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The Green Stuff – Kentucky Hemp Works Hemp Root Salve -My Journey

Kentucky Hemp Works Salve

First off, let me say this product does not contain any active cannabinoids (CBD and THC). “The Green Stuff”, AKA Kentucky Hemp Works Hemp Root salve, is all around amazing. This little 2 oz tin is the most powerful tin you will EVER OWN. Every single person that has applied this salve has fell in love, including myself and family. I want to explain more on how this amazing salve works and what we use it for, which is EVERYTHING.

With just 4 ingredients, hemp seed oil, hemp root, beeswax, and essential oils, it packs a powerful punch to dry skin. Kentucky Hemp Works is an FDA registered facility, and they hand make their hemp root salve in a small town in Kentucky. They have been in the game since Kentucky pushed hemp through in 2013. Actually, they were involved in the process in Frankfort. I honestly cannot say enough amazing things about this company.

Now to the good stuff, I mean the green stuff. I personally use this for the following; achy joints, eczema, sunburns, antibacterial, dry skin, cuts, hair conditioner. I add to this list often. My go-to is this silver tin that is sitting around my home, EVERYWHERE. I often use this on my daughter who has sensitive skin and eczema. We prefer this to aloe when we are sunburnt, too. It is just as effective without the stickiness of aloe. It takes the sting out of burns while moisturizing our damaged sun kissed skin. We rub this from our head to toes usually. A little goes a long way even when we are applying daily. They last a long time between 3 people using it…for everything.

From my grandmother to my daughter, my entire family uses this green stuff. Dry skin to help reduce wrinkles we apply it, daily. We keep regular stock in this product because we are in love with it. If you have tried this product as well please leave a comment on what it has helped you with!

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea

*This blog is personal views and experiences on products used. This is not medical advice*

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Can I Fail A Drug Test Using CBD?

Cannabis flower

Can you fail a drug test when using CBD products? Yes, it is possible. We get this questions a lot when explaining what hemp and CBD is. The stigma around cannabis is real. Unfortunately, employers do not want any THC in your system. Once removed from the schedule 1 category, (we all know it will be eventually) we hope that employers will stop testing for THC.

The tricky part of the cannabinoid THC, is it is stored in your fat for up to 30-45 days. Depending on how often you use cannabis. Tinctures, flower, and edibles that have even the minimal amount of THC can throw a positive on a drug test. Topicals tend to only reach the first few layers of your skin, which may not make it to your blood stream. Some brands offer a THC free version like Joy Organics. Be aware when using THC free products that it won’t work as good as a full spectrum. The reason for this because when they are striping the THC from the flower, they also remove other cannabinoids and terpenes. Also, CBD and THC work best when they are together.

If you are subject to a drug test, we suggest you do a couple things. Perhaps, speaking to your employer about it help. Show them the bottle and receipt could help your case. We do suggest that you ask before doing in this case. We have heard so many stories of people losing their job due to using CBD products. If you don’t have a relationship with your employer or do not feel comfortable talking about it with them, we suggest that you do not ingest products that have any THC. You may use topicals for localized pain, as it is less likely for you to have THC in your system. We cannot guarantee this by any means because we are not scientist nor have a medical degree. We have done research and networking to better understand cannabis and it’s effects. Be advised you can purchase THC drug test at any dollar tree to test yourself. Everyone’s body is different and holds substances differently. Better safe than sorry.

We are not medical professionals and we do not give medical advice. We want to make sure you are safe in all ways, while using the brands we offer. You can test fail a drug test, if you ingest products that have even the minimal .3% THC.

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea

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Kentucky Pushes Medical Marijuana To Sentate

Our home state is Kentucky, so we were extremely happy to see another cannabis bill move through the house. Of course, Hemp was first to make it’s way through last decade, in 2013. I listened to the entire house debate on this bill. They mentioned it would be one of the strictest laws in the country. They will not allow flower, which they do not allow sale of hemp flower in Kentucky either. A board of 13 people will decide who qualifies, chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and nausea or vomiting are a couple of the conditions named. A statewide poll according to KYNorml 90% of Kentuckians are for medical marijuana.

The representatives for this bill told stories of opioid addiction. They also talked about how medicinal cannabis can help people with chronic diseases like epilepsy, MS, Parkinson. Not to mention, people that have to take medication for medication side effects. They have not stated yet who will qualify. Representatives brought up that the death tolls on opioids are in the thousands and cannabis is zero. I know first hand how important legalizing this entire plant is. I hear stories all the time of people that do not want to be on these types of medications. Prescription addiction hits close to home for myself and a lot close to me. I stand behind the ones pushing for this to become law.

During the debate the representatives against HB-136 were people who want more research before legalizing marijuana. They also stated they wanted to wait until the DEA to descheduled cannabis. Of course, they brought up FDA issues, banking issues, and how are patients going to pay for it. These are all valid issues but getting the federal government to act on this has been very slow. FDA is dragging their feet because they will lose money once it is descheduled. We will not get more research until we legalize it in some form.

If legalized, Kentucky will be the 34 state to legalize medical cannabis. I believe, if we have most of our states legalized in some way the federal government will have to make a move to deschedule. Which isn’t going to happen in an election year. Big business including pharma also have a huge interest in descheduling cannabis which is another issue on it’s own. We are moving forward, and yesterdays 63-30 vote approving medical marijuana is a step in the right direction! Make sure you are voicing your opinion on this matter Kentuckians. Let your law makers know you are in support of HB-136. If you aren’t in a state that has cannabis law tell your representatives. Stand up and voice your opinion. It took me under 2 minutes to say you support HB 136 – 800-372-7181.

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea

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Hemp Seed Oil and Skincare

Hemp Seeds Photo by Chelsea Sagez

Cannabis Sativa seeds, as known as hemp seed oil or hemp oil, are packed full of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Essential fatty acids are not only good for inside your body, but outside as well. Applying essential fatty acids to your skin, you are hydrating your skin, clearing acne, and improving elasticity. Additionally, hemp oil will not clog your pores.

Benefits you will see while using hemp oil are reduction in fine lines, redness, wrinkles, and clearing of acne caused by oil. You will smooth inflammation and irritation on the skin. Hemp oil has been studied and proven to help psoriasis and eczema.

Although, hemp seed oil and hemp extract have similar benefits, they are completely different. Hemp seed derived products will not contain any active cannabinoids. According the FDA, hemp seeds are considered generally recognized as safe. This doesn’t include hemp extract as of today. FDA is deciding what rules and regulations are appropriate for the industry.

We have hemp seed protein available for you to add to smoothies, shakes, and baked goods. This protein is a super food. Hemp root salve from Kentucky Hemp Works and Body Butter from Tierra Curativa are both made with hemp seed oil and do not contain any active cannabinoids. These would be excellent for your skin!

Check out this very informative video from Ministry of Hemp.

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Hemp Seed Oil V. Hemp Extract Oil

Outdoor Hemp Photo Katie Arzamastseva

The market is booming in cannabis, and knowing the difference in terms is very important. Hemp Seed oil and hemp extract oil are two different terms that easily can be confused. I want to explain the difference between the two, so you understand what you are buying.


Hemp Seeds Photo by Chelsea Sagez
Hemp Seeds
Photo Chelsea Sagez

Hemp seed oil, also called hemp oil, is made from hemp seeds. This oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and found in cooking oils, lotions, and soaps. Hemp oil doesn’t contain any active phytocannabinoids. Products that contain hemp oil are great for hydrating your skin and whole body health. You can find hemp seed in food as well check out our hemp seed protein powder from Kentucky Hemp Works.


Hemp extract oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant. This oil has active phytocannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBN, and CBG just to name a few. Research has just begun on what exactly phytocannabinoids can do for our body. Studies have shown potential for anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.

CBD oil
Photo Chelsea Sagez

Hemp seed oil and hemp extract oil can be easily confused because the names are similar. We have some products with both, which is great because you are getting the whole plant. Make sure you look at your labels when purchasing hemp products to know what part of the plant you are getting. The results will reflect that, as they do not give the same benefits.

Stay Blissful,

Chelsea