Meet the wellness industry’s favorite obsession: CBD Oil. If you pay attention to skincare, spa, and beauty news,  you know about the latest ingredient sweeping the industry. But even if you’ve kept up with the trend, you may have some questions about CBD oil and how you can use it. We’re here to help. For even info about CBD oil and all its benefits, check out this article from Farma Health.  

This Spring Spa Week, from April 15 – 21, spas across the country are offering CBD-infused facials and massages for only $50 a piece! These treatments have so many benefits, from reducing inflammation and redness in the skin to calming tension throughout the body. Want to know more about what the fuss is all about? We’re here to help.

What is CBD Oil?

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CBD, or cannabidiol, is an oil that comes from resin glands on cannabis buds and flowers. It can also be extracted from hemp or THC.

Sound complicated? It’s not really– CBD is just an oil that comes from the plant cannabis.

It doesn’t have any of the psychoactivity elements of THC, so it won’t get you high, but it is known to have significant medical benefits.

How are spas using it this Spring Spa Week?

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CBD Oil has become a popular ingredient in the spa industry and we’re seeing new treatments popping up all across the country. There are two treatments that are the most common: the CBD Facial and the CBD Massage. A facial featuring CBD Oil can reduce inflammation and redness in the skin and soothe irritation. A massage featuring CBD Oil is a great de-stresser. The oil can reduce anxiety, soothe sore muscles, and ease tension.

Spas all across the country are offering $50 spa deals featuring CBD Oil. Need to ease tension? Try a CBD Massage at Anta Skin and Laser in New York or CBD Foot Reflexology at Araya Rebirth in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Looking to calm inflammation in your skin? Try a New Groove Hemp Facial at Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites in Concord, North Carolina or an Organic CBD Nourishing Facial at Earth Esthetics in Pleasant Hill, California. Or treat your fingers and toes to a CBD Mani-Pedi at Touch of Sam in Raleigh, North Carolina

What are the benefits?

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CBD is a strong pain reliever and a great anti-inflammatory ingredient, which is why it’s so popular in skincare products, especially for sensitive skin or redness-prone skin. It can also reduce anxiety and depression and control acne.

New studies are always popping up about the benefits of CBD and it has the potential to be used as a treatment for a wide range of conditions: including arthritis, diabetes, MS, chronic pain, PTSD, depression, infections, and epilepsy. It can also be used to help symptoms of some cancer treatments, like nausea.

Is it safe?

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In a word: yes. CBD won’t get you high – no matter how you use it. THC is the part of cannabis that has psychological effects – so CBD by itself can’t get you stoned.

CBD Oil isn’t nationally regulated, and that means that the CBD Oil is in products can vary throughout the market and the quality is not always consistent. Look for products from states that have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana, as those will be more carefully regulated.

Is it legal?

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It depends where you live. In the 29 states where medicinal or recreational marijuana is legal, CBD is legal. In 17 other states, there are specific laws about what CBD products can be used by who and for what. Check your local laws before making any purchases (most companies making CBD products will only ship to areas where their products is legal.)

Congress recently introduced new legislation seriously adjusting the hemp policy in the U.S. The actual legal implications of this change are complex, but the main takeaway is that it makes some CBD Oil legal throughout the country.

CBD Oil that is derived from hemp plants that are grown under the laws in the Farm Bill is now legal. We know, complicated! This new law will make CBD more accessible to more people throughout the country and will help the products to be more consistently regulated.  

What products should I try?

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We’re so glad you asked! Right now, we’re loving:

CBD for Life Pure CBD Eye Serum $32: Eyes need some extra TLC? Treat them with CBD! This magical ingredient is perfect for the sensitive area near your eyes. This formula is gentle and super moisturizing.

Endoca Hemp Whipped Body Butter $82: We could not love this body butter more if we tried. It’s moisturizing, relaxing, soothing, and a great way to unwind after a long day at work.

CBD for Life Pure CBD Hand and Body Massage Lotion $22: In our office, hand cream is key. All day long we’re reapplying and moisturizing our dry hands. That’s why we absolutely love this lotion from CBD for life. It’s moisturizing and has a nice, subtle scent–perfect for everyday use.

Herb Essntls Lip Balm $12: Revive your lips with this delicious lip balm! Cannabis helps your lips prevent moisture loss and keep them hydrated, while the other ingredients in this balm (peppermint, beeswax, and honey) keep your lifts soft and smooth all day long. This is a great lip balm to carry in your bag whenever you need a pick me up.

CBD for Life Pure CBD Face & Body Cleanser $17: This cleanser is gentle, effective, and delightful. We love the way it’s a multi-use option that we can keep in the shower for a great all-around cleanse.

Endoca Hemp Salve $64: Looking for a I-do-it-all product? This salve is the choice for you. The thick balm protects your skin from irritation and can help treat itchy, red, irritated skin. It’s safe to use anywhere on your body and on anyone in your family, so this multi-purpose product is a great choice for everyone!

Herb Essntls Perfume Oil $60: Perfume might not be the first thing you think of when you think of cannabis, but we love the way this oil smells and feels on our skin. Citrus and bergamot notes are the most dominating scents, and you’ll smell fresh and fruity with this perfume.

CBD for Life Pure CBD Foot Cream $20: This foot cream might be our new favorite product. The CBD feels perfect on our feet after long walks– especially when our feet are sore. The product smells wonderful and is a great moisturizer!

 

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