There are plenty of botanicals out there, but which ones promote the benefits of CBD?
If you’re using CBD for a certain issue, you definitely need the whole formulation to be working hard to treat your condition.
Too many skincare products are full of meaningless filler, and CBD products are no exception. What ingredients are in your favorite product, and do you know the reason?
Carrier oilsBut wait, can’t CBD be a carrier oil? Or even hemp oil? Will another oil just dilute it and make it not as powerful?
Carrier oils don’t dilute the power of CBD oil at all. Actually, they make the CBD more effective by upping its bioavailability, or ability to absorb and use certain compounds.
Our bodies can’t absorb pure CBD oil into the bloodstream. But when it’s infused with a carrier oil, our bodies can easily absorb and use the CBD.
The carrier oils we choose for our products not only assist in increasing bioavailability, but they also complement CBD’s abilities and make a more effective product.
Grapeseed oilGrapeseed oil is a fantastic carrier oil for CBD. It’s high in linoleic acid, which is the best type of oil for oily skin types.
If you have oily skin, you’re probably hesitant to put even more oils on your skin. But linoleic acid was made for you. Oily skin has lower levels of linoleic acid in the sebum, and using linoleic acid actually brings your skin into balance.
Along with balancing oily skin, grapeseed oil also
Sunflower seed oil
Sunflower seed oil is also high in linoleic acid and shares many of the same healing benefits as grapeseed oil.
Sunflower seed oil is becoming more popular since it outperformed olive oil in a study. If you have erythema or atopic dermatitis, olive oil can exacerbate these conditions.
In the study, sunflower seed oil didn’t irritate any of these conditions. It actually made them better. Since then, it’s quickly replacing olive oil as a light, non-greasy carrier oil in skin products.
Apricot kernel oil
Apricot kernel oil is richer in mostly oleic acid, making it better for people with dry skin types or people who like a richer oil on their skin.
But it’s still fairly high in linoleic acids, so it has a lot of the same benefits. And even though it’s richer, it still feels very light and not greasy.
Apricot kernel oil is only in our topical products. It shouldn’t be ingested because it can become poisonous.
Essential oils can elevate the relaxing properties of CBD oil by adding an aromatic experience. They can also add a natural flavor to ingestible CBD oil for people who don’t like the plain taste.
Peppermint is a common flavor for oral CBD. Along with making the CBD oil taste better, it has a lot of soothing and restorative properties. Like when you drink a cup of mint tea for an upset stomach or indigestion.
When it’s applied topically, peppermint oil can relieve headaches, muscle pain, and nerve pain. If you dab it near or on your face, the scent soothes the respiratory system, alleviates cold symptoms, and breaks up sinus congestion.
It can also improve alertness. The combination of anti-anxiety from CBD and alertness from peppermint can be just what you need when a middle of the day snack isn’t a good enough pick-me-up.
Lavender oil is in our products meant to soothe and relax your mind and your muscles.Lavender is practically synonymous with relaxation. Some of our favorite benefits include
Lavender is also topically antibacterial and antifungal, which fight acne or irritated skin.
ChamomileWe pair chamomile with lavender like everyone’s favorite sleepy time tea. Chamomile oil has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve
Neroli Oil is the beautiful Italian fragrance that comes from the orange blossom. It’s a very indulgent fragrance, and perfect for the times you need to feel refreshed and pampered.
It’s used in aromatherapy to relieve the symptoms of
Other botanicals Turmeric is a spice we normally use in food, or drink in the golden lattes, but it’s got amazing skin benefits. Normally turmeric on its own stains your skin yellow, but we’ve formulated our products to not do that.
When you think of turmeric, you probably think “anti-inflammation.” But it’s been used for a long time to treat wounds.
Aloe is obviously the champion of sunburn treatments. You can use it for many conditions other than that though.
Elevating CBD’s effects
This is by no means an exhaustive list, just some of our favorites we include in our formulations. Stay tuned for future blog posts. We’ll continue talking about our favorite botanicals and holistic ingredients.
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