By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 – In September 2018, Thrive Yoga and Wellness started carrying CBD products in a very limited quantity as a compliment to the studio’s wellness initiative. The very first company and products that were carried were from Blue Ridge Hemp Company. This company is located in Asheville, North Carolina, which is close to home, and were very friendly, knowledgeable, and had products that I thought would resonate with my clients the most easily. At the time, Blue Ridge Hemp Company only carried topical products, so we started our very small inventory with the salve, gel, and essential oil infused roll-ons. Today’s review is on the Blue Ridge Hemp Company CBD Infused Salve.
Back in my “pre-baby days”, I used to make salves, lotions, essential oil combinations, etc quite regularly. I loved the fact that I knew exactly what was going into these products, and that they really did seem to help. That’s probably why I connected so well with this company and with these products. I loved how much the salves,in particular, helped –whether it was with dry skin, chapped lips, or even my broth in law’s Psoriasis.
The CBD infused Salve by Blue Ridge Hemp Company does not disappoint. This 2 oz bottle is infused with 200mg of CBD… which is enough to pack a powerful punch. Something else I loved about BRHC (Blue Ridge Hemp Company) is that the salve seemed like something I would’ve made back in the day. The first three ingredients are some of my favorite: Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil. Next, add in the fact that they use Arnica and essential oils like Cypress, Juniper, and Rosemary, you can see why this stuff would be basically the BEESKNEES!
I have an anecdotal story to share about this stuff…
The Sunday before Christmas, we were in a rush to get to the mall, because in typical Jennifer style, I had procrastinated Christmas Photos with Santa and the kids, so we were trying to get some photos before the ole man had to rush off to load up the sleigh…Well, as I was grabbing my keys and water, I didn’t see one of my daughter’s dress up necklaces….(hazard of my season of life) and I slipped, landing all of my weight onto my left palm, right where our tiled kitchen runs into the hardwood living room. OUCH.
After laying on the floor in the fetal position (super thankful that no “adult” words came out because both children were present), I got up, grabbed my BRHC CBD Infused Salve and started rubbing it in as if my life depended on it….well, because it sorta does, since my entire profession is all about yoga and there is a LOT done on your hands in yoga… Would you believe that I barely had a bruise? I swear to you, when it first happened, I couldn’t clasp my hands together — I was legit worried I broke something, or worse–and I rubbed in this amazing salve (multiple times that night actually) put on an old wrist brace, and off to Santa we went.
Now, I can’t say I didn’t have any pain as a result of that fall and the use of the Salve, but I can say that the swelling was negligible, the bruising was minor, and from the sound of the thud that happened when I fell, something seriously bad could have happened, but thankfully, it didn’t. Here it is, 5 days later, and although I’m not doing many chaturangas, I have been able to lead a few yoga classes, and I’m typing away like usual. This stuff is awesome.
One of the questions I get a lot at the studio is how long does it last…well, in all honesty, it depends. When I was in my most acute phase of this injury, I was putting this stuff on almost hourly. Now, I put it on a few times a day, with some massage to help with the bruising I do have, which means, it’ll vary for you too.
The cost of this Salve is $50, which is a little above average compared to other topical products I have, but this is the only topical product we have in stock that uses so many essential oils, the butters and oils I love –and at that concentration of CBD infusion. PLUS….a little bit goes a LOOONG way.
In all honesty, with all the topical products that we carry, this is the brand and type that I have at home and that I went straight to, when I took my fall. I think it works awesome and it smells pretty good, and rubs in well. The cocoa butter is great for your skin, so it’ll absorb in and help you to feel a little softer as an added bonus. So if you’re looking for a topical CBD Infused product, come check out the Blue Ridge Hemp Company CBD Infused salve that we have in stock. I really think you’ll like it! If you’d like to check out all the brands that we carry, check out our Thrive Hemp Store website! Here, I have a few blog posts for you to read, all the brands we carry which you can now buy online and have shipped right to your door!!!—and over time, I will be providing more information and reviews for you!