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Tee CorleyTee CorleyApril 16, 2020


Company: dreamt

Product: Dreamt Vaporizer Pen

Price: $57

What makes this brand unique: Dreamt is dedicated solely to making sure that when your head hits the pillow, you get a restful sleep. As opposed to other cannabis brands with innumerable formulations and products, dreamt sticks with their vape pen, a tincture, and a shot, all to be consumed at bedtime.

Started by Carolina Vazquez Mitchell, a chemist with a focus on cannabis, dreamt is a women-owned company. Mitchell was named an “Outstanding Woman in Cannabis” by Dope Magazine, and her vape pen won “Best New Product” at Weedcon 2020.

Keep an eye on dreamt. Judging by the quality of this product, this brand is definitely an up-and-comer. With that said, let’s jump into the review.

Our Dreamt Vaporizer Pen Review

First and foremost, this product does contain THC. It’s currently only available at California dispensaries.

The dreamt vape pen contains a 2.5:1 THC to CBD ratio. With 400mg of THC, this pen is good for between 30 to 45 days, depending on how much you puff. To ensure a good night’s rest, this product is layered with valerian root and melatonin, too.

The Design

This vape pen came to us in packaging reminiscent of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. The tube-shaped box holds the pen securely in an upright position. The soft matte finish depicts a quiet night bespeckled with shiny gold stars.

Its simple yet thoughtful nighttime mural is echoed again on the pen itself, fading from deep navy to denim blue. The tip of the pen is embossed in gold with an orange light that, when the pen is hit, lights up a crescent moon.

The Experience

That thoughtfulness doesn’t stop with the design team. It’s clear to us that the lab team did its research with cannabis strains. After all, there’s a good reason this vape pen belongs on your night stand.

While dreamt doesn’t disclose exactly what strains they use, you can expect a heady high immediately followed by an intense body high. Essentially, you’ll be distracted by the calming stress relief in your mind long enough to feel each muscle in your body relax and feel heavier. In fact, it was hard for us to keep our eyes open after just 20 minutes!

Dreamt suggests users hit the vape for 2-3 seconds, and we found this was plenty. If you’re a regular cannabis user, consider hitting it a second time to receive the full effect.

Since using dreamt’s vape pen, we’ve become total converts. This perfect herbal blend uses cannabis and terpenes to lull you to sleep, and melatonin and valerian roots to keep you there. We did not experience any grogginess the next morning, like you might with other sleep aids.

The Flavor & Aroma

One of the loveliest aspects about this vape pen is the flavor. Dreamt uses calming lavender (and perhaps a hint of citrus) to add an extra layer of relaxation. If you read our Harbor Hemp CBD Massage Oil review, you know that lavender and citrus are among our favorite scents.

Overall, the taste and smell of cannabis is so mild, you may not even notice it. On top of that, the smell dissipates quickly, making it the perfect option for discreet cannabis users.

The Cons

There are very few cons with this vape pen and we encourage you to try it for yourself.

The first con was that it was clogged upon arrival. Dreamt’s website states that it’s common for vape pens to clog, especially when stored upside down. With a couple strong inhales, the clog came loose and hasn’t been an issue since.

The second con is that even with a short 2-3 second pull, this pen is a little bit harsh. It resulted in minor coughing after a hit. This may not be an issue for regular users, however.


If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, we highly recommend you try dreamt’s Vape Pen. From the taste to the full body experience, you won’t be disappointed.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyMarch 23, 2020


Company: Harbor Hemp Company


What Makes This Brand Unique: Harbor Hemp Company runs the gamut of CBD personal care products. Unwilling to stop at creating a powerful, lab-tested CBD tincture, this Connecticut-based hemp brand has created potent products for your mind, body, and even pets.

Harbor Hemp Company is a family-run health and wellness brand. Their hemp comes from farmers in the US and is processed and developed at their licensed and Good Manufacturing Process certified facility in Connecticut. They take special care to omit GMOs and pesticides. Each batch is lab-tested and results are posted on their website.

We sampled four products from Harbor Hemp Company. Each package, aside from the lotion, came in amber glass or plastic containers. The brand’s elegant logo, a two-tone blue lighthouse accompanied with red text, stands out against the semi-gloss label. This design explodes reminiscences of New England, the birthplace of the USA. The message that they use only home-grown hemp is immediately clear. Each product maintains the branding, giving a professional first impression.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil (500mg) Review

In a dark amber bottle equipped with a measured dropper, this full-spectrum CBD oil meets the minimum requirements for a high-quality package.

A single dose (1ml) of Harbor Hemp’s CBD oil delivers an impressive 17mg of CBD. The CBD is delivered via fractionated coconut oil, also called MCT oil, which has health benefits of its own. The CBD itself is derived from the aerial parts of the hemp plant, making it a full spectrum. It has less than 0.3% THC, meaning it won’t get you high. It does, however, contain terpenes, flavonoids, and other important compounds that help deliver CBD effectively to achieve the desired results.

The texture of this CBD oil is particularly gooey. The oil used seems to be slightly thicker than other tinctures we’ve sampled. However, this could mean that the oil lingers longer under your tongue for maximum effects.

The taste is mild. This unflavored CBD oil is perfect for people who dislike the overwhelming taste of hemp, but don’t want to consume artificial flavors with their wellness products. Upon dosing, there is a slight taste of hemp, but it doesn’t stick around for hours like many other CBD products.

We certainly achieved the desired effects of CBD from this tincture. Taken once or twice per day, this tincture induced a calming effect, taking the stress out of daily work. It allowed us to sleep well through the night and wake up refreshed. Because lab testing is so important to this company, we could trust that we were getting an accurate dose of CBD without the mild high that too much THC can bring.

CBD Infused Massage Oil Review

This product has quickly become our favorite topical CBD product. With 1000mg of CBD in an 8oz bottle, you’re sure to get plenty of use out of this massage oil.

The scent will hit your senses first. Containing the natural aromas of lavender oil and lemon oil, we can’t get over how refreshing yet relaxing this product is. In fact, lavender is clinically shown to reduce anxiety, while citrus is known for its energizing effect. To put it simply, this stuff smells fantastic!

Remember that gooey feeling we mentioned in regards to MCT oil? It’s that ingredient in this product that makes this body oil so effective for massage. One application will allow a solid 20-30 minute smooth massage without needing to reapply repeatedly. And it feels incredible.

Hemp Harbor did not neglect to consider the health of your skin when crafting this massage oil. Skin-hydrating apricot kernel oil, fast-absorbing jojoba oil, and nourishing vitamin E oil protect your skin while encouraging healing of the skin barrier.

Honestly, we’ve been using this product as an after-shower oil. It’s calming, nourishing, hydrating, and doubles as an all-natural, healthful perfume. While it’s amazing as a massage oil, it’s truly an all-around excellent body oil.

It’s not recommended for use on the face, and that’s for good reason. Coconut oil is comedogenic, meaning it clogs pores. While it’s incredibly nourishing on the rest of your body, avoid using it on your face.

Full Spectrum CBD Softgels Review

Calling all CBD users who hate the taste and feeling of sublingual tinctures! Here’s your saving grace.

We were skeptical at first. After all, there is some debate as to whether or not CBD can be ingested orally and be effective (read about CBD beverages and nanotech here). However, that may account for the high dose of 30mg of CBD per softgel.

After trying the softgels without a dose of tincture for a week, however, we were swayed. From our experience, it would seem that ingested CBD in a softgel provides the same effects over a longer period of time.

Unlike using a sublingual tincture whose effects you can feel in minutes, the softgels’ effects weren’t noticeable until about an hour after taking them. We found the slow onset quite nice, and easy to add to our routine of taking a daily vitamin.

There’s also something to be said for the aesthetic of the softgel. The softgels come in a dark amber container, and the gels look like small amber or brown glass beads. The small oval softgels are clearly expertly crafted. Made of gelatin and glycerin, they are sweet and easy to swallow.

Best of all, you can easily take them with you. If discretion is an important part of your CBD regimen, you’ll be glad to know these look any other softgel supplement. They have no hemp scent or flavor.

Zero THC CBD Pain Cream Review

Harbor Hemp’s Zero THC CBD Pain Cream may be helpful for those with arthritis, or pain and inflammation due to sports. It comes in a discreet, travel-size bottle that easily dispenses a single dose with a push of the pump.

We found this lotion slide on easily. However, it feels slightly greasy and takes some massaging to rub in. After some rubbing, you can be sure your skin will feel hydrated.

Instead of using chemicals to induce a feeling of cold and heat, this pain cream uses naturally sourced eucalyptus oil, menthol, black pepper oil, and turmeric extract. This combination provides the same numbing and tingling effect without harmful chemicals. Instead, these ingredients are mixed in with nourishing vitamin E oil, aloe powder, squalene oil, and hyaluronic acid.

Overall, we found the tingling sensation enough to distract from internal pain. This combination of ingredients protects your skin’s natural barrier while encouraging your body’s natural healing processes. Menthol and eucalyptus oil stimulates blood flow to the affected area while CBD reduces inflammation.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyMarch 9, 2020


Ben & Jerry’s is well known for making the grooviest ice cream, with flavors like Half Baked and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies. So it was no surprise when they announced that CBD-infused ice cream was coming to a freezer near you last year.

So, where’s their hemp-infused flavor?

Ben & Jerry’s announcement was just a few months ahead of a hearing conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss legalizing CBD in food and beverages. The ice cream company added a comment to the proposal in favor of legalization at the federal level and encouraged their fans to do the same.

After the 2018 Farm Bill legalized growing and selling hemp, with the stipulation that it should contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight, retailers geared up to infuse everything from eye cream to ice cream with CBD.

The same summer, the FDA approved a CBD-based drug designed to treat rare forms of epilepsy in children. The drug, called Epidiolex, was seen as a symbolic victory for CBD advocates—at first glance.

Instead, this breakthrough blurred the lines further. While advocates assumed this meant CBD would be legal, it instead tossed the cannabinoid categorically into the realm of “pharmaceuticals.”

After all, you can’t add a drug to a food.

In an attempt to shed some light in this murky water, the FDA held its hearing May 31st, 2019. While they received comments from massive food and drink retailers, Ben & Jerry’s among them, they also heard from scientists and medical personnel regarding the safety, guidelines, and suggested regulations of CBD in food and drink.

Ultimately, the FDA stood its ground, denying the use of CBD in food and beverages at this time.

So, if the FDA prohibits CBD food and beverage products, why are some companies still selling it?

The answer lies in the confusion.

While New York City and Los Angeles began cracking down on CBD chefs and mixologists following the FDA’s 2019 news conference, other places, like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the rest of California, are refusing to take action until the laws are clarified.

The FDA itself only sporadically enforces the law. While large retailers like Ben & Jerry’s and Whole Foods hold off until CBD food and beverages are federally legalized, smaller retailers are willing to take a chance.

The fact is that CBD is a booming industry. CBD products are expected to reach $16 billion in sales in the U.S. by 2025.

For small time merchants, CBD-infused products are small add-ons that add up. A fruit smoothie with a few milligrams of CBD inflates by $2.95. A CBD chocolate or CBD-infused hemp tea can cost upwards of $5.

When Can You Expect Ben & Jerry’s CBD Ice Cream?

Until CBD food and beverages are legalized at the federal level, we’ll be left spoon-in-hand. You’ll have to look to your local, smaller retailers to soothe your CBD sweet tooth.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyMarch 9, 2020


Company: The Good Stuff Botanicals

Product: Gypsy Cream Hemp Seed Oil & Mineral Water Healing Moisturizer

Price: $29.99

What Makes This Product Unique: The Good Stuff Botanicals doesn’t just claim to be committed to using pure plant-based ingredients. They do it with full transparency. Their products are organic, cruelty-free, and fair trade.

Their best selling product, Gypsy Cream Moisturizer, is a humble blend of simple, pure ingredients. Originally designed to treat psoriasis, The Good Stuff Botanicals has found its hydrating cream used as a daily moisturizer for people with all skin types.

This product’s main ingredient is organic raw hemp seed oil, which nourishes skin by creating a protective coating and delivering omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. While people with oily skin may want to steer clear of oils, rest assured that hemp seed oil ranks a 0 on the comedogenic scale, meaning it won’t clog pores.

Mineral water sourced from springs in Montana provides vital nutrients and hydration, while organic and fair trade raw organic shea butter comes from a women’s group in Ghana. Shea butter gives this product its luxurious whipped feel and is also non-comedogenic.

Wrapping up the ingredients list is organically farmed aloe vera and organic beeswax to seal in moisture.

With only 5 ingredients, this twist on a traditional Romanian recipe is gentle, nourishing, and moisturizing. In fact, some doctors in NICUs have replaced steroid creams with Gypsy Cream for use on diaper rash.

Review: We sampled The Good Stuff Botanicals’ simply crafted Gypsy Cream Hemp Seed Oil & Mineral Water Healing Moisturizer. The 4oz glass jar let the natural spring green color of this hemp-based product shine through. The matte white paper label on the front of the jar uses elegant black and green lettering that states the brand and product name, with a green bar along the bottom stating, “Rawganic Skincare: Pure, Raw from Nature.” On the back, you’ll find the ingredients list that emphasizes ingredient sourcing and their status as organic and raw.

Many of these terms, such as organic and raw, have no official meaning when it comes to FDA regulation. In general, they should be regarded as marketing terms. However, Gypsy Cream the care that The Good Stuff Botanicals takes to source ingredients leads us to believe them. They elaborate on how they source ingredients on their website.

Now let’s get into the “good stuff.” We were delighted by the verdant green color of this moisturizer, especially because The Good Stuff Botanicals doesn’t use synthetic dyes. The soft green color comes naturally from organic hemp seed oil.

The texture of this cream is our favorite part. The cream feels like it has a slight grit on the first contact but quickly smooths into a gentle liquid on application. This grit-to-moisture transformation is strangely satisfying. It’s as if you can instantly feel the cream softening and hydrating your skin.

This moisturizer feels weightless, with no slimy, greasy feeling. Shea butter absorbs quickly into the skin. You may notice a slight shine, most likely due to the hemp seed oil, but we found a little extra massaging helps the oil absorb.

The label says, “A little goes a long way,” and reiterates this sentiment on their website. We agree! A pea-sized dollop could cover your whole face, neck, and shoulders. You’ll notice if you use too much by the green and yellow streaks it will leave behind. However, rubbing it in a little more thoroughly makes this cream’s color invisible.

We made sure to use this product for a week to ensure it didn’t cause breakouts – and we were impressed! Not only did it moisturize without resulting in acne, it softened and hydrated our skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Our takeaway is that this hemp-based product is a winner. It’s truly gentle and effective. While other moisturizers rely on alcohol and other potentially harmful chemicals to achieve soft skin in the short term, we can see this botanical cream supporting skin health in the long term.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyFebruary 18, 2020


With the legalization of hemp, new opportunities arise for sustainability-focused contractors. Hemp could be poised to disrupt the industry of conventional building materials.

In 2018, the Trump Administration passed the latest iteration of the Farm Bill, effectively removing hemp from the federal List of Controlled Substances. With the stipulation that it cannot contain more than 0.3% THC, hemp turned from a stigmatized shrub into a blossoming cash crop.

Two U.S. companies, one in Idaho and the other in Kentucky, have stepped up the challenge. Using American hemp farmers and factories based in the U.S., Hempitecture and HempWood are championing the future of sustainability in building materials. 

How Is Hemp Being Used in Construction?

While hemp has been used as a building material in Europe for more than 30 years, it’s only beginning to gain ground in the U.S.

American entrepreneurs are turning hemp fibers into wood, concrete, and insulation. There are no limits on the scope of this growing green industry. Manufacturers intend to deliver materials to residential, commercial, and industrial builders.

Greg Wilson, the founder of HempWood, has developed a wood-substitute that is 20% denser than oak and grown 100 times faster.

“[HempWood] utilizes bio-mimicry to transform hemp fibers and protein-based bonding agents into a viable substitute for anything solid oak can be used for,” Wilson states on his website.

Wilson, who opened the first HempWood factory in Murray, Kentucky in the fall of last year, claims HempWood can replace any timber function. HempWood can even be cut, sanded, and stained. With a special focus on replacing hardwoods for flooring, cabinets, and furniture, Wilson plans to oust deforestation using the versatility of hemp.

Hempcrete, on the other hand, has its limitations when compared to its conventional predecessor. Best used for insulation, hempcrete blocks need to be used with a load-bearing timber frame. 

However, hemp insulation is still a viable alternative to concrete and fiberglass. Made by mixing hemp shivs with lime and water, hempcrete is breathable, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. In fact, hemp insulation has the same R-value as fiberglass at around 3.7 per inch. Naturally, insect-repellant hemp fiber absorbs moisture, reducing mold and deterring termites.

Hempitecture, an Idaho-based construction firm, has already helped construct three buildings using hempcrete, with impressive results.

Hemp, Health & Safety

Hemp homes could mean better, safer air for the occupants. By eliminating the number of toxins in the air due to concrete dust and harmful binding agents, hemp enthusiasts hope to have residents breathing easier.

Hemp takes no pesticides to grow and uses minimal fertilizer. In manufacturing, HempWood uses a soy-based binding agent instead of synthetic chemical binders.

Hempitecture’s HempWool insulation is made of 100% natural raw materials. That’s 92% hemp fiber and 8% polyester.

As for the environment? Hemp actually absorbs carbon dioxide. From growing to manufacturing, Hempitecture and HempWood make a point to be zero waste and carbon negative.

Could Hemp Building Materials Disrupt the Industry?

As Wilson puts it, “…A more sustainable way of living is no longer a luxury, but a requirement.”

With a close eye on the climate, both political and environmental, Wilson believes disruption is imminent.

However, more research needs to be done. For example, there is no standard for hemp building materials, making it difficult to regulate and certify.

And in its current state, hemp building materials may be prohibitively expensive for the average American.

Russ Martin, former mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, built his 3,400 square foot home partly using imported hemp-based materials in 2009. The cost? $133 per square foot, compared to the average $84 per square foot in the same year.

Wilson is currently striving to keep HempWood competitively priced with hardwoods like oak, stating that softwoods like pine and poplar are out of reach.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyFebruary 7, 2020


Company: Prismatic Plants

Products: Good Day & Good Night Adaptogenic CBD Tinctures

Price: $70 each; $135 when purchased together

What Makes This Product Unique: Prismatic Plants’ mission is to combine traditional herbal medicine with the blossoming hemp market, a goal that’s both intuitive and unique. By calling on master herbalists and doctors of chemistry, Prismatic Plants has crafted their two signature CBD tinctures: Good Day and Good Night CBD and essential oil blends.

Unlike CBD tinctures that serve a single function throughout the day, Good Day and Good Night are designed to be used in conjunction.

Good Day incorporates 19mg of full spectrum hemp extract with a blend of organic schisandra berry, bacopa leaf, Asian ginseng root, rhodiola root, and holy basil leaf essential oils. The herbs in this blend are traditionally used to limit stress while boosting energy and focus. In addition to 10mg of CBD, this tincture contains 0.3mg of CBDa, which is thought to block stressors and reduce inflammation and pain.

Good Night uses 17mg of full spectrum hemp extract alongside organic reishi fruiting body, oatstraw, ashwagandha root, valerian root, California poppy, and skullcap. This herbal blend is designed to relax the mind and unwind the body. Along with 10mg of CBD, Good Night contains 0.3mg of CBN, a cannabinoid thought to induce sleep.

Review: We sampled Prismatic Plants’ thoughtfully formulated Good Day and Good Night tinctures. Stored in dark amber glass bottles, the logo and ingredients labels are printed in white directly onto the bottle. The text is well designed and easy to read, giving this company a professional first impression.

We appreciated how upfront Prismatic Plants is with their ingredients list. All ingredients are listed clearly so there’s no question about what you’re getting. In fact, if you want more depth, you can visit their website to get a full readout of each ingredient with scientific research articles posted as evidence.

Prismatic Plants also takes the utmost care when sourcing their herbs. All herbs are organically and sustainably sourced. With so many questionable tinctures on the market, we found the quality of this research and effort refreshing.

Both of these oils are carried in hemp oil, but lack the strong hemp flavor. Because they contain a mixture of organic herbs, both tinctures are more aromatic and floral than your run of the mill CBD oil.

However, both tinctures have a bit of a bite. Good Day, in particular, was slightly bitter, tasting like raw basil. Good Night has a gentler flavor reminiscent of wildflowers with earthy undertones. They taste like condensed herbal tea. Neither flavor lingered for longer than 10 minutes, however. The taste may simply be a testament to the strength of the all natural, organic ingredients.

We took 1ml (1 dropperful) of Good Day around noon and felt its effects within minutes. Any stress or anxiety seemed to be washed away. We were left with a calm and peaceful state of mind, and a higher awareness of the sights and sounds in the moment. Because Good Day is designed to increase energy, we didn’t get that sleepy feeling that sometimes comes with CBD products.

At bedtime, we took 1ml (1 dropperful) of Good Night. As a mild relaxant and stress reliever, we found the effects of this combination effective. Good Night relaxed us into a sound sleep with no groggy feeling in the morning.

Overall, Prismatic Plants impressed us with their thorough research and creative combination of ingredients. The look and feel of the product is professional and sleek. Our only critique is the potent flavor, which isn’t long lasting.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyNovember 26, 2019


Company: RAD Extracts

Product: Chocolate Mint Full Spectrum Hemp Extract in MCT Oil

Price: Prices Vary (Reseller Product)

What Makes This Product Unique: Based out of Colorado, RAD Extracts is a leader among high CBD full-spectrum hemp extract. This product is available for white-label and private-label purchases by wholesalers, distributors, and sellers who need to purchase large quantities of hemp extract.

RAD Extracts believes that hemp extract is most beneficial when the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are working synergistically. This means you won’t find isolates here. Grown certified-organic, the hemp is cold extracted using food-grade alcohol, and 3rd party tested to ensure it is below the legal limit of THC (which is 0.3% at this time). The takeaway: this product is best sold to people who want to experience the “entourage effect” of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD.

Review: We sampled RAD Extracts’ Chocolate Mint Full Spectrum Hemp Extract in MCT Oil. Stored in an amber glass bottle, the label is simple and to the point. The glossy black sticker is slightly crookedly stuck to the glass, displaying a supplement fact sheet and the classic warnings you’d see on supplements of any kind (i.e. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, etc.).

However, since RAD Extracts sells to wholesalers, you can have your company logo printed on the label. You can also choose from amber, green, or blue glass bottles. The end design is your decision.

We always like to see hemp extract carried in MCT oil. Naturally derived from coconuts, MCT oil has health benefits of its own. Known to increase metabolism and packed full of antioxidants, MCT oil is safe to consume and apply topically.

While the packaging notes that a serving size is 1ml, the short, fat dropper has no measurement marks on it. Typically, 1ml is about a dropper-full, but in this case, you’ll just have to guess.

True to RAD Extracts’ mission, the flavor of this full spectrum extract packs a strong hempy punch. The earthy hemp flavor was immediately noticeable as we dropped this oil under our tongues. However, we were pleasantly surprised as gentle chocolate notes began to arise. Queue the minty after-taste, which delightfully accented the earthy natural flavor. As you know, it’s important to keep CBD oil under your tongue for 60 – 90 seconds to get the full effect. This symphony of flavors made that easy!

Perhaps it was psychosomatic due to the rich flavors, but we noticed the relaxing effects of this full spectrum concoction within minutes. Unlike some full-spectrum CBD oils, this one kept us clear-headed and energized alongside the calming effects. It seems to be a great anxiety-reducer and perfect for twice a day dosing.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyNovember 22, 2019


Company: Bluebird Botanicals

Product: Hemp CBD Essential Lotion & Hemp CBD Sport Lotion


  • Essential: $34.96 for 3.4oz, or $59.96 for 6oz
  • Sport: $59.96 for 6oz

What Makes This Product Unique: Bluebird Botanicals strives to make a difference. With certified bioplastic recyclable packaging, certified cruelty-free testing, and a low carbon footprint, Bluebird Botanicals goes above and beyond for the environment – and does even more for their customers. In fact, this world-leading manufacturer of hemp products has assistance programs for people on long-term disability, low-income individuals, and veterans. Finally, they support and donate to over 12 non-profit organizations.

If that doesn’t instill faith that this company truly cares about its products, we don’t know what will.

Review: Moving past this do-gooder distraction, let’s talk about Bluebird Botanicals’ CBD lotions. We sampled their Hemp CBD Essential Lotion for daily use and their Hemp CBD Sport Lotion for athletes.

Our hats are off to Bluebird Botanicals’ design department. The packaging is simple yet fun. Bright green marks the Essential Lotion while a vibrant orange denotes the Sport Lotion. Elegant hemp-related icons decorate the background while bold font tells you everything you need to know about the product.

But that packaging isn’t the only difference between these two lotions.

Hemp CBD Essential Lotion is intended for daily use on dry, aged, or irritated skin. Touting vegan, non-GMO, paraben-free, and cruelty-free ingredients, this nutrient-rich emulsion contains full-spectrum hemp extract, jojoba oil, carrot extract, rosemary oil, and coconut oil. This combination is flooded with healthful omega fatty acids, amino acids, and vitamins. Importantly, there are no harmful chemicals, like SLS, or synthetic fragrances added.

Traditional lotions add chemicals and alcohol to make them feel light and weightless. These additives may feel good at first, but they dry out your skin in the long run. On the other hand, the Essential Lotion went on unusually thick. It required about 30 seconds of massaging before it sank in and lost visibility. However, we felt moisturized for the rest of the day. The earthy scent of hemp is a strong musk that overwhelmed the natural aromas of the other ingredients.

Hemp CBD Sport Lotion is designed to soothe inflammation with warming and cooling sensations. Like the Essential Lotion, Bluebird’s Sport Lotion is vegan, non-GMO, and cruelty-free. The full-spectrum hemp extract contains over 100 cannabinoids, including CBD. Added to this lotion are antioxidant-rich ginger, arnica and corn mint, jojoba, and coconut oil.

The Sport Lotion has a minty-fresh scent, though not as overwhelming as you’d find with products like Bengay. The cooling effect is also milder. We did not notice a warming effect with this lotion. Like the Essential Lotion, this product goes on thick and requires some massaging before the yellow-green streaks fully disappear. It is equally as effective, however, as we felt our skin was sufficiently and safely moisturized and nourished.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyNovember 12, 2019


Company: Hudson Hemp

Product: MCT Oil

What Makes This Product Unique: Hudson Valley Hemp puts a special emphasis on regenerative organic farming – meaning not only do they practice organic farming, but they use methods that revitalize the soil throughout the process. Their overall goal is to go beyond sustainability by making efforts to replenish ecosystems. They operate on the belief that regenerative hemp growing practices will ultimately result in increased biodiversity and reduce social injustice. If that’s a stance you can get behind, keep reading.

Review: As seems to be the company’s motto, Hudson Hemp keeps it simple from seed to packaging. With the typical hemp-textured green-grey label, they provide little information and even less creative design. Perhaps they’re trying to send a message, but as a consumer, I’d like to know more about what I’m getting.

But let’s not judge an oil by its bottle. MCT oil is an excellent carrier oil derived from coconuts. Naturally nutritious, MCT oil, which stands for medium-chain triglycerides, is a healthy fatty acid missing from many Western diets. It can be used as a stand-alone weight loss supplement as it increases the metabolism and has thermogenic effects in the liver. Or, it can be mixed with CBD oil to apply to topically, or even cook and eat, as it has a high smoke point.

Despite the underwhelming packaging presented by Hudson Hemp, the MCT oil full spectrum hemp extract did not disappoint. An orb-tipped dropper made the 18 drop serving size easy to measure, delivering 10mg of full-spectrum hemp extract. The texture of the oil was thin with very slight viscosity. Unlike some MCT oils, it lacked any potent coconut scent, making it easy to add to my morning tea.

The hemp extract also lacked any noticeable flavor. Made from the aerial parts of the plant (think stems and leaves), full-spectrum hemp includes everything but the THC. I noticed a reduction in caffeine-related anxiety and jitters. 

Using it as an herbal and weight loss supplement, I did notice a reduced appetite and a bout of increased energy. I make sure to use it every morning before I eat for maximum metabolism-boosting effects.

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