DIY CBD Mango Aloe Sanitizer

Looking for a quick way to DIY your own sanitizer (rather than brave the store)? We can help. While there is no substitution for washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds, we have a simple recipe you can make to keep your hands moisturized and clean in-between washing.

What you’ll need:

How to mix:

Add 3 TBSP of aloe to a clean glass bowl.
Add 1 TBSP of isopropyl alcohol.
Add 1 tsp baobab oil.
Add 5 drops of the essential oil blend.
Mix well for approximately 30 seconds.

You can download our video tutorial here.

I’ll stress again: this is NOT a substitute for washing your hands. While we’ve added alcohol to our aloe, it does not meet the 60% alcohol requirement from the CDC to qualify as a sanitizer — it does, however, have cleansing properties, and can keep your hands moisturized in-between hand washing. It can also be bottled and kept in purses or diaper bags for when washing hands isn’t easily accessible.

Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate: What does it mean?

There are so many words thrown around in the world of CBD, but what do they mean (and how do they affect you)?

 Full-Spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate. Huh?

The question I get asked the most is what the differences are in CBD. Why some companies claim to have a 99% pure CBD, if the trace amounts of THC matter, and what the differences are between a full-spectrum oil, a broad spectrum oil, and an isolate oil.

The differences have to do with how the oil is extracted from the plant, and if any (or the majority) of cannabinoids or terpenes were stripped during the extraction process.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil: 

Cannabinoid wheel

The Cannabinoid Wheel shows how different cannabinoids interact with our body.

Full-spectrum CBD oil means you are using an oil that contains all the different cannabinoids (a specific type of compound that acts on the body’s nervous system) and terpenes (organic compounds in the hemp plant that control how CBD and other cannabinoids perform or function) found in industrial hemp. This does include trace amounts of THC. While it isn’t enough for you to feel “high”, taken daily it may build up in your system leading to a positive drug test for THC.

Why do you want to use full-spectrum oil? Simple: the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the combination of all the hemp plant components working together — this each cannabinoid works together to provide the body with the most benefits. This includes the trace amounts of THC found in a full-spectrum oil.

It’s because of the entourage effect that the first recommendation is always a full-spectrum oil.

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil:

Broad-spectrum oil is the next best thing to a full-spectrum oil for those who cannot use any THC. Broad-spectrum is made by dissolving full-spectrum oil into a solvent that is poured through a cone of silica (known as chromatography). The silica absorbs and releases molecules at different timing intervals which allows manufacturers to direct the molecule THC away from the rest of the cannabinoids at specific times.

Tl;dr: broad-spectrum oil contains all the cannabinoids except THC.

Isolate CBD Oil:

Isolate CBD is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure cannabidiol (one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis). During the extraction process, all other cannabinoids and terpenes are stripped away, leaving only the chemical compound CBD.

The advantage of an isolate is that is a guaranteed 0% THC, but there are also disadvantages in isolating CBD from the other cannabis compounds. It is when cannabidiol is working in synergy with the rest of the cannabinoids and terpenes that the entourage effect takes place.

Questions? Feel free to email for more articles and studies on the differences in hemp oil.

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Why Cherry River?

My mom first taught me how to bake a pie when I was all of 5 or 6 years old. My mom was famous for her homemade pie crusts, and she took the time to teach me the tricks of baking. As I grew older, I found joy in the duality of precision and creativity that is found in baking – it was this duality that continues to serve me today as I formulate bath and skincare recipes for Cherry River CBD.

Cherry River is a cannabis beauty company like no other. Formed someone with a love of numbers and someone with a love of art, Scott and I have focused on creating quality products all consumers love to add to their daily skincare routine. Our partnership brings the technical background I have in baking and combines with Scott’s love of pairing scents, colors, and artistic designs.

We go one step further in promising full-spectrum CBD oil in all our products that is grown on our cousin’s farm in Woodburn, OR. A GAP- and GMP-certified farm, our farm direct relationship means we can take you to the soil where we grew, harvested, and extracted the oil we put into the products we make for you.

The farm direction relationship we have also comes with a promise to our customers to make CBD an affordable and accessible option to all. Our products cost, in some instances, 2-3 times less than our direct competitors. This isn’t because we use subpar ingredients, fillers, or hemp oil. Instead, it’s because we made one of the core missions when we first started building our company to do what we can to make CBD accessible to those who haven’t been able to use it thus far due to pricing.

Cherry River’s unique perspective in creating our skincare and cannabis products, our farm, our processing, our education, our passion, and our pricing are all with a customer-first mindset. We hope you enjoy using our products as much as we enjoy making them for you.

CBD Oil: Benefits, Uses, Side Effects, and Safety

As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana, a product known as CBD oil has surged in popularity. A chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, CBD, or cannabidiol, is non-intoxicating and does not cause the noticeable euphoric effects associated with tetrahydrocannabinol1 (or THC, another marijuana compound). Products marketed as CBD oil may contain THC.