Featured Ingredients in Our Products

Oil Blends
Our oil blends contain active ingredients and carrier oil only. This means we will never use synthetic or ‘natural’ flavorings or dyes, all of which are unnecessary and compromise the purpose of natural supplementation. All of our oil blends are available with either full spectrum hemp extract or zero THC CBD isolate.

  • Sunflower oil is low in saturated fat and also contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats along with vitamins A, C, D and E, making it one of the healthiest oils for consumption. We always use un-refined and organic sunflower oil.
  • Full Spectrum hemp extract is the pure oil extracted from the hemp plant, containing unmodified cannabinoids and compounds. Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full spectrum hemp oil contains an array of cannabinoids, is naturally high in CBD (cannabidiol), and contains many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids and terpenes.
  • CBD Isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99% pure cannabidiol (CBD). CBD isolate contains only CBD. All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, chlorophyll, and more are removed. CBD isolate contains no THC or other cannabinoids, resulting in a product that contains CBD and nothing more.
  • CBG isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99% pure cannabigerole (CBG). CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid known to be anti-bacterial and reduce inflammation. CBG is being studied for its application in treating neuro-degenerative disorders and it’s role in inhibiting cancer cell growth.
  • Copaiba is a stimulant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of several pinnate-leaved South American leguminous trees (genus Copaifera), and is what copaiba resin is made from. A powerful anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and expectorant, Copaiba has been used medicinally since at least 1625 for the natural treatment of health concerns. Copaiba has stimulating effects, similar to coffee, but without the side effects of caffeine. We use organic copaiba resin in our CBD and Copaiba resin blend.

All of our topicals are formulated with the highest quality, organic herbs, oils, butters and resins. We never use artificial colors or fragrances and only use natural preservatives (when necessary) and antioxidants to prolong shelf life and maintain product integrity. All of our topicals contain full spectrum hemp extract, with the exception of Skin Soother, which contains CBD isolate.

  • Shea butter is excellent for deeply moisturizing and nourishing the skin. It is loaded with vitamins that benefit the skin for elasticity, protection from free free radicals, and it contains naturally occurring sun protection. It can help fade stretch marks and is commonly used to help topically treat symptoms caused from eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions.
  • Sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help lower skin redness and roughness. Sunflower seed oil is high in omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acid and vitamin E. Omega-6 acid helps decrease inflammation in the skin and encourages the development of new skin cells.
  • Full spectrum hemp extract is high in cannabidiol (CBD), and is an active ingredient in most of our topicals. Since CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory, it can help soothe and relax your skin, topically. As a result, the appearance of blemishes like acne or red spots can be diminished. CBD also appears to stimulate oil production, which can help alleviate the symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions. CBD acts as an antioxidant, which can discourage the breakdown of collagen in aging skin. Studies indicate that topical CBD application also has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain and inflammation without any evident side-effects.
  • We infuse only the best carrier oils with Organic herbs that are anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and vulnerary, by nature. Vulnerary herbs, such as calendula, comfrey and marshmallow root can support healing of wounds, scrapes, rashes, burns, sprains, torn muscles, broken bones, and even bruising. Anti-inflammatory herbs, such as chamomile, arnica and frankincense may help calm inflammation. Inflammation of the skin can result in heat, redness, swelling, pain and itchiness. Anti-microbial herbs, such as lavender, lemon balm, Basil are all soothing and have calming effects when applied topically.
  • Optiphen Plus is a broad spectrum preservative that does not contain parabens or formaldehyde. At Authentic Botanicals, we only use preservatives when they are absolutely necessary to prevent mold, bacteria and yeast growth, all of which can grow rapidly in products containing water. Though most of our products are anhydrous, which means they contain absolutely no water, Muscle Relief cream contains magnesium brine, which contains distilled water. We use Optiphen Plus to maintain the integrity of the formula, but more importantly, to protect our customers, as mold, bacteria and yeast can cause adverse reactions and more.
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E) has many benefits for the skin, including emollient and anti-aging properties, but we use it in all of our anyhydrous products to inhibit oxidization of oils to prolong shelf life and maintain the integrity of the product.
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How Do Topicals Work?

How do CBD topicals work?

Hemp (Cannabis) is rich in phytocannabinoids that activate the same receptors in our bodies as endocannabinoids do. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that our own bodies produce on demand. Both of these interact with a body system called the endocannabinoid system, which is a network of cannabinoid receptors through out the body that play a crucial role in homeostasis, or balance. Homeostasis regulates how cells function within the body and serve as a bridge between the brain and the body.

While THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid, acts as a direct replacement for endocannabinoids, CBD is more of a natural enhancer and helps the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively. To understand this better, you need to understand that there are two main cannabinoid receptors, the CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found mainly in the central nervous system and the CB2 receptors are found mainly in tissues and the immune system.

Now that we’ve covered all of the key players, you might wonder exactly how topicals work. Very simply put, the skin has both CB1 and CB2 receptors, meaning that topical application is a quick and effective way to absorb cannabinoids and why they are absorbed so quickly this way. When you compare consuming cannabinoids via inhalation (smoking or vaping, for example), the cannabinoids must pass through the lungs and into the bloodstream before activating the endocannabinoid receptors in your brain. When consumed as a supplement, either sublingually or just by swallowing it’s hard to determine how much is absorbed, as there are many variables and everyone is different. When applied topically, the endocannabinoid receptors that reside in the muscular tissue under your skin give the applied cannabinoids a direct path to finding those receptors, which results in rapid absorption and relief that can last up to four hours.

Topically, cannabinoids are a very effective and localized treatment for many issues, such as joint pain, muscle aches, cramps and soreness, as well as being extremely effective for certain skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Don’t worry, even if you are using a full spectrum topical that contains a small amount of THC, it will not penetrate the blood brain barrier, so you will not feel any psychoactive effects nor will you have to worry about testing positive for THC.

If we’ve piqued your curiosity about trying a CBD topical, Authentic Botanicals has some great options to choose from, whether it be for skincare or pain. All of our topicals are infused with real herbs and resins, in addition to phytocannabinoid rich hemp extract.

It doesn’t take a lot of a quality product to activate the endocannabinoid system, so a little goes a long way, which makes it a cost effective and safe remedy. For pain relief with a warming effect, try our full spectrum or isolate (hyperlink pain relief) and for a cooling relief that is great for muscle pain and post workout stress, try (hyperlink muscle relief). Many of our customers also love Muscle Relief for headaches and neck tension. If you are suffering with skin issues related to inflammation, such as eczema, psoriasis or any skin irritation, we recommend (hyperlink Skin Repair) for targeted relief. (Hyperlink skin soother) is great for daily use, diaper rash and even skin burn and is great for broad spectrum use. Whichever you choose, your skin and body will be happy you tried it.

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About Authentic Botanicals

Authentic Botanicals was borne from our desire to produce toxin free health and wellness products and make them accessible to everyone.  All of our products are produced with our own families in mind, which means we never use harmful parabens, preservatives, colors or synthetic flavorings and fragrances.

  • Produced in USDA approved facility
  • No harmful solvents
  • CBD isolate contains no psychotropic cannabinoids – Zero THC
  • CBD full spectrum is at or below the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC
  • Third party lab tested
  • CBD extracts and isolates are processed in kosher certified facility
  • Hemp is sourced from Oregon, Colorado and Kentucky grown USDA certified farms and never from China or other countries with uncertain cultivation practices
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Authentic Botanicals FAQs

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Researchers are currently studying the effects of CBD on a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, epilepsy, dementia and more.

Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumor, and neuroprotective qualities.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD) are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that can affect the human body. They work by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce, called endocannabinoids, that affect nerve, brain and immune cell activity.

Currently, there are two known primary cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and in some peripheral tissues. They affect appetite, muscle control, pain, cognition, thermoregulation, and our stress response. CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, and at a lower density in the central nervous system. CB2 activation is associated with immune function and immune cell proliferation, inflammation, and pain. Although these two cannabinoid receptors have been studied relatively extensively, there are more cannabinoid receptors being examined.

Will CBD make me feel high?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has many health benefits, without producing the psychoactive, “euphoric” effects of THC. CBD is more about what you don’t feel and less about what you do feel.  That said, it’s important to start with a low dose to see how it makes you feel and increase your dose according to results. This is called finding the ‘sweet spot’, which is your perfect dose.

How do I take CBD?

We recommend taking CBD sublingually, which means under the tongue.  By using the dropper, place your dose under the tongue. Hold it there (the longer the better) for at lease one minute, then swallow. There are thousands of capillaries under the tongue, which is how CBD is delivered right into the blood stream.

Is CBD safe?

  • CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.
  • To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.
  • Chronic use and even high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in human

Are CBD products legal in all 50 states?

No, for example, Idaho prohibits even full spectrum CBD, as it contains a slight amount (0.3% or less) of THC. However, CBD is legal in most states, as long as it is derived from hemp, not marijuana, and contain less than 0.3% THC. No medical card is required to buy or use hemp-derived CBD products.

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