The Plant

 

Hemp is a non-psychoactive variant of the Cannabis Sativa l. plant. It is one of the world’s oldest cultivated and most versatile crops. It has 25,000 known uses from healthcare products, textiles and biofuel, to construction materials and more.


Humans have benefited from using all parts of this plant in various ways for 12,000 years.  Stems and stalks provided fiber for cloth, rope, paper, and concrete. The flowers, leaves, seeds, and roots have been used culturally, spiritually, and medicinally — to exercise tradition and for healing.

The Compounds

 

The hemp plant contains hundreds of chemical compounds known as phytocannabinoids, or simply cannabinoids.  These compounds imitate similar compounds called endocannabinoids that our bodies already produce naturally. When hemp is applied topically, cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN bind to receptor sites throughout the body and in our brain.

The Body

 

"The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a neuromodulatory system that is found throughout the human body. The ECS plays a role in numerous biological processes such as brain development, learning and memory, and maintenance of homeostasis. The system is composed of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and enzymes that are responsible for endocannabinoid synthesis and degradation.

Endocannabinoids signal via two types of G-protein coupled receptors – cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 receptor) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2 receptor). These receptors are widely distributed throughout the body."

Source:  Endocannabinoid system overview

Skin is our largest organ and it is absolutely full of cannabinoid receptor sites, millions of them, to be exact. These receptors are also found in the central nervous system, connective tissues, organs, glands, and more. Together, they make up the ECS.

The Benefits

 

Cannabinoids provide significant health benefits and help the body maintain homeostasis.  Cannabinoids can have different effects based on their methods of delivery, and depending on which receptors they bind to. This allows the opportunity for substantial support from overall reduction in pain and inflammation to better sleep, better moods and increased immune function…the list goes on.


When it comes to anti-aging skincare, Hemp CBD is invaluable. It is a powerful antioxidant and plays a vital role in protecting the skin from free radicals such as UV rays, smoke, and pesky environmental pollutants. These kinds of free radicals decrease the skin’s elasticity, which cause fine lines and wrinkles and further accelerate the aging process.

Hemp is also known for its ability to reduce inflammation, which makes it a powerful ingredient for combating acne and other types of blemishes. It is highly effective at reducing the amount of sebum, or skin oils, produced by the body. Even skin care issues related to the immune system, such as eczema and psoriasis, can be treated effectively with Hemp.


By using quality and potent Hemp-infused topical products, you can utilize Hemp’s natural support to aid your skin and overall health from the outside in.

The Process

Citizen Bloom uses locally grown and extracted Certified USDA Organic, Full-Spectrum Hemp in all products.   We believe strongly that plant compounds work more effectively together in order to produce the truest and purest benefits, generally referred to as the Entourage Effect.  Our hemp is grown in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill, and each product goes to a Third-Party Lab to be verified and approved for Cannabinoid potency and quality assurance.

Next, in order to make sure our Hemp delivers it’s superpowers, we combine it only with nutrient dense fatty bases like raw Shea Nut Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil, as opposed to creams or lotions, which are a combination of water and wax. Wax clogs pores and limits delivery of these powerful botanicals. Fatty agents create the best bioavailability, binding Cannabinoids effectively so that your body can achieve the benefits quickly and when you need them the most.

Essential Oils have been found to provide various degrees of antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties. They have been used medicinally for nearly 6,000 years like the Cannabis plant, with the aim of improving a person’s health and their mood. As our final step in the process, we incorporate our proprietary blend of 100% Pure and Organic Essential Oils that bring both the aromatics and supporting active plant compounds, including terpenes, that each hold their own unique therapeutic characteristics without adding other main ingredients like Arnica, that could interact with the healing powers of Hemp itself.