Frequently Asked Questions

Why Co-pothecary?

Co-pothecary is driven by the support of small businesses. Our full-spectrum CBD (derived from hemp) is from a family-owned and operated business and our essential oils come from a woman-owned business that manufactures and sources their natural products from small farmers. You could say the heart of Co-pothecary is helping people and paying it forward.

How do I know Co-pothecary is right for me?

Co-pothecary was made for and by individuals who appreciate alternatives for localized pain relief.

We make it our mission to keep you educated and informed about our products and ingredients. By focusing on your knowledge, we can better aid in serving your needs and help you determine whether a CBD topical is right for you.

How does Co-pothecary source ingredients?

We are dedicated to obtaining ingredients from sources that use little to no additional chemicals and remain environmentally friendly.

What ingredients are in your products?

Organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic mango butter, organic beeswax, vitamin E, full-spectrum CBD (derived from hemp) and essential oils.

Why does my balm have little dots or feel grainy?

Because our products are truly all-natural, without synthetics or preservatives, there is no additive preventing them from going through their natural process. Meaning, just like the butter you eat, the mango butter and shea butter in our balms is comprised of fat. Without getting too Bill Nye about it, based on temperature, fats will melt and solidify, sometimes creating little beads. We like to consider them moisturizing beads as fats are naturally good for your skin. Have no fear, upon application, the balm will melt and give your skin the hug it deserves.

What is the active ingredient for pain relief?

Our responsibly-sourced full-spectrum CBD is the active ingredient with pure essential oils playing a supporting role.

What is full-spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. It contains an array of compounds and many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, and protein. More potent therapeutics are being discovered on a regular basis, according to the National Institute of Health.

How are essential oils effective?

The National Center for Biotechnology Information describes essential oils as complex mixtures isolated from aromatic plants which may possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

 Which balm should I purchase?

Select your balm based on your needs. If you find yourself anxious or stressed, try our lavender balm on pressure points. For tired muscles and localized aches, give our eucalyptus rub. Each of our balms provides various forms of relief.

How do I know it will work?

​We all carry what’s known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS). In simple terms, it helps to keep our body in balance. Full-spectrum CBD oil activates our ECS system and binds to cell receptors in muscle tissue, skin, and nerves.

Is full-spectrum CBD legal?

Short answer: Yes

In 2018, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law and removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Check to see whether CBD is legal in your state. To date, we do not ship to the following states: Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and South Dakota.