I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Some people live with anxiety, some people live with chronic pain. Some people live with both. While I’ve had (and still do) have my share of chronic pain, most of my health problems are mental and neurological in nature.
What’s great about The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion is it offers a soothing, natural alternative for anxiety and pain relief on its own, but it also doesn’t appear to have negative interactions with prescription medication.
If you’re wondering what the CBD stands for, it’s cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive, medicinal compound derived from the cannabis plant.
My Personal Experience With The Fay Farm Serenity Lotion
The first time I tried The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion, I was pleased with its natural scent.
Just taking a whiff of it created a calming, reassuring atmosphere. As I put it on my arms and legs, I noticed an earthy, grassy scent that put me in mind of walking through a field of rich soil and healthy new growth.
The lotion dries very quickly and is not in the least bit greasy. Also, the scent, while pleasant, doesn’t linger. This is good because I have allergies and often sneeze when exposed to plants or plant-derived products.
About 10 minutes after using the lotion, I felt a warm, tingling sensation throughout my limbs. It was as though I could feel my muscles relaxing.
Within 30 minutes, I felt calm and at ease without any ‘spaciness’ or sleepiness. I also found myself smiling easier and more frequently.
The next day I tried it, this time using it on my entire body. I ended up taking a four-hour nap. I didn’t intend to, but I felt so calm, I just sunk peacefully into it.
(I have to say I did take my antihistamine right before going to sleep, which may have contributed to the length of the nap, as well.)
I’ve also used The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion before bed along with my magnesium supplement and anxiety medication. Each time, I felt like I had a deeper, more restful sleep, and I did not wake up feeling drugged or groggy.
There was also a day when my chronic shoulder pain flared up, and I used the lotion directly on the area. While it didn’t take the pain away, it seemed to calm the inflammation and help me feel more relaxed while I waited for my anti-inflammatory to kick in.
More Calming, Pain-Relieving Ingredients in The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion
The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion offers more than just 200mg of CBD oil. It contains additional ingredients known for their calming, pain-relieving properties.
These ingredients include:
Magnesium is a naturally calming mineral, and it is said that skin application helps prevent side effects and can make the mineral work more quickly and effectively than an oral dose.
Magnesium has been shown to:
- Relieve migraines by lowering the neurotransmitters that trigger them.
- Assist in neurological and psychological processes during stressful situations.
- Improve sleep quality by relaxing GABA receptors in the brain and nervous system.
Chamomile is a calming herb noted for its medicinal benefits. It has been used to calm inflammation, reduce muscle spasms, ease rheumatic pain, treat gastrointestinal disorders, and improve sleep.
This herb has been shown to be as effective as the drug oxazepam (Serax) for treating the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.
American skullcap has been used for more than two centuries to treat anxiety, convulsions, and nervous tension.
Below is the full list of ingredients in The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion.
Organic ingredients: Purified water, hemp oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, grape seed oil, magnesium, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, essential oils, argan oil, 200mg CBD oil, chamomile, green tea, oats, passionflower, skullcap, gluconolactone and sodium benzoate (a certified organic preservative).
Note: It is always advisable to speak with a physician before mixing natural remedies with prescription medications.
I found this lotion very helpful in easing my anxiety and helping me better cope with my chronic pain. I highly recommend it.