When looking for a good CBD topical, one must first ask: What benefits do you seek? From the sweet-smelling and girly-esque oils with pretty, eye-catching colors and gold leaf flakes, to the no frills, medicinal quality salves that are both odorless and effective, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. In the case of this topical from Boston Hempire, it sticks to being simple and direct – with loads of CBD (topping out at 1096mg), this is definitely one of the highest CBD content topicals I’ve ever reviewed.
When it comes to the packaging, this salve features a retractable stick – making it perfect for your purse or gym bag, as the applicator can be used during travel and on-the-go. With a silhouette of Boston popping and an exquisite red border along the edges, there’s a city-slick vibe that is both eye-catching and distinctive. The overall vibe exudes power and makes you feel like this product is really going to work.
The ingredient list is short and sweet, with standard ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax, along with more specialty stuff like lavender oil, arnica oil, vitamin E, peppermint oil and lemongrass oil. The lavender adds a pleasant, spa-like touch along with the peppermint and lemongrass creating a sweet trifecta of aromas for the user, and the arnica is a medicinal ingredient said to ease inflammation, organically. This topical also contains comfrey oil, which is considered to be an essential anti-aging ingredient, containing both allantoin and rosmarinic acid. Allantoin promotes the growth of new skin cells and rosmarinic acid acts as a painkiller and reduces inflammation, while comfrey can also soften skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Overall, this topical is made for people who work hard and play harder – all wrapped up in a tough and street smart package.
This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of California Leaf.
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