About the Hemp Oil Body Butter Recipe
Homemade skin-care products are a wonderful way to create a product tailored to your specific needs. We're big fans of body butters, so we decided to adapt this Rosemary Citrus Body Balm recipe by Home Song blog to include our favorite plant, cannabis.
Hemp oil is created by pressing the seeds of cannabis plants and can be used as a nutritional supplement in foods or on the skin to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and more.
When it comes to skin, hemp oil is a great source of:
Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties that has shown effective for treating cancer, arthritis and cataracts
Vitamin A: helps repair skin damage from sun exposure and aging
Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids: keeps the skin hydrated and helps with skin growth
Because of these skin-strengthening properties, hemp oil allows the body to better resist infection and has been shown to be an effective treatment for eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne.
Coconut oil is also:
antifungal and antiviral
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 body butter 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 (see below).
Directions (without LEVO)