5 Hidden Uses of Our Raw Hemp Balm For Beauty
The use of cannabinoids like CBD and CBDA in skin care and beauty products is catching the attention of big name brands, celebrities and beauty gurus, but not all hemp products are created equal. Does CBD and other hemp derived compounds really work for your skin, or is it just marketing hype?
In this post we explore the science behind CBD, CBDA, and other cannabinoids as they apply to beauty how you can use hemp to elevate your beauty routine with 5 hidden uses of our Raw Hemp Balm.
Cannabinoids like CBD have demonstrated effective anti-inflammatory properties in studies and when added as an ingredient to skin care products may offer potential benefits for your skin as well. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed that CBD applied topically may help alleviate pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Furthermore, cannabinoids like CBDA have shown antimicrobial properties that combined with the anti-inflammatory properties make hemp and cannabis infused topicals a potent elixir for beauty applications.
Natural beauty products are on the rise as consumers search for chemical free ingredients.
Here are 5 hidden uses of our Raw Hemp Balm you can incorporate into your beauty regimen today.
Face Moisturizer and Aftershave
Soothing & Calming
Key ingredients: Raw Hemp, Aloe Vera, Calendula
Our Raw Hemp Balm is made from 12 active whole plant ingredients, many of which are beneficial for soothing and moisturizing your skin. The combination of whole flower raw hemp with aloe vera oil and calendula is a potent trio for facial rejuvenation. All three of these oils are made via lipid infusion of whole plant ingredients into 100% plant based carrier oils like extra virgin olive oil and jojoba oil. There are no solvents in our products, and the balm is very mildly scented with essential oils (less than 1% of the overall formula), so it lends itself well to facial application. That said, whenever you’re trying a new product on the delicate skin of the face, it’s always a good idea to test a small amount on the wrist first and to keep the product away from your eye area.
Cuticle and Nail Care
Nourishing & Strengthening
Key Ingredients: Raw Hemp, Olive Oil, Vetiver
It’s important to keep your nails and cuticles moisturized and clean, but your fingernails and toenails will really shine with the addition of our Raw Hemp Balm to your nail care routine. Raw hemp cannabinoids like CBD and CBDA have shown antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties which will help keep your nails healthy and strong. Vetiver essential oil has also demonstrated strong antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Additionally the moisturizing and antibacterial properties of olive oil, which is rich in polyphenols, make our Raw Hemp Balm a key additional to your nail and cuticle care routine.
Bites, Burns, Bruises & Blemishes
Pain Relieving & Clarifying
Key ingredients: Raw Hemp, Aloe Vera, Lavender
Ouch, nothing can ruin a camping trip like a bee sting, or a selfie like an unwanted pimple, but don't worry relief is here. Hemp infused topicals like our Raw Hemp Balm may offer effective localized pain relief for those unexpected bug bites, sun burns, boo boos, and blemishes. How does it work? Well, cannabinoids like CBD and CBDA have specifically demonstrated powerful analgesic properties when applied topically, especially when combined with well the documented anti-inflammatory effects of lavender and soothing and healing effects of aloe vera.
Protective & Restorative
Key Ingredients: Raw Hemp, Jojoba Oil, Frankincense
Nothing is worse than dry and cracked lips. Luckily, hemp infused topicals like our Raw Hemp Balm offer protection from the elements and restorative effects for damaged lips, effectively doubling as a lip balm. Jojoba oil may be nature's perfect skin serum. It naturally helps the skin restore and maintain the proper pH so your lips will stay hydrated. Frankincense can help with sore, dry and chapped lips and together with our whole flower raw hemp offers protective and restorative properties. Frankincense is a bright uplifting essential oil and provides a subtle invigorating effect when applied to the ultra thin layer of skin on our lips.
Hand and Foot Cream
Oxygenating & Exfoliating
Key ingredients: Raw Hemp, High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Myrrh
Our feet and hands do a lot of heavy lifting for us everyday, but can often be neglected when it comes to skin care. The aforementioned antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties of cannabinoids like CBD, CBDA and CBGA will help protect your hands and feet--and you--from infections. Along with high oleic sunflower oil which can help with dry skin and myrrh essential oil which can be helpful to oxygenate and exfoliate the skin, our Raw Hemp Balm is just what your hands and feet have been missing.
Awakened Raw Hemp Balm Key Product Ingredients:
Whole Flower Raw Hemp - Rich in phytocannabinoids like CBDA, CBD and CBGA which may provide topical relief from pain & inflammation along with antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties for skin health.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - High content of polyphenolic acids which possess anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Aloe Vera - Anti-inflammatory and calming properties for your skin. Helps with skin elasticity and wound healing.
Calendula - Calming and soothing properties as well as anti-inflammatory agents.
High Oleic Sunflower Oil - Oxygenating properties for your skin to help repair dry and damaged skin.
Jojoba Oil - Helps hydrate and maintain proper skin PH. Also this oil is actually a wax and helps protect your skin.
Lavender - Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties plus a soothing and calming scent.
Vetiver - Antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Very terpene-rich, helps with sleep.
Frankincense - Soothes sore and chapped lips and provides invigorating aromatherapy when applied to lips and face.
Myrrh - Helps exfoliate and oxygenate the skin. Very terpene rich with grounding effects.
Hemp infused skin care products and cosmetics are increasingly being targeted at consumers as a breakthrough product for beauty, and for good reason. As we have explored in this blog post, hemp infused topicals do offer documented powerful therapeutic effects that can be utilized for your beauty routine, such as anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties as well as antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties. When combined with natural plant based herbs and carrier oils, topical products like our Raw Hemp Balm can have hidden advantages as beauty products--it’s like having your whole medicine cabinet in a jar.
The 5 hidden uses of our Raw Hemp Balm for beauty include:
#1 Face Moisturizer and Aftershave
#2 Cuticle and Nail Care
#3 Bites, Burns, Bruises & Blemishes (Acne)
#4 Lip Balm
#5 Hand and Foot Cream
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