Disclaimers: (1) I am not a medical professional, nor a CBD expert. The goal of this post is to share information about CBD and my personal experience with it.Image result for images of CBD oil things

CBD has been popping up everywhere in the health world, boasting benefits like pain relief, diminished anxiety, better sleep and reduced inflammation. Who doesn’t want that? I knew I had to try it out for myself.

Now, hands down, we’ve been blessed with such amazing clientele during our first 6 months of opening. I have to be honest though, with that success has come some soreness in my hands and early signs of carpal tunnel. Six facials a day will do that! I was leaving work sore and coming in sore. With that pain, along the way I also picked up a sciatica nerve problem as well but, that had been in the works for some time (I equate that to aging). Anyways, needless to say, I began to worry quite a bit about my hands and longevity as an Esthetician. I mean, if I was having considerable pain in my first half a year, how was I going to be able to keep up the pace? I had previously dabbled with CBD’s and did have pain reduction with my sciatica nerve problem but my new and bigger concern was definitely my hands. I spent some time obsessively researching CBD Oils and testing a few.

CBD. It’s everywhere. Your sister, grandma, and even holistic doctor talks about it. It’s in lattes, bath salts, lotions, oils, and creams.

First things first: CBD alone will not get you high. It is important to note that most CBD is non-psychoactive and will not give you a “high” or euphoric feeling. Just want to put that out there.

It seems like everyone can benefit from CBD. CBD oil has a long list of benefits:Image result for images of CBD oil things

  • reducing chronic pain
  • limiting epileptic seizures
  • reducing inflammation
  • reducing anxiety
  • aiding in rheumatoid arthritis treatment
  • reducing nausea
  • depression treatment
  • lessening inflammatory bowel disease symptoms
  • helping with insomnia
  • reducing psoriasis
  • lower risk of diabetes

CBD comes in many forms: pills, creams, tinctures, oils, lip balms, cooking oils, adaptogenic blends, topical oils, and more. There is still differing evidence on the effects of CBD and if it works. Most of the information out there is anecdotal due to the lack of factual-based scientific research.

I thus far have settled on a company from Colorado called Bluebird Botanicals. They have complete transparency using online batch database testing for every bottle. That means that every bottle that leaves their facility has a batch number which can be used to find a full set of third party Certificates of Analysis. The tests include analyses for potential microbial life, mold, heavy metals, residual solvents, pesticides, and complete cannabinoid profile. They have rigorous standards, from sourcing and harvesting, to compliance and production. Bluebird uses only the highest quality organic, natural, or wildcrafted ingredients. The following are the ones we retail within Basal Layer & Co.



Hemp Classic CBD Oil250+ mg cannabinoids per fluid ounce. Hemp extract & organic hemp seed oil.


Hemp Complete250+ mg raw & heated cannabinoids per ounce, plus hemp terpenes.


Hemp Signature250+ mg cannabinoids per ounce. Classic blend plus frankincense & black seed oil.


Hemp Sample Pack10ml bottles of Classic, Complete & Signature. 250+ mg total cannabinoids.

Hemp Classic 6X’s

Hemp Classic 6x

1,500mg cannabinoids per ounce. Hemp extract and organic hemp seed oil.
My experience with CBD.
I am just going to preface this by saying although you can purchase CBD Oils that are flavored, this particular company does not put any flavoring in their oil due to the fact that it can compromises the integrity of the quality of the oil. It tastes bad. Real bad. The way I deal with the offensive taste is I take a large dollop of cinnamon applesauce, make a little puddle in the center, drip my drops in the puddle, cover it up and then swallow…..immediately! For real! Works like a charm.
My first shipment of oil came on a Tuesday about 2 weeks ago. After reading on Bluebird’s website and following their recommended amounts I settled on the Classic Oil with the 250 mg. per dosage. Now, I know tons of people that are insisting that you need a higher milligram per dosage but again, I went with what was recommended. Bluebird”s website suggested that if you’re new to CBD’s it’s not always necessary to start out at the highest dosage and that sometimes less is more. Some of their information about why that is gets quite in depth and after reading through it all I decided to try the most basic form.
Tina’s Choice
Classic 250mg. 15 drops (sounds like alot but it’s not even a full dropper) 
Initial Thoughts: Very pungent taste. Easier than swallowing pills though. Moving forward, I set it up with my other daily vitamins every morning. One dollop of applesauce daily. Inexpensive.
Results: Within 3 days I was pain free in my hands and wrists. Also my sciatica nerve has been reduced to minimal or none at all.
I know, this seems incredible. It’s the truth though. Now, I can’t say that at times my hands still don’t fatigue but overall my results are amazing. I’m a believer. That doesn’t mean that another persons results wouldn’t be different. This has just been my experience and it has been fantastic. I’m glad to hear how it has helped so many others too.


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I also carry Pet Companion Oil for the restless

doggies that need to chill while you’re away!



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