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General FAQs

1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from hemp plants and interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a group of receptors that take it in and contain enzymes to break it down. After the enzymes break CBD down, it is then synthesized and sent throughout the whole body to various biological and cognitive processes.

2. What is Hemp?

Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species explicitly grown for industrial use. It can be used to make a wide range of products. Along with bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth. CBD is extracted from Hemp plants.

3. Are CBD and THC the same?

Although CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant and are the most prominent cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, they are not the same. They have different chemical compositions which causes the body’s endocannabinoid system to receive and process them differently. Whereas THC can have psychoactive effects, CBD does not act in this way.

In addition, CBD and THC are derived from different strains of the Cannabis Sativa Plant. While both technically part of the Cannabis Sativa species, hemp and marijuana plants are actually two different strains of the plant species. While both marijuana and hemp plants produce CBD and THC, marijuana cannabis plants have a higher concentration of THC, and hemp has a higher concentration of CBD. CBD comes from the whole plant in varieties grown to have a low level of THC (less than 0.3% dry weight). In contrast, THC is pulled primarily from the flowers of plants bread to have higher levels of the compound ranging from 5-35%.

4. Will CBD get you high?

A common misconception is that CBD will give you similar psychoactive feelings as marijuana; however, this is in fact, false. Considering CBD is a “non-psychoactive” compound and only contains 0.3% or less contents of THC, you will not experience the same euphoric or sedated feelings associated with marijuana.

5. How does CBD make you feel?

The primary sensation of CBD that many people report feeling is relaxation. Unlike THC, CBD binds very weakly to CB1 receptors in the brain which is why you should not feel similar euphoric feelings associated with THC. The interaction of CB1 receptors is believed to release neurotransmitters to your brain, responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, metabolism, memory, and more. CBD has been said to reduce pain within the body and provide users with a less anxious feeling after consumption.

6. Is CBD legal?

Due to the different levels of THC, CBD and marijuana are regulated differently under the law. It’s all based on where CBD is derived from. If the CBD comes from the Hemp plant varieties containing less than 0.3% THC, it is legal. But if CBD is derived from the Marijuana plant, it is considered illegal due to the THC levels produced. All Sacred Essentials™ products are made from Hemp and tested to contain minimal and in many cases no discernable amount of THC, well below the 0.3% legal limit.

7. What are the benefits of CBD?

Health benefits related to CBD are still being tested daily; however, the most common benefits that users of CBD say they experience are anti-inflammatory, reducing anxiety and helping provide relaxation for those that experience insomnia. Currently, the FDA has approved one CBD-based drug, Epidiolex, to treat several severe forms of childhood epilepsy.

8. How do you take CBD?

CBD can be taken in various forms, from topical use to oral consumption. Most oral CBD products consist of pills and tinctures while topical options come in balms, lotions, and more. It is said that topical application of CBD is more effective in relieving inflammation or pain in one area.

9. Where can you get CBD?

There are many places to purchase CBD, whether you decide to order online, visit your local dispensary, or purchase directly from a CBD producer. You can find a wide range of Sacred Essentials products online, to place your next order.

10. How old do you need to be to use CBD?

Although there is no legal age restriction on CBD products, most places you purchase CBD will require an ID. As we mentioned before, CBD has not been shown to be harmful if taken in proper amounts and, in some cases, can be prescribed by a doctor regardless of age. It would be best to consult with a physician before deciding to use CBD as an alternative for those under 18.

11. What is the right dosage of CBD?

For products taken orally, an effective dosage can range from as little as a 5mg of CBD per day up to 1500mg per day. Make sure to start low and go slow. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary, adjust the amount. Don’t overdo it.

12. What are the side effects of CBD?

Unlike THC, CBD side effects are well tolerated and vary based on use. Possible side effect are:
Dry mouth
Diarrhea
Fatigue

13. Why does Sacred Essentials™ use Full Spectrum CBD oil?

We use full-spectrum CBD oil to take advantage of the potential “entourage effect” of CBD and the other components in the Hemp plant. In fact, the Cannabis Sativa plant contains multiple types of compounds that may have benefits to users. These include cannabinoids, of which there are over 100 different compounds including CBD and THC. The hemp plant also contains over 100 different terpenes that help create the plant’s fragrance and can have other potential therapeutic benefits. Finally, the plant contains over a dozen flavonoids that are also being studied for their potential therapeutic effects. You can read more about the different types of CBD in this article: Full Spectrum or CBD Isolate – Blog.

14. Where does Sacred Essentials™ get its CBD oil from?

We get our CBD oil only from US sources using extraction processes designed to ensure the highest purity and quality. Our extraction partner knows every grower personally so that they can have a hand in the growth of the hemp all the way through extraction. We use the CO2 extraction process for our full-spectrum CBD. This solvent-free process is known for being the cleanest, safest method of acquiring CBD oil from hemp. Our extraction partner is also fully cGMP certified for food grade production. All our CBD is tested for potency, pesticides, heavy metals and microbials before and after extraction.

15. How does Sacred Essentials™ test its products?

We use third party laboratories to verify the components of our finished product formulas, including the full spectrum CBD content that we claim for each product. We also test to ensure that there is minimal or no detectable THC content, certainly well below the .3% legal standard. We also obtain supplier certifications for every batch of CBD incorporated in our products. You can find copies of our test results within each of the detailed product listings on this website.

FAQs by Product

Pain Balm

1. What is the best way to use Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Balm?

Most of our customers find best success by massaging a dime size portion of balm directly on the skin in the area that needs relief. Some have also found other creative ways to use our pain balm to create a variety of daily wellness solutions. You can read about them in this article: Five Surprising Ways To Use Sacred Pain Balm

2. Should I apply Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Balm before or after exercise?

Many of our customers find that massaging pain balm both before and after exercise can be beneficial for warming muscles and muscle recovery. Give it a try yourself!

3. What is the difference between the original formula Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Balm and the new Extra Strength formula?

The new Extra Strength formula has twice the CBD content (1000mg per 60g jar versus 500mg in the original 60g jar) and 25% more cooling menthol versus our original formula. This combination of pain fighting ingredients is designed to give the extra level of relief that many of our customers have asked us for.

4. What natural ingredients are in Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Balm?

Sacred Essentials™’s Full Spectrum CBD oil is naturally derived from Hemp plants. Other natural ingredients in our Pain Balm include our olive oil base, essential oils, lavender, chamomile, and vitamin E.

5. Does CBD Pain Balm applied topically get absorbed in the bloodstream?

No, topical CBD products are only absorbed into the skin and the localized nerve receptors to aid in inflammation control and pain management.

Pain Lotion

6. What is the best way to use Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Lotion?

Start with a dime size of product and apply directly to the skin, massage until absorbed, add more if needed. Our Pain Lotion is great to use before a workout to help warm-up and relax muscles. Also great after a morning shower.

7. How is the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Lotion different from the Sacred Essentials(TM) CBD Pain Balm?

The Sacred Essentials™ Pain lotion is a water-based formulation with additional skin protecting ingredients. Compared to the Sacred Essentials™ Pain Balm, the product has a lighter feel and will absorb more quickly into the skin.

8. When during the day should I apply Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Lotion?

Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Lotion may be applied anytime of the day for temporary pain relief and instant hydration. Some of our customers find a successful routine involves applying the lotion in the morning after showering and then in the evening before bed.

9. What natural ingredients are in Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Lotion?

Sacred Essentials™’s Full Spectrum CBD is naturally derived from the Hemp plant. Other natural ingredients in our Pain Lotion include myrrh, turmeric, ginger, and Vitamin E.

10. Can I layer Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Lotion with other Sacred Essentials™ CBD products?

Yes, if you prefer to layer products, apply pain lotion, allow lotion to absorb as your base product and apply balm or body stick if needed for an extra level of relief.

11. Does CBD Pain Lotion applied topically get absorbed in the bloodstream?

No, topical CBD products are only absorbed into the skin and the localized nerve receptors to aid in inflammation control and pain management.

Pain Stick

12. What is the best way to use the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Stick?

You should glide our Pain Stick directly to the skin areas affected for localized pain management. Reapply as needed.

13. How is the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Stick different from the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Balm?

For many customers, our Pain Stick is a convenient way to experience the benefits of our product while on the go. It glides on easily without having to get product on your hands. For those first experiencing CBD, it is also a way to give our products a first try at a lower price point than our pain balm.

14. When during the day should I apply Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Stick?

The Pain Stick may be applied at any time of day for pain management and reapplied as needed. It’s also great for destressing break – just apply to neck and shoulders when needed during the day.

15. What natural ingredients are in the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Stick?

Sacred Essentials™’s Full Spectrum CBD is naturally derived from the Hemp plant. Other natural ingredients in our Pain Stick include aloe and eucalyptus.

16. Can I layer the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Stick with other Sacred Essentials(TM) CBD products?

Yes, if you prefer to layer products, apply Sacred Essentials™ Pain Lotion to absorb into your skin and then layer other products like the Pain Stick on top.

17. Does the CBD Pain Stick applied topically get absorbed in the bloodstream?

No, topical CBD products are only absorbed into the skin and the localized nerve receptors to aid in inflammation control and pain management.

Pain Roll-On

18. What is the best way to use Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Roll-On?

Apply the roll-on to skin in areas where you are most in need of pain and inflammation management. Use whenever you need relief.

19. How is the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Roll-On different from the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Balm and the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Stick?

Both the Pain Stick and Pain Roll-on are easy to use, portable and keep your hands clean. The Pain Stick is a great way to start using Sacred Essentials™ CBD products given its lower price and lower CBD concentration. However, the Pain Roll-On has a higher level of CBD (500mg vs. 150mg in the Pain Stick) and a blend of other active ingredients that may allow for a greater initial level of relief.

20. When during the day should I apply Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Roll-On?

The Roll-on may be applied at any time of day for pain management and reapplied as needed.

21. What natural ingredients are in the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Roll-On?

Sacred Essentials™ CBD oil is naturally derived from Hemp Plants. The Pain Stick also contains other essential oils such as lavender, arnica, rosemary, and peppermint.

22. Can I layer the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Pain Roll-On with other Sacred Essentials™ CBD products?

Yes, if you prefer to layer products, apply Sacred Essentials™ Pain Lotion to absorb into your skin and then layer other products like the Pain Roll-On on top.

23. Does the CBD Pain Roll-On applied topically get absorbed in the bloodstream?

No, topical CBD products are only absorbed into the skin and the localized nerve receptors to aid in inflammation control and pain management.

Sacred Essentials™ CBD Wellness Tinctures

24. What is the best way to use Sacred Essentials™ CBD Wellness Tinctures?

Start with 3-6 drops sublingually (under the tongue), hold for at least 10 and ideally 30 seconds and then swallow. Increase drops daily to reach the full dropper dose or a level where you see the most benefits. Use as needed.

25. Why is it best to take tinctures beneath the tongue?

Using sublingually allows the tincture to absorb efficiently into the bloodstream without first having to be digested. It is best to hold the tincture under your tongue ideally for 30 seconds before swallowing.

26. What are some other ways that I can take my tinctures?

Tinctures can also be added to a favorite beverage or added to food.

27. When is the best time to take a tincture?

Tinctures may be used multiple times of day depending on your needs. We do recommend that you use our Nighttime Tincture about 30 minutes before bedtime.

28. Why do Sacred Essentials™ CBD tinctures contain MCT Oil?

As a fat-soluble compound, CBD is known to be best absorbed when taken with another healthy fat. MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil, which is derived from coconut or palm oil, is a healthy fat that is converted into energy by the body.

29. What is the best way to find the optimal dose of Sacred Essentials™ CBD Wellness Tinctures?

When starting to incorporate CBD Tinctures use a few drops and increase through the week to reach a full dropper dose or the dose level where you see the most benefits. Microdose if needed during the day.

30. What is CBN and how does it work in the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Nighttime Wellness Tincture?

CBN or Cannabinol, like CBD, is one of nearly 100 cannabinoids naturally produced by the cannabis plant. While CBD is the more well-known cannabinoid, CBN is also of interest and the subject of more research in recent years. This initial research suggests that CBN might have a role in working with CBD and other cannabinoids in promoting sleep and other possible benefits. Our Nighttime Wellness Tincture combines CBN extract with full-spectrum CBD in an easy-to-use formula. We invite you to make it part of your night sleep regimen. You can learn more about CBN here: What Is CBN and How Can It Help With Sleep?

31. Why did you select the ratio of CBN to CBD in the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Nighttime Wellness Tincture?

In working with our product development specialists, we found that having a 7:1 ratio of CBD to CBN best balances the potential calming and sedating effects of the product when used prior to sleep.

32. When is the best time to take the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Nighttime Wellness Tincture?

We recommend taking the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Nighttime Tincture about 30 minutes before you go to bed.

33. What is CBG and how does it work in the Sacred Essentials™ Extra Strength Wellness Tincture?

CBG (or Cannabogerol), like CBD, is one of nearly 100 cannabinoids naturally produced by the cannabis plant. It is sometimes called the mother of all cannabinoids, because other cannabinoids are derived from a form of CBG. While CBD is the more well-known cannabinoid, CBG is also of interest and the subject of more research in recent years. This initial research suggests that CBG could have a role in working with CBD and other cannabinoids to promote a variety of possible wellness benefits. Our special Extra Strength Wellness Tincture combines CBG extract with our highest level of full-spectrum CBD in an easy-to-use formula.

34. Why did you select the ratio of CBG to CBD in the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Extra Strength Wellness Tincture?

In working with our product development specialists, we found that having a 2:1 ratio of CBD to CBG best balances the potential wellness benefits of this combination.

35. When is the best time to take the Sacred Essentials™ CBD Extra Strength Wellness Tincture?

Sacred Essentials™ Extra Strength Tincture may be used in the morning and microdosed during the day as needed.

36. Do CBD Tinctures taken orally get absorbed in the bloodstream?

Yes, taking CBD orally will enter the bloodstream when taken sublingually or by incorporating into food or drink.

Sacred Essentials™ CBD Mints

37. What is the best way to use Sacred Essentials™ CBD Mints?

Take 1 mint whenever needed to help promote an overall sense of wellness. Our mints are great for a refreshing break after a meal.

38. How do I find the correct dosing for my Sacred Essentials™ CBD Mints?

Start with 1 mint, wait 15 min for effectiveness add more if needed. Each mint has 25 mg of CBD, which compares closely to almost 1 ½ droppers of our regular formula Wellness Tincture.

39. Can I use Sacred Essentials™ CBD Mints with other Sacred Essentials™ CBD products?

Yes, our CBD Mints are a great addition to your overall CBD wellness routine, especially when paired with one of our topical products. If you are using one of the Sacred Essentials™ Wellness Tinctures as well, we would suggest you allow the tincture to take effect and add a mint if needed.

40. What natural ingredients are in Sacred Essentials™ CBD Mints?

Sacred Essentials™’s CBD is naturally derived from Hemp plants. Our CBD Mints also contain cranberry extract and natural flavoring.

41. What is ExoCyan™ Cran and why do you use it in your mints?

ExoCyan Cran is a type of flavonoid that is extracted from cranberries. In our mints, ExoCyan provides a great base for the product while also bringing other antioxidant healthy properties.

42. Do CBD Mints taken orally get absorbed into the bloodstream?

Yes, taking CBD orally will enter the bloodstream.

Sacred Essentials(™) Gift Cards

43. Where can I use Sacred Essentials™ Gift Cards?

Our gift cards can only be used to make purchases on our website.

44. Do my Sacred Essentials™ Gift Cards ever expire?

No, the gift cards do not expire.

45. How will I receive my Sacred Essentials™ gift card?

You will receive your gift card by email.