Disruption of the natural balance of skin cells is believed to lead to the development of several different skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, allergic dermatitis, itchiness, pain, psoriasis, seborrhea (excessive discharge of sebum from the sebaceous glands), and more.

When you apply a CBD topically directly to the skin, it goes to work in harmony with the endocannabinoid system in the skin. 

Ultimately, this brings balance back to any disruption within the skin’s endocannabinoid system, working to clear up stubborn skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema to name a few.

CBD topicals also provide localized relief that can do wonders for managing pain. 

While applying CBD topically keeps it from reaching the bloodstream, it is a known TRPV-1 receptor agonist, which is how it helps modulate feelings of pain. 

CBD’s affinity for the TRPV-1 receptor is also why applying CBD topically helps control itchy skin and heat.

Making Your Own Topicals: CBD Tincture or CBD Isolate

When making using CBD to make your own topicals, CBD tincture or CBD isolate work best. 

Here’s a bit about each so you understand why.

CBD Tincture

CBD tincture is one of the most popular ways to administer CBD.

CBD tincture is made by extracting CBD oil from the hemp plant, where it is then mixed with a base oil (also known as a carrier oil) like MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil, coconut, or hemp seed oil. 

The result is a CBD tincture that is typically taken sublingually or added to food or drinks.

CBD tinctures are also a great option when you’re looking to make your own CBD topicals. 

All you need to do is measure out how many milligrams you desire in the dropper and add to the rest of your ingredients.  

CBD Isolate