We're not at all surprised by the popularity of Hemp Beauty Products. Hemp Seed Oil has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of skin conditions including - eczema, psoriasis, and acne, to mention a few.
If you're someone who's never tried any Hemp Skincare Products, we recommend starting with Hemp Soap. It's an excellent way to experience all the benefits of Hemp, without changing your beauty routine. Plus, you can pair it with Hemp Shampoo and Conditioner for a complete "Hemp to Toe" cleansing ritual!
Not convinced? How about a roundup of Hemp Soap's benefits? Fair warning though, once you've tried a quality Hemp Bath Soap, you'll never want to go back. Back to your old bar soap, that is.
Without further adieu, here are the top benefits of Hemp Oil Soap.
Hemp Soap Is Loaded With The Good Stuff
And by good stuff, we mean Omegas -3, -6, and -9 Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs.
Why is that important?
First of all, did you know that your skin, the epidermis, is the largest organ in your body? It's true.
If you're suffering from epidermal woes - from damaged, dry and itchy skin caused by the environment - to eczema or rosacea, Hemp Soap's Omega Fatty Acid content can help.Hemp Oil Soap nourishes hair and skin at the cellular level EFAs provide anti-inflammatory properties that soothe and calm irritated skin. These fatty acids can also help with breakouts by reducing redness and inflammation.
It's Highly Moisturizing
Hemp Soap doesn't strip the skin of its natural oils, plus it's a gentle cleanser that leaves your skin smooth and glowing. You can even use it on your face, and you won't experience that uncomfortable, tight feeling after cleansing.
Unlike anti-bacterial and anti-fungal soaps, Hemp Bath Soap does NOT contain Triclosan, which causes inflammation and dry skin, and could increase rates of colitis and colon cancer, according to a May 29, 2018 study published by Science Translation Medicine. Although the FDA banned Triclosan in body washes and hand soaps in 2016, citing safety concerns, it is still widely used. A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found traces of Triclosan in 75% of American individuals urine samples. Triclosan is also one of the Top Ten biggest pollutants in US rivers.
Does Hemp Soap Get You High?
No! Hemp Seed Soap contains minuscule, (0.03 %), amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. No worries! You WON'T get high or fail a drug test from using Hemp Seed Soap.
You Can Use It For Shaving
Yes, shaving. As we've said before, instead of buying shaving gels or shaving creams, you can save a lot of money by using natural Hemp Bath Soap. Not only does it give a better shave but it also makes your razors last longer.
The trick is to use a good shaving brush. That way you can create a thick lather. Of course, you need to use a quality Hemp Bath Soap to make sure it provides enough lubrication and protection during shaving.
Everyone Can Use Hemp Soap
Oily, dry, or combination - whatever your skin type is, you can use Hemp Soap. That's because its fatty acid profile mimics that of our skin. Hemp Soap is also a fantastic anti-aging product, capable of slowing down oxidation caused by free radicals.
If you've got young ones in the house, there's no need to purchase another soap for them. It's safe enough to be used by everyone one in the family - from infants, pregnant mothers, moms, dads, kids, seniors and the informed. No worries, Hemp Soap will not get them high, and they won't fail a drug test.
It's Great For Sunburns
Hemp Seed Oil soothes sunburns, and Hemp Seed Bath Soap contains Hemp Seed Oil, which has an SPF 6 rating.
If you've ever had a sunburn, you know how that first shower can be painful. Instead of using a harsh soap, Hemp Bath Soap will not aggravate the burn and can help your skin heal faster. Hemp Oil Soaps are also excellent for any kind of burn to the skin, regardless of the cause of injury.
Hemp Soap Recipe
Before making homemade Hemp Soap, it’s essential to keep in mind safety, precautions, and hygiene. Please note there are extremely hazardous chemicals required, most notably caustic soda or potash (known as lye). You must perform the appropriate safety precautions - goggles, gloves and long-sleeved clothing to prevent alkali burns. The work space must be dry and clean, and the equipment must be made from steel, ceramic, or top-quality, heat-resistant plastic material. All hazardous chemicals must be labeled and stored safely and securely when not being used.
You'll need the following equipment for making Hemp Soap: Gloves, an accurate kitchen scale, safety goggles, heat source, large cooking pot, 2/3 liter jug or pitcher, 2/3 liter beaker or pitcher with a tight-fitting lid, soap mold, long-handled stirring spoon, measuring cups/spoons, thermometer, an electric blender, small dishes to store ingredients, spatulas, whisks, spoons, and napkins and cloths.
Lye – caustic soda (NaOH) or potash (KOH), water, fragrances or essential oils, fats/oils, and decoration items.
We recommend utilizing a saponification chart to find the necessary amount of lye. Prepare the solution of lye and cool before utilizing. Carefully pour lye in boiling water and stir until it dissolves completely. Then, allow it to cool. However, it shouldn’t be less than 43°C/109.4°F.
3 cups coconut oil, 4 cups palm oil, 2 cups Hemp Seed Oil, 2 cups olive oil, ½ cup essential oil mixture, 3½ cups distilled water, 1.5 cups lye, and decorations (leaves, petals, glitter, seeds).
Measure the oils by weight and place in pots ready for use. Weigh all ingredients in the soap-making process, whether liquid or solid.
Place the hard fats in a container to be heated; you can add the other oils, (except fragrance and essential oils) when they become liquid.
Once the mixture is thoroughly blended and liquefied (with the heat range around 100°C/202°F), you can switch off the heat and carefully pour the lye-water in the pot, stirring continuously. As the lye reacts with the oils, the liquid in the pot will become viscose and cloudy – that is when the saponification process starts. At that time, blend the mixture smoothly with a blender in short bursts, gently stirring and scraping the sides between every burst.
As soon as the mixture is nearly cool, add the essential oils and decorations with a tablespoon.
Next, pour the soap mixture into the molds, let them rest for a minimum of three days. Then, remove the soap from the molds and let cure for three to four weeks.
Don't feel like making your own Hemp Soap?
Hemp Bath Soaps don't just cleanse the body. They're great for locking in moisture and providing relief for dry, damaged skin and issues like eczema and rosacea. You can also use Hemp Bath Soap for shaving and soothing sunburns.
Best of all, everyone can use Hemp Soaps. It doesn't matter if you have oily, dry, or combination skin. Hemp Bath Soap contains EFAs that will keep your skin healthy and glowing.