DIY CBD Salve: For pain relief and skin health

CBD is great for relaxation, pain relief and also acts as an anti-inflammatory. If you ever wanted to make your own CBD salve and customize it according to your needs, here’s a simple recipe. You can add peppermint, jojoba oil and any other essential oils you desire. This is a simple recipe to modify. For the health benefits of CBD click here.


Simple easy to find ingredients. No fuss no muss.


Double Boiler

A double boiler consists of a bowl placed on top of a pan of simmering water.The bowl does not touch the water, but creates a seal with the bottom pan to trap the steam produced by the simmering water.

This is typically used where direct heat is not desirable. To avoid separation or burning of delicate ingredients, a double boiler is used. No need to buy one, just make your own. I think you have the idea now. So hop to it.


  1. Combine the CBD oil, copaiba oil, beeswax, and shea butter together in a double boiler (see below)
  2. Heat over medium heat until completely melted
  3. Remove from heat and quickly pour into tins
  4. Let salve harden, and store in a cool, dry place

Color may look a little different, but who cares, as long as it works. You can customize this basic CDB salve any way you want as stated earlier. In the future I’ll post a few more DIY homemade CBD tincture/salve recipes, so stay tuned.


4 thoughts on “DIY CBD Salve: For pain relief and skin health

  1. I love healthy and organic products but I never really thought about making CBD at home with the assumption it was just to complicated. This recipe and its instructions are so simple and straightforward I am going to give this a real shot. Especially considering I have chronic back pain. Can you add lavender or chamomile in it? Those always help me relax. 

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe about making a CBD Salve, for pain relief and skin health.

    In the recipe, I noticed there’s no mention about increasing the shelf life of the product. There’s no preservative or any substance that will prolong their shelf life. Is it okay if I add some Sodium Nitrate or Sodium Benzoate as preservatives?

    1. That is something I’m not entirely sure about. I know they’re used frequently in cosmetics…I’ll have to research it.

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