Green Wellness started as a one woman operation and quickly grew, but we are still small when it comes to our staffing. Did you realize that there are only 3 of us on staff that manage product, shipping, marketing, customer service and so much more? As I am sure you are aware, when a business is small they often do a better job of servicing their customers. We are so proud of Green Wellness and the ways in which we provide education, quality products, and customer service. In fact, our customer reviews reflect our excellence. That being said, only being a 3 person operation can also be challenging when there are so many things to get done in a day! I am one of those individuals that makes sure your products are shipped in a timely fashion and that you are satisfied with your experience. My Name is Cara Oorbeck. This week we thought maybe you would like to hear about myself and some of my top picks! So here it goes…
All About Cara
I have always been described as a passionate and energetic woman. I love spending time with my family and close friends. I am passionate about my husband, my kids, and my 7 pets (over half of which are rescues, pictured above). I love spending time at home with the people and fur babies that I love most. I also enjoy painting, reading and gardening in my spare time. Actually, planting flowers and growing plants is one of my favorite things to do in life! Gardening and growing plants in general gives me an incredible sense of peace and joy in life.
My Job With Green Wellness
I started working for GWL after selling my own business of 10 years. I needed a change in my life and I answered a Facebook add for Green Wellness. Needless to say, the interview went well and it was an immediate match! I have now been with GWL for 3.5 years and I love it. I am always continuing to learn about the benefits of hemp and specifically CBD and cannabinoids. I love to see how peoples’ quality of life improves daily by hemp. It is so exciting to watch customers thrive!
After a few years and a lot of CBD gummies eaten, CBD capsules and CBD oils taken, my family has also applied many CBD lotions and salves. Like, all of them. We have also given CBD dog treats and CBD dog products to our slew of animals. My family and I have definitely compiled a list of what we believe are some of the best CBD products on the market. I thought I would share them with our customers, maybe you will love them as much as I do!
My Favorites From Green Wellness
Endoca Salve: If I could only purchase one product from GWL, I think it would be my Endoca CBD Salve. I use this CBD topical salve for everything imaginable. Neck ache, muscle aches, psoriasis on my knees and ankles, rashes, mild burns, bruises, cuts, scarring, poison ivy, bug bites and even my dogs hot spots. This lovely salve is a household favorite at the Oorbeck’s!
I have been an avid skier most of my life. I coached ski racing, instructed ski and snow boarding for 10 years, and spent a lot of time beating up my body on a plethora of hills. Entourage softgels are my go to daily full spectrum soft gel to help me manage the residual pain of playing for so long. I take two (15 mg) soft gels every day before I go to bed. They help me with my aches and pains, as well as my sleep. I have been using this product on and off since I started at GWL and I always go back to Entourage. It is a favorite amongst my family and friends as well.
I do struggle with some PTSD and mood issues. So, on top of my daily full spectrum softgel I also take an isolate gummy for anxiety and stress. I like the Medterra calm gummies and most of the time that is what I use, however if I am having a sleepy day I will take the alert gummy instead. My 16 year old daughter, Olivia, struggles with sleep and recovery from sports and she swears by the Medterra sleep gummies. With 0 THC I don’t even think twice about giving my daughter CBD daily for anxiety and rest. As a family, we really do utilize this entire gummy line.
I love this stuff. It is so good to spread on toast or anything for that matter. It is yummy and good for you as well! Made from bees close to my home town in Michigan it is delicious! Although there is no CBD in this honey, that doesn’t take away from the beauty of adding this guy to your life. You should really give it a try.
My Favorites From Grow Green Wellness
Like I mentioned earlier, I love plants and gardening. My family jokes that we will have no space left in or around our house because I keep bringing home new plants! I just can’t help myself from finding plants who need a little love to grow or new plants I am excited to have So when we started talking about adding a grow/garden business to Green Wellness I was so excited!
When it comes to cloning some of my plants I absolutely always use Clonex Rooting Gel. This rooting hormone gel is a must and one of the leaders in the market for a rooting gel. It remains in contact with the plant stem by coating the stem and providing essential hormones your baby plant needs! This fosters more and healthier
Smart Pots are a fabric pot that I have just discovered but I am quickly switching household and garden pots to them. Smart pot fabric pots come in a variety of different sizes(I like the 3 or 5 gal fabric planter for house plants). What I love most about theses fabric pots is the self pruning that happens when you use them. This means the air reaches the roots and the plant self prunes itself so you do not get plants that are root bound! If you like plants check them out they are cost effective, reusable, and easy to use and move around.
The Dakine 420 nutrient line is an absolute favorite of mine. I use these nutrients for all of my plants, indoor and outdoor. It has even replaced Miracle Grow for me! It is easy, and provides everything your plants need to grow big and strong no matter what you are growing. It is also concentrated so a little goes a long way! You can see some of my results in one of my gardens to the left.
If you are interested in home gardening or indoor gardening this is a indoor garden kit system you will love. It is like a Keurig coffee pod system for plants. Put the unit on you counter or a shelf, put the individual Click and grow pods in the unit, pour the water into the reservoir and plug it in. It is an all in one system with a grow light, water reservoir, timer and even different plant refills. You can get anything from mini indoor vegetable garden, herb gardens and even flowers! These are amazing and your sure love it.
Now You Know Cara
Now that you know a little bit more about me and a little bit more about the products I use, you can gain insight into who I am and who we are here at Green Wellness. From softgels to gummies, to salves, to gardening supplies; Green Wellness has taken a larger place in my life and I am forever grateful. The way I help my family heal has changed and the way I help my plants heal has changed irrevocably and for the better.