DIY Green Tea Infused Hemp Oil-Perfect for Oily Skin!

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DIY Green Tea Infused Hemp Oil

I get a lot of questioning when I direct oily skinned people to facial oils and oil cleansing. Many of us were brought up to believe that putting oil on the skin was the biggest skin sin you could ever commit. I come from the age of Proactive and antibiotics to clear skin. Dry that skin out because oil is BAD and what is causing zits wagged the finger of anyone I put in authority over my skin. Oh how times have changed and I see now how these practices nearly ruined my skin for good. 

The truth is, overly oily skin is out of balance. Your skin is overproducing oil because it has gotten the wrong signals. When you dry your skin out and you have healthy, functioning oil glands (most of us middle agers no longer have over productive oil glands anymore) those oil glands go in to overdrive. An excess of oil is obviously going to get clogged in the pores, attract dirt and cause a zit. However, when you apply an appropriate non comedogenic oil to oily skin, the skin gets the signal that it can stop overproducing oil.

Balanced skin gets the signal that it can relax and come back into balance. Out of balance skin is angry skin. Angry skin typically gets puffy and red and sends confusing signals to it’s person. Said person then tends to over dry their skin with harsh products or lack of products and the cycle continues. 

I know it’s daunting to put oil on already oily skin. Trust me, I understand. 

I wrote a post HERE further explaining why oily skin types should embrace topical oils. I map out which oils are better suited and exactly how to use them. 

Today, we’re going to take a non-comedogenic oil to heal, calm and clear your skin and infuse it with another powerful ingredient, green tea. In case you’re not familiar with the non comedogenic scale, hemp oil earns a score of 0. Let’s just say if an oil has a rating of 10, don’t even look cross eyed at that bottle or you’ll get a zit!

First, a little about Hemp Seed Oil…

Hemp Seed Oil is excellent for sensitive skin and helps balance oily skin.  Hemp is very healing and helps calm the redness and inflammation that come with blemishes.  It contains 62% Linolenic Acid which is what makes this oil a powerful anti inflammatory and healer. I’ve found it’s very calming, helps you retain moisture for longer and has been known to clear the skin. Find the best HERE.

If you are oily skinned, suffer from acne and then on top of that are sensitive, hemp seed oil is your oil. 

Of course you can stop right there. You don’t have to infuse it or add more things to it in order to enjoy the benefits. Using 2-4 drops directly on your skin morning and/or night is as easy as it gets! However, if you’d like to up the anti inflammatory action as well as promote anti aging and accelerate healing, let’s learn how to infuse green tea into your hemp oil!

For a full post on the Proper Way to Infuse Herbs into Oils go HERE.

How to Infuse Green Tea Into Hemp Oil:

You’ll Need:

*This recipe will make 4 ounces of Green Tea Infused Hemp Oil. If you’d like, you can cut the recipe in half or double it to make the amount you need. 

  1. We’ll start by making a “double boiler”. We do this by filling a medium pot 1/2 way full with water.
  2. Place the pot on the stove top and turn the stove to low heat. You want your water to never go above 140 degrees Fahrenheit. We want to not overheat the mixture so we don’t kill any of the beneficial properties.
  3. Next, place your glass pyrex cup into the water.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of hemp oil into the glass measuring cup and 1/4 cup of green tea leaves into the oil.
  5. Allow to heat for 4 hour on low. 
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Lay out a glass bowl and place a strainer over the top. (see picture)
  8. Place a coffee filter or cheesecloth in the strainer.
  9. Carefully pour your hemp/green tea oil into the strainer and filter.
  10. Allow the oil to drip into the bowl.
  11. You can mash it down with a spoon to hurry along the process.
  12. Once all your oil has been filtered into the bowl, place a funnel into your 4 ounce bottle and slowly transfer the oil to the bottle. 
  13. Replace the lid!

 

TO USE:

REMEMBER THAT A LITTLE BIT GOES A VERY LONG WAY. SOME SKIN ONLY NEEDS 1-2 DROPS! YOU ARE USED TO USING A LOTION THAT IS OVER 50% FULL OF WATER SO THIS PRODUCT IS VERY DIFFERENT SINCE IT IS 100% UNDILUTED.

  1. Cleanse and tone your skin as usual. (try THIS recipe for a oily skin friendly oil cleanser)
  2. If you use a serum, now is the time.
  3. Drop 2-4 drops into the palms of the hands and press into the skin. 

I know it’s hard to erase all you’ve ever been told when it comes to the health and appearance of your skin but ask yourself one question-Has the oil-free product train improved your skin? If the answer is no-using oils on your skin is worth a try.

I can’t give any guarantees because everybody’s skin is unique and reacts in it’s own way but I can tell you, before I had children, I had many more skin issues and wrestled with hiding zits and dealing combination and congested skin. Drying my skin out NEVER did me an ounce of good. Oils have saved my skin.

xx, Jenni

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

5 thoughts on “DIY Green Tea Infused Hemp Oil-Perfect for Oily Skin!”

  1. Hi! Love your post. You always come up with something new! I don’t have the green tea leaves, but I have ground matcha tea. Can I use that instead of the green tea leaves? Also, I’ve been wondering where Kelly is from Primally Inspired. She hasn’t written anything new in quite a long time. Is she okay? Never received an email from her saying she quit her blog. Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

    1. Barbara Ann-Thank you! I think matcha would work just fine! You might even get a greener oil! I don’t know about Kelly-I follow her on Instagram and for a while she was posting a lot with her baby boy and husband. I’m assuming she is immersed in motherhood. I messaged her randomly a few months ago and got an immediate response so I think she’s doing good. Probably burnt out on blogging is my guess! If I find out anything I’ll let you know. She’s a special lady that was so incredibly kind to me and is the reason I got so many new readers!

  2. It is a fantastic article that gives a detailed explanation of oily skin and methods to prevent it. We were always told that applying oil to the skin is very bad. However, this article mentions the benefits of applying oil to the skin.

    Simple hemp oil also has many skin benefits. It can balance the skin and a good choice for oily skin and also skin with acne. Thank you for providing the details.

  3. I love hemp seed oil! I battled with acne prone skin for about 25 years, and when I made the step to change my diet (no wheat and limited dairy) my skin began to heal. I think my skin looks better now than it did 10 years ago! I have used hemp seed oil for about two years, but we are not able to return to the US- my family works overseas. My bottle of hemp seed oil from mountain rose herbs is almost gone.😢I’m in Asia, and have found tea seed oil (camellia) oil here. Have you heard of it? I need to find something local to use as a substitution until we are able to fly again. If anyone has any experience with camellia oil, I would love to know. I just haven’t been brave enough to try it on my face!

    1. Portia-I’ve eliminated wheat too. Dairy not so much. I’m so glad you’ve found what your skin needed to heal! I looked up camellia oil and found that it rated a 2-3 on the comedogenic scale which you probably knew. Mountain Rose Herbs carries it and speaks quite highly of it though. Squalane is a nice oil for acne prone skin as is hazelnut. Best of luck and hope you are able to fly soon!

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