In this Covid-19 edition of CBD review, I am going to be reviewing Rick’s Hemp Oil entire product line: Hemp Oil Tinctures, CBD Oil Tinctures, Hemp Oil Pain Salves and CBD Oil Pain Salves.
Rick, the owner of Rick’s Hemp Oil had reached out to me on WhatsApp asking for an honest and independent review of his entire hemp and CBD product line. I was very happy to oblige as I am constantly on the lookout for new things to review. Rick told me that he has a background in the pharmaceutical industry and is also an animal lover. He has a very cute dog and is in the process of creating a CBD line for cats and dogs. We even agreed that I will help him to create a CBD Oil line for cats which will be known as “Buddy’s CBD” and Buddy happens to be my rescued cat.
Rick’s Hemp Oil – About the Brand
Rick’s Hemp Oil is manufactured in Florida, the same state as my favourite brand, JustCBD. First of all, I have to commend Rick’s Hemp Oil on its presentation. The website and the brand consist of very vibrant and exotic colours: tropical yellow, ripe orange and minty green. I think that these colours represent the tropical Florida origins of this CBD brand extremely well. Rick’s Hemp Oil tinctures and pain salves come in very stylish and modern glass bottles and jars and the labels are refreshingly simple and are void of all the clutter and verbiage. I have reviewed many CBD brands on the market and objectively speaking, to me, Rick’s Hemp Oil has achieved something that many bigger brands will never achieve: a true CBD identity with a story that also reflects the tropical and sunny Florida heritage of the CBD brand.
This is what Rick’s Hemp Oil states about their brand:
Rick is a simple human looking for relief, just like you. He’s the inspiration for our line of simple but powerful hemp and cbd products. We believe there is a little bit of Rick in all of us.
We have a passion for the healing power of Hemp and CBD, but understand that these types of products need to taste and smell good to be the most effective.
That’s why we developed the Rick’s line of products. We’re sure we’ve developed a flavour and remedy that’s right for you.
Rick’s Hemp Oil’s statement reminds me of my tort law classes and the innocent bystander principle in the case of Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. I can deduce that Rick’s Hemp Oil is positioning its entire CBD line towards anyone and everyone who needs CBD. I think this is a particularly good and equal way of looking at things. Of course, I strongly suspect that Rick the owner is behind the veil of this “innocent bystander”. As follows, it appears that Rick’s Hemp Oil is attempting to address the problem of bad flavours associated with hemp oil by manufacturing CBD and Hemp Oil Tinctures that are “delicious”. I think that it is a very fair and measurable objective. Likewise, I feel that this objective is reflected extremely well in the bright and vibrant colours of the brand’s packaging and identity. Each colour seems to represent the taste or the smell of each respective CBD product.
What really struck me about Rick’s Hemp Oil is the fact that it has two product lines: hemp and CBD. Most people would mistakenly assume that hemp and CBD are the same thing and the two terms can be used interchangeably. I am going to seek some clarification from Rick himself.
Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil
Which Is Right For You?
Made from hemp seeds
Does not contain CBD
Good for your skin
Good for your memory
Good for your heart
Extracted from hemp stalks
100% Non -psychoactive
Contains multiple cannabinoids
CBD Is Not A Cure For Everything
It is an herbal ally ready to support a healthier you!
Can help soothe aches and pains
Can help ease anxiety
Can help with irregular sleep
Rick’s Flavored Hemp Oil Drops Review
I really like the fact that each product is made to address a specific problem, be it anxiety, pain or energy or lack of. All Hemp Oil Tinctures are made with Organic Hemp Oil, Organic MCT Oil,
Natural Terpenes & Flavours. For those of you who are not informed about MCT, Medium Chain Triglycerides are fats that are naturally found in coconut oil and are the easiest of fat chains for humans to utilize and have been shown to increase bioavailability for hemp products. It should be pointed out that Rick’s Flavoured Hemp Oil Drops are Organically Grown in the United States, the oil is Cold Processed and contains absolutely no solvents or harmful chemicals. It is also legal in all US States and does not require prescription. Each 30ml bottle contains 3000MG of hemp oil(roughly 600 drops). Now that we have looked at the elements that are shared by Rick’s Flavoured Hemp Oil Drops, let’s look at what makes each product in this hemp oil line unique.
Rick’s Fresh Lemon Energy Hemp Oil Drops
Rick’s Fresh Lemon Energy Hemp Oil Drops come in a frosted glass bottle with a vibrant yellow label. The purpose of these energy hemp drops is to increase our energy levels just as the product description states: “Feel the energy boost with every revitalizing drop.” Lemon Flavoured Hemp Oil Drops are Made with Organic Hemp Oil, Organic MCT Oil and Organic Sweet Lemon extract. Packed with essential oils, fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9), natural terpenes, flavonoids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. I found these hemp oil drops to be very sweet and the lemon was very prominent and invigorating. I really enjoyed adding Lemon Hemp Oil Drops to my lemonade to add some zing and to also enjoy the benefits of hemp without being too obvious with a pipette and a CBD Oil Bottle. I found that Lemon Energy Drops made me relaxed and focused but not sleepy. I even took Lemon Hemp Drops before working out and I must say that it improved the quality of my workout. Of course, during the Covid-19 pandemic I did not get a chance to work out nearly as much as I did prior to Coronavirus.
Rick’s Sweet Orange Hemp Oil Pain Drops
Rick’s Sweet Orange Hemp Oil Pain Drops[EL1] are perfect for “Effective Inflammation Relief” just as the website states. Hemp Oil and Black Pepper Extract are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and can be very helpful for sudden attacks of inflammation. I have been suffering from a skin condition that no doctors could treat. I was told that sudden inflammation of my skin is a natural occurrence in the UK. However, with strained NHS resources and UK having one of the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the world, now has never been a better time to turn to self-help. After taking Rick’s Sweet Orange Hemp Oil Pain Drops for around a week, I have noticed a major improvement around my skin condition and my sudden inflammation attacks were on a decline. Whilst seeing a GP, I was always prescribed creams and topicals. However, I was always of the view that my skin condition was caused by something within the inside of my body rather than externally. Rick’s Sweet Orange Hemp Oil Pain Drops have played an important role in combatting the inflammation of my skin by combining the collective benefits of hemp oil, Sweet Orange Extract and Organic Black Pepper Extract, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Rick’s Lemongrass Hemp Oil Anxiety Drops
The product description states: “Watch symptoms fade away with organic hemp oil infused with 50 mg of Calming Chamomile Oil per serving to keep you calm, cool and collected.” The entire bottle of lemongrass hemp oil contains 3000MG of hemp oil. When I first tried this hemp tincture, it really reminded me of chamomile tea. Indeed, I could feel the calming effects of chamomile and hemp oil. I personally enjoyed taking these hemp oil drops when I was out and about because they helped me to reduce my stress and anxiety levels. For me, stress and anxiety tend to manifest themselves very covertly when I am out and about. This is primarily caused by the fast pace of London life and large crowds which are everywhere from London Underground tubes to busy shopping malls. These Lemongrass Hemp Oil Drops are great for dealing with patent and latent anxiety and stress that are inevitable in our busy city lives.
Rick’s Hemp Oil Pain Creams
I would like to point out whilst the Hemp Oil Pain Creams may look very similar, do not be mistaken. Each CBD cream has a different property and set of ingredients.
Lavender Ylang Ylang Hemp Salve 1500 MG 2 oz
Lavender Ylang Ylang Hemp Salve is described as “Calming, relaxing and rejuvenating are the best ways to describe our lavender massage cream. Infused with Ylang Ylang, and aromatically enhanced with sweet lemon oil, for a rich and delicious smelling salve”. Each container of Lavender Ylang Ylang Hemp Salve holds 1500mg of hemp oil and carries a Lavender and Yland Ylang scent. Lavender Massage Creams are made with Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Organic Ylang Ylang Extract, Organic Sweet Lemon Extract, Vitamin E, Natural Terpenes. I found Lavender Ylang Ylang Hemp Salve perfect for everyday use. I suffer from a dry and inflammed skin to which doctores do not have a solution. Lavender Ylang Ylang Hemp Salve helped to keep my skin hydrated, healthier and rejuvenated. I would recommend it for anyone who suffers from dry or inflammed skin. The salve is very easy to massage into the skin and is absorbed fairly quickly. The Lavender scent makes this hemp salve a perfect alternative to perfume and anyone look for a slightly more natural and subtle smell.
Rose Petal Hemp Massage Cream 1500 MG 2 oz
The Rose Petal Hemp Massage Cream is described as “Floral, Sweet and Aeromatic are the best ways to describe our rose massage cream. Our Rose salve captures the strength, softness and delicateness of the rose to nourish and protect dry and sensitive skin. You’ll be instantly drawn to this rich and mood-lifting salve”. Rose Petal Hemp Massage Cream contains 1500mg of hemp oil and it can be used up to around 50 times. As the name suggests, it has a Rose Petal scent. Rose Petal Hemp Massage Cream contains the following ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Rose Oil, Vitamin E and Natural Terpenes. Sunflower oil acts as an antioxidant for our skin and is rich in vitamin E. Due to its natural nutrients content, sunflower oil may help with inflammation. I found the Rose Petal Hemp Massage Cream composition to be very friendly to touch, it glides across the body with relative ease and it has a very pleasant and botanical smell that is very modest. I have found that this hemp massage cream is perfect for everyday use. I like to apply it after a shower because it makes my skin look and feel very rejuvenated and above all, this Hemp massage cream has a very sophisticated, unique and ubiquitously English smell. I would personally recommend this cream to women who perhaps do not want to wear perfume. Hemp massage cream has a very pleasant and subtle Rose fragrance that will make you smell very sophisticated and fresh. Likewise, I think that this hemp massage cream is perfect for couples behind closed doors as it can make your sex life experience so much better and more pleasant.
RHO Rescue Hemp Oil Salve 1500 MG 2 oz
RHO Rescue Hemp Oil Salve is described as “Soothing, cooling and effective are the best ways to describe our rescue salve. Infused with Arnica, Menthol, Organic Comfrey and aromatically enhanced with lemon kush terpenes, for a rich and delicious smelling salve”. The CBD salve comprises the following ingredients Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Arnica, Organic Comfrey, Menthol, Vitamin E, Natural Terpenes. Olive oil acts as an antioxidant for our skin and is rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K. Due to its antioxidant content, olive oil may reduce aging skin and wrinkles. Each container holds 500mg of CBD and can be used up to 50 times. The actual salve is scented with Arnica, Menthol and Lemon. When I first tried this Rescue Hemp Oil Salve, I found it to be very good at relieving acute pain caused by sports injuries and otherwise. At the car wash, I bumped my leg and had a very terrible pain. When I got home, I applied this rescue salve about 3 times in the space of one hour and the pain subsided by about 50% and the next day, it was gone down to about 10%.
Rick’s CBD Oil Flavors
Rick’s CBD Oil Flavors come in natural, orange, mango, lemongrass, rose, bittermelon and neutral flavours.
Rick’s Orange CBD Oil
Rick’s Orange CBD Oil is “Naturally flavored with sweet orange extract and terpenes, our cbd tincture drops are a simple and versatile way to consume CBD Oil. May be used in food and beverages”. I have tried the 250mg bottle. It contains 8mg of CBD per dose and has a total of 250mg of CBD inside the bottle. Rick’s Orange CBD Oil is made with Organic MCT Oil, Full Spectrum CBD Oil Extract, Natural Terpenes & Flavors. Medium Chain Triglycerides are fats that are naturally found in coconut oil and are the easiest of fat chains for humans to utilize and have been shown to increase bioavailability for hemp products.
Furthermore, the below claims are made by the brand:
Rick’s full strength CBD Oil Tincture Drops contains 250 MG of the finest cultivated cbd oil for fast acting relief from everyday muscle aches and tensions.
Powerful Liquid Formula – Our rapid dissolve lipid based formula allows for quick absorption!
Three simple ingredients – Full Spectrum CBD Oil, Organic MCT Oil and Organic Sweet Orange Extract. Packed with essential oils, fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9), natural terpenes, flavonoids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
Delicious Tasting: Enjoy the light and delicious flavor of our Sweet Orange Tincture. Naturally flavored with orange extract and terpenes, our tincture drops are a simple and versatile way to consume cbd oil. May be used in food and beverages.
I would like to start off with a note about flavour. What defines Rick’s CBD brand is its flavours and superior CBD oil ingredients. Rick’s Orange CBD Oil has a very subtle and sweet taste of a juicy blood orange. This makes it perfect for those who do not like the taste of CBD. This CBD oil flavour is perfect for adding to drinks such as water, protein shakes and lemonades. Not only does it adds a nice and zingy taste to the drink but it also helps to energise. I found that this particular Orange CBD Oil has complemented my busy life very well. I specifically took Orange CBD Oil before working out at the gym or heading out to the city. It has certainly improved my endurance and made me less tired.
RHO+ Mango CBD Tincture Drops 250 MG
Mango CBD Tincture Drops 250 MG are described as “Flavored with mango flavor and terpenes, our cbd tincture drops are a simple and versatile way to consume CBD Oil. May be used in food and beverages.” This tincture contains Full Spectrum CBD Oil Extract, Natural Terpenes & Flavors.
This Mango CBD Tincture defines the entire brand for me. This is by far the best flavour from the entire range. This Mango flavour hits the nail right on the head in terms of taste, sweetness levels and branding. Naturally, Mango is a very sweet and delicious fruit and here, Rick has done a tremendous job in finding the sweet spot for the flavour intensity and the sweetness levels. Whilst other CBD Oil flavours are more subtle and do not have that WOW factor, this CBD Mango Tincture is the direct opposite: It has a very prominent, sweet and well-rounded flavour that made me exclaim “This is such a god damn good flavour”. This CBD Tincture definitely tops my dessert CBD flavours. No matter how many CBD oil brands you try, Mango CBD Tincture is a must have for your CBD Oil war chest. The CBD is absorbed very quickly. Calming and positive sensations kick in within under ten minutes without overpowering or frustrating the senses. It just made me feel very relaxed and calm inside. I also used this CBD for my daily meditations and it really improved my focus and mindfulness. If you are to try a CBD Tincture from Rick’s brand, this must be it. You will not regret it.
RHO+ Fresh Lemon CBD Oil Tincture Drops 250 MG
RHO+ Fresh Lemon CBD Tincture Drops are made from Organic MCT Oil, Full Spectrum CBD Oil Extract
Natural Terpenes & Flavors. This seemingly simple composition should not be underestimated as it packs a real punch when it comes to the overall CBD experience. RHO+ Fresh Lemon CBD Oil Tincture has 250mg of CBD and is perfect for novice users who want to test the waters first without being blown away. This particular CBD Oil Tincture is extremely refreshing. The lemon taste is very fresh and zingy and is perfect for boosting your energy levels. I used RHO+ Fresh Lemon CBD Oil Tincture against the backdrop of my busy life: work, gym, shopping. I have noticed that my endurance levels improved and overall I became more energetic and encountered lower stress levels. I developed some form of immunity to stress by simply dealing with stressful tasks and events with relative ease. If you lead a hectic life and are looking to add an edge to your busy life, RHO+ Fresh Lemon CBD Oil Tincture is a great addition.
RHO+ Lemongrass CBD Oil Tincture Drops 250 MG
RHO+ Lemongrass CBD Oil Tincture Drops are given the following description “Natural Herbal Taste: Organically flavored with lemongrass and chamomile extract. May be used in food and beverages.” This CBD Tincture contains Organic MCT Oil, Full Spectrum CBD Oil Extract, Natural Terpenes & Flavors. I found RHO+ Lemongrass CBD Oil Tincture Drops to be very fast-acting and perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy day. I really enjoyed pairing RHO+ Lemongrass CBD Oil Tincture Drops with some liquid drum and base music. Not only did this CBD oil tincture make for a pleasant chillout session at the end of the day but it also gave me a good night’s sleep which meant that my next day was more energetic and productive. The taste of lemongrass is very soothing and calming and makes this a perfect nighttime CBD formula. Whilst I do not suffer from insomnia, I can see how RHO+ Lemongrass CBD Oil Tincture Drops would benefit anyone with sleeping problems. Whilst this RHO+ Lemongrass CBD Oil Tincture is perfect for getting a good night’s sleep, unlike other CBD tinctures, it will not knock you out.
RHO+ CBD Pain Creams
I would like to start off with the premise that whilst these CBD pain creams may look inherently similar, they are not. They have different ingredients that aim to serve different objectives. One thing that I particularly like about RHO+ CBD Pain Creams is the fact that they contain well matched and rounded ingredients. I would like to throw in a slight correction to the label attributed to these CBD salves. I consider it slightly incorrect to call them “pain creams” because that theoretically restricts their use to treating pain. I found RHO+ CBD Salves to be perfect for all around everyday use in keeping the skin soft and healthy, treating dry skin and other skin conditions and helping to treat muscle pain and discomfort. Whilst this is not pointed out by the company, I personally found RHO+ CBD Salves to be a perfect alternative to perfume and anyone looking for a natural, subtle and fresh body fragrance that is perfect for everyday use in almost all situations. Once again, I can commend RHO+ CBD on their branding because the fragrances are exceptionally unique and sophisticated. One day, I would love to see a RHO+ CBD Perfume line.
RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve With Arnica, Menthol & Comfrey 250 MG 2 oz
RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve contains Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Arnica, Organic Comfrey, Menthol, Vitamin E and Natural Terpenes. RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve is infused with Arnica, Menthol, Organic Comfrey and aromatically enhanced with lemon kush terpenes, which makes for a rich and delicious smelling salve. I found this particular CBD salve to be perfect for sport injuries because the I find that Menthol, Arnica and Comfrey act as a local anaesthetic. I have used RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve for treating muscle injuries and I saw very positive results. The best way to use RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve is to massage the injured area for at least ten minutes to ensure that the pain cream is fully absorbed into the body. I saw the best results when using RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve at least three times a day on a daily basis. The pain began to subside after every application and had gone away completely after only a week. Typically, such sports injuries stay with me for at least a month. Otheriwse, RHO+ CBD Pain Rescue Salve is very refreshing and is perfect for cooling and rejuvenating your body after a strenuous workout.
RHO+ Rose Petal CBD Massage Cream 250 MG CBD 2 oz
Rose Petal CBD Massage Cream has a very floral, sweet and aromatic smell. This Rose Massage Creams contains Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Rose Oil, Vitamin E, Natural Terpenes. I find this RHO+ Rose Petal CBD Massage Cream perfect for everyday use. It is very fragrant and helps to make the skin softer and more subtle. I personally found that the Rose scent is very long lasting and this RHO+ Rose Petal CBD Massage Cream is a perfect alternative to perfume for anyone looking for a more natural and subtle body fragrance. This RHO+ Rose Petal CBD Massage Cream is perfect for work and even hotter summer days when perfumes can seem sickening. Likewise, I expect that RHO+ Rose Petal CBD Massage Cream is perfect for bedroom use by couple’s as it is a very romantic and intimate smell that can improve couples’ sex lives.
RHO+ Lavender CBD Massage Cream With Ylang Ylang 250 MG CBD 2 oz
RHO+ Lavender CBD Massage Cream With Ylang Ylang is described as “Calming, relaxing and rejuvenating”. This Lavender massage cream contains Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Organic Ylang Ylang Extract, Organic Sweet Lemon Extract, Vitamin E
Natural Terpenes. I personally used this RHO+ Lavender CBD Massage Cream during the latter part of the day. I applied RHO+ Lavender CBD Massage Cream after a shower and it made my body more relaxed and rejuvenated and the calming and soothing smell of Lavender and Ylang Ylang helped to make by bed sheets smell like a Royal English Garden and improved the quality of my sleep.
RHO+ White Tea & Lime CBD Massage Cream 250 MG CBD 2 oz
RHO+ White Tea & Lime CBD Massage Cream is described as “Brightening, Hydrating and Exotic”. It contains Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic White Tea Oil, Organic Lime Extract, Vitamin E and Natural Terpenes. This massage cream has a very exotic fragrance that reminds me of some English artisan fragrance companies like Joe Malone. This RHO+ White Tea & Lime CBD Massage Cream is a perfect alternative to anyone looking for a natural, energetic and subtle body fragrance without the overpowering and sometimes sickening effect associated with perfumes. This flavour is definitely more neutral and is thus suitable for work and other occasions that demands a greater degree of conservativeness and perhaps sophistication. RHO+ White Tea & Lime CBD Massage Cream is perfect for keeping a soft, supple and hydrated skin.
RHO+ Hemp and CBD Oil Tinctures and Salves and Creams – Conclusion
Overall, I became very close with RHO+ brand. I really like the consistency across the entire brand: the narrative continues from the product and website branding to the quality of the product. RHO+ brand revolves around very vibrant and tropical colours that reflect the brand’s location as well as its unique and exotic flavour and fragrance combinations. The Hemp and CBD oil tinctures are very sweet and are perfect for anyone looking to avoid the classical taste of hemp and CBD. I found the hemp and CBD salves and creams to be perfect for everyday use and a perfect natural and subtle alternative to perfume. During this review, I have noticed and overall improvement in my skin condition: my skin became more hydrated and supple and the dryness and inflammation have gradually receded. I also think it is a great idea that RHO+ has a hemp and a CBD line.