Cannabis products have been credited with everything from making you happy to curing cancer. While the cancer cure might be unproven, there is a wonderful home-made concoction that really does help your skin. Want to get rid of that tired, dry and flaky appearance? This is a real story about an elderly relative in her 80s who actually made this recipe in the 70s. (I didn't want to ask her where she got the cannabis-based product from, but she was always a bit wild). She probably grew it in her cabbage patch back in those highly illegal days.

I hate going to the hair stylist.

This is because they have a special mirror that enlarges your pores to the size of a boeing747 and turn even the best complexion into a nightmare. That explains why skin care products are nearly always for sale at the checkout counter. So, after being forced out of sheer desperation, JD Robb Eve Dallas style, to go for a hair make-over, I decided to dig out the old cannabis skincare miracle cure recipe.

Cannabis home-made recipe ingredients

I actually looked up the ingredients on the internet to see if they really do have any value as a skincare product and it turns out they do. The recipe calls for:

  • 1 small empty pill bottle.
  • 10 drops of hash or Cannabis oil
  • 10 drops of rosehip oil
  • two teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar with the 'mother' still in it.
  • One teaspoon of pure, non-irradiated honey
  • 3 tablespoons of water-based aqueous cream. (In her day, said relative used udder cream from the farm dairy shed.

The good value of the ingredients for the cannabis-based skin care product

Google tells me that the small empty pill bottle has no commercial value or health benefit, other than the fact that I can put my mixture in it.

I guess you could use any tub or bottle that you can get your fingers into. Find one, clean it and leave it to dry.

Cannabis oil is legally available in some states these days and even if it isn't, where you live, someone always knows someone. According to Marie Claire's Laurent Valenti, cannabis oil "can be beneficial to your beauty routine." It is apparently "filled with powerful antioxidants, to soothe and help heal inflammation."

Honey, according to also has skincare benefits.

They quote natural beauty expert Kim Wallace as saying, "Raw honey is incredible for your skin thanks to its antibacterial properties and a hefty serving of skin-saving antioxidants."

Pure Rosehip oil is applauded as the secret ingredient that the Hollywood stars use for their radiant appearance.

Livestrong says that "the antioxidants, (found in rosehip oil), ...combat free radicals that cause damage, and vitamin A, combined with the oil's essential fatty acids, help improve skin tone, texture, and pigmentation."

The aqueous cream is a non-greasy moisturizer and is just the base that you add the rest of the ingredients to. Even in summer, it won't make you sweat as it does not have an oil base.

The final ingredient is the unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar. It must have the 'mother' in it. To make certain the apple cider vinegar you buy has the mother in it, shake the bottle and you should see it turn cloudy.

(Or you can just read the label). Raw apple cider vinegar has heaps of health benefits, but for the purpose of this article, we are interested in skincare benefits. Dr. Oz tells us that it restores the proper pH levels to your skin, and the beta-carotene in it helps to counter future skin damage. It also helps to helps to reduce the appearance of old acne scars and wrinkles.

Making the skincare product

This is the easy part. Put all the ingredients into the small pill bottle and shake it a lot. Then put it where you will remember to apply it to clean skin morning and night.

Don't keep it in the refrigerator as this will make the honey crystalize and it won't spread nicely. Immediately, you will notice that your skin is really smooth, After a week, you will start to notice the flaky skin is gone, the pores are smaller and the red marks are disappearing. I can't guarantee this will work for you, but it's worth a try.

*Disclaimer - if you are desperate and it does not work for you, please don't eat this product to alleviate your disappointment. I'm not sure water-based aqueous cream is good for you.