Beauty June 10, 2020

DIY CBD Facial Scrubs – Incorporating CBD into your Favorite Products

People love going the “Do-It-Yourself” route these days, and that applies to beauty products as well. Homemade facial scrubs have been trendy for quite some time now, and as more and more cannabidiol uses and benefits are unfolding, many women are incorporating pure CBD oil and tinctures in their homemade facial scrubs as well. A CBD facial scrub can increase the exfoliating and anti-inflammatory effects of your usual facial scrub, helping to reduce redness and decrease acne. In fact, it is very easy to make a CBD facial scrub at home and pamper yourself with some tender loving care. You can even gift DIY CBD facial scrubs to your friends or have a cozy spa day at your home with your besties.

Why Use CBD with Homemade Facial Scrubs

Facial scrubs are always great for your skin. They help to exfoliate and cleanse your tired skin and give you a fresh and glowing complexion. You can even use a few DIY face scrub recipes to deal with acne and soothe inflammation. With the right combination of the ingredients, the facial scrub can moisturize and nourish your skin effectively without needing you to put yourself at the risk of side effects associated with chemical-based products.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in the hemp plant. Studies have found that CBD has great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Therefore, adding CBD to your homemade skincare products would give a healthy boost to your skin. CBD also has skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects, which can be great for reducing issues related to sensitive skin. You can easily buy pure CBD oil from the market and incorporate that into your face scrub to reap its amazing benefits.

Below are some CBD facial scrub recipes you can try at home. Note that if you have not tried DIY face scrubs or used essential oils on your skin before, then it will be better to apply a small amount of the facial scrub on your skin and make sure that you are not sensitive to it. The essential oils in the face scrub will help to refresh your skin as well as give a pleasant smell to the homemade skincare product. You can even switch the essential oils in the recipe to change the aroma as needed.

CBD Minty Sugar Scrub

This is one of the most preferred DIY face scrub recipes out there. The perfect blend of sugar and CBD exfoliates and cleanses dead cells from your skin, giving you a smooth and supple skin.

Ingredients

  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Coconut oil – ¼ cup
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Lavender or lemon essential oil if desired – 3 to 5 drops 
  • Canniant Fresh Mint CBD Oil – 7 drops

Preparation

Melt the coconut oil by gently heating it in a microwave or a pre-heated oven. Add the olive oil to it and stir well until fully combined. Mix in the brown sugar and keep stirring until everything is combined. Then add the essential oil and CBD oil, and combine gently. Store the face scrub in a tightly sealed jar.

The best time to apply your DIY CBD sugar scrub will be after taking a shower. This will prep your skin for the treatment and help to absorb the ingredients better. When ready, apply the scrub using circular motions and massage it gently on your skin. Leave the CBD sugar scrub for around 10 minutes and then rinse it off with clean water. The Canniant Fresh Mint CBD Oil makes this CBD facial scrub extra refreshing!

CBD Citrus Scrub

This all-natural CBD facial scrub recipe is ideal for those who love the aroma of citrus fruits. The recipe is easy to make; you may even have the ingredients in your fridge already.

Ingredients

  • Citrus peels – 1 tbsp (mixed, dried)
  • Raw honey – 1 tsp
  • Sour cream – 2 tbsp
  • Sweet almond oil – 2 drops
  • Orange essential oil – 2 drops
  • Pure CBD oil – 15 drops 

Preparation

Grind the citrus peels to get a gravel-like consistency and add the almond oil, orange essential oil, and CBD oil to it. Mix until it is combined well and let it sit for around 5 minutes. Then add the raw honey sour cream to it. You can also use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream if you prefer. Stir well to get a smooth paste and keep in the refrigerator to cool.

Apply the CBD citrus scrub on your face and massage your skin gently using circular motions. You can also wet your skin a little before applying the face scrub. It is not necessary to leave the CBD citrus scrub on your skin, but you can let it sit for some time if you want before rinsing it off.  If your hands also need a bit of CBD skin care, then match your citrus face scrub with For The People Dark Unrefined CBD Salve Lemongrass.

Dessert CBD Facial Scrub

This recipe makes your CBD face scrub smell like a sweet treat, hence the name. You can apply the facial scrub right after the preparation or store it in an airtight container for later use.

Ingredients

  • Vanilla bean paste – 1 tsp
  • Lemon, orange, or grapefruit essential oil – 3 drops
  • Avocado or sweet almond oil – ½ cup
  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Pure CBD oil – 60 drops

Preparation

Mix the brown sugar with all the ingredients in a bowl, let the mixture sit for a while, and then stir to combine well. You can also use the seeds from 1 vanilla bean instead of the vanilla bean paste. If you are using vanilla bean seeds, let it soak in the bowl for some time and then mix well to combine. However, make sure that you do not use alcohol-based vanilla extract.

Apply a small amount of the dessert CBD facial scrub on your face and massage gently using small circular motions. Rinse well with warm water. You can store the remaining facial scrub in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar for up to 1 month. For more delicious dessert-inspired CBD, check out Evercure Cherry Pie Lip Balm.

Chocolate CBD Facial Scrub

This is a multi-purpose and versatile recipe. Although it is meant to be used as a face scrub, with no alterations it can also be used as a CBD chocolate sauce!

Ingredients

  • Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla bean paste – ½ tsp
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp
  • Light brown sugar – ¼ cup
  • Pure CBD oil – 30 drops

Preparation

Combine the olive oil and CBD oil with the brown sugar in a bowl and mix in the cocoa powder. Mix well to avoid lumps and keep stirring until you get a thick brown-colored paste. You can also add a few drops of cocoa essential oil to get the rich aroma of the finest dark chocolate.

Apply a small amount of the chocolate CBD facial scrub on one side of your face at a time. Massage gently using circular motions and apply the face scrub to the other part of your face. Continue massaging in circular motions for around a minute and then rinse your face with warm water. You may let the face scrub sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing, but it is not necessary.

CBD Salt Scrub

This is one of the best CBD facial scrub recipes for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. It is also found to be helpful with pain relief. You can use the face scrub 2 – 3 times a week.

Ingredients

  • Epsom salt – 1 cup
  • Avocado or sweet almond oil – ¼ cup
  • Lavender essential oil – 10 to 15 drops
  • Pure CBD oil – 2 tsp

Preparation

Add the Epsom salt in a 1-cup capacity shallow jar and mix the avocado or sweet almond oil, lavender essential oil, and CBD oil to it. Stir well to combine the ingredients and cover with the lid. You can store the face scrub in the sealed container in the bathroom for up to 1 month.

To apply the CBD salt scrub, take a palm-full of the mixture, and massage it onto your wet skin. You can use the facial scrub before or after taking a shower. When massaging, focus on any sore or dry areas on your face. Then rinse off with warm water.

Hydrating CBD Scrub

This recipe is designed to exfoliate and hydrate your skin in the best way possible at home. It gives your face a royal treatment, without having to break your bank on a spa treatment.

Ingredients

  • Cane sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Coconut oil – 2 tsp
  • Avocado oil – 1 tsp
  • Eucalyptus or peppermint essential oil – 2 drops
  • Pure CBD oil – 15 drops

Preparation

Mix the avocado oil, essential oil, and CBD oil in a small bowl and add sugar into it. Let the mixture sit for a while until the sugar absorbs the oils. Then stir in the coconut oil and mix well to get a smooth paste.

Apply the hydrating CBD facial scrub to your face and neck using small circular motions. Massage gently for around a minute and rinse your face with warm water. You can leave the face scrub on for around 5 minutes to let the oils get absorbed in your skin as well. If you need more powerfully hydrating CBD, then we recommend checking out Favor CBD Sandalwood Lotion.