A Look Into Our Latest Hemp Beauty Obsession
Seeking a natural way to add health and wellness into your daily routine? With many known benefits, hemp oil extract may be the solution for you. Broad spectrum hemp oil extract is a product gaining more and more interest as of late; therefore, it is important to understand what exactly it is, what it isn’t, and what is the best way to integrate it into your lifestyle.
Sourced from the hemp plant, cannabidiol oil also known as CBD is a compound called a cannabinoid. Your body actually creates some of its own cannabinoids, and has cannabinoid receptors all over the body. These are your CB1 and CB2 receptors. An important distinction to make is that CBD is not marijuana; it contains no THC, and is non-psychoactive meaning it produces no “high.” How CBD works is by interacting with your CB2 receptors to influence them to use more naturally created cannabinoids in your body. These particular receptors have an effect on pain and inflammation reduction. (Johnson)
The cannabinoid receptors are found both within the body, as well as in the skin. So while there are many benefits to using ingestible CBD oil products, there are also benefits to topical use. (Echo) Technically your skin’s absorption ability for cannabinoids is lower than if ingested; therefore, a higher dosage is necessary to compensate for that when used topically. External CBD use helps with managing aches and pains from everyday life, and can even help soothe those who have more serious conditions such as arthritis. Many Athletes have found CBD in ointments or in baths helpful in recovering from the over exertion of playing sports. (Medical Marijuana Inc.) It has also been shown to be an effective antioxidant and lends a hand in fighting against free radicals on the skin, in the prevention of signs of aging, and even with acne. (Echo)
What’s our favorite way to use hemp oil? Of course like everything else here at Salus, it all starts in the bath. Our newly stocked Wholemade™ Hemp Bath Bombs are a relaxing and enjoyable way to experience the benefits of hemp oil. Each handcrafted bath bomb contains 35 mg of Elixinol™ hemp oil extract, is non-GMO, cruelty free, preservative free, gluten free, and made right here in Colorado. The best way to know how beneficial these are for you is to try one out for yourself. Simply run a bath, drop one in, get in and unwind.
Johnson, Jon. (April 29th, 2017). “CBD Oil: Uses, Health Benefits, and Risks” Retrieved Sept 26th, 2017 from Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php
Echo. (May 25th, 2017). “The Topical Benefits of CBD” Retrieved Sept 26th, 2017 from Echo Connection: https://echoconnection.org/topical-benefits-cbd/
Anonymous. (April 11th, 2016). “Why Use a Cannabis Topical?” Retrieved Sept 26th, 2017 from Medical Marijuana Inc.: https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/why-use-a-cannabis-topical/
- Elijah Cordova