be infused with any number of herbs depending on what qualities you want the finished salve to have. You can infuse soothing oils such as jojoba or apricot with cannabis flowers or you can buy CBD oil that has already been infused, a great timesaver since infusing your own oil can take weeks. For salves that are cost-effective and ready to use immediately, use CBD oil or hemp oil. Salves are great to have with you throughout the day to help soothe irritating skin. 


Recipe for Making Your Own CBD Salve

Recipe for Making Your Own CBD Salve

If you’re interested in making your own CBD salve, here’s an easy, versatile CBD oil salve recipe to get you started!


  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax (or Candelilla wax if you want a vegan alternative)
  • 4 tablespoons of soothing carrier oil (jojoba, apricot, or olive are good choices)
  • ½-1 dropper of CBD or hemp seed oil (depending on the strength of your oil)
  • 3-4 drops of other essential oils as desired
  • Small tin or jar for storage


Step 1: Add the beeswax and carrier oil to a double boiler and heat over medium heat until melted.

Step 2: Stir them together well and remove from heat.

Step 3: Add the CBD oil and essential oils, stirring well.

Step 4: Pour into the container and cover.

Step 5: Store in a cool, dark place until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

If you’re using a double-strength CBD oil, use ½ dropper; otherwise, use a full dropper.

The type of essential oil you add will depend on the purpose of the salve. Here are a few great ones to try:

Lavender: If you want a soothing, relaxing salve for nighttime use, lavender is a great choice. It is traditionally used to help with sleep and is a great choice for using right before bed.

Rosemary: If you’re looking for something invigorating and refreshing, perhaps to get you through the workday, rosemary is a good option. In ancient cultures, rosemary was thought to improve memory, which is why it’s known as the herb of remembrance.

Peppermint: Peppermint oil is a good neutral option for an all-purpose salve. It is uplifting without being too invigorating, so it won’t interfere with relaxation.

Roman Chamomile: Another soothing, calming option for essential oil is Roman Chamomile. Much like chamomile tea before bed, chamomile essential oil salve before bed can help with relaxing and getting to sleep.

These are just some suggestions to get you started. Once you know the basics of how to make CBD salve with hemp seed oil, you can play around with the recipe and make it your own. You can easily double or triple the recipe to make more than one variation. CBD salves make great presents to give away as well. Instead of giving something impersonal and soon forgotten, you can personalize the salve for everyone on your gift list for a present that you know will be appreciated.

Where to Buy High-Quality CBD Oil for Your CBD Salve

With so many options out there, it can be difficult to know where to buy high-quality hemp CBD oil. Head over to our online store and place an order today. It will be delivered to your door before you know it! 

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FAQ On CBD Salves 

How does CBD Salve work?

A salve is a soothing concoction that’s usually made by mixing oil and wax. Because these are applied to your skin and don’t get into your bloodstream.

Can CBD be absorbed through the skin?

CBD can absorb into the skin but, it is important to note that it will not reach the bloodstream like other types of CBD products.

Can you add essential oils to CBD Salves?

Absolutely! The type of essential oil you add will depend on the purpose of the salve.



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