About the Bedtime Body Balm Recipe
This lip balm will leave your lips, cuticles, elbows, and ankles feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed. The scent of rose is a lovely addition and a way to get your dose of the terpene myrcene through inhalation, boosting your mood and providing a relaxing effect. This recipe was published in CBD: Self-Care Secrets to Hemp-Derived Wellness by Blair Lauren Brown
When it comes to skin health, hemp oil is a great source of:
Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties
Omega 3 fatty acids: helps protect your skin damage, especially from UV rays, and helps repair damage
And coconut oil is wonderful for:
Moisture: coconut oil has been shown to improve quality of dry skin just as effectively as petroleum based moisturizers
Beeswax is also a well-known powerful ingredient to include in lip balms. Beeswax is a fantastic:
Skin protectant: beeswax forms a protective layer on the skin that can shield lips from harmful UV rays
Source of vitamin A: vitamin A is helpful with rehydrating dry skin and helps reconstruct damaged skin cells
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. Topicals come in a variety of strengths and can have concentrates of anywhere between 1mg/mL to 40mg/mL. Keep track of how the various strengths of cannabinoids affect your recipe to figure out what works best for you. Click here to learn more about THC and CBD topicals.
How to add cannabinoids to your Hemp Oil Body Butter
- Infuse your oils with cannabis flowers. Click here to shop our oil infusion tools.
- Add an oil-based tincture to your mixture. Just know that the more oil is added, the less firm your balm will be — consider substituting just some of the hemp oil for an MCT-oil based tincture. Click here to shop our MCT-oil tinctures.
Directions (using LEVO)
If you don't have a LEVO, you can infuse your oil the old fashioned way, then use a double broiler to combine these ingredients.