Cannabis oil soap recipes

Published Mar 18, 2019 11:30 a.m. ET

The marijuana plant has so many incredibly effective uses, yet many are surprised when they come across it in topical products like soaps and lotions. Cannabis infused products that are used externally do not produce the same effect, as the majority of it will wash right off and never actually make it into the bloodstream. Cannabis oil is the perfect healthy addition to any natural soap recipe as it provides a nourishing boost that can moisturize the skin at the same time that it cleans away the grime. The addition of cannabis in bars of soap will improve how clean you feel afterward, aromatic effects when it’s used, and it will also add extra bubbles and suds. Here we will show you two different recipes including one that uses lye and another simpler version that requires a premade soap base.  

Cannabis oil and lye soap recipe

Lye soaps are about as from scratch as it gets when it comes to homemade recipes. The nice thing about this one is the amount of personalizing you can do to the mixture to make it work for you. The downside is that lye can be dangerous when heated which makes it a difficult choice for beginners. If you do use this recipe be sure to protect yourself with heat resistant gloves and safety goggles from start to finish.


  • 20 ounces of lard
  • 26 ounces of coconut oil
  • stearic acid 2 ounces
  • 12 ounces of cannabis oil
  • 22.6 ounces water
  • 11.2 ounces of lye


  • 2 7-quart or larger slow cookers (or pots)
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 pair of safety glasses
  • 1 electric hand mixer
  • 1 cooking thermometer
  • soap molds


  1. Mix the lye and water with an electric hand mixer and use either a slow cooker or a pot to heat the mixture to 100 degrees by setting the cooker or stove top burner to low heat.
  2. While waiting for the other ingredients to warm up add the lard, cannabis oil, and coconut oil to the second pot or slow cooker. Cover it and set the temperature to low heat for long enough to reach 100 degrees.
  3. Use a cooking thermometer to monitor the temperature of both mixtures, and once they both get to 100 degrees, you can combine them by pouring one slowly into the other.
  4. Add stearic acid to the mix, and then you can stir the liquids together using an electric hand mixer until you see soft peaks forming that hold their shape for a while. The same way you would when making a cool whip.
  5. Fill soap molds with the finished base and allow the mixture time to set which generally takes 24-30 full hours at room temperature.

Cannabis oil and soap base recipe

This is the easiest cannabis oil soap recipe you will ever come across, and it does an excellent job at getting you clean without any risk during the creation process. You can use any brick soap base, and if you don’t have access to that than regular bars of soap are a workable alternative as long as you reduce the amount of oils that are added by approximately 10 drops each. Choose any scent of essential oils that you like to create the ultimate relaxation bar for natural aromatic therapy.


  • 1 cup of soap brick base
  • 1 bottle of mica powder
  • 30 drops of essential oils
  • 40-50 drops of cannabis oil


  • soap molds
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 medium glass bowl


  1. Add the soap base pieces into a medium microwave-safe glass bowl.
  2. Heat the chunks on high in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time until they have all turned into a liquid.
  3. Now you can add the mica and essential oils to the mixture and use a whisk to mix them together.
  4. Add the cannabis oil to the liquid and whisk the ingredients once more to ensure the ingredients have thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour the mixture into soap molds.
  6. Allow 1-2 hours for the liquid to set and harden.
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