Our Ingredient Story
Certificate of Analysis
A Certificate of Analysis (CoA) is a document issued by an accredited 3rd-party lab that includes the full composition of a product. CoA’s provide you with peace of mind about what is, and isn’t, in our products. For The Grandpa Soap Company CBD skin and beauty care products, the CoA confirms that the full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD oil we use contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes and amino acids found in the Kentucky-grown hemp plant, and is free from pesticides, solvent, and herbicides, among other things.
An extract is a preparation method that concentrates an ingredient. In this case, it’s the extraction of hemp oil from the hemp plant. Hemp extract is made up of phytocannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD) and plant matter such as terpenes and flavonoids.
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid, a chemical compound found in hemp plants. There are over 80 different phytocannabinoids. Multiple research studies show significant potential for phytocannabinoids to support health & wellness.
CBD is a mighty phytocannabinoid and is known for supporting body and mind in many beneficial ways. The human body has a vast network of receptors, called the endocannabinoid system, which helps us maintain overall wellness and keep many of our physical processes moving in the right direction. Specifically, CBD fits into the receptors, helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health.
As defined after a breakthrough discovery by scientists in the 1990s, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a vast network of cell receptors within the human body which help regulate and maintain overall wellness. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp. The ECS is designed to support cells, healthy immune system function, and balance of the central nervous system, despite fluctuations in our external environment. The ECS supports overall wellness like the following: energy & balance – immune function – memory – metabolism – sleep – anxiety & pain management.
Hemp oil is the essential oil produced from the leaves, buds, and stems of the hemp plant. In the extraction process, the hemp oil naturally retains a range of “good for you” phytocannabinoids like CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Hemp seed oil comes from only the seeds of hemp and is primarily composed of dietary fats. While still a wonderful ingredient, this oil does not include all of the same “good for you” plant compounds and cannabinoids (such as CBD) found naturally in hemp oil.
Full-spectrum hemp includes the “good for you” phytocannabinoids like CBD as well as terpenes and flavonoids – this powerful combination is often called the “entourage effect”. While full-spectrum hemp does contain trace amounts of THC, they are below the FDA mandated legal limit of .03%, and this THC amount cannot get you high” nor show up in drug test results.
Nano-emulsion or nano-technology is the process that our CBD oil undergoes to become a more water soluble micro-sized molecule so it can more easily penetrate the skin. We chose to utilize nano-technology in our CBD skincare products because, with higher bioavailability, consumers need a smaller dose of CBD to maximize wellness impact. Our CBD skincare and beauty products collection is made up of hemp-derived topical products; therefore nano-emulsification ensures that our CBD gets absorbed into the multiple layers of the skin to deliver the greatest effect. Our patent-pending, nano-emulsified CBD is scientifically proven to absorb 6X more efficiently than standard CBD.
Bioavailability is incredibly important when selecting CBD skincare and beauty products that are right for you. Bioavailability refers to the rate of penetration through the multiple layers of the skin. If your CBD cannot penetrate the skin’s epidermis, you will not be able to absorb and maximize the wellness benefits of the CBD. This is crucial – in our hemp-derived topical products, the beneficial cannabinoids are not being wasted just sitting on top of your skin and are actively being utilized by your body.
Our CBD skin care and beauty products collection is produced using nanotechnology, making it 6x more bioavailable.
- Third-party testing for accuracy and transparency is conducted throughout the process. Our US-grown hemp is tested to validate our claim that it contains no pesticides, solvents, herbicides, glyphosate residue, mildews, molds or heavy metals; our final product is tested to confirm the potency level claim on our packaging.
- All our products are manufactured in the USA. Each product is tested for long-term stability and to confirm long-term CBD potency level claimed on the packaging.
- Our full-spectrum hemp is extracted from the whole plant, resulting in a well-rounded, holistic oil.
They are manufactured in the USA in GMP facilities to ensure the highest quality and safety conditions.
Both CBD RELIEVE and CBD RELAX bars use naturally derived iron oxides and ultramarine colorants.
We are proud of our supercritical CO2 Extraction method which is environmentally safe, clean and pure, using pesticide-free hemp grown in America.
We are dedicated to conducting testing by third-party labs at multiple stages of extraction, processing and final production to ensure our CBD is free from pesticides, solvents, herbicides, glyphosate residue, mildews, molds and heavy metals. We also test for the “good stuff”, like cannabinoids, terpenes and CBD potency at the start and end of production to ensure the mg statement on packaging is accurate for every product, from every batch.
Our American-grown, pesticide-free full-spectrum hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. We make all of our testing on our products publicly available with our QR Codes on each product and on our website through our individual product pages.