What’s different about Good Goo?

Our enduring process – utilizing the time-honored tradition of infusing whole plants and herbs in enriching oils – makes for more concentrated, effective products. Good Goo products are all-natural, plant-based and made in the USA. Most of our ingredients are organic, and each of our product formulations are thoughtfully created with your skin in mind. We aim to nourish, to protect and to invigorate.  

We are women owned and family run, and we pride ourselves on our customer service. Our company is not only cruelty free, but we are also a certified B-Corp, which means from soil to skin, we intentionally select products, processes, and partners that not only create exceptional products, but also make the planet a better place.

What is the difference between full-spectrum hemp oil and hemp seed oil?

Full-spectrum hemp oil is derived from the whole hemp plant (leaves, seeds, stems), whereas hemp seed oil is derived solely from hemp seeds.

Why full-spectrum hemp oil?

When utilizing the whole plant, you gain the incredible benefits of the hundreds of chemical compounds (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber) that work together to create a complete system, the way nature intended. While the effects of each individual compound are not yet fully understood, one thing is clear: the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Studies show that full-spectrum hemp oil has profound benefits as a whole plant versus the extract of one or two individual compounds. While most of these compounds have their own therapeutic benefits, they combine to synergistically to provide a far better performance than any one, single compound. We, as a company, choose to use full-spectrum hemp oil to increase its potency and health benefits. Not surprisingly, all of the plants and herbs we use in our products are infused in oils, not just hemp. It is a more difficult and timely process, but we believe whole plant infusions are just better.

What are the benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil?

So, here’s the deal… We can’t yet speak about all of the benefits of hemp. Hemp’s legal status was only recently changed, and frankly, all of the regulations haven’t been written. This means we need to be cautious and thoughtful about the claims we make if we want to continue to create and sell our amazing products. As the rules and regulations surrounding hemp are written and the industry evolves, we will push to make more thorough information available. In the meantime, we recommend doing some research on your own. Hemp is a wonderful plant for a multitude of reasons, and we are genuinely excited about what’s to come.

We can say that hemp can be taken internally for a variety of reasons. It has a great fatty acid content, in addition to vitamins, minerals, and cannabinoids that make it ideal as a topical product. We recommend using Google to find out more about cannabinoids and hemp in general. Hemp is an incredibly beneficial plant and the end of its prohibition is long overdue.

A little background: Hemp was legalized with the passing of the recent 2018 Farm Bill (The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018). Prior to its legalization, hemp was grouped with marijuana as an illegal Schedule 1 drug in the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. Its designation as a Schedule 1 drug was meant to be temporary, pending a report commissioned by President Richard Nixon. Despite the fact that the Schafer Commission, which convened to issue the findings of the report, recommended against the Schedule 1 designation, in addition to questioning hemp being labeled an illicit substance, President Nixon discounted the report and kept hemp on the Schedule 1 list of controlled substances.

There is an abundance of great information available about the history of hemp in the United States – for instance, The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which was ultimately struck down by the Supreme Court, and the Uniform State Narcotic Act prior to that.  Furthermore, the Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper, George Washington grew it as a crop, and Abraham Lincoln used hemp oil in his household lamps. The internet and other resources will tell you more.

What are the benefits of hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is cold pressed and extracted from the seed of the hemp plant. It is rich in omega fatty acids, which makes it a significant ingredient both externally and internally. One of our favorite applications is topically in a body scrub. It is excellent for moisturizing and nourishing your skin. Some of the crew at Green Goo Headquarters enjoys drizzling hemp seed oil over their food.

In addition, hemp seed oil is an incredible, sustainable alternative to other oils used in cosmetic and skin care products. The hemp seed is high in fatty acids, producing one of the best oils in the world. 50% of the weight of a mature hemp plant is seed. It can be grown with less water per acre than most oil producing plants. Hemp requires less space and less work to cultivate, and it requires fewer pesticides and herbicides in order to grow. Hemp plants can be grown in all fifty states and the plant fiber has a multitude of uses.

Some of your products have 19mg of hemp oil and some have 50 mg. What’s with the different amounts?

Good catch. With us, the amount of hemp oil is all about concentration. The concentration is the same, even though the product comes in different sizes. So you get 50 mg in our 1.82 oz packages and 19 mg in the .7 oz tin. The reasoning behind making it that particular ratio is pretty simple. We tried it and it worked. 

Why is hemp so expensive?

Currently, full spectrum hemp oil is the new “gold” on the market. The supply is limited. The process of extracting full spectrum hemp from the plant without chemicals is time consuming and expensive. We’re sourcing our hemp from farmers that use organic standards which also costs more and further limits our options because there is just less hemp out there that meets our standards. Then there’s testing and compliance, so we can get it to you and provide as much transparency as possible. That costs money too. We think the end result is worth it and we think you’re worth it too. We strive to make the best hemp products on the market. We make sure those products are free of harmful chemicals, that our ingredients are sustainably sourced, and that we’d be confident and proud to use it on our own bodies. You shouldn’t cut corners on self care, so we don’t. 

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp differs from marijuana in both its chemical and physical structure, as well as its cultivation and uses. When comparing hemp to marijuana chemically, there is one huge distinction. Hemp contains a very low concentration of THC (0.3% or less), whereas marijuana is abundant in THC, with concentrations between 15 - 40%. Physically, marijuana features broad leaves, dense buds, and has a short, bushy appearance. In stark contrast, hemp features skinny leaves, which are concentrated towards the top of the plant, and it grows taller and skinnier than marijuana, with few branches beneath its upper portion. When compared side by side, the two plants can each be clearly identified.

Hemp is primarily grown for industrial benefits, while marijuana is mainly grown for recreational usage. Hemp may be used in a whole host of products, including food, clothing, skin and body care items, and supplements.

Is there THC in my product? Will I get high from using full-spectrum hemp oil?

Because we use the whole plant, there may be a trace amounts of THC. That said, agricultural hemp is rigorously tested and distinguished from medical marijuana as containing less than 0.3% THC concentration on dry weight basis, and it is legal to purchase in all fifty states. That’s what we use. Because the cannabis species involved in making full-spectrum hemp oil is high in cannabidiol CBD and low in THC, it won’t affect your mental processes, mood, or cognition. Therefore, it’s generally safe for people of all ages.

What is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. It is the most abundant of the over 100 cannabinoids found in the plant.  These particular cannabinoids are the cause for current excitement. They’ve been a part of the human diet and agriculture for thousands of years. Believe it or not, your body actually has a system within it that is geared specifically toward processing and utilizing CBD and the other cannabinoids. It’s called the Endocannabinoid System, if you want to look it up!

Is the full-spectrum hemp oil in your products tested?

Our hemp oil goes through several levels of testing, from soil to final product, to ensure a high standard of purity, legality, and reliable CBD content.

What is different about your hemp oil?

Good Goo uses a patented, truly full-spectrum line of products that is not dependent on the use of alcohol, CO2 or other solvents for extraction. Our organic CBD is grown and produced in the USA. We believe that the naturally occurring constituents of the hemp plant exist together for a reason and that maintaining the whole plant integrity results in the most bio-available product possible. Like any high-quality, high-nutrient, natural, consumable product, less disruption and less stripping of the plant's own ingredients is better for bodily consumption.

Which is to say, we put the whole hemp plant in oil and use low heat and compression to extract all of the plant’s goodness without using chemicals. That means more of the plant working together to do what it is intended to do.