Hemp Balm For Inflammation: Pets and Humans
Let’s face it – we’d do anything to keep our pets healthy. But does using hemp balm leave you feeling as baffled as a dog that’s lost its ball? We don’t blame you. There are so many mixed messages surrounding the notorious green plant. But thankfully, we’re about to clear things up.
Hemp is derived from the cannabis sativa plant, and humans around the world are catching on to its astonishing health benefits. What’s more, animal lovers are also giving hemp to their furry friends to keep them looking and feline good.
But remember, hemp is not quite the same thing as marijuana – it won’t make you or your furry friend feel funny in the head. And to understand why different strains of cannabis have different effects, you first need to understand the endocannabinoid system, which we cover in detail in this article.
Hemp can be consumed or applied in a variety of ways – from hemp seeds to topical oils. And here at Hemp Collective, we’ve crafted a nourishing hemp balm that is loved by humans and pets in equal measure.
It’s packed with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, which are perfect for sore joints and skin conditions. And a sure-fire way to tell if a product is good for you is by taking a look at the ingredients list. After all, it should go without saying that what you’re putting on your skin should be pronounceable.
Ready to take a squiz at our ingredients?
Hemp Balm By Hemp Collective
Benefits Of Hemp Pet Balm (Well, It’s For Humans Too)
Ok, let’s start off with the two most thrilling ingredients in our hemp balm: hemp seed oil and full spectrum hemp oil. Sure they sound a little similar, but don’t be fooled dear reader, they’re actually different.
Hemp Seed Oil
Delicious and nutritious – hemp seed oil is from the crushed seeds of the cannabis plant. And it sure packs a punch. Hemp seed oil contains a healthy balance of plant Omega’s, cholesterol, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. It helps prevent inflammation and repair skin cells, and perhaps what it’s most renowned for is its source of omega fatty acids.
What Else Is In Our Hemp Balm?
Natural balms and coconut oil are a match made in heaven. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, and it’s believed to have natural anti-inflammatory properties. It moisturizes all skin types, and assists in the treatments of various skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and flea allergies. It also helps to disinfect cuts and promotes healing.
Cocoa butter is derived from cocoa beans, and it’s rich in fatty acids that can hydrate and nourish the skin for humans and pets. It’s also rich in phytochemicals, which may boost circulation and promote healing from skin conditions.
Shea butter is extracted from the nuts from the Shea tree, and hosts an array of benefits for pets and people. Touted for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties – it’s soothing and safe to use on all different types of skin.
You’ve no doubt sprinkled pepper over your favourite dish – but these spicy benefits go well beyond its taste. Black pepper is rich in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, and can aid aching muscles and inflammation. Say no more – can you pass the pepper?
Ok, so this may be an exception to the rule of pronouncing your ingredients list. But there’s no funny business here. Put simply, lecithin is the fatty substance that occurs naturally in sunflowers and other plants. It’s processed through a cold press system and is naturally moisturizing and rich in essential fatty acids.
Burdock root is a vegetable that’s commonly found in Asia and Europe, and has been used for centuries to aid digestion. As a topical remedy, research has shown that Burdock Root contains multiple types of powerful antioxidants – some of which help to reduce inflammation. In humans, it’s also believed to improve acne, ringworm and sore muscles.
A natural gum, myrrh has been used as a perfume and incense for thousands of years. More recently, it’s been used for minor skin diseases, bruises, aches and pains. It has also been used as a natural mouthwash due to its antibacterial properties.
If you’re a fan of natural remedies, you’ve no doubt come across beeswax. So what’s the buzz about? Beeswax is great for irritated skin, and works to lock in moisture and reduce inflammation. It’s ideal for a healthy coat – in other words, your dog will be the best looking pooch at the dog park.
Did you know that Indigenous Australians have long used eucalyptus to treat wounds and fight off infection? Due to its antiseptic properties, it’s great for insect bites and cuts after you and your furry friend have been out exploring.
Hemp Collective Hemp Balm For Natural Relief
Our soothing hemp balm is ideal for rough, cracked paws or specific areas of concern. The amount you give will depend on the shape and size of your furry friend, but the best news is, you can’t overdo it. Most pets will begin to feel furtastic within a few days or weeks (sorry, that’s not actually a word).