When we decided to add CBD products to our lineup, we knew we needed to find a source that would align with our values since we weren’t in a position to start growing and extracting our own hemp. One of our social impact goals is always trying to source as locally as possible, so we were thrilled to find CNP Operating had a processing facility about 30 miles away from our microsoapery in Golden, Colorado. Their organic hemp farm is on the Colorado plains just 200 miles from there along with their extraction plant, where they use a proprietary extraction method designed to produce the cleanest crude available. From there, it goes to the processing facility:
“We manufacture USDA Organic CBD Distillate Broad Spectrum. Our CBD (cannabidiol) distillate is a highly concentrated extract derived from organic hemp manufactured in a highly controlled environment and processed to guarantee industry-leading purity and consistency.” CNP
Spinster Sisters uses this broad spectrum distillate in our body bars and salves (including our award winning Muscle Stuff). The raw distillate looks and feels like honey, and combined with the rest of the natural ingredients in our recipes, the finished products soothe and moisturize with decided efficiency. Not only do you get the quality you’re used to with all Spinster Sisters products, you can experience the potential benefits associated with CBD.
CBD is advertised as providing relief for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is also marketed to promote sleep. Part of CBD's popularity is that it purports to be “nonpsychoactive,” and that consumers can reap health benefits from the plant without the high (or the midnight pizza munchies). ` NYTimes, Oct 16, 2019
All our CBD products are THC-free. In addition to using the honey-like distillate in our viscous products, we use CNPs Isolate (powder) in our bath bombs. Their quality control processes use the highest measures in the industry. The state of the art facility is USDA Organic certified and follows guidelines to be GMP and ISO 9001 compliant, and CNP guarantees:
● No heavy metals, pesticides, hexane, pentane, lead, mercury
● Nothing Synthetic
They have in house laboratory capabilities so they can test the material at every step from seed to sale. Then they use third party accredited labs for the final testing on all the raw materials they sell (and we buy). Once we mix our recipes and have a final product, we send it back for its own test, which provides us with a COA (Certificate of Analysis) for each batch of each product we make.
For the high product standards we value, CNP Operating is an excellent and transparent source for our CBD offerings.
Photos courtesy CNP Operating and depict their hemp farm and processing facility.