Living in Colorado in 2017 means hearing about marijuana daily: the medicinal benefits, new grow operations, and (let’s face it) the recreational puff-puff pass, are all the rage right now. What we don’t hear much about, however, is the actual hemp plant — a specific variety of Cannabis with myriad uses from health products to construction materials. So when we heard that Nature’s Root spa, the world’s first-ever hemp spa opened outside of Denver (with plans to open new locations in New York, Oregon, and Jamaica) we had to check it out.
Enter the 60-minute Restorative Facial with house-made hemp oil extract and CBD-infused Sore Muscle Salve. CBD is cannabis’s non-psychoactive component, and an ingredient that researchers have identified as a potential treatment for health disorders ranging from infection to diabetes. When used in a facial, “CBD may help soothe anxiety and inflammation,” said Nature’s Root spa aesthetician, Kristen White. “And it helps plump and refresh the skin.”
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