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 soap with it. The cost of a true CBD may make it cost-prohibitive to include in a wash off product. On the other hand, Hemp Seed oil is much 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 either of these oils 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 as Hemp Seed Oil?
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, there is NO THC in it. CBD is known for it’s THC levels whereas Hemp Seed oil will have minimal if no THC levels which is the component of marijuana that gets people high (psychoactive effects).
What are some of the benefits of this 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 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. One additional benefit of this recipe is it would be considered Vegan! If your family or customers are vegetarian this would be an excellent addition to their skincare routine.
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…