A sense of calm feels harder to come by than ever right now, but we've been relying on a powerful ingredient to bring us a sense of relaxation and peace—none other than CBD.
If you love wellness, you've probably heard about CBD by now, but you may or may not have the real truth about what it is and what it does. The curative compound extracted from hemp flowers is quite potent when it works with your body and other healing ingredients. It can decrease impurities, fight environmental aggressors, and in our case, soothe a sensitized scalp and hydrate your skin for the healthiest glow you've ever had.
Stress literally cannot compete with CBD and it has been a game changer for us and our beauty routines. Our founder Frédéric created an entire collection with it and other clean ingredients because he's fascinated by its power and has seen its results in action.
To give you all the information you need to know about the ingredient, here's a 101 class on demystifying CBD.
WHAT IS CBD?
An acronym for cannabidiol, CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant and one of its most popular varieties, the hemp plant. Working with our body's endocannabinoid system, CBD has been shown to help calm the body and scalp and hydrate the skin.
IS CBD LEGAL? WILL IT GET ME HIGH?
Yes and No. CBD products derived from hemp that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal, like ours. And no, CBD cannot get you high if it does not contain THC (the psychoactive part). When we say #FekkHigh, we mean the otherworldly calm our products deliver.
WHY IS CBD GOOD FOR YOUR SCALP, HAIR, AND SKIN?
CBD works with your body's own endocannabinoid system to help it regain homeostasis and return to health, including your skin and scalp. This results in overall calm, easing of sensitivity, locking in moisture, and a clean, healthy glow. We've combined our proprietary blend of CBD with the healing powers of Aloe Vera to take that soothing even further.
WHERE IS THE CBD IN FEKKAI PRODUCTS GROWN?
FEKKAI's CBD is domestically-sourced and organically-cultivated from hemp extract in Oregon. We work with Portland-based company Klersun that has farming partners with farms that have less than 10 acres and other farms with more than 500 acres. Klersun co-founder Chris Bourne is the first guest on the second season of The FEKKAI Life podcast. Listen to the conversation with our founder Frédéric here.
IS THE CBD FEKKAI USES SCENTED?
The CBD itself in FEKKAI products is not scented, but we do include fragrance in all our beauty products as that is a signature of our brand. As we intend for our Scalp Calming collection to be a soothing experience, the collection features an aromatic, all-natural scent of ambrette and pear blossom that are commonly used in aromatherapy and Ayurvedic medicine.