DIY CBD DEODORANT RECIPE
This quick recipe makes a naturally anti-bacterial, sensitive skin friendly CBD infused deodorant
- Prep time: 10 minutes
As people move toward using natural and holistic ingredients in their beauty and health routines, one of the overwhelming complaints is the cost of natural products. Yes CBD deodorant does have tangible health benefits, but at an average cost of $35 they can be beyond the reach of so many people. This simple recipe uses simple every day ingredients you can find at your local supermarket combined with our Full-Spectrum Hemp CBD Tinctures to create a soothing deodorant. CBD is finding its way into so many things that it can be hard to sort out which CBD infusions are beneficial and which are just novelty. If you’d like to skip straight to the recipe CLICK HERE
So how is CBD deodorant any different than every day DIY deodorant?
CBD, a cannabinoid found in industrial hemp, is incredibly beneficial to skin. The cannabinoids in hemp are naturally antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-fungal and combat inflammation both on the surface of skin and in the body. Topical CBD (applied to the skin) can activate the receptor in the ECS system known as CB2 which can reduce pruritus (itchy skin) and inflammation which could not only help alleviate irritation from shaving but dryness from eczema or psoriasis.
- How is CBD beneficial to skin?
In a recent study exploring the affects of CBD oil in treating the most common scar producing skin ailments; psoriasis and atopic dermatitis over the course of three months. The outcome was determined that topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative for improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background. Beyond helping reduce the negative affects of skin ailments, CBD can also help reduce outbreaks from acne. And, unlike a lot of treatments on the market with dubious benefits and questionable safety, CBD oil has been proven time and time again to be one of the safest things you can put on your skin.
- Is CBD deodorant a good way to dose CBD?
The human body is covered in exocrine glands which are glands specifically designed to carry “stuff” out of the human body. Oil leaves the body through your sebaceous follicles and glands (pores that excrete oils), these are the pores that are most often clogged creating acne. Sweat leaves your body through your sudoriferous glands which work to cool your body when overheated wither through your eccrine glands (on your palms, feet and forehead) or through apocrine glands (think anywhere you have hair). The apocrine glands also kick into gear during hormonal changes or illness. These are the glands that create your underarm sweat. Applying CBD directly to these areas has a localized “topical” affect which is a perfect method for localized treatment but should not be considered a way to dose CBD. Topical CBD is not the same as transdermal which would cross the skin barrier into the bloodstream creating a greater overall therapeutic effect.
- What does a CBD topical do that a tincture doesn't?
A CBD tincture is a face and effective way to dose a measured amount of CBD for overall health benefits. A CBD topical works directly within the surface of the skin much like any topical ointment. When you apply Neosporin to your skin, it fights bacteria on the surface of the skin while hydrating, protecting and soothing. A CBD topical works much in the same with but with the added benefits of CBD which are applied for localized anesthesia, inflammation, and irritation. A 30mg dropper of Full-Spectrum Hemp CBD oil is not the same bio-availability or therapeutic benefit of 30mg topical salve.
DIY CBD Deodorant Ingredients
- 30mg MCBD Full Spectrum CBD Tincture (for this recipe we used our 1000mg in natural flavor but you can use any strength tincture to reach 30mg, measurements below)
- 1/2c Coconut Oil
- 1/4c Arrowroot Powder
- 1/4c Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Lavender Essential Oil
- Alternate oils that can provide benefits: eucalyptus & tea tree oil
Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites
Eucalyptus oil is available as an essential oil that is used as a medicine to treat a variety of common diseases and conditions including nasal congestion, asthma, and as a tick repellant. Diluted eucalyptus oil may also be applied to the skin as a remedy for health problems such as arthritis and skin ulcers.
Tea Tree Oil is a natural antibacterial that is also an effective insect repellent (which could come in handy on hiking trails), an antiseptic, boosts would healing, fights acne and skin infection as well as fungus.
*If the coconut oil is in a solid state, fill a small pot with about halfway up with water and bring to a boil. Place a smaller pot or heat-proof stainless steel bowl inside the larger pot to create a double boiler. Melt your coconut oil to a liquid state before beginning this recipe.
Directions for Making DIY CBD Deodorant
For this recipe we’re using the 1000mg Strength of MCBD Full Spectrum CBD Tincture in Natural flavor. Each full dropper of 1000mg oil contains approximately 33.34mg of CBD so just a little shy of a full dropper will work for this recipe.
Once your coconut oil is melted you can add in your MCBD oil and lavender essential oil.
Blend in your cornstarch and baking soda slowly incorporating each spoonful.
Work lumps out of your mixture by pressing and spreading with the back of a spoon. An electric whisk or hand mixer can do this step if you’re making more than just one batch. This recipe makes one 2oz container of deodorant.
DROPPER DOSING BY TINCTURE STRENGTH
Have an MCBD tincture at home and wondering how much you should use per recipe? Below is a quick reference guide to how strong each tincture is by dropper.
- 250 mg bottle =30-1 ml servings that equal 8.33mg CBD each
- 500 mg bottle = 30-1 ml serving that equal 16.67mg CBD each
- 1000 mg bottle = 30-1 ml serving that equal 33.34mg CBD each
- 1500 mg bottle = 30-1 ml serving that equal 50mg CBD each
At this stage you can test the consistency of the deodorant or dryness and adjust to your liking. For a firmer bar-like deodorant you can add more corn start a spoonful at a time (it’s not an exact science) until it’s as firm as you’d like. You want your deodorant to spread smoothly over the skin without balling and crumbling.
Once you’re happy with the consistency of your deodorant you can portion it into your 2oz container, bar or even tupperware and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Directions for Use
A pea sized amount of deodorant can be portioned out with the help of a small cosmetic spoon or the tip of your finger. Spread deodorant evenly over the surface of the skin. You can also wet your skin with warm water before to open the pores and making spreading easier especially if your deodorant has dried in storage. Once in the morning should work on cooler days but you may find you need to reapply on warmer days when you’re sweating a lot.
DIY CBD Deodorant Shopping List
The ingredients for your DIY CBD Deodorant can be purchased at your local natural foods store, many grocery stores or affordably at online retailers like Amazon. We’ve collected a list of ingredients at different price points below to help with your ingredient shopping. All of the ingredients are multi-purpose kitchen or beauty ingredients that can have a multitude of uses around your kitchen or household.
2oz cosmetic jars – This recipe only calls for 2-2oz glass or plastic cosmetic jars but there are affordable options for 12-24 jars that lower the cost per jar significantly. You can use your extra jars for DIY gifts, storing spices or household items. And, bonus! They’re recyclable. You can also use these for our DIY Detox CBD Clay Mask Recipe
Essential Oil – the type and quality of essential oil is a personal preference. It’s important to always test essential oils on your skin before use to make sure you don’t have an allergy or reaction. Dermatologists recommend using the wrist as a test location for allergies. In our recipe we used Young Living but feel free to use any oil you have handy or prefer to use.