Summer is here and we are all heading outdoors, whether plotting our next adventure hike, or plotting out our gardens. Our family has a long bucket list of activities we make every year such as riding bikes, jogging and swimming every day...somewhere somehow! As much as I love the warm weather, the truth is that summer tuckers me out, especially owning a farm and having my kids around all day; the long hours and constant activity are relentless. As we go about tackling the various yard and farm projects and “fitness” goals, we inevitably find ourselves a bit sore, bruised and itchy (from bug bites and out here in the jungle of Northeast PA, the dreadful and prolific Poison Ivy.) That’s why I started making healing balms and other topicals with our CBD Hemp! For the past several years I’ve been making salves with herbs like plantain and comfrey from around the farm to fill out our home first-aid kit. So I knew that herbal salves worked well. When we started growing hemp last year, I thought to myself, we are growing one of the most amazing pain relieving plants known to man, why not combine these herbs together. Thus Worker Balm and Yard Balm were born! Two amazing salves infused with our homegrown high CBD Hemp and some of my favorite herbs harvested from around the farm and my own backyard!
Here are some ways that organic CBD Hemp Balm and other CBD topicals provide natural recovery from hard work, workouts and other adventures.
The Synergy of CBD and Arnica
The herb Arnica has been used in traditional medicine for centuries as an anti-inflammatory for bruises, stiff joints and sore muscles. This powerful daisy-like herb is grown in Europe and in the mountains of western North America and starting this year...right here at Anthill Farm!
Arnica Balms applied to cuts and bruises seem to speed up the healing time. In addition, Arnica has been used extensively for soothing and renewing various skin afflictions.
CBD shares many therapeutic properties with Arnica, but works with cannabinoid receptors in your skin as part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, to regulate your body’s reaction to external stress. When CBD Balm is applied to bruises and cuts, it helps reduce the swelling and inflammation, thereby reducing pain.
Here at Anthill Farm we’ve combined these two powerful herbs and crafted Worker Balm, an organic CBD hemp and Arnica balm that delivers maximum relief. All of the ingredients in Worker Balm are organic and include: our homegrown high CBD hemp flower, arnica flower, virgin coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil. Many of these ingredients have antibacterial properties too, so you can keep cuts and scrapes clean and reduce pain! This superior CBD hemp and Arnica balm is great for sore muscles, arthritis, bruises and is an excellent skin moisturizer.
From our farm to your skin- Yard Balm has the perfect blend of Herbs and Hemp to keep your skin happy all summer long!
Did you know that many common herbs and weeds that grow in your yard have powerful properties that relieve irritated and inflamed skin. Here at Anthill Agroforestry we decided to infuse our virgin coconut oil and olive oil balm base with our homegrown CBD Hemp and a selection of effective herbs from around our farm.
Here is a brief rundown of the familiar herbs we infused into our high CBD Yard Balm:
- Comfrey: Wound healing, soothes rashes and irritations, high content of antioxidants including Vitamin C for promoting rapid cell growth as it helps to moisturize and soothe dry skin.
- Plantain: Soothes skin irritations, insect bites ( especially bee stings) has antibacterial properties and promotes skin cell regeneration
- Speedwell: Soothes and calms skin, reduces inflammation and relieves itch.
-Chickweed: Soothes and relieves inflammation and helps speed up the wound and skin irritation healing process.
- Dandelion Flowers: can be used as a poultice for wounds, helps reduce skin eruptions and irritations, anti-fungal and helps with acne prevention.
-Purple Dead Nettle: helps itchy, irritated, dry, chapped and inflamed sore skin.
-Yarrow: Promotes skin circulation, opens pores, reduces inflammation and helps treat wounds.
Yellow Dock Leaves: Helps reduce many kinds of skin irritations and eruptions as well as a possible aid to reduce age spots.
Who knew that these so-called weeds are so packed with medicine to heal us! So what happens when you combine all of these amazing herbs with our organic CBD hemp, you get our super luxurious Yard Balm and healthy, happy, calm skin!
Here at our house we use Yard Balm for:
Itchy bug bites from mosquitoes, gnats
Bee stings and horsefly bites
Scraps and cuts
Basically it's a cure all, and best of all it is all organic and completely safe for kids of all ages!
Anthill Farm Agroforestry is dedicated to regenerative agricultural practices that go beyond organic, by planting native plants and thousands of trees for food, medicine and biodiversity. We are working towards building a sustainable food system that honors the earth and creates explosions of life!