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Product Review: Awakened Topicals Balm



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Product Review: Awakened Topicals Balm

Awakened Topicals Balm — California Cannabis-Infused Massage Oil





Awakened Topicals Balm at a Glance 

Manufacturer: Awakened Topicals

Product: Balm

Ingredients: 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil* (Solar Infusion of Whole Plant Cannabis, Calendula*, Myrrh∆†, Frankincense∆† & St. John’s Wort*†), Aloe Vera Oil (Grapeseed Oil, Whole Leaf Aloe Vera*†), Candelilla Wax, Jojoba Oil* (Gem Essences), Non-GMO Vitamin E Oil*†, Essential Oils of Lavender* & Vetiver*.

*Certified Organic Ingredient, ∆Wild Harvested Ingredient, †Certified Kosher Ingredient

Cannabis content: THC 6.6mg, THCa 19.5mg, CBD 0.3mg, CBDa 10.1mg, CBN 0.15mg. Total cannabinoids: 37mg (per 25mL jar). Lab tested by SC Labs.

Available in: California

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Initial Impressions

When I opened the envelope containing my review sample, I was honestly a little skeptical. 25mL isn’t very much product, and I have a lot of sore muscles. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a little of this balm goes a long way.

I found that using a pea-sized amount on each of my shoulders is plenty. I figured out that the trick to extend the coverage further, especially if you’re using it as part of a massage, is to mix it with another oil, like coconut oil. My partner put a little bit of the balm on the areas that were most in need of relief, then massaged coconut oil on top of it. This method gave me the targeted relief I was seeking without wasting extra balm.

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Our Verdict

First and foremost, I love the company’s commitment to using organic, sustainable ingredients, and I truly appreciate that they’re so transparent about lab testing results. It makes me feel like I can trust them, and I hope to see more companies moving toward that standard in the future.

Overall, this is a great topical for home use. I personally wouldn’t be inclined to use it on the go because the scent is a little off-putting to me. That said, my best friend didn’t mind the scent: she described it as “grassy floral that reminds me slightly of lilac,” and had no problem wearing it out to the movie theater. The fact that we had different experiences is a good reminder that just because I didn’t care for something doesn’t mean you won’t.

Lastly, it’s so nice that a 25mL jar can last for multiple massages. I’ve probably used this balm ten different times since getting it and I still have half a jar left — just remember the trick of adding regular oil to the infused stuff.

Have you tried Awakened Topicals? Tell us what you think!