If you followed my previous blog, years ago, you may remember a post about oil cleansing. After using oils to wash my face for two years, I can say without a doubt that it has changed my skin for the better. But oils have had another purpose in my everyday routine.
I recently ordered essential oil blends from Blue Ridge Hemp Co., out of North Carolina, made specifically for aches, pains, and stress relief. Their formulas utilize the proven power of cannabis oil (CBD), derived from the hemp plant. Now, this isn't weed. This is nature's power in the form of essential oil in a roll-on stick. And it works! I ordered two sticks from Blue Ridge Hemp a few weeks back - one for stress and headaches, another for muscle aches - and can attest to its truth in helping my body feel better.
I've used the muscle ache essential oil blend stick for my back muscles and the headache essential oil blend stick during tension headaches with great success.
Here is a blurb from their website on CBD and its usage in the U.S.:
Throughout history one of the most widely used and accepted forms of treatment for the symptoms of chronic pain, as well as other conditions, has been the various uses of the Cannabis Hemp plant. In states permitting medical use more and more people are turning to Cannabis to ease their suffering. Scientist have discovered there is one key component of the Cannabis Hemp plant that accounts for most of the plant’s natural health benefits. That component is Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is classified as a phytocannabinoid, another more familiar phytocannabinoid is THC, the component of Cannabis that causes the “high” commonly associated with the plant. On the contrary, CBD is not psychoactive as well as not habit forming or addictive. CBD can be derived from Industrial Hemp Cannabis plants grown to contain less than 0.3% THC, making it available to all Americans regardless of laws restricting Cannabis in their respective states.
Furthermore, Blue Ridge Hemp Co. uses ethically and sustainably sourced Terpene rich botanicals to blend with CBD for their essential oil products. According to their website, terpenes are "a large and diverse class of organic molecules that are present in Cannabis and a wide variety of plants." Terpenes are the smells and flavors in essential oils and work together with cannabinoids to produce therapeutic benefits. Common terpenes found in cannabis hemp are also found in pine needles, lavender, black pepper, hops and citrus.
Before using oils to cleanse with, I probably wouldn't have considered using oils for any purpose other than for cooking. But they are so useful! As someone battling growing anxiety, I am slowly becoming more aware of products that naturally aid in calming and relaxing my mind and body. This is one of those products that I stand by and recommend to anyone seeking natural pain and anxiety relief.
*This post is not sponsored and contains only my own thoughts and beliefs. I do have an affiliate link for Blue Ridge Hemp products; if you are going to purchase a product, please consider doing so via this link or using the code EL10 at checkout - Thanks!