Blue Ridge Hemp Co. CBD Infused Product Reviews 

Company: Blue Ridge Hemp Co.

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“We have taken Industrial Hemp derived CBd and combined it with other ethically and sustainably source Terpene rich botanicals to form products that allow all people to harness the healing power of Cannabis.”

Products:


CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend – Joint Care ( 10 ml, 50 mg CBD – $20.00 USD)

CBD Infused Massage & Body Oil ( 8 oz, 100mg CBD – $40.00 USD)

CBD Infused Salve ( 2 oz, 200 mg CBD – $50.00 USD)

All 3 Products – Joint Care Bundle (On Sale for $90.00 USD)

Info/Links:

So, if you’re anything like me, you may have questions about CBD. What is it? What is it used for? Is it legal? Don’t worry, Blue Ridge Hemp Co.’s website breaks this information down for ya! Click here for general info about the company/CBD or check out the science behind CBD.

Alright everybody, put your science hats on for a second. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a nonaddictive compound derived from Industrial Hemp that is known for its health effects, like reducing pain and inflammation and even improves anxiety and stress. It is not psychoactive (it doesn’t get you high) and does not contain THC (I told you, it won’t get you high!).  I highly recommend that you check out their website to become an expert, I mean, why not? This is interesting stuff!

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Reviews:

Alright, let’s do this! The first product I tried was the CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend – Joint Care. It comes packaged in a super handy roller ball and contains 10 ml of product with 50 mg of CBD. Grapeseed Oil is the base of this product, along with Cannabis Sativa L. Extract (CBD). Turmeric and White Willow Bark amp up the pain and inflammation fighting ability of this product, and essential oils from Pine, Juniper Berry, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, and Peppermint give this a unique herbal, woodsy fragrance that I honestly freakin’ love and look forward to!

I used the Roll-On about 3-4 times a day on my hands (my joints always hurt), feet, and temples. I love how convenient it was to take with me and how quickly I could apply it wherever I needed it. How effective was it? Well, keep reading or skip to The Bottom Line at the end of this post.

 

Next up, is the CBD Infused Massage & Body Oil. You get 8 oz with a 100 mg of CBD. This oil has the same fresh and woodsy scent as the Roll-On, and it is a thin oil with a bunch of moisturizing ingredients. It contains Sunflower, Sesame Seed, and Jojoba oils, which will leave your skin feeling hydrated after you use it (who doesn’t like a multi-functional product?!). It is mineral oil based, so if you avoid that or are sensitive to it, I suggest you look into the other products in Blue Ridge Hemp Co.’s wide range of products.

I used this massage oil on my hands and feet to reduce joint pain and stiffness. I did, however, forget that I fired my personal masseuse (sarcasm, I’m so cute), so I did not get to use it on my sore back except for the time my boyfriend got home early and helped me out. Thanks, babes! It is important to note that this oil has a higher concentration of CBD than the Roll-On.

Last but not least, is the CBD Infused Salve that contains 2 oz of product with 200 mg of CBD. This product is Mango Butter based and also contains Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, and Menthol. The scent is similar to the others, but you also get fruity notes and hints of cocoa with a slight cooling sensation from the menthol. I really like this scent! This product has the highest concentration of CBD. I used it at night time before bed on my hands and feet. It has the texture of a thick balm and a little bit goes a long way! It melts into your skin quickly and leaves behind the awesome scent!

The Bottom Line

I am so glad I got the opportunity to try out these products from Blue Ridge Hemp Co.! They are made with good-for-you ingredients, the packaging is dope, and the company itself is aimed at helping people deal with pain in a natural, vegan, and cruelty-free way (Tylenol, who?). Pretty awesome.

I would say that I have pretty severe pain in my hands, and I do feel that these products have decreased the pain and stiffness over the past week. With continued use, I am sure it will continue to help. If you have severe pain like I do, I highly suggest that you select the products with the highest concentration of CBD, like the salve and gel or give a bundle like this one a try. If you are looking for a product that is quick and easy to use on the go, definitely try out the Roll-Ons! They have a range of products that address muscle pain, joint pain, stress, and more. There are also body scrubs, lotions, and even transdermal patches that I definitely want to try out!

I highly recommend these products and enjoy using them! Thank you, Blue Ridge Hemp Co., for generously giving me these products to review! I truly enjoyed meeting you and will be a customer for life! Head on over to their website to learn more about CBD and sign up for a $10 off coupon on your order! They’re also on Instagram @BlueRidgeHempCo. Let me know how you like the products!

 

 

 

Luminous Beauty Product Reviews

Company: Luminous Beauty

“Upma Kaur, celebrates over 22 years experience as a Holistic Esthetician with a passion for illuminating our natural beauty and vitality. Becoming frustrated with the “apply this and look better” magic bullet approach to skin care, Upma decided to create her own line.

She knows that healthy, vibrant skin is both an internal and external experience, our skin is through which we touch the world and how the world touches us. Her approach is based deeply in compassion, kindness, and self-love, supporting the skin from the inside (what you drink and eat and how you think) to the outside (what you apply, express, and how you act). Effective skincare is sustainable whole-body care.

With a love for nature, diversity and an alchemist’s soul, Upma began by crafting body butter in 2013. Received well by friends and family they all clamored for “more of that please!” They also demanded more variety, diversity, and complexity in order to nourish their personal self-care needs. Upma responded with a complete, ever evolving skin care line, luminous beauty. Where heart, soul, and whole body health meet sustainable beauty.”

Products:

Essential Toner (100 ml, $32.95)

Grapefruit Body Creme (4.5 oz, $12.95)

Rejuvenating Cleansing Oil (1 oz, $28.95)

Reviews:

When it comes to toners, I have dry skin so I am always looking for one with hydrating and soothing ingredients. Luminous Beauty’s Rose and Chamomile Essential Toner is perfect for my skin type! Along with rose water and chamomile to nourish and calm the skin, it also contains aloe to soothe and moisturize and witch hazel to gently remove impurities. This toner does not have any added fragrances but the scent itself reminded me of fresh and tangy kombucha!

The packaging is gorgeous and does indeed seem luxurious (I mean, look at it)! The sprayer itself delivers a strong and steady mist of the product, and I only needed 2-3 pumps for my entire face and neck. After using the Essential Toner, my skin felt refreshed, soothed and slightly dewy. It is perfect for wearing on a no makeup day, under a moisturizer, or even as a very light primer!

I LOVE fruity and summery scents so I was super excited to try out the Grapefruit Body Creme! The scent, oh-my-gosh the scent smells like a delicious blend of sweet grapefruit and vanilla. I would absolutely love to wear this as a perfume! The creme is thick yet works into the skin quickly without feeling oily, due to its base of Lavender Hydrosol. After just one use, my skin felt healthy, moisturized, and smelling fabulous!

The Rejuvenating Cleansing Oil is a light blend of various oils including;  Castor Seed Oil, Sesame Oil, Neem Oil along with turmeric, sage, and essential oils. It has a strong herbal scent and I only needed 2 pumps to cleanse my face. I massaged the cleanser into my skin in small circles and it quickly broke down my face and eye makeup with very little effort on my part. My skin was left completely clean and felt fresh and hydrated. I will say that if you do not enjoy using strong scents on your face, you may not enjoy this. Although the scents are due to the natural ingredients and not synthetic fragrances, I did notice that the scent stuck around for awhile on my skin. Otherwise, it worked very well and would recommend this to anyone that enjoys natural, herbal scents!

The Bottom Line 

Luminous Beauty creates quality products with amazing, great-for-you ingredients. These three products performed very well and I would encourage anyone to give them a try! The packaging is absolutely fantastic and would look beautiful displayed in your bathroom or vanity! I will continue to use these products because they do truly make my skin feel noursihed and cared for. Have you tried Luminous Beauty? Let me know what your favorite products are!

 

 

ELBA Vegan Cosmetics Review

Company: ELBA Vegan Cosmetics (Facebook) (Etsy Shop)

“ELBA vegan cosmetics handmade personal care products are Non-Toxic, Ecological, Natural and Organic for the ethical consumer market”

“No: parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, chemical, sulfates”

Products:
Advanced Hydration Facial Cream (2 oz. – $25.00 USD)

Hand and Body Butter (8 oz. – $17.99 USD)

Hydrating Face Tonic (4 oz. – $17.99 USD)


Reviews:


The Advanced Hydration Facial Cream contains Squalene, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Aloe Vera making this a deeply nourishing and moisturizing cream that also protects your skin from damage.

Prior to trying out this product, I had a serious allergic reaction to a skincare product that I was testing. A red, bumpy rash appeared on my face and chest. After several days and no improvement, I went to see my doctor, and she prescribed me a steroid cream to help with my skin condition. I did not want to fill the prescription since I knew that topical medications are tested on animals. My pharmacy informed me that they were out of the steroid cream anyhow, so I was back at square one.

I decided to try using this Advanced Hydration Facial Cream due to its moisturizing and calming ingredients. I’m so glad I did! My skin was noticeably hydrated and my skin rash had drastically improved! This facial cream makes no claims about being used as a medical treatment, but for me, it was just what my skin needed. My skin is now clear and I continue to use this product. My skin is dewy and hydrated, and I use it under my makeup in the morning and after cleansing in the evening. I really love how this fragrance-free cream soothes my sensitive skin, and how its light consistency quickly absorbs and hydrates. This facial cream really gets the job done and I will be using this as part of my skincare routine for a long time to come!

 

The fragrance-free Hand and Body Butter is extremely moisturizing due to its signature components of coconut butter, shea butter, Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera. It is thick yet absorbs quickly after you massage it into your skin. I use it after spending time in the sun, before heading off to work in the morning and to replenish my skin at night. If it can make my dry, cracked elbows look healthy and hydrated, it can do just about anything!

For the most part, I have not used facial sprays or tonics, but I was curious to try this Hydrating Face Tonic since the other products are so great. This spray contains Chamomile Distilled water, Hyaluronic Acid, and Silk Powder (Some vegans may not consider to this be 100% vegan due to the silk powder since they are an animal by-product). One to two pumps of this facial tonic is enough to cover your face and neck with a fine mist of soothing ingredients. Although my face is dry and needs a moisturizer after it, I think this would be absolutely perfect moisturizer for people with oily/combination skin. I enjoy using it as a pick-me-up throughout the day, and before applying the Advanced Hydration Facial Cream at bedtime.

The Bottom Line

I highly recommend ELBA Vegan Cosmetics! These products absolutely rescued my skin and it gets better and better as I continue to use them! The packaging is gorgeous and durable (great for travel or for people like me that tend to drop things) and the products themselves are naturally effective and luxurious. Give these products a try and let me know how you like them!

Thank you, Elba Vegan Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!