CBD products have become popular as a natural way to relieve pain, increase wellness, and promote relaxation. These products have many health benefits and are ideal for a salon or spa setting, but it’s important to understand the product before you begin offering it in your salon.
What is CBD? Does it get you high?
Although CBD is a compound that is found in cannabis, it does not contain the THC compounds that will get you high. The CBD oil used in commercial products is derived from hemp, a type of cannabis that contains only trace amounts of THC. Only CBD oil derived from hemp is legal to distribute nationally, and this is the ingredient used in commercial CBD oil-infused products.
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
Believe it or not, cannabis is a current big thing in beauty – minus the psychoactive extracts.
“CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of more than 80 chemical cannabinoids found in Hemp/Cannabis. While derived from cannabis, CBD is not medical marijuana, it is not psychotropic (unlike THC, the most commonly known cannabinoid) and so will not get you high,” says Elena Lavagni, founder of Neville Hair & Beauty.
She goes on, “our bodies are receptive to cannabinoids as we have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) of receptors that allows for cellular communication and regulation, which CBD taps into.”
CBD oil is the perfect finishing touch to a manicure, serving to hydrate the skin. It is anti inflammatory, calming, and a potent antioxidant. CBD also contains vitamin E oil, which is known to protect the skin.
Plus, “introducing CBD into your daily diet may have an extremely positive effect on your immune system and in turn, can give you beautiful glowing skin,” says Oli Summers, founder of Signature CBD
What benefits does CBD provide?
CBD can provide many benefits that clients will love. It has stress-reducing, pain-relieving, and moisturizing properties and can assist in reducing inflammation and minor aches and pains. Many people have reported that it improves mood and can help with both short-term and chronic pain. Full spectrum CBD will give the greatest benefits. CBD also works well when combined with other beneficial ingredients, such as vitamins and essential oils. For example, in addition to full spectrum CBD, LeChat Spa’s CBD foot balm features vitamins C and E, aloe vera, and a blend of essential oils to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and rejuvenate skin. It also contains lidocaine, offering additional pain relief for footsore clients. The brand also offers CBD cuticle oil, which hydrates and protects nails and skin.
Why should you add it to your salon offerings?
Offering CBD services is a great way to help set your salon apart. It’s a new, on-trend element to add to services, and clients will be keen to try it out. Many clients complain of sore muscles, inflamed joints, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, and other aches and pains. Stepping in to help relieve their pain is a surefire way to gain a loyal client. CBD products make a perfect addition to the massage portion of the service and can also be a great item to retail because these products are still relatively uncommon in ordinary stores. Once they experience the health benefits of CBD, clients will want to continue using the products, and home use is often suggested — LeChat recommends regular use of its CBD Spa products to promote maximum health and hydration of the skin.
Start by setting up your at home cannabis mani pedi!
You’re going to need to set out a few handy items to complete this CBD spa experience. Be sure to place all items within reach of the space that you are setting up. This way you can complete each step without stopping. Grab a couple of dry, clean towels. Make sure you have your favorite nail polish, CBD oil, and CBD lotion.
Fill a deep foot basin or bowl halfway with warm water. In addition, add a CBD bath bomb to the foot basin. Lay out one of your towels on the floor to catch any water spills. Place your foot basin on top of this towel. If you do not currently possess some of these CBD beauty products, do not fret. We will connect you with recipes to make all of them.
Now that your setup is complete, it’s time to start your relaxing CBD manicure/pedicure.
Sink your feet into warm water with a CBD bath bomb.
This might be one of your favorite parts. Enjoy soothing warm water while a CBD bath bomb bubbles and fizzes surrounding your feet. Let your feet soak up a rich bath bomb for a minute before you start the next process. After all, you’re supposed to enjoy this!
If you need to create a CBD bath bomb, check out this recipe. Be sure to make this cannabis beauty product ahead of time so that is ready for your CBD treatment. Choose a desired scent and create customized canna bath bombs to enhance your CBD manicure experience.
Here’s what to do while your feet are soaking up CBD bath bomb goodness.
For this step, you may need to create a cannabis lotion. Click here to check out the recipe. This coconut body lotion smells beautiful and may help transport your mind to a tropical destination.
While your feet are lapping up the benefits of CBD oil from the bath bomb, get started on your hands. First, treat yourself to a luxurious cannabis massage with CBD lotion. Add a dime-size dollop to your palm and begin to rub into your hands.
Remember, don’t forget to work this lotion into your cuticle. You want to moisturize as best as you can. Gently massage your cannabis lotion into your skin reaching all the way up to your elbows. Rub the CBD moisturizer in until it is fully absorbed. Once this is complete, it is time to move forward.
When the water starts to cool down, it’s time to enjoy a leg CBD massage.
This step requires CBD massage oil. If you would like to create your own massage oil with CBD, check out this recipe. This recipe works very well and is easy to make!
Slowly remove your feet from the water and place them on the towel. Use your other towel to dry them off fully. Add a dime size drop of CBD massage oil to your hands. Slowly begin to massage your legs and let the tension fall away.
Work the cannabis massage oil into your skin while you work out tightness. Continue to massage your legs and feet until the oil is absorbed and you are feeling great! Be sure to work this oil into the cuticles of your toes so that you add moisturizer to your nails. Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy every minute!
Next up in the at home CBD manicure is exfoliating.
You’re going to use a CBD scrub to exfoliate your feet. If you need to create a cannabis scrub, follow this recipe. Otherwise scoop a dollop of CBD scrub into your hands. Massage gently in circular motions all over your feet. Continue this process until you feel that you are finished exfoliating.
Rinse off the CBD scrub and dry your feet fully. Then, apply the CBD lotion that you used on your hands to follow. Rub into your feet while gently massaging until the coconut CBD moisturizer is completely absorbed.
It’s time to start making your nails pretty!
Grab your tools and polish. It’s time to start making your nails look their best. Carefully trim your nails to a preferable length. Then, file your nails to smooth out any rough edges. You will need to do this for your hands and feet. If you are choosing to color your nails, ensure that your nails dry completely before adding polish.
If you are feeling creative, you can even create a cannabis leaf motif on your nails! Simply grab a stencil and fill in the shape with your desired color. Why not make them green?
Let dry according to polish instructions. To finish of the CBD mani and pedi, add one drop of CBD oil to your palm. If your polish is completely dry, rub the cannabis oil into your hands. Be sure to massage this oil into your nails and hands as a finishing touch.