How to Make CBD Massage Oil — 3 Options

CBD massage oil enhances the inherent benefits of receiving a massage. It’s not very likely, however, that the pre-formulated CBD massage oils available online will fit your exact needs. 

Not only does making your own CBD massage oil allow you to experiment with ingredients to your heart’s content, but it also ensures the CBD massage oil you end up with is everything you hoped it would be. In this guide, learn three different ways you can make CBD massage oil at home, and find answers to common related questions.

What is CBD massage oil?

CBD massage oil is massage oil that has been infused with the non-intoxicating cannabinoid cannabidiol. As an oil-based substance, CBD extract is a natural fit for massage oil, but finding a CBD massage oil that works exactly the way you want it to can be something of a challenge.

Is CBD massage oil worth it?

According to people who have used it, CBD massage oil massively enhances the inherent benefits of using a topical oil during massage. Scientists have looked closely at the potential anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of CBD, and many users swear that this cannabinoid helps with aches and pains felt in muscles and joints.

Many of the CBD massage oils you can find online, however, are needlessly overpriced while containing questionable ingredients. CBD massage oil is much more worth it if you make your own at home.

How do I put CBD in massage oil?

In most cases, adding CBD to massage oil is as simple as selecting an appropriate massage oil base and then thoroughly mixing in your choice of CBD extract. It takes a practiced hand, however, to produce a truly professional-grade CBD massage oil, so you may need to put in some practice before you master the art of producing a DIY CBD massage oil that delivers the exact results you’re looking for.

What types of CBD can I use in massage oil?

When formulating a DIY CBD massage oil, it is generally best to use a pure CBD extract, not a pre-formulated CBD tincture or topical. Out of the various types of CBD extracts that are available, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum options will offer the best results since they contain minor cannabinoids and offer the entourage effect.

Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD also contain natural cannabis terpenes, which each offer individual benefits, contribute to the entourage effect, and impart pleasant aromas to CBD massage oil. For the best effects, use live resin terpenes that have been cryogenically extracted.

DIY CBD massage oil: 3 options

There are dozens of different ways to make a massage oil that’s infused with CBD, but for the purposes of this guide, we’ll stick to three excellent options that don’t require many ingredients or much expertise:

1. CBD massage oil with arnica

Arnica is a natural ingredient that pairs well with CBD due to its naturally pain-relieving qualities. You don’t need to add much arnica to massage oil for this substance to be effective, so making a CBD arnica massage oil is a very convenient option:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of a suitable carrier oil (sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc.)
  • 1 gram of CBD concentrate
  • 10-20 drops of arnica extract

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar
  • Shake until the ingredients combine thoroughly
  • Optional: Heat the CBD concentrate slightly on a stovetop to melt it before mixing

2. CBD massage oil with delta 8

You may want to make a DIY CBD massage oil that contains both CBD and delta 8, another hemp cannabinoid that’s available online. Recent research indicates that people commonly use delta 8 for pain relief, and adding delta 8 extract to CBD massage oil is a perfectly simple process:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of a suitable carrier oil (sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc.)
  • ½ gram of CBD concentrate
  • ½ gram of delta 8 concentrate

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar
  • Shake until the ingredients combine thoroughly
  • Optional: Heat the CBD and delta 8 concentrates slightly on a stovetop to melt them before mixing

3. CBD massage oil with essential oils

Essential oils make any massage oil more aromatic and effective. Adding a few essential oils to your hemp massage oil will make it more pleasant to apply and may even enhance the benefits of CBD.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of a suitable carrier oil (sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc.)
  • 1 gram of CBD concentrate
  • Around 20-30 drops of essential oils

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar
  • Shake until the ingredients combine thoroughly
  • Optional: Heat the CBD concentrate slightly on a stovetop to melt it before mixing

The bottom line: Should I make my own CBD massage oil?

If you’re on the hunt for a CBD massage oil that does exactly what you want it to do without containing unnecessary ingredients or being overpriced, formulating your own CBD massage oil at home is the only truly effective option at your disposal. Producers often charge more than they need to for CBD massage oil simply because it contains CBD, and your chances of finding a pre-formulated CBD massage oil that contains the exact ingredients you want it to are slim-to-none.

Since it’s easy to make CBD massage oil at home using simple ingredients you can buy online, there’s no reason you shouldn’t give this simple DIY project a shot if you’re truly serious about finding a CBD massage oil that checks all of your boxes. Acquire some excellent CBD extract, assemble the other ingredients you’ll need, and get started today.

Making CBD massage oil FAQ

It’s natural to have some questions if this is your first time making CBD massage oil at home. Check below for answers to this topic’s most frequently asked questions:

— What is a CBD massage like?

People who have experienced CBD massages generally report that receiving a massage infused with CBD feels much like receiving a normal massage except that they are often more relaxed at the end. As your massage therapist works CBD massage oil into your affected muscles and joints, this cannabinoid will pass through your skin and begin providing the benefits that make this non-intoxicating cannabinoid such a natural fit for massage oil.

— Will a CBD massage help with neck pain?

People who have received CBD massages often report experiencing profound relief — especially in common problem areas like the neck and back. If you’re currently suffering from neck pain and other approaches aren’t working, giving a CBD massage a shot is definitely a valid option.

— Can you use CBD oil as massage oil?

It is not generally recommended that you use CBD tincture — also known as CBD oil — as a massage oil by itself. CBD tincture is usually too thick to be useful as a massage oil, and it often contains additional ingredients that are not ideal for topical use. If you want to use a CBD tincture as a component of a CBD massage oil you make for yourself at home, make sure it contains simple ingredients and does not include any flavorings or coloring agents.

— How much does a CBD massage cost?

If you pay for a massage therapist to give you a CBD massage, it’s likely you’ll end up spending between $100 and $200. Making CBD massage oil at home, on the other hand, generally only costs around $30 - $60, dramatically reducing the price you pay to experience the benefits of CBD oil during a massage. Your CBD massage oil will also last for multiple sessions, increasing the value of this DIY project even more.

— Is CBD oil good for muscle knots?

Many users report that applying CBD topically helps relieve muscle knotting and other forms of muscle tension. Out of all the different ways you can apply CBD topically, using CBD massage oil may be the most ideal option due to its improved absorption and the hands-on method by which it is administered.

— Can you get high from CBD massage oil?

No, it is not possible to get high from CBD massage oil. First of all, applying CBD topically does not allow this cannabinoid to reach your central nervous system, and even if it did, CBD is inherently non-intoxicating — it doesn’t get you high no matter how you use it. As a result, accidental intoxication should be nowhere near your list of concerns when trying CBD massage oil for the first time.

— How do you use CBD massage oil in bed?

If you plan to use CBD massage oil in bed, it’s important to avoid getting any oil on your sheets. The best way to achieve this goal is to place multiple overlapping towels under the person who is going to receive the massage. You can also try folding up a sheet and placing it on top of your normal bedding, but towels will do a better job of absorbing CBD massage oil and preventing it from penetrating through to your bedding.

— Can I make my own CBD lube?

CBD lube is similar to CBD massage oil in certain ways, but when formulating CBD lube, it is much more important to produce a product that entirely prevents friction without allowing any potentially dangerous ingredients inside your body. As a result, you may want to leave the formulation of this particular type of CBD product to the professionals.

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