Taboo follows cannabis wherever it goes— but things are looking up for Miss Cannabis Sativa. With the forward progression of the 2018 Farm Bill, the already booming cannabis and skincare industries will continue to grow. The market value for CBD infused products is expected to increase to $2 billion by 2022, while the skincare industry has been a powerhouse for years and is approaching a $130 billion value for 2019. These numbers have many companies asking themselves, why not combine the two?
Several brands have started doing just that. Lotions, salves, oils, chap sticks, gels and even mascara infused with CBD or hemp seed oil are popping up all over. While the definitive benefits of CBD are still being studied, hemp seed oil is a popular ingredient in many products (including ours as a carrier oil). Hemp seed oil contains no cannabinoids and is extracted from the cannabis sativa plant seeds. The seed oil is rich in a multitude of essential fatty acids and is a natural moisturizer for your skin and hair.
For individuals seeking an alternative way to use cannabis products, soaking up the benefits of an infused topical might be your avenue. From athletes to the elderly, this type of product is becoming increasingly popular throughout the industry, especially for those who may never touch a vape pen, edible or joint. The soothing, nourishing and skin loving components of a hemp infused topical may aid in localized pain management, enhance the appearance of skin and assist in the healing for an array of mild skin irritations.
The appeal of hemp infused products comes from the low THC value (<0.3%) and high concentration of other popular cannabinoids such as CBD. These cannabinoids pose certain benefits to the human body through interaction with our body’s very own endocannabinoid system which is composed of messengers and receptors. This system works to maintain balance internally, despite changes in external environments. The receptors throughout our bodies play a vital role in regulating our physiology, mood, pain, appetite and emotional experiences. Through the application of a topical, the CB2 receptors in your body are targeted and the phytocannabinoids found in hemp are put to work.
Many of our very own family, friends and customers have found comfort and satisfaction with the aid of our topical creams. As previously mentioned, studies are being conducted and new information is regularly released regarding this plant and its beneficial properties. Hemp infused products shouldn’t be considered a panacea; as with anything, thorough research from reputable sources is important. Stay up-to-date with studies about cannabis and how it can continue to help us. These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
Over the course of the next few months, we plan to expand our topical selection to include a variety of products we think our customers will love! From moisturizers to bath time goodies, we are working hard to expand our product line. Follow us on social media @findhiddenlake to stay up to date on new product releases!
What are some of your favorite cannabis-infused topicals? Share your preferred products and your topical best practices with us!