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cbd oil soap recipe

When we use topical CBD products, the cannabinoid receptors on our skin absorb the CBD compounds, energizing our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This produces homeostasis in our minds and bodies that may generate a sense of balance and calmness.

Saponification (after sapo, Latin for soap) occurs when a solution of lye combines with oils and creates a chemical reaction that breaks the oils down into chains of fatty acids. Heating the lye and oil solution evaporates the water molecules, turning the solution into a solid form, producing bar soap.

Using CBD Oil in Your Recipe: Things to Keep in Mind

By creating a DIY CBD soap, you have the freedom to customize them to your personal needs. Homemade soaps are usually a vibrant and healthy mix of other types of natural oils as well, like coconut and essential oils, which each carry their own scents and unique benefits.

When selecting a CBD oil for your recipe, it’s crucial that you look for high-quality CBD products. This requires taking time to research brands and their production methods to ensure that what you’re putting into your body is safe and legitimate. If you’re new to CBD, here are a few key things to look for when choosing CBD oils:

This recipe yields 12 four-ounce bars, or three pounds of CBD bar soap. It involves using lye, so take extra caution and be sure to wear protective gear.

I’ve made this recipe with a higher superfat content of 20%. I decided to use lavender essential oil as it is relaxing and beneficial as an anti-inflammatory, but you may replace it if you have another scent in mind. I’ve made this soap already with hemp oil, so if you’d like to try it out check it out here in my shop.

I’ve found that CBD or Hemp Soap tends to go bad faster than other soaps. Use these soaps within 4 months for freshest quality.

I’ve had everyone from relatives, co-workers, to people online ask me if I would make a hemp oil or CBD oil soap. After all, it’s supposed to do wonders for joint pain when applied topically.

So how can you reap any benefits from CBD soap?


When purchasing CBD or Hemp oil, make sure the label says the plant was raised organically or the oil was tested for contaminants. Also, check out the total milligrams of CBD in the bottle and compare per ounce to other brands because it will vary in potency.

In other words, is the soap in contact with the skin long enough to bestow any benefit? We are definitely able to reap the benefits of other ingredients in soap. Soap doesn’t just change pH levels and so help dirt to be washed away in water. Different soaps can moisturize and cleanse. We can deep level disinfect and help balance oils when using activated charcoal, bentonite clay, and/or tea tree soaps (like this one) to help acne stop and heal faster.