By Op-ed Bloggers Quinton Charles and Hannah Laing
Posted January 6th, 2020
A new year offers a blank slate, new beginnings, and new products galore! This year we have onboarded a large array of different products that vary from pet products to topicals to capsules to edibles. Each product offering a new and unique way to include CBD in you and your loved ones’ lives.
One of the new products that we have brought into the new year with us is a series of three lotions by Bluebird Botanicals. There’s the Hemp Sport CBD Lotion, the Hemp Essential CBD Lotion, and the Hemp Silk CBD Lotion. Each lotion offers 1250+ mgs of CBD per tube and it’s full-spectrum CBD to boot. The Hemp Sport version offers a unique heating and cooling dual-action sensation with like ingredients like ginger, arnica, and wild mint. The Hemp Essential CBD Lotion offers a much more basic restorative lotion for those dry skin patches. The coconut oil-infused lotion has an earthy, natural scent that is quite pleasant. Finally, the Hemp Silk CBD Lotion has a jojoba and coconut oil base with ingredients like hemp, rosemary, lavender, geranium, and coconut making the lotion have a rather delightful scent.
Entourage Hemp Salves
Staying in the topical category, we also brought on two nifty topicals by Entourage. The Soothing Salve and the Healing Balm both have 150mgs of full-spectrum CBD per 0.5oz tin. What makes these salves especially appealing, besides their fast-absorbing consistency, is the affordable price point. Both salves are $17.95 and have rich ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, and much more.
Endoca 120ct Raw Capsules
If you have been reading our blogs for a while now, you will know that I, Hannah, suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia despite my young age. I have been a large proponent for the Endoca Raw capsules as they have immensely helped me manage my pain and this year Endoca released a value count bottle of their 10mg raw capsules. You can receive a 4 month supply of capsules for a little less than the cost of 3 months. Who doesn’t want to save a few bucks in 2020?
Social CBD Patches
Social CBD has been one of our most popular brands for quite some time now, so it seemed only right to include more of their products in the new year. Social CBD released a patch this past year that has been a very useful addition to our collection. The CBD isolate based patch offers either 20mgs or 60mgs of CBD over a 24 hour period. There are 3 patches per pack and range from $20.99 for the 20mg patches and $29.99 for the 60mg patches. The patches themselves are now transparent as opposed to the previous tan color to intentionally offer discrete relief for all skin colors. The patches are sweat and water-resistant and yet still easy to peel off after a long day. These have definitely been a useful addition to combat my afternoon headaches.
Social CBD Muscle Balm Stick
As I said, Social CBD has been popular. They released a new topical in a stick that has been a personal favorite of mine. The easy no-mess stick application offers 400mgs of CBD isolate with a delightful lavender scent. If you do not LOVE lavender, then this product is not for you. If you’re like me and you could douse yourself in the fragrance, then you will love this balm as much as I do. I find that the stick is extremely helpful when my neck and shoulders are stiff. Ingredients like menthol and arnica are very appreciated by my often aching muscles.
Honest Paws Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil
One great new product that we now carry for pets is the Honest Paws Peanut Butter. I have yet to find a pet (especially a dog) that doesn’t like peanut butter! The Honest Paws peanut butter is a CBD blend with around 15mg of CBD with each serving and a delicious taste to boot. In order to verify that the peanut butter is as good as we claim, we had one of our employees, Cara, taste it. Guess what? It’s as delicious for humans as it is for pets (but I think your dog would want you to save it all for them).
If you’re not looking to buy a whole jar, but like your pet to have the opportunity to try the peanut butter, we also offer smaller packets of the Honest Paws Peanut Butter that are individual servings
Treatibles Sweet Potato Chews
Because it wasn’t enough to add one great pet product to our lineup, we added another: the Treatibles Sweet Potato Chews. None of our team has had the luxury of testing these out, but our pets have. Here’s what they said:
- Molly: Woof Woof, woof woof woof.
- Ajax: Bark woof, woof bark bark woof.
- Luna: *emphatic smiling and licking of lips*
In all seriousness, these are splendid treats for your pet. Each treat contains 3mg of organic, full-spectrum hemp oil that is bound to help out your pet. My dog loves them, and I know that they help.
WYLD Sparkling Water
I’m excited to tell you about these sparkling waters because, in all of the products I have tried, these may just be the most fun. We carry 4 flavors: blackberry, blood orange, lemon, and raspberry. Each can has 25mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract and NO THC, which means that you won’t have to worry about a drug test in the future returning positive for THC. There are only 2gs of sugar per can so if you’re focusing on your health for this new year, you can rest assured that these are a low sugar alternative to many pops. I’m also a huge fan of the packaging on these waters, I often find myself staring at the art when the can is on my desk at work.
Entourage Hemp Wholeflower CBD Tincture
A lot of our customers take their daily CBD in tincture form (I’m currently one of them!). Tinctures are potent, simple, and effective ways of fulfilling your CBD needs. Guess what? We have new tinctures! Now, I wouldn’t recommend the Entourage 1250mg tincture to anyone. This specific tincture is meant for people who have a need for a potent tincture. This small tincture bottle has 1250mg of CBD in only 10mL. Wow. That means each serving contains a little over 60mg of CBD (62.5mg, to be exact). This certainly isn’t a starter tincture. If you have a need for that much CBD (due to tolerance or exigency), then you should know that we now have a tincture meant for you!
Social Broad Spectrum CBD Drops
More tinctures over here! We now are carrying a broad spectrum tincture from Social CBD (formerly Select). I’ve always been a fan of Social CBD. The tinctures on my desk are (almost) all Social CBD tinctures, and I now have our newest product from their line of broad-spectrum tinctures. Lemon-flavored, containing 750mg total of broad-spectrum hemp oil (with 30mL per serving), this tincture does what previous tinctures could not: give me all the components within the plant. All those cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acid chains work together in my body to create a synergistic jam session known as the “entourage effect.” I’ve written about it before in a previous blog, but it essentially is when all those elements of the plant work in a complementary way to benefit your body’s cells and the endocannabinoid system. Bring on the broad spectrum!
Now that you know a little bit more about some of our new products, hopefully, you can find a good fit for your CBD needs in 2020.