“Move over Goop and Saint Jane; there’s a new breed of brands taking the clean beauty movement to the next level, and the reason may surprise you. The secret is the most controversial plant in America: cannabis—as in marijuana, not hemp—which is legal in some form in most states but still illegal at the federal level. Cannabis is held to stricter standards of ‘clean’ than organic food in most states, particularly California. Not to be confused with CBD hemp products, THC-containing cannabis products — even those that won’t get you high, including topical skincare like Green Bee Botanicals'—must pass multiple rigorous tests per batch. .... read more
“So I went on a quest to find some fun ways to bring Mom that love while staying in place.My first discovery is the special Mother’s Day Box from Lucky Box Club. This opportunity is available for customers in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay Area only. For $199, it includes goodies from Garden Society, Kikoko, House of Saka, Om, Mellows, Green Bee Botanicals with Lolo & Wedding Cake flower. If you are outside Northern California you can purchase the CBD Mother’s Day box featuring Bath Soak, Infused Massage Oil, CBD Gummies & CBD infused Bath Bomb for $109.... read more
"Support each other. Connect with women who want to start a cannabis business or already own one. Share reliable sources; introduce them to your contacts; if they ask for advice, give it; become a mentor; connect regularly; share your experience, especially the pitfalls. Follow each other on social media, give each other public and private kudos. Celebrate and rally each other. Invest in companies owned by women and people of color, whether as a consumer or investor. Research companies online and through your network to see who owns and manages them, how diverse their board is... read more
“MJ Lifestyle’s Jen Skog curated an unparalleled experience where all needs were taken care of and women could feel safe, provided for, and unjudged for enjoying cannabis freely. By bringing together trusted brands like the aforementioned plus women-owned Sava, TSO Sonoma, and Green Bee Botanicals, we were able to feel at ease and full trust to let ourselves go deeper... read more
THC in skincare
“There’s a lot of talk about the ‘entourage effect’ of full-spectrum cannabis, as opposed to using cannabis compounds in isolation, such as CBD. We prefer to call it the ‘ensemble effect’ because each compound is important and enhances the therapeutic effects of the others,” says Howard. “Whole-plant cannabis is more like a philharmonic orchestra than a pop star surrounded by her entourage. With cannabis (as with most plants), the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.” read more
For the folks who don’t want to get high
It’s such a great time to be a low-high or no-high cannabinoid fan. . . . Also, shout-out to the Bay Area women elevating California topicals. Marin County’s Cosmic View took gold for their athletic balm. But don’t sleep on silver or bronze—Green Bee’s Brightening Eye Cream, or Om’s Love Balm, respectively.
This product promises “clean, full-spectrum cannabis skincare for beautiful skin.” Does it live up to that promise? One woman finds out.
As someone who struggles with acne, I am always on the hunt for a moisturizing product that will help combat the acne and help with the healing process while also supporting aging skin. I finally found a product that addresses all three things. Sounds like an impossible find, doesn’t it?Green Bee Botanicals’ cannabis-infused Perfecting Serum (available in California) with CBD, vitamins C and E, clary sage, tea tree oil, and other botanicals – plus 5 mg of THC – blended into the soothing light oil base addresses all of my needs..." read more
Q: What is your advice for women in the cannabis industry? A: "COOPERATE: First of all, we need to lift each other up! This industry is still pretty new and we have the best chance at weathering the changes and flourishing if we band together, share resources, cross-promote, encourage, and celebrate each other. I’ve discovered over the last four years of building, learning, and networking that women-owned businesses generally kick ass. I have met so many like-minded businesswomen, and when we collaborate, we are unstoppable, powerful, and wildly successful. Special shout-outs to..." read more
The eye area is so delicate—you never want anything too rich, oily, or perfumey, and it’s important for a product to be easily absorbed. Green Bee's Brightening Eye Cream has a dreamy creamy texture—Bridget tells me it was formulated with more water so it wouldn’t be oily. It also features plant-derived squalane (from organic olive oil) to help boost moisture—our bodies recognize this compound and absorb it quickly because we produce our own (known as squalene). Sadly, as we age, we produce less squalene, which forms a protective barrier and helps keep our skin moist, so the eye area is a...
Why is cannabis skincare's newest hero? One word: antioxidants.It's common knowledge now that cannabis topicals are awesome pain relievers—a good cannabis balm can alleviate muscle and joint pain caused by injuries and soothe the aches of daily living. But did you know that topical application of cannabis can also help keep your skin looking young and healthy?
"In 2018, Lizzie Post, great-great granddaughter of Emily Post, reached out to interview me for her book Higher Etiquette. While I didn’t know who Emily Post was when Lizzie first called, once I googled her, I was highly honored to contribute to such a ground breaking book..." read more
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The high-CBD healing facial serum stands out because it was formulated by a botanist and chemist. “Our serum is very high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, including some of the very strongest: cannabidiol (CBD) and THC,” Green Bee founder Bridget May wrote in an email. The serum’s full spectrum of cannabinoids, like other antioxidants, helps heal the skin, fight free radicals and prevent premature aging, she said. It includes organic jojoba, hazelnut and argan oils, plus essential oils of blue tansy, orange, basil and myrrh. “We chose the essential oils not only for their skin-healing qualities but also for their aromatherapy effect.” You only need a few drops.
The cannabis plant has a plethora of applications that don’t involve getting high. The two best-known compounds in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pain-relieving effects. When applied topically, THC and CBD bind to receptors in the skin without entering the bloodstream or the brain, which means that they don’t produce the typical psychotropic effects.
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