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CBD balm, have you heard of it? If not, continue reading to learn all about everything you need to know to purchase and utilize a CBD balm. These fantastic products aren't the most talked about, but they offer some unique aspects not found in other CBD products. First, in case you are not familiar with what CBD is and where it comes from, let's take a quick look.
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is an extraordinary phytocannabinoid produced by cannabis and hemp cultivars. This compound can be found in a plethora of products on the global market today. CBD has been infused into oils, makeup, foods, beverages, vape juices, suppositories, transdermal patches, and much more.
The phytocannabinoid was first isolated from a cultivar of cannabis in 1942 by United States chemist Roger Adams. Its popularity, however, didn't spike until the last decade. This is in part to its legality being redefined in countries around the world.
For many years, CBD was encapsulated within the same category as THC, the psychoactive phytocannabinoid from cannabis, because they came from the same plant. However, in recent years this has changed around the world, paving a path for CBD to grow in demand globally. According to market research, the global CBD industry is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 25.6% through 2027, where it is expected to reach a market size of £95,506,435,800.00 or $132.2 billion USD.
Merriam-Webster defines balm as "an aromatic preparation (such as an ointment)." Balms differ from creams and salves. Creams and lotions tend to have a heavy concentration of water. Balms, however, are solidified oils. Upon application to the skin, they melt into their liquid form and are absorbed by the skin. Balms are much more concentrated as well-meaning you have to utilize less than you would if applying a lotion or cream.
CBD is extracted from the hemp plant in various ways. Once extracted, the CBD content can then be infused into a plethora of products, such as those mentioned above. CBD, when extracted, is typically in the form of a CBD oil or CBD isolate. This isolate or oil is then added to ingredients such as beeswax and shea butter to create a CBD balm. Many balms, including CBD balms, also include other plant-based compounds such as essential oils, not just for fragrance but also for their potential properties.
Balms are applied topically to the skin, and as you learned earlier, they begin to melt from their solid form upon application allowing the product to easily glide across the skin. Being that balms are concentrated and do not contain a heavy water content; they can often be utilized in very small amounts.
In general, most balms only need to be applied in a tiny pea-sized amount in order to be efficient. Balms can be applied anywhere that you desired externally. CBD works directly with the endocannabinoid system within the body. Receptors within this system are concentrated throughout the skin, and when CBD balm or other CBD topicals are applied to the skin, the CBD content is then absorbed by these receptors activating them to assist in the function of various things within the epidermis and through the body.
Because balms are a solidified form of oil, it is essential that they are stored away from sources of heat. In general, it is advised to always store balms, including CBD balm, in cool dark spaces. When stored in light-heavy areas or where temperatures are high, the content of a salve can begin to degenerate and lose its form as well as potency. In most homes, your vanity or medicine cabinet would work perfectly for storage.
CBD is available in many different products. With that in mind, you may be curious why a consumer would choose to utilize a balm rather than one of the many other ways to receive CBD available today, and that is a great question. CBD balm offers a unique set of aspects that aren't offered by other consumption methods.
While vaping and smoking CBD may be some of the most common consumption methods, they offer absolutely no discretion. CBD balms can be applied anywhere, anytime, and no one will be the wiser of it. CBD balms also allow you to specifically target areas that you desire as they can be applied directly to the area of concern.
No matter why consumers choose to utilize CBD balms, it is great that they are incorporating this extraordinary compound into their daily routines, and that is exactly what millions of consumers have already chosen to do.