CBD has been making the rounds all over many household and medical aspects, and for good reason.
This compound alone is powerful enough to act as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, and many other benefits it can bestow upon the body. This powerful compound’s effect is shown in a recent study, saying more than half of the participants find CBD to be working very well, and only 4% found it subpar. The others have found some changes in their body as per the claims of CBD.
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With that said, Cannabidiol is powerful to be used in any form it takes, but as a salve, what are the best ingredients for it? Many waxes and essential oils have their benefits, but in this article, we present the 5 top oils and wax to find in your CBD products.
But Wait, What Is CBD?
Simply put, Cannabidiol is the official name of CBD. It is directly derived from the hemp plant, a specie under the family Cannabis Sativa. This genus has 2 varieties, and hemp is one of them. The other one is the infamous unregulated illegal drug, marijuana. The difference between the two of them is simple.
While hemp is filled with cannabinoids, especially Cannabidiol, its sister species is bountiful in THC. THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol in longer terms, can be considered the sister compound of Cannabidiol. This compound is the culprit of leaving smokers of “pot” high. It is this reason alone that the government has assigned it as a schedule 1 drug. Sadly, even the schedule 5 Cannabidiol products have taken the fall for its bad reputation as well.
It is with this thought that companies have based their products on. Most if not all of them have manufactured THC-free cannabidiol and have placed it on the labels. Oils, hemp pre-rolls, edibles, and even salves, all of them are mostly THC-free. I mentioned mostly because some have placed some in their products for a very important reason. If you still do not agree with this, always remember to read the labels!
The reason for them placing less than 0.3% THC on their products is to trigger a biological phenomenon called the entourage effect. What happens here mostly relies on the presence of cannabinoids, like cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. They work together to give a more effective therapeutic experience to the user, and this amount is considered to be too small to induce a psychoactive episode. Still, it is discouraged by many customers.
The Top 3 Ingredients For CBD Healing Salve
1. Olive Oil
You might be surprised to see olive oil on this list. Olive oil is cooking, you say? Nay! Olive oil has amazing antioxidant properties that have anti-aging effects for the skin, and even prevents wrinkles. Along with Cannabidiol, they can both prevent free radical damage and even heal some of its devastating blows on the skin.
Other than this, olive oil has many vitamins in its arsenal, including Vitamins A, D, K, and the Vitamin of the skin, tocopherol (Vit. E). These vitamins will help give your skin some elasticity and glow and prevent any rashes or pimples to pop up.
2. Peppermint Essential Oil
What might be one of the most popular essential oils, Peppermint has been used by many aromatherapeutic and used because of its cooling effect on the skin. It can cure minor aches and pains, as well as be used for sunburns. It can also be used on minor burns because of its antiseptic properties.
Dating back to a thousand years before, peppermint was used in various fields, from cooking to funerals due to its scent.
Now, peppermints can be used in many conditions, such as IBS, the common cold, and headaches. This site: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits-effects studies peppermint and all its benefits and uses. Surprisingly, it also comes in enteric-coated capsules meant to be ingested.
3. Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel may be popularly known to be in cuisines, but its oil counterpart also has benefits to the skin. It is a strong antimicrobial and antioxidant that prevents tear and repairs the skin. This oil is also known to help with wound healing.
Other than that, Fennel oil is also known as a good antispasmodic. It can act as a muscle relaxant when placed on the skin. Its other vitamins (A, C, K) also support its work on skin integrity and elasticity. A stronger skin means a bigger potential to become flawless.