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Cannabis Cosmetics: What’s Allowed, What’s Not, and Where to Find Them

Cannabis in cosmetics is becoming a big thing all over the world, but what laws are there to govern the industry, and which parts of the plant can be used?

Much like nearly everything else pertaining to cannabis, different locations have their own specifications. In the US, for example, the FDA has made no official move to set regulatory standards for cannabis in cosmetics, though it has been spending time trying to get a handle on CBD in general. As of the last farm bill, industrial hemp with THC amounts of up to .3% is legal for industrial use, with some gray area over the use of cannabinoid preparations, which still mainly remain illegal.

When looking at regulation for something like cannabis in cosmetics, there are two main factors to consider: 1) the THC content, since nearly all cannabis cosmetics will be focused around CBD, and 2) which part of the plant is used for the raw materials, as some countries have different stipulations here.

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Cannabis Cosmetics in the US of A

An important thing to understand about the US is that the FDA, under the FD&C Act, isn’t required to approve cosmetic products or ingredients, with the exception of many color additives, and any substance that is prohibited or restricted otherwise.

In fact, most people have probably already noticed the message found on many herbal products that says “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.” The products they’re found on aren’t illegal, just simply not under regulation by the FDA, or legally requiring of it.

As of right now, no cannabis, or cannabis-derived ingredients, are specifically banned from cosmetics as they are not specifically addressed by the law. This doesn’t mean that such products get out of being up to code for all other requirements and regulations, even if not specifically mentioned.

A product also cannot make a medical claim, and if it does so, it can be considered a drug, and is in violation of the FD&C Act, for which the FDA can then take action against it, depending on if it sees fit. Having said all this, if the US does update FDA regulation to include specific cannabinoids for cosmetics, then production facilities would have to comply.

This lack of official regulation in the US hasn’t stopped companies based in other countries eager to get cannabis products out, from coming up with their own ways to get them on shelves in the US.

Sephora Makes Its Own Standards

When it comes to big business, not everyone wants to wait on official laws when the official laws are taking too long. In March, giant beauty retailer Sephora, based out of France, set its own standards for the use of CBD in its products.

All hemp products now sold through Sephora must comply with certain standards including: containing full spectrum or broad spectrum extracts with no isolates, being made from hemp grown in the US, having a certificate of analysis that can be viewed by the buyer, going through three rounds of testing to account for purity and contaminants, and complying with Sephora’s own standards which limit the use of certain chemicals.

Sephora is the first major company to come up with its own independent system of regulation. How this legally stands the test of time, is hard to say.

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Cannabis Cosmetics in the EU

The EU has its own perspective when it comes to regulating cannabinoids in cosmetics. According to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961) and European Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009, cannabis and cannabis extracts are prohibited from use in cosmetics, however, as CBD is not specifically mentioned in the Convention, it is not technically included in this.

Earlier this year, to deal with the ensuing gray area that has risen as a result of a booming CBD industry and insufficient regulation, the European Commission added both plant-derived and synthetic CBD to its list of approved cosmetic ingredients. It also stipulates that if plant-derived, it must come from hemp, or low-THC cannabis (max THC, .2%).  

The EU Cosmetic Ingredient Database further stipulates which parts of the cannabis plant are legal to use in cosmetic preparations. On a United Nations level, there are already certain restrictions, like not using resin from cannabis sativa, and that flower and leaf extracts are prohibited for use. As of right now, legally in the EU, only cannabis seeds and stems can be used for such products.

To make matters slightly more complicated, each member state of the EU also has its own laws, which are sometimes more extreme than standard EU regulation. These differences cause a disharmony in the EU, and can lead to trade disparities, like what is going on right now in France vs the EU. In this case, the question is about the ability to import and export CBD products freely across EU borders, so long as standard EU regulations are met.

What About the UK?

For a long time the UK operated under standard EU law when it came to many things, now it operates on its own again, but as of the present still uses the same general regulational standards. When it comes to cannabis in cosmetics, UK regulation is governed by The Misuse of Drugs Act – 1971, and 2001, and Regulation 1223/2009.

According to the combination of laws, cannabis seeds are not controlled, and the oils and extracts from them are legal for use in cosmetics so long as the finished product has been deemed safe. When it comes to cannabis leaves, the law states that while the leaves are a controlled substance (class B drug), purified solvent extracts can be considered not controlled substances so long as they don’t contain cannabinoids that are controlled substances (like THC).

Preparations cannot involve the flowering tops of plants. When it comes to the use of CBD itself in finished cosmetics, UK law states that pure synthetic and plant-based CBD are allowable so long as the CBD does not come from the flowering tops, does not contain any amount of a controlled substance including other controlled cannabinoids like THC, or has been qualified as exempt under the exempt product definition as per 2001 regulation.

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…And Canada?

Canada proses an interesting situation because of all the locations mentioned so far, it’s the only one with federal legalization. Even so, this does not automatically permit the use of all cannabis substances in all places. This is not the case at all. In Canada, the Cannabis Act was passed in 2018, which defines cannabis as all parts of the plant, and everything that comes from it.

According to Health Canada’s Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist for prohibited substances, cannabis is not allowed for use in cosmetics. On the other hand, industrial hemp in Canada is defined as cannabis with no more than .3% THC in the leaves and flowers, and is not included in the Cannabis Act. Derivatives of industrial hemp can be used in cosmetics so long as the THC content is 10 μg/g or less. For this reason, hemp seed oil is often seen as an ingredient listed in products on shelves.

How much sense this all makes is questionable at best. A full federal legalization for internal use makes the nit-picking of topical use ingredients almost funny, and just, wildly inconsistent. Of course, in the world of cannabis legalization, wildly inconsistent is practically a middle name, and nearly every country has it.

Where Can Cannabis Cosmetics Be Found?

Cannabis cosmetics can be found in tons of places at this point, though this isn’t to say that all of them are legal, or will remain legal. CBD cosmetics are popular in the EU, Canada, and the US, and anywhere CBD is legal, there are sure to be some cosmetic products, given the general gray area of not having set systems of regulation.

Of course, this could easily change. Later this year, WHO recommendations will be voted on, and this vote will determine whether CBD can be legally separated from the rest of the cannabis plant. Right now, particularly in places like the EU, there’s a lot of gray area and inconsistency. CBD products are coming out left and right, and though they may be legal by local regulation, this is in opposition to the UN’s Single Convention on Narcotic Substances which does not as of yet differentiate CBD from the rest of the plant.

WHO recommends removing CBD and scheduling it separately, thereby changing the laws that have been governing cannabis internationally since 1961. If the recommendations are not taken, a much harder stance can be taken on the use of CBD in general, regardless of where it is used. Considering how big the industry is, this could actually cause a lot of problems, and a lot of backlash from countries that no longer agree with the world stance.

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Conclusion

Essentially, any country that allows for the production of cannabis products, is likely to allow some kinds of cosmetics to be produced, even if they’re solely meant for export to more lenient countries. When it comes to production, the onus is on the producing country to meet the regulatory guidelines of the country of import. In this way, many countries can produce such cosmetics, while only a few might be able to legally accept them.

The vote on WHO recommendations will likely play a large role in the future of cannabis cosmetics. If the recommendations are taken (which I think they will be), it can be expected that CBD cosmetics will start showing up all over the place, with many countries loosening their laws to allow the market legally.

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European Regulators Slammed Over CBD Cosmetics’ Confusion

A Leading industry body is calling for clarification on the regulations around CBD in European cosmetics – as the market prepares for massive growth.

Earlier this year the European Union’s (E.U.) cosmetics regulators proposed a new classification for CBD; it did not go down well with the industry. It’s a confusing situation as the EU’s dictat relied on a strict interpretation of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (SCND) which classifies cannabis as as a banned substance.

Opponents of the ruling including the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) pointed out that CBD is not specifically referenced in this convention. 

Synthetic Cannabis For Cosmetics

In a bid to end this confusion the E.U. added new entries to Cosing – the EU Inventory of Cosmetic Ingredients – which outlawed CBD ‘derived from extract or tincture or resin of cannabis’ and approved ‘synthetically produced CBD’.


Non-Intoxicating CBD

However, in doing so, they missed the point on the use of cannabidiol or CBD – the non-intoxicating part of the cannabis plant. So, the EIHA and others objected to the outlawing of extracts etc ,pointing out the SCND’s banned ingredients list does not include ‘cannabis seeds or leaves without tops’.

They went on to say the use of CBD, derived from these parts of the cannabis plant, is not currently prohibited in Europe. And the EIHA wants the E.U. to treat cosmetics as most other CBD products in Europe are treated – having a THC content of less than 0.2%.

It says in a press release: “Given that the latest changes have been dictated by an alignment exercise between the (Single Convention) and EU regulations, it seems appropriate to underline the inaccuracy of this harmonization, as industrial hemp is clearly excluded from the scope of the UN Single Convention.

“As long as cosmetic products do not fall under the competency of Member States’ medicine and pharmaceutical regulations, there is no obligation whatsoever to prohibit their production, manufacture and use.”

So, as things stand in Europe, CBD in cosmetics should only come from from synthetic cannabis but this is not a view that is shared by the industry and it does not seem to be deterring business brand and product development plans.

The CosmeticDesign-Europe website reports how analyst Euromonitor’s head of drinks and tobacco Zora Milenkovic say that every major ‘beauty player will explore the potential of CBD-infused beauty… within the next five years’.

Meanwhile, in a press release Canadian cannabis firm Khiron Life Sciences announced E.U. cosmetic regulatory approval for seven Kuida CBD skincare products to be launched in the ‘sophisticated and growing European skincare market’.

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No Longer In Hiding, the Scent of Cannabis Joins the Perfume Counter

In marijuana’s march to mainstream acceptance, high-end fragrances are tapping into a desire for earthy, woodsy creations. “Reeking of weed” used to be a bad thing. Now high-end beauty influencers are embracing fragrances designed to highlight the aroma of cannabis. There’s one called Dirty Grass, an earthy $185 scent with 500 milligrams of hemp-derived CBD oil in each bottle. It’s the latest release from Heretic Parfum’s Douglas Little, the nose behind Goop’s all-natural fragrances. Another,…

Here are 7 Products for a CBD Beauty Routine You Can Actually Afford

If you’ve been tuned into the beauty-care world over the past few months, you know that cannabidiol (CBD) has made a major appearance in lotions, soaps, and more. With tons of products claiming that CBD-infused formula soothes inflammation, moisturizes deeply, and leaves you glowing, you’re probably wondering if it’s worth all the hype

Because beauty products are often not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there isn’t a ton of research about the use of CBD in these products. One 2016 study in Experimental Dermatology found that many non-psychotropic phytocannabinoids such as cannabidivarin (CBDV), similar in structure to CBD, have the potential to fight acne. The study was a continuation of a 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in which CBD was found to reduce inflammation and rapid growth of human sebocytes, cells that produce and release oil. Other research suggests that CBD can be an effective topical treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. 

There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence from avid CBD users about its benefits in skin and hair care, though it’s important to make a distinction between products that contain only hemp and products that contain CBD. Many cannabis-themed products contain only hemp oil, sometimes called hempseed oil or cannabis sativa seed oil. This is a perfectly good ingredient for beauty products, but if you’re looking to try CBD, you won’t find any in seed oils. 

If you’re ready to incorporate real CBD into your beauty routine, beware that these products can be fairly pricey, often costing $100 and up for a single serum or face cream. Fortunately, Weedmaps News created this CBD-rich daily routine that won’t break the bank. 

Cannuka CBD Eye Balm

This hydrating balm is perfect for reducing fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. Formulated with 15 milligrams of CBD, Cannuka Calming Eye Balm is made with natural and cruelty-free ingredients including manuka honey, shea butter, vitamin E, and rosehip oil. All of Cannuka’s ingredients are also sourced from farms in the U.S. and New Zealand. 

Price: $38

Emera CBD Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

If you’re hoping that your hair can also benefit from CBD, Emera has got you covered. Its hydrating shampoo and conditioner are designed to make hair stronger, shinier, and more vibrant. In addition to CBD, both products are formulated with botanicals such as chamomile, peppermint, eucalyptus, and avocado oil. 

Price: $25 each 

Saint Jane Microdose Lip Gloss

For those of us who like to feel a little bougie without actually spending a lot of money, Saint Jane’s luxurious gloss is a dream come true. It comes in five sparkly shades made of 100% non-toxic, vegan ingredients. Plus, it packs a punch with 50 milligrams of CBD that will keep your lipgloss poppin’ all day. 

Price: $28

Wildflower CBD+ Soap

Wildflower’s multi-purpose CBD+ soap can do it all — clear your skin, remove your makeup, and wash your hair and body. Each bar is made using full-spectrum CBD extracts and organic coconut oil, both of which fight bacteria and keep your skin hydrated. It comes in two calming scents: vanilla or lavender.

Price: $30 for a 3-pack

The CBD Skincare Co. Exfoliating Cleanser

The CBD Skincare Co. makes lots of awesome products, most notably its best-selling CBD Infused Exfoliating Cleanser. The deeply cleansing formula includes a skin-sloughing combination of glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids. These acids and the CBD work together to accelerate the skin’s renewal process and soothe your face at the same time. 

Price: $28

Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery CBD Cream

Loaded with CBD, essential oils, and cooling menthol, Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery CBD Cream helps revive your body and relieve occasional discomfort. The formula was created by Ph.D. chemists using only premium hemp grown in the U.S., and this cream might be your new favorite product when your body is achy and sore (read: every day). They offer two sizes: a 4 fluid ounce (about 120 milliliters) bottle with 50 milligrams of CBD and a 2 fluidounce (about 60 milliliters) bottle with 25 milligrams of CBD. 

Price: $20 – $36

Naturally G4U Be Well CBD Illuminating Facial Oil

Are you a skincare goddess or god always looking for something to make you extra glowy and radiant? Naturally G4U has the perfect product for you. Its Be Well CBD Illuminating Facial Oil features raw hempseed oil, pomegranate seed oil, and CBD to help soothe irritated skin and protect from environmental stressors. The oil uses only plant-based and vegan ingredients to brighten and refine your complexion without any irritating chemicals. 

Price: $25

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What to Look for, and to Look Out for, When Buying CBD Beauty Products

Pushing aside the likes of blue algae, moringa seed, and snail venom, cannabidiol (CBD) has become the hottest “it” ingredient in beauty and grooming products. Today, you can find CBD-infused bath bombs, body lotion, lip balm, and eye cream. The non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant CBD also is the star ingredient of a $125 facial serum and $18 bars of bath soap

Whatever beauty product you’re seeking, you can likely find a version with hemp-derived CBD, whether it’s an exfoliating cleanser, lavender sleep mask or a botanicals-rich shampoo and conditioner.

Makeup, too, is crowing about its CBD bona fides. Consider Milk Makeup’s CBD-laced Kush High-Volume Mascara and Saint Jane’s Microdose Lip Gloss.  

What some Wall Street analysts in the financial press dubbed the “beauty and the bong” industry, cannabis-infused beauty and grooming products are going to be a key part of the CBD market that Minneapolis-based investment bank Piper Jaffray estimated could be worth $50 billion to $100 billion in the next few years.

Luxury Beauty Serum by Saint Jane is among a rapidly growing cannabidiol (CBD)-based beauty products market. An investment bank estimates that these premium beauty products could bolster the overall CBD market to as much as $100 billion in sales in a few years. (Photo courtesy of Saint Jane)

What Dermatologists Say About CBD Beauty Products 

Dermatologists see value in CBD beauty and skincare products, too. Studies done on animals or on human skin cells have documented CBD’s effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory agent, and a 2017 overview of research that ran in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that cannabinoids including CBD might be effective in battling itches, rashes, rosacea, eczema, and even skin cancer. With CBD’s antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, and its abundance of amino acids, some experts believe that it just might live up to its hype as a powerful tool against acne, wrinkles, and other signs of skin damage or aging.  

Dr. Adam Friedman is a professor and interim chair of dermatology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., as well as the director of the school’s translational research. That means he’s charged with applying the findings of studies like the ones cited here to practical therapies and treatment.

“I think there’s tremendous potential for CBD,” Friedman said. “The molecule binds to so many different receptors and is so biologically active, we know it can be helpful for inflammation, itch, and pain. From a dermatological point of view, the question is how much is needed and what’s the best way to deliver it? The explosion in CBD has happened much faster than any regulatory body can handle and because of federal limitations to studying cannabis, the science is way behind where it needs to be.” 

Dr. Vicki Rapaport, a dermatologist in Beverly Hills, California, is equally optimistic and just as eager to see more clinical studies on humans and not just their isolated cells in a lab. 

“My patients are already all-in on CBD beauty products, and CBD does appear to have serious benefits, she said. “That said, studies have been few and far between. It’s very exciting and I’m hopeful that the pace of research will pick up and in the next couple of years, we’ll have science-driven evidence of what’s effective.” 

One reason for dermatologists’ embrace of CBD is that it aligns with their primary concern as physicians: Namely, do no harm. “There is no lethal dose of topical CBD,”  Rapaport said. “You can’t overdose on it.”

Friedman added that since CBD molecules are highly lipophilic, or “fat-loving,” most will get trapped in the outer layer of the skin, where they can protect against water loss, helping to help keep skin hydrated and plump. “We know that if you put a good moisturizer on your skin,” he says, “that alone will improve the feel and texture of the skin and, as a barrier to the outside have some anti-inflammatory benefit.”

Among the skin-care line of Cannuka is an $18 bar of soap containing cannabidiol (CBD). (Photo courtesy of Cannuka)

How to Shop for CBD Beauty Products

If CBD beauty products don’t pose a risk to your health, they might do a number on your wallet. The FDA has warned that many products don’t contain the amount of CBD that they claim. In Wisconsin, the news team of Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT-TV did their own investigation, sending 20 CBD products purchased locally to labs for analysis. The results: Only six products had at least 75% of the CBD they claimed; eight products had less than 25%.

Will Kleidon, founder and CEO of the CBD brand Ojai Energetics and chairman of the California Hemp Council, said that in the largely unregulated world of CBD products, consumers need to educate themselves on how to get “the most bang for their buck.”

That begins with choosing brands that have their products tested by an independent third-party lab. Those results will ensure that every batch contains the CBD that’s claimed, and doesn’t contain the things you don’t want, such as pesticides and contaminants.  

You’ll also want to scan the ingredients label for terms like “full-spectrum CBD” or “full-spectrum hemp,” “CBD oil” or “CBD extract.” If you see the terms “cannabis sativa oil,” “hemp seed oil,” or “hemp seed extract,” that means the product has been made from the seeds of the hemp plant, rather than the whole plant, including leaves, flowers, and stalks. Hemp seeds contain little to no CBD.

 “The cannabis plant produces over 418 compounds,” Kleidon said. “While CBD might be the trumpet section, what the body needs is the trumpet section playing with the whole orchestra.” He added that when it comes to skin benefits, a little CBD goes a long way and a product that boasts a high dosage might not be more effective than one with about 100 milligrams of CBD.

California-based Ojai Energetics makes CBD-infused coconut oil and a full-spectrum hemp elixir. The brand’s founder and CEO advises consumers to look for the words “full spectrum,” which means that all parts of the plant are used and are likely to contain CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids. [Photo courtesy of Ojai Energetics]

Keep in mind that cannabis or hemp seed oil can be a fine plant-based emollient, one that won’t clog pores in a skin cream, and might help your mascara glide on without clumps. “So many patients want natural, botanical products, and if you like the way a formulation with hemp seed oil feels and smells, there are benefits to that,” Rapaport said. But, she added, you probably don’t want to pay a premium for those seed oils. 

If you are going to invest in a luxury CBD beauty product, Rapaport suggested making it one that you sleep in, such as an overnight serum. Friedman added the caveat that a higher price point doesn’t necessarily mean higher quality.

“A product might be expensive because of a big marketing budget or a fancy bottle,” he said. “Instead of looking at packaging, look for a product where the CBD is the component that’s doing the heavy lifting; that means a relatively short list of ingredients,” he said. “I get concerned when too many things are thrown into a skin-care product. Some of those active ingredients may break down the CBD or inactivate it.”


Feature image: Cannabidiol (CBD) promises therapeutic effects outside of the body as well as inside. Skin-care and grooming products makers are broadening their lines in what’s called the “beauty and the bong” market in the financial press. (Kalcutta/ Shutterstock)

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Could Hemp Seed Oil Be The Key To Strong And Vibrant Hair?

With the rising popularity of CBD for treating things like anxiety and insomnia, there are those who also swear by it when it comes to hair care. Does CBD and hemp oil really make hair shiny and vibrant?

CBD is the compound in cannabis and hemp associated with calm and well-being. It’s also thought to be useful for the treatment of anything from mental anguish to epilepsy, and many things in between. CBD creams, balms and scrubs have been on the market for a while now, and those who love them won’t use anything else at bathtime.

And while most people have been focusing on CBD for anxiety and sleeplessness, some people are walking around with extra shiny and robust hair; apparently. But it’s not exactly down to the CBD specifically, rather it’s thought be due to the remarkable things inside hemp seeds.

According to Kevin Wachs, CEO of Earthly Body, (who also own Emera) “CBD oil contains all 21 known amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein,” he said according to The Zoe report. Wachs, who is proud of the new line of CBD shampoos and hair care products, added, “Because of that, it helps to build up collagen and elastin, which are essential to hair strength.”

And while he is correct that there’s a connection between enough protein and good hair, there’s no scientific evidence that CBD is some wonder remedy for a dry scalp or a receding hairline. Besides, when it’s referred to as CBD Oil, it really means to connote hemp seed oil.

CBD is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins are considered to be the ones that protect from “pollution-induced free radicals,” according to Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, a dermatologist from Miami. It’s also a fact that CBD contains high and balanced amounts of Omegas 3,6 and 9, which helps to moisturize hair and keep it hydrated and potentially looking shiny. There’s also the fact that CBD could help to preserve hair color. According to Ciraldo, “Additionally, one of the amino acids in CBD Oil, tyrosine, helps to maintain hair color,” she said.

CBD and hemp seed oil is certainly not bad for the skin or hair, but how good is it? It is considered to be regenerative for skin, and that helps when the scalp gets dry or irritated. Some doctors even believe that CBD has been proven to stimulate hair growth, although there are no clinical studies to date to that end. One doctor familiar with CBD said it could help with thinning hair. 

“People with receding or thinning hair may benefit from CBD use,” Dr. Eshan Ali, the Beverly Hills Concierge Doctor, said. But not all CBD hair products are the same, and you need to know what you’re looking for before you go spending your hard-earned cash.

Your first port of call should be the ingredients list printed on the label or bottle. If you want to benefit from the alleged benefits of CBD for hair, it will need to contain hemp seed oil. This oil is made from the seeds of hemp and crushed down into an oil much in the same way as olive oil is made. If the product only says it contains hemp extract or hemp, or even just CBD, then it might not contain the hemp seed oil which is where the gold’s at.

For now, it remains to be seen whether or not CBD and hemp seed oil really are effective for treating thinning hair, dry scalp, or just for having healthier looking locks. The proteins and Omegas contained in them are considered to be healthy for humans in general and could help with hair issues, but it’s unclear if it works the same for different people as well as the amount of oil in the products.

This and many other factors make CBD hair products sound more like hype and marketing than anything else to many people. Only once more substantial research is carried out on hemp will people have a clearer picture of its health benefits. Until then, it’s really just a case of trial and error for the most part.

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Check Out These Amazing DIY CBD Skincare Products

Feeling creative? Why not try to make your own CBD Skin Products? It’s simple, fun, and your skin will definitely thank you for it. 

CBD oil has so many amazing benefits for our bodies. Internally, it can help with chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, stress and even symptoms of menopause. On the other hand, when we use CBD products on our skin, it can improve the condition of both dry and acne-prone skin, as well as fighting off signs of aging.

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If you make your own products, you don’t have to worry about the ingredients

When used topically, cannabis products interact with the Endocannabinoid receptors found in our skin. This can help reduce pain associated with muscle aches, wounds and also conditions like arthritis. To briefly sum up the endocannabinoid system (ECS), it’s a system of receptors found in our bodies which respond to the cannabinoids like CBD which come from the cannabis plant. Research has shown that this system holds the ability to regulate pain and even regulate our hormones. It’s for these reasons that the ECS is so responsive to the use of cannabis topicals.

Cannabis skincare is a huge trend in the wellness industry right now. However, if you don’t want to shell out on expensive products, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s surprisingly easy to make your own. What’s even better is that these DIY methods use natural ingredients and are free from synthetic chemical nasties which can further irritate your skin.

We’ve created a round-up of three DIY CBD recipes, which use natural ingredients that ensure you’ll reap all the benefits nature has to offer.

CBD Sugar Scrub

There’s no better feeling than freshly exfoliated, smooth, supple skin. Here’s how to incorporate the skin-saving properties of CBD into your own DIY body scrub that uses only natural ingredients.

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CBD sugar scrubs exfoliate and moisturize at the same time

Ingredients:
¼ Cup Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Cup Brown Sugar
5-10 Drops essential oil of your choice (you could use lavender, lemon oil,
10 drops CBD Oil of choice

1. Melt your coconut oil either by gently heating it in a warm oven or in the microwave (we prefer the oven)
2. Add the olive oil to the coconut oil and stir until fully combined
3. Mix in the brown sugar 
4. Once everything is combined, add between 5 & 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice (depending on how strong you want the scent).
5. Add in your CBD oil and gently combine.6. Store the scrub in your jar of choice. We recommend using a mason jar, as the extra tight seal allows the product to be stored for longer. 

Now it’s time to get your scrub on! The best time to do this is after you’ve cleansed in the shower, so that your skin is freshly prepped.

Using circular motions, apply the scrub and use gentle pressure to massage it into your skin. In order to let the oils do their magic, we recommend leaving the scrub on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off. 

CBD Salve

CBD salve is a great option for dry skin or to use as a topical cream to relieve pains associated with conditions like arthritis. They’re slightly different from CBD lotions but pack a similar set of benefits for your precious skin. To make your own CBD salve you will need:

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CBD salves are extra nourishing for dry hands and feet

Ingredients
1 Cup of the oil of your choice (Coconut, olive, almond and grapeseed oil all work well)
1 oz. Beeswax (vegans can also use soy wax instead)
300ml CBD Oil or 3g CBD Isolate
Optional: Essential Oils of your choice. Try to pick essential oils for your particular skin/health concern.

1. Gently heat the oil and beeswax together. You can do this either in a double boiler or by filling a saucepan with boiled water, floating a glass bowl on top of it and then placing the oil and beeswax inside this glass bowl.
2. Over a lower heat, add the CBD oil or Isolate and gently stir to combine.
3. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool down.
4. If you’re choosing to add essential oils, do this while the mixture is cooled but not yet solid. Mix to incorporate. 
5. Pour the salve into your jar of choice and allow it to completely cool before putting the lid on.

CBD Lotion

DIY CBD lotion is quite similar in nature to making CBD Salve. The main difference is that lotions use the addition of water and less oil to get a more fluid, spreadable consistency. The recipe is as follows:

diy cbd

CBD lotion is amazing for your skin

Ingredients
¾ cup distilled water
¼ cup oil of choice (coconut, almond, olive, grapeseed etc.) 
0.5 oz. beeswax (or soy wax if you’re vegan)
300ml CBD oil or 3g CBD isolate
5-10 drops Essential Oils of your choice

  1. Heat the oil and beeswax together using the methods we talked about in the CBD salve recipe – either using a double boiler or a saucepan and glass bowl combo. 
  2. Add in the CBD oil or isolate at a low heat, being careful not to overheat the mixture. 
  3. Take the mixture off the heat and let it cool slightly. Now it’s time to add your essential oils.
  4. Slowly add distilled water until the lotion reaches your desired consistency. Make sure you do this step before the mixture has gone completely cold. 
  5. Pick your favourite jar and pour in your cream. Again, we suggest using a glass jar with a tight lid. 

As CBD is great for a multitude of skin types, you can apply this lotion to every skin type, from skin suffering with acne to eczema-prone skin. You can also use this lotion as a topical for pain relief.

So there you have it – three easy-to-make CBD skincare products that you can create in a matter of hours. Got a recipe for DIY CBD Skincare which you’d love to share? Write it in the comments below!

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Tilray to Acquire Hemp Food Company Manitoba Harvest for up to C$419 Million (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Report: Largest marijuana firms already control most of Canada’s adult-use market (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Politicians Ask FDA For Guidance on CBD – By Friday (Green Market Report)


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// Bill that would allow smokable medical pot advances in Florida Senate (Tampa Bay Times)

// Lawmaker says SC medical marijuana bill sensible (WJBF 6 ABC)

// ‘Cannabis beauty’ is becoming a real category as Sephora, others promote CBD-infused products (CNBC)

// Maryland lawmakers to study legalizing recreational marijuana in 2020 with state law or by referendum (Baltimore Sun)

// This University of Michigan class is teaching the science of cannabis (Michigan Live)

// Two More Governors Call For Marijuana Legalization During Budget Speeches (Marijuana Moment)

// Marijuana Decriminalization Narrowly Rejected By North Dakota Lawmakers (Marijuana Moment)


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