High Time: We’re Weeding Out Some Beauty DIYs For Your Every Need

Sun, Nov 1st 2015

Charlene Flanagan

  • hemp oil body butter

    Hemp Oil Body Butter: Melt 4oz shea butter and 3oz beeswax on low heat in a pan, while stirring continuously. Add 3oz hemp oil to the mix and blend well. Let it cool and then add 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice and 4oz coconut oil and mix thoroughly. Let it cool and leave it to set in a sterilized mason jar or bottle.

  • hemp oil body lotion

    Hemp Oil Body Lotion: In a large glass mixing bowl, add 48oz distilled water. To that add 2.56oz stearic acid and 3.2oz emulsifying wax. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat until the stearic and wax has completely melted. This could take between 3-5 minutes. To the water mixture, add in 5oz hemp butter and 5oz hemp seed oil. Gently stir to allow butter to soften. Using a stick blender, begin to blend. Continue blending until mixture starts to thicken. This may take at least 5 minutes. Once the mixture begins to thicken, turn the blender off. Add 0.5oz vitamin E and 1oz fragrance of your choice and continue blending. Check temperature to be sure it is under 176 degrees. Add 0.66oz Optihen Plus (preservative) and blend for an additional 30 seconds. Pour lotion into bottles. Let it cool before capping so that condensation does not form on inside of bottle.

  • hemp oil face mask

    Hemp Oil Face Mask: In a blender, add 1/4 cup hemp oil, 2tsp spirulina powder, 10 drops patchouli oil, 1 ripe avocado and blend to a smooth paste. Your mask is ready. However, to make the most of this face pack, you need to prep your skin. To do so, you need to open your pores with steam. Once done, apply the mask and leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with tepid water.

  • hemp oil hair serum

    Hemp Oil Hair Serum: Mix 1oz coconut oil, 1½oz jojoba oil and 1½oz hemp seed oil in a 4oz bottle. To that, add ¼tsp silk peptide powder and 5-10 drops essential oil of your choice. You can use this mixture on your dry hair as a pre-shampoo moisture sealer and hair revitalizer.

  • hemp oil lip balm

    Hemp Oil Lip Balm: Melt 15g beeswax, 1g carnauba wax, 10g cocoa butter and 5g shea butter in the double boiler along with 20ml almond oil. Add 5ml hemp oil and 10ml honey and stir until it is fluid. The recipe notes that as honey is not soluble with oil, it won’t totally dissolve with heating and needs to be mixed with the milk frother. Remove from heat, add 8 drops citrus essential oils, and blend with the frother while the mixture cools, but it still pourable. Pour into tubes and leave untouched to set.

  • hemp oil body butter
  • hemp oil body lotion
  • hemp oil face mask
  • hemp oil hair serum
  • hemp oil lip balm

Okay, so you’ve been watching the news and you’re aware of the latest developments in the 2016 Presidential elections. This also means that you’re either outraged or in support of Bernie Sanders’ latest proposal—legalizing marijuana.

Now, we most certainly aren’t opposed to it—yoganja is a form of yoga that encourages the use of Mary Jane before your practice, while hemp seed oil is a popular choice for a number of beauty DIY recipes. So, you really won’t hear us complaining.

But, in the spirit of the 2016 elections, we’ve decided to make this illegal ingredient a popular choice for our beauty DIYs. From body lotions, body butters, lip balms, to hair serums and face masks, make the most of this ingredient before the novelty wears out.

PS: For more all-natural skincare solutions, head to our DIY Section.
Also, here’s the latest on what’s trending in the world of Beauty.

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About the Author
Charlene Flanagan

Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.

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