Magic potions

The beauty industry embraces the power of the plant.

The benefits of hemp oil have long been known to the health and beauty industry, and high-profile brands such as the Body Shop and Dr. Bronner’s have used the ingredient for years. Now, with the mainstreaming of marijuana in North America, we’re learning about the advantages of including cannabinoids such as THC and CBD in lotions and potions as well—a wonderful alternative (or addition) to smoking or ingesting this soon-to-be-legal substance. Get ready to relax your muscles and soften your skin with five of our favourite local cannabis beauty products.

Cannalife Botanicals bath soak and scrub
From $12 cannalifebotanicals.ca

Loaded with Epsom, Dead Sea and Himalayan pink salts, as well as cannabis-infused oils, these locally made aromatherapy salt blends will alleviate pain and help clear your skin while you relax in the tub. Choose from five blends designed to relieve, elevate, calm, promote wellness or uplift your spirits.

Miss Envy bath bomb
$12 missenvy.ca

Soothe sore muscles and sleep like the proverbial baby post-tub-time with a cannabis bath bomb. Handmade in Vancouver, these fizzy delights will expose your tired body to 50 mg of THC—minus the psychoactive effects, of course. Current varieties include rosemary lavender, sweet orange and lemon lime.

MJ Creams salve
$13 mjcreams.ca

Help treat itchy, painful skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis with MJ Creams’ skin salve: a beeswax and coconut oil based balm laced with cannabis resin and hempseed oil. They also produce a less intense cream version, but the salve is ideal for highly irritated skin, and can help treat bruises and burns. Other formulations are also available, made with different blends of essential oils: one specifically for pain and one for lips.

Apothecary Naturals shaving soaps
$15 apothecarynaturals.ca

These beautifully packaged shaving soaps (in a range of delightful booze themed options, such as bourbon and vanilla bean and Caribbean rum) are made in small batches using high quality ingredients, and include hemp terpenes and oil. They’re loaded with all sorts of skin benefits, too, helping to treat acne, soften damaged or dry skin, and even fighting signs of aging.

Vida massage oil
$24 motacannabisproducts.ca

Bring some soothing cannabis-infused massage oils to your next partner massage and reap the healing benefits of both therapies. Available in three unique scents and loaded with avocado, grapeseed and sweet almond oils, these handmade cannabis cosmetics will help relieve your muscle pain and joint inflammation while leaving your skin softened and soothed

 

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