This body cream that utilizes Canadian hemp-seed oil is well-suited for use in Colorado's dry climate.(Provided by Hemp & Honey Plus)

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You may need to keep an eye on this nicely-fragranced moisturizer from Hemp & Honey Plus.

In the super-saturated market for body cream, many are fairly forgettable. So it bodes well for Hemp & Honey Plus that just as soon as I opened and lathered on the company’s Vanilla and Matcha Green Tea Body Cream, I refused to let that little tub out of my sight.

Between this moisturizer’s luxurious, velvety composition and its handy 1.2-ounce container, which is an ideal size for carrying in a backpack or jacket pocket, it seemed prudent to keep an eye on the “HH+” body cream. Because when a lotion smells as nice as this one and works equally well, it is ripe for the plucking by a well-meaning family member who probably has skin that’s just as parched as my own.


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Every product from Hemp & Honey Plus, an Ohio-based body care company that’s part of a larger, family run, hemp development business called HempStrong, starts with emollient Canadian hemp-seed oil, which devotees believe has medicinal benefits, and detoxifying Manuka honey from New Zealand.

For this particular hemp body cream, the nature-minded base formula is enhanced with vanilla — the aroma-therapeutic benefits of which include relaxing the mind, easing respiratory stress and serving as a mild aphrodisiac — and Matcha green tea, which offers a counterbalance to the vanilla in this cream by lending refreshing, restorative properties.


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I found this fragrance to be pleasant as opposed to overbearing, and the cream itself stood up impressively well to Colorado’s moisture-depleting elements.

Hemp & Honey Plus body creams are $12-$40 at hempandhoneyplus.com. The Vanilla and Matcha Green Tea Body Cream also is October’s featured product from the Hemp Box subscriber service.


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