That is what led us to the world of hemp, and has since become a passion for us to get people the highest quality hemp around. And Whitney has become quite the wizard in her lab kitchen, whipping up new recipes and salves as often as she can.
Salving can help to transition away from the grip of traditional painkillers. It’s a great alternative to pharmaceuticals so many have become accustomed to over the years and a great option for anyone who is dealing with chronic pain.
But what exactly is a salve and how do they work?
What is a CBD Salve?
A CBD-salve is a type of topical ointment whose main active ingredient is cannabidiol. We have a great breakdown here on this blog of just how you can make your own salve if you so choose. And the great thing about it is that it’s fairly easy to make at home if you have the proper ingredients.
Salves are created with fatty oils, lipids and waxes as a base, creating a semi-solid substance to rub into the skin. The difference with a salve is that it will take longer than a lotion to be absorbed into the skin, allowing the effects to be long-lasting, with up to around 6 hours of relief.
Because it’s absorbed through the skin and not ingested, it allows the user to apply to more targeted areas to provide faster relief. With the skin being the largest organ in the body, it absorbs the CBD and converts it so it can be beneficial to your health utilizing the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays a critical role in maintaining the homeostasis of the human body, which encompasses the brain, endocrine, and immune system.
What can salves do?
The idea behind salves is to deal with life’s everyday aches, pains and ailments. That’s the primary known effect of CBD itself. It can be beneficial for a multitude of different reasons. The best part is that salves allow for a targeted and long-lasting approach because of the way they are applied, all without any of the nasty side effects that come from a fist full of pain pills. It truly is a game-changer when you find the right balance using salves.
Here is how salving can help you:
- Skin conditions: CBD has been shown to help alleviate multiple skin conditions and salves just take the treatment to the next level. CBD is known to replicate the effect lipids have on skin, reducing inflammation and irritation. This can help with dermatitis, sunburn, itchy skin and more.
- Pain relief: The evidence for pain relief with the use of CBD only seems to be growing. And with a CBD salve, you can achieve targeted pain relief over time. Salves can help with chronic pain, sore muscles and so much more.
- Arthritis: There also has been evidence salving can help with arthritis. Because of its ability to reduce swelling and provide pain relief to a targeted area, salves seem to be a great way to deal with the everyday pain from arthritis.
Before you buy… Do your research:
While a CBD salve might be the right solution for you, it’s important to do your research and make sure you are getting high-quality products. This means understanding where the hemp comes from.
You are going to want to find a salve which uses CBD from organic hemp. This means the plant was grown without pesticides or chemicals, which is not the case with all growers. It’s important to do your research before purchasing a salve. Always research the company you purchase your salve from, and where they source their hemp from. Using a salve which has it’s CBD sourced from a non-organic farm could instead cause negative effects on your body.
Growing organic natural hemp is what we specialize in at Horn Creek Hemp Farm. Our goal is to bring you the best hemp products grown in a natural environment, designed to get the best out of the plant.
We believe in what hemp can provide. As the conversation surrounding this plant changes, we want to be a part of the conversation leading to a change in the way people are looking at traditional medicine and turn to a more natural and sustainable approach.