The commercialization of cannabis is upon us. It comes hand in hand with legalization. For centuries medical communities have known of the healing aspects of marijuana, but the institutional health and wellness community could not afford to officially be associated with cannabis ingredients. All that has changed as states continue to legalize and the federal government decriminalizes. Cannabis is becoming a regular in the ingredients for health and beauty products.
Some big brands like The Body Shop adopted a progressive philosophy, introducing cannabis ingredients into beauty products. The two important ingredients in the cannabis sativa plant are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The oil that comes from the cannabis seed is the main ingredient for many a hemp based health and beauty product.
The facts are that you will not get high from these products, but you will be able to take advantage of the natural healing benefits of this unique plant. These products do not make you fail a drug test. Non-psychoactive, cannabis-infused lotions and potions are absorbed, not through the blood stream, but right through the skin. The body absorbs the antioxidant benefits of cannabis, and a source of multiple vitamins.
In the East, the practice of of mixing marijuana infused ingredients into beauty regiments is centuries old, but western countries are just discovering these products.
Hemp Heavy Duty Body Moisture Protector by The Body Shop
They are the original big-name brands to market hemp products. The Body Shop embraced the marijuana health and wellness movement.
The packaging feels like it may have been done by the same marketing group that handled the amazing launch of music legend Willie Nelson's recreational marijuana brand, Willie's Reserve.
Today, Willie Nelson’s lifelong career finds him in a place that not even prohibition could detain him from; and that is in cannabis advocacy. Willie’s Reserve pays tribute to Willie Nelson’s storied career as a traveling troubadour.
Original Herbal Body Moisturizer by Hempz
Hempz Moisturizer is infused with Pure Organic Hemp Seed Oil. Mixed with natural extracts to improve skin hydration and nourishment. "Hemp Seed Oil is one of nature's richest sources of Essential Fatty Acids and Key Amino Acids containing natural proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, vital for healthy skin conditioning."
Citrus Pure-Castile Bar Soap by Dr. Bronner's
Infused with the famous Dr. Bronner’s traditional hemp castile base, this shaving soap really is better on the skin of the legs and the face after a shave. It leaves the skin feeling naturally soothed and protected from razor burn.
"Dr. Bronner’s is synonymous with Old World quality and time-honored simplicity, which can be traced back to the family’s German-Jewish soapmaking tradition. Born in 1908 to a Jewish family that had been making soap since 1858, Emanuel Bronner was the third generation certified as a master soapmaker under the guild system of the time. In 1929, he brought his formulas for high-quality liquid and bar soaps to America, starting Dr. Bronner’s in its current form in 1948."
Daily Herbal Dry Oil Spray by Hempz
This is the best oil spray for dry skin. Infused with natural hemp, this moisturizer spray is slightly scented and delivers a smooth blast of hydrates.
Beard Balm Conditioner by Beard of God
Yes, it is both organic and only made of kosher ingredients, so there will be no problem grooming this beard on the sabbath. Made from organic yellow beeswax, organic cocoa butter, organic shea butter (refined), organic hemp cannabis sativa oil (unrefined), organic coconut oil (refined), and vitamin E. No more brittle beard. No more dry skin. Beard of God delivers a moisturized, styled and youthful looking beard. All ingredients brought to you by the big guy himself. All natural. If God made it, then it is good enough for man.
"Facial growths have developed their own special identification, one which often overrides character of the wearer. All over the world, flowing beards have stood for wisdom, strength, and fatherliness. When artists have drawn the face of God, it has been with a flowing, white beard. On the other hand, slick pointy beards and mustaches have come to signify craftiness and evil. Have you ever seen the devil drawn or represented with a flowing beard?"