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New CBD Summer Skin And Hair Care

July 8th, 2021 by Cara Oorbeck

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CBD Summer Skin and Hair Care

I am born and raised in Michigan and being a “Michigander” has put me in an interesting category of humans on this earth.  I drive too fast in a snow storm.  I do use my hand as a map to show others where I live.  I like my swimming water unsalted.  I drink Vernors and “pop” instead of soda, and when the sun shines I am outside without a second thought about the effects of it on my skin or hair!  Sunshine is amazing and on average we get 170 days of sunshine a year in Michigan.  That means more than half of our days in the year are gray and overcast, so you can imagine that we get carried away with the sun sometimes and regret it later.  But don’t worry,  I have tried many things in our store that can really benefit skin and haircare during sunny months.  Here are a few of my favorites.

My Favorite CBD Products For Dry & Brittle Hair

Wellphoria Hemp Infused Hair Bundle
Something about sun and water can really wreak havoc on your hair and scalp.  I have naturally curly hair and my hair and scalp are normally quite dry. When you add sun and swimming to this mix you have the workings of a “rat nest/or birds nest” on my head (as my mother used to say).  Luckily I have a day saver with our new hair care line Wellphoria.  With three great products made from hemp seed oil (which provides nutrient rich in Omega 3’s and Omega 6) including hemp seed oil shampoo, hair and scalp oil and nourishing intensive treatment masque.  I especially love the scalp oil for my dryness and scalp irritation along with the treatment hair masque.  After using the masque my hair feels so soft and amazing and it has a great shine. I also love that these products because they are  free from sulfates, parabens, gluten and artificial dyes. They are not tested on animals so I also feel good about buying this product!

My Favorite CBD Products For Getting Too Much Sun

Two weeks ago my 15 year old, Olivia, went to the beach with friends.  Like most of us have experienced one time or another in our life, my daughter got sunburned!  No I mean REALLY sunburned. She fell asleep in the sand and had not applied sunblock to her (very fair) skim. What, why you ask? Maybe we write another blog on why teenagers do some things, but my short answer is… because she is 15.

She called me on her way home from the beach in pain.  You know it’s bad when the teenager calls mom for help! Olivia’s skin is normally pure alabaster but on this day and the days following she looked like she was a lobster.  As her mom, I got right to work.  Because of the pain and inflammation I decided to try giving her an internal product as well as applying topicals.  Here was what I did and the aftermath!  This of course is not scientific research but instead my experience. My routine…

 

  1. I started with Medterra Full Spectrum 25 mg CBD Gummy: I wasn’t sure this would aid  with the burn but hoped it might help with some of her pain and inflammation.   I immediately gave her 1 gummy.
  2. I then applied Endoca 750 mg salve.  This salve is pretty hard at first so I put it in my freshly washed and disinfected hands and rubbed between my palms to get it to melt.  It was a little hard to apply to a painfully burnt back, so I alternated with the Hemplucid CBD/CBDA Lotion.  It was a bit easier to apply but more costly.
  3. Lastly I applied Aloe Gel that I keep in the refrigerator, right over the top of the lotion or salve that was applied.

This combination did seem to reduce her pain and help her sleep.  I did have to wake up and apply the same topical regiment every 3 to 4 hours as her burns would start to hurt again.  We did this for three days giving her 1 gummy daily.  After three days I thought maybe she could go back to her isolate sleep gummy.  Boy was I wrong, My daughter woke up in the middle of the night and her back looked considerably more red than when she fell asleep.  She also said the pain felt like it did the first day.  We gave her another full spectrum Medterra gummy at that point and within an hour she was feeling a bit better.  I was a little surprised by this.

We continued this regiment for about 1 week as we watched the burn fade into a tan.  She did eventually peel and there was some blistering but I was thrilled by how much we saw the topicals and internal CBD help with the process.

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My Favorite Products For Dead, Dry, & Flaky Skin

Along with summer comes a need for added moisture.  I have a couple of different products I use for my daily skin routines.  When it comes to my face, I alternate between a couple of products.  I do struggle with acne in my T zone (chin, nose and forehead) so when it is humid I tend to get some acne outbreaks.  For this I utilize our Clearskin Lineup from CBDMD. It does not dry my skin out but clears my acne, leaving my skin clear and moisturized.  It is a stronger line, though, and I cannot use it all the time.  When my skin is clear I use the Papa and Barkley Releaf Repair Cream.  It is great for everyday use.  I am 48 years old and I still get regular compliments on my skin!

The other product I use daily on my skin is our Endoca Raw Hemp Seed Oil.  I apply this to my  skin daily after a shower and to my feet at bedtime.  It is an incredible moisturizer and it has only one ingredient. I am allergic to a lot of things so having limited ingredients in a skin care line is important to me. No one likes breaking out in hives!

There is one product we carry that does not have any hemp, in it but it is worth mentioning when talking skin care.  It also has limited ingredients and has become one of my new favorites.  The Great Lakes Bee Company Brown Sugar Scrub is awesome.  I use it once a week for exfoliating and moisturizing and again my skin does not break out and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Our Made in Michigan products are really quality products with amazing ingredients. This one is no exception!

My Favorite Product For Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs (yuck)

Summer Time Bundle

Mosquitoes and bugs are definitely a part of our summer days.  Recently GWL brought on a new company with natural products for your skin and body.  They do not have CBD in them but they are amazing for bug repellent and bug aftercare.  We love them and we think you will too. We are offering a  bundle discount when you the insect repellent, aftercare essential oil roll on and our soothing Endoca salve together.  All three products have limited ingredients, repel and treat bug bites and are a healthy alternative to strong chemical products.  We’ve also got a great pocket sized salve from Entourage that can offer some soothing relief on the go as well!

We have many more products that are beneficial for skin and hair in the summer and we are always happy to share our experiences with you.  The other great thing about our products is that we guarantee everything so if it doesn’t work for you, just return for an exchange or refund. You really cannot go wrong. Now get out there and enjoy these summer days!


Made In Michigan

April 26th, 2021 by Cara Oorbeck

At Green Wellness Life we are proud to be “Michiganders!” We love our state and the many benefits found in nature here. GWL is a business born in the Mitten and committed to health products that benefit our everyday lives. That is why we decided to launch a Made in Michigan line. Michigan has some incredible products like honey and berries and we wanted our customers to experience some of the benefits we do!

The Little Flower Soap Co.

The Little Flower Soap Co. is a small Michigan based business that was founded by a husband and wife team who have a passion for natural health care using herbs, vitamins, natural ingredients. They believe in only using quality ingredients and a commitment to all natural healing recipes. All of The Little Flower Soap Co. products are cold pressed for best quality and prepared in small batches to preserve the quality of the ingredients. The company uses only the best certified aromatherapy grade essential oils, organic almond oil, organic botanicals and organic minerals, naturally derived, to create a product you can feel good about using and sharing with your family and loved ones! Take a look at what we love!

Handmade Soaps by The Little Flower Soap Co. are all natural handmade soaps that smell amazing and feel wonderful on your skin. Each soap includes coconut oil, olive oil and tallow and offers a moisturizing lather. Gentle enough to use everyday for all skin types, because they are made all natural ingredients, making them great choice for people with allergies or sensitive skin.

We’re offering four fantastic flavors:

  • Lavender Lemongrass – Relaxing Everyday
  • Orange Clove – Everyday and Holidays (Cara’s Favorite!)
  • Hibiscus Rose Geranium – Balance, Calm & Clarity
  • Tea Tree Lime Almond – Enlivening & Antibacterial

Essential Oil Roll-On Blends

Sometimes, life gets a bit chaotic and we need a mood change! Essential oils are easy to use, you just remove the top, roll on the oil wherever desired, and let the scent of the blend bring you peace, renew yourself, find relief, or get cozy! You can roll a small amount onto wrists and rub together, then dab onto neck or on your temples. Inhale deeply and feel better! Each .35 oz/10.235 ml amber glass bottle is beautifully packaged, so it is great for you to use or to be given as a gift.

  • Peace: Lavender & Bergamot
  • Renew: Eucalyptus & Peppermint
  • Relief: Itch & Bug Bite After Care
  • Cozy: Orange & Clove

Essential Oil Natural Bug Spray Or Room Sprays

The bug spray/insect repellent is safe for your entire family, including your pets, and it even smells great, so great you could wear it as a cologne! Hannah for the last month has come into the office and sprayed a little bug spray on herself in leu of her traditional perfume. Did I mention it really works, too? We know, way too well, all about mosquitoes and bugs here in West Michigan! Sometimes it feels like a natural disaster entering the woods on a warm Michigan day during bug feeding season (i.e. summer). Whether it be the great outdoors or just the outdoors, bugs can be annoying and cause irritation that can last for days, but no one wants bugs to bring down their summer fun. Bring this out at a gathering or cookout and everyone will be asking where you bought it!

Essential Oil Room Spray

We know ALL about stinky feet, smelly bathrooms, laundry and all the other areas in our house that need a little sprucing up. Don’t worry – we have what you need. Just spray in those not so lovely areas and everyone will be asking where you bought it! Each 4 oz amber glass bottle of Essential Oil Room Spray in either Lemon Rosewood or Wellness Blend is beautifully packaged with a spray lid to make it easy and convenient to use wherever you need something to smell a bit better or give them as gifts you can’t go wrong.

Beard Oil & Beard Balm

If you have a beard (or know and love someone with a beard!) they will love the scent and this moisturizing beard oil and beard balm. The beard balm is super conditioning for both the beard and the often neglected skin under it! The combination of Cedarwood, Patchouli and Juniper essential oils not only conditions and prepares the skin and beard to look great, but it also smells fantastic as well.  Combine this with the Little Flower beard Oil for styling and is offered in two scent options Wild Orange & Vanilla Musk. The combination of the beard balm and the beard oil not only conditions and moisturizes but it also prepares the skin and beard to look great while smelling amazing as well.

Great Lakes Bee Company

There is plenty of cheap honey on the market, but Great Lakes Bee Co. is not one of them. They work with a local West Michigan Farmer “Hasselman Farms.” The farm sources flower like Dutch clover, basswood trees and alfalfa along with a mix of wild flowers, making their honey light colored and mild flavored.  Known in West Michigan as one of the best honeys made in Michigan, it is truly delightful. Don’t forget honey is good for you too! Packed full of antioxidants and linked to an incredible amount of health benefits. You can use it as a substitute for sugar and enjoy in moderation! Hasselman’s honey is one of the few producers that have a zero bacteria count. They even use all honey spills and drips, so nothing goes to waste. Though don’t worry, they don’t end up in your bottle, at Hasselman’s those drips are fed back to the bees.

Creamed Honey

8 oz jar of Raw Creamed Honey from The Great Lakes Bee Co. is just plain yummy! If you have never tried creamed honey, this is a treat! It tastes wonderful and spreads easily on toast, bread, or anything your heart desires. Don’t feel like spreading it on something? It is also wonderful to eat on its own! You can add it to any recipe, or add a tablespoon to your tea or coffee.

Natural Raw Honey

Made with care by some amazing bee’s right here in Green Wellnesses’ home town Grand Rapids this 8 oz glass bottle not only tastes wonderful, but it also has incredible health benefits. It can easily be added to any recipe, spreads easily on toast, bread, or anything else your heart desires. Don’t feel like spreading it on something?  It is also pretty tasty right on a spoon!  You can always add a tablespoon to your tea or coffee as well.

Natural Raw Infused Honey

Wait, this is not just natural raw honey but it has also been infused with your choice of cinnamon, blueberry or chocolate. Each delicious jar has a unique flavor that compliments the natural taste of the raw honey without overpowering it. Available in a 3 oz bottle and can be used for salad dressings, marinades, mix into yogurt, marinating chicken breasts, or in a cup of tea or coffee. Whether enjoyed alone or with something else, they are super yummy!

Natures Belle

Nature’s Belle Elderberry Syrup Kit

Elderberry Syrup is an obvious choice as elderberries are one of these organic natural fruits that we grow here. The Elderberry Syrup Kit made by Nature’s Belle is all natural and made with the highest quality organic ingredients in an easy to use pouch. The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can aid in boosting your immune system, taming inflammation, minimizing stress, and help protect your heart, too. Elderberries have also been recommended by experts in preventing and easing cold and flu symptoms.

We are loving our new Michigan made products and we hope you will too. Try something new and benefit your health all at the same time with some of our new favorites. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call at 1-888-772-7875 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST). You can also fill out our online contact form or hit the “live chat” button to reach out to us at any time.

 


Traveling with CBD & Hemp

March 24th, 2021 by Cara Oorbeck

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Traveling With CBD And Hemp

Traveling with CBD & Hemp can be nerve racking. Knowing the TSA Guidelines and your rights can help put your mind at ease.  As we are heading into the spring break season and with spring travel plans approaching quickly we often get asked “Can I travel with my CBD?”  I don’t know about you but I love vacation time.  If you are anything like me me part of the excitement is getting ready for the trip leading up to the day I leave.  Often the week before my vacation you can catch me picking up odds and ends(often in travel sizes), getting my nails or hair done, pulling out the luggage and googling the weather where I am going and airline details regarding luggage specification and check in requirements.  A   The quick answer to this is yes, you absolutely can travel safely with CBD.

How can I travel Safely With CBD?

You have to be asking yourself, when I am traveling with CBD and Hemp in my bag am I at risk? It is important to protect yourself. If the product you’re carrying with you contains less than 0.3% THC and contains CBD derived from hemp plants, then it is perfectly legal to carry it in any state.” It is important to make sure that you have documentation on you when traveling that verifies your CBD is from a hemp plant, rather than marijuana, and has less than .3% THC.  We always recommend that you are able to access lab test results for any products taken. In most cases, you can now find those in a QR code right on the bottle. If not, they can be found on the manufacturer’s websites or by contacting the company that you purchased them from. At Green Wellness Life, we have all of our product lab test results available on our website on each product page under the orange tab labeled lab results.

Are There Regulations On Traveling With CBD?

There are regulations outlined on travel by the TSA as per the TSA’s website that are very clear.  If you have concern you can always print the TSA guidelines right off their website.  See guidelines Copied Below

 “Possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including marijuana-based cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products. Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD are approved by the TSA and are fully federally legal as long as they were produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018. TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.”

Let’s Unpack That.

That’s a lot of info to take in. Let’s look at it closely. The statement, “violations of law, including possession of marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products,” refers to those marijuana-based CBD products I mentioned in my last blog with too high a THC content. The TSA website later mentions “ legal… within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.” What this is saying is that CBD that is in-line with the Federal 2018 Farm Bill is fully legal to travel with. Also, keep in mind that TSA, while not searching for CBD or marijuana, will inspect and possibly alert law enforcement if they find anything derived from cannabis and deem it an illegal substance.

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What Can I Travel With?

Anything that is FDA approved and is hemp derived (at the time of this writing – this is exactly one product – the pharmaceutical Epidiolex, an anti-seizure drug) is safe to travel with. However, since most CBD products are not FDA regulated, they do not fall into this category. So what about those products that do not fall into the category of FDA regulated? It is best to travel with the product labels and details so that you can prove their CBD and THC content. Here is a copy from the TSA website regarding their policy.  This document along with the product labels and/or lab results should clarify what you are carrying and that it is a legal product.

TSA new regulation

My Advice:

If you’re traveling with CBD this Spring Break, make sure that it’s clearly labeled and that you have the test detail to back it up.  While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll have any issues, knowing the law and having documentation is always a best practice. Like your mom always says – better safe than sorry!


GWL Staff Favorite Isolate Products

February 25th, 2021 by Cara Oorbeck

Green Wellness Life Isolate Product Staff Favorite

At Green Wellness Life, we are whole plant advocates.  So if you come in looking for condition specific help, pain relief, inflammation reduction or many other needs we will more than likely direct you to our full spectrum products (includes the whole plant with all the cannabinoids from the hemp plant including trace amounts of .03%THC).  However, our staff also recognizes that broad spectrum and isolate products can be incredibly beneficial for some specific things as well as both are processed to remove the trace amounts  of THC.

Here are the differences:

  • Isolate: the only cannabinoid left in the product is CBD.
  • Broad Spectrum: some of the cannabinoids in the product are removed, including the trace amounts of THC, while some of the other cannabinoids like CBG or CBN are left.

So with that being said, we want to talk about some of our Staff’s favorite isolate products and why we love them!

Cara OorbeckCara Oorbeck—Operations Guru @ GWL

The dog you see in the picture to the right is my sweet rescue, Rizzo (Named after the baseball player for the cubs, thank you to my husband who is a fan!). We love our little buddy but he is a ball of anxious energy and it only gets worse when he is stressed. This happens with visitors, animals or humans walking by, loud noises including if we raise our voice for any reason, and even when there is anything stressful on the T.V. or radio.

MedTerra Calming CBD Chews Salmon FlavorThat is where the Medterra CBD Calming Soft Chews come in! We have seen a significant reduction in anxiety and stress by giving Rizzo the Medterra soft chews daily. The soft chew is 10 mg, and we recommend 1-2mg per 10lbs of body weight for an animal, so we started by splitting it in half and giving it to him daily. After a week we found we needed to increase him to 1 chew daily. He is about 40 pounds. He loves the bacon flavor and the added ingredients of valerian root, chamomile and L-tryptophan also benefit him when dealing with his anxiety. I also give him half a chew before we have company or before he goes to the groomer. I really do love this product and so does Rizzo. We have really seen a marked improvement with his anxiety. I also love the price point $29.99 for 300 mg. You really cannot beat it!

Hannah Laing—Operations & Media Management @ GWL

I have been a long standing Endoca fan, some may even go so far to say cheerleader. I have found that 50mgs of either the Endoca Raw tincture or capsules has made a significant difference in my pain management routine. That doesn’t mean that Endoca checks all of my boxes for benefits from CBD. With all of the anxiety and stress that has accompanied everyday life, I have recently found that I like to add an isolate into my routine, along with my daily full spectrum. By adding an isolate along with my Endoca, I am noticing better relief for some of the anxiety that has come with life this last year. 

Through trial and error, I have enjoyed taking an isolate gummy and the gummy verses the softgel or tincture has inspired me to take it daily. I found my perfect match in the MedTerra Immune Boost 25Medterra Cañamo CBD Gomitas mg CBD gummies. Having a compromised immune system, knowing there is vitamin C, elderberry, and zinc in my delicious berry flavored gummy, gives me great piece of mind and helps me feel a bit less crazy. With the current global health crisis, it is important to take care of yourself and protect yourself in as many ways as possible. 

If an added immune boost isn’t your jam, there are also Keep Calm, Stay Alert, and Sleep gummies that I have also found to be helpful. I usually have both a bag of the Immune Boost and Stay Alert in my desk at the office because sometimes I’m just too tired to care about anything other than that energy boost. I’m also on a budget as a young person attending college so I was more than happy when I saw that my favorite gummies cost $39.99. Either way, these yummy gummies are an affordable and fun way to take your daily CBD. 

 

QuintonQuinton Charles— Op-Ed Blogger

As gyms start to reopen, a lot of us are dealing with soreness following a great workout (as we attempt to get rid of those quarantine pounds!). Even if you don’t hit the gym regularly, you may still feel sore; whether that soreness is the result of physical exertion or is a chronic issue, I might have something to help. 

Each of us was asked to review one 0 THC product so I chose an isolate product I already enjoy. So what is an isolate? Simply put, it is a hemp-derived product that only contains the CBD of the hemp, and nothing else. This means that it is great for those looking to use CBD while wishing to avoid any trace amounts of THC that may be in a full-spectrum product or any of the other Cannabinoids. 

I really enjoy the Social CBD Muscle Balm Stick. This muscle rub from Social CBD (hence why I mentioned the soreness)works very well for me. The soreness the day after the gym? Taken care of,Muscle Balm Stick with only a few rubs a day (and with a nice lavender scent, too). I definitely putting this topical on my shelf as a regular. There are no downsides to the muscle rub, either. Normally, I find at least one thing wrong with every product that I review. Not this one. The texture of the balm is good, not too sticky (when applied properly and rubbed in), the scent is pleasant and not overpowering, and the relief I receive from daily use is surprising, when considering it is not a full spectrum product. It is also 400 mg and can be purchased for a reasonable price $34.99. I highly recommend the Muscle Balm to anyone who is dealing with daily muscle pain and sports recovery.

 

David Kranker HeadshotDavid Kranker— Op-Ed Blogger-GWL SEO & Marketing 

I had the pleasure of being able to try and review the Method Organics CBD Beverage Drops. The drops contain isolate CBD with an emulsifier that allows them to be mixed into any beverage. This product fit my lifestyle perfectly, because I start every morning with a smoothie (orange juice, banana, pineapple, and spinach). I was able to add the drops to my smoothie every morning to start the day with a boost of CBD. I added a full dropper each morning which is about 33mg of CBD.

CBD is known for having a strong, earthy flavor. However, I found that adding CBD Beverage Dropsthe beverage drops to my smoothie really didn’t change the flavor of the smoothie. If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly like the taste of CBD oil, these drops may be a really good option for you. I got to really test the power of the drops last week. We had an issue with the website that was really stressing me out. I added the beverage drops to a glass of apple cider and drank the glass to see how well the drops would help me cope with the stress and anxiety I was experiencing. I found they did do a good job of providing the sense of calm I needed. I was able to clear my head and we did end up getting the website issue resolved.
The beverage drops have a rapid onset, so they get to work fast, and we do consider them a booster product. The effects will typically fade faster than a typical oil-based tincture would. The drops are really best for when you need a boost of CBD. Ultimately, I really enjoyed the beverage drops and I would definitely recommend them. If you have a beverage routine like me, you’ll be able to easily work these drops into your routine. They’re also great to have around when you want a fast boost of CBD.

Brandelle Palmer, Founder and Owner of GWL

I know we say it regularly, but here at GWL we really do try ALOT of CBD. Gummies, Inhalers, Lotions, Chocolate – even a bracelet once. You name it, we’ve tried it. Through all of these trials and adventures, Social CBD is a brand that I find myself coming back to time and time again. This is a review on isolate and broad spectrum based products and those are the only types of products that Social CBD line.  Clearing out those other ingredients seems to make an easier path for mood stabilization. That’s the benefit that I’m generally looking for from CBD. While I do have the general aches and pains that come with being a 42 year old human (How is it that I hurt my neck sleeping? Seriously – just sleeping causes injury these days?) ISocial (Antes Select!) Capsulas de Gel CBD Potenciador don’t live with chronic pain. Thank goodness for that. I do struggle with a balanced mood and energy level. Michigan winters don’t help the situation, so I find myself turning to the Social CBD Boost. It’s a 33.3mg strength softgel. Again, it’s an isolate – 0 THC. Social makes a Rest, Recover, and a Boost blend. Boost contains yerba mate and moringa in addition to that CBD. If you’re not familiar with those “bonus herbs,” yerba mate is a naturally caffeinated leaf from a holly tree native to the rainforest. It’s most often consumed as a tea. https://guayaki.com/why-yerba-mate/

The moringa tree is native to North India and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Magnesium. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera#

The combination of these two is intended to provide some energy for the day along with those neutralizing benefits that we love from CBD. 

But does it work? For me, it does. I take my CBD mid-morning. I don’t take anything on an empty stomach because I’ve got a notoriously weak digestive system, so I want to make sure I’ve had breakfast. I’m also done with my allotted 2 cups of coffee by then. Within about an hour, I do feel a burst of energy. It’s not always noticeable on a daily basis, but when I stop the Boost to try something new and different, I notice when I come back to it. My husband, who struggles with both mood and inflammation, takes this as well – he marries it with a Full Spectrum Softgel from Entourage. It’s a higher serving of daily CBD than some of us need, but it’s his best fit. Let us know how we can help you find your own best fit – we’re here to help!

 


Tried and True: Celebrating National CBD Day

August 6th, 2020 by Cara Oorbeck

Cara blog faceby Cara Oorbeck, Green Well Operations Guru

Those who know me well I would say I am a celebrator of people and events. In fact, my people (family and close friends) know that on their special days, they will be celebrated. We actually go around the room and everyone has to say one thing they love about the person. On Thanksgiving we go around the table and each person says one thing they are truly grateful for at the time. During Christmas and the New Year we reflectively celebrate and acknowledge the goodness in each of our lives! The list of times we celebrate by reflecting as a family is long and celebration is a common occurrence in our house. My children habitually roll their eyes when I ask for cooperation and input during these “reflective celebrations”. This however, does not bother me because I believe it is important to speak out loud what we are celebrating and why! So when preparing for National CBD day, it was only natural for me to write a blog celebrating CBD and our “tried and true” products!

You can go ahead and roll your eyes in solidarity with my kids if you like, but I am going to reflectively celebrate some of our favorite CBD products. There is also a discount at the end of this thoughtful tunnel. That way you, too, can celebrate with your tried and true favorites or try one of ours. So let’s start the list!

Our Tried and True Favorite CBD Products

Endoca Hemp SalveEndoca 750 mg Salve:

If I had to pick one product that I love more than any other that we carry, it would be hard, but this would be at the top of my list. I know the rest of the staff feels this way as well. I use this salve for everything. Stiff neck pain – check, psoriasis on my knees and elbows – check, burn from the oven on my hand – check, poison ivy rash – check, blisters, cuts, eczema and even hotspots for my pup – check,check,and check! Our house is borderline obsessed with this salve. It is one of our strongest salves, packing 750 mg of full spectrum CBD into a 1 oz jar. It has limited ingredients and has worked wonders for me, so my sensitive skin does not break out in a rash while using. If you have not tried it yet, you should. I love this stuff!

Endoca Raw Hemp Oil DropsEndoca Raw 300 or 1500 mg Tincture:

AT GWL, we love the Endoca line and we cannot celebrate our tried and trues without celebrating the Endoca Raw (Full Spectrum)Tincture. Our staff member Hannah swears by this product (Hannah is a young person who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid and Fibro at 16.  Pain is part of her daily life). We tease her that she has an “old lady body”! She says “of all of the products I have tried there are very few products that give me the freedom to live my life as a young person.” This is Hannah’s all time favorite and a part of her daily pain regiment that assists her with everyday living.

Mary's Nutritionals CBD PatchesMary’s 8-12 hour/10 mg Patch:

Patches are an amazing bonus product.I love Mary’s full spectrum patch when I have a headache or a stiff neck. If my back is sore, this is one of my go to’s. I always have patches on hand at home for those days when I overdid it in the lawn or someone I love needs a little relief. I also love the price point at $10.00 a patch. They are a great, latex-free product to aid your body when you are not feeling at the top of your game, especially when traveling and in a pinch.

WYLD CBD GummiesWyld 25 mg/20 pack gummies:

So what’s not to love about gummies? I love candy, so getting my CBD in a candy like form is yummy. The great thing about this gummy is although it may taste like candy, it is made with natural fruit juices and has no added artificial flavors or colors. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional candy gummies. This broad spectrum gummy tastes delicious, is convenient and works well in aiding our bodies with a variety of different things. I have had my 14 year old on these as an athlete for recovery and inflammation and she never grumbles about taking them. I have also watched customers who have family members who struggle with anxiety, autism, and Asperger’s see benefit from this product. Bonus…picky people will take them because they taste good and are THC free so it really is an all around great product. Also my mother in law who will not take anything “yucky” likes these as well!

Treatibles CBD dog chewsTreatibles Treats:

We cannot celebrate our favorite products without mentioning Treatibles Pet Treats for both small and large dogs. We have carried these products since I started working at GWL and they are a staple in my house with my furry rescued friends. Even Molly (my picky Great Dane) loves the blueberry flavor. She is quite the diva – VERY hard to please. I have also seen a significant difference with my 13 year old schnauzer Lucy’s joint mobility and my small anxiety ridden Rizzo. Treatibles treats are a must have in the Oorbeck household for our pets and although we use a tincture for our daily pets’ CBD needs, we always have Treatibles on hand just in case a little extra is needed.

softgels 25 boxMedterra 25 and 50 mg Capsules:

I do not personally take an isolate product. I have old injuries and rely on broad and full spectrums to aid in my body’s functioning. However this high strength, limited ingredient, 0 THC isolate capsule is a favorite amongst many. If you want to try CBD without anything added this is the product for you. It is also easy to take and has an accessible price point. We have many customers who swear by Medterra and it is definitely a go to product around our office.

Lift CBD Sleep dropsLift 1500 mg Sleep Tincture:

So my blog would not be complete without my husband’s favorite product! Mike has been a Pediatric ICU nurse for close to 30 years. He works 12 hour night shifts and has since I have been married to him. This makes sleep a difficult prospect for him at times and he absolutely swears by this product. He takes 50 mg of this tincture before bed and he sleeps like a baby. I too love this product because when he sleeps, he is not grumpy!  I guess you could say that makes it one of my favorites as well!

It is Your Turn; What Are Your Tried And True Faves?

Well there you have it our Tried and Trues! We LOVE CBD and we are happy to celebrate with you on National CBD Day. Don’t miss our Celebration Sale. You can celebrate your favorites or try one of ours. Also feel free to share your favorites on any of our social media sites. You never know – if we know what you love, we just may send you something to celebrate you, too!


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