Recipe for CBD Anti-Itch Cream

Recipe for CBD Anti-Itch Cream

This anti-itch cream leverages CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties for topical relief.
This anti-itch cream leverages CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties for topical relief.
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The action of a CBD topical is generally limited to the skin’s three layers, where it works through a process called cutaneous cannabinoid signaling, promoting healthy skin barrier function and renewal. This anti-itch cream utilizes CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties — which has been shown to heal minor skin wounds and soothe various types of dermatitis, including eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, bug bites, and poison oak. 


  • Kitchen scale
  • Spice/coffee grinder
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Double boiler and/or crockpot
  • Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Small glass jars for finished oil and topicals, preferably amber or other dark color


  • 1/2 cup CBD topical base oil
  • 2 tablespoon shea butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons beeswax pellets or finely chopped beeswax
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup bentonite clay, pink kaolin clay or a half-and-half mix
  • 2 teaspoons witch hazel
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree oil
  • 10 drops lavender


  1. Make CBD topical base oil.
  2. Using a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl that can sit in a pot with about 2 inches of water, heat the infused topical base oil and shea butter over low to medium heat.
  3. Add the beeswax.
  4. Remove from heat and add baking soda, bentonite clay, witch hazel and apple cider vinegar to the mixture.
  5. Add the peppermint, tea tree, and lavender oil. Blend well.
  6. Place a spoonful into the freezer for two minutes, then check consistency. If too thin, melt some more beeswax pellets over low heat in a separate pan and mix in.
  7. Pour or spoon the cream into a jar with a tight-fitting lid, label, date and store in a cool, dark place. As it continues to cool, the cream should solidify into a spreadable consistency.


Apply to inflamed, itchy skin as needed. Discontinue if skin becomes more irritated.

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Melinda Misuraca is a Project CBD contributing writer with a past life as an old-school cannabis farmer specializing in CBD-rich cultivars. Her articles have appeared in High Times, Alternet, and several other publications.

Copyright, Project CBD. May not be reprinted without permission.

Revision date: 
Feb 26, 2020

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