Are your beauty products made with CBD or just hemp seed oil?
Spoilers ahead, so if you don’t want to know, stop scrolling now…
*SPOILER ALERT* : HEMP SEED OIL IS NOT CBD
…gotta break it to you, it’s not.
You’re probs scratching your head about this one, but so were we when we realized how many “CBD” companies out there simply aren’t selling actual CBD products. Go to your nearest CBD product and check the label.
Go ahead… we’ll wait.
If you can’t find CBD listed in the ingredients on the label or the website, that should be your first red flag. If you see “CBD” or “Cannabidiol” listed in the ingredients, then you’re good (although, keep note of how much CBD is in the product you’re using). But, is it REALLY CBD? It might just be disguised as “sativa (hemp) oil” or "hemp seed oil". If you see “hemp seed oil” or other similar nicknames listed, sorry, but your favorite CBD product isn’t actually CBD.
here is what you need to know...
These days, the green-washing on CBD products can be hard to navigate. New brands are popping up every day (which is super exciting btw). The vocabulary one needs to understand CBD-lined shelves is extensive to say the least. Brands are jumping in on the proven benefits of this recently legalized compound, however, not all ingredients in the cannabis plant are the same.
Truth be told, oftentimes, you’ll see the cannabis plant touted on a label, but the specific ingredient being used isn’t clear. There are 500 compounds, including 113 cannabinoids that come from the cannabis plant: CBD, CBN, CBG, THC, Hemp Seed Oil, and so on. Each oil individually carries their own unique benefits, which is why they are often used together. At Cannibabe, we strive for transparency and honesty in what our products offer. With much confusion still out there, we saw this as the perfect opportunity to iron out a few things.
the break down
WHAT IS HEMP SEED OIL?
extracted from the seed or from the stem of the cannabis sativa plant
contains 0% THC, trace amounts of CBD
high in omega-3 fatty acids
produced as food, ie: hempseed milk, granola, etc. Stalks of the hemp plant can produce clothing, rope, paper, fuel, home insulation... (the list goes on and on)
Hemp Seed Oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds.
WHAT IS CBD OIL (CANNABIDIOL)?
extracted from the flower or bud of the Cannabis sativa plant
legally produced to have less than 0.03% THC compound
produced for medicinal and therapeutic uses for chronic pain, mental health, and overall wellness.
The production of CBD oil uses the buds/flowers of the Cannabis sativa plant, which contain a higher concentration of CBD.
CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory in your body, reducing pain and inflammation. CBD works directly regulating the production of white blood cells being produced in your body. CBD has been used for centuries as a successful remedy for pain relief, muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, headaches, and to aid skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea - even sunburn and bug bites when used topically.
why the mixup?
With so much buzz & hype around this recently legalized compound, consumers are flocking to anything cannabis-related they can get their hands on. Some brands are jumping on the “green rush bandwagon” to sell cannabis-infused beauty products, while mislabeling — intentionally or not. Since CBD and sativa (hemp) oil come from the same plant, hemp oil is often incorrectly marketed as CBD.
Why would a brand do this? Simply put, the CBD industry is not federally regulated & consumers are willing to pay for CBD oil, which is more expensive than hemp seed oil. It’s easy for a brand to add hemp seed oil to a product, adorn it with cannabis leaf designs, and highlight the word “cannabis" to make consumers think they’re using a medicinal CBD product, while it doesn’t actually contain CBD. And while paying a premium too!
know your sh*t
How can you tell what you’re purchasing is actually CBD? It’s pretty simple. Check the ingredient list. Check the website. Check the lab test results. Hemp Seed Oil will be listed as hemp seed oil or cannabis sativa hemp oil, and even CBD. CBD will be listed as cannabidiol, full-spectrum hemp, hemp oil, PCR (phytocannabinoid rich) or PCR hemp extracts.
With no mandatory regulation requirements from the Federal Government, it makes it even more important to be an educated, savvy consumer. As CBD companies are currently not federally regulated, consumers must go the extra mile to do their homework.
It’s easy to fall into the “CBD Trend Trap” of purchasing just because it’s labeled with “CBD”or something resembling cannabis. Don’t do it. You can start with our products, our lab test results, and our brand as a whole.
If you have any questions about how to move forward with CBD or how to continue your CBD passion, let us know! We’d love to help you get started with Cannibabe.
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