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The Benefits of Essential Oils and Terpenes: iLAVA Hemp Touch

At The Downtown Dispensary, every jar of the new iLAVA Hemp Touch contains the same gel formula of iLAVA Touch that customers know and love, but with a few new changes. In addition to the three primary essential oils, iLAVA Hemp Touch contains additional therapeutic essential oils and 550 milligrams of CBD cannabinoids from full-spectrum hemp oil.

Research and development efforts were directed at creating a fast acting product that incorporates all-natural ingredients with proven therapeutic benefits. The evidence-based blend is the result of years of diligent research by clinical formulators and aromatherapists.

Oils are Essential
The three main essential oils used in iLAVA Hemp Touch are Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum), Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) and Mango Ginger (Curcuma amada). These oils produce benefits including: being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant; soothing the skin; protecting the skin; helping with allergies, acne, skin healing, inflammation, infections and sleep problems; and calming.

Besides the three primary essential oils, iLAVA Hemp Touch also contains calendula, arnica, German chamomile, blue cypress, frankincense, rosemary, peppermint and lavender. These oils have countless benefits, but let’s look at a few.

Calendula. An ancient elixir for the skin used to reduce rashes and other irritations, calendula essential oils are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial to help maintain good health of the skin.

Arnica. Commonly used for dental pain, sore throat, insect bites, pain, swelling and bruising, arnica is ideal for chapped skin and acne. Highly efficacious and famously fragrant.
German Chamomile. Able to promote overall skin health in many ways, German chamomile soothes skin dryness and rashes, speeds healing and is especially effective for tired eyes.

Blue Cypress. Sweet yet woodsy with a citrus quality. Used in topical skin care, blue cypress has been used to relax nerves, heal skin wounds and infections, detoxify the skin, reduce acne, boost capillary circulation and tighten the skin.

Frankincense. Strongly protective to the skin, and to the nervous system when inhaled. Fragrant, uplifting and nourishing to the skin. Offers anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, balancing and moisturizing properties.

Rosemary. Able to boost health, focus, mood and hair growth, while repelling insects and easing stress, rosemary is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent.

Peppermint. Stimulating, aromatic and medicinally potent, it has been used to alleviate all types of health problems when consumed. In skin care, peppermint oil is a hydrator, brightener, toner and acne reducer.

Lavender. There are many varieties of lavender, however this type is used for anxiety, low mood, insomnia, hair loss, bacterial infections, acne and other skin disorders. Also acts as an insect repellant, anti-inflammatory, wound healer and may even reduce scarring.

What Are Terpenes?
Like volatile oils extracted from other plants, the essential oils of hemp are highly fragrant, and rich with phytocompounds. Also known as terpenes, or terpenoids, many fragrances of hemp are included in the iLAVA Hemp Touch formula.

iLAVA Hemp Touch includes carefully selected hemp-derived terpenoids as well as terpenes from other plants. Overall, terpenes boost the scent profile and bioactivity of CBD molecules by stimulating blood flow and other actions. The terpenes offer effects such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal and analgesic.

Every jar of iLAVA Hemp Touch contains five terpenes: chamazulene (effective skin protector against stress, age-related breakdown and cellular degeneration), sabinene (woodsy, spicy scent), camphor (popular insect repellant, commonly used in cosmetics for its ability to ward off skin problems), beta-myrcene (calming, antispasmodic, found in lemongrass and hops) and beta-pinene (responsible for piney fragrance, found in pine trees, anti-proliferative).

Moe Asnani is Director of The Downtown Dispensary and D2 Dispensary, in Tucson, where iLAVA Hemp Touch is available for purchase. Connect at (520) 838-0492 or See ad, page 17.

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