This was my first experience using CBD topicals, and I can say Sagely Naturals was a great choice to start with. As someone who keeps a CBD tincture in her bag for the calming effect of knowing it’s in there if I start to get anxious, the idea of using topicals to treat bodily pain seemed a bit foreign to me.
I have been interested in picking up some CBD cream to help my dad with his tendonitis for a while now. When I saw the restricted section of my local convenience store stocked with CBD products, I figured it was a good time to give it a shot. Sagely Naturals caught my eye first because of their simple yet sophisticated packaging. I chose “Relief & Recovery”, though I did spend some time contemplating if I wanted the “Tranquility” cream to assist in stress relief.
It took all but a few moments to decide this was the product I wanted to try. The “Cruelty-Free” sign caught my eye first because I strive to use products that have not been tested on animals. All of their products are vegan and free of parabens, fragrances, and other synthetic ingredients. They go full disclosure on their website about their products, which only made me want to support this brand more. I also appreciated that rather than just having lotion available, “Relief & Recovery” products also come in capsules, a spray, or as a roll-on.
Now, I don’t deal with a significant amount of pain, though I do experience the typical aches and pains that come from just having a body. I’d been meaning to exercise for like, a long time now, so my purchase inspired me to work out and see if the CBD cream helped my sore muscles before handing it off to my dad for his more severe pain. I did a brief workout that made my muscles sore, only to find myself in the middle of the great Seattle snowstorm the following day. After an unpleasant experience regarding an Uber driver and steep Seattle hills in the snow, I decided I would be walking everywhere while the ground was white. This kind of trekking combined with slipping around on the ice resulted in muscles way sorer than I had expected.
The lotion is easily applied to the skin and must be done liberally. You’re supposed to massage it in for a good 30 to 60 seconds to get the active ingredients through the dermal barrier for targeted relief. The application was easy and I even wished it could have lasted longer because the cooling effects of the menthol and peppermint felt heavenly on my aching legs. By the time I finished massaging the lotion into my skin, the cool feel of the menthol seemed to have merged with a sense of warmth, a sensation that felt like actual relief.
My initial fear was that the lotion would be more like a vapor rub (flashback to the days of being a snotty child with menthol-y gunk all over my chest and nose.) Instead, the menthol and peppermint work together just enough to give a cooling effect without overpowering the product. It feels just like lotion and leaves no greasy residue as it absorbs quickly and efficiently.
How Sagely Naturals Improved My Sore Muscles
For my own pain relief experience, I waited until I was sore enough that it became a nuisance for me to do anything involving my legs or my shoulders. I applied a liberal amount to my thighs, calves, and tight shoulders, and then headed to bed. The hot and cold sensation continued to tingle on the affected areas
The sensation stuck around, something I wasn’t expecting to last after a few minutes or so. I stopped feeling as intense of a cool burning sensation about half an hour after application, though the effects seemed to stick around at a lower intensity for at least an hour. Everything about this lotion is mild, so there was never a moment of feeling overwhelmed by the peppermint and menthol smell or feeling. The tingling sensations were pleasant and felt good on my achy muscles.
The next morning I was happy to note that my muscles did not feel worse than they did the previous day. Usually, when I am sore, I expect the following day to be even worse. They felt about the same, which was good enough for me. I proceeded to apply a generous amount to the affected areas, and let the relief begin yet again.
By the end of the day, I had forgotten about the lotion altogether, as my muscles felt pretty good and I had moved ahead with my day. I put some pressure on them to ensure that they were in fact still sore, and they were. I ended up putting a good helping of lotion on my calves before bed as I was starting to feel restless and uncomfortable. The hot and cold sensation helped relax my muscles which had me falling asleep before the gentle tingle went away.
Sagely Naturals is a brand I will be purchasing from again, whether it be to combat pain and inflammation or to get some stress relief. I am excited to pass this lotion on to my dad, who I feel confident will benefit from the cold/hot sensation and targeted relief CBD offers.
I like supporting companies with a good mission and who stick to using natural ingredients. They source their CBD from organic, non-GMO hemp. They also use essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances or other unnatural ingredients.