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hemp seed soap

Hemp seed soap
If you’re anything like us, regular soap leaves your skin feeling dried out and tired. We’ve joined others in making the switch to herbal, hand-made soap, and haven’t looked back since.

Making Hemp Soap At Home

If you’re anything like us, regular soap leaves your skin feeling dried out and tired. We’ve joined others in making the switch to herbal, hand-made soap, and haven’t looked back since.

There is nothing like the confidence of knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin, instead of some dodgy unpronounceable mix of chemicals from a pharmaceutical company.

With the emergence of medicinal cannabis in the USA, it’s no surprise that some enterprising hippies have created marijuana-infused soap as a buyable product. Perhaps in the future, cannabis will be used to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema.

Hemp soap offers a legally safer alternative. This gently cleansing soap is for sensitive skin, and has naturally moisturising properties from the blend of oils included. Hemp seed contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These have anti-aging properties and help your skin with repairing and healing. It is thought to relieve the symptoms of eczema.

It’s easy to make at home, with love instead of harsh chemicals. You can use many different ratios of oils to achieve different consistencies of soap, but this recipe is tried and tested and good for beginners. It’s is easy, natural, and paraben and palm oil free – because every stoner should be thinking about saving the rainforest.

EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED

Chemical resistant gauntlets

Two large steel or enamel saucepans

Silicone cake moulds

INGREDIENTS

340ml of cold, clean water

125g of sodium hydroxide (lye) beads

225g hemp seed oil

275g organic cold-pressed coconut oil

175g raw African shea butter

225g extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp vitamin E extract

Fragrances, essential oils, decorative items

SAFETY AND DANGERS

When working with potentially hazardous substances like lye, it’s important to consider safety. Sodium hydroxide is dangerous (like, blind-you-forever dangerous) so make sure you wear eye and hand protection.

Always add lye to water, never add water to lye. Basifying water in the wrong way can lead to a “volcano” type reaction which can be harmful and make a mess. Lab safety should always be your primary concern when performing any kind of chemistry.

Making soap at home is a rewarding experience, but care is needed. You have been warned.

MAKING THE SOAP

1. First, don your eye and hand protection. Fill your measuring jug with water, and then add the lye- into it slowly. Gently agitate your mixture to make sure it’s completely dissolved. This reaction creates heat – place the solution somewhere safe to cool down.

2. Gently heat your shea butter, hemp and coconut oil in a saucepan – add the hardest fat first and then add the liquids until you have a smooth blend. In a second saucepan, heat the olive oil and vitamin E, and then combine the contents of both saucepans and stir.

3. Once all the oils are fully mixed, and the temperature is at 100°C, turn off the heat and slowly add your basified water while stirring. When it is completely mixed, stir the mixture quickly with your whisk. Within a few minutes, the solution will thicken and turn more opaque. Watch it carefully.

4. What you are looking for is a crucial stage in the soap making process – known as “The Trace”. The trace is when the oils and water have completely mixed and cannot be separated again. To know when you have reached this “point of no return”, dip your whisk into the mix and allow it to dribble back into your saucepan. If it leaves behind a little “trace,” then your solution is emulsified, and you’re there. If not, keep whisking for a while longer.

5. At this point, if you wish, you can add any additional fragrances and essential oils. Our favourite is just a few drops of frankincense oil and a sprinkle of loose leaf green tea. Whisk it up one last time and pour your mixture into your moulds to cool.

6. When your blocks of soap are almost cooled, decorative items can be added – be creative! Try setting flower petals, sea shells, or whole hemp seeds into your soap for a natural exfoliating effect.

7. Your soap will take a few days to fully set, but it’s best to leave it for a few weeks before use just to make sure any traces of lye are fully removed. These blocks make great gifts – just remember when wrapping to make sure you use waxed paper or clingfilm. The soap can “sweat” and ruin ordinary paper.

There’s a lot of benefit to making your own soap – it’s cheap and rewarding, and you can feel good that your process is cruelty-free. And trust us, your skin will thank you for it.

  • Is packed with antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin E, A, C, B1, B2, B3, beta carotene, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, zinc, potassium, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron and is the only plant containing vitamin D
  • Is considered a “SUPER FOOD”
  • Has a huge amount of protein
  • Provides every EFA (essential fatty acid) that you need and contains more EFA than any other plant in the world
  • Is almost identical to your own skin’s lipids, so it is easily absorbed and able to bring nutrients to skin cells
  • Is shown to be remarkably effective in treating eczema
  • Is incredibly anti-inflammatory
  • Has natural sunblock properties
  • Has been named nature’s perfect food

Hemp Soap Bar with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil

Emz Blendz organic handcrafted Hemp Soap is formulated with cold pressed unrefined organic Hemp Seed Oil which is richly packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids making this soap extremely good for the skin. Because Hemp Seed Oil has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, this is a great all-natural soap for dry or sensitive skin and it’s very helpful for eczema and other skin conditions. Our Hemp Seed Oil is cultivated from the non-psychoactive variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant which does not contain THC. This variety of Hemp Seed Oil has been harvested for thousands of years for its amazing nutritive value.

Did you know Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) Seed Oil:

  • Is packed with antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin E, A, C, B1, B2, B3, beta carotene, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, zinc, potassium, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron and is the only plant containing vitamin D
  • Is considered a “SUPER FOOD”
  • Has a huge amount of protein
  • Provides every EFA (essential fatty acid) that you need and contains more EFA than any other plant in the world
  • Is almost identical to your own skin’s lipids, so it is easily absorbed and able to bring nutrients to skin cells
  • Is shown to be remarkably effective in treating eczema
  • Is incredibly anti-inflammatory
  • Has natural sunblock properties
  • Has been named nature’s perfect food

Long lasting, generously hand-cut LARGE bars! NEW EXTRA LARGE SOAP SIZE! Our soap bars are now significantly larger. We have recently upgraded our molds that allow us to make these larger bars. Now your soap bars LAST EVEN LONGER!

Saponified organic oils of olive, coconut, palm (sustainably sourced), organic hemp seed oil, organic shea butter, bentonite clay, essential oil

Did you know Hemp Seed Oil:

  • Is packed with antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin E, A, C, B1, B2, B3 and is the only plant containing vitamin D
  • Has a huge amount of protein
  • Provides every EFA (essential fatty acid) that you need and contains more EFA than any other plant in the world
  • Is almost identical to your own skin’s lipids, so it is easily absorbed and able to bring nutrients to skin cells
  • Is shown to be remarkably effective in treating eczema
  • Is incredibly anti-inflammatory Has natural sunblock properties
  • Has been named nature’s perfect food

Enjoy our long lasting, super sudsy and extra moisturizing organic soap bars to cleanse face and body every time you bathe or shower.

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