Hemp and CBD 101: Understanding Plant Medicine & Skincare

In the United States, lip balm and organic t-shirts made from hemp are sold at natural food stores and head shops across the country. Most consumers understand that there’s a connection between hemp and cannabis, but few of us truly understand the complex relationships between each plant and our health. While both are members of the cannabis sativa family, marijuana – now, commonly known as cannabis – is famous for the mental and physical “high” caused by tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Hemp, cultivated for food and fiber across the world, is non-psychoactive but still highly medicinal. In the United States, hemp must legally contain less than 0.3% THC, but all hemp products contain cannabidiol or CBD. In the past decade, countless of Americans have found profound therapeutic applications of CBD, which helps to alleviate symptoms of chronic pain, anxiety, and modern immunodeficiencies. 

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Today, nearly half of U.S. states regulate hemp separately from cannabis, allowing hemp products to be sold nationwide. But many of these products are fundamentally different from Tulip’s line of skincare serums as they contain hemp seed oil instead of hemp CBD. The distinction is a powerful one. While hemp seeds are highly nutritious, they do not contain the cannabinoids that directly impact our endocannabinoid system, a complex physiological process that helps oversee our mind-body connection. As we have endocannabinoid receptors throughout our brain and body, the supplemental cannabinoids in Tulip’s products work directly with our endocannabinoid systems to promote healing, alleviate chronic pain, and decrease anxiety. While hemp seed oil is rich in omegas, fatty acids and contains anti-inflammatory health benefits, it alone does not contain CBD or any other cannabinoids.

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As a brand that believes in the medicinal properties of hemp - and science of the endocannabinoid system and hemp CBD - Tulip is proud to offer skincare products that are safe and accessible to ALL! Now available online and at select retailers nationwide, each jar of Tulip’s Hemp Therapy Body Cream is packed with 400 mg of active hemp. As a brand with deep roots in California’s Humboldt County, hemp-infused skincare has been a natural progression for Tulip and inspired by knowledge from Humboldt County’s world-famous cannabis farmers. By fortifying the active hemp with shea butter and essentials oils, each body cream is rich, therapeutic, and soothing. 

Made with love and natural plant healing, our Hemp Therapy Body Creams are available in calming Lavender, warming Citrus Blossom, and balancing Eucalyptus. Capturing the wild essence of herbs and flowers since 2007, Tulip is proud to share our Hemp Therapy Body Creams with one and all.