We’ve been on a hunt to find natural and healthy body care products during the past month, when we ran into The Fay Farm – a boutique natural body care…
We’ve been on a hunt to find natural and healthy body care products during the past month, when we ran into The Fay Farm – a boutique natural body care brand based out of Whidbey Island, Washington. Being a hemp based product was an added bonus considering all the nutritional benefits that hemp oil has to offer.
After some consideration, we decided to try out three of their products – the Healing Hemp Lotion, the Healing Hemp Salve, and the Healing Hemp Serum. Before I dive into reviewing these products, I’d like to provide some background on the Fay Farm because I think their story is quite unique.
STORY OF FAY FARM
The Fay Farm was started by Stacy Anderson and Michael Yocco, two individuals who decided to uproot their city life in the Bay Area to pursue a healthier and more balanced life in the beautiful state of Washington. Wanting to transition to a farm life, they found their calling in Whidbey Island, a small island right off the coast of Washington. Here, they have created a small farm, where they actually get several of the ingredients that go into their body care products. From their passion for hemp, they created a product line that preserves and/or heals your skin. Their products can treat skin conditions ranging from basic dry skin to more serious conditions, such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Ichthyosis, Contact Dermatitis, itching skin, and burn care.
THE HEALING HEMP LOTION
I decided to try out the Healing Hemp Lotion, since you can’t ever have too much lotion! Gotta keep your skin nourished and protected, right? The Fay Farm describes the Hemp Lotion as
Free of any harmful chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and alcohol, our Healing Hemp Lotion feels gentle on the skin and soaks in quickly. It feels like mousse!
And after trying it for a few weeks now, I’d have to agree with its description on how gentle and smooth it feels. My two favorite aspects about this lotion is its texture and smell. The lotion doesn’t feel too oily like many of the conventional products in stores, but rather feels refreshing after you put it on. In terms of smell, it doesn’t have a very strong scent. It has a light herb-like smell that is very pleasant while applying.
In terms of ingredients, The Fay Farms really is selective in using only organic ingredients. As you can see in the picture, it uses a combination of Hemp, Argan, and Grapeseed oil. If you aren’t sure of the nutritional benefits of hemp oil, check out our Hemp Oil page to learn more. In short, hemp oil offers an amazing balance of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and amino acids that makes it one of the best natural oils available.
THE HEALING HEMP SALVE
The Fay Farm describes the Hemp Salve as:
Healing Hemp Salve is our most popular and effective salve for healing those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, burns, and bug bites to calm skin down, heal and rejuvenate skin
At first, I was hesitant of getting the hemp salve as I don’t have any major skin conditions. It’s also not winter time so I don’t necessarily have that dry of a skin. But I figured it’ll be useful some way so I just grabbed one. I’ll have to say, I am grateful that I did!!
Unexpectedly, I realized one day that the summer mosquitoes were coming out. I have an energetic puppy, so I have to take her to the dog park every day to let her burn off some of that energy. One day, shortly after I got the hemp salve, I came back and realized I was bit all over my leg! I don’t know if the Texas mosquitoes are just worse, but these bites were itching me like crazy.
So I quickly pulled out the salve and started to apply it on my leg, and wow, wasn’t that a game changer! It was pretty amazing how quickly the salve took effect and started to calm down the irritation.
Even just for bug bites, there’s a couple reasons I would recommend the Healing Hemp Salve over conventional bug bite creams.
- It uses natural oil and ingredients rather than a chemical ingredient. As the Fay Farm puts it – “Hemp oil is proven to be one of the best healing and cell regenerative oils”
- It smells 10X better. It has this herb scent that even smells soothing.
THE HEALING HEMP SERUM
Modeled after the Healing Hemp Salve, the Serum is packed with some added benefits. As the Fay Farm puts it:
Hemp Serum contains all the herbs and essential oils found in our Salve, but with the Omega-3 and -9 fatty acids found in Argan oil
Similar to their other products, the Serum is only made with organic materials. But compared to their other two products, I found it harder to find a useful application for the serum. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a great product with amazing ingredients. But the hemp serum is a more useful application for those experiencing some type of skin condition, such as “psoriasis on the scalp, eczema on the face, as well as sebborheic dermatitis on the face”.
For both those who are looking for natural (and organic) body care products and those who are suffering some type of skin condition, I would recommend you to check out the Fay Farm’s products. They have 20+ products to help you improve and heal your skin. If you have any specific questions regarding their products, reach out to our team at [email protected]