Part one of our four-part series on CBD for the skin, mind, body and soul
As the largest organ in the body, our skin needs a helping hand to keep it clean, protected and hydrated. The things you put on your skin are as important as the nutrition you put in your body, and many of us are choosing natural ingredients over harsh chemicals to help our skin glow with pure radiance. Our skin does so much to look after us - like guarding us against daily toxins and pollution - so it deserves some extra special attention to show it love. And one natural ingredient loved by skin care professionals and consumers alike is cannabidiol - or CBD for short.
This month we are taking a deep-dive into terpenes - the fragrant compounds found throughout nature that give cannabis its unique scent. We look at the many uses and benefits of the terpenes found in our favourite essential oils, herbs, spices and fruits. We explore the therapeutic and healing effects of terpenoids for the skin (particularly for helping to soothe our summer skin) and how they have a synergistic effect with cannabinoids, working together to enhance the wellbeing effects. Although terpenoids are known allergens if over 0.001% we specially formulate our essential oil blend to ensure a low-level allergen content for some sensitive skins making for an even more blissful wellness experience.
Taking a deep-dive into phytocannabinoids, this article explores the main plant cannabinoids, CBD and THC, looking at the different uses and benefits of these cannabinoids. We also look at some of the other cannabinoids, such as CBG, CBN, THCV and CBC, harnessing the potential health benefits of the whole plant. By using broad-spectrum CBD in our products, we tap into the entourage effect of cannabinoids, and match this perfectly with a blend of specifically selected natural, organic oils for even more wellness potential.
Accessing medical cannabis in the UK
Since November 2018, cannabis-based medicines have been available in the UK through a legal prescription from specialist doctors. But despite overwhelming support, they are rarely prescribed on the NHS or outside of private medical practices, and are only accessible through a costly private prescription. In this special blog article, we’re celebrating our favourite plant, cannabis hemp sativa, and exploring its many medicinal uses, as well as looking at the current medical cannabis landscape here in the UK. We’ll take a look at how to access medical cannabis and get a private prescription, as well as link you to support organisations that can provide more information.
Our five basic senses - touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste - help us understand and perceive the world around us. But they can also do more than that. They can help us to enhance our experience by hitting each of the senses vibrationally. The words we hear and say have a huge impact on how we are. Saying kind words to others, and to ourselves is the form of positive self-talk, and has been shown to increase confidence, build mental strength, maintain physical health and improve quality of life.
Show yourself the love you deserve with some easy, natural and fun self care practices to bring peace, joy and good vibrations into your new year! To really tune into what the mind, body and spirit needs, we need to take the time to listen, and that’s where practicing self care comes in. Whether it’s tuning into the benefits of aromatherapy, or tapping into a healing sound bowl experience, making time for an act of self care sends a very powerful message energetically and helps us listen to that inner voice that we all have inside.
Throughout the plant kingdom there are hundreds of different types of plants that produce essential oils, such as lavender, lemon, peppermint and patchouli. Just as these plants and herbs add flavour to our food, their essential oils can also add some extra flavour to our health. The wellbeing effects of these oils are as wide-ranging as the plants themselves - from improved sleep and decongested sinuses, to clearer skin and increased energy. Anything that has ‘essential’ in its title must be pretty good, right?!
Nourish your skin whilst tapping into the energetic power of touch, words and frequency.
Beauty runs so much deeper than what’s on the outside. True beauty comes from our core. It’s an energy that glows from our being. A radiance that shines from our soul. We might not be able to put our finger on it, but there is something intriguing about our inner energy. And the key to it all is frequency.
Combining ingredients in a blend is nothing new. Most of the foods we eat blend ingredients to create new taste sensations. We blend fruits and vegetables to make smoothies. Even our coffee is blended. So why should our skincare products be any different?
From ancient China and India, to the Roman Empire, to the Middle Ages. From rituals in Central America, to farming during the Tudor times, to the motor industry in the U.S. Hemp has an interesting and vast history spanning millennia. We explore some of the uses for hemp throughout history, and consider what we can learn from our ancestors to make better use of this fascinating and versatile plant.