Eco-Conscious CBD and You
With more than 6 million people wanting to buy CBD products like CBD oils and topical CBD, production is at an all-time high. This means, more than ever, it's important for companies to practice eco-conscious CBD manufacturing processes. Especially as our Mother Earth is the only one responsible for providing us with CBD, so the least we can do is treat her with the respect she deserves!
At BeYou, we take pride in our eco-conscious CBD manufacturing processes and how it can fit in with an eco-conscious life, from growing, CBD extraction methods to packaging and beyond.
Is CBD Vegan?
Many people considering CBD for the first time often ask whether or not CBD oil and products are vegan. At BeYou, we're happy to say yes! Whether you're looking for pure CBD oil or a CBD muscle and joint gel, we have you covered! In fact, our entire range is also cruelty-free so you can rest assured you're buying high quality CBD which is responsible.
Not only that, but they're also gluten-free and GMO-free! If you're eco-conscious, you can rest assured knowing that our products have no earth-harming substances added to the mix of CBD oil.
As for our CBD muscle balm, by seeking out a natural and environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals, it is important to take note that this balm does contain ethically sourced beeswax which is clearly noted within our ingredient list.
When it comes to the search for vegan CBD products, take caution and do your research. As not all companies will be transparent about their ingredients or manufacturing process, certain suppliers could be regarded as less of an eco-conscious choice.
As a matter of staying ethical and keeping with dietary restrictions, it would be advisable to look for a transparent company when buying CBD or any other products. To this extent you can use your purchasing power to promote and encourage an eco-conscious awareness.
Is CBD Environmentally Conscious?
If you're an eco-conscious CBD user, you may want to know about the behind-the-scenes process of growing, harvesting, and packaging CBD. Although growing and harvesting CBD can be quite in-depth, the processes that go into CBD are often much more eco-conscious than you'd think!
In fact, hemp cultivation is considered to be one of the most eco-conscious production processes around. The CBD that comes from the hemp plant, can be used in a lot of different ways. Every part of the plant is used after harvest, whether it's for CBD products, rope, paper, or textiles. Even the seeds are useful on their own!
Considering this, there's not a large amount of waste produced at a hemp farm, and what's not used for CBD products is used for something else, therefore very little ends up in a landfill!
How CBD Affects the Environment
How we handle our CBD products can be a large deciding factor as the effects it has on the environment. As we cannot speak for other businesses, when it comes to BeYou you can trust that all of our CBD is grown organically, by using natural fertilizers and strict farming methods.
For every batch of our CBD products distributed, you can find the complete product analysis with our CBD lab reports. Here you can find the complete product analysis of each batch of CBD which is 100% tested and safe.
Overall the hemp plant has major characteristics that benefit the environment, when manufactured sustainably, Hemp is an efficient, fast-growing plant and doesn’t require a lot of land to grow on - one of the major concerns in today’s environment.
Characteristically, the hemp plant is sturdy with deep roots. Using these roots, the CBD plant will transport water and nutrients to the top-most layers of soils – keeping the layer moist and alive and requiring less tending to by the average farmer.
Hemp has also been shown to have a positive effect on the soil it’s grown in by removing heavy metals and leaving the soil cleaner than at planting stage. That’s not even the best part! The CBD plant is one of the all-time best air purification plants - expelling 1.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air, for every ton of hemp! That’s the equivalent of 187,426 smartphones being charged, and just from one single plant!
How Else Can I Stay Environmentally Conscious?
At BeYou, we take pride in staying eco-conscious and passing that mindset on to our shared community with the support of our eco-friendly period products. Now that you've got the eco-conscious CBD, so now it's time to bring your eco-conscious efforts up to the next level.
It goes without saying that tampons, pads, and other disposable period products are a burden for the environment. They end up in landfills, clogging up waterways, and polluting water sources. This is detrimental to marine life, and the Earth as a whole.
A single menstruator is said to use somewhere between 5 and 15 thousand period products during the course of their lifetime. When you really consider this from an environmentalist's point of view, it doesn't inspire much hope.
Thankfully, our BeYou menstrual cup provides a natural and sustainable alternative to the common single-use period products. This is why many eco-conscious menstruators are switching over to these reusable, organic period products to help reduce their carbon footprint.
Menstrual cups greatly reduce the amount of waste produced during your cycle and are made to be more sustainable than disposable period products. Our menstrual cup is made to last for an average of 10 years, not only saving waste, but also on those monthly costs that go into buying period products!
You can even visit our menstrual cup page and check out our savings calculator for yourself! It will blow your mind how much money you could be saving!
Reasons to use Organic Femcare Products
Once you hit your fertile age, you begin to expect a monthly visitor from a certain someone.
Then you can begin to expect a subtle warning that this periodic visitor has arrived, bearing gifts in the shape of cramps and pains.
Period pain is common during your menstrual cycle and is usually the result of your womb contracting in order to shed the lining from the wall of the uterus. While your womb is contracting, your body will release hormone-like compounds, known as prostaglandins, and pain-triggering hormones to encourage the muscles of the uterus to contract more, resulting in the pain and cramps caused by periods.
Period pain can come in waves of strengths and affect everyone differently. It is common for these pains to be linked to an underlying condition faced by menstruators - such as endometriosis and PCOS.
This monthly stress is why BeYou has formulated a 100% reusable, eco-friendly menstrual cup for all those with a menstrual cycle. It can hold up to three tampons worth of blood, and you can wear it for up to 12 hours. That means less management and more relaxation when the period pain is at its worst.
The BeYou menstrual cup comes in two sizes: medium and large and is designed with each of you in mind.
Our cup is made of 100% soft silicone, meaning it's soft and gentle on your vagina. Discomfort is one of the top complaints from cup users when dealing with period pain, so we've made this our number one priority. This also makes our cup the best choice for those dealing with endometriosis.
If you’re diagnosed with endometriosis, a common condition in which the endometrium grows outside of your uterus causing severe period pain, you may love our menstrual cup!
Since it's much softer than the rest, it won't cause any additional pain upon insertion during your period.
Overall, the menstrual cup can cause less pain than tampons, too, making this a great go-to device on your period whether you have endometriosis or not.
You already have too much to worry about with endometriosis, from diet to period pain management, that this menstrual cup could be one less thing to have to think about, when it comes to an endometriosis flare up!
Menstrual cups are also great if you have PCOS, known as polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS can cause prolonged and irregular periods, creating a need to use a lot more pads or tampons throughout your cycle! In fact, our pure CBD oil is a staple for many women with endometriosis, PCOS, adeonmyosis, fibroids and even IBS as it helps them find balance.
This can lead to spending a lot of time and money on period products that contain chemicals and toxins, and could lead to unnecessary stress and irritation, on top of your regular period cramps and pains.
The reusable menstrual cup can give anyone dealing with PCOS some reassurance that you can save up on money, time restocking on menstrual products and environmental waste. You would know that when dealing with an additional factor, on top of your period pain and cramps, that one less thing to worry about can make the world of a difference!
Everything You Need to Know About the BeYou Menstrual Cup
If you’ve never used a menstrual cup before, you’re likely to have a lot of questions – we all did!
One of the most common questions about using the cup is whether menstrual cups hurt? The relieving answer is no, a menstrual cup shouldn't hurt. However, some menstrual cups can cause discomfort based on the dimensions and material used to produce the cup.
That's why here at BeYou have made one of the softest menstrual cups available with the use of medical-grade silicon. As long as you buy the correct size by referring to our size guide found on our menstrual cup page, you should feel zero discomfort. Wearing a menstrual cup should feel just as comfortable as wearing a tampon, even if you are diagnosed with endometriosis or PCOS!
While the menstrual cup may not directly reduce your period cramps and pains, it will help with your flow! Whether you have a light flow, or heavy flow, this won’t affect your usage, but we do recommend you change it every four to eight hours, with more frequency on heavy flow days!
The most pressing question is probably: how do I clean a menstrual cup, and is it messy? Well, you'll be happy to know the process is quick and clean. As with anything, it takes some time getting used to your cup and if you follow the guidance correctly, you shouldn’t be looking at any mess.
The very first step should be done before using your cup. Start by boiling the cup in a saucepan for about 10 minutes, or in water in a microwave for about five minutes, to ensure that your cup is 100% sanitised.
Then once you’ve used your cup, all you have to do is hold it over the sink and rinse it out. If you're out in a public restroom, you can rinse it out and then reinsert it just like normal, or bring a spare if that works better for you!
What About BeYou Monthly Patches?
Our BeYou monthly patch is our most popular non-CBD product. It's not hard to see why, based on all the reviews around the web and social media networks!
Our patches are 100% biodegradable and are recyclable at up to 92% of curb-side recycling collections, with the packaging being made from recycled materials.
Containing all-natural fibres and essential oils, Menthol and Eucalyptus, these patches can be used for an up to 12 hour period and are made to be discreet and easy to apply! No wonder we have received great feedback from people who have tried them! It's similar to our CBD bath bomb with peppermint and eucalyptus, and also our CBD muscle and joint gel which works really well in combination!
Hot Water Bottles and Period Pain
As for hot water bottles, many people turn to these seeking a period-pain remedy. Using heat for period pain is said to work by targeting pain, such as periods, with its analgesic ability to bring blood to the area of inflammation and cramping. However, continuous exposure to heat beyond the length of 30 minutes could cause tissue damage, known as the ‘rebound phenomenon’, by which blood vessels constrict heat from leaving the area as efficiently.
Aside from their use to target period pain, hot water bottles are traditionally extremely difficult to recycle, not to mention not very efficient to manufacture. On top of that, if you boil the kettle to fill up your hot water bottle 5 times a day for the duration of your period, you’re likely to leave a bigger carbon footprint than just the entire pack of 5 patches!
How do you use the Monthly Patches?
The BeYou Monthly Patches have been described as having a 'cooling tingle' and can be used as a natural and discreet alternative to heat patches and water bottles.
As the arrangement of Menthol and Eucalyptus Oil is released consistently over 12 hours, you can wear them for up to 12 hours at a time. You can then remove the patch by using some warm water to dampen the patch and it should peel off smoothly. You can do this in the shower, bath or with a wet cloth. Once the patch is off, you can reapply as you see fit!
Back to CBD: What About Harvesting and Shipping?
A lot of crop fields need to take "fallow years" every so often to ensure the soil stays good and nutrient-rich. During a fallow year, nothing can be grown in the soil. Hemp, though, needs far fewer fallow years than most plants.
This all goes back to the deep roots and the fast growth rate of hemp. Since hemp takes nutrients from deep within the soil, it keeps the soil in tip-top shape for much longer than other crops. That means fallow years can be taken much further apart, meaning a more convenient growing experience for farmers.
The only issue with growing hemp in the UK is that there are a lot of limitations surrounding it. Certain areas are disallowed from growing it, and can only produce so much at a time. This leaves CBD producers with no option but to ship their product long distance, which can lead to a much higher carbon footprint than necessary.
CBD & Carbon Sequestration
It almost goes without saying that hemp and hemp-made products are recyclable and 100% biodegradable. This is an obvious plus for the environment, meaning hemp products can be reused far past their initial use!
What's more interesting, though, is the amount of carbon that can be reduced by using hemp. Using hemp in any product, from our CBD spray, to building material and rope means less carbon in the atmosphere. This is known as carbon sequestration, and is a major upside for eco-conscious consumers.
There are a few high biomass crops out there that neutralize carbon in the atmosphere. Some of these include corn, sorghum, sugarcane, bamboo, and of course, hemp. This helps make hemp one of the most environmentally friendly crops on earth.
Hemp doesn't just help the environment throughout the growth process, though. It can also help through a process known as biosequestration.
Farmers can take leftover hemp products and slow-smoulder them to create a substance called biochar. Biochar, when spread across a given field of soil, returns received nutrients back to its home. This helps keep the soil strong by quite literally giving back the unused nutrients.
Get Only the Best Eco-Conscious CBD Products
As you can see, CBD production is one of the most eco-conscious growth industries on earth. While some companies may be more eco-friendly than others, the way hemp benefits the environment is unmatched in most other crops. When buying CBD products from a trusted company like BeYou, you can rest assured knowing you're buying an environmentally friendly product that is made from all-natural ingredients for both performance and peace of mind!
If you want to learn more about CBD and CBD products, check out our ultimate CBD guide for beginners. The only question you'll be left with is: Why didn't I start taking CBD a long time ago?