Edible cannabis and hemp are on the rise in a time when more and more people are beginning to explore the medicinal, and recreational, benefits of this magical plant. From oil infusion, to tinctures, and our latest exploration, Potli CBD honey — the options are nearly limitless for the everyday edible fan. Potli honey, in both CBD and THC varieties, is a fresh exploration into what it means to be a modern day edible, and the many, many directions you can take in reaching your desired result. But, what is it about Potli in particular that has us so intrigued?
Potli is the pet project of two best friends, Christine Yi and Felicity Chen, who were itching to build a business from the ground up. They had full-time jobs and, at the time, were tending to Potli as a passion project. The product itself was originally intended for Felicity’s mother, who suffers from asthma — but also had a strong negative connotation towards cannabis.
Felicity and Christine started out by producing a cannabis infused line exclusively for California— their home state. However, after a little time with their product, they decided to test out a CBD specific product. Being that cannabis/THC is not legal across all fifty states, CBD gave them an opportunity to expand their brand, and bring their product to a larger audience.
Intentional, Ethical Products
When asked about their main intentions for the product, Felicity and Christine stressed the importance of honest products that promote mental and physical health. No additives, nothing unnecessary— merely an enhancement of the products that nature put forth for us. Quite obviously, being that the product is honey, consumption is going to be the most common use. But, that’s not to say you’re limited by Potli CBD Honey.
Honey is popular for it’s effectiveness in fighting burns, aiding diabetics, psoriasis, and so much more. So, consider making a face mask, soothing that cooking burn, or something of the like. Honey is great for your skin, and so is CBD. Together? They might just be the perfect combination you’ve been looking for.
At the root of Potli’s mission and intention, is to source their ingredients in a local, sustainable, and ethical way. Take the honey itself for example: Potli’s honey is harvested from the wildflowers that grow around Felicity’s family home in California’s East Bay.
Their Next Step?
Nearly from the start, Potli has focused on two products— CBD infused honey, and THC infused honey. However, that’s not to say they’re a one-trick pony. Most recently, this dynamic duo has cultivated a hemp-infused, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. For anyone who uses olive oil like I do— then you know that this is a big move. You can make dressings, cook your proteins, douse your bread… The options are limitless.
When I began my journey with Potli CBD honey, I embraced it with open arms. Often times with edible CBD products, that ‘weedy’ taste can be overwhelming. However, I didn’t find that issue with this product. I added the honey to my tea in the mornings, into dressing for a yummy asparagus salad, a spoonful here and there.
Potli CBD honey was mild, sweet, and that grassy flavor fell into the background and became more of a compliment than an issue. Overall, I really enjoyed my time with this product, and consider myself a fan. The dosage is low, making it a low-intervention product, and a great place for newcomers to start.
There are plenty of products out there to give you CBD goodness from head to toe, to belly. But not all of those products have the customer in mind. That’s simply not the case for Potli. Their products are ethical, local, and careful from start to finish. If you’re in the market for a new, low-dose edible that can be used in any number of ways— Potli is just the place for you.
CBD products are easy to come by these days. It seems like, with time, more and more people are dropping the stigma of cannabis, and welcoming CBD into their regimen with open arms. The biggest issue for most? Sourcing a CBD product that is ethical, user-friendly, and meets the exact needs of it’s consumer. Up until this point in time, most of the CBD products you’ll see focus in on using that CBD as a medicine for their ailments; whether they be muscle pain, cramps, sprained ankles… what have ya. But what about using your CBD as a medicine for your skin? After all, the skin you live in is the only skin you get. So, it’s time to nurture it. That’s where Cannuka comes in.
While we usually focus in on one product for these features, we found that the Cannuka Beauty + Health Collection is worth recognition as a unit. Any single one of these products will bring your skin smooth, hydrating, happy results— but it’s the combination of them all that makes the experience truly special…
Cannuka Beauty + Health Collection: Say Hello to Honey Hydrated Skin
The Cannuka Beauty + Health Collection (the bar of soap comes with ‘Cannuka’ engrained on it…. as you can see, I’ve been using it up quite a bit)
Why the whole product line instead of just one product?
Well, to me it was simple… I couldn’t pick just one and speak on the benefits without mentioning another. That’s when I reached out to the team over at Cannuka and told them that the message had changed. Not only is their eye balm, or skin balm, or any other product worth the love— they all are. For these few weeks I’ve been using the products, I’ve focused in on my routine. It goes a little something like this..
Cleansing body bar from head to toe— yep, even on my face which usually gets very angry at bar soap. After getting out of the shower, I’ll use the nourishing body cream on my legs, arms, and chest. Then, the healing skin balm on my neck and most of my face. The under eye? I save for that calming eye balm— which, I’ve gotta say, rivals the soap bar for my number one spot. The chapstick is just something I use religiously. Before bed, on-the-go, as needed— the usual.
The main differences I noticed started with the dry patches I usually have on my face— you’ll see I’ve mentioned a few times throughout this piece, because it’s something I battle all the time. The first time I used this line, I did so before bed. When I woke up the next morning, I felt and saw an immediate change in hydration, brightness, and the smoothness of my skin. The change was immediate, and has remained as I continue to use these products every evening.
Why Manuka honey?
This was something that really intrigued me from the start. What is it about the combination of CBD and Manuka honey that became the focal point of the brand? Interestingly enough, the co-founder, Kelly Bumgarner, is a PA-C in dermatology. Therefore, she was well-aware that 99% of all skin issues were a form of inflammation. So, CBD was a given,due to it’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties. But, these two were looking into what else might be beneficial to add into the mix.
Shortly into this journey, a family member made the co-founders aware that the burn unit she worked in was using Manuka honey to heal wounds naturally. In that moment, a light bulb went off and Cannuka was born.
What’s the big difference in these products and other skin care products?
For one, the obvious addition of CBD. Many people only think to implement CBD for aches and pains and so forth. However, the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of CBD often get overlooked in terms of nourishing your skin. That’s what makes Cannuka so special. Not only do these products work, they’re light, not greasy, they smell natural, feel natural, and the nourish your skin. The key thing to get used to with these products is the feel of a balm rather than a cream in your hands.
The balm is thicker, and it takes a little movement on your fingers to warm up the product and make it a truly spreadable consistency. But, the best thing about that consistency, is that a little goes a long way. I’ve found myself scooping out a minuscule amount every evening. Even after using that small, yet healthy dose on my own face, I’ll still have leftover on my hands that finds it’s way to my boyfriend’s face and under eyes. So, not only are the products effective, a little goes a long way.
One of the goals of this brand was to launch an effective beauty and wellness cannabis brand.
In a country that still, as a whole, heavily stigmatizes cannabis, the cannabis industry, and what you can use it for— Cannuka ushers in an era of versatile use. It’s not about indica, or sativa, or getting high, it’s about finding ways to use cannabis and benefit your overall well-being. Together, Michael and Kelly Bumgarner have worked tirelessly to improve local communities, create a sustainable industry, and improve the health of people the world over. Lucky for us, they’ve created a brand like Cannuka to do so.
To check out Cannuka’s website and social media, please follow these links:
When we look for brands and products to feature, we’re searching for something unique: a product and company that’s practical, passionate, and designed with you in mind. That’s why when we came across Sana Canna, we had to reach out. Sana Canna is a lifestyle brand that arose during a time within it’s creator’s own life that begged for the products she created. Silvana has had a passion for alternative healing practices since her late teens. From that passion came Sana Canna — a holistic, completely vegan, perfectly simple, apothecary-based brand that uses CBD, amongst other botanicals and oils, to promote mind, body, and spirit wellness. Two products in particular that have gotten a lot of attention, are their CBD & hempseed oil tinctures, as well as their Alivia body oil…
Sana Canna: Healing your Body, Inside and Out
CBD & Hempseed Oil Tincture
If you’re familiar with CBD tinctures at all, you know there are plenty of variations out there. The most common issue that people run into, or at least should run into, is sourcing quality CBD tincture. When it comes to finding a quality tincture, you want the ingredients to be simple, pure, and ethically sourced.
CBD & Hempseed Tincture
That is exactly what has made the CBD & Hempseed Oil tincture such a breakout hit for Sana Canna. It’s simple in all senses of the word— the ingredient list is short, the product is handmade, and the CBD concentrate faces testing both independently, and in house. When I look for a new CBD oil, safety and ethicality of products are my number one concern. Thankfully, this product checks all of those boxes.
What can I use it for?
Because this tincture is safe to use both internally, and externally, there are a number of applications. Internally? If you ingest it, the oil can help ease ‘an array of physical, mental, and spiritual ailments”, as well as provide a relaxing and calming effect quite immediately. Externally, these tinctures can treat skin issues, such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.Personally, I’ve always used CBD oil with a ‘put that sh*t’ sentiment. Headache? CBD oil. Cramps? CBD oil. Fatigue? Restlessness? Yep… you guessed it. Think of CBD as a more reliable, safer, holistic over-the-counter pain reliever.
Alivia Body Oil
Sana Canna’s second breakout product? The Alivia body oil, a topical product. This product is primarily for pain, muscle soreness, and inflammation, and let me just say— it’s nothing short of a work of art.When I asked Silvana what makes this product so popular amongst her other options, she simply said, “it’s popular because it works!” it’s an all-natural pain reliever, with ingredients from Sana Canna’s own little medicinal garden. In short, it works quickly, effectively, and it smells (and looks) amazing. All in all, it’s a product that we got behind quickly.
What makes their plants and ingredients more reliable than some others?
Alivia Body Oil
If you’ve read any of our other product features, you know that plant sourcing is always a begging question for us. When I asked about the plants, and what the main priority was in sourcing them,
Silvana said that the goal is: ‘organic, local, and preferably grown by us.” As for the CBD concentrate that they use for certain products?That comes from either Colorado or the UK. They have their products go through independent lab testing for quality, and then they test the products again themselves. You can even check out those results for yourself, here.
The best products, and brands, arise from a personal need…
And that’s just what Sana Canna is and was to Silvana Zamara. After a difficult time in her own life, a friend recommended Cannabis to help ease the severe insomnia and PTSD she was struggling with. Quickly, she found the relief, and sleep, she needed to face those issues head on. At this time, she added cannabis to her own toolkit for facing issues within her own body and mind. Then, with time and development, she brought her beautiful version of this medicine to the rest of us, via Sana Canna.
When it comes to picking out quality CBD products, there’s a lot to rifle through. Questions such as: where does the plant come from? Is it federally legal? and, what can I expect the product to do? Every brand is different, and so is every product. But here at Weed for Wellness, we try to focus in on the best of the best. Most recently, we’ve connected with CBDistillery and gotten a little taste of their brand in form of the 2500 mg tincture. So, we’re going to tell you all about their product, their driving forces, and the men and women behind the magic. But first, let’s learn a little bit about tincture.
CBDistillery 2500 MG Tincture
When it comes to sourcing your medicine, you want to take the time and do the research. Ask questions, learn where these plants are being grown, and make sure the product fits your needs. There are plenty of them out there, and that’s why we do what we do.
What is a CBD tincture?
CBDistillery’s 2500 mg tincture
A tincture is a solution you get when you steep the industrial hemp flowers in a solvent of some sort, typically alcohol. You apply low heat over a long period of time, and by doing so, the compounds in the plant move on over into the solvent you’ve put there. Then, you have a (very) potent extracted hemp oil. Now, you could use just that. However, many brands will add a carrier oil of some sort. Adding that oil can increase taste, effectiveness, and even onset time, depending on the oil.
What makes tincture a good fit for my needs?
Just like cannabis, pharmaceuticals, or any other medicine— there is no one-size-fits-all system for making your choice. Therefore, it will always be difficult to say ‘this is the medicine for you’. However, this might be the medicine for you… The CBDistillery 2500 mg tincture is a pretty high dosage. Therefore, avid users or curious newcomers alike can use it… in different dosages, obviously.
How much should I use?
CBD tincture will work for avid users, and new customers alike— just be sure to dose it a bit differently. If you’re unfamiliar, try a drop or two under your tongue. Wait about fifteen minutes, and if you’re not where you want to be— try a drop or two more. The key here is to start small if you’re using this particular bottle. However, I would suggest starting with a smaller dosage if so. You can find access to their 500 mg tincture here.
Remember CBD is not psychoactive. Therefore, there’s no need to try and overuse it. Find your sweet spot, and stay there until it isn’t your sweet spot anymore. This is medicine, not recreational.
Does CBDistillery use a carrier oil? What does a carrier oil do?
They do! CBDistillery uses coconut oil as a carrier oil for their tincture. If you’re an avid reader of Weed for Wellness, you’ve probably heard us discuss the benefits of coconut oil in tandem with cannabis plants before. Coconut oil has high levels of saturated fat, almost 80%. Cannabinoids are fat soluble, therefore those added fats bind with the CBD and make it more effective and more quickly effective,
What should I look for when buying CBD tincture?
But, one of the most important aspects to watch out for— is growing practices, growing areas, and no pesticides. Industrial hemp is resistant to pesticides and herbicides, so for most companies, this part is easily avoidable. But, it’s the integrity of all practices which make the difference in your experience and cleanliness.
CBDistillery in particular, is all-organic, pesticide and fungicide free, and local to Eastern Colorado. So, when it comes to ethical practice… they fall into that category.
What was my experience with the product?
It’s a high dosage, so less was definitely more. But, when it comes to buying a CBD tincture, they can get quite pricey due to potency. So, less is more— is a great thing. The taste was a bit more ‘earthy’, you could say, than other tinctures I’ve tried out. However, CBDistillery’s 2500 mg tincture definitely did the job. I used the product for headaches, body aches, muscle soreness… You can administer almost for the same reasons you would use, say, Ibuprofen.
CBDistillery is a home-grown product, made by Colorado natives, with consumers in mind…
Their mission? To provide high-quality, reasonably priced CBD to those in need of proper medical cannabis. They aim to be leaders in the ‘#CBDmovement’ by providing access to research, educational materials, and making their product any-kind-of-user friendly.
To locate CBDistillery’s website and purchasing options, follow this link.
As our days march on, it seems more and more studies are highlighting the fantastic health benefits of CBD. From helping our pups, to easing our migraines, and even aiding the *hopeful* end of an opioid epidemic— CBD is seemingly the answer as of late. But, when it comes to sourcing CBD, it’s important to take the time and do the research. Our latest, and arguably greatest, discovery has been that of Fully Activated. They have a pretty fantastic, and ever-growing, line of products. From tinctures, to salves, after-tattoo care, and even treats for your pups. But the one that’s stuck out the most to me? Their Full Spectrum CBD Salve. It focuses in on muscle, bone, and skin care, and I’ve got tons to say about it…
Fully Activated: Full Spectrum CBD Salve
First off, let’s dive into how Fully Activated CBD differs from other CBD brands and strains?
Fully Activated Full Spectrum CBD Salve (2 oz.)
For starters, to understand what they’re doing, you have to understand that hemp plants are pretty susceptible to what’s in it’s soil. So toxic soil= toxins in the plant. But, Fully Activated has eradicated this. By breeding their own strain of CBD-dominant hemp, using organic, outdoor growing methods, and a better refining process— they’ve been able to establish 99.98% pure (!!!) CBD to make their products with. That’s pretty substantial. Talk about having a peace of mind when you use their products.
What stands out about the Full Spectrum CBD Salve?
Well, when I began testing the product, I used a ‘put that sh*t on everything’ kind of approach. My friend had a back ache? Slap it on there. Migraine? Put it on where it hurts. PMS? Give it a whirl. Sore from the gym? Here, try this. For about a week now, it has been the answer to any of my ailments. With time, I found that the CBD salve worked by keeping the pain at bay, almost instantly, and with a few more minutes— relaxed it away completely. This type of effect seemed to be the general consensus for every person I said, “here, try this…”
How much CBD is in it?
You can find purchasing options for the product here, and your options for dosage are either 1) a 2 oz. container, with 1000 mg of CBD, or 2) a 4 oz. container, with 2000 mg of CBD. So, ultimately, the dosing is the same, it just doubles when the size of the product doubles.
In what kind of ways can you use the salve?
There are a few different ways mentioned up top. But, ultimately, you can use this product any way you’d like! It works for aches, pains, tension, migraines, or even a massage! CBD is pretty non-invasive, and holistic. So, you can use it just like you’d use any sort of pain-relieving cream or lotion. It’s hydrating for skin conditions, dulls pain away, reduces inflammation, and even eases anxiety…
How does Fully Activated make the product?
First, they craft a combination of ‘carefully selected, organic healing herbs and oils”. Then, they steep that combination at a low temperature for a few weeks, to a month. You might be wondering what herbs and oils made the cut. So, I’ll list some of the ingredients for you off of the container: “calendula, chamomile, comfrey, lavender, olive oil, coconut oil, arnica oil, shea butter…” By taking the time to let all of those elements fully combine, they’re allowing each customer to reap the full health benefits of each ingredient, in one pretty little package.
Fully Activated puts a lot of love into their products…
There’s no denying that Fully Activated has put a lot of love and life into the products they create. From breeding their own strain of CBD-rich hemp plants, to providing the actual lab results for their CBD isolates, see that here, and even providing a list of questions to ask when buying CBD. They want each person, customer or not, to be able to reap the true benefits of ethical, high-quality, helpful CBD. At the top of their website, you see a motto: ‘for the benefit of ALL beings,’ and their model rings true to that sentiment.
So, if you’re curious about their business, process, CBD salve, or any other products— their site is sure to answer your questions. While you’re there, make sure to keep an eye out for new products (and even the occasional discount!). We hope you find what you’re looking for in your search for better healing methods.
Follow these links to access their website and social media:
As you may know, artful infusion is a focus of ours over here at Weed for Wellness. So, when we saw this product we knew we had to give it a shoutout. LEVO Oil is revolutionizing the way in which we infuse butter and oil— for cooking, that is. The LEVO oil infuser is the first premium kitchen appliance that allows you to infuse at the simple touch of a button. It’s simple, it’s easy to clean, and it’s pretty cheap considering what it does.
LEVO Oil Infuser: Revolutionizing Easy, Small Batch Infusion
What can you do with infused oil?
First of all, anything. Second of all, using infused oil is as simple as cooking with it, drizzling it on top of your meal, or even pouring it in your mouth— although we wouldn’t suggest that… gross. But, in all seriousness, infused oil can turn anything into an edible. Our cooking with cannabis page is chock full of options, or you can swap out the oil in any recipe to infuse it. Our one warning is this: do not get it too hot. In doing so, you lose out on a lot of the potency.
Why this brand over any others?
The Avocado LEVO Oil Infuser — A portion of the proceeds go to the Mile High Weimaraner Rescue.
LEVO pays special attention to customer needs. From easy cleanup, to no-brainer instructions, and not to mention— clean taste. LEVO put years of development into a product that allows people to create a precise, delicious, infused product that is perfect for any consumer— no matter their potency standard. The best part is, you don’t even just have to use this device for cannabis infusion.
Ultimately, you can take any herb and any oil— and infuse from there. You want garlic olive oil? Go for it. Rosemary grapeseed oil? Let us know how delicious it turns out. The point is, you don’t have to be a cannabis user to enjoy the LEVO Oil infuser. They make it easy, foolproof, and autonomous to use. Plus it comes in a few cute colors. The purchase of an ‘avocado’, or green, infuser donates a portion of the proceeds to the Mile High Weimaraner Rescue. So, you get to save the pups, and infuse your oil in one fell swoop.
One of their most fantastic features…
One LEVO’s website, there is a ‘Get Cooking’ tab that is arguably the coolest thing since sliced bread. When infusing oil, you want to make sure you cook for the correct amount of time, and on the correct temperature. This might sound daunting, but LEVO has it handled for you. Under that tab, you can select from a long list of oils, and herbs. From there, it will explain to you the benefits of each, and the amount of time and temperature you should use to infuse it properly. From vanilla, to pepper, to flower, to rose petals— they have your infusion down to a science so you can skip the guessing game.
All in all, the LEVO Oil Infuser is a superior product
From the sleek and modular product design, to the fool-proof methods, and everything in between— LEVO makes their product easy to love and easy to use. It comes highly recommended when you want to infuse, but youaren’t quite sure how to do so. It’s so easy to scorch your butter or oil the first time by. So, if infusion is something you plan to do over and over again— skip the stress, and that nasty first batch, and scoop one of these babies. Your edibles will thank you.
We’ve linked to the product above, but just for safe measure, you can find access to their product here and to their time/temperature chart here.