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Whether you apply it on your body or swallow a capsule, CBD-infused oils, lotions, and ingestible products are fast becoming lifestyle choices for many people.
CBD, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, has long been known for the many clinical benefits it offers consumers. It’s used to treat certain types of epilepsy, and many people swear by it for other conditions, including pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Many even give it to their pets.
Now, a number of Colorado companies are discovering that CBD has beauty benefits – and the bottom line. Some focus their business efforts solely on beauty products, while others have added them to their mix of wellness offerings.
Here are three Colorado companies that are finding myriad ways to help people incorporate CBD into their lives.
Blue Forest Farms
Trina Johnson, co-founder of Blue Forest Farms in Longmont, is passionate about the hemp plant. Materials from the fiber plant are fire and mold resistant and stronger than steel. It has more protein per gram than meat and has an SPF of 15. It can be used to make clothes, build houses, help people sleep, and relieve pain.
“It can save the world,” says Johnson, whose company recently launched a range of hemp CBD infused health and beauty products that use CBD derived from the genetics it develops on its 150-acre farm Has. “Once you’re into hemp, you just drink the Kool-Aid. Our mission is to have a CBD product in every hand, ”she adds.
However, BFF recognizes that CBD is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The company has developed a numerical system that helps consumers determine which of its products is best for them.
BFF’s CBD products numbered 01-06 can help with everything from relieving pain to providing a boost of energy. For example, consumers looking for pure CBD to help with pain, insomnia or anxiety can try BFF’s 01 True Hemp Oil, which promotes a sense of calm and balance, while Ink 04 Inspire combines CBD with other cannabinoids, to have an uplifting effect. energizing effect.
“Science is just beginning to study all of the different cannabinoids that the plant contains,” says Johnson. “They can be calming, anti-inflammatory, or help balance your mood. We’re trying to make it our new way of healthcare. “
In addition to these wellness products, BFF makes a line of CBD-infused beauty products that include a face and body scrub ($ 29.99), a facial serum ($ 49.99), and a body lotion ($ 59.99) containing 1,000 milligrams of CBD and contain Relieves pain and moisturizes the skin. It is believed that the scrub and serum can slow down the signs of aging and reduce inflammation to soothe irritated skin.
“I enjoy our beauty and personal care lines,” says Johnson. “And they work.”
After spending nearly a decade in the hemp and cannabis business, Eossi Beauty co-founders Shannon Kaygi and Rochonne Sanchez started their company to create affordable, high quality, highly concentrated CBD facial oil.
Eossis Facial Glow Oil # 8, which sells on the company’s website and in Wish Gifts stores in the Bonnie Brae and Happy Canyon neighborhoods of Denver for $ 49.95, contains 1,000 milligrams of CBD and can be used as a moisturizer, make -up remover or even can be used as a base for all-day lipstick.
“The game changes a little,” explains Kaygi. “You have to have this lower price to really be in the game. The higher the cost, the fewer people can afford it. “
Currently, the Glow Oil is Eossi’s only product, but the company is in the process of formulating and testing a line of cosmetics that will include products such as BB Cream, a light tinted moisturizer with an SPF. The company is also working on formulations for a body oil, a tattoo balm, and an oil for razor burn relief.
“All of our products are used for a wide variety of applications,” explains Kaygi.
Mary Jane’s Medicinals
Dahlia Mertens worked as a massage therapist in Telluride and was always interested in natural medicines and holistic health. She used a number of product lines in her practice and was passionate about natural products.
While helping out on a friend’s cannabis farm in California, Mertens began to understand the healing properties of cannabis. She began infusing it into massage oils for her clients’ use and soon developed a line of products called Mary Jane’s Medicinals.
Today Mary Jane’s Medicinals makes a range of THC and CBD infused themes ranging from ointments, lip balms, and lotions to massage oils, bath salts, and tinctures. The aloe lotion can be used as a moisturizer for the face and to relieve sunburn and reduce the appearance of sun and age spots. “When I get sun exposure, I apply the aloe lotion and it immediately turns brown,” says Mertens.
Subjects are a great way to introduce people to the healing properties of the cannabis plant. She notes, “Topics are a wonderful ambassador because rubbing an ointment on your skin is very different from smoking a joint. Older adults are open to ointments. I’ve seen a lot of people change their minds about cannabis. “
Mary Jane’s cannabis plants are grown outdoors using organic compounds. Rather than using a concentrate made from the extraction of one or two of the compounds from the cannabis plant, the Mary Jane infusion process uses the entire plant to maintain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes – the compounds that give cannabis its aroma .
“Our overall system process really tries to maintain the integrity of the entire system,” explains Mertens. “I don’t want to mess with the development of the plant. I want to honor the plant and it makes for a better product. “
Mary Jane’s also developed a line of CBD hemp called Mary Jane’s Botanicals that can be shipped to customers in states where cannabis is not legal. The Botanicals line is also based on Mary Jane’s whole plant infusion process.
“Tourists come and try the products and bring them home and run out, but we can’t send them to them. That’s why we brought out a CBD line so that we can offer them something, ”says Mertens. “It’s a good alternative when you’re in Mississippi and can’t get our products.”
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