Spectrum CBD Botanicals Guide


“Plants are our food, oxygen, and medicine . . . From the flowers to the trees and the seas filled with coral dreams, the earth’s natural flora has inspired and enhanced humans for as long as time can tell.”
― Natasha Potter

At Spectrum CBD Botanicals, we are enormously grateful for and awed by the spectacular diversity and abundance of plants in our beautiful world that have medicinal value. Scientists are only beginning to discover what traditional cultures down through the ages have understood when they relied upon the healing power of plants.

The following guide will help acquaint you with the beneficial properties of the oils and other plant-derived compounds that are incorporated in our products. Click on the links below to learn more about a particular product’s ingredients.

CBD Pain Salve Ingredients

Arnica Infused Olive Oil

Closely related to the common daisy Arnica-Doronicumand sunflower, dried or fresh arnica flowers and roots have been used medicinally since the 1500s. Arnica helps to relieve body aches and pain, reduce swelling, promote healing of bruises, and protect against infection. Olive oil has its own benefits. It is naturally high in squalene, an oil that mimics your skin's natural sebum, and it is also full of antioxidants that work to combat environmental skin damage.

Beeswax

Beeswax is known to have anti-allergenic, anti-Inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, protective, regenerative, and strengthening properties. It helps to hydrate, soothe, repair, and fortify the skin. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax benefit those who suffer from topical allergies or other skin discomforts, such as eczema and rosacea.

Black Cumin Seed Oil

For centuries, black cumin seed (Nigella sativa) oil has been used to treat many skin conditions, for example, acne, burns, wounds, and injuries. It has anti-aging, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties.

Containing over 100 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, and C, this nourishing oil helps the skin retain moisture, heal faster from wounds, maintain elasticity, and fight the damaging free radicals that age skin. It has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. A research study investigated the effect of topical application of black cumin seed oil and oral acetaminophen on pain in 40 elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis, and black cumin seed oil produced superior pain relief.

Hemp Wax

Hemp wax is a byproduct of how we extract CBD oil from the dried hemp material. The CO2 extraction process produces a crude oil that contains waxes and fats. Following extraction, these fats and waxes are separated from the crude oil, and the remaining oil is further refined through distillation. Many extractors discard the waxes and fats despite the fact that they contain many of the same beneficial components as does the CBD oil itself. We strive to maximize the hemp plant’s health value by incorporating hemp wax in our pain salves.

Moringa Oil

Well known in Ayurvedic medicine, Moringa Oil (Moringa oleifera) is a rich source of vitamins C and E and antioxidants that limit the production of free radicals, which damage healthy skin cells and cause premature aging. Its essential fatty acids are highly moisturizing and easily absorbed by the skin.

By increasing blood flow to the dermis, Moringa oil’s nutrients help heal sun-damaged skin and reduce the appearance of scar tissue and stretch marks. Moringa oil also contains Vitamin A, which helps stimulate the formation of connective tissues like collagen in the skin and prevents collagen breakdown. Its therapeutic value has been documented in literature as having antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, anti-rash characteristics; cures insect bites, burns and cuts; fights black heads, acne; counteracts skin pollution, maintains the skin’s natural glow, etc.

Shea Butter

The shea tree is called “Tree of Life” for good reason! Derived from the kernels of the Shea Tree’s fruits, shea butter (formerly Butyrospermum Parkii now called Vitellaria paradoxa) contains important nutrients, vitamins A, E, and F, as well as other valuable phytonutrients required for healing. The moisturizers within shea butter are chemically similar to those produced by the body’s own sebaceous glands in the skin.

Used topically, Shea Butter is known to be a “skin superfood” that nourishes skin to promote its clarity and addresses problems such as dryness, blemishes, dark spots, discolorations, stretch marks, and wrinkles without clogging pores. Used medicinally, Shea Butter prevents skin-irritating and acne-causing bacteria from lingering on the skin and creates a barrier on skin that protects it from harsh environmental elements, while facilitating wound healing.

Tamanu Oil

Tamanu oil (Calophyllum inophyllum) comes from the nuts of a tree that is indigenous to Southeast Asia but profuse in Polynesia. Research has uncovered Tamanu oil’s many biological activities—antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. Having a unique capacity to encourage the formation of new tissue, Tamanu oil promotes wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. In Pacific island folk medicine, Tamanu oil is applied liberally to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, diabetic sores, anal fissures, sunburn, dry or scaly skin, blisters, eczema, herpes sores, and more. Tamanu oil is also massaged into the skin to relieve neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica.

Vitamin E

Sometimes called the “skin vitamin”, Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant with a history of use in dermatology for its anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. Scientific research has shown it benefits a number of common skin concerns. Used topically, Vitamin E nourishes and promotes the growth of new skin. Its moisturizing properties help soothe skin that is dry, itching, flaking, and burning.

CBD Pain Salve Essential Oils

Eucalyptus

A well-researched eucalyptus oil benefit is its ability to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Used topically on the skin, eucalyptus can help to reduce muscle pain, soreness, and swelling. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, making it a very powerful tool against a range of skin conditions — blisters, boils, cuts, cold sores, insect bites, shingles, sores, ulcers, wounds, abscesses, athlete’s foot, and bacterial dermatitis.

Frankincense

Frankincense (Boswellia Species) comes from resins secreted by tropical, deciduous trees that usually grow as small trees or shrubs. According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone. Studies suggest that it’s the steroid-like structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin. Frankincense oil is used to relieve pain associated with rheumatism and arthritis.

Ginger

Closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and gingerol, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant that originated in China. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. When used topically, ginger oil helps to relieve aches and pain, as well as to promote normal blood circulation.

Researchers at Australia’s Edith Cowan University and elsewhere have confirmed that osteoarthritis pain is decreased and mobility is improved with the application of ginger root topically.

Helichrysum

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) Helichrysum just before harvestessential oil, also known as Immortelle, contains antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Modern science now confirms what traditional populations have known for centuries.

Helichrysum is a remedy for injuries, strains, sprains, and tissue trauma, and helps alleviate joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis. It is helpful with acne, chronic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scar tissue, burns, and dermal inflammation.

Turmeric CO2

Tumeric

Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines for easing the pain of bruises and joint inflammation, as well as for treating skin and digestive issues. Turmeric contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is an antioxidant that demonstrates anti-inflammatory properties in conditions such as arthritis, muscle sprains, and other injuries. A 2017 research study at the University of California at Los Angeles found topical curcumin to be effective in a number of conditions associated particularly with skin injury and inflammation.

White Birch

White or Silver Birch (Betula Pendula) stimulates the circulatory system, helping to relieve diseases associated with diminished circulation such as edema (swelling), rheumatism, and arthritis. White Birch oil helps reduce joint and muscle pain, and, because it is antispasmodic, it helps relieve cramping. Due to the presence of Salicylic Acid and Methyl Salicylate, it is a germicide For ages, birch oil has been used as a skin toner.

CBD Pain Salve Terpenes

Terpenes

To receive the full healing power of the Cannabis plant, we believe our customers should benefit from all the compounds found naturally within it. Our CO2 extraction and distillation processes enable us to retain the rich array of terpenes that were in the original hemp flower material.

Enabling us to enjoy smells and tastes, terpenes are aromatic compounds that add immeasurable pleasure to our lives. Terpenes are responsible for the fragrances of flowers and the flavors and aromas of plant-based foods. More than 200 terpenes have been found in Cannabis. Only a few of them appear in high concentrations, but they have many benefits. For example, beta-myrcene, which is one of the most common terpenes in cannabis, helps ease pain and inflammation and relaxes muscles. Just as full spectrum oil and its cannabinoids have synergistic benefits in the human body, so too do terpenes interact with all the other compounds. The whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts.

Lavender CBD Body Lotion Ingredients

Aloe Vera Juice

Derived from the outer parts of the leaf, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Juice has the same skin-healing substances as are contained in the gel. Aloe Vera Juice can hydrate, exfoliate, nourish, clarify, and revitalize the skin and hair. It also helps to prevent and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Used in massage applications, Aloe Vera soothes muscular aches, joint pain, inflammation, wounds, burns, frostbite, and infections.

Black Cumin Seed Oil

For centuries, black cumin seed (nigella sativa) oil has been used to treat many skin conditions, for example, acne, burns, wounds, and injuries. It has powerful anti-aging, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and analgesic properties. Containing over 100 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, and C , this nourishing oil helps the skin retain moisture, heal faster from wounds, maintain elasticity, and fight the damaging free radicals that age skin.

A research study investigated the effect of topical application of nigella sativa oil and oral acetaminophen on pain in 40 elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis and found that Nigella sativa oil produced superior pain relief.

Calendula Infused Olive Oil

In the same species as Marigolds, Calendula (Calendula officinalis),  has been grown in European gardens since the 12th century. Tinctures and extracts of the florets were used topically to promote wound healing and to reduce inflammation systemically. During the American Civil War, the flowers were used to help heal wounds. Calendula’s strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties make it helpful in soothing, moisturizing, and healing sore, inflamed, and itchy skin conditions.

Olive oil has its own benefits. It is naturally high in squalene, an oil that mimics skin's natural sebum, and it is also full of antioxidants that work to combat environmental skin damage.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds of the hemp plant rather than by extracting CBD oil from the flowers of the hemp plant. Helping to moisturize and nourish skin, hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps treat inflammatory joint, muscle, and skin conditions.

Manuka Honey

Produced in New Zealand and Australia by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, Manuka honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. Manuka honey has been found to have various biological activities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-proliferative capacities. In medical settings, Manuka honey is being used to heal acute burns and wounds, to prevent infections, and to speed up healing.

MSM - Methylsulfonylmethane

Found in all living organisms, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a necessary nutrient used throughout the entire body. It acts as the “glue” that holds together our amino acid chains, aka the building blocks of all tissues. Used topically, MSM helps decrease and inhibit inflammation in the skin, it speeds healing, and soothes irritated skin — rashes, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and more.

Sunflower Oil

The Sunflower (Helianthus annus) was cultivated by American Indian tribes circa 3,000 B.C. Tribes used parts of the sunflower plant to help soothe snakebites and to condition the skin and hair. Rich in vitamins C, D and E, beta-carotene, and fatty acids, sunflower oil improves skin health several ways. It is especially high in Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect skin cells from the sun’s UV rays and other environmental stressors. Sunflower oil’s natural calming and anti-inflammatory properties improve skin’s moisture retention capacity, and is beneficial for individuals with dehydrated or sensitive skin.

Vitamin E

Sometimes called the “skin vitamin”, Vitamin E (tocopherol) is both a nutrient and antioxidant with a history of use in dermatology for its anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. Scientific research has shown it benefits a number of common skin concerns including burns, scars, and wounds. Used topically, it can also act as a protectant from skin damage due to sun exposure.

Lavender CBD Body Lotion Essential Oils

Frankincense

Frankincense (Boswellia Species) comes from resins secreted by tropical, deciduous trees that usually grow as small trees or shrubs. According to a review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, frankincense oil reduces redness and skin irritation, while also producing a more even skin tone. Studies suggest that it’s the steroid-like structure of frankincense oil that contributes to its soothing effect on irritated skin. Frankincense oil is used to relieve pain associated with rheumatism and arthritis.

Copaiba

Used by Amazonian natives for centuries, Copaiba essential oil is a product of steam distilling the sap from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree. Copaiba oil contains beta-caryophyllene, a terpene that interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the skin to combat pain, as well as many other beneficial biochemicals. Copaiba oil helps ease tension and muscle discomfort, reduces inflammation, and helps treat acne-prone, scarred, or stretch-marked skin.

Galangal CO2

Galangal CO2 is extracted from the dried rhizomes (underground stems) of Kaempferia galanga, a small tropical plant that is closely related to ginger. Containing at least 40 different kinds of antioxidants, galangal can have an anti-aging effect on skin’s appearance. It can be used to help relieve the pain of burns and promote faster healing. Because of its excellent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, galangal is considered to be a good natural treatment for acne.

Helichrysum

Modern science now confirms what traditional populations have known for centuries: Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) essential oil contains antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Various experimental studies have demonstrated that Helichrysum has strong abilities to lower inflammation due to several mechanisms: inflammatory enzyme inhibition, free radical scavenging activity, and corticoid-like effects.

Lavender CO2 Essential Oil

The lavender oil in our Spectrum CBD Lavender Lotion is made from lavender plants that we grow on one of the farms where we grow the hemp plants. We harvest the lavender plants when the flowers are ready and extract the oil in our CO2 extractor, creating a highly aromatic and potent lavender oil.

In addition to its lovely fragrance, topical lavender oil can help to improve a number of skin conditions, from canker sores to allergic reactions, acne, and age spots. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to ease skin conditions and reverse signs of aging.

Citrus CBD Massage Oil Ingredients

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil or Black Seed Oil  is obtained from the seeds of the Nigella sativa or caraway plant. Its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nutritive properties can help to restore the skin’s natural health and vitality. The oil contains components such as vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and trace elements that provide nutrients for skin recovery and repair.

For thousands of years, Black Cumin Seed Oil has been used both orally and topically to combat disease. Today its actions and efficacy are increasingly backed by solid scientific understanding. For example, a clinical trial compared the effects of Nigella sativa oil applied twice daily to a conventional steroid cream (Betamethasone) for hand eczema. Both were found to be equally effective in reducing symptoms. However, Black Cumin Seed Oil’s demonstrable benefit over steroid use is its lack of side effects.

Calendula Infused Olive Oil

Calendula been used medicinally since at least the 12th century. The bright colors of the Calendula flower come from the potent flavonoids and carotenoids that can protect and heal dry or damaged skin. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants within the little yellow flower help reduce inflammation and stimulate healing and regeneration of skin. Calendula’s anti-bacterial properties help keep skin safe from infection.

Olive Oil has its own benefits. In the ancient world, virgin olive oil was called “liquid gold” by Homer and “the great healer” by Hippocrates. Olive Oil is high in healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds, and antioxidants. Because it can penetrate deep into the skin, Olive Oil can deliver important nutrients like Vitamins E and A to the layers of skin cells that need it most.

Comfrey Infused Olive Oil

Genus Symphytum. Comfrey species are important herbs in organic gardening. It is used as a fertilizer and in herbalism.

The earliest recorded use of comfrey as an herbal remedy can be traced back to the ancient Greeks in 400 BC. Comfrey was traditionally used to help mend broken bones. In fact, the name comfrey comes from the Latin word Confervere which means ‘to join together, to mend or to heal’. Comfrey has regenerative compounds, such as allantoin, tannins, and rosmarinic acid, that help to speed up the natural replacement of cells and encourage skin renewal. Overall, comfrey is beneficial to all skin types. It helps to moisturize and soothe dry irritated skin, protects against bacteria and other microorganisms, reduces inflammation, and helps to keep skin healthy.

Olive oil has its own benefits. It is naturally high in squalene, an oil that mimics your skin's natural sebum, and it is also full of antioxidants that work to combat environmental skin damage.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) is an oil made from regular coconut oil through an extra process called fractionation, which separates coconut oil’s various fats and produces two medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) known as capric acid and caprylic acid. Fractionated coconut oil remains in liquid form because its lauric acid has been removed. It makes an excellent carrier oil for essential oils in that it blends in really well with other oils, thereby helping to evenly distribute the oils. Quickly absorbed, fractionated coconut oil leaves skin feeling not greasy, but hydrated and enriched by the abundant antioxidants that it contains.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant rather than by extracting CBD oil from the flowers of the hemp plant. Helping to moisturize and nourish skin, hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps treat inflammatory joint, muscle, and skin conditions. Hemp seed oil’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help with skin cell regeneration and prevention of premature aging. Being non-greasy, it is great to use in massages, and, as a natural analgesic, it helps to relieve muscle and joint pain.

Jojoba Oil

In the 18th century, Native Americans ground jojoba seeds into a salve to medicate the skin and condition the hair. Composed of wax esters, jojoba ‘oil’ is not really an oil but a liquid wax. The structure of jojoba oil closely resembles human skin sebum – skin’s lubricating medium. Because it has a natural affinity for skin, it is readily absorbed without making the skin greasy or tacky. Jojoba oil’s antiseptic and disinfectant properties can eliminate harmful bacteria on the skin. Simultaneously, it soothes inflammation, itching, dryness, and redness caused by skin conditions such as chaffing, chapping, burns, eczema, and fungal infections. Jojoba is considered the premium carrier oil for essential oils

Vitamin E Tocopherol (d-alpha tocopherol)

Vitamin E – sometimes referred to as “The Skin Vitamin” – is a fat-soluble antioxidant as well as a nutrient that is essential for maintaining the well-being of skin. Facilitating healing, vitamin E soothes and repairs skin. Used in skincare, especially in “anti-aging products,” for more than 50 years, it can help to address skin conditions characterized by itchiness, inflammation, blisters, and scaly patches. Used in massages, Vitamin E is believed to boost energy and stamina, strengthen muscles, and promote the repair of muscles that have been damaged by exercise.

Citrus CBD Massage Oil Essential Oils

Essential oils are made up of tiny molecules that interact with compounds in our bodies. By either inhaling them or by absorbing them through our skin, these molecules enter our bloodstream and get to work on beneficially altering, enhancing, or blocking certain biological processes. Inflammation is a process that also releases certain molecules and enzymes into our bodies. As a result, we experience any combination of redness, swelling, pain, burning, or stiffness. Because essential oils can interact with these molecules, it makes them a great tool for combating inflammation at a cellular level. Each type of essential oil works differently, depending on its molecular makeup.

Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil comes from the resin, or sap, inside the Boswellia tree. The sap is extracted and then left to dry and harden. Once hardened, it is then steam distilled to produce a pure essential oil. Known as the king of essential oils, Frankincense has been revered since Biblical times for its ability to beautify and rejuvenate skin. Its astringent and cytophylactic qualities reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and stimulate the growth of new cells, thus promoting faster healing. Used medicinally, its anti-inflammatory properties soothe inflamed skin by reducing the sensations of redness, swelling, and itching.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Essential Oil is naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce oxidative stress and disease-causing inflammation. Many of Grapefruit Essential Oil’s benefits are due to its main constituent called limonene, which makes up about 88 percent to 95 percent of the oil. In addition to limonene, grapefruit essential oil contains other powerful antioxidants, including Vitamin C, myrcene, terpinene, pinene, and citronellol. Not only may Grapefruit Essential oil help to fight bacteria and greasiness that can cause acne blemishes, but it may also be useful for keeping your skin’s immunity strong against indoor and outdoor air pollution and UV light damage.

Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a perennial evergreen plant that has produced the most used essential oil in the world for over 2500 years. With a calming, physically and emotionally balancing fragrance, it has commonly been used for its relaxing effects on the body. Lavender Essential Oil moisturizes chapped and aging skin. Used topically, it has been found to eliminate harmful bacteria, relieve muscle spasms, disinfect and soothe inflamed skin especially when resulting from an itchy bug bite, promote speedy healing of irritated and scarred skin, and relieve muscle tension when used in a massage.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is an herb belonging to the grass family of Poaceae. Derived from the steam distillation of the fresh or partly dried Lemongrass leaves, Lemongrass Essential Oil is a source of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate, and C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. Used medicinally, Lemongrass Essential Oil’s analgesic properties have been found to relieve muscle and joint pains caused by overexertion of muscles through exercise. Used topically, it tones and purifies the skin while its anti-inflammatory properties relieve redness, itching, and swelling. The citral and limonene content in Lemongrass Essential Oil can kill or stifle the growth of bacteria and fungi.

Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange Essential Oil is derived from the fruits of the Citrus sinensis botanical. Used topically, Sweet Orange Essential Oil helps maintain the health, appearance, and texture of skin. Like other citrus oils, Sweet Orange Essential Oil comes from the peel of the fruit, and research shows that orange peel contains even higher levels of vitamin C than the fruit itself. Consequently, its high Vitamin C content makes Sweet Orange Essential Oil beneficial for fighting signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots and promoting the production of collagen. Applied in a massage, Sweet Orange Essential Oil is known to increase blood flow and act as a muscle relaxant.

CBD Healing Balm Ingredients

Apricot Kernel Oil

Cold pressed from the oil-rich kernelsApricots of apricots, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant, and revitalizing. It closely resembles the natural sebum produced in human skin. Applied to itchy, chapped, or sore skin, Apricot Kernel Oil facilitates faster healing without leaving a greasy residue. Used topically, Apricot Kernel Carrier Oil moisturizes dry, sensitive skin and smooths out blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines, and other symptoms of maturing skin. This non-irritating, soothing oil is easily applied topically, as its thin consistency allows it to absorb quickly but penetrate deeply into the skin. Those with nut allergies who want to experience the healthful properties of oils such as Sweet Almond Oil, can benefit from substituting it with Apricot Kernel Oil.

Avocado Oil

Since Aztec times, the Avocado has Avocadoscome to be known as “vegetable butter” and “butter pear” due to its high oil content. Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta-carotene, Avocado (Persea Americana) Oil works as a regenerating, rehydrating treatment that soothes skin and enhances texture. Its regenerative and healing properties make Avocado Oil ideal for use on skin with conditions such as rashes, eczema, dryness, and signs of aging, as it repairs the skin while moisturizing it. It smooths the look of wrinkles, tightens skin, and diminishes the appearance of scars, age spots, and other unwanted blemishes.

Beeswax

Beeswax is a natural substance generated and secreted by honeybees to build honeycomb in which to store their honey. Containing rich amounts of Vitamin A, beeswax hydrates, conditions, and calms the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties help repair skin damage, promote the skin’s regeneration, soothe itchiness and irritation, diminish the appearance of aging, and help create a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil, or Black Seed Black Cumin - nigella sativaOil, is obtained from the seeds of the nigella sativa or caraway plant. Its powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nutritive properties can help to restore the skin’s natural health and vitality. The oil contains nutrients such as vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and trace elements that help repair and heal skin.

For thousands of years, Black Cumin Seed Oil has been used both orally and topically to combat disease. Today its actions and efficacy are increasingly backed by solid scientific understanding. For example, a clinical trial compared the effects of Nigella sativa oil applied twice daily to a conventional steroid cream (Betamethasone) for hand eczema. Both were found to be equally effective in reducing symptoms. However, Black Cumin Seed Oil’s clear benefit over steroid use is its lack of side effects.

Calendula Infused Olive Oil

Beneficial for dry or damaged skin, Calendula (Calendula officinalis) has been used medicinally since at least the 12th century. Calendula Oil is typically made by macerating marigold flowers, and the resulting product is quite sticky. The bright, wonderful colors of the flower come from the potent flavonoids and carotenoids that can protect and heal skin. The powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidants within the little yellow flower help reduce skin inflammation and stimulate healing and regeneration. Calendula’s anti-bacterial properties help keep damaged safe from infection.

Olive oil has its own benefits. In the Olivesancient world, virgin olive oil was called “liquid gold” by Homer and “the great healer” by Hippocrates. Olive oil is high in healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds, and antioxidants. Because it can penetrate deep into the skin, olive oil can deliver important nutrients like Vitamins E and A to the layers of skin cells that need it most.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) is an oil made from regular coconut oil through an extra process called fractionation, which separates coconut oil’s various fats and produces two medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) known as capric acid and caprylic acid. Fractionated coconut oil makes an excellent carrier oil for essential oils in that it blends in really well with other oils, thereby helping to evenly distribute the oils. Quickly absorbed into the skin, fractionated coconut oil leaves it feeling not greasy, but hydrated and enriched by the abundant antioxidants that it contains.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant rather than by extracting CBD oil from the flowers of the hemp plant. Helping to moisturize and nourish skin, Hemp Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps treat inflammatory joint, muscle, and skin conditions. Hemp Seed Oil’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help with skin cell regeneration and prevention of premature aging.

Hemp Wax

Hemp wax is a byproduct of how we extract CBD oil from the dried hemp flower material. The CO2 extraction process produces a crude oil that contains waxes and fats. Following extraction, these fats and waxes are separated from the crude oil, and the remaining oil is further refined through distillation. Many extractors discard the waxes and fats despite the fact that they contain many of the same beneficial components as does the CBD oil itself. We strive to maximize the hemp plant’s health value by incorporating hemp wax in our topical products.

Shea Butter

Derived from the kernels of the Shea Tree’s fruits, Shea Butter has been called “Mother Nature's Conditioner” for its exceptional moisturizing and softening properties. It is anti-Inflammatory, regenerative, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, stimulating, restorative, and circulation-stimulating. Due to its high levels of phytonutrients and vitamins, e.g., Vitamins A, E and F, shea butter helps disinfect and heal wounds, cuts, and abrasions. Shea Butter is known to be a “skin superfood” that nourishes skin to promote its clarity, increases circulation, and addresses problems such as dryness, blemishes, dark spots, discolorations, stretch marks, and wrinkles without clogging pores.

Vitamin E Tocopherol (d-alpha tocopherol)

Sometimes referred to as “The Skin Vitamin”, Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant as well as a nutrient that is essential for maintaining the well-being of skin. Vitamin E soothes and repairs skin to facilitate healing. Used in skincare, especially in “anti-aging products,” for more than 50 years, it can help to address skin conditions characterized by itchiness, inflammation, blisters, and scaly patches.

CBD Healing Balm Essential Oils

We have combined Myrrh and Frankincense, along with several other essential oils, in our healing balm. Combining Myrrh and Frankincense is known to boost circulation, reduce symptoms of inflammation and irritation, prevent or reduce infection, strengthen and regenerate the skin’s protective barrier, ease pain, boost collagen and elastin production, tone the skin, and facilitate healing.

Frankincense

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia serrata) is an aromatic bark resin obtained from the Boswellia tree. Dating back thousands of years, it was one of the three gifts presented to baby Jesus by the wise men. Used widely in Ayurvedic medicine, this herb helps relieve skin inflammation and irritation. Frankincense Essential Oil stimulates blood flow and boosts circulation, which speeds up the healing process. As it promotes healing, Frankincense’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties also help protect the skin from infection.

Galangal CO2

Galangal (Kaempferia galangal) is derived from a root that grows in rhizomes beneath the ground. While galangal and ginger are two different roots, they come from the same family—Zingiberaceae. Galangal root has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Full of powerful constituents, Galangal rhizomes have flavonoids, tannins, saponins, glycosides, and several phenolic compounds. These phytochemicals, galangin in particular, have demonstrated potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits in animal studies. The Vitamin C contained in galangal helps rejuvenate injured skin cells and has anti-aging benefits.

Geranium

As early as ancient Egypt, Geranium GeraniumOil (Pelargonium graveolens) has been used in a vast range of applications, e.g., promoting a clear, smooth, and radiant complexion, balancing hormones, alleviating anxiety and fatigue, and improving moods. Geranium oil inhibits inflammatory responses in the skin. Its analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, and gentle, soothing properties promote skin health. It is one of the few oils that is great for any skin type.

Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia, better known Lavender Fieldas Lavender, is a perennial evergreen plant that has produced the most used essential oil in the world for over 2500 years. Used topically, Lavender Essential Oil moisturizes chapped and irritated skin. Its anti-septic and anti-fungal properties may help to reduce itching and swelling caused by insect bites. Its powerful antioxidants have anti-aging benefits and help improve the look and feel of skin that is subject to eczema and psoriasis. Its anti-microbial properties provide soothing relief to minor skin abrasions, decreasing pain and inhibiting bacteria.

Myrrh

Myrrh is a natural, aromatic, sap-like resin or “gum” that is derived from the small, thorny Commiphora myrrha tree, which is related to the Frankincense tree. In antiquity, myrrh was prized so highly as perfume and medicine that its value by weight was equal to that of gold. Today, for its numerous versatile uses, Myrrh has become one of the most extensively used essential oils in the world. Used topically, Myrrh Essential Oil helps fade unwanted blemishes on the skin, soothes itchiness, and reduces symptoms of eczema, among other skin ailments. It effectively cleans, moisturizes, and tightens the skin, thereby reducing and preventing further chapping, cracking, and sagging.

Turmeric CO2

For over 4,000 years, Turmeric has been known for its amazing health-promoting properties, including a number of health benefits for the skin. Its main active constituent is curcumin, a compound with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, oral administration of turmeric is advantageous, but the therapeutic effect is limited due to poor bioavailability. Conversely, applying it to the skin brings it directly to the affected tissues, thus enabling it to work its beneficial healing effects. Research has demonstrated that Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic properties can help improve acne, dark spots, and skin rashes. Curcumin can speed up the healing of skin damage by decreasing the processes of oxidation and inflammation.

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Apricot Kernel Oil

Pressed from the oil-rich kernels of apricots, Apricot Kernel (Prunus armeniaca) Carrier Oil closely resembles the natural sebum produced in human skin. Used topically, Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes dry, sensitive skin and smooths out blemishes, wrinkles, fine lines, and other symptoms of maturing skin. Applied to itchy, chapped, wounded, or sore skin, Apricot Kernel Oil facilitates faster healing without leaving a greasy residue. Those with nut allergies who want to experience the healthful properties of oils such as Sweet Almond Carrier Oil can benefit from substituting it with Apricot Kernel Oil.

Avocado Oil

Since Aztec times, the Avocado has come to be known as “vegetable butter” and “butter pear” due to its high oil content. Used topically, vitamin-rich Avocado Carrier Oil’s regenerative and healing properties are ideal for use on skin afflicted with rashes, eczema, dryness, and signs of aging, as it repairs the skin while enhancing its elasticity through moisture. The Vitamin E content of Avocado (Persea gratissima) Carrier Oil helps reduce the harmful effects of UV sun damage and redness. In addition to vitamin E, avocado oil contains potassium, lecithin, and many other nutrients that can nourish and moisturize the skin.

Beeswax

Beeswax is a natural substance generated and secreted by honeybees to build honeycomb in which to store their honey. Containing rich amounts of Vitamin A, beeswax hydrates, conditions, and calms the skin. Its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties help repair skin damage, promote the skin’s regeneration, soothe itchiness and irritation, diminish the appearance of aging, and help create a protective barrier against environmental pollutants.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp Seed Oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant rather than by extracting CBD oil from the flowers of the hemp plant. Helping to moisturize and nourish skin, Hemp Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps treat inflammatory joint, muscle, and skin conditions. Hemp Seed Oil’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help with skin cell regeneration and prevention of premature aging.

Jojoba

Derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis botanical, Jojoba Oil is not really an oil but rather a liquid wax ester. The name Jojoba originates from the word Hohowi, a name given to the seeds – or the “beans/nuts” – by the O'odham, a Native American tribe that discovered the versatility of Jojoba seeds. Used topically, Jojoba Oil acts as a fast absorbing yet long lasting emollient that gently moisturizes, soothes, nourishes, and softens skin without leaving a greasy residue. Due to a chemical composition that closely resembles the sebum found in human skin, Jojoba Oil is readily accepted by skin and creates a moisturizing and protective barrier on the skin.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

For their many health benefits, Pomegranates are referred to as “The Fruit of Life” and as “Nature’s Power Fruit”. To produce one pound (16 oz.) of Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seed Oil, more than 200 pounds of fresh Pomegranate seeds are required. Pomegranate Seed Oil is derived from its ripe seeds by cold pressing, which preserves the oil’s enzymes, nutrients, and vitamins by protecting it from heat. Used topically, Pomegranate Seed Oil boosts collagen production, enhances skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of scarring, and promotes the reversal of skin damage. Suitable for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin, Pomegranate Seed Oil provides lasting moisture without leaving a greasy residue or clogging pores.

Rosehip Seed Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil is a multivitamin forRed ripe rose hips growing on a bush in the garden. Medicinal berries. the skin! Rosehips are the tiny, reddish-orange, edible, spherical fruits that remain on a rose bush after roses have bloomed, lost their petals, and died. Rosehip Seed Oil comes from the seeds of specific varieties of rose, including Rosa Canina, Rosa Rubiginosa, Rosa Eglanteria, and Rosa Moschata. Often regarded as the “Oil of Youth”, Rosehip Seed Oil contains vitamins A, C, and E that help to brighten skin and reduce blemishes and premature aging effects. Its high content of Omegas 3, 6, and 9 helps regenerate skin cells, reconstruct damaged skin tissue, hydrate dry skin, soothe inflammation, and improve the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Due to its thin consistency, Rosehip Seed Oil is considered to be a “dry oil,” which allows it to be easily absorbed without leaving an oily residue on the skin.

Vitamin E Tocopherol Oil (d-alpha tocopherol)

Used as an antioxidant in skincare, especially in “anti-aging products,” for more than 50 years, Vitamin E is not a single vitamin but instead encompasses a group of other fat-soluble vitamins referred to as Tocopherols. Vitamin E helps maintain skin health and helps promote the growth of new skin.

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Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds of the Daucus carota sativa botanical, more commonly known as the Wild Carrot or “Queen Anne’s Lace,” as it is referred to in Europe. The use of Carrot Seed Essential Oil originated in the time of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, French, and Indians, who used it to soothe inflammation and ease indigestion. As a supportive and protective agent high in Vitamins A and E, Carrot Seed Essential Oil not only enhances skin health but also repairs damage on skin. It is a natural anti-aging and natural anti-acne/eczema treatment.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage Essential Oil is derived from clary sage plant in garden the Salvia sclarea herb. Clary Sage Essential Oil contains an essential ester known as linalyl acetate that is a phytochemical present in many flowers as well as spice plants. This particular ester decreases skin inflammation and helps to soothe rashes. Suitable for both oily and dry skin types, Clary Sage Essential Oil is known to encourage the growth of clearer, smoother, and calmer skin. Its balancing property stabilizes the production of natural oil and sebum to prevent acne breakouts. Its rich antioxidant content tones, tightens, and strengthens the skin.

Frankincense

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) Boswellia SerrataEssential Oil is obtained from the dried and distilled resin of the Boswellia tree, which is native to regions of Africa and the Middle East. Frankincense Essential Oil gets its name from the term “franc encens,” which means “high-quality incense” in French. Frankincense’s astringent and rejuvenating properties help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, prevent acne, and heal skin imperfections such as discoloration while stimulating the growth of new cells. Its potent aroma can be described as woody, earthy, and spicy with a fruity nuance.

Helichrysum

Helichrysum Essential Oil comes fromHelichrysum splendidum the Helichrysum italicum plant, which is native to the Mediterranean region where it has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. In recent years, researchers have been studying Helichrysum’s different pharmacological activities to learn more about the science behind its traditional uses. Within Helichrysum Essential Oil, one finds anti-inflammatory and antibacterial chemicals naturally made by the plant's flowers that 1) reduce inflammation, 2) prevent bruising, 3) relax tight muscles and connective tissue, and 4) stimulate cellular regeneration. All in one oil!

Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Lavender bushes close-up in a parkEssential Oil has long been enjoyed for its lavish scent and healing effects. Some 100 individual phytochemicals have been extracted from this legendary botanical belonging to the mint family. Queen Elizabeth loved using lavender as a perfume and even added it to her tea. Used topically, Lavender Essential Oil helps balance the skin’s moisture barrier, so that it isn’t too oily or too dry. It is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals, making it useful for reducing signs of premature aging. Its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe and heal skin that’s irritated or reddened by the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.

Rose Geranium

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) Essential Oil shares virtually all the same properties as Geranium Essential Oil, but it is considered to be superior for the rosy floral note of its fragrance. Used topically, Rose Geranium Essential Oil is reported to balance the skin’s natural oil production, minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, eliminate infection-causing or acne-causing bacteria, enhance circulation, reduce the appearance of varicose veins, thread veins, cellulite, and dull skin, promote the fading of scars and blemishes, soothe uncomfortable skin ailments, and generally rejuvenate the complexion.

Sea Buckhorn

Sometimes referred to as the holy fruit Sea Buckthornof the Himalayas, Sea Buckthorn Oil has been used for thousands of years against various ailments. It is extracted from the berries, leaves, and seeds of the Sea Buckthorn plant, which is a small shrub that grows at high altitudes in the northwest Himalayan region. The berries from the plant actually contain up to 12 times the amount of Vitamin C in oranges. This makes it great for brightening the skin and evening out pigmentation and age spots. Sea Buckthorn contains over 20 minerals and 60 antioxidants, three times more Vitamin A than carrots, and a potent amount of Vitamin E. In case that isn’t enough goodness in one plant, Sea Buckthorn also contains fatty acids and Omegas 3, 6, 9, and 7. Thanks to all these vitamins and minerals, Sea Buckthorn can promote the skin’s overall health by boosting elasticity and hydration, as well as combating acne-causing bacteria.