Arnica montana CO2 – Spain

Specific for treatment of bruises and sprains, and to a lesser extent an antirhuematic. Sesquiterpene lactones (arnifolin, arnicolides, helenalin) most likely helenalin is responsible for anti-inflammatory and pain relief. TOXIC IF TAKEN INTERNALLY, although not in the amounts found in Absorb Topical. NOT
RECOMMENDED DURING PREGNANCY.

Blue Cypress eo (essential oil) – Australia

This oil is blue in color because of a sesqui-terpene called Azulene, it is formed only during the distillation process. It is a valuable addition to skin products, treats warts, skin irritations, muscle aches and pains; truly a supberb “first aid” oil. Relieves inflammation of arthritis, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory especially where infection has taken over or is a danger. It is a very smoky scent and is a base note in the blend and its scent will be detected more and more as the scent ages.

Cannabidiol (CBDa) CO2 – USA – CA

The star of the show! Canna-bid-i-ol is a cannabinoid found in many strains of Cannabis sativa. CBD activates the enzymes that activate our bodies own endocannabinoids. It also prevents their reuptake so the system is active longer. The endocannabinoid system maintains homeostasis through nerve receptors found in every tissue, system, and organ in the entire body. CBD activates both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It is incredibly anti-inflammatory due to the numerous sesquiterpenes in the raw extract or juice.

Cannabinoid

There are two main types of Cannabinoids. The ones found in the Cannabis plant are called Phytocannabinoids. The ones found within animals and humans are called Endocannabinoids. The most common Phytocannabinoids are THC and CBD, but THCA, CBDA, CBG, THCV, CBC and many others not discovered or not as researched exist as well within the Cannabis plant. Our Endocannabinoids were discovered by Raphael Mechoulam (he also discovered THC in the 60’s)

Calendula CO2 – Egypt

Calendula is one of the most gentle but effective WELL KNOWN healing herbs. It is so well known people see it in the ingredients and think nothing extra since they are used to seeing it and already know it is very useful for skin care and healing wounds. This is a co2 and is a very very dark orange thick material that needs to be melted into carrier oil. Although fresh flower infusion is the best recommended extraction method, it is always worth adding to any formula where general first aid and expedited healing is called for.

Candeia eo – Brazil

This steam distilled extract is almost completely Alpha Bisabolol, an aromatic alcohol (even though it has almost no scent at all). It is one of the most redness reducing oils there is. This is one of the rare extracts that can be applied neat (without dilution). Adding this will allow our product to instantly reduce redness on the skin.

Cinnamon eo – Madagascar

Cinnamon bark oil is steam distilled on the island of Madagascar. It is used as a stimulant to the circulatory system, as an antiseptic, and occasional aphrodisiac. It is a known antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. It is used as a flavoring ingredient in very small amounts in our sublingual.

Cedarwood eo – Morocco

This Cedar grows wild in Morrocco and the wood is harvested and distilled there. It is fungicidal, antiseptic for skin infections, and astringent for oily skin. It is an arterial regenerative, a lymphatic tonic, and aids in the removal of body fat & reducing swelling. It is a base note in our blend and therefore will become more noticable in the scent as the bottle ages.

Clementine eo – USA

Clementine essential oil is cold pressed from the Algerian mandarin which is a cros between the sour orange and the mandarin. It is mainly Limonene and therefore very antidepressant by inhalation. It definitely has some antibacterial and antiviral properties as well. We use it as flavoring for our sublingual as its light fresh taste is not too overwhelming and adds a bring orange flavor which mixes wonderfully with the other flavors.

Decarboxylation

Decarboxylation is the term used in the Cannabis industry referring to the activation of the phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids from the plants). In a fresh or cured bud, the cannabinoid, terpene, and resin are still all one molecule. This molecule is found in the resinoid trichome, also seen as the crystals on a mature flower and small leaves. It is not until the bud is smoked or heated that the most volatile component, the terpene, detaches from the molecule and “activates” the cannabinoids. The raw form (terpene attached) is known as the acid form, and the activated form known as decarboxylated. THCA, CBDA, CBGA are all acronyms for the cannabinoids still in acid form. THCA is NOT psychotropic, THC is. Decarboxylation is an important step in ensuring the medicinal effects of many of the cannabinoids.

Douglas Fir eo – France

Douglas Fir is NATIVE to northern California, although the commercial oil is cultivated and distilled in France. It is the most citrusy smelling of the conifer (aka forest) trees due to content of Citronellyl acetate. It also contains beta-phellandrene and Pinene, making this oil go straight into the muscles. This makes it a very uplifting scent, it is very good for muscle aches and pains. Tonic to the nervous system and is uplifting get grounding to the psyche. Much like being in the forest itself! This oil is a special addition because we are using oils from native plants, it is still bringing recognition in a very unique way. Most people have heard of the tree but do not often see it used in medicine.

Entourage Effect

This is the term the Cannabis industry has coined in reference to the combination of chemical components in the original plant combining for the overall best medicinal effects. The essential oils create a powerful entourage effect by increasing absorption among other things. CBD and THC can work together to have powerful entourage effects that are more than they can help if they were isolated to one or the other. Absorb cbd makes sure that our formulas protect the components that create the best entourage effect, as well as adding more herbs and essential oils to exponentially increase the medicinal potential.

Essential Oil

Essential oil refers to the volatile aromatic chemicals found in the resin glands of many plants. Their purpose is to protect the plant or/and call pollinators. Essential oils are by definition the product of a steam or hydro alembic distillation of the part of the plant that contains the most. They can be found in many other types of extracts as well such as solvent or CO¬2 extracts The clinical practice of using essential oils by inhalation, application, or ingestion for health and wellness is Aromatherapy. Essential oils are not really oils they are made up of aromatic molecules that are so strong that they themselves are solvents, they happen to be oil and high proof alcohol soluble. All essential oils have a flavor and a scent. There are many aromatic chemicals that make up any one essential oil. Absorb cbd is an Aromatherapy based line of products. Since there are locks and keys for aromatic molecules all throughout our bodies, adding them to formulas increases their entourage effects. Cannabis generally contains a potent amount of essential oils; it is especially concentrated in the flower.

Eucalyptus eo – Australia

Eucalyptus globulus is high in immune stimulating Cineol which is great for sore muscles and clearing the respiratory system. This is obviously another well-known essential oils.

Lavender, Vera eo – France

Lavender is the MOST WELL KNOWN essential oil because it is so powerful yet gentle enough to use without dilution. It is a muscular relaxant, anti-inflammatory, and powerful tonic for entire system. Good for skin conditions such as acne. It also soothes burns & scalds. There are many types of Lavender, ours is the sweetest most pure form which means it is highest in the alcohol Linalool which provides the properties previously listed.

Lemon eo – USA

Lemon oil is expeller pressed from the peel, it is bactericidal, used in detoxification, stimulates the Central
Nervous System, and activates white blood cells. It is also fungicidal. Because of the mono-terpene Limonene and the aldeyde Citral, inhaling Lemon oil improves humor and removes mental blocks. It will become more prominant in the scent as the scent ages.

Peppermint eo – USA

This peppermint is triple distilled to produce the highest menthol content. Menthol is an alcohol, it is cooling, then warming. A known viricide, tonic, and stimulant, particularly to the heart, brain, and pancreas. It is a nerve tonic and is somewhat anesthetic. When inhaled it clears the respiratory passages and opens all energy centers of the body.

Resinoid Trichome

The resinoid trichome refers to the three celled structure that you see as “crystals” on the flower and leaves of Cannabis. They are found on other plants too. The trichome is made of three cells, a resin, a cannabinoid, and an essential oil. Separating the cannabinoid from the terpene using heat is the process known as “decarboxylating” or “activating”.

St Johns Wort CO2 – Austria

St. John’s Wort is used topically to ease traumas of the skin, sore muscles, neck and back injuries. It is astringent. The herb is known as a mood lifter and supports healthy mental function. It is a well-known and trusted household herbal name.

Synthetic Terpenes

A lab made terpene or synthetic essential oil is lacking in a certain important factor that we cherish in our ethics: farm to body healing benefits. Each essential oil comes from somewhere in the world where someone cared for that plant, where the sun kissed it and gave it strength. We believe that life force heals life force. Each essential oil brings with it a karmic circle that allows you the consumer to support a small farmer somewhere in the world. Essential oils are comprised of a myriad of aromatic molecules. If just one of those molecules is duplicated in a lab, with no farm, no person tending it, no sun, no rich history, then you are missing out on the best part, the full entourage effect. This is an integral part of our mission. Without the plant, it becomes a mechanical process of complex reactions, most of which end using hexane or some toxic solvent to create the end result. Unless you know exactly how it is made and where it comes from there is no way to know if it is really a pure medicinal substance or not. Many synthetic fragrances and flavorings have incredibly toxic substances in them to cut them or that they are made of even if they say they are claiming to be natural. Many companies choose them because they are infinitely cheaper than going the OG way of using REAL ESSENTIAL OILS made by REAL FARMS. This is the difference between medicine people and business people. We promise you farm to body all the way.

Sea-Buckthorn Oil – Cold Pressed – Himalayas

Sea-Buckthorn Oil gives us our brilliant amber color. The amber color comes from a terpene called astaxanthin. More specifically it is a carotenoid meaning it contains or is made of Vitamin A which is a powerful antioxidant that repairs skin and helps to produce collagen. Therefore, it is great for repairing wounds and to reduce scarring. This Sea Buckthorn is a cold pressed oil from the fruit. Omega 3, 5, 6, 7, and Omega 9 are all said to be found in high amounts in this oil. The combination of these essential fatty acids, the carotenoids, and Vitamins A, E, C, B-1, B-2, B-6, K, plus flavones combine in this oil to maintain the integrity of the skin barrier function as it diffuses into the top layers of skin and merges with the lipid matrix. This means it is truly responsible for our name ABSORB. This oil is known to heal skin issues such as excema, psoriasis, acne, dry skin, and will kill parasites and any other imbalance in a way that is complimentary to but different than CBD.

Terpene

The industry uses the word terpenes as a general term for what is really known to the rest of herbalism and aromatherapy as ESSENTIAL OILS. Terpenes make up the majority of the essential oil of cannabis, but there are many other chemicals also present. Absorb cbd uses the term essential oil whenever possible to be more accurate. There are many types of terpenes and it has to do with how many carbons are attached. In essential oils mono terpenes, di terpenes, and sesqui terpenes are the most common.

Turmeric CO2 – India

Turmeric is more recently popular to America, but it has a long history in Ayervedic medicine. It is a root that is being shown to have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. This is due to its active component Curcumin, and the high amount of Ketones & Sesquiterpenes. IT IS ADVISED THAT TURMERIC BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY, however the amount in our topical should not be any danger.

Vanilla CO2 – Madagascar

This Vanilla is much sweeter and lighter than its cousin the alcohol extract most use in their kitchens. It is a very thick very expensive extract that we add to our sublingual for its wonderful flavor. It mixes wonderfully with the citrus’ in the formula. Vanilla is a very familiar friend to most of us and it imparts a sense of calm and familiarity that we feel is welcome in a field that is so new to many people. It is a powerful aphrodisiac as well.

Wintergreen CO2 – USA

Wintergreen is made of 90% Methyl salicylates aka “Natural Aspirin”. Salicylates have marked antiinflammmatory effect without the dangers posed by aspirin itself to the stomach. It is most useful for inflammations of muscles, bones, and connective tissue caused by sports injuries. Also, great for conditions such as osteoarthritis. Salicylates are also believed to suppress the synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins, influence arachidonic acid metabolism (endocannabinoid precursors), increase corticoid levels, and inhibit hyaluronidase, thereby reducing inflammation.

Winterization

Winterization is the term used by the Cannabis industry that implies that the waxes have been removed from a CO2 ¬¬extract. This process is generally done by washing it with alcohol then straining it thru a fine sieve. Removing the waxes leaves a 10% higher cannabinoid percentage as well as makes the extract ready for use in a vape pen or cartridge. However, because the alcohol must be evaporated off about 25% or more of the terpenes, and the nuances of the flavor can be and usually is lost, not to mention all of those medicinal properties along with them. Absorb cbd leaves the waxes (and all of the essential oils with it) in our extract that goes into the Topical Relief and the Sublingual formulas. We only winterize for the cartridges and we add the original terpenes back in to recover the original flavor and medicinal benefits.

Yuzu eo – Japan

This unique citrus essential oil imparts its bright lemony herbaceous note to the flavor of our sublingual. It is known to be good for fighting colds and flu, and has many mental benefits as well. It is notably used for stress, burn-out, nervous tension or anxiety, where it helps to bring a soothing and calming effect to the emotions. Likewise it gives upliftment to depressive states, frustration, regret and also helps to build confidence.

Terpenes

Geranyl Acetate – An ESTER, also known as oxygenated monoterpene, or result of a reaction between organic acid and an alcohol to give an ester.  If hydrolyzed will become Geraniol.  Gives a floral, fruity, green scent and scent and taste. It’s boiling point is 464 degrees fahrenheit  and so is retained in CBD decarboxylation.  A study on an essential oil primarily made of Geranyl Acetate showed it was an effective antifungal against Crytococcus neoformans and Candida guillermondii.  Generally anti-inflammatory and effective on skin rashes and other skin problems (Jeanne Rose).  They can both calm and uplift, combining the calming properties of ketones with the tonic virtues of alcohols, so they are very balancing, especially to the nervous system.

 

Terpineol – A cyclic monoterpenol, this the resulting alcohol that forms when the hydroxyl group attaches itself to a monoterpene.  Pinene when hydrolyzed with acids can become Terpineol, which could account for the sweet scent of hydrosol of Cannabis. Its scent and taste is citrus, woody, and floral.  It’s boiling point is 420 degrees fahrenheit so is generally retained CBD decarboxylation. Uses: “prevention and treatment of colds and flu, good immune system balancer, analgesic for muscle and joint aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism, headache relief, agood nerve tonic useful in treating stress-related maladies, anxiety and tension, good anti-depressant.” (Jeanne Rose).  

 

Nerolidol – A sesquiterpenol, is created when the free -OH group attach itself to a sesquiterpene molecule, it becomes an alcohol called a sesquiterpenol.  It is found in many essential oils including but not limited to, Neroli, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Cannabis, and Lemongrass.  It’s boiling point is 252 degrees fahrenheit and so is generally lost in a good CBD decarboxylation that retains the majority of the rest of the terpenes.  Thankfully is easily added back in due to its availability in other essential oils. “Sesquiterpenols are anti-inflammatory, decongestant to the circulatory system, tonic and, like monoterpenols, non-irritating.” (Jeanne Rose)

 

Fenchol – A monoterpenol, with a boiling point of 394 degrees fahrenheit so it generally makes it over into the decarboxylated extract.  As with other chemicals in its category it is known to be good for prevention and treatment of colds and flu, good immune system balancer, analgesic for muscle and joint aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism, headache relief, agood nerve tonic useful in treating stress-related maladies, anxiety and tension, good anti-depressant.”  (Jeanne Rose).  It is found in many essential oils from around the world.

 

Linalool – A monoterpenol, with a boiling point of 388 degrees fahrenheit so it generally makes it over into the decarboxylated extract.  As with other chemicals in its category it is known to be good for “prevention and treatment of colds and flu, good immune system balancer, analgesic for muscle and joint aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism, headache relief, agood nerve tonic useful in treating stress-related maladies, anxiety and tension, good anti-depressant.” (Jeanne Rose).  It is most known for being in French Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia vera or maillette), Italian Basil (Basilicum occimum), Bergamot, Thyme CT Linalool, and Ylang Ylang..  It has been shown to be sedative, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory as part of the entourage effect with other components of the studies essential oil.

 

Limonene – a monoterpene, which means it is generally analgesic, air antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant (clears mucous from lungs), skin irritant, and stimulant. It has a boiling point of 394 degrees fahrenheit so it generally makes it over into the decarboxylated extract. It is found in highest amounts in the essential oils of Grapefruit, Lemon, and Orange.  The scent and flavor is citrus, fruity, and floral.  The mental actions are very uplifting (a bright Sativa feel), and are known to cleanse the mind of negative thinking. It is also known for being antidepressant upon inhalation.  It also has been shown to reduce appetite, decrease food intake and lower the body weight of test animals.

 

Phytol – an acyclic diterpene alcohol from chlorophyll, “these are formed in the same way, by a free -OH group attaching itself to a diterpene molecule.  Being heavier, they are not very volatile, so not many of them vaporize and come through the distillation process into the essential oil.  However, they are very important, as their structure is somewhat similar to that of human hormones (steroid) and they appear to have a balancing effect on the hormonal system. It has a very high boiling point of 397 so it almost always makes it over after decarboxylation. It has been shown to be antinociceptive (process of blocking the detection of a painful or injurious stimulus by sensory neurons) to central and peripheral systems, as well as being antioxidant.

 

Pinene – is a monoterpene, so it is okay to refer to it as a terpene (see the matching suffix?). There is alpha and beta Pinene, they are both not soluble in water but soluble in alcohol, they are found in the essential oil but not in the hydrosol. Pinene is responsible for the distinctive conifer tree scents. It has been shown to expand the lungs in small amounts. Internally and topically it is an immune stimulant,  antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic and muscle relaxer, and an insecticide.  By inhalation it can help the memory and sharpen focus, and can be a powerful mucolytic (coughing up a lung over there?).  Many people are allergic to Pinene and therefore are allergic to Cannabis.  It is readily found in nature.  It’s boiling point is 311 degrees and so it is retained pretty much no matter what you do to the flower.  Rosemary, Conifer trees, Cannabis, Nutmeg, and many more share Pinene.

 

Valencene – Is a sesquiterpene that smells like oranges and grapefruits.  Citrus scents are known to clear the mind of negativity.  Sesquiterpenes are anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, liver and gland stimulating, hypotensive, and relaxing. (Rose) This terpene is often synthesized and used readily in the flavoring industry. It is found in the peel of citrus fruits, and can be made by fermentation as well.  It’s boiling point is 254 degrees and is retained in most THC extracts, some is lost in CBD decarboxylation.

 

Bisabolol – Is an aromatic alcohol.  It is the king of anti-inflammation, particularly for edema (reducing redness).  Fantastic for skin care and treatment of inflammatory disorders therein.  It has a barely detectable, very powdery, sweet, floral scent.  It has a boiling point of 307 degrees and thankfully is retained throughout decarboxylation and most post processes.  It is also a component of Myrrh, Frankincense, and Candeia.

 

Guiaol – Another incredible alcohol.  Guiaol has been shown to actually protect against UVA and UVB rays as well as help stop hyperpigmentation.  It is wonderful for first aid because it is antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-viral, bactericidal, vasoconstrictive, plus is a general and nerve tonic.