Dry flakey elbows, itchy knees and calves, and moisture deprived skin from neck to toes are all part of the winter experience for a good deal of the population. But that goes against everything winter is supposed to be: comfortable, cozy, seasonally uplifted and perhaps even jolly. A great way to smooth out any skin issues standing in the way of your chilly yet cheery days ahead is to use a cannabis infused body butter.
Body butters are already a luxurious way to combat dry skin, but adding the anti-inflammatory properties of THC, CBD or a combination thereof is the cherry on top. Plus, the following companies are small batch, ecologically aware, source wonderful ingredients, and make their creams with love and dignity.
Luxury Unisex Ultra Strength Body Lotion
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Lord Jones’ extra strength, high CBD, full spectrum body lotion is cooling on contact as well as being fast absorbing and a lifesaver for skin conditions. It penetrates deep and carries the scents of Lord Jones’ signature fragrance: fresh with notes of sage, mint and green citrus. This is definitely a unisex smell and has neutral packaging that edges on the luxury look, with majestic elk holding up information on the product and adorning the packaging and bottle.
Hemp Body Butter To Rave About
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This seriously highly concentrated Hemp Whipped Body Butter by Endoca, with 1,500 mg of CBD per jar of cream, will go straight to work on problem areas, causing any irritation, redness and swelling to subside. Though a little pricey (and currently on backorder), this 100 percent organic butter made with food grade ingredients is also packed with antioxidants. Shea butter, palm oil and cocoa seed butter are the carrier oils and are accompanied by beeswax, vanilla and vitamin E.
To keep in the holiday spirit of giving back, shop the smaller brands with stellar products like Geisha Bath and Body’s Cannabis Rose Body Butter on Etsy. With all rave reviews, carrier oils like sunflower, jojoba and meadowfoam and with an extra little touch of goat’s milk for that super moisture, this cannabis infused butter is sure to sooth.
Vegan Body Butter
For a fantastic vegan option, try Hollywood Handmade Cannabis Body Butter made with sandalwood essential oil. According to Amazon, “Sandlewood [sic] has therapeutic benefits and works to help: mental clarity, relaxation & calming..[and it is also made] with Shea butter to make a magical healing body butter. Our Cannabis factor is hemp oil which has magnificent agents that help aid a…variety of conditions…You can use the CBB as a moisturizer or a breakthrough pain reliever…It’s up to you!”
DIY Hemp Body Butter
Hemp oil has a wealth of Vitamins E and A and Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty oils. “Because of these skin-strengthening properties, hemp oil allows the body to better resist infection and has been shown to be an effective treatment for eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne,” touts hempsly.com, which then proceeds to instruct on an easy DIY method of making your very own butter where you know where the products were sourced because, well, you DIY.