CBD oil for natural beauty remains a popular trend, with Forbes publishing: “The Hemp Business Journal estimated that the CBD market will grow to a $2.1 billion market in consumer sales by 2020”.1 CBD has been used medicinally and as a natural remedy for thousands of years, particularly for maintaining a strong immune response and acting as an anti-inflammatory2.
CBD oil also has some great qualities when ingested and used topically. Unlike the best known cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, tetrahydrocannabidoil (THC), CBD is not psychoactive and therefore won’t give you the same ‘high’ commonly associated with cannabis. So, first things first…
Is CBD Oil Legal?
You can rest easy that CBD oil is legal in the UK as long as it does not contain THC. When shopping for and using CBD oil, make sure you do your research to find out its origin. Ideally you are looking for locally sourced, organic and third party-tested CBD to ensure it is pure. Look for brands that have transparency with the sourcing of their CBD, like Wunder Workshop who publish an up to date CBD batch analysis from the production of all their CBD products.
CBD Oil for Natural Beauty
CBD is a naturally occurring substance that, once extracted and mixed with a carrier oil – like olive oil, coconut oil, turmeric oil – creates CBD oil, which can be used alone or alongside other plant ingredients in your natural beauty products. Researched benefits of CBD oil for natural beauty include boosting the immune system to fight invading pathogens, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and skin-soothing3.
Content 💚’s: Bybi Beauty CBD Booster is designed to slip into your existing natural beauty routine. With soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties, it will help make your skin feel less stressed and irritated, and will also make you less prone to break outs.
Content 💚’s: Wunder Workshop Turmeric CBD Oil Plus, which combines three of nature’s most potent ingredients – CBD oil, turmeric oil and olive oil – to create a daily wellness ritual. Combining olive oil with natural anti-inflammatories CBD and turmeric means the action of these latter oils is enhanced because they are highly lipophillic, thus combine better with fat than water. The addition of black pepper extract in this daily tincture is intended to further boost your inflammatory response.
Hemp Seed Oil for Natural Beauty
While CBD oil is fairly new on the natural beauty scene, hemp seed oil has been a common natural beauty ingredient for a while. It’s cold-pressed from the plant’s seeds, and thus doesn’t contain any cannabinoid compounds. High in antioxidants and omegas, hemp seed oil is added to natural beauty formulations to act as a moisturiser that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin. It can even be used on its own as a face oil.
Find it in instant-drying self tan come moisturiser Eco By Sonya Hempitan Body Water, as well as Ere Perez Papaya SOS Marmalade, a soothe-all balm for abrasions, skin freakouts, dryness, insect bites and scars. Josh Rosebrook is also known to infuse many of his natural beauty products with hemp seed oil, including the Active Infusion Serum, Nutrient Day Cream SPF30 (and the tinted version of this), the Hydrating Accelerator, and more.
Hark back a few decades and the only ‘sustainable’ clothing option you had was likely made from hemp. The fibre has been used in clothing for its strength, durability, wearability and absorbency. But perhaps the best part about wearing hemp clothing is that you need not worry about the environmental impact of micro-fibres from washing (or swimming), as hemp fibres have more chance of breaking down in nature over time – unlike synthetic clothing materials, such as polyester, that leach micro-plastics. Want to try hemp clothing? Natasha Tonic swimwear is at the forefront of reviving this material with her line of sustainable swimwear. Made from a combination of natural hemp and organic cotton. Natasha found hemp to dry as fast as polyester when exposed to the sun, with the added benefit of being antimicrobial.
1. Borchardt D. (2016). The Cannabis Market That Could Grow 700% By 2020. Retrieved 24th January 2019, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2016/12/12/the-cannabis-market-that-could-grow-700-by-2020/#32eac4384be1.
2. Nagarkatti P., Pandey R., Rieder SA., Hegde VL and Nagarkatti M. (2009). Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs. Future Med Chem. 1(7): 1333–1349.
3. Booz GW. (2011). Cannabidiol as an emergent therapeutic strategy for lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 51(5): 1054-1061.