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Adding CBD Isolate into a Larger Base (Topical)

Posted by Melinda Bloch on

Creating your own infusions with CBD isolate can be a great way to completely customize your CBD experience. Here we will include a simple recipe to create your own CBD topical using our Active CBD oil Isolate.

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1. Put 2 cups of base oil in a glass cup or jar. (See list of base oils below)
base oil
2. Put cup/jar of oil in a pot of water, being sure that it doesn't touch the bottom of the pot.  
double boiler method
3. Keeping the heat medium-low, warm the oil for 5-10 minutes. 
4. Once oil is warm, add one entire gram of CBD isolate into cup of oil.
5. Stir occasionally until the liquid becomes clear and not cloudy. This should take around 5 minutes.
6. Once liquid is clear, you have an infused topical!
Each tablespoon of topical will contain 31.25mg of CBD
Each teaspoon of topical will contain 10.42mg of CBD
Most popular base oils used in topicals:

Now that you have the basic recipe down, you can further customize your CBD topical by adding different essential oils, different ratios of other base oils, as well as adding other cannabinoids such as CBG. For example, to turn this infused oil into a buttery salve, all you would do is melt and stir in a little beeswax after step 5. Most people prefer a ratio of 1 part beeswax to 4 or 5 parts oil, if you decide to go this route.

You can even experiment with custom potency formulations, with the help of our "Confused by the Math?" Blog.

For more CBD isolate recipes, check out our full list of recipes Here: CBD Isolate Recipes. 

Interested in making a tincture to take internally, instead of a topical? See the companion post to this blog, Adding CBD Isolate into a Larger Base (Tincture).

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog! To get your very own Active CBD products, come into any one of our Discover CBD stores, on the web at discovercbd.comfacebook, or by simply calling us at, 719-358-7553 to place an order!
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  • As a novice to the CBD industry, I had questions due the measurements in preparation of adding in the isolates to the large base recipe that was quickly answered by Erin!

    Amazing customer service!

    Janet on
  • Thank you so much Erin for the recipe for making topical infusions with CBD isolate. I used coconut oil and look forward to using it tonight to ease the pain in shoulders and back.

    Tracy on
  • Thanks a bunch for the info. You’ve been very helpful. EDUCATION IS THE KEY!!!

    Deborah Keezer on

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