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.
Hemp & Lemon Creamed Body Butter
½ cup shea butter
¼ cup cocoa butter
1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
1 tablespoons almond oil
2 tablespoons coconut oil
20 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops frankincense essential oil
The best way to melt your oils is in a double boiler (a glass bowl over a pan with water is best) you’ll want the temperature of the water to be hot but not boiling.
Add the shea butter and cocoa butter and melt.
Then pour in the almond oil and coconut oil and stir well until melted and combined.
Take your bowl off the heat.
Next add the essential oils, you can add a little less or a little more depending on how strong you want it. Stir until everything is combined and set aside to cool.
If you’d like to speed up the process place the bowl in the fridge until just solid.
Then get your hand mixer and blend until whipped and creamy.
Place in a container with a lid and store at room temperature.