How To Make Your Own CBD Body Butter

Nov 9, 2020

CBD Skin Care Benefits Of Body Butter

CBD is a cannabinoid sourced from the hemp plant that has an endless amount of benefits and therapeutic purposes. Making your own CBD hand cream or body butter will turn your skin care routine from average to singular. Can you make yours as creamy and relieving as our rapid relief CBD rub? Let’s get started!

Can CBD Oil Be Used Topically?

CBD oil can be used topically as part of a salve, lotion, cream, balm, or ointment. It is commonly used orally. Most people take their desired amount of drops and hold it beneath their tongue for a full body effect.

A skilled process of extraction, winterization, de-waxation, and processing is needed for the creation of CBD oil. What is neat about topicals however, is that it is easy to make your own diy cream right where you are.

Carrier Oils For CBD Body Butter

What Are Carrier Oils?

Carrier oils are natural plant derivatives. They are an important base for CBD creams. Think of them as a delivery system for CBD. CBD is a highly concentrated extract and needs to be carried for us to use it in topical form. They are exceptionally useful for absorption purposes in topical products.

The Top Best Carrier Oils To Use

Carrier oils aid our bodies in absorbing CBD to its fullest extent. We have combined a list of the best carrier oils we find most effective in relation to our rapid relief cream, in combination with an article done by Bloom Hemp, The 7 Best CBD Carrier Oils, for your CBD body butter formulation.
  • MCT oil (coconut oil)

Number two! Arnica oil is an herbal compound from the mountain loving Siberian arnica plant. The active chemicals in this herbal supplement are especially known for being an antibiotic. Arnica oil is a highly concentrated herbal substance that we recommend as a topical carrier base for pain. It is a long used and not forgotten medicinal oil.

  • Pomegranate Oil

Pomegranate oil makes for a great therapeutic addition to your diy cream. It goes without even saying, pomegranate oil comes from the red juicy seeds of a pomegranate fruit. It is a favorite carrier oil for skin care. If you like eating them, you’ll sure like using them in your skincare routine.

  • Avocados Galore

Avocado oil serves as a thick, heavy skin healthy carrier oil. Avocados are rich in oleic acid, helpful for nourishing dry skin. Our skin produces sebum, a natural oil that protects and moisturizes our skin. Avocado oil mimics this oil, creating a skin protective and nourishing layer.

  • Sweet Almond Oil

Holus uses almond oil for the best CBD body butter texture and sweet aroma. Almond oil is a sweet oil which comes from the kernels of almonds. It is edible and has a strong aroma. The United States dominates almond production more than any other country on earth, making it a major marketing phenomenon, according to an article done by World Atlas. This versatile fruit is the all in one, from almond milk to beauty products, it’s nutritional value far outweighs any other nut. Almond oil is plentiful and easily accessible.

  • Jojoba Oil

Pronounced (ho-ho-ba), Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of the jojoba plant. Jojoba plants are thick woody warm climate shrubs that produce coffee like seeds. Jojoba seed oil mimics our skin’s natural oil, sebum, making it extremely useful for reducing acne production. Jojoba seed oil is more waxy than oily. Its scent is described as nutty. It is a healthy carrier oil with great skin care benefits.

  • Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is enriched with skin healthy vitamins and minerals. Being a vitamin rich resource, it is a good antioxidant choice for skin protection against unwanted bacteria. Sunflower oil is often thought of as a healing beauty product for irritating, sensitive, and dry skin. Oil from sunflowers are unsaturated fats. Unsaturated gives you an unduly energized feeling.

What To Consider When Choosing Your Carrier Oil

  • Shelf life duration: Some carrier oils will preserve longer than others. MCT oil is a great option for shelf life preservation.
  • Skin type: Some oils may cause skin irritation depending on your skin type.
  • Level of absorption: Carrier oils carry CBD. Some will carry better than others.
  • Scent: Some carrier oils will be scentless and have distinct smells about them. Keep this in mind if adding essential oils.

Let’s Talk Essential Oil Infusion

Essential oils are potent plant extracts that add aroma and complements CBD’s comforting, calming, relaxing effect. Although not essential, adding an essential oil will give your CBD body butter a unique touch. They are a fun way to add in a little aromatherapy to your life. Holus’ calming, recovery, and sleep aid tinctures are essential oil infused!

Additional CBD Body Butter Ingredients

  1. Menthol is a cooling, pain relieving ingredient many pain creams have. For a coolant and refreshing feeling, menthol makes a great addition.
  2. Coffee grounds. Many skin care products with cocoa butter and shea butter, include coffee grounds for additional aroma and appeal as they work together really well.
  3. Vegetable glycerine. Vegetable glycerine is not a carrier oil, but has many of the same qualities. When diluted with water, it resembles a syrupy texture. It is a popular CBD product additive many companies use.

How To Make CBD Body Butter

Now that you have your choice carrier oil, essential oil, and CBD form, let’s get into it! Feel free to experiment.

Materials Needed
  1. Measuring cups
  2. Spatula
  3. Mixer
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Double Boiler or alternative (heat proof bowl)
CBD Body Butter Recipe
  1. ½ cup or 4 oz choice carrier oil(s)
  2. 10 drops (increase or decrease as desired) of choice essential oil (optional)
  3. Choice of CBD
    1. <2-3 tablespoons CBD isolate (powder)
    2. 2-3 tincture drops full (increase or decrease as needed) of Holus natural hemp CBD oil or alternative CBD extract
  4. ½-¾ cup shea butter (cocoa butter/ coconut butter are options as well)
  5. ⅓ cup aloe vera gel
  6. 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerine (optional)


Measure all ingredients. Simmer water in a saucepan and place a double boiler or heat proof bowl in the saucepan.

You may mix, match, and combine carrier oils to your preference. Pay close attention to your consistency while adding additional oils and ingredients. Melt ½ cup per oil choice with ½-¾ cup butter choice in double boiler. Stir constantly till desired consistency.

Remove from heat and let your butter/oil combo cool in glass or heat safe bowl for at least one hour or until remotely cool.

Add aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerine, CBD amount, and optional essential oil to cooled mixture. Whip together till smooth. Seal in an airtight jar or container. Enjoy!

Troubleshooting Your CBD Body Butter

Having trouble making your topical work? Achieving the right consistency can be hard sometimes.

Too thick? Adding more aloe vera gel by the tablespoon and continuing to whip, will thin out your

Too runny? Folding in an even distribution of butter and oil will thicken your cream.

Not enough potency? Combine in more CBD for further effectiveness.

Gritty? Not whipping your CBD oil rub long enough could be the problem. In the case it is not, consider adding vegetable glycerine by the tablespoon could help.

How To Calculate The Right CBD Dosage For Your CBD Topical

Adding CBD is the last thing you will incorporate into your cream.

  1. Convert cups of body butter to milligrams.

(Cups) x (0.236588 liters) x (1000 milliliters)

  1. Milligrams of CBD per milliliter of topical cream. Next step is to figure out how many milligrams of CBD are in each milligram of cream.

(Amount of CBD in mg added) x (Total ml added) ÷ (amount in step one)

  • Convert milliliters to teaspoons.

(step two answer) x (5 ml per teaspoon)

Your answer will give you a rough estimate of how much CBD is in one teaspoon of your homemade body butter.

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