What Makes Our CBD Balm Special?
Long-lasting relief depends on quality ingredients and the potency of active plant compounds or phytochemicals.
-Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
Full spectrum hemp oil, often dubbed full spectrum CBD oil, is much more than its most famous ingredient cannabidiol. Loaded with a whole array of therapeutic plant compounds, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, full spectrum hemp oil has been thoroughly researched and is widely recognized for its many impressive healing properties.
Not only does it nourish, hydrate, and soothe the skin, but studies suggest that full spectrum hemp oil constituents can have a variety of positive effects on physical pain, inflammation, neuropathic pain, numerous skin conditions, cell damage, and cell regeneration.
-Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil
Although they do not contain cannabinoids, hemp seeds are well known for a wide array of associated health benefits. Hemp Seed Oil is one of the most nutritious oils on the planet! Not to be confused with full spectrum CBD hemp oil, hemp seed oil is pressed from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant. In contrast, CBD oil, which is rich in a variety of cannabinoids in addition to CBD is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant.
Hemp seed oil contains all 20 amino acids and has greater essential fatty acid content than any other nut or seed. Awesome! So how can all of these amazing nutrients benefit your health?
Hemp seed oil has the potential to exert its varied benefits both internally and externally. The essential fatty acids present in hemp seed oil have been widely studied for their potential protective effects against obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and skin conditions. One 8-week study examining the effects of consuming hemp seed oil to relieve the symptoms of eczema demonstrated a 39% decrease in skin itchiness, a 30% reduction in skin dryness, and a 37% reduction in eczema medication use. Sign us up!
Hemp seed oil also has the ideal ratio of a-linoleic and linoleic (Omega-6 and Omega-3) fatty acids. These two fatty acids are powerful antioxidants, and when applied topically to the skin, studies suggest that they may help to repair UV-damage, reduce hyperpigmentation, and improve the appearance of sunspots.
Lastly, hemp seed oil is a fabulous skin moisturizer, with a comedogenic rating of 0 so it won’t clog pores. Further, in contrast to hemp creams or lotions, hemp seed oil contains no drying fillers like alcohol or water. Once you begin moisturizing your body with hemp oil, you'll never go back to using anything else. It's the ultimate in self-care.
-Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
Traditionally used to treat arthritic conditions in humans, Shea Butter’s application in helping to treat aches, pains, bruising, and swelling dates back centuries. This is because, like hemp, Shea Butter is packed with powerful phytochemicals with various healing benefits.
One mouse study examining the effects of 8 triterpenes found in Shea Butter found that each of them exhibited marked anti-inflammatory activity. Shea butter triterpenes are also thought to deactivate collagen fiber destruction, suggesting its utility in reducing the appearance of fine lines and resulting in plumper skin.
Despite its deeply moisturizing fatty acid content including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids, Shea butter is non-comedogenic, meaning it is easily absorbed and will not clog pores. In fact, when applied to the skin, Shea butter’s oils are said to act as a “refattening” agent to restore lipids and quickly create moisture.
Shea butter also has high levels of Vitamins A and E. Vitamins A and E are potent antioxidants, which means Shea Butter is protective against free radicals and helps reduce oxidative damage that can lead to premature aging.
-Natural Unrefined Montana Beeswax
Recognized as an effective occlusive, beeswax is known for sealing in moisture and creating a protective layer on the skin. Due to its amazing ability to lock in moisture, beeswax can help repair and protect dry, damaged, or chapped skin.
Beeswax is rich in Vitamin A, which is helpful in collagen production. It also has emollient properties. These are important because when the top layer of your skin dries out due to a lack of water, the skin begins to crack and flake off. This leaves open spaces between skin cells and compromises your skin’s ability to defend your body against foreign invaders. As an emollient, beeswax can fill these spaces with lipids to soften and rehydrate the skin while aiding healthy cellular reconstruction.
A great choice for various skin conditions, beeswax is a common natural remedy for acne. It’s strong antiseptic, antiinflammatory, antioxidant and healing properties contribute to its effectiveness as an acne treatment. Like the other oils in our CBD balm, beeswax is non comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.
-Organic Eucalyptus Oil
Eucalyptus globulus, aka the eucalyptus tree, is a powerful botanical native to Australia. It is the round flat leaves of this tree from which eucalyptus essential oil is extracted. Eucalyptus doesn’t just smell amazing, however. Its potent anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties have been demonstrated across multiple studies (Antimicrobial Effect of Essential Oil Isolated from Eucalyptus globulus Labill. from Montenegro)
In lab experiments, eucalyptus oil destroyed staph, candida, strep, and E.coli. At therapeutic potencies it’s actions exceeded those of standard antibiotics. As a result of these therapeutic properties, eucalyptus oil is commonly used in topical treatments for wound care and acne.
Eucalyptus essential oil is predominantly composed of the terpenes 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), a-pinene (pine), and B-myrcene. It is these aromatic terpenes that not only give it its amazing scent, but also lend themselves to its varied antioxidant, antiinflammatory and antimicrobial properties.