By Luke Sholl


There is no need to throw money at labels for the privilege of smearing chemicals on your skin. A few minutes of preparation will ensure a 100% organic and rejuvenating face mask that will put the most expensive brands to shame.

The multiple healthy uses for the cannabis plant continue to unfold. It has a long history as a powerful physical and psychological medicine. Topical treatments of cannabis oils have been used for centuries for skin inflammations and rashes, bruising and dryness. The pleasant mildly citrus aroma of hemp oil is indicative of its antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

This face mask harnesses the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers of cannabis oil extracts. All extracts of the cannabis plant work equally as well when it comes to making your skin feel naturally luxurious. The skin is the largest organ in the body and is peppered with cannabinoid receptors. This means that the beneficial properties of cannabinoids can be directly absorbed by the skin.

THC itself is an anti-inflammatory. You can use a psychoactive oil extract like any number that are commercially available. This could get expensive though as a face mask is not a hedonistic way to get your daily THC dose. The amount of THC absorbed through the skin will not get you high. When it comes to the skin THC is a highly effective antioxidant rather than a clinically useful, psychologically stimulating compound. Using this face mask won't make you fail a swab at work.

If you have access to shake or trimmings, then you can make your own canna infused oil. Olive oil and coconut oil will mix well with this face mask. Efficient ways to make canna infused oils can be found here.

Cannabis oils that don't have any psychoactive properties like CBD oil and cold pressed hemp seed oil are equally beneficial. CBD oil is already gaining notoriety for its therapeutic benefits. Hemp seed oil has enjoyed an illustrious history as a topical application and dietary supplement. Both have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and hemp seed oil is stuffed with essential fatty and amino acids.

cannabis anti-inflammatory and antioxidant


  • 1 ripe organic avocado
  • 1/4 cup of cannabis oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons of spirulina powder
  • Several drops of fragrant essential oil. Chamomile, lavender and tea tree are all very skin friendly
  • Large make-up application brush or shaving brush that you don't mind getting clogged with organic face mask
  • Blender or food processor


  1. Slice open the avocado and remove the pit. Scoop out the meat into the food processor.
  2. Add in your cannabis oil of choice.
  3. Add the spirulina powder. If you only have tablets crush them with a mortise and pestle first or they may harm the processor blades. Alternatively, soak tablets in a small amount of water until they are dissolved or gelatinous.
  4. Combine ingredients in the food processor until they are completely emulsified and the mix looks like green cake frosting.

You could probably eat this mix. Spread it on toast or use it as the base for a guacamole. It would be impossibly bland though. Spread on your face is a completely different story. This funky green paste is brimming with skin friendly essential oils, vitamins, omegas, essential fatty acids and lipoproteins.

Before application, steam your skin to open the pores ready to receive their cannabis therapy. Wipe your face over a number of times with a hot moist towel. Not hot enough to burn, though. Or boil some water and fill a heat proof bowl. Drape a towel over the back of your head as you lean over the steamy bowl. Don't dip your face in the scolding water, just enjoy the mini steam room for ten minutes.

Before your skin cools, apply the face mask. With your fingers is mushy fun. With a brush there's no cleanup, just apply, kick back and enjoy.

After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water to reveal noticeably fresher skin.

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