Blessed CBD describes their CBD balm as ‘silky-smooth, topical pain-relief’. It is the only balm they produce and delivers a powerful 750mg of full-spectrum CBD in 50mls.
Made exclusively for the UK, their small range of premium products also includes three strengths of CBD oil (we reviewed the 1000mg oil here). At the heart of each of their products is an organically farmed, whole-plant full-spectrum extract.
The Blessed CBD 750mg cream is well presented in a sturdy, glass jar and wrapped in a smart blue and white label. Its clean lines show an attention to detail that would make it equally as at home in an upmarket boutique as it would be in a high-street, health shop.
Who Are Blessed CBD?
Blessed CBD are a relative newcomer to the UK CBD scene. Despite starting small, they have already made a lasting impression.
Based in Edinburgh, they founded their company to combat the disappointing state of the existing UK CBD industry. They believe that the quality of their products along with clear and accurate information will shake up the market and give UK customers what they deserve.
The Blessed CBD balm contains CBD extracted from hemp grown on pesticide-free farms in Colorado, USA. They use every part of the plant, which is milled to a coarse powder, and then a full range of cannabinoids is extracted with supercritical CO2. This is combined with natural ingredients to produce their delicately fragranced balm.
3rd Party Lab Tests
Currently, there are no lab results available for this CBD Balm. On the website, it states that it has been lab-tested for potency and purity. I contacted Blessed CBD (in March 2020) and they told me that the lab tests for their latest batch of balm will be added to their website soon.
The information included in the packaging, and online, says that the extract used for this balm comes from organically grown, non-GMO, pesticide-free hemp plants. It is then suspended in a blend of aromatic ingredients to make it easy to apply to your skin. They include jojoba oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, wax, xanthan gum, fragrance and potassium sorbate. It would also be useful to have some more information about these ingredients such as where they are sourced and how they are farmed. For instance are the other ingredients organic too?
Blessed CBD Balm: Ease of Use
This is a straightforward product that can be easily applied to your skin. The jar seals easily and it can be carried with you in a bag or pocket without fear of leaks. Instructions are provided on the label and advise applying generously to the area of discomfort.
I found it easy to smooth on evenly. It absorbs quickly and leaves a slight waxy feeling on your skin. A small amount covers a large area even when you apply it generously. It can be applied anywhere, but the texture feels more suited to the body rather than your face. When I used it on a dry patch on my forehead, it soothed it, but felt slightly greasy. From then on, I kept it just for areas of muscle ache and fatigue in my joints.
Blessed CBD Balm Fragrance
When the cream is still in the jar, the scent isn’t very strong, but when you apply it to your skin, it warms up and becomes more intense. It is mild and pleasant with sweet notes like that of candy. There is also a slight citrus aroma which makes it smell fresh and clean.
Despite the 750mg of CBD extract, there is no smell of hemp or anything reminiscent of CBD oil. Judging by the cream’s white colour and clean appearance, it seems likely that the extract is filtered to reduce any strong-smelling plant compounds.
This is one of the strongest balms I’ve tried, and I found to work quickly. I used it to soothe rough, sore skin and to treat chronic joint pain. My skin felt better rapidly, but the effect was like that of any other moisturising or nourishing cream.
However, for the pain, I found it rapidly soothed the ache and lasted for a couple of hours. In one situation, both my shoulders were aching, and I applied it only to one. The difference was easily noticeable; it felt like the effect went deep and had a positive impact on the whole joint.
Value for Money
For £69.95 you get 50ml of balm containing 750mg of CBD. This makes it one of the more expensive balms available. Love CBD has a 1000mg balm for just less than £60, and Pharmahemp provides 300mg in a nourishing ointment for about £20. Both of which can be found on our best UK CBD balms list.
Despite this, the relief it provided meant that for me, it was well worth it. I would consider buying more, but first I would like to see more details about the extract and the other ingredients. I’d particularly like to find out if the other ingredients are organically grown and see the lab tests.