Saponification (after sapo, Latin for soap) occurs when a solution of lye combines with oils and creates a chemical reaction that breaks the oils down into chains of fatty acids. Heating the lye and oil solution evaporates the water molecules, turning the solution into a solid form, producing bar soap.
By creating a DIY CBD soap, you have the freedom to customize them to your personal needs. Homemade soaps are usually a vibrant and healthy mix of other types of natural oils as well, like coconut and essential oils, which each carry their own scents and unique benefits.
Using Saponification & Heat
When we use topical CBD products, the cannabinoid receptors on our skin absorb the CBD compounds, energizing our endocannabinoid system (ECS). This produces homeostasis in our minds and bodies that may generate a sense of balance and calmness.
This recipe yields 12 four-ounce bars, or three pounds of CBD bar soap. It involves using lye, so take extra caution and be sure to wear protective gear.
Be sure to store any extra hardened soap in an airtight container to prevent sweating (due to the natural glycerin content of the soap).
Now that you know how to make hemp seed oil in 5 minutes, you can spend a bit more time finding out why it’s so awesome and why this is my go-to soap recipe for amazing skin.
Use a large spoon to fill each of 12 soap molds. Use the remaining ¼ cup whole oatmeal to sprinkle on the bottom of each soap (the side that is facing up) for extra exfoliation. This way your bar has one side that is gentle and the other that is more abrasive.
4. Stir in Remaining Ingredients
My hemp soap recipe uses hemp seed oil, so when I say “hemp soap,” I’m really talking about “hemp seed oil soap.”
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The amazing thing is that the recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, while the benefits last a long, long time.