Lifelong athletes Britni Jessup and Tanja Baker founded their Eugene-based company, Hatshe Blends, to promote and to help active people maintain their activities through the topical use of CBD, or cannabidiol, one of the essential extracts from the hemp plant.
From the company’s early days, when Britni and Tanja were experimenting with beeswax, shea butter, olive oil, a basket of hemp trimmings, and a double boiler in the kitchen, their focus and purpose was clear: relief for an athlete’s aches and pains.
Now Hatshe Blends produces three vegan, full-spectrum hemp extracts blended with pure and organic ingredients: Eucalyptus Orange Salve (its flagship product), Tangerine Relief Gel and Sandalwood Healing Cream.
Eucalyptus Orange Salve is great for people on the go. Eucalyptus and orange essential oils complement the hemp extract’s earthy scent, and in its paper-push tube packaging, it’s perfect to carry along on your athletic outing, whether to the gym, on the trail or on the ski slopes.
Tangerine Relief Gel is best for sore muscles and joints, Britni says, thanks to its “cooling menthol, warming capsicum and camphor oil to take the edge off, dull the pain and help us move on.”
Sandalwood Healing Cream is not only great for soothing sunburns, bug bites and scrapes, Britni says, but also it works well on wrinkles, dry skin and redness.
The company name was initially inspired by the Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who was known for her many building projects and her vision for the future. “As female entrepreneurs, we are building something every day, something we can be proud to share,” Britni says.
As lifelong athletes, Britni and Tanja believe in the importance of physical activity as the key to a long and healthy life. This driving belief is behind the company’s donation of 2% of revenues to organizations that promote physical activity among all ages and all phases of life.
“It’s never too early or too late to be better tomorrow,” says Britni about the importance of remaining active.
Ask our Whole Health teammates about Hatshe Blends the next time you’re looking for relief from your aches and pains.