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    Comparing CBD Oil and CBD Salves by Fully Activated

    Comparing CBD Oil and CBD Salves by Fully Activated

    CBD Oil versus CBD Salves

    There are a wide variety of CBD products available with a number of applications.  Two of the more common products are CBD oils and CBD salves.  Many people will sway to one product or another that works best for them, but that doesn’t necessarily mean one is better than the other.  Some may prefer to add it to food, while others may want to massage it into their skin.  The choice is yours!

    There are a few key differences between using a salve and an oil:

     

    CBD Oil

    • Commonly found in a liquid form
    • Can be ingested orally, sometimes topically
    • Can be made into a wide variety of products
      • Tinctures, Capsules, Vape Juice, Topicals, Food Additives, etc
    • Typically has 1-3 ingredients:
      • CBD distillate
      • Carrier oil, most commonly MCT or coconut oil
    • May provide wider reach within the body
    • Can be made into a tincture with a small amount of alcohol extraction

     

    CBD Salve

    • Holds a solid form
    • Can be used topically for a more targeted/localized effect
    • Can come with a wide variety of ingredients:
      • Arnica
        • Herb used in natural remedies for bruises, sprains, and muscle soreness
      • Beeswax 
        • Helps hold the salve together with its higher melting point, can create a protective barrier on skin to reduce extreme drying and cracking without clogging pores
      • Coconut/MCT Oil
        • Quick drying oil that may benefit the skin and help moderate skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis 
      • Olive Oil
        • High in fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin A that can be quickly absorbed into the skin
      • Shea Butter
        • Regularly used in moisturizers, salves, and lotions to hydrate the skin
      • Essential oils
        • Common oil fragrances for products include calming lavender & eucalyptus, stimulating peppermint, and astringent tea tree or rosemary oils

    BOTH

    • Are derived from hemp plants using either Full Spectrum CBD Distillate or Pure CBD Isolate
    • Have a secondary base oil
    • Can offer a wide range of amounts of CBD to your body
    • Can be made gluten free

     

    While the basic ingredients are the same, it’s up to you to choose your own route on your CBD journey.  Both forms of application can contain the same amount of CBD, so consider whether you would like to apply something topically or take it orally.  Everyone has their own needs and experiences, and since we’re not doctors, we will leave the deciding up to you! 

    Full Spectrum CBD Salves May Save Your Skin This Winter With Herbal Studies Backed by Science

    Full Spectrum CBD Salves May Save Your Skin This Winter With Herbal Studies Backed by Science

    Does the winter have your skin begging for relief?   Is the heater making your skin dry and itchy?  It may be time to find a new body product that could combat your chapped skin and help regenerate new, healthy skin! 

     

    There are several factors that can affect your skin conditions in the winter:

    Cold

    When temperatures are cooler, some people can have issues with proper circulation.  In cold temperatures, the body restricts blood flow to the skin’s surface to conserve its heat.  This can cause skin to dry out quicker as less blood flow means less nutrients delivered to the surface of the skin.  Sometimes, cold can result in flaky, dry skin.

    Wind

    Have you ever heard of wind burn?  While may people think it is sunburn (see below), many people who are active outside in the winter can suffer from wind burn.  Your face can turn red and warm, and eventually ends up chapping.  This can commonly be seen around the lips, and may cause lips to split in extreme conditions.

    Heaters

    Well if the cold can be bad for your skin, how are heaters also bad?  Heaters have a tendency to suck the moisture out of the air, which affects the skin.  Also, switching between cold and hot air can confuse the skin and cause it to do funny things, like dry out.

    Sun Burn

    Can you really sun burn in winter?  You bet you can.  Many skiers don’t think to put sunscreen on during those gray winter days on the mountain, but with the bright white reflection of the UV rays bouncing off the snow, you’re getting a double whammy of UV (which causes sunburn and in severe cases, skin cancer) from above and below.  We also recently released our Burn Cream, which might be even better for sunburn that our Full Spectrum CBD Salve.

     

    When you find yourself under siege by the elements this winter, we can recommend some amazing products to help combat the every day attack your skin is facing.  There’s a number of reason why we recommend our full spectrum CBD salve! 

     

    Full Spectrum CBD Distillate

    Our salves include a wide range full spectrum CBD Distillate, with a number of potencies to choose from, you can find one that works best for you.  The benefit of using CBD distillate in our salves is that some studies have shown that distillate can offer anti-inflammatory properties for issues like arthritis and may help relieve pain.

     

    Calendula

    Calendula is a popular herb that has been known to encourage healing of damaged tissues.  When heat, cold, and dryness begin to affect the skin, we would recommend using something like calendula to help begin to repair any less-than-desirable skin issues.  This herb has also been shown to work as a skin anti-inflammatory.

     

    Lavender

    One of the most common herbs used to potentially promote relaxation and ease tension is Lavender.  Many claim that lavender can have a cooling affect on the body, which can help with the heat that inflammation can bring.

     

    Olive Oil

    While you’re probably used to putting this in a pan instead of on your skin, it might be beneficial to try in!  Olive oil can act as a topical antioxidant, rejuvenating the skin.  It is known to be high in vitamin E, which has commonly been used to help moisturize severe dryness like eczema or psoriasis. 

     

    Beeswax

    Beeswax is found in a number of body products due to its ability to act as a humectant.  Studies have shown that beeswax can help preserve skin’s moisture and hydrate skin cells.  For those of us who are winter adventurers, beeswax has been known to create a protective barrier on the skin that helps keep out toxins and reduces the effects of environmental issues like wind and cold. 

     

    Shea Butter

    Most people have used shea butter on their body in some way, shae-pe (ha!), or form.  It’s typically the lead ingredient in lotions and body butters, and it therefore seen as highly moisturizing.  This may be the extra moisture your skin needs after a windy day on the slopes!

     

    Arnica Oil

    Arnica oil comes from the homeopathic herb that has been known to help reduce inflammation and pain.  This addition in our full spectrum CBD salves can help to relieve pain from chapping and dryness, and might help encourage healing in the affected areas.

     

    We firmly believe in our salves because we put a number of ingredients that we believe have highly beneficial effects on the body.  Also, we like how soft they make our skin!  Want to try some for yourself?  See our Fully Activated Full Spectrum CBD Salves for sale here!