BROWN GIRL Jane and Saha are two great black-owned CBD companies doing great things in the hemp/CBD space so you can't go wrong. "Because every woman should experience six things in life: love, great orgasms, God, happiness, luxury, and rest."
Why I Switched To Saha From BROWN GIRL Jane
Hi, my name is Yolanda and this is a compensated customer testimonial for Saha Self-care.
Product being reviewed: BROWN GIRL Jane Yoni Topical Oil
First off, these are two great brands and you can’t go wrong with either. I knew about BROWN GIRL Jane first and love love love that they are black-owned and black-women owned at that so I’m more than happy to support them. I found out about Saha later which is also another black-owned brand and black-man owned which, considering how negatively impacted black men have been by the cannabis industry from a historical standpoint, I found their story really empowering and…necessary.
It’s about time that black men be successful in the industry and I was equally happy to support Saha and try their complimentary product.
Like I said before, both are great products and both work for me.
Ultimately it comes down to the price because the products are essentially the same (ingredient-wise) with the BROWN GIRL Jane having more CBD which is justifiably why it’s more expensive.
But after trying the Saha lubricant they sent me, even with less CBD, I felt the same level of relief as with the BROWN GIRL Jane Yoni Oil and after doing the math, it’s just a smarter decision to get more and pay less. The BROWN GIRL Jane Yoni Oil is $58 for one ounce and 500mg of CBD while the Saha lubricant is $39.99 for four ounces and 200mg of CBD.
At first, I thought the Saha lube was probably not as good as the BROWN GIRL Jane in terms of quality but they are essentially the same from an ingredients standpoint and they are both made using broad spectrum CBD. As mentioned before, both work for me so I guess, although having more CBD in the BROWN GIRL Jane product sounds better, it’s more than I need personally and so doesn’t really justify the higher price point.
I get three more ounces with the Saha lubricant and I pay almost $20 less! Plus, Saha offers free shipping on all orders regardless of how much you order and they offer a 20% discount if you sign-up for their subscription service which really saves a lot over time.
Key takeaway: both are great companies to support and you cannot go wrong. I guess it comes down to price sensitivity and how much more you associate with each company’s founders and mission. Regardless of which way you go, you’ll be getting a great product and doing a great thing.
We Tried It: Brown Girl Jane’s CBD Products For Better Mental Health
Five months into 2022 and already it feels like it has been a year. New levels come with new devils (new stresses) and though we are proud of our accomplishments in the year so far, as a team, to say we aren’t in need of a vacay is an understatement. A part of recovery from burnout includes being intentional about how we approach our self-care practices. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the xoNecole team decided to put better mental health into practice. And what better way to prioritize our mental health and manage our stress levels than through the use of CBD products?
The first Black woman-owned CBD brand that came to mind was Brown Girl Jane. CBD is the non-psychoactive ‘cousin’ of THC known for its more medicinal properties. When infused in products like oils, water, and gummies, CBD is used to provide relief to those experiencing health conditions like anxiety, stress, inflammation, depression, migraines, and even chronic pain. With product offerings like Balance Wellness Drops, CBD Gelées, and Rest Wellness Drops, Brown Girl Jane is taking up space as beauty and wellness innovators tapping into the power of CBD.
BGJ has a wide variety of products, both edible and topical, and we at xoNecole were all very excited to try them all. Here’s what each team member had to say about their experience with Brown Girl Jane’s CBD products:
Brown Girl Jane’s Aromatic Body Oil
Courtesy of Kyra Jay
“First of all, it’s the aesthetics for me. I love the cute packaging and the gold text on this bottle is giving luxury! Roses to all responsible. I have very dry skin so I usually use oil over lotion on areas of my body like my heels, toes, elbows, and fingers. So, I was looking forward to trying this one out.
“There was little to no scent at all which kind of disappointed me as someone who enjoys smelling things but I can see how this is would be a plus for someone who is sensitive to strong fragrances. That definitely doesn’t take away from its quality. It left me glistening, as it should, and if there was a travel-sized version I would carry it everywhere I go. Hint. hint.”
–Kyra Jay, Brand and Social Manager
Brown Girl Jane’s CBD Gelées – Anti-Stress
Courtesy of Kyra Jay
“I’ve always been very interested in trying these after seeing so many people say that CBD gummies really helped with their anxiety. Living with an anxiety disorder and knowing there’s something that can possibly help was comforting. I tried the strawberry rose flavor and I loved how tasty it was at the beginning, masking the taste of the plant initially.
“It definitely made me feel calm and eventually sleepy. I wasn’t very stressed or anxious at the times I took them so I’m curious to see how clutch they will be mid- or post-anxiety attack.”
– Kyra Jay, Brand and Social Manager
Brown Girl Jane’s Heal Body Butter
Courtesy of Tyeal Howell
“So since becoming a mom I’m always looking for different products to add into my evening routine to really help me wind down for the night and get the best sleep possible. It’s sometimes so challenging for me to turn my mind off and allow my body to relax and release the day. The past three days, I have added some Brown Girl Jane products into my evening routine and they’ve been a complete game-changer.
“I’ve been using the Brown Girl Jane Heal Body Butter. I have been putting it on my lower back, my neck, shoulders, and my feet, and it has been so relaxing. I honestly almost feel my body relaxing and the effects of the CBD on my sore muscles and my tense areas instantly. I’m obsessed and I will continue to add this as a staple in my evening routine, for sure.”
– Tyeal Howell, Special Projects + Client Services
Brown Girl Jane’s Glow Luminous Facial Serum
Courtesy of Tyeal Howell
“I’ve also added the Brown Girl Jane Glow Facial Serum into my evening skin care routine and I loved it as well. I think I probably used a little too much the first time but the second night that I tried it I used a little bit less and it still felt so good. The combination of both of these products into my evening routine has really allowed me to relax and just take a deep breath and ease into my night.
“I’ve been using both of these products right before reading my book and laying in my bed and they’ve been just really relaxing. I love them both. If you’re looking for some nice CBD products to add to your evening routine, I highly suggest the Brown Girl Jane products. They’ve been a game-changer for me.”
– Tyeal Howell, Special Projects + Client Services
Brown Girl Jane’s Rest Wellness Drops
Brown Girl Jane
“If you’re anything like me, the word ‘rest’ is typically one of those mythical moments you hear about but rarely achieve or witness every single day. There’s life, there’s stress and there’s the Big ‘A’ wearing its scarlet letter loud and proud: anxiety. Between those three culprits, finding organic and consistent rest for me, as of late, has been like a modern game of musical chairs. I’ve tried it all…melatonin, sleep aids and even working out before bed. I might’ve landed on one for a while, but none of it gave me the rest I was looking for nor the aftermath of a truly great night’s sleep (you know the rest I’m talking about – when you wake up refreshed, energized, and barely know what day it is).
“For me, an ally and advocate of cannabis, I was hella intrigued to discover if Brown Girl Jane’s Rest Wellness Drops would end up a nighttime staple or just next to the staples in the bottom of my nightstand drawer. Before I hopped in the shower I took one dropper-full and placed it under my tongue; I let it sit there for 30 seconds before swallowing and proceeding with my normal nighttime routine. Shower, facial, lotion, brush my teeth, and spray my melatonin spray on my pillowcase. By the time I’d crawled into bed, I felt relaxed, at ease, and at peace. My mind wasn’t racing as it normally does before bed, it was rather in a state of subtle euphoria.
“Just to make sure I wasn’t experiencing a fluke, I continued trying the drops for a week and each time, I found myself reaching for the drops as part of my nighttime wellness routine. The beautiful part? I don’t feel addicted to them, I feel aligned with them. I’m so impressed with the experience that I’ve texted just about every friend of mine and raved about finally witnessing the mythical ‘rest’ moment firsthand. ‘Girl, you won’t believe the sleep I had last night.’ Because every woman should experience six things in life: love, great orgasms, God, happiness, luxury, and rest…lots of rest.”
– Ebonee Thompson, Social Media Manager
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