A review of Honest Hemp CBD products for cyclists, runners, rowers and athletes including Anti-Chafe Chamois Cream, Active Soothing & Cooling Gel, Deep Relief Warming Gel.
Honest Hemp is a UK based supplier of organically grown industrial hemp and import, produce and manufacture a range of CBD cannabidiol products using hemp oil and menthol for long-lasting protection during sporting activity and soothing properties to give relief as and when required.
That single sentence raises a number of questions; what is hemp, is hemp legal, is hemp the same as cannabis or marijuana, what’s CBD and what the heck is a cannabidiol product? Before we answer those questions, let’s learn a bit more about the Honest Hemp company.
The company is based in Crawley, UK and has been established since 2014. Now employing over 50 people, the company has grown rapidly since launch as the demand for CBD cannabinoid products has increased in recent years.
Honest Hemp pride themselves on supplying high quality, sustainable and entirely organic products from ethical sources to create a range of CBD products at affordable prices. All of the CBD products promote well-being and contain no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) whatsoever.
A significant amount of investment has been put into cultivation and agricultural innovation with the UK farming community at the heart of production. Honest Hemp are passionate about their ingredients and products, nurturing plants and the agricultural process to deliver excellence and to produce the purest, CBD-opulent products in a sustainable process and product lifecycle.
What is Hemp?
Whilst we answer some of the earlier questions later, we should probably establish what is hemp at this stage.
Hemp, like marijuana, is just another name for cannabis, or to be more specific, the flowering plant of the Cannabaceae family. Before you click back to Google, hemp is not illegal as it contains less than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Whilst this isn’t a scientific assessment of risk, it is an established legal definition. THC is one of many cannabinoids, or chemicals found in the cannabis plant and is widely recognised as the main cause for the ‘high’ associated with cannabis. However, because the proportion of THC is so low, less than 0.3 percent, you are unlikely to get high.
Honest Hemp CBD Topicals
People with a variety of ailments have begun to discover the benefits of hemp topical CBD oils and products. Available as body butters, soothing & cooling gels, massage oils, warming gels and even anti-chafe chamois cream for cyclists.
CBD topical oils are applied direct to whichever part of the body that needs help. This bypasses your digestive system and therefore ensures treatment is directed to the exact position it’s needed. Using topical hemp oil for prevention, pain relief and inflammation has few side effects or disadvantages, making it a great choice for dealing with chronic aches or pains.
Honest Hemp Chamois Cream Review
Any experienced cyclist knows the benefits of using Chamois Cream, especially for long rides or even medium ones on warm days. The Honest Hemp Anti-Chafe Chamois Cream goes one step further by incorporating the benefits of hemp oil.
This hemp Chamois Cream contains a balance of Omega 3, 6 and 9 in rich hemp oil to respond to the cyclists’ needs whilst cycling, reducing friction and helping to protect the skin from irritation. Loaded with hemp oil and menthol to soothe and cool the skin, this Chamois Cream protects against chafing.
- Reduces friction against the skin
- Rich in hemp oil
- Antimicrobial and Antibacterial properties
- Cools and soothes the skin
Key active ingredients include; hemp oil, menthol alongside water, sorbitan olivate, cetearyl alcohol, candelilla wax, glycerine, benzyl alcohol, grapefruit seed extract, vitamin E oil, potassium sorbate, salicylic acid, lactic acid.
The Honest Hemp 300ml pot gives double the volume for around the same price as other leading brands.
The Honest Hemp chamois cream comes in a 300 ml pot, it’s huge and dwarfs my 140ml Assos cream. You get double the volume from Honest Hemp for around the same price, making it excellent value for money. But what of the product itself? It’s thick, creamy and does exactly what it should, reduces friction, and seems to last for the whole ride, even on longer routes. We haven’t had blistering heat yet so I haven’t been able to review it in hot conditions but on other rides it gets full marks. It also features in our top ten of the best cycling chamois creams review.
An alternative to this Honest Hemp cream is another product made with natural ingredients, Faction Chamois Cream.
Honest Hemp Active Soothing & Cooling Gel Review
This Soothing & Cooling Gel from Honest Hemp is an excellent product, crafted from the highest quality hemp oil, omega-3, 6, 9 and cooling menthol. H Hemp claim this is the ultimate gel and I’m not sure we’d disagree from the perspective of delivering vegan-friendly, organic joint relief after a long ride or gym workout. It’s also pretty handy after a difficult day at work.
Honest Hemp claim this is the ultimate gel and we wouldn’t disagree
The Hemp Active gel is filled with antioxidants and cooling ingredients to help invigorate sore muscles and aching joints for fast-acting relief, whilst also moisturising the skin. The Omega 3, 6 and 9 ingredients help to protect and sooth the skin, and can even be used to relieve dryness and itchiness. The Gel helps to improve blood circulation, so-called jelly legs or heavy legs after a tough day in the saddle. Faster recovery time reduces fatigue, discomfort and improves mobility and flexibility. This Active Gel does exactly that, gets you active and is a great post ride healer for sore and tired muscles and joints.
- Fast Acting
- Vegan Friendly
- Natural Extracts
- Rich in Hemp Oil
- Relieves Aching Joints
- Invigorates Tired Muscles & Joints
Key active ingredients include hemp oil, rosemary, cinnamomum camphora, menthol alongside water, PG, glycerin, melaleuca cajeputi, eugenia caryphylata, rosmarinus officinalis, carbomer, sodium bicarbonate, isopropyl myristate, cinnamomum zeylanicum, polysorbate 20, tocopherol, squalene, lactic acid, grapefruit seed extract, sorbitol.
Honest Hemp Deep Relief Warming Gel
The HH Deep Relief Warming Gel does exactly what it says on the tin, ah that’s another brand, but seriously it offers deep relief from a warming gel direct to the muscles and joints that it’s applied to. Designed to soothe aching muscles and joints whilst simultaneously moisturising the skin, it’s ideal for cyclists and athletes or in fact for anyone in need of pain relief and those looking to improve mobility and flexibility.
Packed with tons of active ingredients, this Hemp Warming Gel delivers relief from muscle tension, back pain, stiff joints, sprains and muscle stiffness. It does this from carefully crafted ingredients, including hemp oil and a balance of Omega 3, 6, and 9 oils to protect the skin, and can even be used to relieve dryness and itchiness.
The warming sensation helps to relax the muscles to improve mobility and flexibility. It also provides fast, soothing relief from pain or inflammation, whilst powerful extracts from the Eucalyptus plant contribute to healthy muscles and joints. Ideal for aiding post-workout muscle recovery, or for providing relief to those with sore muscles and joints. Improve sports performance by taking care of your body and recovering effectively in-between exercise.
- Beneficial active ingredients
- Natural Extracts
- Rich in hemp oil
- Contributes to healthy joints and muscles
- Moisturising for the skin
- High in Omega-3
Key ingredients include water, methyl salicylate, propylene glycol, hemp oil, menthol, vegetable glycerine, eucalyptus globulus, pinus sylvestris, carbomer, sodium bicarbonate, isopropyl myristate, polysorbate 20, tocopherol, squalene, lactic acid, grapefruit seed extract, sorbitol.
Honest Hemp FAQs
Q: What is hemp?
A: Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial use and is used to make a wide range of products. Along with bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth.
Q: Is hemp legal?
A: In short, yes hemp is legal in the UK. It has no illegal properties and contains only tiny amounts of THC, which is the element that makes other cannabis based products illegal in the UK.
Q: Is hemp the same as cannabis or marijuana?
A: Hemp, like marijuana, is just another name for cannabis, or to be more specific, the flowering plant of the Cannabaceae family.
Q: What’s CBD?
A: CBD is a chemical found in marijuana and cannabis. CBD doesn’t contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive element found in marijuana that produces a high. CBD is usually produced as an oil but CBD is also sold as a liquid extract, a vaporized liquid and an oil-based capsule.
Q: What are cannabidiol products?
A: Products derived from the cannabis plant.