Cannabis Body Wash and Other Beauty Products Are Great for Your Skin, Body and Health
Beauty products like cannabis body wash, cannabis body scrub and hemp body wash have taken the industry by storm. Thanks to the many health benefits of hemp oil and CBD, people all over Canada and the world are adding new cannabis products to their routine. Some are even making their own, creating things like DIY cannabis perfume using easy-to-find ingredients.
No matter what products you use, cannabis oil offers tons of benefits for your skin, complexion and hygiene. Products containing cannabinoids like CBD or THC have added medicinal benefits that help you relax and relieve soreness. These effects are why so many people who use cannabis for arthritis also use creams and other topical health products.
Whether you have sensitive skin, a medical condition or the occasional rough day at the gym, products like cannabis body wash and hemp body wash can offer a lot to you. Learn more here about the science behind why these products work so well and how you can make them on your own.
Why Cannabis Body Wash and Hemp Body Wash Can Make Your Skin Glow
Every cannabis user knows how sticky cannabis plants can get. That property comes from the abundance of natural oils the plant can produce. Cannabis oils are especially concentrated within the seeds. Although, oils richer in cannabinoids, like CBD, can be extracted from plant leaves, stalks and other parts.
Hemp seed oil and other cannabis oils happen to be amazingly healthy in many ways, especially for skin care. Cannabis oil, found in cosmetics like cannabis body wash, is rich in healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, for instance. It also penetrates deep into the skin to restore moisture and firmness.
Hemp oil’s runniness ensures that your pores won’t get clogged. This effect makes products like hemp body wash perfect for both dry skin that needs moisture as well as oily skin prone to breakouts.
In fact, cannabinoids have been shown to assist the body with healing skin irritation, rashes, acne and other sorts of conditions, including psoriasis and eczema. “When infused in products, cannabis can treat a variety of ailments, from managing chronic pain, moods and stress levels to reducing inflammation and dry skin,” explains the Mic.
Research backs these claims up, too. Studies on human skin samples found that CBD oil was able to reduce the amount of oil produced while healing inflammation and damage associated with acne. Studies in mice found that CBD-infused cream could heal some conditions, including paralysis!
All these traits make cannabis-derived skin care products like cannabis body wash or cannabis body scrub an excellent choice for health and beauty. They can potentially provide benefits to those dealing with skin conditions, such as recurring acne or eczema.
DIY Cannabis Perfume? Sounds Crazy but Smells Surprisingly Great!
You might not think that smelling like skunky herb would be a desirable thing, but that severely oversimplifies how perfume scents work and underestimates just how amazing cannabis’s aromatic compounds are in general.
After all, who hasn’t had their mouth water after opening a bag of fruity smelling weed nugs? Not to mention that plenty of cannabis flowers smell heavenly, with complex notes of nectar, spice and tea-like earthiness.
Those are the sorts of qualities perfumers die for. Besides, if they know how to make the anal glands of a rare African species smell like heaven, then turning mildly odorific marijuana into a delectable perfume should be no challenge. The key is subtlety, balance and getting the right ratio of scent notes from other aromatic substances, such as jasmine.
Thanks to this scientific wizardry, there are tons of marijuana-scented perfumes that are dazzling and intoxicating. The author of the Mic article cited above even claimed that her own sample of cannabis-inspired perfume made her husband markedly aroused, leading to a night that left her “very, um, satisfied.”
There’s one catch to all these perfumes: most don’t even have any weed in them! Perfume companies likely avoid the sticky properties of the ingredient and opt for chemical imitators instead. Such a decision also helps the product ship internationally without getting rounded up by every customs office
But, you can make your own DIY cannabis perfume!
How to Make DIY Cannabis Perfume
The first thing to realize about perfumes is that they are quite complex to create properly. There’s a good reason why that tiny bottle costs $40, after all! It’s because perfumes use quite extensive chemistry to create scent extracts that are stable and aromatic enough to sit in a bottle for months, yet still smell great for hours when dabbed on the skin.
Creating a true “perfume-grade” DIY product would need distillation. For starters, you would have to boil a heaping pot of cannabis flower and trimmings until it made a dark “tea” mixture. Then, you would have to distill the mixture to create a pure essence mixture known as “absolute.”
Distilling requires a still and a fair amount of know-how. Like we said, complex stuff!
You have a couple of simpler options, though! You could make a substance called “concrete,” for example. It’s like the opposite of absolute. Instead of distilling the evaporated tea, you simply let everything evaporate until there’s nothing left but a chalky solid.
You can dissolve marijuana flower and plant cuttings in alcohol, for instance, allow the solvent to dissolve, and use the concrete remains to form the base of a perfume that is later filtered.
Still too tough? Okay, let’s make it easy: create an alcohol-based tincture or infused coconut oil. Add either of these to a highly viscous carrier oil such as jojoba oil or hemp seed oil. Add a few dashes of essential oils with other scents you think would complement the fragrance, such as lemon, clove, jasmine, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, rosewood or nutmeg.
Once you have your fragrance mixture, add 100+ proof alcohol to the mix. Allow everything to infuse in a tightly sealed container for at least 48 hours. Then, add around two tablespoons of distilled water to dilute the scent, and voila! You’re ready to put the fragrance in a spray bottle, dropper or applicator of your choice.
Getting everything right may take some experimentation, but if you succeed you’ll have a scent that’s uniquely you! Just make sure to appreciate the irony: at one point in your life, you probably sprayed perfume to smell less like weed!