by Jennifer Dixon ERYT 500 and Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of CBD, the benefits, and how you can even use it for muscle recovery. You can probably guess that I’m a pretty big advocate for this amazing product for all these reasons! Little did I know, when my late dog, Belleza suffered from a terminal cancer that our alternative treatment would become one of my biggest advocacy platforms. It literally extended her life at least 6 months, and it has helped so many people (myself included) that it’s almost to me like a miracle in tiny little bottles.
In today’s post, I wanted to talk about one of the most recent products we started selling inside the Thrive Hemp Store (which is located right inside Thrive Yoga and Wellness) Hill City Hemp Company is a Chattanooga CBD company that is making some serious waves in our area and beyond. You can get all their products right here inside of Thrive, or you can also order them online and have them shipped or ready for pick up when you come to practice.They have a great product -all certified CO2 extracted CBD, but now they’ve created something that is pretty down right remarkable.
Hill City Hemp CBD Pain Cream
Their latest product offering is a topical cream that contains 20 mg of cbd per ml. Yes, you heard that right, 20 mg of CBD per ml. That’s some of the most potent concentrations that I’ve found available AND it’s a Chattanooga company–so basically it makes it even MORE AWESOME because we are creating such awesome stuff right here in the great state of Tennessee. 🙂
This product goes on very smoothly and rubs right in. Because it is so concentrated, a little bit goes a LONG way. I have used it on my aches and pains and notice quick relief right on the spot within 15 minutes. It feels like a light lotion –something you might use as a quick hand cream but it doesn’t leave a messy residue.
Right now, Hill City offers 3 strengths–a trial size of one ml (which contains 20 mg of CBD) which is just $20. This will easily last you a while because it is so strong. The next size is a 2.5 oz pump bottle that contains 1500 mg of CBD total and is the same concentration (so for each ml, you get 20 mg of CBD). It’s price is $80. The biggest size is a full 5 oz pump bottle that contains 3000 mg total of CBD which retails right at $120. With a size and concentration that high, it is sure to last you for a long time and you will not regret it!
I absolutely love this stuff! It’s potent and doesn’t have a strong scent. It will last you a good long while and doesn’t mess with my sensitive skin (although I have NOT put this on places that tend to break out, like my face.) I have put this on my low back and hip when it was flaring up a couple of weeks ago and it was a Godsend.
If I had one complaint it would be that it does contain alcohol (as a minor ingredient–probably to help it dry quicker on the skin). Since my skin is ornery -I could see how daily use may dry my skin out. Since I only used it daily for 3 or 4 days, I didn’t have any reactions, and if you don’t have my “particular” skin, then you’ll probably be fine. I love how convenient the pump is (can I get an amen all you ladies with finger nails!) I love the pump function and how clean that makes the application process.
At first, you may think $80 or $120 is expensive –HOWEVER, typical tinctures of similar concentrations (so the things you put under your tongue) are actually much more expensive. For example, we sell a CBDistillery 2500 mg 30 ml tincture for $145. If you compare the products in terms of price per concentration, it really is a good value. Plus, it’s a local Chattanooga company (so you can feel good about helping to put food on the table of a family that may just be your neighbor), and it’s Certified, Third Party Tested.
If you’re in the market for a great addition to your CBD arsenal–whether it is for something chronic or just for recovering from your latest yoga practice, you will NOT be disappointed. It’s a great product that will last you a long while. If you haven’t been by the studio in a while, you should totally come check us out–either in person or virtually! We have a huge selection of great, third party tested CBD products that is SURE to fit your budget!
I hope you come by the studio to grab some of yours soon!