CBD topical formulas are an excellent option for fast-acting localized treatment. The Creme Blu promises to address arthritis aches, skin disorders, headaches and a number of other ailments. We’re not convinced the low potency will live up to its promise.
The Creme Blu ring in at a competitive price per mg of CBD for $0.06-$0.07, depending on the container size you purchase. There are a number of skin-nourishing ingredients in this product that does work to address some of the symptoms listed. However, if you’re looking for a strong CBD topical, your money is better spent elsewhere, as this will only provide mild symptom relief.
Blue Moon Hemp’s CBD Salves carry a low potency of 8.3 mg/mL. For reference, products under 5 mg/mL receive our lowest rating in this category. Due to its low strength, these salves may be ideal for minor relief and you will need to reapply the salve frequently.
Blue Moon Hemp sources its organic hemp from Kentucky farms. It’s not USDA certified organic. However, Blue Moon Hemp does have the Certificate of Analysis for Creme Blu to show it was tested for pesticides, heavy metals, and mycotoxins.
According to Blue Moon Hemp, these salves are great for penetrating the skin to deliver CBD benefits directly to the joints and muscles. While it does have some great ingredients, Blue Moon Hemp doesn’t list the whole ingredient list and the potency isn’t strong enough to provide the relief promised.
The Creme Blu is available in three scents — natural, eucalyptus, and limonene — and twp container sizes — 2 and 4 oz. This product could stand to benefit by including a range of potencies to allow customers to tailor their topical CBD experience.
Blue Moon Hemp doesn’t provide a complete ingredients list on the website. When we asked a customer service agent about the ingredients, it didn’t match the highlighted ingredients in the product description. Inconsistencies like this are a common trend with Blue Moon Hemp. While the formula includes excellent moisturizing agents, the CBD content won’t provide much benefit for muscle or joint pain.
Topical CBD products are perfect for localized, fast-acting relief from a variety of symptoms from joint and muscle pain to skin irritations and scar prevention. Creams are easy to use and are ready to go right out of the package.
With so many CBD companies releasing topical formulas, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth because there are plenty of snake oils out there.
This review dives into Blue Moon Hemp’s Creme Blu CBD Salves. By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of what makes a high-quality CBD topical and help you decide if Creme Blu is for you.
Overview: Creme Blu CBD Salve
The Creme Blu is made with emu oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and beeswax base for a highly moisturizing and skin-protecting salve. According to Blue Moon Hemp, the Creme Blu is said to be “used for anti-inflammatory pain management, arthritis, skin disorders/ conditions such as eczema and dry skin, headaches and a number of other ailments.”
The Creme Blu is available only available in one potency — 8.33 mg/mL — in two sizes — 2 or 4 oz containers — and three scents — natural, eucalyptus, and limonene.
Pros & Cons
Available in three scents
Contains skin-loving ingredients
Does not list all the ingredients
Key Features & Benefits
Contains Skin-Loving Ingredients
Blue Moon Hemp is said to contain emu oil, calendula oil, grape seed oil, and jojoba oil to the Creme Blu salves. Your skin loves these ingredients. They’re nourishing, help reduce the appearance of redness and inflammation, and leave your skin feeling soft.
About the Company: Blue Moon Hemp
Based in Florida, Blue Moon Hemp sells CBD lifestyle products online and in select stores across Canada and the United States.
Its catalog of products includes vape pens, e-liquids, tinctures (a pet-friendly option too), gummies, and shatter.
Unfortunately, our customer service experience with Blue Moon Hemp has been a nightmare from un-answered emails and rude customer service agents on the ZenDesk live chat feature on the website.
We were simply looking for more information regarding its ingredient list, third-party testing, and return policies that are difficult to find on the website.
Who Should Consider Using Blue Moon Hemp Creme Blu CBD Salve?
Blue Moon Hemp created this formula for muscle aches, joint pain, and skin irritations.
CBD topicals allow you to administer the anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and soothing benefits of CBD directly to the affected areas.
The trick with creating effective CBD topical formulas is to have a high CBD content and to include other beneficial skin ingredients.
For minor symptom relief, lower potency CBD salves might do the trick. However, if you’re looking to manage serious symptoms such as aching muscles and arthritis flare-ups, we recommend you look for a formula with a potency of 10 mg/mL or more.
Since Creme Blu has 8.33 mg/mL of CBD, this is appropriate for mild to moderate symptom relief or dry skin.
Creme Blu starts at $35 for the 2 oz container ($0.07 per mg of CBD). If you buy the bigger container, you’ll end up paying $0.06 per mg of CBD.
Of course, the quality of the additional ingredients in the salve will contribute to the price of the product, but for simplicity’s sake and to be able to compare this product across other brands, we calculate the price per mg of CBD by the retail price of the product.
In terms of CBD topicals, these prices are very affordable considering the average price for topical CBD ranges between $0.26-$0.36.
We recommend purchasing the larger containers for a better deal after you’ve tested to formula and enjoy it.
Cost Breakdown for Blue Moon Hemp CBD Salves:
Total CBD Content
Price per mg CBD
Blue Moon Hemp CBD Salve — 500 mg (2 oz)
Blue Moon Hemp CBD Salve — 1000 mg (4 oz)
All sizes of Blue Moon Hemp CBD Salve have the same potency — delivering 8.33 mg of CBD per mL of salve.
This is a relatively low potency for a CBD topical. For the specified uses recommended by Blue Moon Hemp, we recommend a stronger CBD potency of 10 mg/mL or more.
Most of the research on using CBD topically suggests that higher potencies are needed to produce the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits associated with the compound.
Therefore, we wouldn’t rely on these salves for anything other than the mildest symptoms and dry skin.
Potency Breakdown of Blue Moon CBD Salves:
Total CBD Content
CBD Concentration (mg/ml)
Blue Moon Hemp CBD Salve — 500 mg (2 oz)
Blue Moon Hemp CBD Salve — 1000 mg (4 oz)
Blue Moon Hemp uses organic, Kentucky farmed hemp, but it does not have USDA organic certifications.
The Certificate of Analysis on the Lab Results page shows these salves are made using a CBD isolate, like all Blue Moon Hemp products.
We appreciate that the crystalline CBD has been tested for potency and cannabinoid profile, residual solvents, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and pesticides. Because these tests came back in the clear, we’re confident about Blue Moon Hemp’s hemp source, though it is best if Blue Moon Hemp provided Certificates of Analysis (CoA) for all its products because one batch of CBD extract can vary from the next.
Blue Moon Hemp recommends you use its CBD Salves directly on problem areas like joints and muscle tissue to deal with pain.
As we discussed in the potency section, we don’t think the Creme Blu is appropriate for severe muscle aches or arthritis flare-ups due to the low potency — but they may provide mild symptom relief and you will need to frequently re-apply the salve to achieve its benefits.
The Creme Blu CBD salve is only available in one potency of 8.33 mg of CBD/mL in two sizes — 2 oz and 4 oz containers.
The mg of CBD will vary for each container size —500 mg and 1000 mg, respectively — to maintain the same potency.
There are also three scents available:
We emailed and used the Zendesk live chat feature on the website to ask customer service about the Creme Blu ingredient list because the complete list isn’t posted on the website.
We do like the ingredients mentioned on the product description page and we’ll talk about the individual benefits here:
Emu Oil – high in essential fatty acids, emu oil helps reduce inflammation, blemishes, and redness.
Calendula Oil – has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties and is often used to soothe eczema and heal wounds.
Grape Seed Oil – high in vitamin E, it improves the appearance of skin texture and provides skin-loving hydration.
Jojoba Oil – used for treating sores and bruises, skin disorders, and chapped skin.
Coconut Oil – is high in antimicrobial properties and is used to help heal wounds and keep the skin moisturized.
These all sound great because these are popular skin-loving ingredients, and we love to see them incorporated in CBD topical formulas.
Don’t be afraid to ask for all the details from a company when doing your research. We reached out to Blue Moon Hemp’s customer service about the ingredient list and were surprised to see the formula doesn’t match the product description.
Here’s are the full ingredients provided by customer service for each Creme Blu scent:
There are a couple of ingredients here that differ from the product description such as the exclusion of emu oil and coconut oil. This is perhaps because emu oil is expensive, and Blue Moon Hemp decided to opt for a cheaper option with olive oil and vegetable oil.
On the plus side, arnica oil is an excellent ingredient to help reduce the appearance of scars and bruising.
We’re not sure what happened here, but the inconsistency and lack of transparency with this brand don’t make for ideal customer experiences.
Blue Moon Hemp’s Shipping and Return Policy
Blue Moon Hemp products are available for international shipping anywhere hemp is legal. The cost of shipping is determined on the destination.
Not thrilled with your purchase?
All returns must be requested with customer service within 10 days of purchase and you will be provided a return label via email. The refund or exchange can take up to 5-10 business days to process minus the 10% restocking fee.
Final Verdict: Great Budget CBD Salve But Lacks Potency
From what we can tell, we love the ingredient list and it’s priced reasonably well.
It’s jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients that can also lend its benefits to muscle and joint pain relief — However, it would be helpful if Blue Moon Hemp posted the entire ingredient list on the website.
If you’re looking for a CBD topical to help you with your sore muscles from a tough workout or injury or needing to relieve painful arthritis flare-ups, your money is better spent towards a more potent CBD formula.