Updated: Jul 16
As an herbalist, I was extremely excited when CBD and medical marijuana were legalized in the state of Florida. A whole new option was available to people who suffer from chronic pain that not only helped reduce pain but also had the capacity to relax the mind and even help with sleep!
One issue I have with most CBD products is that many of them use synthetic CBD and are very poor in quality. The wrong kind of CBD product can cause more harm than good!
I recommended CBD to a client of mine, and her husband brought home a CBD cream that he got at the pharmacy. She informed me that the CBD cream caused both her and her husband to stay up all night. They were both completely wired. It also didn't help much with their pain levels. I asked her to bring the container with her at her next appointment so I could take a look at it.
When she brought the product with her, I looked at the ingredients and noticed it had lots of herbs that were (in Chinese medicine terms) very cooling and dispersing. These kinds of herbs include peppermint, eucalyptus, and menthol. When I smelled it, the menthol was overwhelmingly strong. These herbs, although helpful in many circumstances, were not what they needed for their pain. They can also be stimulating to those who are sensitive to essential oils.
I recommended she try Ora's Amazing Herbal's Hemp Soothe Salve instead. I used Hemp Soothe Salve before and I LOVED it. My kids also love it. I was sure she would like it too. She went ahead and placed her order. A few days later, I received the following message:
"My husband is loving the stuff. He hasn't had any more restless leg symptoms and it helps with pain."
Later, she left me another message:
"Hemp Soothe relieved a burn on my finger I got after picking up a hot baked potato from the oven using the wrong side of a pot holder. After two and a half hours of soaking the finger in ice water, my husband suggested I use the CBD. It worked in about five minutes."
She later told me she loved it so much she was offering some to her friends and co-workers! It really is a wonderful product. The formula is very balanced with a mix of warming and cooling herbs. It smells AMAZING!
What I use Hemp Soothe Salve for:
I rub some on the back of my knee and calf muscles when I get restless legs at night.
I rub some on my belly button and the Shen Men point on my ear if I need to calm my nerves or help me fall asleep. I also do this for my kids when they can't sleep.
I rub some on my shoulders when they get achy from massage.
Other things Hemp Soothe Salve might be helpful for:
Psoriasis and eczema
If you are a client of mine, and interested in trying Hemp Soothe Salve with your massage, just let me know! It can really enhance the relaxing effect of the massage, and help reduce pain.
If you are interested in purchasing Hemp Soothe Salve for yourself, go to www.hempsoothesalve.com and use the discount code HAPPYCAT to get 10% off your first order.