CBD LIP BALM BENEFITS, SAFETY, & EFFECTS
Kirsten Thornhill |
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD LIP BALM?
These days, you can find CBD in almost every product imaginable. But is it possible this hemp-based nutrient might nourish your luscious lips?
The short answer is absolutely. The long answer requires a bit of understanding about how CBD works with your body.
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Why are folks throwing out their old chapstick and switching to ours?
- CBD has been shown to help reduce irritation, while also providing antibacterial and antioxidant support.
- The beeswax, aloe vera, and shea butter combine perfectly to moisturize your lips on a cellular level.
- Vitamin E is a powerhouse for the skin that nourishes your lips while reducing irritation, increasing moisture, and blocking sun damage.
- It's hard to compete with the fresh mint scent. Fair warning: your significant other may feel the sudden urge to kiss you, just to get a taste.
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Okay, back to the science...
WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL?
Before we dive into the scrumptious world of lips, let’s first explore the wonderful, magical herb, aka the cannabis plant.
There are well over 100 phytocannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, but the most commonly talked about and researched phytocannabinoids have been tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), amongst others.
The cannabis plant is a broad term hugging and including the hemp plant and marijuana plant. Think of cannabis as an ice cream cone and the marijuana plant is chocolate ice cream and the hemp plant is vanilla ice cream - you can pick and choose which flavor you want, you know?
Apply that concept to CBD now. Cannabidiol can be derived from the hemp plant or the marijuana plant. CBD that is hemp-derived contains 0.00% THC, commonly referred to as a broad-spectrum CBD. However, CBD that is marijuana-derived may contain 0.3% THC or greater can be referred to as full-spectrum CBD (it depends on the extraction processes that do or don’t occur).
THC is a compound within the cannabis plant that creates a “euphoric” effect or “high” feeling. CBD, on the other hand, does not get you “stoned” or have you feeling “high”.
Anyways, CBD is much like the sprinkles that go on top of the ice cream - you’ve picked your cone (cannabis), you’ve picked your flavor (vanilla hemp or chocolate marijuana), and now you’re ready for all the sprinkles (CBD). Yum! Ready to reap the benefits?
Much like how you get ice cream all over the place - your face, your shirt, dripping down your hands, cooling your esophagus as it goes down into your intestines, not to mention, your lips are too covered in ice cream. How does it feel? Is it sticky and dry?
So remember that CBD ice cream cone we just talked about? Hold onto snack that below!
LIP BALM: AN OVERVIEW
What? How? Who even thought of this? Is this something we didn’t know we needed all along?
Before I answer that, let’s talk about lips first. Not sealed, ready to apply!
The lips are a central defining feature of our face, they look different than our surrounding facial skin. Similar to other features of your face, lips are affected by the aging process as well. Over time, your lips can become thin and flat, appearing “less attractive”.
Products that enhance and effectively protect your lips are desirable agents for everyone, right?
WHAT CAUSES RED, DRY, & CHAPPED LIPS?
Severely crack or dry lips are usually caused by numerous factors:
- Exposure to environmental factors
As a result of poor skin function, lips are highly exposed to environmental effects, including sun, wind, smoking, and changes in temperature.
If you aren't drinking enough water for your bodily functions to work smoothly, you may be dehydrated. Dehydration may occur also by excess alcohol consumption or drinking too much coffee.
The lips form an extension from our mucosal membrane to our outer skin. Lips have only a thin layer of stratum corneum, low moisture capacity, and have poor skin barrier function, by nature.
According to Trookman and colleagues, the red coloration of lips is believed to result from a combination of translucency of the tissue and a decreased density of keratin, allowing the underlying capillaries to be observed. Hence, red lips.
These factors may cause the lips to become chapped, dry, and dull in their natural reddish color.
Nonetheless, topical products have emerged as a novel anti-aging agent, clinically showing decreased appearance of wrinkles and stimulation of collagen.
WHAT IS CBD INFUSED LIP BALM?
We’ve got a pretty stable basis now of lips and just how important they are to our face.
So tell me more about CBD infused chapstick already!
When using a chapstick or lip balm “spiked” with CBD, the cannabinoids work alongside other ingredients to moisturize your dry and damaged lips (beeswax helps too here).
A triple-board certified dermatopathologist, Gretchen Frieling, MD, states, “With a well-made CBD chapstick, the CBD oil will seal moisture in your lips, preventing them from becoming dry or flaky.”
You can think of CBD chapstick as a topical lip balm. Much like how you can apply our Muscle & Joint Stick to your sore or injured areas, you can also apply the lip balm directly onto your dry and chapped lips. Simple!
CAN IT GET YOU HIGH?
Not likely. If the CBD chapstick is derived from the hemp plant it typically will have 0.00% THC. However, if the CBD is derived from a marijuana plant, it may have up to 0.0% - 0.3% THC. A very very minor trace, if so. Since CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, it won't get you "high."
Since all of Nanocraft's broad spectrum hemp oil is third-party tested to contain 0.0% THC, there is zero chance you will experience a high of any kind. Unless having healthy lips is something that usually makes you high.
HOW DOES CBD CHAPSTICK WORK?
CBD infused lip balm does this by acting as an antibacterial and antioxidant. It can help the skin stabilize free radicals and better protect itself from elemental overexposure.
Ingredients matter. Does your chapstick have beeswax? Essential oils? Aloe vera? If you aren’t sure, I’ll take you chapstick shopping next time!
Look for cannabidiol chapsticks that have natural ingredients, beaming with benefits. We’ve got you covered. Essential oils? Check. Beeswax? Check. CBD? Check. Sunscreen Protection Factor (SPF)? Check. Aloe vera? Check.
CBD is an all-natural, non-toxic compound that has been consistently shown, across clinical studies, to be widely considered safe, generally well-tolerated by animals and humans alike, with no reinforcing attributes, with anti-anxiety, anti-depressive symptoms, and pain reducing agents.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OUR CBD LIP BALM?
It’s the parts that made up the whole, right? Each ingredient matters, when you bake a cake, for instance, so the same should go for your chapstick.
In a general sense, CBD extract lip balm works to moisturize dried and damaged lips. So what else is in chapstick?
Simply, beeswax comes from bees. The worker bees produce honeycombs of this wax in order to store the colony’s honey supply. Beeswax makes for a great base for lip balm because it’s a natural exfoliator as well as helping be a protective layer on the skin.
Aloe barbadensis, aloe vera, is a popular holistic medicine that has been around for centuries! The gel that is contained in the aloe vera plant is one of the most beneficial and bioactive compounds, including being rich in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants.
It’s known for its antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties, helping treat wounds and skin irritations.
BROAD SPECTRUM CBD
The wonderful thing about broad-spectrum CBD is that it contains 0.3% THC or less. You'll reap all the benefits of the cannabidiol without the possibility of feeling a "high" from THC.
Our high bioavailability, nanoemulsified Pure Broad Spectrum CBD is a great option for those looking for a THC-free option.
Check out our selection of CBD oil drops.
You can think of vitamin E as being an Enormous powerhouse antioxidant. From helping protect your cells from damage to reducing free radical damage to slowing the aging process of your cells, vitamin E is stellar!
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), vitamin E is involved in immune function, cell signaling, and other metabolic processes.
Obviously, every chapstick may contain different ingredients, depending on their target flavors, textures, etc.
WHY IS CBD LIP BALM SO EFFECTIVE?
It would be nearly impossible to find a CBD lip balm that contained only CBD. Most skincare products need something called a carrier. Here at Nanocraft CBD, we take pride in only utilizing the most natural ingredients possible.
We have found that utilizing beeswax and coconut oil as our carriers enables the broad-spectrum CBD to be held in place, allowing you to maximize the absorption of your application.
HOW DOES NANOCRAFT CBD LIP BALM DIFFER FROM OTHERS?
Now to the juicy goodness: Nanocraft CBD Lip Balm.
Our chapstick contains broad-spectrum CBD, derived from phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp, providing with you antioxidant, antifungal, and antibacterial protection. Created with soothing botanicals to calm your skin, you’ll reap the benefits in more ways than one.
Our CBD Lip Balm is made with natural beeswax, vitamin E, aloe vera, shea butter, cocoa butter, mint flavoring, unique terpenes, and not to mention 25 mg of calming broad-spectrum hemp oil.
Here are four reasons Nanocraft CBD’s Lip Balm stands out from others:
1. SOOTHING ESSENTIAL OILS AND CALMING HERBS
We include all natural ingredients because we only want the best for you! Soybean oil, sunflower oil, and hemp oil create a beautiful blend of flavors, with all the hydrating nutrients.
2. MADE FROM ORGANICALLY GROWN HEMP
Every product Nanocraft creates starts with our natural proprietary strains of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. All of the hemp we use is grown in nutrient-rich soil in Colorado. Our farmers operate under strict guidelines and use only 100% organic practices.
We take advantage of a state-of-the-art farming process. Not only does this enhance the quality of our natural proprietary strains, but it also ensures our products are safe, regulated, and unsurpassed in their potency and consistency.
3. THC REMOVAL AND REFINING
One of the most important steps in the process is to remove even the most minute traces of THC.
We use a proprietary technology to remove unwanted compounds still present in the oil. These compounds include wax, chlorophyll, plant pigments and trace amounts of THC. It is then “washed” and “polished” to create the highest quality, zero THC, broad-spectrum CBD oil available.
4. CONVENIENT ON THE GO SIZE
Nanocraft CBD Lip Balm is small, compact, and sleek in look. Customers rave over the convenient size and quick application. Not to forget to mention, the soothing, calming, minty taste!
CBD LIP BALM: FINAL THOUGHTS
Now that you’ve got the full run-around about cannabidiol infused lip balm, I can almost guarantee that you’re locked in and ready to give it a go!
If you’ve been thinking about making your leap into trying CBD, this is a great topical way to get yourself “smooching” into relaxation and hydration.
The lip balm benefits are there, the natural benefits are too, what’s holding you back?
*DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It does not exploit or provide medical advice of any kind. Therefore, any reliance you place on the information below is strictly at your own risk. Please check with your medical provider before starting or changing a CBD routine.
Nanocraft SciencesContent Writer | Exercise Specialistic | Lifestyle Medicine AdvocateKirsten Thornhill was born and raised in a small farm town in Northern California. Kirsten graduated with a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University. She is very passionate about human physiology and the metabolic and nutritional adaptations that occur during exercise in active individuals and athletes. Kirsten has specialized in teaching clinical and practical exercise and rehabilitation applications. She enjoys educating and informing people on the importance of lifetime movement, holistic and lifestyle medicine, and health research and development. Her passion for alternative medicine enables her to strive when promoting health and education.
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