DIY CBD-Infused Moisturizer and Toner Under $20 Each

One of the best things about DIY products is the ability to fully customize exactly what you want in your skin care. It’s also a great way to simplify your routine, and have fun while doing it. If you’ve ever been curious about how CBD-infused skin care would work for you, but are hesitant to shell out $50 for a moisturizer, these DIY picks have you covered. Both formulas cost less than $20 each and are fully customizable.

Why Use CBD-Infused Topicals?

Research from University of California, Davis shows that CBD can help fight off acne by lessening the sebum production in your skin. It’s also beneficial to soothe redness, eczema and psoriasis.


CBD-Infused Simple Moisturizer:

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Beeswax is a great way to create a natural barrier for your skin and keep it hydrated. With beeswax as the base, the other oils in this moisturizer can be swapped out for those you prefer. 

If you keep to the original recipe, you’ll find that jojoba oil is really great for acne-prone skin as it’s naturally anti-inflammatory, according to Healthline. Sweet almond oil is  affordable, and helps reverse signs of sun damage in addition to treating extremely dry skin.

According to Byrdie, shea butter adds extra hydration and soothes irritation.

This moisturizer naturally preserves itself, but if you’re worried about its shelf life, you can add in some vitamin E oil as a natural preservative.


Start to finish: 45 minutes

Makes: 2 ounces of product

1 tablespoon beeswax

1 ½ teaspoons Jojoba oil

1 ½ teaspoons sweet almond oil

1 teaspoon shea butter

4-5 drops CBD oil or tincture

2-3 drops essential oil (optional)


In a heat-resistant bowl, combine the beeswax, jojoba and sweet almond oils. Add your bowl to a double boiler and heat all ingredients until they melt together, stirring continuously. Once the mixture is fully melted, remove from heat and pour the it into your desired container. Allow mixture to cool for 25-30 minutes. Then, after it has cooled, add in the CBD oil and mix thoroughly. This is when you can add any essential oil if you choose to.

Note: If you already have a double boiler, you can combine these ingredients into it. If you don’t, you can easily create one by using a small pot and filling it with just enough water to cover the bottom of the container with your ingredients. The ingredient container can either rest inside of the pot or on top of it.

CBD-Infused Sensitive Skin Facial Toner:

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Toner adds extra moisture and antioxidants to your skin, restoring it after cleansing. This three ingredient toner is great for anyone with super sensitive, acne prone skin. It contains rose water, witch hazel and CBD. 

According to Medical News Today, rose water can help manage skin conditions like eczema and rosacea, and protects against skin damage. If you prefer to make your own rose water, this blog post has all of the steps you need. The homemade rose water can last in the toner mixture for up to 10 days in the fridge.

Women’s Health Magazine reports that witch hazel can also relieve sunburns and prevent razor bumps. Because witch hazel is an astringent, it can also be especially helpful to heal acne spots.


Start to finish: 10 minutes

Makes: 4 fluid ounces of product

¼ cup rose water

¼ cup witch hazel

5-6 drops CBD oil or tincture

Measure out the rose water and witch hazel. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Then, use a funnel to pour the concoction into a spray bottle or dropper bottle.

This CBD-infused toner can be used morning and night before moisturizer. It’s best used when shaken and sprayed a couple of inches away from your face, but can also be used with a dropper onto your fingers and gently spread over your face.


These DIY skin care options are a great way to experiment with different ingredients and see how CBD can improve your complexion.


Emerald contributor since October 2020


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