Never doubt a grandmother’s homemade remedy. Nana’s Greaze, a topical balm from Carter Aromatherapy Designs, is thick with TLC, as Carter and his own grandma did co-created this formula together. You can rest assured it has Nana’s stamp of approval and I can also vouch for its efficacy in easing bone-deep aches from a hard day’s exercise to chronic arthritis.

Carter Aromatherapy Designs Nana’s Greaze. (Courtesy photo)

What I loved about this topical was its sheer practicality. I also found it’s an ace-in- the- hole for treating damaged skin, like won’t-go- away eczema. It reminded me of O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream, but was more effective at actually curing some weird skin stuff. Instead of a slew of chemicals commonly found in over the counter lotions, Nana’s Greaze has nature’s healer, cannabis, and organic essential oils like rosemary, arnica, rose and orange. It smells (and works) a treat.

It’s a little shy of 2 ounces per jar, but the medication is strong and a tiny amount of balm covers a good amount of real estate. I used about a thumbnail amount for a sore shoulder and the left side of my neck. Because of the menthol, this cream feels a bit like Tiger Balm but smells much, much better. It does leave a bit of a gunky residue on the skin initially, but that’s
absorbed over time.

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The best part of all? This stuff is medicine. If it’s good enough for Grandma, it’s good enough for me. It’s not the best topical for the budget-conscious but it is for those looking to buy a product with confidence.

The Wrap: A high-quality topical that combines essential oils and organic coconut oil and beeswax for a smooth application process that works within minutes to relieve inflammation, skin damage, and muscular pain. It does leave some residue, so it’s best applied with enough time to let it absorb fully.

Potency: You’ve got two options for concentrations: one high-CBD formula, which is 150-170 mg of CBD and 10 mg of THC total and another with a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio

Price: $60-75

Effects: 10 out of 10

Availability: Somewhat of a niche product, check your local dispensary

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