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Splish Naturals is more than just a CBD company. It offers a host of 100% plant-based products that ease aches and pains for athletes, working professionals, individuals recovering from surgery and just about everyone else.
Amid the ongoing opioid crisis, during which over 70,000 people have died due to synthetic opioid overdose in the U.S. in 2021 alone, according to the CDC, there’s never been a more important time to say goodbye to over-the-counter painkillers and hello to all-natural products. And athletes fall into this category as well.
2020 marked the deadliest year yet for overdoses in North America as numbers spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic—and male athletes are four times as likely to “misuse or abuse their prescriptions” for sustained injuries that initiate the use of opioids. Prescription medication mitigates pain very quickly, but it is highly addictive.
“We want to keep people away from that,” says Matt Walsh, founder of Splish Naturals, a wellness company that offers safe pain-reduction alternatives to recovering athletes and individuals. “We incorporate a host of high-quality ingredients that have been researched almost [ad] nauseam through the annals of time.”
Splish Naturals includes therapeutic-grade essential oils that have been used effectively for hundreds of years. “We don’t just simply drop essential oils in because it smells good,” Walsh says. “Yes, essential oils smell good. However, the goal is to create a therapeutic blend of oils that work in cohesion with each other to help reduce pain, inflammation, bruising, swelling and maybe anxiety.”
Walsh’s company also uses food-grade terpenes, which are naturally occurring organic compounds that exist in all plant life, helping to protect from drought, heat, insects, freezing and more. Terpenes have a high degree of health benefits, including pain reduction, inflammation and more.
CBD, which is also proven to reduce pain and inflammation as it interacts with the central nervous system and delivers a longer-lasting relief, ties the products together. It takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to start activating in the body and lasts between 4 to 6 hours. The combined results of the ingredients are not only effective, but safe to use with no measurable amount of THC.
“CBD is an important ingredient, but it’s no more important than any other combination,” Walsh emphasizes. A large number of companies use a full spectrum of CBD, meaning the products contain up to 0.3% of THC, which poses a threat to athletes and working professionals if they were to test positive. To avoid this issue, Splish Naturals products do not contain any measurable amount of THC.
Walsh has more than 17 years experience in the spa, salon and wellness industry and formed Splish Naturals in 2018. He has worked with hundreds of product companies, massage therapists and resorts including the Ritz-Carlton.
Splish Naturals was the sponsor for the U.S. Open Pickleball Championship last April, the exclusive wellness/CBD sponsor for the Atlantic City Open, and also sponsored the GoPro Mountain Games at Vail Resorts and the recent World Rugby Showcase.
“We helped close to 100 players stay in the game that day,” Walsh says of the Rugby event. “Almost every one of them had come through our tent and we’d put our product on. We’re putting products on people to help mitigate their aches and pains in the moment or long-term.”
In all the events Walsh and his team have attended, about 80–85%of people come back and purchase a product from the Splish Naturals Sports Line.
“During the rugby event, I had a young player who barely made it… he was hurting so bad,” Walsh recalls. “And we applied our product on him, and about two hours later I saw the player run to the lunch table. I went up to him and said ‘Hey, how do you feel?’ He literally replied, “Oh my gosh, I completely forgot I was in pain.’”
The Splish community includes an ambassador program of real people who spread awareness about the products. Active individuals and working professionals test drive the products and share their experiences with the team or through social media. Walsh believes in letting people encounter the results for themselves to see that they work, and by attending sports events in person, he has reached a wide audience of individuals spanning generations.
“When people apply our product, they don’t have to worry about any sort of negative addiction,” Walsh explains. “The beauty of our products is a little bit goes a long way.” The Sports Line is 100% plant-based and incorporates ingredients that increase blood circulation, deliver both a warm and cold sensation and provide long-lasting results to help with the healing process.
With CBD on one side and more traditional methods like essential oils on the other, Splish Naturals makes it possible to alleviate pain the natural way, keeping you in the game, on the job and active. Leave behind the prescriptions and and take part in the Splish community instead: The first 10 people to complete a small form will receive a Sport Box with a value of ~$350, plus a discount code.