CBD and hemp oil have become huge buzz words recently, with manufacturers rushing to add this amazing element to their products. With a growing number of discoveries of just how useful CBD oil and hemp oil can be, we’re seeing more and more products containing this beneficial ingredient.
If you are wondering how you can benefit from CBD, keep reading…
What Is CBD Oil?
CBD (also known as cannabidiol) is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana or hemp. The CBD oil is a mixture of the CBD isolate (pure CBD) + an oil like olive, hemp, or coconut. Don’t worry, CBD oil won’t get you high because it doesn’t have the mind-altering properties of marijuana’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content (they are sourced in different ways).Source: Paula’s Choice
It is also important to know that CBD oil is not the same thing as hemp seed oil. The two are often marketed interchangeably, but CBD oil is richly concentrated in cannabidiol, whereas hemp seed oil only contains trace amounts of cannabidiol, if any.
What Is Hemp Oil?
It should be noted that hemp seed oil is not the same thing as CBD oil. The two are often mistaken for being the same thing because of poor marketing. In fact, hemp seed oil only contains trace amounts of CBD, if any at all.
Hemp oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavor. The darker the color, the grassier the flavour. It should not be confused with hash oil, a THC-containing oil made from the Cannabis flower.Source: Wikipedia
Hemp extract is another name for CBD oil and is not the same thing as hemp seed oil.
We tried out a LOT of products with CBD and hemp oil in them to see what all the fuss was about. I put together a list of our top 15 favorites so you know what to have on your radar!
Pain Relief with CBD
If you’re looking for all natural pain relief, CBD oil and hemp extracts are a great and surprisingly effective option. I reviewed HempMeds Active Relief Roll On and Hemp Theory Pain Cream for 8 weeks to see how they worked and was surprised by the results!
HempMeds Active Relief Roll On is very similar to Biofreeze Pain Relief Roll On Gel but… more effective! While it’s 5x the price, I found it to be at least 5x more effective at relieving aches and pains than Biofreeze.
My favorite for pain relief is Hemp Theory Pain Cream. I had a lot of trouble with lower back pain and sciatica during the third trimester of my pregnancy. Hemp Theory’s Pain Cream became a necessity for my survival in addition to twice-weekly chiropractic care. I used nearly 75% of the tube in 8 weeks with 1-3 times of daily use. I noticed mild relief almost immediately and increased relief with half an hour. The pain-relieving effect seems to last for about 6 hours and I noticed when I needed to apply more!
Hemp Theory Pain Cream is cheaper than the HempMeds Roll On and I found it easier to apply to my lower back without assistance.
Overall, I would highly recommend both products as a great option for natural pain relief, especially during pregnancy when you don’t want to be putting chemicals on your skin.
Stress & Pain Relief with Hemp Oil
Three of us at The Fashionable Housewife reviewed multiple oral supplements with varying MG’s of hemp oil to promote relaxation and a sense of wellbeing.
16.7 mg CBD / Serving – Nature’s Script Hemp Extract Oil $99.99
10 mg CBD / Serving – Hemp Theory Hemp Extract Supplement $29.95
5 mg CBD / Serving – NatulabUSA Premium Hemp Oil $23.99
1.7 mg CBD / Serving – Dixie Botanicals CBD Hemp Oil Dew Drops $29.99
These were the trickiest to review and I did not do so scientifically! Three of us reviewed the hemp oils and found various results. Obviously, we saw more results with the higher mg’s per servings ones.
Nature’s Script with 16.7 mg CBD per serving was able to relieve arthritis pain, joint pain, inflammation, muscle pain, and growing pains in a teenager. The effects were equivalent OR more effective than a standard dosage of ibuprofen.
Hemp Theory with 10 mg CBD per serving was almost just as effective as Nature’s Script and will give you the biggest bang for your buck.
NatulabUSA with 5 mg CBD per serving was a great stress reliever. Reviewers noted it helped with general stress and anxiety, like yoga in a bottle with a calming cup of tea on the side. Nothing crazy, but definitely helped calm the nerves from the daily stresses of life.
Dixie Botanicals with only 1.7 mg CBD per serving was definitely the most delicious of all the hemp oils we tried and they have several flavors available. After trying stronger formulas, there were no noticeable “side effects” which may mean that this one could be appropriate for teens experiencing stress and anxiety from high school, work, etc.*
Natural Relaxation with CBD
Why buy from Nature’s Script iver the dozens of other companies out there offering products containing CBD oil and hemp extract? Simple because no matter whether you’re searching for joint and muscle support, pain relief, help getting a better night’s sleep or you just need an overall wellness boost, Nature’s Script’s has a solution for you with an affordable price tag.
They use organic CBD and only high-quality ingredients and natural botanicals from sustainable sources to ensure you’re getting only the best to put in and on your body.
Check out all of their health and wellness products on their website to learn more!
Beauty Products with CBD
Yes, you can get beauty products with CBD in them too! CBD is an anti-inflammatory so it’s great for treating acne while it’s antioxidant properties are great for aging skin and wrinkles. It also has substantial skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects that can help minimize skin sensitivity.
FOR YOUR FACE
Myaderm CBD Blemish Cream is an ideal treatment for acne-prone skin. CBD’s naturally inflammatory-reducing properties make for an ideal and effective solution for common skin issues like acne and even eczema. Myaderm’s vegan and gluten-free Blemish Cream gets to work on active breakouts! Its gentle formula infuses angry skin with much-needed hydration and skin-soothing ingredients like aloe, green tea, and coconut oil.
$25 (Shop Now)
FOR YOUR LIPS
Elina Organics CBD Line Eraser for Lips is a real treat for the lips. With hemp-derived cannabinoid extract (CBD) that has been encapsulated into liposomes made from organic sunflowers combined with anti-aging botanicals and natural peptides, you will see real, visible results right out of the box. It infuses your lips with hydrating, nourishing, and healing nutrients that will leave them soft and kissable. Best of all, there is no tingling sensation! I carry this one in my purse.
Be sure to get out their CBD lip gloss too, available in 3 perfect colors.
$34 (Shop Now)
FOR YOUR HAIR
Another winner from HempMeds is their amazing Nourishing Hemp Conditioner for hair. I didn’t get to try out their purifying hemp shampoo, they only sent us conditioner to review. However, I could instantly tell a difference in my hair after swapping out my regular conditioner for this one.
It definitely made my hair feel softer and more moisturized without weighing it down. Best of all, it’s natural, organic and safe to use on color-treated hair. It is well worth the hefty price tag as the results are salon quality. Plus it is made with ingredients you won’t find in your local drugstore conditioners. (They have body wash and body oil as well!)
$25 (Shop Now)
FOR YOUR BROWS AND LASHES
VEGAMOUR is proud to introduce the world’s first line of CBD serums for healthy hair, lash and brow growth. The line includes three serums as well as delicious gummies featuring micro-encapsulated CBD.
This new formula features the same powerful actives as Vegamour’s original hair serum with the added treatment-focus benefit of full-spectrum hemp. Studies have shown that when hemp oil is applied directly to the hair follicle, it can stimulate hair growth by helping to deliver more nutrients to hair follicles and removing harmful toxins.Click here to learn more —>
The boost of full-spectrum hemp allows for actives mung bean, red clover, curcumin and nicotiana benthamiana to increase the length of your hair’s growth cycle while strengthening and thickening your hair. Plus, the hemp oil works as an anti-inflammatory to soothe your scalp and follicles for maximum growth potential.
The result? A natural, effective, plant-based treatment that promotes new growth for stronger and healthier hair. Visibly increase hair density up to 50%, while reducing loss from combing and washing by up to 76% by month four!
This is perfect for postpartum hair loss when you lose a little all over or patches. It’s an effective natural treatment that will have your luscious locks back to their ravishing selves in no time!
If you want to learn more about CBD Oil for Hair Loss and Growth you can check out Vegamour’s blog.
*I’m not a doctor, obviously, so do your own research about products you are considering and ask your doctor about supplements if you have questions or concerns.