The Wonderful folks at Merry Hempsters was kind enough to send me a selection of their vegan products to try. I have previously used their lip balms and muscle rubs, so I am honored to get the chance to review their products properly.
As the name suggests, Merry Hempsters uses and promotes the benefits of hemp seed oil. They create products that are not only vegan-friendly but environmentally friendly, including using organic ingredients.This is not only the product itself but the packaging and process as well. Read straight from them here: "We strive to be responsible for the entire life span of all of our products from start to finish. Environmental sustainability, from the creation of the lip balm tubing we use (including all who take part in its creation) to the disposal of that tubing, is of utmost concern. We use only tree-free paper produced from hemp stock, soy based inks, and post-consumer recycled content in our correspondence and packaging. Our ultimate goal is to one day use only tree-free hemp stock for all our paper and packaging needs."
Their products are naturally effective and 100% cruelty-free.
The only salve I did not receive is the tattoo balm which is quite alright with me since I don't have any tattoos and it would end up going to waste.
Hot and Cold Muscle Rubs: Even though I am still young, I have been prone to muscle aches my entire life. I try now to limit the amount of oral medication I consume when it comes to body aches. When I originally found Merry Hempsters, I was ecstatic to find their muscle rubs. It's actually one of the best products I have used ever for body aches. I work on my feet all day and many times I come home with sore legs, back, knees, etc. I rub a liberal amount of either rub on my affected area and within seconds my pain is relieved. It doesn't burn like some of the highly medicated stuff you find in the drug store. That was one thing I was worried about since I have sensitive skin but this stuff is mild and non-irritating. It has a nice light scent as well. This is one product I highly recommend to anyone who has been looking for a vegan and cruelty-free alternative to your drugstore products.
Hemp Bump & Bruise: I thankfully didn't need to use this very often (actually that's kind of amazing considering my clumsy history) but I did receive a couple of bruises from work and put a little of this on and the pain immediately disappeared. This product also has a light scent and doesn't feel waxy on the skin. It helps to reduce aches, sprains, strains, shin splints, and bruises.
Hemp Cut & Scrape: This balm can be used for multiple things including, insect bites, cuts, abrasions, skin irritations, hemorrhoids, and open wounds. I actually tried it on allergic reactions, cuts and other such irritations. It really relieves any pain or itch you have in the area. Non-waxy just like their other balms and has a nice light scent.
Hemp Baby Salve: This is one salve I didn't get the chance to try since I don't have a baby but I think it may come in handy for the summer when I get hot and chafe, so I shall save it til then.
Merry Hempsters is definitely one of my favourite cruelty-free companies and I adore that they offer so many effective vegan products. You can purchase their products from their website at affordable prices, as well as places like Vitacost and other online retailers.
Thanks so much Merry Hempsters for this great opportunity!