Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating and non-addictive plant extract with potential calming properties.
Where do we get it?
Lush purchases a blend of 30% CBD and 70% propylene glycol through a UK supplier. Highly regulated and controlled, each batch is tested to ensure it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The CBD is extracted from the stems and branches of an industrial hemp variety, grown without pesticides or herbicides in Switzerland and in the United States.
What are the benefits of CBD in propylene glycol?
- Slightly floral and herbaceous aroma.
- Merges well with other aromatic oils thanks to propylene glycol.
- Some believe that CBD can soothe the mood when inhaled.
Cannabis has a complex history and even some of the many names used to refer to the plant evoke debate, but above all, it is a genus of beautiful and useful plants of the same family as hops. The real star of this genus is hemp, also known as Cannabis sativa, a flowering plant with thin, serrated leaves. Thought to be native to Central Asia, it’s been cultivated worldwide, either for its branched variety that makes seed oil and good fibres or for its more aromatic varieties, which can be turned into recreational drugs.
Studied from top to bottom, the plant revealed its unique compounds throughout the 20th century with more than a hundred ‘cannabinoids’, including the well-known tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the lesser-known cannabidiol (CBD). While THC has been proven to give the weed its psychoactive properties, CBD is considered non-intoxicating and does not create a ‘high’. Studies have suggested that it can positively affect our mood, and, when used topically, have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.