How to Make CBD Soap – Step by Step Recipe

How to make CBD Soap

Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have become more prevalent ever since cannabis started to become legal in many parts of the world. This has been especially true in the skin care and cosmetic industry where CBD is now added to a wide range of products, including soap. Learning how to make CBD soap is an easy way to incorporate a dose of CBD into your daily routine. Most traditional soap are reliant on chemicals that can damage and be harsher on sensitive skin. The essential fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties found naturally in CBD are what makes CBD soap an effective skin care alternative.

CBD Soap Benefits

There are many benefits to using and learning how to make CBD soap, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it’s a fun DIY project. The powerful antioxidants in CBD can help slow down the signs of aging while keeping skin looking young. As an excellent moisturize, it can help treat a wide range of skin conditions, most notably acne. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD help reduce oil production which is a main cause of acne. In conjunction with antioxidants and fatty acids which prevent skin from drying out resulting in skin free of acne blemishes.

The soothing nature of CBD soap is a great treatment for sunburns by repairing damage and easing pain from burns. This healing factor makes it a great way to treat other painful skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. However, infused products like this can be significantly more expensive than your average bar of soap. Luckily, if you have ever made your own soap before, there is an easy and more affordable way to try CBD soap. Learning how to make CBD soap is not only cheaper but is also a sustainable way to prevent the use of additional packaging that can end up in landfills.

How to make CBD Soap

CBD Soap Recipe

Most soap that you can buy at a store are made with essential oils. When learning how to make CBD soap, the following recipe will use that traditional format as a base while adding CBD and other moisturizing ingredients. You should use this recipe as a baseline to start experimenting with different ratios and scents. The great thing about learning how to make CBD soap is that you can control what goes in it. Soap making is perfect for people highly sensitive or allergic to certain soap ingredients found in your average store-bought bar.

Equipment Needed

  • 2 small bowls
  • 1 measuring cup
  • Plastic wrap
  • Food thermometer
  • Microwave
  • Stick blender
  • Small soap-sized silicon molds


  • 1 tablespoons of CBD oil
  • 1 cups of water
  • ½ cup of lye
  • ¾ of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of safflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon of your choice of essential oils (we suggest lavender)
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped mint (optional)

Instructions on How to Make CBD Soap

  1. In a small bowl, mix water and lye together
  2. In a separate bowl, add coconut oil, olive oil, and safflower oil, then microwave for 1 minute
  3. Check them temperature of the oil mixture which should be between 95-105 degrees Celsius (or 200 degrees Fahrenheit)
  4. Mix lye and oil together in a measuring cup with a spoon by hand for 5 minutes
  5. Blend mixture with stick blender until consistency becomes thick like pudding
  6. Add CBD oil and stir to combine
  7. Add your choice of essential oils and stir to combine
  8. (Optional) If you have finely chopped mint, add that to the mixture, and stir to combine
  9. Pour into silicon molds
  10. Cover molds with plastic wrap and let set for 24 hours
  11. Remove from molds and set aside in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated space for 4 weeks

CBD Soap Recipe Suggestions

There are a lot of changes you can make to this recipe to make it your own. The recipe above will produce a relatively small yield, but you can double or triple the amounts to make a bigger batch without issues. You can substitute the coconut or safflower oil with others you prefer or even replace them with shea butter or cocoa butter. To make soap with texture, adding finely chopped herbs like rosemary or lavender will also create unique fragrance combinations. These CBD soap bars make a wonderful gift for any occasion, just make sure you let the recipient know that there is cannabidiol in it before they use it.

Whether you need it for pain relief, skin care, or as a holiday gift, making your own CBD soap is a fun and affordable way to experience the benefits of CBD. To learn more about how to make CBD soap, please visit and subscribe to our blog.

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