What is CBD exactly?
CBD stands for cannabidiol which is just one of over 100 active compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. It’s the second most prevalent compound, the first being THC. CBD, is non-intoxicating, so no it will not get you high, and has not been found to have any addictive properties.
Hemp Seed Oil vs CBD Oil
Labels can be confusing, let’s break it down. Basically, hemp seed oil is from the seed of the plant, while CBD oil (sometimes called hemp oil, see confusing) is from the whole plant, leaves, stems, all of it. Both have good things going for them, but CBD is a more potent, active ingredient that has more beneficial properties. Hemp seed oil has been around for a long time, and most likely what you see in your local organic store. It's good for moisturizing and has a lot of omegas in it, but does not contain any of the cannabidiol benefits.
Why is it suddenly everywhere?
With the passing of the 2018 Federal Farm Bill hemp (with less than .3% THC) was removed from being classified as a marijuana. This means it’s now federally legal to produce, sell, and consume hemp-derived CBD products, though some states still have restrictions on CBD both and THC. The FDA is still working to learn more and is conducting studies about the long-term safety of CBD products. We are absolutely on board with more testing and regulations as this keeps out the junk so only high quality products that meet testing standards are able to be sold. All of our brands do third-party testing for quality, potency, contaminants, and level of THC. We have COA's on all products, please email for details.
Why Cannabis in Skincare and wellness products?
CBD, and it's sister cannabis compounds, have many potential benefits when applied topically or ingested:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Reduces acne
- Soothes irritation
- Reduce redness
- Full of antioxidants
- Helps treat eczema, psoriasis, rosacea
- Super moisturizing
- Reduces anxiety
- Aids in sleep