CBD Recipes & Measurements

CBD-infused Balm

I love this CBD-infused balm! This buttery cream is especially nice as a foot cream. I apply it at bedtime and then wear socks so the sheets won't get greasy. I've even used it to soothe fire ant bites and a wasp sting. I call it "Pea Souffle CBD Balm" because of the color. Full Spectrum CBD is very green so the finished balm is a light pea green color. This balm has approximately 50mg of CBD per ounce. 

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  • 6 oz raw Shea butter(from eBay or Walmart.com)
  • 3 oz raw Cocoa butter(from eBay or Walmart.com)
  • 2 oz Beeswax pellets (from SwansonHealth.com)
  • 8 oz NOW brand Sweet Almond Oil(from SwansonHealth.com)
  • 1 oz NOW brand Vitamin E Oil (olive oil base)  
  • 2 of 1-ounce bottles of HempWorx CBD Oil (500mg bottles, unflavored) 
  • 20 drops of Lavender Essential oil (from SwansonHealth.com)

You can cut the recipe in half if you like. When finished, I have five 4-oz jars of CBD balm, plus a little extra.  

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First, measure the oils: cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E oil and almond oil. I used an old postal scale to verify that I had correct amounts of each. (I was careful because I want to know exactly how much CBD is in my body balm when it's finished.) 

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Melt the hard oils together: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Beeswax. (Don't warm up the almond oil, CBD or Lavender.)

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I set the bowl in a pan of water and heated it on low (on the stove) until the oils were melted. I used a small casserole dish since it was the best size for this project, and it could be heated. 

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The beeswax was the last to melt, and I used a small wisk to help speed it up. Don't let the oils get too hot; you want them to be just-melted to liquid form.

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Remove from heat. 

Stir in the Sweet Almond oil, Olive oil and the Lavender drops. 

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Last, I pour in the bottles of CBD oil. Full-Spectrum CBD is green in color and will make your oil mixture look muddy green. I used the natural (unflavored) full-spectrum CBD oil from HempWorx, because I prefer the results we get from the full-spectrum oil. The color does improve once the oils are cooled and whipped. 

There is approx. 50 mg of CBD oil in each ounce of the balm. 

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Stir the oils so everything is well-mixed. Put in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes to cool. The photo above shows the oils when they are firm again. 

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When the oils are firm, stir and then use your kitchen mixer to whip the oils as you would whip cream or egg whites. 

I do put the bowl of oil back in the fridge a couple of times and whip it again each time, in order to make it more "fluffy." 

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When the oils are as fluffy as they're going to be, pack your Pea Souffle CBD Balm in small jars with lids. I like to use white plastic jars from Specialty Bottle Co. I've used their 2 oz jars as well as 4 oz jars. This recipe will fill five of the 4 oz jars, plus a little extra. 

I call it "Pea Souffle" CBD Balm because of the color. Full Spectrum CBD is very green so the finished balm is a light pea green color. 

If the CBD Balm gets too soft in warm weather (we're in Florida) you can refrigerate to firm it up again.

I store my extra jars in the fridge. 

The Vitamin E oil will help prevent oxidation. 


CINNAMON CBD IN HIBISCUS HERBAL TEA

I absolutely love the HempWorx Cinnamon CBD in a cup of Hibiscus Herbal tea. I found the hibiscus tea at Save A Lot. Hibiscus tea is also available as Red Zinger Tea at most grocery stores. Hibiscus tea is red tea with a bold fruity flavor. I use Stevia for sweetener. 

I like to add the cinnamon CBD to my morning coffee, too.