When your skin needs a little bit of TLC or your muscles need a lot of relief, where do you turn? If you didn’t say, “a CBD topical” then you’re missing out on some good stuff. Especially, this lemongrass scented rub by CBD For Life.
It has an outstanding formula that goes to work to give your body and skin the attention it deserves and the relaxation it craves.
And I just happened to be lucky enough to try it out for myself. Now, I’m writing this review, to share my experience with you. I’ll talk about the rub’s smell, texture, how it worked for me, and lots more.
To start off, here’s a little bit of information on the company that makes this product.
Who is CBD For Life?
Founded by sisters Beth and Julie, CBD For Life started from the need to relieve Beth of her chronic back pain caused by her scoliosis. After working with a chemist and sourcing high quality hemp from farmers in Colorado, the first product was born. It was the Original Rub.
Although the company got its start with topicals, it continues to specialize in other skincare products, like face and foot creams, rubs, a roll-on, bath bombs, and more. But, it also sells tinctures and an oral spray.
All its products get infused with pure CBD isolate, which means the hemp extract is free of THC and all other plant compounds. Also, they all undergo lab testing by an independent third-party laboratory.
CBD For Life Rub: product specifications
- 120mg CBD isolate in each jar
- 1 oz (net weight) jar with a twist-off lid
- Lemongrass scent
- Contains a number of essential oils
- 95% naturally derived
- 0% THC
- No GMOs, no parabens, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, and no artificial colors
- Never tested on animals
- Hemp sourced from Colorado farms
- 3rd party lab-tested for potency, heavy metals, microbial contaminants, pesticides, and residual solvents
- Ingredients: cannabinoid extract, cannabis sativa seed oil, beeswax, camphor, cajuput oil, lemongrass oil, menthol, lanolin, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, and clove oil
Appearance, labeling & first impressions
This product comes in a black jar with white and yellow writing. The yellow lettering is in honor of the lemongrass fragrance of this rub. There are instructions for use, the full ingredient list, and a QR code to access lab testing results.
Also, the labeling lets you know this product doesn’t get tested on animals and also tells you which common, yet harmful topical ingredients, are not in the formula. There are no parabens, artificial colors, GMOs, phthalates, or formaldehyde.
The first impressions were great and I couldn’t wait to twist off the lid and see what the smell and texture were like.
Smell & Texture
Wow, there’s no doubt this product has lemongrass oil in it! As I opened the jar, I put my nose close to the rub, and dang. The strong scent nearly punched me in the face. I happen to love the smell of lemongrass, but it’s more than just loving this smell. You’ll need to be okay with the sheer strength of its aroma.
I think the menthol in the formula might play a part in increasing the potency of the smell. But anyway, I still liked it, but know it won’t be for everyone.
As for the texture, it couldn’t get any smoother or softer. Hemp seed oil and beeswax are the primary ingredients, which explains this perfect texture. It also rubs on very easily. Now it makes sense why CBD For Life calls it a rub!
Testing process and experience
When this product arrived in the mail, I wasn’t experiencing any pain in my body (at least yet). But I did have a bruise on my leg, so I rubbed some on to see if it would get lighter or go away faster. After a few days of use, I did notice the bruise healing faster than usual. Also, I loved the feeling this rub gave my skin. I could almost feel it working from the inside out, it was that good.
I was trying to think of another way to use the rub, so I put some on the tops of my hands since they were dry. Lots of handwashing and dry weather tend to do that to me. But, this was at night about 30 minutes before going to bed. I might have put too much on because the smell was so strong it was hard to fall asleep. And the way I lay in bed, I usually have one or both hands near my face. Not ideal, but again, I might have overdone it with the quantity a bit. On the brighter side, I did wake up to moisturized hands.
Ok, so here comes the good part, or at least it might catch your attention more. About a week after receiving this product, I felt a pain in my lower back one evening. It seemingly came out of nowhere. Immediately, my brain needed to understand why this was happening. Well, I sit a lot and sometimes on the floor while typing my days away. And then I thought about the gym workout I had earlier. Doing kettlebell swings after not being in the gym for a hot minute, probably wasn’t the best idea.
The twinge in my lower back was getting a little worse, as I prepared for bed that night. Sadly, I had a gut feeling it would stick around for a bit. Unless the CBD For Life Rub worked! Low and behold after one night of applying the rub to my lower back, I was able to fall asleep for one. And two, I woke up without any pain. Miracle! For some reason, I still get surprised when CBD products work. Not sure why, but my confidence in them is stronger than ever now.
Final verdict: silky smooth texture, awesome ingredients, & potent fragrance
Best. Product. Ever. Well, one of the best out of the dozen or so CBD topicals I’ve tried to date. The texture hits it out of the park, the effects are effective as all heck, and I couldn’t be happier with the selection of ingredients. And grateful for the exclusion of crappy ingredients.
Lastly, I enjoyed the strong lemongrass flavor, it was on point and true to life. Thankful that a little bit goes far, so I can hang onto this product for a while.
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