I read a review of The Fay Farm products from a blogger with fibromyalgia. She heartily recommended them. Specifically, she tried the company’s CBD product line.
Before any of you ask, yes cannabanoid products are legal to sell if:
- The CBD comes exclusively from hemp
- The hemp is imported
- It contains less than 0.3% THC
The Fay Farm uses hemp from Poland and India, and it contains less than 0.15% THC.*
Worth a shot
Honestly, we were skeptical as to whether this would work. That’s part of why I asked for samples. Tim didn’t want us to spend money on something that probably wouldn’t have results.
Why weren’t we hopeful? Well, a friend let Tim try a medical marijuana ointment to see if it helped his pain. It did help a little, but we suspect a lot of it was just from being massaged in. So if the medical-grade stuff didn’t make much of a dent, what chance did over-the-counter products stand?
Happy to be wrong
Turns out, our skepticism was unwarranted. Tim noticed a difference the first time he used the Rejuvenation CBD Lotion.
His hips have been a huge problem for a while. They’re the main cause of his bad sleep. When he lies down, his hips feel like they’re not properly aligned or are shifting uncomfortably. That also pulls on his lower to mid-back, causing more discomfort.
Now he just rubs in some lotion to his hips and back. He’s able to lie down (and even sleep!) comfortably. This means he tosses and turns less throughout the night, getting more restful sleep. And waking me up less.
I wanted to see for myself, so I used a bit of the lotion on my lower back. Some mornings I’ve been waking up with pain, unable to bend much at all. I rubbed some into my lower back. It wasn’t an immediate “ahhhhh” sensation like Tim experiences. But a few minutes later, I realized I could bend comfortably.
Tim’s parents also found some relief. Marc put some on his lower back, and he said that he slept better than he had in ages.
I will say that the scent is… strong. Not unpleasant at all. But it’s definitely noticeable at first. A few minutes after you put it on, the scent seems to disappear, but it’ll be an adjustment for you.
The other blogger loved the Warming CBD Muscle Rub, but it has camphor, menthol and cayenne pepper. So it was a no-go for Tim. But she had great success, so those of you without open skin may want to consider it.
Speaking of eczema, there’s also a Healing Hemp CBD Lotion. Despite his best efforts, Tim does sometimes find himself scratching. The area is then irritated and raw, especially if there was already a rash there. He dabs some of the lotion on, and the area is soothed right away.
He wanted me to stress that the lotion helps a bit with itchiness. Also, it’s very light on his skin, which is huge for someone so sensitive to the heavy feel of creams, lotions and ointments.
The only thing we didn’t have a lot of luck with was the Serenity CBD Lotion. Maybe it’s just that I’m super stressed all the time. So I didn’t think to put the lotion on at any specific point, other than right before bed. It’s a lovely lavender scent, but I didn’t notice any real difference in stress levels.
They also have non-CBD versions of their muscle rub and lotions, plus hemp hair care products, shea/cocoa butter bars, soaps and facial care items.
Now the caveat
This isn’t the cheapest stuff in the world. The 8 oz bottle of Rejuvenation CBD Lotion is $55; the 8 oz bottle of Healing CBD Lotion is $40.
Luckily, there are smaller sizes that will let you test the products more affordably.
A 2 oz bottle of the Healing CBD Lotion is $15. A 2 oz bottle of the Rejuvenation CBD or Healing CBD Lotion is $20. There’s also a 0.5 oz Warming CBD Muscle Rub for $15.
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You can also choose to try the non-CBD versions of the Healing Lotion and Warming Muscle Rub. They appear to have the same ingredients (minus CBD) and are significantly cheaper. However, I can’t speak to whether they’ll have the same efficacy.
A little goes a long way
Tim mainly uses the Rejuvenation CBD Lotion, and I was surprised how little it takes for relief.
I use about a dime-sized amount (about 1/3 to 1/2 a pump) on my entire lower back. Tim uses a single pump for his lower back and the entire length of his hips. A smaller amount goes on any other achy joints or muscles.
This isn’t a once-a-day thing, either. He applies the lotion at least three times a day. Probably closer to five or six applications daily. Yet after 17 days, we still have a little more than half the bottle left.
Just to be clear
I’m not claiming that chronic pain will vanish with this product. Nothing will take away something like fibromyalgia pain. Complete relief is an unrealistic claim for any product. But The Fay Farms CBD lotions did provide noteworthy relief for Tim. Given how few things touch his pain, that’s saying a lot.
Have you heard of The Fay Farm? What do you use for chronic pain?
*In case this needs saying, you can’t get high off topical stuff anyway. It doesn’t get in your bloodstream. Which also means it won’t show up on any tests, if that’s what you’re worried about.