CBD Product Information & Reviews

What’s New? Bloom Farms!

June 26th, 2020 by Hannah Laing

Bloom Farms

Hannah

By Hannah Laing, Op-ed blogger

Hannah Loves This Topic!

There are only a handful of blogs that I have written, and this one is by far one of my favorites. As a rheumatoid and fibro patient since the age of 16, I continue to experiment and look for new CBD products that can benefit my quality of life! I often say I am a young woman, in an old woman’s body. This is not fun as many of you know! So not only do I find that the products offered by our new vendor are becoming part of my daily pain management regime, I also feel inspired by the company’s principles.   This week I’d like to introduce you to our newest brand, Bloom Farms.

Who’s the newby on the block, Bloom Farms?

Bloom Farms TeamWhen looking to onboard a new vendor we have a process that I have become all too familiar with at this point. Someone calls, I politely listen, I then ask them to send me an email. I look over product info and lab results, then I file that info into a potential vendor file. Later to be looked at for potential products to sample for the store. We talk to a lot of new vendors and not all of them stick out! Many never make it past the informational stage, and even more do not get past our sampling process.

My experience with Bloom Farms was very different than most vendors I speak with. I was immediately impressed by what the company stands for. When it comes to the topic of vape, people are often either very afraid of it or terrifyingly unaware of the potential health risks. With concerns about nicotine, VG, PG, and vitamin E acetate causing life threatening popcorn lung, it was beyond refreshing to hear about Bloom Farms and their commitment to the customer and their health.

What is the mission of Bloom Farms?

Before I delve into the exciting new products that we are going to be adding to our collection, I want to emphasize how cool it has been to work with this company. Bloom Farms advertises  their mission being to “provide millions of people a life full of relaxation, relief, creativity, and fun.” To accomplish this lofty mission they have a few core values published on their Mission page:

  • Give something amazing back
  • Be good to everyone (including yourself)
  • If something isn’t working, change it
  • Own your results, be unstoppable, and create amazing experiences

Green Wellness Life stands behind those values to promote a better quality of life. From our giveaways, to guaranteeing all of our products, to our commitment to finding the best individual solution, we are all about our customers. We are completely committed to our customers health and well being from start to finish! Bloom Farms walks hand in hand with our principles by offering a fresh look as well as quality products that can assist with many issues you may be dealing with including pain, anxiety, relaxation, mood and more!

A 1-for-1 CompanyBloom Farms Organic

Although their commitment to safety offers a much appreciated peace of mind, I found that their commitment to being a 1-for-1 company, to be equally impactful. This is the reason I was so excited to write this blog. In the office it’s my job to unpack, sticker, and put away products in the stock room when delivered. We never onboard a product without trying it first so when we ordered a few samples to try, my heart soared when I saw a little cutout of a hemp leaf with some little black dots embedded in the paper. This funky textured cutout thanked me for my purchase and included some mystery food seeds. I was originally very confused. Why the heck is this CBD company sending me vegetable seeds? On the back of the seed card there was a little blurb about what it means to be a 1-for-1 company. For every purchase of a Bloom Farms product, they donate a healthy meal to a food-insecure individual or family. Hunger is far reaching and in your neighborhood. 1 in 8 people struggle with food insecurity and 1 in 5 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Thanks to customers like us & (hopefully) you, Bloom Farms has already donated over 2 million healthy meals since 2015.

A Fresh Look

CBD Mini Vapor PenHere at GWL, we are packaging junkies. We truly love cool looking labels and packaging and it is pretty hard to ignore how incredibly classy the Bloom Farms packaging is! I know, I know this is definitely not most important but I can say I appreciate the attractive, professional look they bring to CBD products.

Let’s Talk Products!

It’s pretty hard to talk about safety and packaging without going over the new products. We have brought on three of their products.

CBD Vapor BatteryWhat originally attracted us to try these products is that there is no carrier oil. The inclusion of some carrier oils, like VG and PG, brings about some health concerns that as a CBD Vapor Cartridgecompany(along with Bloom Farms), we have made a conscientious effort to stay clear of. These broad spectrum vape products are 60+% cannabinoids like CBD, CBC, CBG, and CBN. You’ll notice that there does not appear to be a lot of liquid in their pens, and that’s accurate, but it’s ALL active ingredient – no filler!  I have been a fan of the Social CBD disposable vapes since I was having a panic attack and Cara stuck a little blue pen in my mouth. My panic attack subsided pretty immediately and I became a believer. Although a fan, I only used that isolate CBD pen when struggling with situational anxiety. Switching from a CBD isolate vape to a broad spectrum uncut vape was night and day–I use this pen entirely differently.

Instead of grabbing my vape when I can’t control my breathing, I grab my vape when I’m nauseous, when my body aches, when I get those dreaded pins and needles (thanks Fibro), and when I find myself getting worked up/anxious. There are four flavor options including natural, blackberry, sequoia mint, and stone fruit. So not only do they look amazing, they taste amazing too.  You’ll get up to 300 puffs from your pen or cartridge, depending on the length of your draw. It is hard not to love these delicious and cute vapor cartridges and pens. Stone Fruit

A Safe Company

The new vapor products look cute and taste great, but are they safe? From soil to oil, Bloom Farms works to create safe products. All of their hemp comes from responsible California farmers and each yield is meticulously lab tested for cannabinoid ratios, pesticides, fungi, and any other undesirables. Each oil is extracted without the presence of petroleum-based solvents and they only use FDA-grade BPA-free cartridges. As with everything, we advise moderation.  It is important to note that quality vaping products, that isn’t a green light to vape all day every day. Nonetheless, as someone who casually vapes I have peace of mind when I grab my Bloom Farms pen.

Final Thoughts!

After learning a bit about who Bloom Farms is and what products we brought on, hopefully you have an idea how this newest vendor addition could fit into your life. Give them a try and let us know what you think! We would love to include some of your feedback in future blogs and can always be reached at support@greenwellnesslife.com or call us at 888-772-7875 Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm EST and 9am to 12pm EST on Saturdays.


What’s New? Papa And Barkley!

May 13th, 2020 by Cara Oorbeck

Papa And Barkley

Cara OorbeckBy Cara Oorbeck, Operations Guru @GWL

We are incredibly excited to launch a new product line in our store! Papa & Barkley is an awesome brand that we have been trying out as a team. We loved it so much we decided to make it available to our customers. So why am excited about it?

Who Is Papa & Barkley?

Many of our customers know that at Green Wellness Life we love our pets. It is safe to say we are super passionate about our furry family members. So as we started to research the Papa & Barkley brand we, fell in love with their story…especially me! I have a little bit in common with Papa & Barkley! Papa & Barkley started Dadin a crock pot with an attempt to make a CBD balm that could help Adam’s (inventor & owner) father and his pit bull Barkley’s pain. Both of these are near and dear to my heart as I own a rescue pit-bull(pictured to the right)and my father lives with me part time! That’s all I needed to know to already love them, but, okay we’ll try the products.

Rizzo

Like me, others in the office began to fall in love with the Papa & Barkley brand (Brandy, Hannah & David) not just because of their love for animals and family, but also because they are committed to creating and providing products that are in the “cleanest form” possible. Their US farmers are committed to organic growing practices and quality hemp in order to create amazing products. Boy can you see the quality when using their products for your health! I have been taking the tinctures for both my pets and myself for a month and I love them. So do my precious pups!!!

Papa & Barkley Extraction Process

Papa and Barkley believe in pure products, so you can bet that they do not use solvents or harsh chemicals in their manufacturing. Instead they use both of the methods listed and explained below. So when you are taking a Papa & Barkley product you can be assured that you are taking the best!

Not only are they serious about clean hemp, but they are also serious about testing throughout the manufacturing process in order to make sure all of the hemp they use to manufacture their products is also free of pesticides and heavy metals. They also independently lab test their products and provide Certificates of Analysis for every batch of hemp which means all of their products are quality products that you can rest assured are safe for your family… both human and fur babies!

Now About the Products!

CBD Repair & Releaf Cream:

CBD Repair Cream
Brandy loves this stuff….so much so that I was not given the option to weigh in! She wouldn’t share her sample, saying “I love it and we are going to sell it!” Since she decided to sell it, I have used it and I love it as well–she was right (and she loves it when I say that)!!! The Papa and Barkley CBD Repair Cream is formulated for the face and neck and is a whopping 450 mg of CBD per 1 fl oz. The formula is great for skin conditions like acne, exczema, rosacea and anti-aging. It can help with inflammation, redness and dryness. Made with fresh-pressed Hemp Rosin, Squalane, and Jojoba combined with aromatic terpenes, this botanical cream is ideal for topical repair and hydration. It’s airy, light, and spreads smoothly on skin to keep your face feeling flawless. In my humble opinion it has a small downside. When you first apply it has a small earthy/hempy smell. However, once it is applied it soaks in very quickly and the scent does not linger. This was something I was able to overlook due to the other amazing qualities of the product!

Releaf CBD Balm (in two different size variations):

Releaf CBD Balm 600mg

We try a lot of topicals and when we say a lot, we mean A LOT! So to get us to carry another topical is a feat. We are picky about texture and efficacy. The consistency of this balm is a nice creamy texture that absorbs quickly. The balm features a natural blend of beeswax, and several healing essential oils. It is thoughtfully-made with coconut oil and nourishing organic essential oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender which provide a soothing scent. This balm is activated with a warmth in the tissue, followed by a cooling sensation that alleviates discomfort and keeps you feeling good for several hours. You can soothe your muscles and joints with the Papa & Barkley Releaf CBD Balm and we love it! It’s a nice, thick salve that will penetrate deep into the muscles and joints. It comes in both a 15 ml and 50 ml jar with either 180 mg or 600 mg. A little will go a long way, check it out!

Releaf Drops:

The Papa & Barkley Releaf CBD Drops are made using whole plant infusion process,Releaf CBD Drops which allows your body to metabolize the cannabinoids faster. I started using these for myself and my fur babies last month. Although I am not a ginger fan I appreciate the flavor. I also immediately found the efficacy of the drops to be spot on for some of my minor daily pain issues. As an avid skier & snowboarder I have beat up my knees and body as well as I have some old injuries that often flare. These Releaf CBD Drops come with a measured dropper for precise servings, making it easy to find your individually preferred potency, and I have found them to be very effective for my aches and pains. Plus, it’s formulated from the whole plant without chemicals or solvents, resulting in a rich natural flavor. I am enjoying them and appreciate delicious lemongrass ginger flavor. These are quickly becoming one of my new go to products.

You Get To Be Excited, Too! Get A Free Gift With Purchase!

Because we are so excited about our new partnership and all the new products we love, we thought we would share some of our excitement with our customers! Any order over $100.00 will receive all 3 free sample products (while supplies last).

Can we ask a favor? The amazing thing about Papa & Barkley is that they have many amazing products that we could potentially carry and we may need help deciding what to onboard. We love your feedback, so please let us know what you think of the samples!  We hope you love them!


Highlight Reel: Discovering New Products

April 15th, 2020 by Hannah Laing

Discovering New Products
HannahBy: Hannah Laing, Op-ed Blogger

What’s New?

As a company, Green Wellness Life made a commitment to our customers to not sell anything that we haven’t tried ourselves and/or shared with our families. That means that we are always trying new products and forcing those around us to do the same. Very few new products pass the test, but the ones that do, pass with flying colors. We have brought on some new products that I’m really excited about and would love to share with you.

Charlotte’s Web CBD Gummies

Charlotte’s Web CBD GummiesWhen it comes to Full Spectrum CBD products, taste is not usually a strong suit. There is only so much someone can do to enhance the flavor of an oil that tastes like grass and dirt, but Charlotte’s Web really stepped up their game. These are some of my favorite gummies out of the plethora of gummies we have tried in the last year (I wish I was exaggerating, but it really has been a lot of gummies). Although there are only 10 mgs of CBD per serving (2 gummies) this fun delivery mechanism makes taking your CBD a treat and not a chore. This can be a great option for younger individuals who maybe can’t tolerate the taste of a tincture or swallow pills. Charlotte’s Web has made 3 different flavor options that are designed to help find specific benefits: Calm, Recovery, and Sleep. The gummies are flavored with natural juices from fruits and vegetables and use herbs specifically designed for each desired benefit. The Calm gummies are lemon lime flavored, the Recovery gummies are ginger flavored, and the Sleep gummies are raspberry flavored. I personally really like the sleep gummies, which have a little bit of melatonin to fall asleep and then the full spectrum cannabinoids(CBD) to aid in the length and depth of sleep, making it a great choice! Read the rest of this entry »


Don’t let the Mid-Winter Blues Keep You Down

February 26th, 2020 by Hannah Laing

Mid-Winter Blues

Hannah & QuintonBy Op-Ed Blogger Quinton Charles & Hannah Laing

Getting through the last of the winter blues!

With spring around the corner, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is excited. Camping, trips to the beach, walks outside, and the countless other outdoor activities that become an option when the snow melts and temperatures heat up. Even if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that snow never falls, the days still get longer (and warmer).

It’s been several months of winter now, and there is only one month remaining: March. For most, it will be a normal month, filled with longer days and better spirits than those of the previous three months. That being said, we all may need some tips on how to last this final month.

Are You S.A.D?

What is that? S.A.D…Seasonal Affective Disorder is a seasonal disorder that affects nearly 11 million Americans yearly. While most people are sluggish, tired, and a bit melancholy during the winter months, someone with S.A.D. would find it difficult to even get out of bed. Think of the winter blues carried to an extreme. That’s what S.A.D. is.
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THC Free

February 19th, 2020 by Hannah Laing

THC Free

Quintonby Quinton Charles, Op-ed blogger

What is it?

Here at Green Wellness Life, our focus is on hemp-based CBD products. CBD isn’t the same as THC, right? So why is it relevant? Great question – let’s talk about it.

First, it needs to be understood that most CBD products (unless they specify that they are THC-free) contain some trace amounts of THC. We’ll discuss that, along with what types of zero-THC products are available and how they come to be.  We’ll also cover why anyone would go out of their way to look for zero-THC products, and which ones we carry. Ready to go?

What is THC? What’s it have to do with CBD?

THC is an abbreviation of the name of a chemical compound: tetrahydrocannabinol. It is one of the 100+ compounds found in the cannabis plant (especially within the flowers) in varying degrees of potency. Often found in high-concentrations within marijuana plants and products, THC is the chemical responsible for the “high” that is associated with cannabis smoking.
cbd-isolate
So what is it doing in CBD products? As a part of the cannabis plant, THC naturally occurs in certain amounts alongside CBD. The two compounds actually have an inverse relationship.  As the level of CBD in a plant increases, the amount of THC decreases. There are certain strains of marijuana that have very low THC levels due to their high concentration of CBD. Pretty cool, right? Read the rest of this entry »


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