The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in beauty care products is increasing due to its many therapeutic effects. In fact it is used as a major ingredient in many skincare products by manufacturers especially since it’s legalisation with the US farm act of 2018. Also, people are beginning to include it as part of their home-made skincare formulations mainly due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The other reason is its lack of side effects when applied as a topical. Shared below are details on how to make topical CBD, CBD salt scrub for healthy and glowing skin.
What Is CBD Topical?
CBD topical is any cannabidiol infused topical product that can improve skin health and this includes CBD salt scrub. This is because it enhances the endocannabinoid system by influencing the CB1 and CB2 receptors of this system. Skin being the largest organ in the body has high concentrations of these receptors and thereby imparts its therapeutic effects. It is usually made using hemp CBD oil that has high amounts of antioxidants in it and this helps in better skin regeneration and gives it a youthful glow. The high amounts of fatty acids in the oil is useful in moisture retention and prevents dryness.
What Is CBD Salt Scrub?
CBD salt scrub is like regular scrubs infused with the goodness of cannabidiol (CBD) used for exfoliation, pain relieving and moisturising the skin. Also, cannabidiol’s anti-inflammatory effect makes it useful in relaxing muscles. It can be used twice or thrice a week depending on your need and you can add additional essential oils of your liking when preparing it like citrus or lavender oil. However, you should bear in mind that these extra ingredients can increase or decrease the effectiveness of CBD and hence, you must be careful when choosing them.
How To Make CBD Salt Scrub?
Listed below are the ingredients that are required to make CBD salt scrub at your home.
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 1/4 cup almond or avocado oil
- 10 to 15 drops of essential oils like lavender oil or others
- 2 teaspoon of CBD oil
Put the Epsom salt in a clean jar, pour the avocado or almond oil, followed by the CBD oil and essential oils of your choice into the jar. Stir them gently until everything is mixed together, then tightly close the lid of the jar. Ensure that it is airtight so that this will last for about a month.
How To Use CBD Salt Scrub?
Take the mixture of the bath salt prepared in the palm, apply on the wet skin and massage focusing where there is soreness. This gives localised relief and once you begin feeling this, rinse off with warm water.
CBD salt scrub is a good home remedy instead of using synthetic skin soothing creams and it is a cost effective solution as well.