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With so many ways to experience the benefits of CBD these days, it’s easier than ever to take care of your body inside and out. Topicals like lotions, balms and massage oils for example, focus on the body in different ways. Whether you’re looking to relax, address everyday stress, focus on muscle soreness from a new workout, or recover after achieving a personal best, adding CBD skin care to your daily routine is like having your own personal support crew. 

What is CBD?

First, a little background on what CBD is and how it works with your body. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a phytocannabinoid naturally found in the hemp plant. Your body has an endocannabinoid  system (ECS), which is an intricate biochemical communication network of receptors located throughout the body that assists in regulating our physiology, mood and general wellbeing. The ECS is almost everywhere in the body, including the central nervous system, digestive system, and even your skin. CBD and other cannabinoids interact with your ECS to help the body achieve balance; or homeostasis.

Our balms, lotions and massage oil are made with full spectrum CBD

Full spectrum CBD utilizes a whole plant extraction method. So, it contains nearly the cannabinoids, terpenes, lipids, flavonoids and other compounds found in the original, unfiltered hemp extract. This suite of compounds has potential synergistic benefits often referred to as the entourage effect. All of our products undergo third party testing to ensure quality safety and consistency. To view individual test results, click the Test Results tab on each product page. 

Treat yourself with CBD lotions

Whether you’re washing your hands more often and using hand sanitizer, or you just have dry spots like the heels of your feet, moisturizing with CBD lotion is a soothing way to nurture your body and mind. 

Anytime can be me time with CBD lotions like our Portland Rose, Pacific Pine and Unscented, which contain 50 mg of CBD per teaspoon. They’re so convenient. You can keep one in your bag or backpack. Paired with organic Jojoba oil and essential oils, CBD lotion nourishes the skin and helps CBD absorb more quickly and move past the epidermis into the endocannabinoid system. Lotions like ours offer full body coverage that feels smooth, light and non-greasy. Lotions travel well in gym bags, backpacks and purses. Think of them as your small spa essential and indulge anytime. Or, moisturize after a relaxing bath at the end of the day. It’s so easy to be good to yourself with CBD lotions. 

Hit the sore spots with CBD balms

When you’re looking to focus on a specific area, like shoulders, knees, wrists and even large muscle groups, CBD balms are the way to go. Our CBD balms are made with organic mango butter, beeswax, coconut oil and 50 mg of CBD per ½ teaspoon. The pliable consistency of a balm is perfect for working out the kinks and giving sore spots the love they deserve. To apply, clean and dry the skin first. Rub on using gentle circular motions. After a workout, try our Soothing Mint CBD balm with Wintergreen oil and capsaicin for a cool/hot combo your sore muscles will love. Massage directly into large muscle groups like your quads and gastrocnemius AKA calf muscles. Looking to relax and unwind? The rich, mellow, floral scent of Lavender with its aromatherapy benefits can help improve your mood and relieve everyday stress. Made with all natural ingredients, check out all our CBD balms—Portland Rose, Lavender, Cedar Citrus. Some people can be sensitive to certain essential oils. You can always try our Unscented CBD balm. 

Unwind with CBD body & massage oil 

Massage is so relaxing and nurturing. The viscosity of massage oil combined with CBD supports deep tissue massage. Pour a little into your hands and work it into sore muscles after a long run. Adding CBD to your routine can help lower stress levels and decrease inflammation, too. Our CBD Body & Massage Oil is made with organic jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and 50 mg of CBD per tablespoon for a nurturing combo of deep tissue support. 

From the farm to your front door

When choosing any CBD product, knowing the back story helps you make an informed choice. At Lazarus Naturals, we do it all. From our farm to your front door, aside from the delivery truck. That’s how we are able to deliver consistent, high quality and effective products. There’s no secret to our approach. From the hemp we farm organically, to our ever-growing family of products, we focus on consistency and sustainability. As pioneers in the CBD industry, we’ve learned how to do things right. That’s how we are able to deliver consistent, high quality and effective products. 

We’re always eager to hear about your experience with CBD topicals, especially our products. Drop us a line in the comments section or on social.

We depend on our organic hemp crop to produce most of the CBD products we make here at Lazarus Naturals. Have a look at how things are growing on the farm. 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been preparing hemp seedlings for life in the great outdoors of the Central Oregon high desert. After spending some time in the hoop house adjusting to high temps during the day and cool evenings, the plants are transferred outside where we plant about 46,000 organic hemp plants a day. 

Inspecting hemp seedlings before they go outside for the first time.

Seedlings in the hoop house need to be big enough to be moved outside and planted in the fields.

   

It’s a beautiful day to plant hemp. 

The Cascade Mountains are a backdrop to 3 Springs Farm in the high desert of Central Oregon. 


Putting 4,000—5,000 plants per hour in the ground. 

The 3-Row Transplanter is the most ergonomic way to get our plants in the ground. On our best day this season, we planted 13.5 acres. 

Making sure each plant is well-positioned to thrive on the farm. 

The dark plastic suppresses weeds, helps with water absorption and insulates the hemp against the cold desert nights That’s how we keep our CBD pesticide-free. Our team works together to make sure that each plant is put in the ground properly and set up for success.

Now it’s time to focus on keeping our crops free of weeds and giving them enough water and nutrients to grow big and strong so we can harvest in the fall. 

Our farmland is undergoing a USDA Organic audit this summer. We plan to make all of our products USDA Organic by early 2021. Organic farming informs every step of our process to produce non-GMO, pesticide-free crops.

Stay tuned for a fresh look at the farm. In the meantime, we will be focusing on cleaning up our equipment next week and preparing for hot temperatures. See you soon. 

 

With so many CBD tinctures to choose from these days, it’s hard to make an informed decision. We’ve put together a price per mg comparison, which is the best way to determine how much CBD you’re getting compared to how much you’re paying for it. 

The chart below compares the price per mg of full spectrum CBD tinctures from eight of the most popular CBD makers, including Lazarus Naturals, which comes out on top because our products have some of the lowest prices and the highest amount of CBD in the industry. Best of all, we do everything ourselves from the hemp we grow on our organic farms in Central Oregon, to extraction, formulation, packaging and in-house shipping to your door. That’s how we’re able to control potency, purity, consistency and price.

In a mg-to-mg comparison, Lazarus Naturals comes out the winner against these best-selling CBD tinctures. When you buy our products, you can be assured that you are getting what you pay for.

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD contains additional compounds from hemp extract. They are often described as having a “hempier”, more natural or “earthy” taste. Many people recommend Full Spectrum CBD products over isolate-based options. It is believed that all of the compounds found in cannabis, not just CBD, play an important role in supporting the body. This is known as the entourage effect. It suggests that all the compounds found in hemp work together synergistically to create balance and homeostasis. This is an effect that could not be achieved by any single compound on its own. The body knows what to do with a combination of compounds, which is why Full Spectrum CBD is so popular. 

At this point in time, there isn’t enough scientific research to determine what impact, if any, the entourage effect has as it relates to CBD products. For now, all we have is what you tell us. In time, there will be double-blind studies available so we can better understand the benefits of Full Spectrum CBD. 

Best Price per Mg of CBD: Popular Full Spectrum CBD Tinctures.

Finding the best price for CBD is a difficult task, especially when buying for the first time. Unfortunately, some companies are selling the same amount of CBD for three to four times the price of others. To make sure you don’t overpay, we have compiled a list of products with the best price per milligram (mg) of CBD. Feel free to download and share these images with friends and family interested in CBD. You may even qualify for our CBD Assistance Program. Qualifying veterans, people on long-term disability and low-income can save up to 60% on Lazarus Naturals CBD.

Lazarus Naturals offers an industry-leading 60% discount for veterans, low-income households and individuals on long-term disability. Visit our Assistance Program page for more information and to find out if you qualify.

How to Compare CBD Product Prices.

When comparing products, look at the total milligrams of CBD. This should not be confused with milliliters. Milliliters are used to measure the amount of liquid in a CBD tincture and milligrams measure the amount of CBD in a product. In other words, the size of the tincture says little about the amount of CBD you will be getting. Milligrams of CBD tell a more accurate story. 

Be your own best shopper and use this calculator to determine the amount of CBD per mg before you buy. Shop now.

 

 

 

If you’ve done much comparison shopping of CBD products, the first thing you notice is the wide and often illogical range of price to potency. You would think that the higher the potency, the higher the price. But that isn’t always the case. In a comparison of leading brands, we found some charging three or four times more for the same amount of CBD potency. We’ve always done things differently because we believe in making CBD accessible to all who need it. 

Our company was founded with a mission to provide high-quality CBD for everyone and we price our products fairly. The CBD industry sets prices according to perceived quality, so, we asked ourselves, why should safe, effective CBD only be available to those who can afford the expensive brands? As our company grew, we initiated more efficient processes to control purity, potency and consistency by doing everything ourselves – from growing organic, Non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp to extracting the CBD oil to testing to formulation to packaging. Now we’re passing those savings on to our customers because it’s the right thing to do.

More CBD for the buck.

 

 

We’re increasing potency by 33 percent on Standard Potency Full Spectrum CBD Tinctures to make them more effective and less expensive. For example, the 30 ml tincture now has 33 percent more CBD, increasing from 450 mg to 600 mg. The price went from $25 to $20, making the “price per ml” just $.03. 

We’ve decreased the price on our best-selling High Potency Tinctures by at least 25 percent and CBD capsules by 20-40% . The 120 ml bottle has decreased by 40 percent, bringing the price per mg down to  just $.02 per mg. 

CBD consumer advocate and educator Brian Peterson explains that “comparing prices across CBD brands can be confusing even for those who are good at math. But it’s actually easier than you might think. The best way to compare prices is on a “price per milligram of CBD” basis. To calculate the price per milligram for a product, simply divide the total price by the total amount of CBD in milligrams. By comparing prices on the basis of price per milligram, you get a true “apples-to-apples” comparison of value for your money.”

Calculating price per mg

 

If Price Doesn’t Predict Quality, What Does?

Here are some additional factors to take into consideration when purchasing CBD. 

Look for pure natural ingredients. 

Choose CBD that is free of toxins such as pesticides, herbicides or heavy metals, and unnatural additives. We farm organically-grown, non-GMO, pesticide-free CBD.

Ask for the independent lab test results. 

These are known as a Certificate of Analysis or COA. Reputable companies post these on their websites for any customer to refer to. You can find a COA on our website by visiting the “Test Results” tab on an individual product page and looking for the batch number listed on every bottle of our tinctures.

Choose American-grown hemp. 

Only buy CBD that has been made from hemp grown in the USA. Some companies use hemp from other countries that don’t have the same standards and regulations we do in the USA. Even better, buy from companies that grow their own hemp, like we do at Lazarus Naturals. We own every part of the process, from the farms to the extraction facility to packaging, ensuring that control over safety and quality at every step. 

Look for the Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certification. 

This means the CBD products were produced in a facility that has been audited by a third-party for adherence to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards. Those standards ensure that the company is not cutting corners and producing safe, consistent, and effective products. Any reputable CBD company will be forthright about whether or not they are certified.

Brian Peterson, founder and managing editor of the CBDOilUsers.com website, notes that “Lazarus Naturals stands out from the crowd because of their high quality products and affordable prices that are the lowest on the market. [They have] been overwhelmingly voted as the CBD Brand of the Year by members of our CBD Oil Users Group on Facebook for the last three years.”

Check out the complete list of price and potency changes to many of our CBD products. 

 

 

CBD balms are so convenient. They go where you go, fitting easily in your bag, backpack or desk drawer. Just as you look to our balms for relaxation and relief, we’re always looking for ways to make improvements and that includes making balm tins easier to use. Young and old alike, you’ve let us know how important it is to be able to easily open and close the tin. We hear you. So, after months of trial and research, testing out literally hundreds of containers, we found the holy grail of easy-to-use tins with resealable lids. 

Not only are the new tins easier to open and close, they don’t leak or feel greasy with regular use. A silicon liner creates a tighter seal to keep the balm from escaping onto the threads of the tin. The new tins are also easier to grasp when opening and closing, too. So, you can dip into the balm more freely than ever. 

Smaller tins contain 100 mg more CBD for $1 more.

Our small half-ounce tin is now slightly bigger at .67 ounces with an additional 100mg of CBD for the same price. The new, larger two-ounce tin looks very similar to what you’re used to seeing. But don’t worry, we won’t get confused. In fact, we’ve already removed all the old tins from our inventory. From all of us at Lazarus Naturals, please enjoy your favorite CBD balm in new, no fuss tins. Let us know what you think of the new tins here or at: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

The dry, high desert climate near the 45° parallel is ideal for growing and harvesting hemp. Much of the organic, Non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp we use to make our hemp-derived products is grown on our Central Oregon organic farms. We’re excited to report that we’re working with Oregon Tilth to produce 120 acres of organic hemp this year, with the rest of the farm becoming Certified Organic in 2022. 

Life on the farm is very busy right now. In early spring of this year, we began prepping our seeds and watching them sprout in the greenhouse. The tiny plants were moved to the hoop house where roots can really take hold and the plants can adjust to the climate. Now, they’re in the ground. Before long, they’ll grow into big, beautiful hemp plants. From seeds to hearty plants, see our process below. 

Hemp seeds are ready to be germinated.

Nutrient-rich organic, loamy soil gives the seeds everything they need to flourish. 

Automated seeding.

An automated seeding machine creates an indentation, and a seed is dropped in and covered with more soil.

Hello sprout! 

After 3-5 days in the greenhouse, the seeds sprout and little hemp leaves push up through the soil.

Once germinated, the plants move to the hoop house, a larger greenhouse that allows the warmth of the sun and Central Oregon’s cool, dry air to flow in and out.  

Before long, the hemp plants will be ready for planting outside in the fields. They just need to grow a bit and become used to the change in temperature and climate. 

Planting time is here.

In a couple months these small plants will be huge and ready for harvest. Extraction, formulation and plenty of testing for purity, potency, heavy metals and impurities along the way. There’s a lot of activity on the farms right now. We’ll be posting updates all season.