Awareness is gradually growing about the skin-promoting benefits of hemp soap. But just how can a beauty product infused with properties from a cannabis sativa plant be good for the skin? The anti-bacterial qualities are able to treat sensitive skin and various skin conditions in a non-aggressive, calming manner.
Acne, eczema and psoriasis stand no chance with careful application of hemp soap. Not that you need a specific reason to start using it – the essential oils, fatty acids and other goodness compacted into a bar can be enjoyed by anybody who just wants to treat their skin better.
Hemp soap is an effective moisturizer, since hemp oil doesn’t starve your skin of its natural oils. Triclosan is found in many traditional soaps, but it unhelpfully dehydrates the skin. In contrast, hemp soap does not, meaning it can be used not only when washing, but for soothing sunburn too.
The industrial hemp plants used to make hemp soap are unique from the majority of cannabis strains, in that they contain less than 0.3% THC – therefore using hemp soap won’t produce a psychoactive effect. You’re not about to get high in the bath with hemp soap, but you can enjoy its therapeutic effects in all 50 states.
In this beauty-conscious world, it’s no surprise that hemp soap is proving one of the more popular cannabis-derived products on the market. Here are 10 top-selling hemp soaps.
1) Dr Bronner’s – Hemp Tea Tree Pure-Castile Soap
Where better to start than with the world-class Hemp Tea Tree Pure-Castile Soap from Dr Bronner’s. This “18-in-1” soap really does have everything to treat your sensitive skin with the care it deserves. Not that this hemp soap is just good for using on your skin – you could clean the dishes with it or even use it to give your pet a luxury wash! See what you can do with this self-proclaimed 18-in-1 product!
2) CBD Skin Care Company – CBD Infused Body Bars
‘Harvest Moon’, ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘Black Magic Woman’ are just three of the scented CBD soap bars sold by the CBD Skin Care Company. Full-spectrum CBD – an extract of the entire plant – is used in these bars, which are sold in 50mg and 100mg strengths. In such potencies, these CBD bars are not only great for your skin, but likely to leave you refreshed, revitalized and in an upbeat mood.
3) Pure Soap Works – Hemp Soap
The hemp oil soap from Pure Soap Works is one of a range of high-quality special soaps manufactured by Pure Soap Works. This bar contains crucial omega-3 and omega-6 and is packed with anti-ageing and moisturizing compounds for maximum effect. Pure Soap Works take pride from their ethics, which include not testing on animals. Their bars are gluten-free, phosphate-free and vegan-friendly.
4) Healing Moringa Tree – CBD Soap
Moringa is an herb that’s native to India, but also found across Latin America. Boasting a natural, rich green hue, Moringa is often regarded as a superfood and a natural healer – no surprise, then, that it’s being infused in hemp soap. The CBD and Moringa combination is an effective one, and perfect for when you want to deep clean your skin without antagonizing it.
You can treat acne, eczema and other skin complaints with the Healing Moringa Tree soap, in addition to localized, inflammation-related pain. Some people believe that CBD helps to prevent wrinkles – it certainly doesn’t hurt!
5) The Body Shop – Hemp Soap on a Rope
Mainstream cosmetic companies have taken notice of hemp soap’s popularity and want a slice of the pie – the Body Shop is no exception as we see from their ‘Hemp Soap on a Rope’ bar. Ideal for dry skin, this soap uses French hemp seed oil and is shaped to look like a cannabis leaf. Dermatologically tested and packed with essential fats, Hemp Soap on a Rope is a winner.
6) Sacred Kana – Organic CBD Infused Hemp Oil Soap
Detergent and lye-free, Sacred Kana CBD soap is focused on moisturizing skin and helping it to retain, vital protective oils. It produces a beautiful lather that helps to heal the skin, and therefore many use it to treat sunburn, acne, psoriasis, general redness and more.
7) Go Go Organics – Hemp Soap
Organic marijuana oil is used in this handmade hemp soap that’s fresh out of Rhode Island. Go Go Organics have focused on developing a moisturizing soap that clears up blotches and blemishes, and cleans out clogged-up, greasy pores. Infused with Vitamin E and important omega fatty acids, this handmade bar is perfect for thorough cleansing.
8) Sisters of the Valley – Holy Soap
It wouldn’t be a Holy Soap without the inclusion of frankincense and myrrh. Sisters of the Valley used CBD-infused coconut oil to make this bar. We’ll leave you to decide whether the handmade production process – in synchronization with the moon cycles – and using guitar strings to cut the bars makes a difference. One thing is certain: Holy Soap is packed with therapeutic ingredients to leave your skin healthy and fresh.
9) Plantlife Hemp Herbal Soap
This is an excellent, organic hemp soap bar for those on a budget. Noted for its exfoliating properties, Plantlife Hemp Herbal Soap will clean your skin without drying it out. Suitable for use on the body and face, this bar is infused with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
The antibacterial, antifungal and anti-oxidizing properties of CBD help to clear up any skin complaints and keep your skin soft, glowing and healthy. This product is also stacked with other cannabinoids from the marijuana plant, but don’t worry, you won’t get high from it!
10) Wildflower – CBD + Soap
A leading name in the Canadian CBD industry, Wildflower’s hemp soap is just one of their standout products. The coconut oil-base used in CBD + Soap helps to leave the skin soft and can be used on the face too. Gorgeous essential oils are used to give bars a beautiful natural fragrance. CBD + Soap comes in lavender or vanilla.