What is CBD Oil, and what are the benefits of using it?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is fast becoming the must-have ingredient in the beauty industry, with some scientific studies claiming it can ease symptoms and ailments like chronic pain and anxiety. Our co-founders Clare and Rebecca have been interested in this ingredient for a while, especially its connections to sleep and wellbeing. But what is CBD Oil and how can it benefit you and your skin?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol comes from hemp and is 1 of over 100 chemicals found in the marijuana plant, but don’t worry, it doesn’t containTHC, which is what provides the mind-altering properties in marijuana. Therefore, you’re left with a completely natural remedy to help aid many common ailments.
CBD or Hemp Seed Extract VS Hemp Seed Oil
It’s important to note that CBD oil is not the same as hemp seed oil, CBD oil is rich in cannabidiol, which is where the real medicinal and healing benefits come from. Hemp seed oil will only contain small traces of cannabidiol or in some cases none at all and can be used the same way as any other cold-pressed unrefined organic oil, similar to rosehip and jojoba oil. Due to its high essential fatty acid, Omega-3 and -6 and anti-oxidants, vitamins and mineral content, hemp seed oil is great for the skin and will leave you glowing, however you’re missing out on all of the extra benefits that cannabidiol can provide. So, keep an eye out on the ingredient list for ‘hemp seed extract’ or ‘cannabidiol’ in the ingredients list when shopping for CBD infused products.
Benefits of CBD Oil
So what’s it actually good for? CBD oil has been shown to enhance the performance of the endocannabinoid system to reduce pain and anxiety, which can help improve the quality and length of your sleep. CBD contains Cannabinoids which Endocannabinoid receptors in the brain bind with. It is this network of receptors which is responsible for regulating the nervous system, releasing hormones and is necessary for proper immune system response. CBD Oil is also great for helping to treat depression and migraines.
Our Beauty Sleep CBD Concentrate has a potent blend of purest CBD oil; our vibrant green oil brims with sleep inducing actives, that may both ease and calm the mind, and support deepest rest.
At bedtime, roll onto pulse points (wrists, inner elbow, neck, earlobes) and deeply inhale. Should you wake, reapply to help you fall back to sleep.