As we age, a popular concern becomes the appearance of our skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and it's important that we keep it healthy by protecting it from damage from the sun and harmful chemicals alongside properly cleansing and moisturizing it. While there are tons of facial products on the market, we were concerned with the un-pronounceable ingredients listed in many of the ones we picked up, so we decided to do our own research and come up with an easy blend we could make ourselves.
When it comes to the skin, Frankincense is great for:
Toning: frankincense can reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks
Healing: Frankincense has anti-bacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties to help keep your skin clean (and reduce acne!)
Pinene: a terpene known for reducing inflammation in the brain and improving cognitive function
Quality frankincense can be difficult to find and is expensive, so you can substitute elemi essential oil (also known as "the poor man's frankincense") for similar benefits. Both elemi and frankincense are in the same plant family.
CBD is a powerful:
Antioxidant: helps stop damage to cells that can cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, and more
Anti-inflammatory: helps reduce inflammation and swelling
Hemp seed oil is a great source of:
About the Recipe
The three ingredients explained above are the primary anti-aging components of this face oil, but this recipe also incorporates two carrier oils: sweet almond oil and fractionated coconut oil.
These carrier oils can be switched out for another of your choice, such as grapeseed or jojoba oils, based on what your skin responds best to. Remember, everyone's different, and it may take a little experimenting to figure out what works best for you!
1 tsp sweet almond oil
1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
1/8 tsp hemp seed oil
5 mg CBD (optional)
2 drops frankincense or elemi essential oil
Mix ingredients in a 1/2 oz, dark glass bottle
Apply to face after cleansing; best before bed
Store away from heat and light
We recommend making this recipe in small batches so that it doesn't go bad before using it all. Small batches also allow you to experiment with various carrier oils so that you can find the formula that works best for your unique skincare needs.
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.
Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops CBD Tincture
This tincture is a whole plant extraction made with hemp grown in Colorado and carried in fractionated coconut or MCT oil. It is a lipid infusion, meaning that it uses no solvents in the extraction process and retains a full range of phytonutrients, including all of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. A full dropper of their 450mg bottle contains 30mg of CBD, and the dropper has measurements on the side for easy dosing.
LEVO Oil Infusion Machine
If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the butter in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with butter, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.
Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!
The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange.
LEVO and Papa & Barkley’s sponsorship supported our mission to bring you free, quality education by allowing us to purchase props, create original imagery, perform research, write and edit content, & host events in our local community. Although this is a sponsored recipe, we assure you that we are committed to bringing you unbiased information and promise that all thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for your support!
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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved