Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, beeswax*, mentha arvensis (menthol), 100mg full spectrum hemp-extracted CBD*, heterotheca inuloides (arnica) flower*, capsicum annuum (cayenne)*, curcuma longa (turmeric)*, hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort)*, salix alba (willow bark)*, 100% essential oils* of wintergreen, white camphor, helichrysum & basil, vitamin E*
Our Pain Salve has full spectrum CBD infused organic coconut oil at its heart. Known widely for its anti-inflammatory elements, CBD harmonizes with arnica, St. John’s wort, helichrysum, and willow bark to reduce swelling and pain. Cayenne, turmeric, wintergreen and basil in a beeswax base promote circulation for long-lasting relief.
Mending the body with full spectrum CBD
The Mender Essentials Body Collection features pure full spectrum hemp CBD paired with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving botanical blends to restore balance in the body.
Massage deeply into affected area twice daily or as directed by healthcare provider. Allow 15 minutes to take effect.
*For external adult use only, keep out of reach of children and pets, use only as directed, discontinue use if irritation occurs. This product is not approved by the FDA to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
How did you come to work on CBD products? When my son was 3, I started grad school at Cal Poly, where I studied political science and earned a master’s degree. But upon graduation, I realized after a series of fruitless job interviews that bureaucratic structures were not for me — this was not my tribe, I could feel it, and they could, too.
At that time, a handful of wine brands wanted to democratize wine at large — to cast aside the confines of elitist connoisseurship to reveal a wine culture of and for the people. A lot of that was an organic response to the rapidly popularized Central Coast AVAs [American Viticultural Areas] who knew they had incredible juice but also knew they couldn’t compete with Napa on Napa’s terms — and most didn’t want to.
Our body butter is in an organic, grass-fed, whipped tallow base; it has the lush texture of whipped butter. We use tallow because there is not a single moisturizer on Earth that our skin can fully utilize like tallow due to its symbiotic chemical structure, making it the premier product for dry skin — full of vitamins A, D, and E amongst others. I use it on my son’s eczema [and] before spending time in the ocean, and I even use it as my night cream on my face. Plus, I love the “whole animal” concept.
Of course, the FDA requires that we not make any health claims, and that is okay. It just means that we are part of the movement to take our health into our own hands. The studies on CBD are out there with more to come, and companies that use CBD responsibly and ethically will have testing certificates that prove potency and purity. It’s like Ralph Nader always said: We need to be conscientious consumers.
How are they made? We design and formulate our products at a space in San Luis Obispo County using full-spectrum, non-GMO, pesticide-free CBD oil derived from hemp that we purchase from a trusted American manufacturer that provides third-party potency and toxicology testing. In our oil-based products, we source olive oil from an organic farmer in the Templeton Gap AVA, and the delicate organic, grass-fed beef tallow that we use in our body butter comes from a woman cattle farmer in the Midwest. We use only high-quality organic essential oils. We use these products on ourselves and families — so we literally have skin in the game.