Does CBD Oil work for pain relief – The Fay Farm Review

It’s been a while since I did a good old product review, and I was very kindly sent these products from The Fay Farm, to review as part of the Chronic Illness Blogger Network. I’m happy to say these products are handmade, cruelty-free and not tested on animals.

I was sent the Rejuvenation Lotion and the Warming Muscle Rub. As someone who suffers from joint pain and muscle pain as one of the symptoms of my Ulcerative Colitis, I was hoping these products would help me.

Both the lotion and the muscle rub contain organic industrial hemp oil, otherwise known as CBD oil. I’ve seen the use of CBD oil floating around the internet for some time but had never tried it myself until recently. Hemp oil is known for it’s healing and medicinal benefits. I’ve read that it works by targeting the Endocannabinoid System and increases the function of it, which helps to control sleep regulation, pain and the immune system. This is something I find so interesting, despite the fact I can’t say I fully understand it!

The lotion also contains other ingredients renowned for their uses. Jojoba Oil is amazingly moisturising and particularly useful for dry skin conditions. As a beautician, I would often recommend Jojoba Oil for Eczema and Psoriasis. Turmeric is another brilliant ingredient which is anti-inflammatory (so useful for arthritis and joint inflammation), as well as being an anti-oxidant. The lotion is particularly pleasant to apply because it smells so much like liquorice. Funnily enough, I spotted liquorice on the ingredients! It’s very cooling and really soothes my ankles and wrists when I experienced discomfort.

The muscle rub contains shea butter which is the moisturising component of the rub. But it also contains Arnica. I actually used to use Arnica for my dog for his joint pain, so it wasn’t a surprise to see it in a human product. It’s anti-inflammatory and helps with bruising, swelling, and pain. The rub also uses cayenne pepper, peppermint and ginger which I assume creates the warming effect when it’s applied. I have to say the scent of the rub reminds me so much of the Vaporub my Grandmother used to apply on my chest at night when I was a child to help with congestion, so it’s a very nostalgic smell! It has undertones of aniseed too. The rub most definitely has a warming effect as soon as you start to rub it into the skin, and I find it very helpful when my pain is particularly bad. It then cools down and feels very soothing!

I’m actually very impressed with these products, they do work well for what I need with my symptoms. To top it off they’re cruelty-free and organic. In fact, they told me these use these products on for healing purposes on their own farm animals, which I think is great. It’s always good to support a smaller business that produces these lovely handmade products so if you’re looking for some topical pain relief these could be the lotions for you. 

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