What is your Shipping & Return Policy?
All orders are handled and shipped out from our warehouse in Vermont. We process orders between Monday and Friday. Orders will be processed within 1-2 business days from the order date and shipped the same or next day. Please note that we don't ship on weekends. Shipping will take 2 - 5 business days for delivery in the United States.
If you're not completely satisfied with your Aurelian Hemp products, we'd like to hear from you at Hoot@AurelianHemp.com.
If products are unopened and in original saleable condition, you may return them for a full refund of the sale price within 30 days of order. Refunds will be processed within 14 days of returned product being received by Aurelian Hemp LLC, 3358 Cochran Rd, Richmond, Vermont 05477. The customer is responsible for the delivery cost of the return. If products are opened or used, partial refunds or credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Why do you use so little packaging?
When you receive Aurelian products you might have noticed that our skincare is not wrapped in an additional colorful box and our hemp t-shirts don’t have tags. What’s the first thing you do when you receive new items? You most likely tear open the box or remove the tags, and throw them in the trash (or best case recycling). Extra wrapping paper with ink won’t make our hemp goods any better or do the environment any good. Spread your wings wisely, opt out of unnecessary packaging!
Why should I wear Hemp Clothing?
The weaving of hemp fabrics is one of the world’s oldest industries, and soon will be the only sustainable path left for our future. Besides being the world’s most sustainable fabric, hemp provides all the warmth and softness of a natural textile but with a UV protection, anti-odor properties, and superior durability seldom found in other materials. Choosing hemp clothing or hemp apparel is a safer, healthier, stronger, and more sustainable decision for you - and the planet!
How to Take Care of Hemp Clothing?
Hemp is a versatile and durable fabric used in clothing and other personal items. When washed correctly, hemp will soften and become more comfortable, improving consistently over a long life.
Even though hemp is a durable and long-lasting fabric, it is most effectively washed by hand. It is fine to wash hemp that's already been washed before at any temperature in the washing machine. Aurelian Hemp Apparel has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk so can be washed in the washing machine.
Don't use chlorinated bleach on hemp. The chlorine in bleach will immediately stain hemp fabric. If you need to get a stain out of a hemp item, spot treat it with gentle natural soap and try to bleach the colored area in the sun after drying it.
It is fine to use the dryer sometimes, but it's important to avoid high heat and to mostly dry the items on the line. In general, most hemp items will dry extremely quickly compared to other fabrics. If your intention is to soften the hemp quickly, the heat dryer is fine to use a few times on a gentle cycle, but it's good to air dry hemp long term.
Once your hemp piece is dry, you can use an iron on hot to flatten it out if it is wrinkled or creased. It is best to iron the hemp when it is still slightly damp, so you can take it off the line while it's still a bit damp.
What is Cannabis?
Cannabis is a species of flowering herb that is split into three subspecies: Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. Cannabis Ruderalis plants are small and yield relatively little medicine; what they do provide lacks potency and is generally not appealing to people. Because of this, the two major types of the Cannabis plants are Indica and Sativa. Each strain has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal and functional benefits.
Typically, Cannabis Indica plants are short, bushy plants with wide leaves. Indica plants typically grow faster and have a higher yield than the Sativa variety. Indica strains tend to emit musty, earthy, and skunky odors, and contain a higher THC content that provides a “body high”, or a sense of deep body relaxation.
Cannabis Sativa plants are opposite of the Indica strains and grow tall and thin with narrow leaves. Sativa plants are also generally a lighter shade of green then their counterpart, the Indica strain. Sativa strains take longer to grow, mature, and require more light. Sativa plants smell sweet, fruity, or spicy, and typically have a higher concentration of CBD which to provide more of a “mind high”, a more energizing, uplifting experience, enhancing creativity and productivity.
What is Hemp?
Part of the Cannabis plant used to make a variety of commercial products including clothing, rope, paper, food, skincare, building materials and more, is called Hemp or Industrial Hemp.
Hemp is exclusively produced from strains of Cannabis Sativa that have been cultivated to produce minimal levels of THC but high concentration of CBD, and are selected and bred to grow taller and sturdier.
Hemp is one of the most useful and sustainable plants on earth. For thousands of years, wise people have used all parts of the hemp plant to clothe, feed, build, and heal the world sustainably.
o Hemp is grown without the need of harmful herbicides and pesticides because it is pests resistant.
o Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source.
o Hemp is drought tolerant and grows well without irrigation.
o Hemp enriches the soil it grows in, instead of exhausting it.
o Hemp’s long roots anchor and protect the soil from runoff.
o Hemp absorbs 4x the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere as trees.
Hemp has been one of the most significant crops for mankind up until this last century when in 1937, the United States government, under the influence of the lobbying of synthetic textile companies and several other powerful groups who saw hemp as a big threat to their businesses, banned hemp altogether. How owlrageous!
Fortunately producing hemp across the USA is getting wings again thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill that made history by legalizing hemp as an agricultural commodity. Hemp, the world’s oldest domesticated crop is once again available to serve mankind in a broad range of environmentally friendly ways.
What are the Benefits of Cannabis Skincare aka Cannabis Beauty?
It’s no surprise that Cannabis may possess skin-healing benefits. All the elements are there:
Cannabis is a known anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the body's way of protecting itself after irritation or an injury. Signs of inflammation include redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Cannabis reduces inflammation (swelling) and relieves pain.
Cannabis has antioxidants and antiaging properties. The human body naturally produces free radicals and the antioxidants to counteract their damaging effects. However, in most cases, free radicals far outnumber the naturally occurring antioxidants. In order to maintain the balance, a continual supply of external sources of antioxidants is necessary in order to obtain the maximum benefits of antioxidants. Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream.
In addition, hemp seed oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which provide moisture and protection from sun damage.
The endocannabinoid system consists of many cannabinoid receptors, and a large portion of these are found in the skin. Molecules in Cannabis such as THC and CBD interact with this system to create the aforementioned positive effects.
What are cannabinoids and how do they affect you?
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms, both physical and mental. You might already be familiar with the two most common, THC and CBD, but cannabis contains over one hundred cannabinoids with different properties and uses.
Cannabinoids work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce (endocannabinoids), which activate specific receptors in the brain and body to maintain internal stability and health. Simply put, they mediate communication between cells, and when there is a deficiency or problem with our endocannabinoid system, unpleasant symptoms and complications can occur.
When Cannabis is consumed, cannabinoids bind to these receptors throughout the body. Different cannabinoids have different effects depending on which receptors they bind to. For example, THC strongly binds to receptors in the brain, which is why we get euphoric high. CBD doesn’t bind strongly to these receptors, hence its seemingly non psychoactive effects. The binding of cannabinoids to these receptors is the primary basis of Cannabis as a medicine, and is the reason cannabinoids can have so many positive effects. The regulatory function the endocannabinoid system plays is exactly why some people experience relief of pain, anxiety, seizures, nausea, insomnia, and so many other symptoms.
Did you know that the Mother Nature offers some other types of cannabinoids as well?
These types include:
Phytocannabinoids – these are the cannabinoids produced by plants. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is among the most abundant of all the cannabinoids found in all varieties of Cannabis. CBD can be found in other plants too, like black pepper, cocoa, flax seeds, and kale, but the hemp plant is where it is most abundant. Cannabis’ other major cannabinoid, THC, can only be found in the Cannabis plant. The cannabinoid composition of a Cannabis plant is wide ranging and varies by strain. Some are higher in CBD and others contain more THC.
Endocannabinoids – these cannabinoids are produced in the body of humans and animals. That’s the reason we have an endocannabinoid system. This system is actually the largest group of receptors in the body, it’s no minor system. The endocannabinoid system consists of many cannabinoid receptors, and a large portion of these are found in the skin. Molecules in Cannabis such as THC and CBD interact with this system to create the aforementioned positive effects.
Synthetic Cannabinoids – these cannabinoids are produced in laboratories.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid, and the second most abundant constituent of the Cannabis plant. CBD can be found in other plants too, like black pepper, cocoa, flax seeds, and kale, but the hemp plant is where it is most abundant.
CBD is known to relieve anxiety & stress, eliminate chronic pain & aches, regulate mood & sleep pattern, and enhance focus & clarity.
CBD has potent antioxidant effects, which means it may help counteract signs of aging caused by free radicals like UV rays, smoke and environmental pollutants. These free radicals can lead to wrinkles, crow’s feet and other fine lines on the face and other parts of the body. Antioxidants, such as CBD, protect your skin from this damage to help fight the effects from aging and the sun.
CBD also moisturizes the skin without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin’s oil production.
There is an array of vitamins contained in CBD. These include Vitamins A, D, C, and E, and B Complex Vitamins. These vitamins are contained in hemp oil and are responsible for many of those benefits to your skin. Vitamins A and D work to help repair skin, support cellular growth to repair skin cells and inhibit oil production to help keep your skin stay soft and supple, while keeping it glowing and healthy. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants that work to protect the skin’s collagen and elastin against damage from the sun and free radicals that could cause unwanted harm to your skin. B Complex Vitamins serves as part of the construction process for your skin, hair and nails. This prevents dermatitis, hair loss and other skin conditions.
What is THC?
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a strongly psychoactive cannabinoid and the most abundant constituent of the Cannabis plant. In fact, THC can only be found in the Cannabis plant.
THC is responsible for getting “high” from smoking marijuana and, as a result, its production and usage are strictly regulated. All Aurelian products are THC-free.
What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Both Hemp and Marijuana come from the Cannabis plant. The main difference is that Hemp is exclusively made from a Cannabis Sativa strain that was specifically bred to produce the lowest concentrations of THC possible, whereas Marijuana can come from both Sativa and Indica strains specifically bred to produce high concentrations of THC.
An average batch of marijuana contains anywhere from 5-20% THC content. Some premium marijuana can have up to 25-30% THC. Hemp, on the other hand, has a max THC level of 0.3%, essentially making it impossible to feel any psychoactive effect or get a “high”. Hemp also has high cannabidiol (CBD) content that acts as THC’s antagonist, essentially making the minimal amount of THC useless.
What is Hemp Oil, Hemp Extract, and CBD Oil?
Hemp oil, used interchangeably with Hemp Extract or Hemp Oil Extract and often referred to as CBD oil, is an extraction from the hemp aerial plant parts (parts of the hemp plant that grow above the ground). This oil contains higher concentrations phytocannabinoids such as CBD, and naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids, and other beneficial phytonutrients from the hemp plant.
Hemp oil is most commonly used to assist with pain, stress, anxiety, sleep, inflammation, etc. This is due to the cannabinoids present. This extract can be mixed with hemp seed oil, olive oil or other types of oil to facilitate ingestion. Products containing hemp oil have a wide range of cannabinoids, with the exclusion of THC. Hemp Oil high in phytocannabinoids, a main ingredient in Aurelian CBD AM-PM Moisturizing Face Cream is called PCR (PhytoCannabinoid Rich) Hemp Oil.
What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil and the Entourage Effect?
The Cannabis plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. Full spectrum CBD or hemp oil generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well. This version of CBD oil is minimally refined, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact and in the oil. Those wo types of cannabis compounds – cannabinoids and terpenes – hold most of the influence when it comes to effects.
Full spectrum, sometimes also called “whole plant,” means the full plant extract is included. Full spectrum provides more of the plant’s molecules in ratios and amounts that nature intended.
While there is still more research to be done, there are indications that show cannabinoids and terpenes work together to influence each other. This synergistic effect is called the entourage effect.
What are the Benefits of CBD?
CBD has been studied for its relaxing, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety properties when taken internally, but recent research has shown that it also has calming and therapeutic benefits when applied topically to the skin. It has been shown to help reduce pain and inflammation caused by inflammatory skin conditions, and may even help ease the discomfort of headaches. CBD also has potent antioxidant effects, which means it may help counteract signs of aging caused by free radicals.
CBD is safe and effective for all skin types, but especially helpful to people who struggle with inflammatory skin conditions, skin sensitivity, headaches, skin dryness, and acne. Because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can help support the skin’s natural healing process, shortening the lifespan of breakouts and eczema/psoriasis flare-ups. If you are struggling with skin issues, consider using CBD as an effective skin care solution.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil is made from nutritious hemp seeds, and contains low concentrations of cannabinoids (CBD) to none. Hemp seed oil is very nutritious and beneficial containing a lot of antioxidants and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
What are the Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp Seed Oil may just be the skincare superhero you’ve never heard of. The real magic lies in the seeds, which boast nutritious properties including a large amount of protein, and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp Seed Oil’s unique composition allows it to deeply moisturize the skin and soothe irritation without clogging pores.
The composition of Hemp Seed Oil is actually chemically similar to the natural oils your skin produces. This means that it acts as a highly effective moisturizer, and is perfect for rejuvenating dry, tired, or dehydrated skin. Unlike other heavier oils that sit on the surface of the skin, hempseed oil is actually able to absorb into the skin slightly, so it has a moisturizing effect without greasiness.
Look for Hemp Seed Oil in Aurelian Hemp Vanilla SPF 30 lip balm.
What are Topicals and how do they work?
Topicals are Cannabis infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation. Cannabis infused lotions, salves, oils, sprays, and other transdermal methods of relief work by binding to a network of receptors called CB2. These CB2 receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as phytocannabinoids (e.g., THC and CBD).
Why are Hemp Skincare Products Far Better than other Alternatives?
Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil provides amazing benefits to the skin. It is a natural supply of cannabinoids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Our collection of salves, butters, and other hemp topicals are effective and provide the nutrients of hemp to target specific skin concerns.
1. Essential Fatty Acids:
Hemp oil offers superior ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids compared to other oils. Omega 3 is great for smoothing and firming our skin. It helps improve the skin cell’s structure and gets rid of waste products. Essential fatty acids makes your skin feel like silk!
2. Skin Friendly Vitamins:
Vitamin E – antioxidant that encourages healthy skin-tissue growth
Vitamin C – an essential building block of collagen that helps your skin elasticity, skin tone, and skin brightener
Vitamin B (B6) – encourages firmer skin by providing beneficial fatty acids
3. Key Amino Acids
Helps the skin generate collagen and elastin, prevents wrinkles, and allows the skin to retain more moisture.
Helps conditions like dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis by moistening your skin.
Reduces appearance of stretch marks.
4. Completely Renewable
Hemp skincare is made from all natural plant-based hemp oil, contains natural fragrances with a subtle scent of nutty, earthy undertones. Hemp skincare nourishes your skin with a variety of minerals and vitamins.
Conventional skincare products originated from crude oil and often contain 30+ ingredients to offer heavy perfume scent through chemicals to hide the scent of the crude oil. Conventional skincare products often dries your skin, hair and negatively alters the microbial balance on your skin. Skincare products made from crude oil contain various synthetic and toxic chemicals which harm the environment.
What is Medicinal Cannabis Oil or Marijuana Oil?
Most Cannabidiol (CBD) products are made from hemp which does not contain THC. However, CBD products made from Cannabis Oil (used interchangeably with Medicinal Marijuana) which comes from Marijuana, can contain CBD any level of THC. Aurelian does not sell any products containing THC.
The main point we want to make here is that CBD is always CBD, but CBD oil from hemp is not the same as the oil that is extracted from medicinal marijuana which can contain any varying amount of THC. As a result, this type of oil is not legal in many states in the US and often require a medical prescription.
Where did the confusion start between Hemp & Marijuana?
In the 1970s, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs” and signed into law the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. This law established a set of banned drugs and created the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). It also unintentionally outlawed one of the world’s oldest domesticated crop, hemp. This not only led to the demise of hemp, but also an increased misconception of the plant.
Under US law, the definitions are clear. Different parts of the same cannabis plant are defined as Hemp and other parts as Cannabis or Marijuana, and the seed may be defined as either, depending upon its viability. According to US law, hemp is the stalks, stems and sterilized seeds of cannabis sativa, and marijuana is the leaves, flowers and viable seeds of cannabis sativa.
What makes the Hemp Plant so Nutritional?
Hemp seeds and Hemp Seeds Oil contains many dietary nutrients that are not sufficient in most diets today.
Protein: Protein is necessary for the structure, function, and regulation of your body’s tissues and organs. Considered a complete protein source, hemp provides all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids your body is unable to make on its own.
Fiber: Critical to the health of your digestive system, fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels. A high-fiber diet may also reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Essential fatty acids: The hemp plant is an ideal source of both Omega 3 and Omega 6. Omega 3 plays a role in making the hormones that regulate inflammation and the contraction and relaxation of your arteries. They also lower triglyceride levels in the blood to cut down your risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke. Hemp has the optimal 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 acids to reduce the negative effects of high fat foods.
The Hemp Plant also contains these Vitamins and Minerals:
Vitamin A: Vitamin A is a critical player in the growth and development of your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. It’s also important for maintaining good vision and a well-running immune system. It’s also a powerful antioxidant, so it’ll help protect cells from the damage of free radicals.
Vitamin C: Humans have to get vitamin C from an outside source because we’re unable to synthesize it on our own. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant. It is also important for the formation of collagen and supports immune function.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E is actually the collective name for a group of compounds known for their powerful antioxidant properties. It has also been shown beneficial for helping prevent various types of cancers.
B Complex Vitamins: Hemp oil contains Vitamins B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6, and B12.
o Vitamin B1, or Thiamine, can boost your immune system and is used for treating digestive problems.
o Vitamin B2, more commonly known as Riboflavin, works alongside the other B vitamins to create red blood cells. Evidence has also shown it’s useful for managing migraines, blood disorders, and some eye conditions.
o Vitamin B3, or Niacin, helps your body produce sex and stress-related hormones. It also can be beneficial for helping address high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes. The versatile
o Vitamin B6 performs multiple functions in the body and is thought to be involved in more than 100 enzyme reactions. It also helps produce various neurotransmitters, including those tasked with regulating mood and the body’s natural clock.
o Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.
Iron: An essential element for blood production, iron helps ensure the efficient transfer of oxygen from the lungs to your working tissues.
Beta Carotene: A natural precursor to Vitamin A, beta carotene may be beneficial for the slowing of macular degeneration and preventing metabolic syndrome.
Zinc: Crucial for the body’s immune system to work correctly, zinc has been linked to a lower risk of catching a cold.
Potassium: Potassium is a key nutrient for ensuring that your nerves and muscles can communicate properly. It’s also been linked to a reduced risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Calcium: A mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat.
Selenium: Commonly taken as a supplement because of its antioxidant properties, selenium appears only in trace amounts in foods.
Phosphorus: While known best for keeping bone and teeth strong, phosphorus also helps manage the storing and use of energy.
Manganese: Often given to patients with osteoporosis and anemia, manganese plays an important role in the production of bones and connective tissue, metabolism, and the regulation of blood sugar levels.
Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. Every cell in your body contains magnesium and needs it to function. Magnesium plays a critical role in brain function and mood, and low levels are linked to an increased risk of depression. Magnesium may boost exercise performance, benefits people with type 2 diabetes, can lower blood pressure, has anti-inflammatory benefits, can help prevent migraines, reduces insulin resistance, and improves PMS symptoms. No wonder Magnesium is known as the “Miracle Mineral” and the “Spark of Life.”
Flavonoids: Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites that are believed to provide antioxidant effects and benefit your body’s cell signaling pathways. Evidence also suggests that flavonoids are anti-viral, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory. They may also prevent heart disease and stroke.
Terpenes and Terpenoids: Known for creating the smell and flavor of cannabis, terpenoids have been found to be antioxidants. They’ve also exhibited anti-inflammatory effects.
What are the Potential Side Effects of CBD?
The good news? Studies around CBD pose little to no sign of side effects to those who ingest it. “Many small studies have looked at the safety of CBD in adults,” explains Dr. Zenhausern. “Of the studies done, researchers found that most adults well-tolerated CBD even at a wide range of doses. They found no significant side effects on the central nervous system.
As for skincare, Dr. Jaliman says, “No studies have shown it to cause irritation or to aggravate sensitive skin. Research has shown CBD skincare (often referred to as Cannabis Beauty) safe to use with no unwanted side effects.”
Will eating Hemp Foods result in a positive drug test for THC?
Regular consumption or use of commercially made hemp foods (such as hemp seeds and hemp granola) or hemp skincare products (lotions, balms, moisturizers, butters, etc) will not show a positive result for THC on a drug test. Hemp-based foods and hemp body products commercially produced and sold in the United States, like Aurelian Hemp products , are not legally allowed to contain THC.
Will Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD Oil make me fail a drug test?
No, you will not fail a drug test. Aurelian Hemp products are 3rd party tested to ensure there is no THC present. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid. Without the presence of THC you will not test positive on a drug test. Most drug tests are testing for THC levels.
Will I get "high" if I use CBD?
Absolutely not. In order to be legally considered hemp, the hemp plant must contain less than 0.3% THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive chemical compound found in Cannabis. The 0.3% amount of THC is negligible and cannot produce a high. In fact, CBD is known to counteract the psychoactive properties of THC. The only "high" you'll get from the seed or oil of the Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) plant is confidence that you're nurturing your body with its wealth of healthful contents.
Statements on Aurelian Hemp products and the Aurelian Hemp website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Quality & Transparency
All of the hemp extract in Aurelian’s CBD Hemp products is lab-tested by an independent 3rd party lab to assure the final product is of integrity, consistency, and free of contaminants and heavy metals. All CBD products on this site contain a value of 0.3% or less THC (or no more than 0.3% THC).