Lip balm is a must in dry winter climates, but too many lip balms on the market contain unnecessary ingredients. One ingredient that’s never unnecessary in lip balm, however, is CBD, and there’s no better way to use CBD lip balm than by making your own. Enjoy this step-by-step guide to using organic, indoor-grown Secret Nature hemp flower to make your own DIY batch of CBD-infused lip balm.
CBD lip balm is great for chapped lips
CBD has been widely researched for its potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and scientists have also looked at CBD’s potential to fight pain. When lips become chapped, it’s because they’re inflamed, and it’s natural if reducing the pain of chapped lips is your number one priority when you reach for your favorite lip balm.
While smoking CBD or taking this cannabinoid internally might indirectly affect your chapped lips, it’s best to take the most straightforward route by applying CBD directly to your lips. CBD is non-intoxicating, so you won’t get high no matter how much CBD lip balm you slather onto your lips, but this cannabinoid’s unique beneficial properties make it the perfect natural substance to apply to your lips whenever they start feeling dry.
Why you should make DIY CBD lip balm with hemp flower
There are already plenty of CBD lip balms on the market, so why should you make your own? First, it might be cheaper. Companies that make CBD lip balm have to charge for labor, shipping, and other costs, so making your own lip balm could cost less.
Next, making your own CBD lip balm gives you total creative control. If there’s a certain ingredient that you don’t want in your new hemp lip balm masterpiece, simply leave it out. Similarly, you can add essential oils, shea butter, or anything else you might want to include when you make your own CBD lip balm from scratch.
Most importantly, Secret Nature CBD flower is packed full of beneficial substances that help CBD do its job more effectively. Minor cannabinoids in CBD flower contribute to the entourage effect, and the terpenes and flavonoids in hemp have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Plus, making your own CBD lip balm is undeniably fun. This project doesn’t require any prerequisite knowledge, and you can complete it in just a few hours. Once the cold weather makes you want to stay inside, you’ll start looking for activities to pass the time, and making CBD lip balm is one of the most rewarding hobbies you can pick up this winter.
How to make CBD lip balm at home
Now, it’s time to examine each step you’ll need to take to make your very own high-quality CBD lip balm with Secret Nature CBD flower. You’ll need a variety of different materials to complete this project, and there’s a lot of leeway for creative experimentation. Follow the steps we’re about to lay out, and don’t forget to enjoy the process:
1. Choose the perfect CBD flower strain
You might think that all CBD is the same. However, there are huge differences between the various types of CBD flower that we offer here at Secret Nature, so your DIY CBD lip balm will turn out differently depending on which strain you choose.
Frosted Kush, for instance, is an indica strain with strong kush terpenes that will alter both the effects and aroma of your finished lip balm. Papaya Nights, on the other hand, is a fruity, tropical sativa, and it would pair better with citrus essential oils. In the end, you might want to pick up a few different strains and experiment with making multiple types of lip balm.
2. Make a DIY CBD extract
Once you’ve selected the strains you want to use to make your DIY hemp lip balm, it will be time to make the extract that you’ll add to your CBD lip balm formula. Coconut oil is already a popular lip balm ingredient, so we’d suggest using this oil to make your extract.
We provide detailed instructions on how to make your own CBD extract in this guide. Here’s a summarized version of the materials you’ll need and the steps you should follow:
Materials you’ll need:
- Between 3 and 10 grams of CBD-rich Secret Nature hemp flower
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- A double boiler or a similar kitchen implement that cooks using low heat
- A mesh strainer
- A mixing bowl
- A mason jar
- A probe thermometer
- Decarboxylate your ground hemp flower by placing it in an oven bag or on a cookie sheet and baking it at 250° F for 30-45 minutes.
- If using a double-boiler, fill the bottom half with water and set your stovetop to low. If using a crockpot, set it to low.
- Place 1 cup of coconut oil in your double boiler or crockpot, and wait for it to melt.
- Add your decarboxylated hemp flower to the coconut oil.
- Making sure that the oil does not exceed 200° F, simmer for 30-60 minutes, and stir occasionally.
- Line your strainer with cheesecloth, and place it on top of your mixing bowl.
- Pour the CBD-infused coconut oil through the cheesecloth.
- Pour the strained oil from the mixing bowl into a mason jar for storage.
3. Combine with beeswax or candelilla wax
Lip balm works best when it includes beeswax or a suitable vegan alternative like candelilla wax. In this step, we’ll combine our DIY CBD oil with a suitable lip balm base.
Materials you’ll need:
- DIY CBD coconut oil
- Beeswax or candelilla wax
- A double boiler or a crockpot
- Mix equal parts of DIY CBD coconut oil with candelilla wax or beeswax in a crockpot or double boiler
- Raise your crockpot or double boiler to low heat, and stir the two substances to mix them thoroughly
4. Add any desired additional ingredients
Without removing the combined mixture from heat, add any other desired ingredients. Some DIY lip balm chefs add shea butter to their recipes, which makes lip balm smoother and creamier.
You may also want to add essential oils, which change the aroma and flavor of your lip balm while also offering unique antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, or even antibacterial benefits. Pour these additional ingredients into your crockpot or double boiler, and mix them with your DIY CBD lip balm base until fully combined.
5. Pour it into tubes
It’s now time to put your DIY CBD lip balm into tubes. Lip balm tubes are relatively inexpensive and easy to find online, and they often come in quantities of 50-200.
Stand your lip balm tubes up straight on your counter, and gather a small-ended funnel, a pipette, or a similar tool that you can use to transfer your liquid lip balm mix into the tubes. Then, directly transfer the mix from your double boiler or crock pot (without removing it from heat) into the lip balm tubes. Perform this process as quickly as possible since your lip balm mix will cool and harden rapidly.
6. Let it cool
Once you’ve filled your tubes with lip balm, allow them to cool. Then, cap your lip balm, and select one tube to try.
Apply your new DIY CBD lip balm to your lips, and savor the flavor and soothing sensation. You just made your very own CBD lip balm using Secret Nature hemp flower, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Say goodbye to chapped lips with Secret Nature CBD
You’ll be amazed by the difference that CBD can make when the dry winter air makes a tube of lip balm a constant resident of your front pocket. However, you’ll be even more impressed by the difference between your DIY lip balm made with Secret Nature CBD flower and competing CBD lip balms. Our organic, indoor-grown hemp flower provides amazing quality regardless of how you use it, and your lips will be thanking you for your Secret Nature DIY CBD lip balm all winter long.