Natural ingredients are believed to be healthy and more helpful when used on the skin since they are gentle and have more benefits than exposing the skin to chemicals.
The skin needs care for it to be healthy and glow. Everything that you use on your skin should add value to its appearance. The skin is what most people see before they get to know you at a personal level. There are many products on the market that you can use on your skin. Some are organic, while others use artificial things and chemicals when making them; therefore, they are harsh on the skin. Herein is a recipe for the natural hemp oil for your skincare.
What is CBD?
Cannabinoid (CBD) is a chemical compound derived from the hemp or cannabis plant. It is widely known for its health property; for example, it is used in the US to minimize epileptic discharge. CBD is used in more than 50 states and thus made its way to the market by being infused in skin care products such as creams, oils balms, salves, and soaps.
According to Watt & Karl (2017), CBD can be confused with THC, which is the most popular compound found in marijuana and is known for its psychoactive property. Although CBD and THC are extracted from the same plant, CBD does not cause the 'high feeling.' It has health effects on the body and thus works for the well-being of the body. Research suggests that they work to provide an entourage effect.
There are three types of CBD, namely CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD. They differ because of the compound they contain. Full-spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids from the whole plant, including THC. Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the cannabinoids except THC, which is considered the best for people who want to avoid it. According to Mattagajasingh et al. (2017), CBD compounds stimulate all the senses relieving the body and making it more relaxed. CBD isolates are the purest form of CBD; it does not contain any natural content from the plant or additives.
Moreover, CBD is taken into the body in various ways, including edibles, tinctures, vaping, and topicals. The mode of taking CBD will depend on how fast you want to feel the effectiveness since they have different bioavailability percentages. Studies show that CBD taken through vaping has a bioavailability of up to 56%, thus making it more effective since it is directly absorbed into the bloodstream. Topical CBD is also convenient for people who have no time to infuse CBD into their daily routine. For example, CBD soap is quite simple since most people tend to bathe daily; thus, it will not need a special occasion such as a CBD massage. Also, it will make the uses of CBD consistent, thus reaping more health benefits.
What is a CBD Soap?
The only difference between CBD soap and the regular one is the additional product; cannabidiol. According to Überall (2020), CBD soap is outstanding since it contains the skin's health benefits, including treating eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Also, since it is an organic product, it is gentle on the skin and can work well for all skin types. CBD soap can be bought from oil and retail vendors at an affordable price; however, they can be made at home and still enjoy the benefits of CBD on your skin. This is a good idea since you will avoid chemicals in the product.
Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best CBD Oil to Use on Your CBD DIY
Know the Amount That You Will Need
Making homemade CBD is easy; however, knowing the exact amount of CBD to use on your soap can be challenging. For example, if it is the first time you make your soap, it might be hard to know the amount that will serve your needs. Starting small is advisable; gradually adding the oil to your future recipe will help you know the dosage you need. This will also be determined by the type of CBD oil you choose: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate. The most voted for is the CBD full spectrum since you will benefit from all the other cannabinoids and thus have the ability to activate all the senses.
The Quality of CBD Oil
Quality oil will help you get a quality product that will serve your needs. CBD oil contains a high ratio of 3 omega–6 fatty acids essential for the body's well-being; omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect, thus maintaining a youthful look. CBD is extracted using different methods;
CBD is extracted using chemicals; there are high chances that chemical traces will appear in the end product if not well managed. According to Rochfort et al. (2022), the best way is to use CO2 because it does not use chemicals and thus will have a good quality product that will not be contaminated. Also, US-grown hemp is the best since it is grown under agricultural regulations.
How to Make a Homemade Soap
The heat and pour method is the most convenient method for making CBD soap.
Cooking pot (large)
A pitcher or jug
A stirring spoon (long-handled)
Measuring spoon or cups
Blender spatula, whisk spoons, and clean piece of cloth
Fragrances and essential oil
Other oil (avocado, oil castor, oil cocoa oil, and coconut oil)
CBD oil (amount of your choice)
Mix all the oils; castor oil, cocoa, coconut, and palm oils. Thoroughly mix them in one pot and gently heat them to melt as you stir for uniform mixing. Use a thermometer to measure the temperature to 100 degrees.
In a plastic container, mix the distilled water with the lye. It is advisable to carry out the procedure in an open place since it can explode. Pour the water into the lye slowly. Cool the solution to 95- 100 degrees because it will heat up when combined.
Pour the solution into the oil pot and continuously stir it for about 3 minutes.
Using a spatula, pour the mixture into the soap mold and cover it with a clean piece of cloth or towel to insulate it.
After 24 hours, remove the soap from the mold, place it on a clean surface and occasionally turn it to ensure it dries well.
Making your soap at home can be the best thing since you will limit the use of chemicals and go natural. Oils like coconut oil have been used for centuries in the beauty industries in their natural form, and thus it is evident that they are essential for the benefit of the skin. Be careful when using lye in your recipe. You will need to use protective gear, gloves, and goggles. Also, making your soap will ensure you create a CBD skincare product based on your preferences.
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