Ahhh… spring. Strapless sundresses. Sleeveless shirts. And, new gauchos. With all of that “exposure,” some serious attention to my neglected, winter-dry skin is definitely in order! Lucky for me, I was just offered the opportunity to try new Cucumber Melon Body Lotion from Black Canyon Home and Body. And, nothing could feel more like spring!
This body lotion has an absolutely amazing fragrance that is fresh and fruity, but is not overpowering. The lotion itself makes my skin feel nourished and soft, but not greasy. It also absorbs quickly, so it won’t stain clothing (since I am always in a hurry in the morning, it’s a huge plus!).
What makes Black Canyon Body Lotion different from other body lotions, is the hemp oil base. Initially, I was quite skeptical… a cannabis-based product sounded so “aging hippie” to me. And, was it even legal? What I found out really surprised me!
Hemp oil is entirely legal and is derived from the hemp seed, not the leaf. Even Dr. Oz says, “…hemp seeds you see in the store do not contain THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana). In fact, you should think of hemp in the same way you do poppy seeds – which come from the opium plant.”
And, according to a recent article on the popular health and wellness site Z Living, hemp oil is the only vegetable oil that contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids in the ideal ratio of 3 to 1, optimal for body needs. Plus, “…thanks to its content of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, hemp oil has a composition similar to skin lipids which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer.”
After several days of use, my skin lost that dry, papery look it seems to get over the course of every long winter. I’ve worn skirts with no stockings and my legs looked great! I also found that the lotion is especially effective for use after shaving.
Now, I am really excited to try a few other fragrances. Black Canyon Home and Body offers many choices, but two that most appeal to me are the Black Currant Vanilla Body Lotion and the Citrus Basil Premium Body Lotion. All of the Black Canyon Body Lotions retail for just $10.00.
Black Canyon also offers other premium scented items like luxury bath salts and soy candles. The entire line of scented home and body items are sold in fine retailers and boutiques nationwide.
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