July 23, 2021

5 Easy CBD Beauty Recipes For A Healthy Glow

 There may be nothing more satisfying than raiding your pantry and medicine cabinet to whip up your own personal care products.

Homemade beauty remedies are a great way to take control of what you put on and into your body, reducing the harsh chemicals you’re exposed to. Plus, it’s fun to play the formulator, combining natural ingredients you know are good for your skin and hair health.

Being naturally derived from cannabis, CBD oil is an easy add-in for a dose of beauty benefits.

And CBD oil is one of those versatile ingredients that you can incorporate into many DIY beauty recipes. With CBD oil and a few other staples from Mother Earth, you can likely create your own clean beauty line!

Get started with these CBD recipes that help you bring some mega self-care to your face, body, and hair.

CBD Benefits For Skin & Hair

Before we anoint ourselves with hemp oils, let’s quickly dip our finger into the vat that is the many benefits of CBD for hair and skin.

CBD Oil For Glowing Skin

If you’re looking to get your glow on, you might consider CBD oil. Here’s the skin(ny) on why:

With anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, CBD oil has shown promise at resolving and preventing acne.(1) It’s non-comedogenic, too, so it won’t clog your pores.

Being rich in antioxidants — the compounds that combat free radicals — it may also improve skin appearance and reduce signs of aging.(2)

Plus, anti-inflammatory = less redness and puffiness, which could improve your complexion overall. Even if you aren’t struggling with skin issues.

CBD Oil For Luscious Locks

Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, and CBD might help with that.

One study found that a shampoo containing broad-spectrum CBD helped reduce scalp inflammation for people with scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.(3) Seborrheic dermatitis can cause redness, itchiness, and dandruff.

CBD oil may also promote hair growth, too. The secret to that CBD benefit lies in CBD’s ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Among the many amazing things our ECS does for us, it also influences hair follicle cell growth.(4)

Best Practices For Formulating & Cooking With CBD

CBD oil is a natural compound full of good-for-you properties. Exposure to certain conditions can affect its goodness. So, there are a few best practices to follow when using it in DIY remedies and recipes.

  • Skip the excessive temps. High heat can “cook off” beneficial compounds CBD, so avoid heating the CBD oil to temperatures above 350℉. If you’re melting ingredients to combine them, it’s a good idea to avoid microwaves, or add CBD at the end.
  • Seal well to preserve freshness and effectiveness. Keep your CBD oil bottles closed when you aren’t using them. Just like essential oils and high-quality cooking oils, exposure to light and air can oxidize the good stuff inside. And on that note, store your final DIY CBD recipes in airtight containers.
  • Mind your doses. Even though your homemade hair and skin products are going on your body, they can still be absorbed through the skin. So, keep an eye on the amount of CBD you’re adding to your topical CBD products.
  • Identify your CBD-infused products. Clearly label all products so you and anyone else using them knows there’s CBD oil inside.
  • Store safely. CBD is for grown-ups only. It’s best to keep your infused lotions and potions somewhere that’s both ideal for CBD longevity as well as out of the reach of children. (They’re gorgeous and glowy enough as is anyways!)

We’re willing to bet that one reason you want to make skincare products yourself is to avoid low-quality ingredients. So in addition to all of the above, opt for high-quality CBD oil made with organically-grown hemp. If you happen to have Pure Craft CBD on hand, that’s any of our CBD oil tinctures for people or pets, you’re all set.

It’s really as simple as that! Now you’re ready to concoct your own CBD oil beauty products at home.

Homemade CBD Skincare & Haircare Recipes

With simple, readily-available ingredients and no complicated instructions, these CBD oil personal care products will have your natural beauty shining through in no time!

Exfoliating CBD Oil Sugar Scrub

This simple sugar scrub for lips, face, and body is great for sloughing off dead skin cells and contains only four ingredients.

Ingredients:

How to make: Simply combine everything in a jar and your scrub’s done! This recipe makes enough for several uses, so store your sugar scrub at room temperature in a tightly sealed container.

How to use: Slather it on and rub gently in small circular motions, then rinse and pat dry.

Little note: Use caution when using this in the bath or shower. The oil content can make things slippery!

Homemade Clarifying CBD Mask

Whip up this straightforward CBD mask recipe anytime your face needs a refresh.

Ingredients:

How to make: Literally all you do is whisk all the ingredients together. The amounts above yield one mask’s worth of grainy goop, so you don’t need to worry about storage.

How to use: Apply it to your face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse and follow with your usual skincare regimen.

Relaxing CBD Bath Bomb With Lavender

De-stressing is an important part of any beauty routine. Seriously, unclenching the mind and body can work magic on one’s beautitude! Make a batch of these fizzy CBD bath bombs for your self-care days. Also makes a great gift!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup epsom salt
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 6 droppersful of Pure Craft Nano Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Optional: 3 tablespoons dried lavender flowers

You’ll also need a cupcake tin lined with cupcake liners. These will be your CBD bath bomb molds.

How to make: Whisk together the dry ingredients. Then mix in the coconut oil, CBD oil, and essential oils. It should look like wet sand. If the mixture is too dry, add another tablespoon of coconut oil. Press everything firmly into your lined cupcake tins with a metal spatula. Let it sit to dry for 24 hours, then remove the bath bombs from the cupcake liners and store in an air-tight, sealed container. Makes about 6 bath bombs.

How to use: When you’re feelin’ the need to chillax, just plunk one of your bombs in the tub and prepare to say “Ahhhh!!!”

CBD Oil Serum For Acne

Facial serums are all the rage, and for good reason! The right oils can do wonders for your skin. This serum contains neem oil, a plant-based oil proven to be helpful for acne and skin conditions.(5) It also contains some of the best essential oils for acne.(6)

Ingredients:

How to make: Add all ingredients to a dark dropper bottle and gently shake. You should have plenty of serum to last you a while.

How to use: Apply several drops to your face and neck or apply as a spot treatment up to twice daily.

 

Nourishing Avocado & Banana Hair Mask With CBD Recipe

When your locks need a little more love than your usual lather, rinse, repeat, this natural hair mask saturates it with plant oils for shine and nourishment.

Ingredients:

How to make: Mash everything together in a bowl until all the ingredients are fully blended. This makes enough to pamper a head of medium-thick, shoulder-length locks. Feel free to proportionally reduce the recipe (e.g., halve it) if you have shorter or finer hair. Discard any leftover mask.

How to make: Rub the mixture into your hair from root to tip. Give your scalp a massage while you’re at it. Let it soak in for 10-20 minutes before rinsing. Style as usual.

 

Natural CB-D-IY Beauty Care

CBD offers many potential beauty benefits for skin and hair. Adding CBD oil to your homemade personal care products is an easy way to take advantage of this.

With a few best practices in mind, you’ll soon be mixing up CBD skin- and haircare solutions like a DIY pro. Follow the recipes above to get started, then branch out with your own CBD oil recipes.

As with anything else you put on your bod, you’ll want to use a high-quality CBD oil for these topical CBD applications. You’re worth using the best available ingredients!

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References

  1. Tóth, KF, et al. (2019). Cannabinoid Signaling in the Skin: Therapeutic Potential of the "C(ut)annabinoid" System. Molecules. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24050918
  2. Atalay, S, et al. (2019). Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol. Antioxidants. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox9010021
  3. Vincenzi, C, et al. (2020). Efficacy and Tolerability of a Shampoo Containing Broad-Spectrum Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Scalp Inflammation in Patients with Mild to Moderate Scalp Psoriasis or Seborrheic Dermatitis. Skin appendage disorders. https://doi.org/10.1159/000510896
  4. Smith, G, et al. (2021). Hair Regrowth with Cannabidiol (CBD)-rich Hemp Extract. Cannabis. https://publications.sciences.ucf.edu/cannabis/index.php/Cannabis/article/view/78
  5. Cobb, C. (2019). Can You Use Neem Oil for Skin Care? Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/neem-oil-for-skin
  6. Carey, E. (2019). What Are the Best Essential Oils for Acne? Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/essentials-oils-for-acne


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