CBD and Hemp products have exploded onto the market over the last 12 months. You will find them advertised in dietary supplements, smoothies, cocktails, hair care, skin care and more. So how did products made with Cannabis go from taboo to totally mainstream? And what are the benefits of using these products on your skin and hair? Let’s break it down for you.
What Is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is an oil that is extracted from the flowers, leaves and stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant. In skin care products, it is commonly used to support the healing of acne, sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis and rashes. CBD oil is antioxidant-rich and aids with collagen production and dark spot reduction. In addition, CBD has been shown to help with chronic pain, muscle fatigue, insomnia and anxiety management. It’s important to note that CBD does not cause a “high” and has no effects on abuse or dependence.
What Is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil has a low CBD count and is produced by pressing the seeds of the Cannabis plant. Hemp oil is particularly beneficial for skin. It is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and omegas. It is intensely hydrating and nourishing to the skin and importantly, does not clog pores. Hemp oil promotes relief for a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. Just like CBD, the use of Hemp Oil products does not have any cognitive effects.
Does Naples Soap Carry CBD or Hemp Oil Products?
Last fall, Naples Soap introduced a full line of products made with Hemp oil including body butter, sea salt scrub, sake soak, mega bath bombs, hair bars and body oil. These products are available in two scents: Original and Eucalyptus. Original is an earthy, spicy unisex scent. Eucalyptus, also a unisex scent, is a fresh, green, herbal scent. The full line of Hemp products is available in stores and online.
In addition, CBD products produced by Nature’s Aid are available at Naples Soap Company stores. We carry a CBD body balm, eye serum, face cream, facial oil, oral tincture, transdermal patches and bath bombs. Inventory will vary by store.
We Know You Are Wondering… What Is the Difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are derived the same species of plant, yet they are distinctly different. It boils down to THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the psychoactive component of Cannabis which can impact cognition which is often referred to as that feeling of being “high.” Hemp is any Cannabis plant that has 0.3% or less THC. And, marijuana is any Cannabis plant that has greater than 0.3% THC.
Products sold by Naples Soap fall under the Hemp classification and are without psychoactive effects. Additionally, the products we distribute are legal and meet the TSA travel guidelines for products derived from Cannabis.
The History of Hemp
For thousands of years, different cultures around the world have grown and harvested Cannabis for use in herbal medicines, dietary supplements and as a natural fiber. The plant is fast growing, easy to cultivate, has many uses, and is considered by some to be the first crop cultivated by mankind.
Why Try Hemp or CBD Products?
Today’s skin and hair care products are packed with irritating chemicals that inflame and dry out skin. Hemp and CBD products offer an alternative. They are specially designed to hydrate, reduce inflammation and soothe skin. They are a great addition to your daily routine and offer benefits that you won’t find with many other products on the market today. We hope you will try our Hemp and CBD lines. And be sure to share your product feedback with our Naples Soap team or write a review on our website.