By op-ed blogger Quinton Charles
Tell me about the Company?
Empower set out with the mission to “provide safe, high quality and effective topical products that empower our customers to reduce their discomfort and lead more fulfilling lives.” It’s a pretty lofty goal, but I think that they’re doing an exceptional job.
All of Empower Body Care’s products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, anti-inflammatory, non-psychoactive, vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free. This is a non-addictive approach to pain management. This is a big commitment for a company, and it has worked well for them. In fact, for two years, in 2016 and 2017, they won a Dope Industry Award for Best Topical Company! To me, this says that not only were other industry insiders impressed but that they also made a positive impression on all of their customers with their commitment to quality and organics.
They offer two types of products, with convenient (and polar) labels to delineate between the two. Their “Black Label” products are those which contain both THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid) and CBD, while their “White Label” denotes products containing only Hemp CBD. This system is remarkably minimalist while serving as an instantly recognizable and ergonomic style.
Empower isn’t just all talk when it comes to their commitment to providing safe and high-quality products to more people, either; they get involved! They are involved in three large organizations, who make it a priority to promote quality and access in the CBD market nationwide and statewide: the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Craft Cannabis Alliance, and the Oregon Cannabis Association. For those who haven’t heard of them and are learning of what they do for the first time, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has as its mission “to promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic and legal environment for the industry in the United States.”
The price of our Empower products is not prohibitively expensive, and the soaking salts are on par with what you would find at any cosmetics or hygiene store. I personally have never had any problem with Empower’s prices, even on a student’s budget. They are proof that products can be healthy, earth-friendly, and affordable!
The Empower… Products We Carry.
Enough about what I think – what do we carry?
- Empower Topical CBD Relief Oil: (60 mg – 216 mg per bottle)
- Empower Topical CBD Relief Lotion: (175 mg CBD per 1.7oz)
- Empower CBD Soaking Salts: (15mg CBD per 4oz)
My Empower Experience:
I’ve been able to use the soaking salts several times now, and I can say, without any doubt, that I’ve been converted. Per each package of soaking salts, I’ve been able to enjoy around 1-2 baths. And yes, each one is worth it.
My mother Cara who works for Green Wellness and who many of you have spoken to on the phone or through email says ” My favorite Empower Product is the Empower Relief oil in the roll-on. I always carry one in my purse. When I have a headache, I roll it on my temples. If my knees or hip are achy I am able to roll it on without notice. It is small and discreet and easy to use on the go.”
Do I feel Empowered?
I’m excited to see more of this company. Their commitment to quality and access, while still ensuring that their products have a minimal footprint on the earth is reassuring, and as a runner and hiker, it is good to know that my tired feet can be rejuvenated after the day’s running and hiking with their soaking salts. I just come home, take a bath, and am empowered for the next day’s activities!