Why would you want to make a Hemp Seed Oil Soap?
With all the buzz surrounding CBD oil and it’s not so distant cousin Hemp Seed oil, you may be interested in making your own handmade soap with these ingredients. However the cost of a true CBD may make it cost-prohibitive to include in a wash off product. Hemp seed oil is a little more economical and it has plenty of benefits to the skin that make it a welcome addition to a batch of homemade soap. If you are considering adding Hemp Seed or CBD oil to your product lines for business you should listen to the podcast here and review this article. There are a few things to consider before offering it for sale so be sure to take a look.
Is CBD Oil the same?
CBD oil is not the same as Hemp Seed oil. They are often confused because they come from the same plant. CBD oil comes from isolating and extracting the CBD from the plant. While Hemp Seed oil comes from pressing the seeds of the plant for it’s oil. This is similar to how olive oil is extracted. CBD is known for it’s THC levels whereas Hempseed oil will have minimal if no THC levels which is the component of marijuana that gets people high.
What are some of the benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for the skin?
- Very moisturizing to the skin
- Filled with Antioxidants
- Great source of omega acids which are known to reduce the signs of aging
You can read about additional natural benefits here.
Hemp Me All Over Handmade Soap Recipe
This recipe is a unique spin on a Bastille recipe so maybe we will call it a Hastille soap LOL. Traditionally Bastille soap recipes are primarily olive oil with a small percentage of additional oils to add to the lather capability and hardness. We are going to replace a portion of the olive oil with Hemp Seed oil.
Remember to wear your safety gear while making cold process soap to avoid injury.
This recipe will yield 2 pounds of soap:
Hemp Seed Oil – 3.4 Ounces
Coconut Oil – 6.7 Ounces
Olive Oil – 7.8 Ounces
Cocoa Butter – 4.5 Ounces
Distilled Water – 8.5 Ounces
Sodium Hydroxide – 3.2 Ounces
Additional Soap Recipes
I also wrote The New Vegan Soap Cookbook which is packed with a ton of plant based recipes for soap makers. If you want to get your hands on it, it’s available here.
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Until Next Time…