How To Make CBD Salve At Home (Quick & Easy)

Want to make a CBD salve at home? You've come to the right place! CBD salve is excellent for soothing aches and pains and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This article will show you how to make a CBD salve with just a few simple ingredients.

How to make CBD salve 

The topical application of CBD allows for localized relief and is ideal for targeting specific body areas. CBD topicals are also easy to make at home, allowing you to customize the potency and ingredients to suit your needs. The following steps will walk you through how to make CBD salves.

For this example, we will show you how to make CBD salve with coconut oil.

Cooking tools needed:

  • A double boiler insert 
  • Glass jar
  • Utensil to stir

Materials and ingredients used:

This CBD oil salve recipe makes about 2 ounces (60 milliliters) of salve with a CBD potency of 150 milligrams per ounce.

The following steps will walk you through how to make CBD salve.

1. Melt the beeswax and shea butter together.

In a double boiler insert, combine beeswax and shea butter. While stirring, heat until melted.

2. Pour in the Coconut Oil

You can now slowly add in your coconut oil.

3. Add CBD Oil

Add your CBD oil next and stir everything up nicely. Do your best to prevent getting too hot.

4. Fill the Jar with the CBD Mixture

Finally, transfer the mixture into a jar for storage. Before using the salve, let it cool completely.

How to make CBD salve with essential oils recipe (optional)

Essential oils add a lovely scent to your salve and can boost its healing and soothing properties.

Adding essential oils help to enhance or support the advantages of CBD alone and those of the other cannabinoids if you're using a full-spectrum oil.

1. Lavender 

Lavender oil is extracted from the lavender plant and has a sweet, floral scent. Lavender oil is excellent for anxiety, insomnia, and headaches.

2. Peppermint 

Peppermint oil has a refreshing, minty scent. Peppermint helps with nausea, headaches, and digestive issues.

3. Eucalyptus 

Eucalyptus oil has a fresh, camphoraceous scent. This oil is excellent for respiratory problems such as colds and congestion.

4. Rosemary 

Rosemary oil is extracted from the rosemary plant and has a woody, earthy scent. Rosemary is fantastic for muscle pain, headaches, and mental fatigue.

5. Tea Tree 

Tea tree oil has a fresh, medicinal scent. The oil is often used to treat skin conditions such as acne and dandruff.

How does CBD salve work?

CBD topicals are used for pain relief and other purposes. When applied to the skin, the salve is absorbed into the bloodstream, providing potential benefits like pain relief, reduced inflammation, and more. You can make a CBD topical at home by combining CBD oil with other ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils. 

CBD salve is made of 3 main ingredients: 

CBD oil

CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant and contains naturally occurring cannabinoids known to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and antispasmodic properties. 


Beeswax is a protective barrier for the skin and helps bind the other ingredients together.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that helps to soothe and condition the skin. When these three ingredients are combined

These ingredients work together to relieve pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Apply a small amount of CBD topical to the affected area and massage it until it is absorbed. For best results, use it several times per day as needed.

Who can benefit from the use of CBD salve?

CBD salve is a topical preparation that has a wide range of applications. Its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties make it ideal for athletes, gym goers, yogis, or anyone looking for natural ways to manage pain and inflammation. 

1. Inflammatory Conditions

CBD can benefit people suffering from inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, psoriasis, and eczema. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that can help to reduce swelling and pain.

2. Joint Pain

CBD is beneficial for people who suffer from joint pain. CBD is a natural pain reliever that can help to reduce inflammation and pain.

3. Muscle Soreness

CBD is beneficial for people who experience muscle soreness. CBD is a natural muscle relaxant that can help to reduce inflammation and pain.

4. Skin Conditions

CBD can benefit people suffering from skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that can help to reduce swelling and redness.

5. Anxiety and Depression

CBD also benefits people suffering from anxiety and depression. CBD is a natural mood enhancer that can help to improve mood and reduce stress.



Where can I find CBD salve?

Alive Market's Full Spectrum CBD Body Butter is an all-natural, CBD-infused body butter perfect for soothing dry, irritated skin. The unique combination of beeswax, shea butter, and CBD oil helps to lock in moisture and protect the skin from environmental damage. 

Massage a small amount of body butter into your skin after showering or bathing for long-lasting hydration. Additionally, the essential oils provide a calming, relaxing scent. For best results, use daily.


If you're new to CBD, salves are a great way to start using this cannabinoid. They provide localized relief and are easy to apply. With this recipe, you can make your CBD salve at home with just a few ingredients. Have you tried making your own CBD salve? What tips would you give other readers who want to try it out? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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