DIY CBD Lotion-No fuss

Maybe you’d rather make your own CBD lotion instead of buying it online or in a store. At least this way you can customize it however you want. Add essential oils for any fragrance you want. This particular recipe is very easy to modify. For the health benefits of CBD click here.


  • ½ cup Shea butter
  • ½ cup Coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 tbsp vegetable glycerine (optional)
  • 2 tsp concentrated CBD oil
  • 5-10 drops mint essential oil
  • 10 drops of soluble Vitamin E soluble in oil.

Simple, easy to find ingredients. No fuss no muss. You can add lavender or mint, pretty much anything to give a pleasant/fragrant smell. The smell of lavender relaxes some people and similarly, so does mint.


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.

Other than that you will need, measuring cups, measuring spoons spoon, spatula, hand mixer or blender and a glass container. Now we have everything, so let’s get a move on!




  1. Fill the bottom of a double boiler with an inch or two of water.
  2. Warm water over low to medium heat. Add the Shea butter and coconut oil to the top of the double boiler.
  3. Gently melt the Shea butter and coconut oil until there are no lumps, stirring frequently to combine the oils and prevent burning.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove mixture. Transfer to a glass blender or heat-safe bowl.
  5. Allow the oil mixture to cool for at least one full hour.
  6. Add Aloe Vera gel, vegetable glycerine, your desired amount of mint essential oil and your CBD oil.
  7. Use a hand mixer or blender to emulsify all ingredients and create a whipped texture

This lotion will be good for two weeks without refrigeration. Consider adding 10 drops of Vitamin E soluble in oil, to extend shelf life. This acts as a natural anti-oxidant and prevents it from oxidizing. Extra lotion can be refrigerated for one month or longer in an air-tight container. Simply let the mixture cool to room temperature before use.

You can customize this basic CBD lotion any way you want. In the future I’ll post a few more DIY homemade CBD stuff. Keep coming back for more and check out the rest of the site for CBD products.

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  • Abayomi says:

    Excellent article, I enjoyed your write-up on DIY CBD Lotion-No fuss, the product is beneficial and having known the way to produce it,its a welcoming development through your website article, all the ingredients mentioned would be noted and I can add lavender or mint, pretty much anything to give a pleasant/fragrant smell,this is an excellent manual for me, thanks for sharing.

  • codevonish says:

    I must admit, I had to click your link to find out was CBD is. As a kid growing up in Barbados, weed was grown on our land, but we had no knowledge of what it was, it was just another plant that had no known uses. It was not until returning home from England that I became curious as to why the Rastas were reaping the plant.

    There is a bed of aloe vera in my yard and a coconut tree, but I still have fears about weed (cannabis), and does not indulge in any format; despite all the knowledge and economic values; yet there is still legal questions in some places, which makes absolutely no sense.

    I think there should be an international policy on the legal uses of weed and stop penalising some people and enriching others for the use of the same plant. Thanks for sharing the instructions, but my upbringing is still a challenge , even though Caribbean Countries are now embracing the medical use of the weed.

  • Antonio says:


    That recipe for making your own CBD lotion looks easy to do, as the ingredients that are required seems to be readily available. It seems to be something that I would like to try in the near future.

     If you store it in a fridge how long will it last? It does seem a bit excessive if you have to make the lotion every two weeks.   What happens if you do not have a double boiler,  what can you use in its place?

    Thank you for this great article.


  • Rob says:

    I have been looking for a CBD recipe! My brother was diagnosed with scleroderma around 6 months ago. Basically, it’s a disease that hardens the connective tissue which tightens the muscles and skin – can be pretty painful actually. It also scars the skin over the body. So I was looking into it and apparently there is medical research that suggests CBD cream helps with fading the skin lesions. So now we have been buying him it to apply everyday. But I was seriously thinking of just making my own for him because I knew that was possible, so thanks!

  • Kevin And Jade says:

    Excellent post.

    I love making my own skincare stuff and with the exception of the CBD oil (the key ingredient, I know), I have everything else I’ll need to make it. How often should an adult use it? And would you say that this is just for adults? Or can children benefit from it too?

    Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing more posts in your site.

    • The Dragon says:

      As often a you need it, like most skincare products. Try 1-2 times a day and see which works better for you. Should be fine with kids. It’s CBD (non-psychoactive) and contains no THC.

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