5 things to know about The CBD Place Body Butter
As the sun continues to shine and British summertime gets into full swing, there is inevitably one victim; our skin. We’re not ones to complain about any amount of sunshine, but there’s no doubting the impact that higher temperatures and less moisture can have on some of the most delicate areas of our body.
At times like this it’s important not to let your body dry out, and we believe our body butter is the perfect tonic. Moisturising is essential to keep your skin soft and to prevent dry, cracked patches, and our all-natural recipe will keep you feeling smooth and supple throughout the year.
Before you pick up a jar and start improving your skincare routine, you may have a few questions about body butter – how to use it, why we use hemp and what goes into our recipe are all questions we get asked fairly often.
So, to help make it easier for you, we’ve put together a few answers to some of the questions you may have about our body butter.
Body butter – how to use?
Perhaps the most popular question we get asked about our body butter is a simple one – how do you use it?
We recommend applying your body butter directly after bathing in order to get the best results. Finish your shower with warm water rather than hot water (as hot water will dry out the natural moisture in your skin), then pat yourself down rather than rubbing your body with a towel. Leaving a little moisture on your skin is advisable as damp skin is better at locking in moisture than dry skin.
Once you’ve done the above, massage a generous scoop of body butter slowly into your skin. Make sure to pay close attention to those problem areas such as elbows, knees, hands and feet! Leave to sit for a few minutes before covering with clothing. You can always apply another layer once the first has been absorbed.
Top Tip: Pop a little body butter on your problem areas before bed each night. This allows the natural oils time to soak in to your skin overnight.
Why use hemp?
We would say this, we know, but what really makes our body butter stand out is the use of 200mg of full-spectrum, organic hemp extract.
Farmed in the hills of Southern Spain by a cooperative of organic farmers, our hemp extract is produced by people with over a decade of experience in the industry. Each batch is carefully cultivated to ensure the highest standards are met throughout the process.
But what does hemp extract, or CBD, do for my skin? A good question, and one that has a multitude of answers.
Firstly, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties make it one of the best skincare ingredients on the market. While acute inflammation is our body’s natural response to injury or infection, chronic inflammation (such as acne) can be a huge concern for our skin, causing flare-ups, rashes and dry and cracked patches.
The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp have been widely reported anecdotally. Research from a 2018 study showed that CBD binds to and desensitizes receptors known to mediate pain and sensory perception, inflammation, and body temperature. Similar studies have also been conducted which show a strong link between the use of CBD and inflammation, while CBD has also been shown to lower the body’s production of sebum, the overproduction of which is a leading cause of acne.
CBD is also a powerful antioxidant, meaning it helps prevent the creation of free radicals, one of the leading causes of dry and cracked skin. In fact, a 2018 study by Dr Jeanette Jacknin found that CBD can be particularly effective in combating more serious skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema.
What’s in my body butter?
All of the ingredients that make up our body butter are 100% natural. We don’t use any artificial preservatives, colourings or scents in our body butter, with each ingredient hand-picked for the individual properties it offers. Whether it’s our organic hemp extract, healing arnica oil or natural shea butter, we don’t include any ingredients that you wouldn’t be 100% happy to use as a standalone skincare product!
What does it smell like?
No surprises, but we believe our body butter to be one of the best smelling products on the market!
Infused with strong undertones of frankincense and geranium with just a hint of lemon, each of the all-natural essential oils included in our body butter has been carefully selected not just for its scent, but for the properties it offers.
Frankincense is great for oily skin, and has been shown to help regulate sebum production and remove excess oil. Geranium is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory oil that actively boosts the skin’s health and natural glow. Lemon is also rich in antioxidants, helping to give your skin that re-energising boost.
Where should I use my body butter?
What’s great about body butter is that you can use it – as the name suggests – all over your body! Whether it be to soothe freshly shaved legs, moisturise dry, sore hands after a day spent in the garden or help reduce stretch marks and scars, our nourishing body butter really is a product for all seasons.
You can use your body butter throughout the day and as many times as is required, depending on your individual needs.
Is the packaging recyclable?
We’re delighted to say that yes, it is! Not only does our new body butter look, smell and feel amazing, but it comes in a container that is 100% recyclable, from the lid right down to the label. The health of the planet is a big deal to us at The CBD Place, so we’re particularly excited to be offering this to all our customers