Anyone who has read my reviews knows I suffer from muscle pains, cramps, and overall soreness. Double-digit hours per day sitting in a desk chair do not help. For months, I’d been interested in trying the lotions sold at Illinois dispensaries. For fifty dollars a container, though, I wasn’t sure it was worth the purchase. Before the New Year, NuEra Urbana listed Cloud Nine Lotion and Menthol and Cayenne Lotion by Nature’s Grace and Wellness on sale for thirty-five dollars each. Though skeptical, I bought one of each to review.
Both lotions contained 100mg THC and 100mg CBD and though made with CO2 cannabis oil are non-psychoactive. The Cloud Nine Lotion, formulated to promote relaxation and relief, emitted a soft vanilla scent and had a creamy texture. The name came from how the lotion’s pain relieve and body relaxation created a “cloud nine effect.”
Other ingredients include grapeseed oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin e, vanilla oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil, cedarwood oil, and limonene. The Menthol and Cayenne Lotion contained similar ingredients but added cayenne pepper and peppermint, which of course, emitted a pepper and peppermint aroma. Visible flakes of pepper can be seen in the lotion.
I first used the Cloud Nine Lotion one night after my right calf muscle kept cramping. I’d actually forgotten I had the lotion until later that night. Before bed, I messaged the lotion on my muscled and effected area. That night I did not have the cramps I expected, and the next morning, the pain was totally gone, which was out of the ordinary. So I kept using them.
For the cramps and minor muscles pains, two or three uses would usually eased the pain, but for the deeper muscle aches, I had to consistently use the lotion for about a week before I started feeling the effects. The lotion lasted longer than expected, and a little seemed to go a long way when dealing with specific areas of pain.
In general, I used the Cloud Nine Lotion for my upper body, shoulders, and neck. I used the Menthol and Cayenne Lotion on my hips, knees, and legs, mainly to keep the cayenne pepper away from my eyes, because I don’t trust myself not to touch the applied area then my eyes.
Overall, both lotions worked surprisingly better than expected. I even returned to NuEra to purchase a few more before the sale ended and at one point was rubbing the lotion on my mother’s knee after her knee surgery because she said it was working better than her prescribed medicine. I still have a couple containers left and have been sparingly using them, but if I see them on sale again, I will certainly pick up more.
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