*Buckwheat Hemp Waffles Recipe Below*
I have been using the Hemp Salve from Queen City Hemp on my eczema for a few months now and it has made a huge improvement in my skin. Best of all, it's cruelty free (as many prescription medicated lotions are not), vegan (as many hemp salves contain beeswax), and locally made in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. While there is no mention of healing eczema, Queen City recommends applying the salve for skin and muscle "relief and nourishment".
Hemp Seed Oil is the main active ingredient in the salve, which contains Vitamin E and Linoleic Acid, both amazing for nourishing skin. The remaining ingredients are Carnauba Wax, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Hemp Extract, and Hemp Root.
The salve is fragrance free, which is ideal those for sensitive skin like me. Its natural scent of it is very nutty and earthy, and can be mixed with your favorite essential oils to customize the scent. I usually put it on at bedtime, so I like mixing in a couple drops of lavender or lemongrass for of a soothing aromatherapy experience.
So far the only downside to the salve is the high price of $49.99 for 2 oz of product. As far as I can tell, this is standard for a hemp salve with full spectrum cannabinoids of this size.
As always on The Vegan Spy, this review is not sponsored. I love trying the latest vegan and cruelty free products and sharing my honest opinions with you, especially when I find something that I think is great!
Buckwheat Hemp Waffles Recipe
1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk + 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar ("buttermilk")
1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons water ("flax egg")
1/4 cup oat flour (or spin oats in food processor or blender)
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Preheat your waffle iron.
Stir together non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar in a bowl or cup for the "buttermilk". Set aside.
In a separate bowl or cup, combine 1 tablespoon flax meal and 3 tablespoons water for the "flax egg". Set aside.
Onto the dry mixture. In a large bowl, stir together oat flour, buckwheat flour, hemp seeds, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, melted vegan butter, vanilla, maple syrup, "buttermilk" and "flax egg" until combined. This is the wet mixture.
Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture, until it's only a little lumpy. Embrace the lumps...they're delicious.
Pour batter onto hot waffle iron, close and cook until waffles are slightly crisp to the touch. Now you're ready to plate and serve! I highly recommend topping them with banana slices and cookie butter...or anything your heart desires. Enjoy!