With today being 4:20 (April 20th), which is now commonly known as "weed day" we at Crystal Bar Soap we had chosen today to launch our brand new HEMP infusion product line that now includes the HEMP soap Hydration Hemp and HEMP Body Butter Recovery Clouds!
Now let's take a moment to explore what Cannabis Beauty looks like.
HEMP OIL vs. CBD OIL
HEMP Oil and CBD oil l are both derived from the cannabis plant (Common Name: cannabis sativa), but they’re not the same thing. Lets take a moment to explore what the two different oils look like.
HEMP OIL: This oil is extracted from the cannabis plant. All plants in the Cannabis genus can produce the oil, but usually only industrial hemp is used to make hemp oil. Industrial hemp is a hemp varietal which has been cultivated specifically for industrial production, and it has a minimum of the psychoactive substances associated with the genus, most notably THC. Hemp oil is typically almost free of THC, and it has no psychoactive properties.
Depending on how the hemp oil is extracted, you can use it for different purposes:
Hemp oil is extracted from the stalk of industrial hemp. It’s used for a number of purposes: in cosmetics, moisturizers, supplements, and even paint. (This is the Hemp Oil we are using).
Culinary hemp seed oil is an edible, cold-pressed oil that comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. It has a strong, nutty flavor and a low smoke point, so it’s used as a finishing oil (like sesame oil) and not recommended for frying. It’s rich in healthy polyunsaturated fat and fatty acids.
Although hemp oil doesn’t contain any CBD, it does have some AMAZING health benefits. We will explore those health benefits below!
CBD oil: CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a natural botanical concentrate that is high in the compound CBD. Of the more than 85 cannabinoids so far identified in the cannabis plant, CBD is the second most common after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and therefore doesn’t cause a euphoric high.
CBD oil has become popular thanks to its potential health benefits (although CBD is not the same as medical marijuana). Current research suggests CBD may help reduce pain, inflammation, and anxiety, according to the National Cancer Institute. Learn more about the research on CBD oil here.
Benefits of HEMP Oil for your skin
Hemp Oil is filled with healthy vitamins that make your skin flourish.
- Vitamin B1.
- Vitamin B2.
- Omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats.
- Vitamin E.
Your skin is coated with a combination of oil and water which help to keep moisture from evaporating off the surface of your skin and protects your skin from dirt, dust, allergens, sunlight, and other external irritants.
Sometimes, the protective layer can break and your skin becomes dehydrated. The fatty acids in hemp seed oil function as a natural emollient to seal up the thin spots on your skin. Those same fatty acids also promote the healthy growth of the oil-and-water barrier so you don’t develop problems in the future. Healing and prevention all in one.
Hemp Oil is known as one of the best balance oils in the world and is filled with 21 amino acids and fatty acids for the optimum healthy skin. The Oil is non-comedogenic (won't block pores), it offers anti-inflammatory properties to treat acne and calm the skin. It also is has anti-aging properties and helps the skin stay moisturize and nourished.
Some oils combine with dead skin cells, waxes, and dirt can clog your pores. Hemp seed oil doesn’t. That means you can moisturize and hydrate to your heart’s content without worrying about the problems associated with clogged pores.
Because of the moisturizing and hydrating properties mentioned above, hemp seed oil is also effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Here’s how it works:
- Hemp seed oil fills your skin with extra moisture, which makes your skin plumper.
- Hemp seed oil stimulates the natural production of collagen. The collagen provides support for the layers of skin above it.
- The antioxidants in hemp seed oil fight free radicals that can damage your skin cells.
This plant is amazing and we are only touching the surface to the benefits of this oil for your skin. Not to mention this plant pretty much has the power to save the world with its fast growing, non-harmful crops that can do anything from create paper or be used in to replace fossil fuels. "
Throughout the weekend we will continue to share more and more about this wonderful plant! For now take a moment to explore our newest HEMP infused products Hydration Hemp and Recovery Clouds!