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

Ingredients for making your own cannabis infused body balm at home

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

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. dried rose petals

    • Add or substitute other herbs such as lavender or cannabis flower

  • 1/2 c. unrefined coconut oil

  • 1/4 c. beeswax pellets

  • 2 tbsp. hemp oil

  • Essential oils (optional - we love grapefruit, peppermint, or ginger!)

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.

  1. Fill LEVO herb pod with rose petals (or other herbs)

  2. Add coconut oil to LEVO set at 170°F for 30 mins as recommended by LEVO's infusion calculator

    • Your coconut oil does not have to be liquified at this point — the LEVO will take care of that for you!

  3. Remove pod and add beeswax and hemp oil

  4. Set LEVO at 150F for 5 mins

  5. Add essential oils (see dilution chart for proper usage amount)

  6. Dispense immediately and all at once to avoid beeswax hardening in basin

Kristen Williams
Tags: Bodycare