A while ago I received some products from CBD Living to try out. (Disclosure: Free for the purpose of review!) I was really excited because I feel like CBD products are everywhere and I’m really intrigued by them. I had grand aspirations to write a whole post about CBD in general, but that hasn’t happened. Also, there are already a lot of things written about it all over the web, I don’t know that my post would add anything to the noise. So here’s the nutshell:
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is derived from the cannabis plant. Research is ongoing for effectiveness in treating anxiety and mood disorders, pain, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, skin issues, and lots of other things, a lot of the success stories published are anecdotal but more studies are being done all the time. CBD does not get someone high, that responsibility belongs to the THC cannabinoid. As long as the CBD is extracted from hemp and not marijuana, it is not considered a controlled substance. It does seem that retailers, at this moment, are still a little hesitant about carrying CBD products. There are CBD stores here in Las Vegas and they can’t take credit cards because banks don’t like working with these businesses. Searching for CBD on Amazon brings back a bunch of results for products labeled as “hemp” so you don’t get details about how many mg of CBD are in them. (Not that I know exactly how that is applicable!)
So…. onto the products, right?
The CBD Living Bath Bombs smell nice, they turn your bath water awesome colors, provide a nice buoyancy to the bath water, and are generally lovely bath bombs. I don’t know if there were any extraordinary benefits to them from the CBD or if I finished my soak feeling wonderful because I had a chunk of time to myself, regardless I liked them.
They’re good sized bath bombs, 8 oz. Each one contains 60mg of CBD. They are expensive, clocking in at $14 each. They are available in four scents right now: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Amber Bergamot, and Coconut Lime. I tried the Amber Bergamot and Eucalyptus, I liked them both. That said, I’m not certain I would buy them again just because I feel like I could get the same relaxation from a bath and a $5 bath bomb.
Plus, all the benefits of a bath are usually erased the moment I emerge from the bathroom and have people all demanding things of me once again.
CBD Living Freeze is a topical pain relief treatment in a roll-on applicator. The 88mL bottle contains 120 mg of CBD, and uses menthol to help with pain relief.
I really really really liked this product. It was amazing on aches and pains. I am a generally anxious, uptight, and stressed out human being and I carry most of that tension in my neck, shoulders, and upper back. If I roll this on after a shower (when my hair is twisted up in a towel so it’s out of the way) I get a couple of hours of relief.
The menthol smell is pretty strong at first, but it fades away pretty quickly. I appreciate that because menthol isn’t exactly the scent I would choose to be my signature scent!
I have rolled this on my chronic tension knots, I’ve rolled on my knee and ankle joints when they decided to be cranky, I’ve put it on my wrists when they’re achy after working at a computer all day… it’s helped soothe them all.
To be 100% clear, I don’t know if the CBD adds a lot to make a difference vs other menthol pain relief products I’ve tried. But this product does seem to last longer and with multiple uses in the bottle, it works out to be more cost-effective than the bath bombs. This sells for $30 and I’d buy it again.