I’ve seen many people turning to CBD to help manage chronic pain and a whole host of other illnesses but I never really thought that it would have that much of an impact… until I started using it.
I discovered came across Sweet Mary Jane at the Indie Beauty Expo this year and got chatting to the brand owner, Dee. She was a Sports TV producer on a whole host of massive US TV networks and would often get chatting to people who wanted something for their aches and pains. From there, Dee and her ex-husband created a line of CBD products that were both effective and attractively packaged.
In case you’re not familiar with CBD, it is derived from the cannabis plant and actually interacts with our own endocannabinoid system. All humans and animals have one but l not too much is known about it as it was only discovered in the 90s. What we do know is that we have these receptors all throughout our body, which CBD is so effective when dealing with a whole host of issues, such as epilepsy, arthritis, anxiety, migraines and so much more. CBD is non-psychoactive which means that you will not get high from using it. Be careful not to confuse it with THC (the psychoactive compound) – CBD will not get you high.
If you know me in real life, you’ll know that something is always going wrong – whether it’s my knees, my legs or my back. I first used this cream on my knee one morning and the pain dissipated nearly instantly. That’s when I had the idea to apply it on my back. I’ve been suffering with really bad back pain for quite a few months now. I’ve had to stop exercising and no matter how I sit or lay I’m in pain. I’ve obviously heard about CBD and the effects it can have medically but had always wondered whether it did in fact live up to the high praise. It does.
Their CBD Soothing Salve has been life changing. For me, this works as a topical pain killer and I apply it just before bed. A little bit goes a really long way – it spreads well across the back without any pulling the skin and sinks in very quickly. I personally detest body moisturisers that linger on the skin and take ages to absorb and I have no issues with this. It has a cooling sensation, most probably from the inclusion of menthol, which has been proven to reduce back pain and muscle strains. Depending how much you apply, it is quite a strong sensation in that it’s noticeable and can make you feel a little chilly, but isn’t uncomfortable or painful in the slightest. This is the ultimate reset for my back and gets it back into a good place for the following day. Sometimes my back pain can spread through into my hips and as soon as I apply this to the affected area, the pain subsides. I’ve never used anything like this before and I haven’t been able to stop raving to my friends and family about it. This is an absolute MUST for me now.
On top of the pain relief, my quality of sleep has improved massively. I drink a lot of green tea which contains quite a lot of caffeine and had been struggling to fall asleep before I tried this salve. Now I fall asleep with no problem and sleep through the night, something which I never used to do. With my back pain, I had also been struggling to sleep as no matter the position, I could feel a pull in my back. I sleep with no pain or pulls now.
All of Sweet Mary Jane’s products are made in Oklahoma in small batches. This balm comes in at $30, but honestly with the results I’ve had, I would pay double for it. It is absolutely invaluable to me. If you’re looking for something to ease any sort of ailment, I would definitely suggest giving CBD a go.
*This product was gifted by the brand and is SO unbelievably appreciated. It has honestly changed my life.
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