In recent times, many people have turned to natural body lotion when it comes to moisturizing their skin. Chemical-free and cruelty-free, natural body lotion has a number of beneficial ingredients that offer fast results for those who apply it. Add CBD and it offers even more benefits, including rejuvenation, comfort, and calming effects!
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What Makes a Body Lotion Natural?
According to NaturalIngredient.org, natural ingredients have specific criteria. They can include plant, animal, mineral, or microbial ingredients that are produced by nature — or produced with minimal physical processing. Natural ingredients can also be directly extracted using “simple methods” or “naturally occurring biological processes.”
Natural ingredients are also grown, harvested, raised, and processed in an “ecological manner.” They are not produced synthetically, they are free of chemicals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
For a body lotion to be considered natural it must fit into this rigid criteria. That means it will be full of natural ingredients extracted through simple methods. They will also be free of harsh chemicals.
Why is Natural Body Lotion Better Than Regular Body Lotion?
Natural body care and beauty products continue to expand as they become more and more popular. Of course, the market is not yet fully regulated. That’s where the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes in. Their statement is to “empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.” They approve a multitude of products that meet their guidelines for being natural and safe. Here are their requirements:
- Plant, animal, mineral, or microbial ingredients
- Present in or produced by nature
- Directly extracted using simple methods, simple chemical reactions, or resulting from naturally occurring biological processes
- Produced using minimal physical processing
Natural body lotion is better than regular body lotion in many ways. It can make your skin look younger since you’ll experience less skin damage than when you use a body lotion with more chemicals present. Organic ingredients rejuvenate the skin making it appear younger and healthier. This includes aloe vera, which our lotion has. Aloe vera contains many minerals and vitamins which can help soothe irritatable skin.
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Natural non-toxic ingredients, like Vitamin C, can also lessen the effects of sun damage. It can’t be relied on alone when it comes to sun protection, but this really helps protect skin from damage and wrinkles.
Another major benefit is that natural body lotion doesn’t use animal testing! Going green is not only healthy for your skin but animals, too. According to Cruelty Free International, 50% of animals die or are killed when used in testing for botox and vaccines.
In the UK, 31% of animal experiments in 2018 involved suffering. Sadly, some experiments actually require the animal to die as part of the test. Natural products are cruelty-free, meaning no animals were involved in the testing and creation of the product.
What Makes Cheef’s Natural Body Lotion the Best?
Cheef Botanicals’ natural body lotion is steps above competitors because it also includes full spectrum CBD. On top of nourishing and moisturizing your skin, our body lotion complements your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
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Every mammal has an ECS, which helps maintain your body’s balance. This includes your emotional state, digestive system, nervous system, and immune system. When CBD is applied topically, it can boost your mood and soothe your skin while calming areas of discomfort.
The CBD in our natural body lotion initiates its effects by interacting with cannabinoid receptors on your skin. This means that area you applied the lotion will get the direct benefits of CBD. It may calm irritated skin, relax the affected area, promote your natural skin and hair, and even soothe achy joints.
Beneficial Ingredients in Cheef Body Lotion
We have two CBD body lotion choices: Cucumber Melon and Orange Bliss. They have some varying ingredients, but for the most part, our two body lotions have the same beneficial ingredients — good for your skin and body!
Moisture carriers are very important in body lotions. These carriers can include cocoa butter, sunflower oil, avocado oil, and safflower oil. All of these moisturize your skin but some are more efficient than others. Coconut oil is great for protecting your skin. Our body lotion also contains olive oil, which offers great support for acne.
CBD oil is extracted from hemp. It’s non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you “high.” But it will still allow you to experience the benefits of phytocannabinoids, including soothing discomfort and irritated skin. You should also feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.
Shea butter is ideal for skin softening thanks to its high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins. This makes it popular for not just toning the skin, but soothing specific areas where it’s applied.
Emulsifying wax is known as the glue that holds all of the oils in body lotion together. It keeps oils and water blended together, even after it’s spent a while on the shelf. Emulsifying wax also makes body lotion easier to apply, making it thicker and creamier. When a moisturizer is creamy and held together, there’s more of a chance your skin will absorb it.
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Cheef Botanicals was founded by a group of health-conscious cannabis enthusiasts who want to educate the world about the effectiveness of natural cannabinoids. We strive to spread the truth about natural alternatives. Our CBD products are some of the highest grade available on the market, coming from hemp farms in Colorado.
Having knowledge in the consumer market we agreed that there was a big lack of health-conscious plant-based cannabis products available to consumers so we decided that we needed to fill this void. Our organic, plant-based CBD products, like our body lotion, contain only the best organic vegan ingredients!