HEMP SEED OIL, SKIN CARE & DIY TIPS
5 Reasons to Add Hemp Seed Oil To Your Regimen
PJ Johnson, Oh It’s Natural, Owner
15 June 2019
Hemp seed oil is good for your skin. And not just yours, this oil is suitable for all skin types. You can use hemp seed oil on your hair as well.
With its nutritious components, hemp seed oil regenerates the skin from within. It’s an excellent natural moisturizer that offers aid with a lot of skin conditions and inflammations.
5 Reasons to Start Using Hemp Seed Oil for Your Skin’s Health
Here are five ways natural hemp seed oil will benefit your skin:
1. An Effective Moisturizer
The fats, or lipids, in hemp oil are similar to those found in the skin. This makes it an effective moisturizer and protectant for skin. It increases the elasticity of the skin and brings new life to dry, tired or dehydrated skin.
2. As a Dietary Supplement, Benefits the Skin
Taking it as a nutritional supplement can thin the blood, helping to prevent unsightly varicose veins on the skin. Hemp seed oil is made from the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid. This substance is needed to regulate hormone levels and it can diminish hormone-related acne outbreaks.
3. Skin Rashes and Acne Can Be Treated
Hemp oil can bring down the redness and irritation of acne outbreaks. Over time, it can help eliminate acne by keeping the skin healthy and hydrated. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t block the pores but will actually help the skin balance oil production.
4. Rich in Supplements for Healthy Skin
Not only is hemp oil rich in vitamins A and E, it also contains trace amounts of important minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus. It is also high in antioxidants, which are elements that prevent or slow cell damage. Because of this, regular application of hemp oil slows the aging of the skin.
5. Used in Cosmetics and Lotions
In combination with castile soap, hemp seed oil can be used as a gentle makeup remover. If all of the makeup doesn’t come off with one application of the oil, it can be repeated. You are getting the added benefit of providing moisture to your face while cleansing it.
‘It absorbs quickly and doesn’t block the pores’
Try a DIY Hemp Seed Oil Lip Balm
10g | 0.35oz beeswax
10g | 0.35oz safflower oil
8g | 0.28oz jojoba oil
7g | 0.25oz shea butter
6g | 0.21oz hemp seed oil
4g | 0.14oz tamanu oil
1g | 0.03oz vitamin E oil
3g | 0.1oz soy lecithin (or sunflower lecithin)
10 bergapatene free bergamot essential oil or litsea cubeba essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops cardamom essential oil
Because some of the oils in this balm are a bit more delicate than others, we’re going to melt the beeswax (which has a pretty high melting point) into some of the “sturdier” oils, and then add the remaining oils at a lower heat to protect them. Unrefined hemp seed oil in particular can get really nasty and fishy when exposed to heat for extended periods of time (sadly, I know this from experience).
Combine the beeswax, safflower oil, and jojoba oil in a small heat resistant glass measuring cup and melt in a water bath. Once everything has melted together, remove from the heat. Dry off the cup, and weigh the remaining oils and lecithin (not the essential oils, though) into the measuring cup. Stir to combine using a flexible silicone spatula, returning to gentle heat to melt everything together.
Once all the ingredients are melted together, remove the cup from the water bath, dry it off, and count the essential oil drops into the liquid mixture, stirring to combine.
Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes and let it set up. This recipe will fill about fifteen 4.5g (0.16oz) lip balm tubes.
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Whether applied topically or ingested orally, hempseed oil offers numerous benefits for skin health, and many people can take advantage of those benefits. Hemp oil is considered safe for most people to use, and it can help moisturize the skin from the inside out.
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