Before we can get into anything ‘beneficial’ about CBD. We first have to say: NOT ALL CBD IS CREATED EQUAL! Let's get what makes high-quality CBD verus bad, what to look for in a great CBD salve and more.
What are the benefits of topical CBD?
Sometimes, hype genuinely earns its reputation. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive cannabinoid constituent of cannabis.
Touted as having wide-ranging benefits, high-quality CBD can be particularly helpful for those suffering from anxiety or chronic pains. In terms of skincare, you’re gonna want to hop on the CBD train for a number of reasons.
It’s a powerhouse antioxidant — even more powerful than vitamins A, C, and E — and is a formidable free radical fighter.
CBD helps your skin fend off all sorts of baddies like UV radiation, sun damage, even cigarette smoke, and can promote the turnover of damaged skin cells to new, happier, glowier skin cells.
CBD also contains a beautiful spectrum of omegas, which helps with all sorts of good stuff like skin cell regeneration, skin immunity, sebum balance, as well as deep nourishment.
CBD is also a rich source of essential nutrients, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids, and is a vegan source of vitamin D, a deficiency of which can contribute to acne flare-ups.
Now allow us, for just a moment, to draw a very important line in the sand: not all CBD is made equal. Our high-quality CBD is not only the purest out there, harvested by hand, but it is hemp-based. This means CBD levels are higher than CBD extracted from the marijuana leaf. Trust, it’s a difference you can see and feel.
"All CBD is not made equal"
What makes a high-quality CBD salve versus a low quality CBD salve?
Obviously we’re biased as we use super high quality CBD in all of our products but we do that not just because we’re snazzy. It’s because if you don’t you’re actually putting some pretty harmful, microbiome-disrupting things on your skin and all the benefits you think you’re getting just aren’t there at all.
Let us unpack:
High quality CBD comes from organically grown hemp
The organic part here is obviously important but so is the hemp. CBD levels are higher in hemp than CBD extracted from the marijuana leaf.
Non-organic CBD products may contain heavy metals and other toxins from the soil the plant in grown in—you don’t want that on your skin! Sometimes they have been treated with pesticides in the growing process.
Low quality CBD products also come from low-dose THC marijuana strains
Manufacturers extract CBD from these strains using harsh chemical solvents to isolate the CBD. This removes all other naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes and other essential nutrients and compounds from the CBD—no, thank you.
As a side but an important note: These molecules in the plant play a crucial role in the efficiency of CBD. Some people call this the “entourage effect”. It’s the synergistic effect that magnifies the therapeutic effect of CBD hemp oil.
The best CBD companies use supercritical CO2 extraction.
CO@ extraction maintains the purity of the CBD oil. It’s eco-friendly and non-toxic. Supercritical CO2 extraction retains all of the naturally occurring beneficial molecules—this is want you want on your skin!
What are the benefits of CBD salve?
Besides all the amazing benefots we listed above, a CBD salve like Sacred Salve makes it easy to apply to the skin and target areas that need extra love. Here is why:
CBD salve aids in pain management
Apply your CBD salve directly to areas where you feel pain, like sore muscles, joints, or injuries. This provides relief by interacting with receptors in the skin and underlying tissues, potentially reducing pain and discomfort.
CBD salve is an anti-inflammatory savior
CBD salve's is useful for addressing swelling in specific areas of the body. Apply it to your swollen joints, inflamed muscles, or areas affected by conditions like arthritis or tendonitis.
CBD salve is kind to many skin conditions
Apply your CBD salve topically to soothe itching, redness, and irritation associated with eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, or dry skin. The moisturizing properties improve your skin's health.
CBD salve aids in muscle recovery
Athletes or individuals engaged in physical activities can use CBD salve to aid in muscle recovery. It may help reduce muscle soreness, stiffness, and inflammation after intense workouts or physical exertion.
CBD salve gives off those relaxation and stress relief vibes
Applying CBD salve to the skin can have a calming and soothing effect, promoting relaxation and stress relief. It can be used as part of a self-care routine or after a long, stressful day.
CBD salve helps with skin moisturization
CBD salve contains various nourishing ingredients that can help moisturize and hydrate the skin. It can be used as a daily moisturizer or as an intensive treatment for dry, rough, or cracked skin.
Even for individuals without specific conditions, CBD salve can be used as a part of a general wellness routine. It may contribute to overall skin health, provide relaxation, and potentially offer antioxidant benefits to the skin.
BeautyGrass’ Sacred Salve is truly on of a kind. Packed with ultra-nourishing that help reduce skin discoloration, inflammation and heal skin quickly. Kokum and Shea Butters give Sacred Salve its super hydrating powers and velvety texture, while Omega-rich Perilla Seed Oil protects and nourishes the skin.