More and more people are looking to alternative medicine for solutions to their mental and physical health problems, with CBD (cannabidiol) becoming a highly popular option. CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant, and unlike THC, does not have any psychoactive properties. It is yet to be clinically proven what the positive and negative effects of CBD are, but users report that CBD helps reduce inflammation, soothe chronic pain, and calm anxiety. Equilibria is an emerging brand taking advantage of the increasing interest in CBD. Equilibria makes a variety of CBD products (targeted toward women), and works with its users to create a personalized “subscription plan” that includes different methods of using CBD, based on their desired outcomes. These include soft gels, drops, bath bombs, and oils.
Although Equilibria’s priority is to be an effective product and not a sustainable product, there are many parts of their manufacturing and production that are environmentally conscious. Equilibria’s commitment to creating the best CBD products comes with deliberately greener choices. They pride themselves on being single-source, hand-harvested, non-GMO, and organic. Ultimately, Equilibria is creating alternative medicine that is more sustainable than traditional medicine.
Hemp farming is sustainable in multiple ways: it replenishes the soil with nutrients, it grows only four months after being planted and can be used in crop rotation, it helps prevent soil erosion with its deep roots, it requires little water and no pesticides, and hemp can be used in a variety of products; from textiles to paper to food. There are only two ingredients in the drops; CBD concentrate and MCT oil, MCT being a supplement made of medium-chain triglycerides (triglycerides are the main form of fat in the human body). All of the CBD oil for their products is produced at CFH, Ltd. in Colorado, a hemp farm run by a small team of botanists and doctors. This makes the CBD in Equilibria’s products fully traceable to one farm and also ensures that their products are consistent. You can buy CBD oil directly from CFH’s website for cheaper, however, this does not come with the personalized plan and consultation that Equilibria provides. Additionally, Equilibria products come in completely recyclable packaging to reduce the amount of waste created with each shipment.
All of the hemp in Equilibria products is hand-harvested by employees at CFH. After the hemp flowers are collected, CFH’s team sends them through a CO2 extraction machine and heats the oil to decarboxylate it. The end product is an oil that is pesticide and toxin free; it is then combined with MCT oil to create a tincture that can be taken by mouth. CFH controls the entire production of the oil that Equilibria uses, which eliminates outsourcing, possible contamination, and ensures that each batch is high quality. All of Equilibria’s products are shipped factory direct from their headquarters in Colorado, which eliminates excess shipping and production emissions.
Equilibria is a woman-owned company that provides CBD products that can help with a variety of mental and physical health issues. Although their products can be used by anyone, their mission was to provide an alternative solution to health problems that affect women, like menstrual cramps and menopause. Although Equilibria does not have any sustainability goals or targets for their company, the way that they manufacture their products is already somewhat sustainable. Their concern for traceability and quality CBD oil has actually made them into a more sustainable brand, since they do not use pesticides or other chemicals in their products, and all of the hemp in their products comes from the same farm, which also manufactures the oil for the Daily Drops.