Will cbd work for me?
CBD may not be for everyone! We are not going to be a company that just blindly throws out blanket statements about CBD while not having the correct amount of peer reviewed research to confirm these statements. But, based on our own experience and and the experiences of others, we do feel confident in the CBD molecule and its beneficial properties. We simply would not include it in our ingredients if we did not believe in the strength of Cannabidiol! One must try CBD for themselves to determine if the molecule lives up to its name. If you are concerned about CBD and its effects, consult a physician before trying any CBD products. Don’t forget to ask them about the Endocannabinoid system! If you are satisfied, please try the wonder of plant based products to see for yourself what all the hype is about!
HOW LONG SHOULD I USE THIS PRODUCT ?
That depends on what you are looking for in the product! Our labels include directions for use, but I will go into a little more detail for our online audience. If you have abnormally achy muscles, we would recommend massaging the Achy Muscle Rub into your skin every 4-6 hours for maximum benefits. Regular achy muscles from activities such as work or working out? Just 1-2 times a day will have an effect on you, especially right after your workout to help loosen up those tightened muscles and ligaments. Personally, I like to use the Achy Muscle Rub right before bed so our ingredients have all night to work undisturbed, during the body’s natural healing time. If you have dry, cracked skin, we would recommend using the Calming Moisture Rub 1-3 times per day until your skin is at the softness you desire! For a more relaxing effect, rub some of the calming moisture rub into your chest area to let the aromatherapeutic benefits waft into your sinuses. Looking to add a boost of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and nutrients that your body craves to your massage? Just add a couple squirts of our Achy Muscle Oil to any massage to take your massage experience to the next level!
CAN I MAKE SPECIAL ORDERS? I.E. HIGHER OR LOWER DOSAGE, LESS OR NO ESSENTIAL OILS.. ?
We do take requests to make special orders, and if we do get enough requests for a certain type of product(i.e. a salve with no essential oils) we can add that product to our line for a probationary period to see if it gathers enough steam to cement itself on our full-time lineup! It should go without saying, but we will reiterate and state that we only take reasonable requests, and have the right to deny any requests that would fall out of the realm of reasonable possibility for us. That being said, it never hurts to ask! So please just ask us! We at B&B Botanicals want to share the power of nature to the world, and to us the best way to accomplish that is to share some products and knowledge that will inspire our customers to seek a deeper connection to the world that produced us!
WHAT IS CBD FROM HEMP?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a compound that is found in the Hemp and Cannabis plant. There is a distinction between the CBD that comes from the psychoactive cannabis plant, and the CBD that comes from the non-psychoactive industrial hemp plant, and is legal in all 50 states. The distinction is in the THC content of each plant. Cannabis plants can have up to 30%+ THC (the psychoactive compound that made cannabis the target of prohibition, false stigmas, and infamy), while industrial hemp plants by definition under Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill, have no more than 0.3% THC. The actual CBD molecule is the same between the two plants. Same molecule, same effects (Though there is something to be said about the synergy of cannabinoids. Check out our blog for more on this topic and more). The only difference is that Hemp based CBD is legal in all 50 states due to its almost absent THC content. This is the CBD products that you see in all different states in stores, smoke shops, health food stores, and so on. That is why we only use Farm Bill Compliant Industrial Hemp Based CBD or Full Spectrum Hemp Oil in all of our products. Because we want to reach as many people as we can across the board. You do not need a medical card, or to live in a state where cannabis is legal, to get your hands on one of nature’s greatest secrets. That is why CBD is one of our favorite ingredients to put in almost anything! When combined with other great plant extracts, nature’s secret beauty comes out in all of its glory.
HOW LONG DO THESE PRODUCTS LAST? HOW SHOULD THEY BE STORED?
With having a very natural product full of organic material and lacking in artificial preservatives, it is subject to degradation as time goes on. We at B&B Botanicals choose to stay away from any harmful dyes, preservatives, and chemicals that we think just do not need to be there. We want to give the customer a close experience with nature. We accomplish this by leaving any synthetic components out of our products. That does mean that our product on day one is going to be a little different than our product 6-12 months later. Now we are not talking about drastic changes, but the essential oils may slowly oxidize and evaporate off over long periods of time. That is just how nature works. Basically the smell will lose some of its potency, and the effects of the essential oils will not be as great as it was on day one. Also if you leave our product in a hot car for a while or in a warm area, the consistency may change, but the ingredients remain the same, just slightly altered in appearance. The CBD will still be there, and it should not degrade unless heated to temps well above 200 degrees fahrenheit. There will still be plenty of essential fatty acids and vitamins that your skin will love. That is why we recommend daily use of our products, and do not be afraid to share with your friends and family! Let others into the wonders that is plant-based products free from harsh chemicals, preservatives, and dyes. Honestly, it’s just easier to leave those things out. That also means you have to make use of the product while it’s at its peak!
B&B Botanicals recommends that if you purchase a product from us, that it is best to be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Those are the optimal conditions to store our products to prolong the freshness for as long as possible. Alas, it must be known that our products may lose some potency after 8-12 months, as you cannot stop the forces of nature when you do not add in any man-made preservatives! At B&B Botanicals, we want to be as clear and transparent as we can be with our audiences.
IS CBD SAFE FOR ME? MY PETS?
Yes, I would say that for a vast majority of people and mammalian pets, our products are going to be very safe to use on the skin (humans) and body, knowing what we know about the endocannabinoid system being a functioning human system for maintaining human health(above). A World Health Organization (WHO) report has found no adverse health outcomes but rather several medical applications for cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, despite U.S. federal policy on this cannabinoid chemical. According to a preliminary WHO report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals) and is not associated with any negative public health effects. Though there has been some reports that CBD may interact with the p450 enzyme, which possibly could mess with pharmaceutical medication regime. Please consult with a physician about CBD before trying any of our products if you think it might react with something in your system.
Also, There will always be some cases where certain skin types might possibly have a small reaction to some of the ingredients in our products. This will more than likely be due to the way essential oils may react with some skin types, which can cause a rash to occur. If this happens to you please discontinue use and contact us to let us know what is going on, and if there is any remedy we can apply to our product to correct the customers experience. This usually only happens with a tiny percentage of people with very reactive skin. That being said, a large number of our ingredients are generally regarded as very safe, due to the nature of being extracted from already safe plant based sources. Ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, and Roman Chamomile are known to be very gentle on the skin. If you know that you are allergic to any kind of oils, nuts, or flowers, please contact us to determine if you should purchase one of our flagship products, or if you need a special order product to align to your needs.