Cannabis and CBD Oil
Cannabis, as a plant, has various benefits.”Cannabidiol” (CBD) is an extract of the cannabis plant. It provides immense pain relief when applied topically. It is the least intoxicating compound of the hemp plant. CBD oil is rich in cannabinoids, essential oils, and terpenes.
Difference between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil
Hemp oil is only extracted from the hemp seed of the plant while the CBD Oil is an extract from the whole plant, inclusive of flowers, leaves, and the stems. Cannabis oil, in general, contains large amounts of THC. THC stands for “tetrahydrocannabinol.” It is “psychoactive” in nature and is responsible for the “high” experienced when smoking marijuana.
Regardless, products that contain either hemp seed oil or CBD oil do not cause a high as their THC levels tend to be very low!
Advantages of Using CBD Oil
What makes CBD oil unique in its topical application is how readily trans-dermal it is, passes quickly from the skin into our body. However, it is “hydrophobic” it does not go into our bloodstream and pass through our whole system.
In contrast, it works with the cells in its area of application and bodily systems to relieve inflammation and pain. Nonetheless, this oil is mixed in salves, lotions, creams, lip balms, and soaps. Also, it can be directly applied to massage sore joints making it the go-to remedy for ailments like inflammation, arthritis, and even headaches.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
Along with moisturizing and reducing inflammation, hemp oil is very skin-friendly regardless of skin type. It aids in balancing out the oil production of our skin and prevents it from drying out.
Dryness is also likely to cause an overproduction of oil, and this often is a precursor to acne. Hemp oil prevents dry skin without clogging pores, further reducing the production of acne.
Furthermore, hemp oil has anti-aging properties. The “linoleic and oleic acids” cannot be produced by our body, but they play an essential role in the health and aging process of the skin.
CBD in Soaps
Soaps are multi-functional; they change pH levels, so dirt is easily washed away. They moisturize, clean, and disinfect. Depending on its key ingredient, they can help fight acne, balance oily skin,and help it heal faster. CBD oil soap can help relieve pain; all it needs is skin contact and consistency. A small amount of interaction with CBD oil soap can drastically reduce inflammation.
Moreover, CBD oil also has anti-oxidant properties. When incorporated in a soap bar, it helps maintain the health of the skin and contributes to its overall well-being.
CBD soap bars can also help fight acne, eventually reducing it all together. They help balance oil production by acting on the sebaceous glands.
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How To Make 🥣
First, prepare the mold by lining it if required.
Combine CBD / hemp oil with coconut, avocado, and castor oil. Then add shea and cocoa butter in it in a large stainless steel pot.
Put on a low heat until everything is melted. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
Pour the lye in the water, stir until dissolved. Be mindful of the fumes and dress in the right gear when handling lye (goggles, face mask, latex gloves). Let this cool to a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.
When temperature for both oils and lye is somewhere between 32-37 degrees Celsius, pour the lye water into the pot with oils and blend with a stick blender until a light to medium trace forms.
Add essential oils and blend them again. Then, pour into the prepared mold.
Cover the mold and insulate for 24 hours before removing or cutting the bars of soap. Let it cure for 4-6 weeks.
How To Use ❓
To reap the benefits of CBD soap, use it generously and regularly. Lather hands and body in soap or soak hand in feet in soapy water. You can also rinse your face with it. Make sure to dry your face out with a tissue paper or a microfiber towel. If you have acne-prone skin, do not rub your face dry, instead pat it dry.
Soaps with CBD oil or Hemp Oil tend to go bad far more quickly than soaps with other ingredients. In other words, they tend to have a short shelf life. Use these soap bars within 3-4 months to reap maximum benefits. Do not use expired soap.
When purchasing either hemp oil or CBD oil, make sure that they are extracted from organically grown cannabis plants. Also, check to see if they have been tested for hazardous substances and are free from residues of pesticides.
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