Hand sanitizer has become a more popular product than ever before. Even in a normal time, it wasn’t unusual to carry it. Due to the recent COVID-19 crisis, hand sanitizers are in higher need with limited supplies. If you are shopping for a good hand sanitizer, you are probably finding that there are many options out there. But how do you choose which one is best for you? One option that is becoming more common is cannabidiol (CBD) hand sanitizer. The questions to answer are why do people want CBD hand sanitizer and what is the best one?
Let’s define CBD
The basics are always the best place to start. In this case, there is nothing more basic than defining what exactly CBD is.
CBD is a chemical compound found in Cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana. It is among over 113 of the same kind of chemical compound, called cannabinoids. These are compounds that can have a wide array of effects on people. One well-known cannabinoid that is famous for its effect is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Its effect is famous because it is psychoactive. This means that THC intoxicates users or, as it is better known, gets them high. However, it is important to know that not all cannabinoids have that effect. Most are not psychoactive at all, this includes CBD. The closest CBD may come to being psychoactive is helping the user achieve a sense of calm. That is not a psychoactive effect.
Hemp and marijuana both have CBD in them. However, most CBD manufacturers only extract their CBD from hemp, rather than marijuana. There are a couple of reasons for this. One of the main ones is that industrial hemp is legal across the United States. Marijuana, on the other hand, is still federally illegal. Some states have legalized it medically or recreationally, but regulations vary from state to state. The other reason is the hemp has much higher levels of CBD than marijuana. It also has much lower levels of THC. This makes extraction much simpler and the removal of THC from specific kinds of CBD easier.
There is much research being done on CBD and its potential effects on people. While many of these studies are still preliminary, they are still very exciting and encouraging. For example, this study took a look at how CBD may be able to effect skin health. They found that CBD was able to stem sebum production. This is the oil that skin produces to protect it from outside forces, but too much can clog pores and cause acne. Other studies have looked at the mental effects of CBD. This study, for example, found that CBD was good for helping calm down people who were about to deal with stress-inducing situations.
While it is great that CBD may be able to these things, how does that help with sanitizers?
How does CBD hand sanitizer work?
While CBD may be able to help with all kinds of things, recent research has looked at the antibacterial properties that CBD may have.
This study, published in 2008, looked into how CBD interacts with a particularly strong strain of Staphylococcus aureus. They found that the cannabinoid was able to break down the bacteria meaning that CBD may be able to help fight bacteria.
Hand sanitizers are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration require a specific percentage of alcohol, either ethyl- or isopropyl-alcohol. Adding CBD to alcohol-based sanitizers in theory increase the antiseptic properties of the sanitizer.
One of the potential benefits of CBD hand sanitizers is that it may be gentler on the skin and less drying than normal other hand sanitizers. Typically, CBD hand sanitizers are formulated with aloe vera. This means that a majority of CBD hand sanitizers may have fewer harsh chemicals in them than normal hand sanitizers.
Another bonus of CBD hand sanitizer is that they may be able to provide you with the other benefits of CBD outlined above. This means that CBD hand sanitizer may be able to help with skin health.
What is so great about Panacea’s CBD hand sanitizer?
We have been discussing CBD hand sanitizers pretty broadly. But what makes Panacea Life Sciences’ sanitizing products stand out?
For starters, our CBD hand sanitizer is designed to not leave your hands feeling slippery or sticky like other sanitizers. It is made to clean the hands and keep them as soft and smooth as usual. It is made with very few synthetic ingredients. One of the main ingredients, in fact, is our own mix of Colorado-sourced CBD.
Here at Panacea Life Sciences we do not just offer hand sanitizer. We also have cleansing hand crème. This is a great product for those of us who may have to wash our hands more than others. Washing your hands frequently can often leave them dry and cracked. Not only does this product cleanse the skin, but the Cetearyl alcohol in it helps soften your hands as well.
Both of our sanitizers are scent-free. This is easier on sensitive skin, because there are no harsh fragrances. The bottles for these products are a good size, making them convenient for travel.
If you are looking for a more organic option of hand sanitizer, why not try some of Panacea Life Sciences’ products? They are cleansing and moisturizing, which not many hand sanitizer manufacturers are able to say. They are a nice alternative to many other harsh, synthetic hand sanitizers.
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