About Natural Ingredients
As an experienced pharmaceutical manufacturer, we understand the importance of examining exactly what goes into the products you use in your health and wellness practice. That’s why we uphold the utmost transparency with CBD CLINIC™’s formulations, which use only the highest quality botanical extracts and plant seed oils on the market.
Some common medications result in unwanted side effects, which may be one of the many reasons that naturally derived topical pain relievers are becoming increasingly popular. These more natural remedies for muscle and joint pain relief are typically comprised of plant-based analgesics, like camphor and/or menthol, alongside other natural ingredients that complement them with emollient, skin-soothing properties.
Both camphor and menthol are heating and cooling terpenes that work to interrupt pain signals with heating and cooling sensations. in the cutaneous sensory receptors. They are so powerful that over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturers use them as active ingredients in their topical remedies because they know they work.
Additional Plant Extracts
In addition to menthol and camphor, several other plant extracts may be used in holistic pain relief medications. These can add aromatherapy benefits to the product and/ or moisturizing properties.
Clove Oil is an essential oil that finds several applications in holistic medicine extracted from seeds of the clove tree, known as Syzygium aromaticum. This tree is native to Southeast Asia, but today can also be found in other parts of the world. Clove oil has a sweet, spicy, and almost warm scent with fruity undertones. This essential oil contains the compound eugenol, an ingredient known for its soothing effect on the skin and for fragrances in foods and cosmetics.
Eucalyptus oil is an essential oil that is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree. With a fresh, lemony scent, eucalyptus oil helps wake the senses.
Peppermint oil is an essential oil derived from peppermint. It appears in records from ancient civilizations, including Greece and Egypt.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the tea tree. Not to be confused with herbs used in making teas. The tea tree is a tree native to Australia. Its soil is derived via steam distillation of its leaves. Tea tree oil has a strong, distinctive odor, and long before modern science recognized its potential it was a staple ingredient used to soothe the skin.
Lavender is an herb whose oil and flowers are used for many holistic applications. The oil was discovered 2,500 years ago. This sweet-smelling flower is used for fragrance in topical products such as pain-relievers, cosmetics, and soaps, and its scent can help provide a sense of calm.
Frankincense, also known as olibanum, refers to trees of the genus Boswellia which has five main species. The oil extracted from this tree has a sweet, woody scent and is used in aromatherapy to relieve stress. The tree has been traded for over 6,000 years and its oil is a common component in skincare products. It is extracted via steam distillation and is also widely used in perfumes.
Arnica extract is an extract made from the dried flower heads of the Arnica Montana herb, which has a grassy scent and is native to temperate regions of Europe. It is known by several names, such as Wolf’s Bane, Leopard’s Bane, Mountain Snuff, and Mountain Tobacco.
Palmarosa, also known as Indian or Turkish Geranium, is an herb that is native to India and has a fresh, floral scent. The oil is extracted via steam distillation and has been used to soothe the skin.
Vanilla oil is an extract obtained from the vanilla bean. Besides aromatherapy, it is used both for cooking and in perfumes. While it is referred to as Vanilla Oil, it is not an essential oil. The extract has been used for centuries for many uses and is enjoyed for its warm, sweet, and soothing aroma.
Calendula is also known as garden marigold or other marigold varieties. Its oil is an essential oil extracted from marigold flowers and used for several purposes for many centuries. Calendula oil has a musky, woody scent and is usually used either in tincture or suspension form and applied topically. Its name comes from the Latin word for calendar, “calends” because it is said that the marigold blooms at the first of the month.
Chamomile oil is an extract obtainable from the chamomile plant. The plant is believed to have several benefits which were discovered and documented by ancient civilizations in their medical texts, such as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Chamomile oil has a light, floral scent that has been known to instill a sense of calm and relaxation.
There are several types of sage oil, all of which come from different sage herbs. The most commonly used type, however, is clary sage oil, which is extracted from the Clary sage plant via steam or water distillation. This oil has a long history that stretches as far back as the Middle Ages. Sage oil has an earthy, savory scent.
Emollients From Nature to Nourish and Moisturize the Skin
Cottonseed oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of cotton plants. It is useful as an emollient because due to high concentrations of compounds such as vitamin E, fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Full-spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD
Full-spectrum hemp extract is derived from the aerial parts of the hemp plant that contain high contents of CBD. These parts include the steams and flowers of the hemp plant.
Hempseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. It can be used as a carrier oil, just like olive and sunflower seed oil, and is extremely nutritious, containing high amounts of amino acids, protein, omega fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Hempseed oil is also extremely moisturizing and beneficial for the skin when applied topically and contains antioxidants and omega fatty acids.
Jojoba seed oil
Jojoba is a shrub that is native to North America in areas such as southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. This plant produces a nut from which oil, known as jojoba oil, can be extracted. Oil from the jojoba plant was used by Native Americans to nourish the skin. Today, it is used as both a carrier oil to deliver essential oils to the skin or used alone for its emollient properties.
Beeswax is a wax product extracted from the honeycomb of bees. This natural ingredient was utilized by ancient Egyptians and Greeks for dry skin. This substance contains a high amount of vitamin A, which is what renders it a great moisturizing agent. Today, it is used in cosmetics and topical products for this purpose. It can also be used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stiffening agent in foods or skin care products or to confer fragrance on soaps and perfumes.
Shea butter is fat that is extracted from shea tree nuts. It has an off-white or ivory color with a creamy consistency that makes it easy to spread on the skin.
Shea butter can be used as an emollient as it seals in moisture in the skin, thereby creating lasting, moisturizing effects. It can be used alone but is also included in many cosmetic and skincare products to boost their moisturizing benefits. It can also be used in the hair and on the nails.
Also known as glycerol, vegetable-based glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid that is extracted from plant oils such as soy, palm oil, or coconut oil. It has properties that make it effective in the production of cosmetic products and foods. It can also be used as a replacement for alcohol in herbal and botanical tinctures.
Vegetable-based glycerin can be employed topically to smooth and soften the skin. It freshens the skin, which further improves the ability of the skin to absorb other beneficial active ingredients in natural products.
Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil and it is extracted from the flesh of raw coconut or dried coconut kernels. There are two types of coconut oil: virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil. The difference between them is that virgin coconut oil is less processed as opposed to the more refined oil, which goes through more processing.
Coconut oil has a light, coconut scent and can be used for cooking or can also be applied directly to the hair and skin. It works effectively as a skin moisturizer and aids in reducing dry skin.
Sorbic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is used as a preservative in food, cosmetics, and personal care products. This compound was first isolated in the mid-1800s from unripe berries of the mountain ash tree. Sorbic acid and its derivative, potassium sorbate, are antimicrobial. They are also applied in cosmetics and skincare products where they perform the same preservative function, thus keeping the products from spoiling.