This quick guide will tell you what you need to know about CBD and what others are doing to easily incorporate CBD into their practice.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a beneficial compound in hemp and cannabis plants. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and that material is then used to create CBD oil/tinctures and other CBD products. At Applied Botanics we use the “Complete Spectrum” model, because we extract and break down the CBD until it’s an isolate or powder. Isolate is 100% pure CBD. Then we use our patent-pending terpene blends and add them back into the isolate for the desired use. Terpenes are secreted oils that are derived from plants. Essentially, they’re everything you taste and smell in the CBD. They’re also naturally occurring as they are naturally created by plants as a repellent to ward off predators and attract pollinators.
There are over 100 different kinds of terpenes, all of which may have differing effects on you when consumed. For example, some terpenes may cause you to feel less pain, lower the feeling of stress, or even provide some sedative relief. Terpenes and CBD are a perfect combination for natural, real benefits. If you have more questions on terpenes, check out our blog on all things terpenes.
Is CBD Legal in the US?
The simple answer is yes. There are a few rules that CBD companies must follow. Since CBD is derived from hemp and (cannabis plants the THC) must be taken out or contain less than .03% of THC in the product. THC is a psychoactive drug that is illegal in most states. Applied Botanics CBD products are all 100% THC-free. We are certain because we send all of our products to a third-party laboratory accredited by the ISO and DEA. These reports are called Certificates of Analysis (COAs) and are provided on every product. Check out our current batch of COAs here. Any CBD product that is labeled as “Full Spectrum” will contain some THC. Also, it is important to note not all companies get their products tested by a third party, and those products may be more inconsistent bottle to bottle.
Benefits of CBD for Spas & Salons
Today more than ever people are looking for natural ways to pamper and treat themselves with self care. So why not use natural terpenes and the powerful benefits of CBD to aid in treatment? According to the ISPA, US Spa Business, 16 percent of spas incorporated CDB into their treatments.
Massage therapy is the most common way that spas are incorporating CBD into their treatments. CBD has natural calming and anti-inflammation properties which are perfect for a massage. CBD Facials are also becoming more popular in spas. What you might not know is that CBD has anti-acne and antibacterial properties as well. Similarly when using CBD for pedicures and manicures the antibacterial properties are very important.
Here are some examples of Spas using CBD:
Spa Anjali at The Westin Riverfront (Avon, CO) – You can get a 50 or 75 minute CBD massage.
Ildi Pekar Wellness Studio (New York, NY) – The spa known to give Miranda Kerr her glowing skin also provides CBD treatments. The CBD vibe facial uses the benefits of CBD and then uses electrical stimulation.
Bellacures (multiple locations) – Nail salon that uses CBD bath bombs for pedicures.
Modern Sanctuary (New York, NY) – Many treatments incorporate CBD-infused oils and balms into massages, acupuncture, and physical therapy.
At Applied Botanics we have a line of 5 different CBD products, all designed for different aspects of life. From sleep to anxiety relief we have you covered. When using CBD in a spa or salon we suggest our Comfort line of CBD products. Comfort has our patent-pending blend of terpenes specifically formulated to help with relaxation and general relief. Our Comfort CBD has 1500mg of CBD which is much higher than many other CBD brands out there. You can also trust that our CBD is of the highest quality. If you have any questions about how to integrate CBD into your Spa or Salon please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Applied Botanics Wholesale Site.