When I created this cream I wanted something that was non greasy, moisturising and had benefits for the skin. I have been researching and trialing a moisturising cream for a while.
I researched and explored the benefits of hemp-seed oil and its positive effects for our skin. I wanted to combine some essential oils that would compliment it and work for a great skin moisturiser.
Firstly I thought I would give you some facts on hemp-seed oil. Its has a few misconceptions about it so here are a few facts.......
Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant (Hemp plant). Although the hemp seeds come from a hemp plant the seeds (and the oil extracted from the seeds) doesn’t contain any cannabis.
They do however have a very rich content of nutrients, fatty acids ,antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, magnesium and iron
The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and may be especially helpful for the skin. The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts of problems. The abundance of fatty acids make the oil excellent for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, dryness, aging and skin disorders.
In addition to moisturizing and soothing the skin, hemp oil has anti-aging properties. ... The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can't be produced by the body but play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging. This can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as help prevent the signs of aging.
Hemp oil is ideal for most skin types as it can moisturise without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production. Dryness of the skin can cause your skin to overproduce oil, which could then result in acne.
One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities, which will encourage new skin growth and renew cell generation. This has a positive effect and helps calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, including acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
I combined our cream with 2 amazing essential oils. Lavender and Frankincense. I felt these complimented each other and would work together to make give a boost to our skin cream.
Lavender (Lavandular angustifolia) is probably one of the most popular safe and widely used oils. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It is great for helping in all skin conditions soothing and calming irritated skin.
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) Is an amazing essential oil with some fantastic qualities, including anti oxidants and anti- inflammatories. It helps with dry skin and skin elasticity helping with reducing signs of aging.
This resulted in our hemp moisturising cream..... non greasy, gently moisturising and doesn't clog the pores.
There are no chemicals or additives, so therefore no colour as I wanted it as pure as it came....and it is. 😃