The CBD scene has had exponential growth over the last few years in the United States. My friend first told me about CBD oil in 2018. She had told me that it was the top of her wish list, because she wanted to try CBD to help with her postpartum anxiety. I’ve always struggled with anxiety as well, so I was interested in giving it a try too.
I found a local CBD shop and stopped in to learn more. They had 3 different strength options (500mg, 750mg and 1000mg) and a few options for flavors: mint, lemon and unflavored. I bought one to try out and felt that it really helped me with my stress and anxiety, and I’ve been a big fan of CBD oil ever since.
Over the last couple years, the CBD market has expanded quite a bit. Now there are even more flavor and strength options for CBD oils, many more shops have popped up online and at retail locations. Everything from skincare and pain-relieving balms to gummy bears and dog treats now exist with the added benefit of CBD. With so many options at our fingertips, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Not all CBD is created equally though, so we’ll break it down some here.
WHERE IT’S GROWN MATTERS
Whether you’re looking at CBD items or skincare products in general, it’s important to think about where and how those items are made. I’ve heard too many horror stories about cheap makeup bought online from China that ended up resulting in emergency room visits, so I think twice about skincare items made cheaply in China with lack of regulations. The CBD that we use in our reHEMP products is wild grown, nutrient-dense hemp sourced from a family farm committed to organic, pesticide-free farming practices. Many other companies get their CBD from China, which is the top source of CBD, responsible for 33.4% of the global supply. With growing concerns about less regulations in China to monitor farming practices and toxicity of soil, we chose to source our hemp elsewhere and opt for third-party testing to ensure the quality of our CBD.
HOW IT’S GROWN MATTERS
We chose to use hemp that is wild-grown in a pesticide-free farm that follows non-GMO farming. No greenhouse hemp for us! We prefer the nutrient-rich, wild-grown hemp that has flourished outside in the elements, soaking in the natural sunshine and rain to create a superior quality plant. Hemp is a bio accumulator, so it can pick up the pesticide toxins and heavy metals in the soil, and these toxins can wind up in your face oil or body oil! Taking this into account, it is important to know where and how your hemp is grown is a matter we take very seriously.
HEMP VS MARIJUANA
Another thing to consider is what plant the CBD comes from. Some CBD products are made from marijuana and contain THC (the mind-altering substance), and those are considered full spectrum CBD oils. Other CBD products are made with CBD oil from hemp plants and do not contain any THC, and these are called broad spectrum CBD oils. At reHEMP, we use hemp for our CBD oil, and we’ve also had all our products third-party tested to confirm there is 0% THC in all our products.
CLEAN EXTRACTION PROCESS
CBD oil is extracted from the whole hemp plant, and there are many ways that CBD can be extracted. We use a CO2 extraction method to produce the cleanest, most pure extraction. In this method, we use pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the CBD from the hemp plant.
Our company was founded by Karen and Natasha, a couple of clean beauty junkies and avid label readers. After trying every beauty and self-care product under the sun, they found themselves unable to find the right products to meet their sensitive skin and allergy needs. So they set out to develop their own line of clean, plant-based beauty and self-care products formulated with high-potency premium CBD.
We hope that you love our line as much as we do! We post self-care tips and reviews from our reHEMPists on our social media channels, and we would love to hear how reHEMP has helped you! If you have a product review, photo or video to share with us, we would love to send you a personalized coupon code to say thanks! Make sure to tag us @rehempit on Instagram and TikTok, and reHEMP on Facebook.