Looking for a skincare product that’s multi-faceted in its ingenuity as well as its effectiveness? Whether it’s eczema, acne, psoriasis, or any other skin-related issue, we’ve got the perfect solution: Bluegrass Hemp Oil’s well-reviewed Calming Balm – made from both our full spectrum CBD and CBDa–which is found in raw, high-CBD cannabis like ours. This skincare secret is a year-round medicine cabinet necessity, and we’re going to tell you why.

What Is CBDa?

Cannabidiolic acid, better known as CBDa, is the more acidic sister to CBD. A natural analgesic, this versatile cannabinoid is claimed to relieve pain and inflammation, reduce redness and flakiness, reduce the risk of infection, and even protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals.

A natural compound produced by the cannabis plant, CBDa does not directly effect the Endocannabinoid System like other cannabinoids do. While most cannabinoids bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body, the more acidic cannabinoids (like CBDa) inhibit the Cox-2 enzyme.

Several studies on the possible therapeutic and medicinal benefits of CBDa have been conducted; many of which reveal CBDa’s overwhelming anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as suggest its potential to treat anxiety and nausea. Much like CBD, CBDa will not get you high, and its therapeutic benefits are best realized when applied topically.

Calming Balm 101

Our Calming Balm is one of our most valued topical products; acting as a skin barrier foremost, our Calming Balm can also be used to relieve discomfort from sunburns, poison ivy, bug bites, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and even diaper rash!

Offered only in our 1oz bottle, our skin-saving Calming Balm is sold here, at Bluegrass Hemp Oil, for $35, containing 250mg of CBD and CBDa per bottle. Produced from bloom-only Cannabis sativa, our ingredients are tested in-house, as well as through a third party for maximum customer safety. Blended with castor oil, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, full spectrum CBD extract, lavender oil, and lemongrass oil, we believe that we have created the perfect product to protect against all skin conditions.

calming balm: cbd for your skin

Unique in its versatility, our Calming Balm’s ingredients allow this special product to rise above all other skincare products, assuring it’s benefits simply based on science. While lavender oil contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites, it is also known to have many other, well-researched benefits: some experts even suggest using lavender oil for anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. The added lemongrass oil is also an antioxidant, claimed to help relieve pain, swelling, and even help to prevent infection. Castor oil in this balm promotes skin health with its moisturizing and soothing benefits for fighting dry skin, as well as its ability to reduce inflammation. The added beeswax forms a protective skin barrier, giving our Calming Balm its power to seal in moisture without smothering and clogging pores.

Great for summer sunburns and winter skin peeling, our Calming Balm is adaptable for every season–and any reason. Sealing in moisture and protecting against harmful bacteria, we can agree that this product is rightfully dubbed revolutionary. So much so, that we hope to expand upon this product, and introduce it as our first (of hopefully many) skincare fixes… more to come on that later this year!

But don’t just take our word for it. In a recent interview on favorite BHO CBD topicals, Jessica Charles said, “The reason I love it [BHO’s Calming Balm] is it’s really effective for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis conditions. I’ve got a kiddo, so I used it for him a little bit here and there for diaper rash or bug bites. It just was really effective for a broad range of things… So I love recommending it to customers, but personally, like, it just, it smells great. It feels good and it works wonders on so many things.”

How to Use Our Calming Balm

Unlike most of our products, there is no recommended serving size when using our Calming Balm! Use as much as you need, gently massaging the oil onto an irritated area until absorbed. To help lock in skin’s moisture, we recommend applying this product after showering or washing hands.

Our Calming Balm is for external use only. Please do not consume it. Do not apply to broken skin, and avoid contact with eyes. If you have an adverse reaction upon use, please stop use and consult your physician.

Great for a gift, or for yourself, Bluegrass Hemp Oil’s coveted Calming Balm comes in a capped, compact tube, making it easy for on-the-go access and safe for travel. Interested in giving our Calming Balm a go? Click the link to shop our Calming Balm online, or find it in store at our Lexington and Midway locations!

Using CBD for your pain? Why not try using CBD for your skin?