I’m always looking for new ways to use hemp seed oil as a topical skin treatment, with it’s ability to help heal dry, irritated skin it’s great in a multitude of lotions and potions. This weekend I made a lemon essential oil scented body butter out of only four ingredients, it was quick and easy to make and I’m very impressed with the result, a lovely creamy texture and feels super soothing, especially after a hot afternoon in the garden, having a cool shower and applying a generous amount of hemp & lemon creamed body butter feels heavenly.
- 1 Tablespoon Hemp Seed Oil
- 6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 55g Cacao Butter
- ¼ Teaspoons Lemon Essential Oil (or a scent of your choice)
- In a heat proof glass bowl over a pan filled with water melt the cacao butter and coconut oil and stir to combine, remove from the heat and let cool a little, about 5 minutes, then add the hemp seed oil and lemon essential oil. Cool the mixture until it sets, this will take a few hours at room temperature out of the sun/heat. Once cool you need to whisk it until it goes creamy and fluffy, it will settle overnight but the creaminess remains. I store mine in a short airtight glass jar. This recipe makes about 2/3 of a cup and will keep for several months out of the sun.