CrazyDogMama’s Crushes – June 2017

OK, so yeah, it’s been an entire year since I’ve done CrazyDogMama’s Crushes.  I got a little sidetracked with subscription boxes.  Sorry ’bout that. 🙂  BUT, I’ve got a very special article for you today.  I know you’ve heard of Cannabis, but have you heard of CBD Oil?

CDB Oil as defined by hempmedspx.com:

Derived from the stalk and seed of cannabis (hemp) plants, cannabidiol (CBD) oil or CBD hemp oil is a natural botanical concentrate that is high in the compound CBD. Of the more than 85 cannabinoids so far identified in the cannabis plant, CBD is the second most common after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and therefore doesn’t cause a euphoric high.

CBD hemp oil is extracted from the cannabis varieties that are naturally abundant in CBD, and low in THC. A specialized extraction process is used to yield highly concentrated CBD oil that also contains other nutritious material such as omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, chlorophyll, amino acids, and other phytocannabinoids like cannabichromene (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidivarian (CBCV).

Pure hemp cannabidiol oil can be consumed directly as a nutritional supplement. Over the years, great advances in CBD hemp oil product development have led to what are now dozens of different types of CBD hemp oil products, including capsules, drops, and even chewing gum. Concentrated CBD hemp oil can also be infused into skin and body care products and used topically.

The main thing I wanted you to get out that was the fact that CBD Oil does NOT produce the eurphoric ‘high’ like Marijuana, but DOES have some pretty impressive health benefits!  The potential health benefits are said to now include: natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties, quitting smoking and drug withdrawals, treatment of epilepsy and other mental disorders (including autism), helps fight cancer, treatment of anxiety disorders, help with diabetes, treatment of acne and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease!  And these are only a few!  If you hunt around the internet, the list just goes on and on and on.

Before you get all judgmental and think I’m touting illegal drug use, CBD OIL IS NOW LEGAL in all 50 states!  In fact, I received some beauty products with CBD in a high profile box subscription just the other day!  It’s literally everywhere and people are starting to catch on to just how effective it is.  I know, because I use it!

About six months ago I was directed to a very highly recommended lady on eBay that makes pain relieving salves and other topical products. Her brand name is “True Immortal“.  Before I get into all the details, I want to say this.  Carey is one of the sweetest, and most down to earth people I’ve ever met in my life.  If you are skeptical at all about getting products on eBay, I DON’T BLAME YOU, but I can say with so much confidence, that my experience with Carey has been A-MAZ-ING, and her products have changed my life!  Seriously.  If you go to the link above, you will see that she has a 100% positive rating, and I’m telling you, it is for a reason.  Carey is one of my peeps now!  If you are interested, I encourage you to shoot her a message – you’ll see what I mean!

True Immortal products are more than a ‘CrazyDogMama Crush’, this is full blown LOVE!  I completely fucked up my back in 2013.  I herniated my L4/L5 disc BIG TIME.  When I do something, I do it up right.  At the time I herniated, a bone fragment from my spine was thrown, and it punctured my sciatic nerve.  It was the most excruciating pain I’ve EVER felt in my life – even beyond kidney stones!  I basically could not walk (or think, or sleep..) for 6 months while my insurance company took me for a ride (long story), and I almost lost the use of my left leg from nerve damage.  I had one surgery in 2014 that removed the bone fragment (that no one knew about until they actually got in there), and had a temporary fix of the herniation done.  I say temporary because the surgeon said I would most likely need more surgery in a few years, but he didn’t want to do a full-on fusion at that time since I was only 42.

He was right.  Two years later I was right back in the same boat (except no bone fragment this time), and since it was bone-on-bone at this point, it was time for fusion surgery and an implant with a cage around it.  Yup, I’m a cyborg now!  The back pain is gone, but I still have a degenerative spinal disorder, and a whole mess of arthritis from the scar tissue.

There are tons of different products to choose from, and she is always making new ones.  It is wise to check back often!  If you want a custom order, just ask!  There are anti-inflammatory/anti-pain salves, massage oils, cuticle oils, soaps, lip balms, anti-aging balms, anti-itch salves, body lotions and bath salts!  You just never know what you will find next!  What I love the most (besides the health benefits) is the SMELL!  Carey uses high quality essential oils and also infuses her own herbs on many occasions.  Most of her products have CBD oil in them, but there are many without, too, if you are just looking for the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils!  (Essential Oils are also a great love of mine and I will be doing a post on that shortly!) There has not been a single product I’ve received from her (and there have been A LOT) that I didn’t love!  When does THAT happen?!?  And, every person that I send her way has the same reaction as me – they become uber-fans!  My friend’s elderly father asks for the “magic stuff” all the time.  Because that is what it is…MAGIC!

All the items come with a full ingredients list on the eBay site – which is awesome!  I am allergic to a lot things like vanilla, cucumber and cumin, so this is a HUGE big deal for me.  It is also important to note that you will see she uses ‘cannabis sativa’ oil, too, in some of the items – but the THC (the psychoactive drug part in Cannabis) is ‘cooked out’, much like when you cook with wine.  If you have any questions about the ingredients, you can of course message her.  You will also see that she provides the potency (in mg) for any items with CBD/Cannabis. All True Immortal items are 100% Organic, Pure, & Vegan, and shipping is free!

Here are some of the items I’ve bought (which are all very reasonably priced, IMHO):

2 oz. Anti-Aging Facial Lily and Hemp Balm (Lightens Dark Patches & Redness) $18 – This is my favorite anti-aging balm of ALL TIME! The lily scent is subtle and lovely, the texture is silky (not greasy) and this stuff WORKS!!  I apply it all over my face at night and before makeup, and I’ve noticed in just a few short weeks that my eyelids are now SUPER soft and you can hardly see my crow’s feet anymore!  It has also diminished my acne scar discoloration.  This will be a staple in my stash, for-EVAH.

2 oz. Pink Himalayan Cannabis Sativa Pain Salve $15.50 – I adore Pink Himalayan Salts – the benefits are amazing – and combined with the pain relieving cannabis sativa oil, you have yourself a great after-bath salve to soothe those sore muscles!

8 oz. Cannabis Sativa/CBD Pink & Black Sea Salts & Dead Sea Salts with Sandalwood & Spanish Broom $25 – Carey’s Bath Soaks are in short – FABULOUS.  The smell, the textures, the ingredients – all top notch for the best ME TIME ever!  They leave a bit of a mess in the tub, though.  LOL!

8 oz. Luxurious Osmanthus & Lilac, Pink Himalayan & Dead Sea Salts Bath Soak $23.50 – I can’t even begin to describe the awesomeness of the oils she picks out for her products.  I had never heard of “Osmathus” before, and now I drown myself in the stuff!  Love it!!

2 oz. Cbd/Canna Pain Salve 1800 Luxurious Lily Extra Strength $26.50 – One of the best pain salves!  The lily is one of my favorite scents if you didn’t notice.  I use this one to get rid of headaches!  Just rub a little on your temples, and boom!  Headache gone in 15 minutes!

4 0z. Canna/CBD Pain Salve 3000 mg Peace & Balance Black Himalayan Sea Salt $30 – I got this one on sale! Woohoo!  I use this potent pain salve on both my lower back, and my upper back/shoulders.  It’s great for after a workout!  Plus, we all need a little more peace & balance, yes?  I used to suffer from debilitating anxiety, and many of the oils in these products are great for combating it!  Anxiety was one of the main reasons I became interested in aromatherapy/essential oils.  Note: The higher the potency and/or rarity of the essential oil/herb, the higher the price.  If you are on a budget, you can always do a custom order to fit your financial needs! They also have sales from time to time, so keep your eyes peeled for those!

8 oz. Luxurious Honeysuckle & Frangipani In Pink Himalayan & Dead Sea Salt $24.50 – OOOOOOHHHH the Honeysuckle!!  Smells soooo gooood!!  The Frangipani is a fav of mine, too – it’s benefits include: to help relieve inflammation, headache, back pain and tinnitus. It is known for its moisturizing effects, as it soothes dry and cracked skin, helping keep skin soft. Frangipani oil relaxes nerves and muscles, and has aphrodisiac, astringent and purifying properties.  See more on Frangipani here.

 

2 oz. CBD Pain & Spasm Arnica, Comfrey Herbal Luxury Salve 2000 $25 – I use this salve on my legs – particularly my calves –  to relieve my Restless Leg Syndrome and leg cramps!  The Arnica helps with bruising.  I’m kinda klutzy. :-/

“Cheryl’s Luxury Bath Salts” 8 oz. Luxurious Ylang Ylang, Rose, Honeysuckle, Pink Himalayan Bath Soak $22.50 – I had Carey make me a custom bath soak with some of my favorites!

2 oz. Anti-Aging Facial Coffee Balm $13.50 – Another wonderful anti-aging balm. Not only do I drink coffee, I wear it, too!  I just started using this one on my stupid lip lines.  You know those lovely vertical lines that appear one day on your upper lip?  Yeah, those fuckers.  Be gone with them!

CBD/ Calendula Healing Cold Sore, Cracks, Fever Blisters Balm $6 – The best lip balm I own!!! And I have a lot of lip balms…

This chapstick definitely has a minty, cooling, tingle! It also contains cbd at 25 mg for extra pain relief and healing. It has clove bud for an analgesic (pain relieving). I have made its main component Calendula Infused Olive Oil, that I’ve Infused myself. Calendula is very gentle, and so healing for just about any inflammation on the skin! I also added aloe Vera oil for super cooling effect that will help with chapped or sunburned lips.

This is a strong analgesic that will be healing for cold sores, severely chapped lips, cracked lips, or fever blisters! It does have a slight numbing effect from the clove, and a tingle from the spearmint.

Apply a thin layer to lips or to cold sore or affected area!

Ingredients: Beeswax, CBD-25 mg, Organic Coconut Oil, Calendula Infused Olive Oil, Aloe Vera oil, Clove bud, Spearmint, Vitamin E

2 oz. CBD/Canna Pain Salve 2000 Triple Pain Relief Extra Strength $27.50 – I mainly use the higher potency salves for my back.  I slather this stuff on my lower back when watching TV, and upon going to bed.  I sleep like the dead!  I also wake up pain-free.  Previously, my lower back arthritis would act up in the morning getting out of bed, and sometimes even wake me up in the middle of the night.  Not with this salve!

CBD Homemade Soap Orange Patchouli $10 / CBD Homemade Soap Noni-Purple Haze $10 – The soaps are new!  Aren’t they pretty?? I’m so excited to start using them – they smell incredible!  CBD soap…who da thunk??

There is a HUGE soap on the site right now I have my eye on with an interesting design.  It looks just like a big boob!  It will forever be known now as “big boobie soap”.  LMAO!

So there you have it!  Are you sold on CBD products yet??  If you are at all curious/interested, I promise you, you won’t be disappointed in True Immortal products – even the stuff without the CBD/Cannabis!!  This article was just a small sample of all the stuff I’ve ordered from her; I have those little tins EVERYWHERE…bedside table, car, purse, kitchen…I apply them often throughout the day and my pain level has dramatically decreased and I can’t imagine living without them anymore.  Not to mention I’m in a better mood, and smell really, REALLY good all the time!! 🙂

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Hi, I’m Cheryl, a.k.a. "CrazyDogMama". Welcome to my blog! Anything and everything goes here - seriously. I'm a super laid-back, non-traditional, 40-something introverted writer. My language can get a little colorful, I love horror movies, I pretty much live on coffee, chocolate and cigarettes and I'm not above writing about uncomfortable subjects. So, if you're good with that, take a look around and get to know me! Even if you're not, I try my best to entertain and offer up good advice occasionally, so hopefully there is a little something here for everyone.

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