CBD REVIEW: AP SLEEPING INDIAN SALVE, BODY BUTTER, & TINCTURES {including one for my cat, Lucy, too!}

CBD me, please
AP Sleeping Indian CBD • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

Here at essellesse, we LOVE CBD!

Remember this post back in 2017? It’s been wild to see CBD sweep the nation in a MAJOR way over the past year… & I’m here for it.

For the 411 on CBD, check out this post. It has everything you need to know. Today, I’m going to talk the products.

AP Sleeping Indian CBD • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

AP Sleeping Indian sent me four of their products to review:

AP Sleeping Indian Cat CBD {100mg} :: $20

AP Sleeping Indian Tincture {1000mg} :: $70

AP Sleeping Indian Topical Salve {250mg} :: $20

AP Sleeping Indian Hand & Body Butter {250mg} :: $35

all have similar ingredients including whole plant extract, beeswax, grape seed, coconut oil, olive oil, & DoTerra Essence Oils: Frankincense and Myrrh.

… & here are my thoughts on each of them!

tincures

AP Sleeping Indian Tinctures for Humans & for cats! • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

I was sent two AP Sleeping Indian tinctures. One at 1000mg for me & one at 100mg for my cat, Lucy!

Let’s start with the 100mg for Lucy. As far as dosing, here is a very helpful chart. Basically, I put two full droppers of CBD in her food each morning. She’s a bit chonky so I erred on two drops.

I watched her mood over the past few weeks – long story short, she lovesssss me but hates Erik {it’s a territorial thing she can’t seem to shake}. She actually used to really like him at the old apartment but this all changed when we moved in together. I was curious to see if the CBD would calm her aggression towards him.

What I noticed is that she seemed “happier” around me, but it didn’t change her feelings towards him. She’s always been a bit of a ‘scaredy cat’ but she was a lot less ‘spooked’ after having some CBD! She’s not in any pain, but CBD is helpful for cat & dog pain if you notice they are hurt. This is also a great option if you’re travelling with your pets both before and after the trip – I’ll be saving a few drops to allocate for travel FOR SURE.

my black cat Lucy and AP Sleeping Indian tincture! • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

Let’s talk CBD for me… & Erik! For us, we have the 1000mg tincture. I’ll just cut right to the chase: this stuff WORKS. That’s really all I have to say about it.

I’ve been dealing with intense anxiety and, I’ll be honest, a bit of darkness lately & this really, really helped nip things in the bud when my thoughts were getting the best of me. The best way I can explain it is when I’m feeling foggy with anxious thoughts, it brought me clarity. Erik used it too and totally agreed.

green tea & CBD in a holographic mug using AP Sleeping Indian tincture • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

One note is that the taste is STRONG. VERY herbaceous & VERY MUCH an acquired taste. I have had drops of it straight but it’s strong. My personal favourite way is to have some drops in my tea. It’s not water soluble but I can still drink it & the tea really melds nicely with the taste.

check out the tinctures! They also have CBD for dogs & horses too!

topicals

Now this is the section I am VERY excited for. & I don’t talk enough about topical CBD! Remember when I made a DIY cannabis salve?

Topical salves and body butters are AMAZING. I have both the salve & body butter at 250 mg dosage & both are absolutely fantastic

I’ll start with the salve: this is the one in the silver container. I was advised to use this on wherever feels sore and start with a dimesize amount. Easy enough!

AP Sleeping Indian CBD Topical Salve • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

A little goes a LONG way with this. This helps relieve pain FOR SURE. Sore muscles? This will do the trick. Erik actually hurt his wrist so he used the salve and was shocked at how much better his wrist felt.

My favourite way to use it is a little weird… but hear me out! Throughout my whole life, my feet have always hurt me. A big reason is because I have a very high arch in my foot & many shoes just don’t support it. SO when my day is over, I love to rub this in my feet with a little lavender essential oil {& give a mini massage as I go!} & then wear it with my reflexology sandals. The feeling is NEXT LEVEL good. Sometimes I’ll put on some thick socks over it before my sandals but I can’t recc this lil combo enough. Also, if we are being honest, it has made me sleep better. My feet feel so rested, I can’t get enough.

Also, this is a little embarrassing, but I have a bad habit of picking at my face. ESPECIALLY while stressed. Anyways, I stupidly made a breakout worse & completely my fault. I put the salve on it & not only did the pain go away instantly but it basically healed the next day. Remember, a little goes a long way & there is coconut oil which can cause breakouts.. but it worked for me. When my face is feeling extra inflamed in certain areas, I will use this but sparingly.

AP Sleeping Indian  CBD Body Butter • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver
AP Sleeping Indian CBD Body Butter • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

Now the body butter! This is the one in the white container. It’s not as thick as the salve but has a nice rich texture. Basically, the name says it all – it’s meant to be used as a body lotion or butter & some people even use it as a face cream! This has a typical “body butter” consistency and really makes your skin feel like velvet. I don’t wear this everyday, but I like it if my body is feeling a bit sore as a whole. I do have a favourite way to wear this because of course I do! This is a FABULOUS hand cream for tired hands. Basically, I put it on my hands after I do the salve on my feet! If you work a lot with your hands, this is for you.

AP Sleeping Indian CBD Topical Salve & Body Butter • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco by shannon silver

As a whole, I was very impressed with AP Sleeping Indian and their CBD products! Erik was impressed too and has told me how much better his wrist has felt since using the CBD salve. It’s my first time to treat Lucy with CBD and won’t be the last

If you have any questions regarding CBD or AP Sleeping Indian’s products, please do not hesitate to ask!!

Do you use CBD?! If so, what are some of your favourite products and ways to use it?

Happy Friday 🙂

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~* AP Sleeping Indian website *~

{ edited with the Wall Street preset – coming verrrryyy soon! }

♡ thank you, AP Sleeping Indian, for the gift ♡

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