With summer knocking at our doors as well as the great outdoors beckoning, most of us have started throwing our winter woollies in the cupboards and begun seeking out our stash of flimsy, lightweight summer gear.

What can indeed put a damper on summer fun is when donning these flimsy clothes exposes the dry, flaky, or reddened skin that we’ve otherwise been able to hide away over the winter months.

At the more extreme end, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and other skin conditions can leave many of us hesitant to wear clothes that expose affected skin areas.

And of lesser extreme, even if you don’t have a diagnosed skin condition, months exposed to cold air and, alternately, being cooped up in the dry, indoor heat environments of winter also wreaks havoc on our skin; drying the epidermis, leaving scaly, cracked, flaky looking limbs!

Our Hemp Body Butter recipe has been a popular favourite amongst our customers for years. Indeed, it’s one of our most searched for articles becoming a go-to for combating winter dryness, and keeping skin supple, hydrated and nourished skin over the summer months.

 

Psoriasis, eczema, & other inflammatory skin conditions

There have been a number of studies that have shown a reduction in the severity of psoriasis following treatment with hemp seed oil. This is mostly due to hemp seed oil being made of the optimal 3:1 ratio of essential fatty acids, Omega-3 and Omega-6 that supports and nourishes the skin. Other inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, acne, or lichen planus can also benefit from hemp seed oil because hemp seed oil is a known anti-inflammatory so rubbing on the skin (or taking internally from the bottle) can aid in soothing irritated skin by reducing inflammation.

Hemp seed oil also:

  • Promotes stronger skin with greater resistance to bacterial, fungal and viral infections
  • Prevents the growth of yeast through its antimicrobial properties

 

Make your own hemp body butter

Try this favourite on your skin and see the immediate benefits. Whipped and fluffy HEMP BODY BUTTER. It’s just divine.

https://www.newhemisphere.co.nz/recipe/hemp-seed-oil-body-butter/

 

References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/hemp-oil-for-psoriasis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4134971/

 

*Although hemp seed oil is edible, the contents of this Hemp Body Butter make it an external application use only.