Exploring Holistic Wellness

Holistic wellness, a term you may have heard. It is where everything interconnects - your mind, body and spirit. It's all about aligning all of them together to live a healthier and happier life.

Modern health care that we are used to treating us when we are unwell, is scientific genius but most of the time focuses only on the body and lacks noticing other aspects of us. A holistic wellness approach on the other hand is a way to keep us at our healthiest by methods of prevention.

If something hurts in your body, health care only concentrates on treating that one thing, however holistic wellness will look at everything as a whole and find the root cause of why you're feeling sick, whether it be emotional or even spiritual.


What are some healthcare practices that are often found within the realm of holistic health?

Holistic nutrition
Aromatherapy
Herbalism
Massage therapy
Reiki, also known as energy work
Acupuncture
Physical therapy

When all of these therapies come together for holistic healing, a person is much more likely to experience overall wellness on a deeper level that allows for healing to take place and truly a healthy way of living.

In a way, a holistic health approach gives us the opportunity to take our health into our own hands and allows us to see our bodies as an interconnected system that works synergistically.


So what are some habits that you can start if you want to live in a more holistic way?

Being Present and practicing gratitude

To be the observer of your thoughts and your surroundings truly brings you to the current moment, to the here and now. A way to do that is to focus on what is closest by such as observing your surroundings, smells, sounds. Take it as another form of meditation. Studies have found that meditation can reduce mind-wandering and improve our ability to solve problems. Gratitude practice is also another very positive way of living, raising your vibration and feeling of happiness.

Writing a daily journal

It's a great way to take care of your mind, learn about your feelings, express gratitude, and get to know yourself on a deeper level each day. A few journal questions you can ask yourself are:

“What's one good thing that I can do for myself today?”

“What makes me happy?”

“Why am I feeling this way? What can I do to overcome this?”.

Reducing your toxic load

Did you know that on average we put 168 different chemicals on our bodies every single day? Most of these are synthetic chemicals that do more harm than good so reading the ingredients and understanding them is a great start in reducing your toxic load.

The most commonly used chemical which is found in cleansers, shampoos, shower gels, toothpaste, household and industrial cleaning products all contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). More than 90% of personal care products that you find at your local grocery shops contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate! This foaming agent has been known to irritate and dry out the skin by damaging the protective outer layer.

It’s not just our cosmetics and hygiene products, it's also our household cleaners, detergents and synthetic smells that are leaching harmful toxic chemicals into homes and our bodies.

Some are known to be skin irritants, neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors.

The best option is to either make these products yourself from what you can usually find around the house or thoroughly read the ingredients so you can choose the least harmful products for yourself and your family.

A QUICK DIY - all purpose cleaner

You will need:

Spray bottle

1 cup of water

1 cup of white vinegar

2 tablespoons of castile soap

5 – 10 drops of selected essential oils such as tea tree, lemon, peppermint, pine.
(Please make sure they are high quality and completely natural.)

When cleaning: spray the surfaces thoroughly, let sit for 10 minutes, and then wipe clean.

Common toxic ingredients it is best to avoid

Phthalates

A family of industrial chemicals used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and as solvents in cosmetics and other consumer products, can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system.

In cosmetics, you’ll find phthalates in parfum, nail polish, hair spray, cleansers, and lotions. 

Parabens

Propylparaben and Iosbutylparaben are the ones to really keep an eye out for. Both should be avoided at all costs because they are known to cause cancer.

Synthetic fragrance

It can be irritating and cause allergic reactions. Plus, there may be even more harmful ingredients like phthalates which are endocrine disruptors hiding behind the word ‘fragrance’.

Also try to avoid PEG (Polyethylene Glycol), Aluminum salts, Formaldehyde and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate).

Reducing inflammation 

Ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat’? Well then you definitely know that what we eat affects how our bodies function. Most importantly our gut, which is considered to be our second brain. This is because there lives a vast ecosystem of microbes, when out of balance due to high amounts of sugars and lack of nutrients can make us feel sluggish, lacking energy, moody and craving for the foods that make us feel terrible in the first place. 

As you start consuming better quality, unprocessed and nourishing foods, and start to replace processed foods with nutritious alternatives you will start to see a shift in your mood and overall wellbeing as the good bacteria start to thrive. Another helping hand is high quality pre and probiotic foods and supplements.

Spend money consciously

This one’s quite an outside of the box holistic wellness point. But we think it’s quite an important factor for our overall well being. What are you spending your money on? Is it something that contributes to your health and wellbeing? Practice having a budget, planning what you'll be buying, so there's no unnecessary waste in today’s mega consumerist world. 

And remember that money is a form of energetic exchange, so be mindful about where you spend that energy.

Natural supplements

Taking natural and high quality supplements can contribute to your overall health and mental wellbeing. Notice the phrase high quality? Well what is written on the front of the box may not necessarily reflect in the ingredients list. 

Today our diets are rather insufficient and lacking in nutrients, so supplements are a perfect way to show your body some extra love. Now supplements just have to be all capsules and pills, superfoods such as spirulina or maca, adaptogens such as lion’s mane and ashwagandha are also considered fantastic supplements. Beneficial spices such as turmeric and ginger. Oils such as CBD which is a great one to add if you’re looking for something to boost your immunity, improve your sleep quality and get rid of anxious thoughts: CBD Oil Drops Raw (10%) - Biomedicanna

Nurture positive relationships, say goodbye to negative ones

To lead a positive, healthy life you need positive energy around you, people that you can exchange energy with. If you feel like someone is rather draining your energy, try to spend less time with them and allow yourself to set healthy boundaries. Listen to what your heart truly wants.

Move your body in a way that feels good to you

Find a way to move your body daily that's enjoyable for you. It could be daily walks, yoga, running, pilates, dance, find what is the most effortless and fun for your body, so that it would be easy to make moving a habit. Movement is essential to our health as it allows for our lymphatic system to move around the body better which in return prevents disease.

What happens when you start living in a more holistic way?

Feeling overall healthier
More energy and motivation
More positive outlook on life
Improved sleep quality
Increased creativity
Stronger immune functions
Deeper connection with oneself

What are your holistic habits?

Getting your body ready for spring

It’s been a long winter. No basking in the sun, less activities outside, lots of pale colors outside.   It may have left us with vitamin deficiencies, feeling a little miserable and overall lower immunity.

Now as the spring approaches it’s time to get our health in peak condition. Strengthen our immunity, move more, spend more time in daylight and lift up our moods.

Let’s talk about how to take control over your body, mind and overall wellbeing this spring:

Taking care of gut health

Healthy gut means no inflammation in the body. Which helps lower depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders and your overall health. 
Healthy anti-inflammatory foods are a great way to increase the abundance of diverse microbes and reduce inflammation. 
Some anti-inflammatory foods are green leafy vegetables, walnuts, berries, olive oil, garlic, fatty fish, coconut and so many more whole foods. So for a healthy gut make sure to eat them daily.
On the other hand, alcohol, refined carbohydrates, too much sugar and any processed foods are what causes inflammation. It’s recommended to eliminate them from your diet or eat as rarely as you can.

Probiotics

It’s a must have all year long since gut bacteria are key players in our mental health. If your gut microbiome is imbalanced then your overall mood may be affected, however if your gut bacteria is healthy and balanced they can relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.
You can either take probiotics as supplements or include lots of fermented foods to your diet, such as kimchi, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut or miso.

Prebiotics

Once you’ve upped your probiotics game, don’t forget that to absorb all their health benefits, you need to keep them nourished.
That’s where prebiotics come in, they are substances found in plant-based foods which maintain beneficial gut bacteria. Prebiotic fibers, polyphenols, and resistant starches all nourish gut bacteria which in turn transform them into good things like short-chain fatty acids (SCFA’s) and vitamins.
Prebiotics come as supplements or can be found in foods such as garlic, onion, green tea, apples, legumes, seeds and more.

Vitamins & minerals

After winter our bodies might be in real need of vital vitamins and minerals. Since we are not getting enough sunshine in winter most people have Vitamin D deficiency, so it’s a great idea to take supplements, eat oranges, fatty fish and mushrooms since these foods are great sources of Vitamin D.
Vitamin C is perfect for boosting immunity and can be found in kiwi, lemon, strawberries, bell peppers, tomatoes and leafy greens.
If you're feeling weak and tired you might not be getting enough Iron. Make sure to eat lots of spinach, pumpkin seeds, bananas, shellfish and legumes. Pro tip: Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron, so it's perfect to mix food that contains both.
Omega 3 is also essential, you can find this in fatty fish but if you aren't able to eat it daily, high quality supplements are also a great option.
Some other vitamins & minerals that you should check on are calcium, magnesium (also helps get better sleep), zinc and potassium.
It’s best if you eat a healthy diet that includes lots of different veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds, then there will be less of a chance that you’re at any vitamin deficiency.

CBD and CBDA for improved mental health and healthier body

CBD and CBDA both activate 5-HT1A Serotonin receptors. Why is that good? Because serotonin receptors and serotonin imbalance are linked to anxiety, depression, nausea, issues with sleep, and gastrointestinal problems. CBD and CBDA are great for treating any of these and also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Get some daylight

Now that the days are getting longer try to spend some time outside, take more walks, let your eyes and body absorb the daylight.
Daylight in general is associated with improved mood, enhanced morale, less fatigue, and reduced eye strain.
So when you wake up in the morning try to make sure that daylight is the first light you see, rather than your phone screen or any other artificial light, it will help feel better throughout the day and fall asleep faster when the night comes.

Self Care - Mind Body Soul

Self-love is what will empower you and help you heal. It's the key to having a healthy body, a peaceful mind and a fulfilled soul.
Self-care is crucial in loving yourself. To really be loving to yourself and the world around you, you have to start taking care of yourself first.

As they say, you can't pour from an empty cup, right?

So today we are talking about self care - for your mind, body & soul.

Your body is your safe space - take care of it

Keeping your body healthy is one of the most beautiful forms of self care. When you wake up feeling great you can do so much more for yourself and others, imagine your day feeling energized, yet at peace, your head doesn't hurt, your stomach is comfy, your mind is calm and happy, you're feeling motivated and simply enjoying all the daily tasks.
Feeling healthy and comfortable in your body might just make this all possible.

Here are some ideas what you can do to take care of your body:

Learn about gut health

Why gut health exactly? Well, if your gut isn't happy, your body isn't either, and neither is your mind, even anxiety and depression can be linked to it.
A healthy gut on the other hand, contains healthy bacteria and immune cells that ward off infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and fungi. A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, which helps maintain general health and well-being.

Take care of your mind

Practice gratitude, the more grateful you are, the more miracles you'll attract. It's not just about manifesting, it's all about being thankful for waking up, for your breakfast, people in your life, your puppy, a sunny day...
When it comes to gratitude you can practice it by simply thanking for everything throughout the day, but if you feel like you need a little push, or want to dive deeper, one of great ways is to start journaling, simply start a journal where you write 5 things you're grateful for today. Make that a ritual when you wake up or before bed. You will notice how wonderful it is to wake up and go to sleep with a heart and mind full of gratitude.
Have phone free mornings, instead meditate, stretch, massage your belly, take some mindful breaths, have a glass of water, it can be anything really, just let yourself be with your own mind for a little while.
If you ever want to go an extra mile, try social media detox for one day a week, and you might just like it a lot.

Healthy boundaries

Do you ever tolerate something that is draining you? Say yes to a gathering you don't even like going to? 
Love yourself enough to set boundaries, with yourself and with others, ask yourself what really lifts you up and what drains you, then decide according to that.
Not everyone needs access to you, remember that. Your energy is currency, so spend it wisely

To nourish your soul

Observe the sky, watch the sunrise, sunset, gaze at the stars.
Take a nap while it’s raining.
Spend time outside, connect to nature, walk on the grass with bare feet.
Do what makes you laugh from all your heart.

Burning incense

Keep an eye out for more ideas on self care ♥

Have a Safe Christmas and a Healthy New Year from Biomedicanna!

Last year, our international cannabinoid-wellness team wished you positivity, health,
love, peace in life, happiness, and the fulfilment of all your wishes. We don’t know if all the
wishes come true, but they were the sincerest.


Let the most beautiful and cosy holidays crown the problematic years and leave all the
challenges we faced behind our backs. On Christmas Eve, greet the people closest to you.
While sitting at the festive table, remember those for whom the year was impossible. May
Christmas morning surprise you with generosity and that innocent childish belief that
miracles are destined to come true. Spend New Year’s Eve with a group of friends and start
the following year by promising the most unexpected things to yourself and others.


We promise to pay even more attention to your well-being and its enrichment with
natural solutions. Biomedicanna team wishes you a bright and warm holiday and a safe
upcoming year!

CBD and Autumn – How One Complements Another?

Autumn has officially come into our lives. The weather is getting colder, and days are getting shorter as we speak. We are also getting more and more rain each day and new responsibilities and tasks from our work or university. Although for many, autumn begins when students go back to school after the summer holidays, we consider the autumn equinox to be the real beginning of this season. Usually, until the autumn equinox, we are pampered by quite pleasant and warm weather. Still, as we tear off another page of the calendar, the whole world seems to start to fall. The autumn abyss leads us to the inevitable winter. However, we still have about two months to go before the first snowflakes start falling from the sky, and everyone is overwhelmed by the psychosis of Christmas.

Still, there are many issues and problems to be resolved before fully enjoying the autumn season. It brings us lousy weather that makes you forget how to smile and new responsibilities that shake up the whole summer routine and make you feel stressed and anxious. However, not everything has to be so bad… Today we will share with you five tips on how cannabinoids can help you endure all the misfortunes of autumn and safely prepare for winter snow!

Stronger Immune System

Winter is coming, but before it begins, we must overcome all the challenges facing us in the autumn season. One of the biggest and probably most disliked autumn’s attributes is terrible weather – rain, wind, and cold. Living in such a climate zone, each year, we face unexpected temperature fluctuations. Moreover, in the fall, the air temperature can change almost three to four times a day. When you get up in the morning, you may feel the chill. Still, later the same day, you may be enjoying sunshine only to fight the strongest winds in the evening when the thermometer column will fall closer to zero.

The temperature dances really test the strength of our nerves and an immune system like no other. As soon as the autumn begins, we must be prepared to face all the challenges that can disrupt our lives and health in one way or another. Since this season is quite widely known as the ideal season to catch a cold or flu, you should start prepping your immune system ASAP. We recommend trying CBD Oil Drops that will help you prepare your body (and thoughts) for all-weather ailments and temperature challenges effortlessly and naturally. Take CBD Oil Drops in the morning and evening every day, and you will be able to enjoy dancing in the rain without worrying about how you will feel the next day!

Calmer Mind and Relaxed Soul

Increasingly shorter days and gloomier weather don’t add much joy to our lives. Suppose we add to all this negativity the stress we feel at work, school, and home. In that case, we could feel like winning a jackpot, only not full of money, but emotional health problems. Anxiety, frustration, stress, and depression are the constant companions of autumn, who come into our lives without any warning. It depends on us how long these ‘guests will stay.

There are many ways to return to a normal and calm rhythm of life, but it is necessary to keep in mind that not every piece of advice works similarly. In these situations, be sure to find an optimal solution for yourself. Still, specific methods can help many, no matter what experiences they have daily. CBD Oil Drops are widely used to help the body relax, calm down, and rediscover the balance of body and mind after a long time. Everyday life does not have to be stressful and complicated, so CBD will help you maintain a positive mood and attitude to life and help you cope faster and better with daily work or study tasks.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Autumn brings darkness to our lives, which we will have to endure throughout the winter as well. Seasonal changes can also disrupt our normal sleeping cycle; we may feel tired and start yawning way earlier than going to bed. Talking about the morning, getting up when it’s still dark outside is unbearable harder, and just think of how cosy it is to spend the morning in a warm bed. Still, jobs are jobs, and they should be completed after having a good night’s rest. It is no secret that our body requires at least 7-9 hours of sleep to function, but our nighttime must start around ten in the evening. By following this advice, you will get up rested and full of energy. Just one thing remains – how to rest when the early night is not the case?

Problems that lead to poor sleep can range from an uncomfortable bed, too fluffy pillow, or just a loved one snoring too loudly. Although sleep researchers associate declining sleep quality with stress, true causes of sleep problems can lie much more profound and be more challenging to solve than just changing the mattress. Regular and responsible CBD consumption can help you sleep better and ensure a quieter sleep at night, less waking up and sweeter dreams. In the morning, you will wake up feeling fresh, it will be easier to function, and you will have more energy to implement all the crazy ideas that day!

Heaps of Energy

During cold and dark seasons, it is much harder to get out of bed or go to work and exercise. While the New Year is famous for being a great reason to start visiting local sports clubs and thus prepare for the summer season. Wait, let’s just stop for a minute and think – is it really the case? The truth is that sports are needed here and now, and not just to maintain good body shape. Exercise and sports contribute significantly to better form and well-being. Still, sometimes we just don’t have the strength to move forward…

We all know well that we need the energy to perform various body functions, and we obtain the power through the food we eat. For this reason, the first thing you need to review and make sure it is appropriate when you feel down in the diet. Do you have at least five fruits or vegetables every day? Do you drink enough water? It also matters how we eat – whether we rush, use mobile devices, but so does the energy value of food. You can enrich your daily diet by mixing CBG Oil Drops in your morning smoothie or various recipes. It will allow you to feel energetic and persistent in storming all the difficulties. You will also be able to concentrate better and feel more powerful, so CBD Oil Drops are perfect for all kinds of people – even professional sports players!

Soft, Glowing, and Healthy Skin

No matter how hard we try to figure out what the autumn cold and wind are compatible with, we know that it is in no way consistent with smooth and delicate skin. Wind and cold are two of the worst things that can happen to our skin, which have been exposed to the bright sun almost all summer long. After a warm summer holiday, the autumn causes a significant shock to our bodies. This is perfectly reflected in our skin – it itches, we get scaling patches, rashes, and pimples. Does it sound scary? What if we say that this is just the beginning, and we must wait for the winter to experience even more complicated skin issues?! It is, therefore, necessary to start preparing our skin for the cold period as soon as possible.

To prepare the skin for autumn, we recommend using CBD Premium Skin Cream, which moisturizes and protects the skin from various inflammations and environmental damage. Also, some new cosmetics will soon appear in our store, which we believe will become your favourites in no time! In addition, mix some CBD Oil in your relaxing bath – your skin pores will open and allow CBD Oil to benefit your skin! Besides, there is no better time to try Cooling Gel than in autumn. You will quickly forget the bruises and feel your muscles relaxing after a hard day at work, university, or after sports training.

We are happy to enjoy the last rays of the sun and dive deep into new responsibilities with loads of energy and enthusiasm. It is good to remember summer when you know you’re ready to greet the fall.

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Too long, didn’t read? Autumn brings not only joyful emotions and the aroma of pumpkin pies to our lives. In autumn, we experience much more stress, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and various other health disorders. We could avoid all these thanks to cannabinoids! Use CBD Oil Drops to improve sleep quality, get rid of gloomy thoughts, strengthen the immune system. Choose CBG Oil Drops to have more energy in the morning and throughout the day. As the weather cools, do not forget to take care of your skin by choosing natural and organic CBD cosmetics.

Nature’s Candies – What to Do with a Handful of Berries?

Welcome back! As everyone returned to work or school after a summer holiday, autumn is pampering us with fantastic, sunny weather and natural, delicious goods. We step into the fall with bags full of mushrooms, vegetables bigger than they usually are, fruits that make us drool, and – of course – berries, which we just cannot get enough of! It is so fun to pick wild strawberries and put them on a bent, eat blueberries with natural milk, put raspberries on your fingers while pretending that you are Amelie from Montmartre. For many people – and members of our team – various berries symbolize late summer and early autumn when we can eat a handful of them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Still, we would not have tasted all the flavours at that time! However, all the fun disappears when there are too many berries... We do not know what to do with them so that we may enjoy incredible tastes and vitamins all year round, and not just while the berries are still ripening?

Berries – a Source of Well-being

Before we start talking about berry preservation, it is necessary to mention at least a bit of why we need to eat berries all year round and not just when we can freshly pick them ourselves. Here we will not talk about buying berries in your local supermarket in the middle of winter. Although you can buy a variety of fresh products whenever you want them, it is healthier for our body to eat berries picked during their ripening season or the ones that are preserved to keep their nutrients. 

During their ripening season, the berries are the juiciest and have the most beneficial nutritional substances. Strawberries are a natural source of Vitamin C, while blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries have one of the highest percentages of antioxidants; they have similar amounts of antioxidants as pomegranate. Medical studies have also shown that blueberries help fight heart disease and lower blood cholesterol. Scientists have also found that certain berries can help fight cancer. For some experimental participants, eating a certain number of freeze-dried raspberries every day, their cancer numbers improved over time. 

In general, all berries are low in calories and high in fibre, so they are suitable for people with dietary restrictions or who just want to eat healthier and tastier. Berries can also make our skin glow! There are certain substances in berries that help fight enzymes that break down collagen. This protein is responsible for the elasticity of our skin. If we put all the pros in one place, we really would not find a reason to stay away from eating berries!

How to Preserve Berries’ Nutritional Value?

Suppose you ask your mom or grandma, as well as browse some internet blogs. In that case, you will easily find many tips and recipes that will allow you to preserve the nutritional value of berries all year round. One of the best ways is to freeze-dry berries, also known as lyophilization. Research has shown that freeze-dried berries have close to 90% of their fresh nutritional value, making them equivalent to eating freshly picked berries. 

Raspberries or sliced strawberries are especially popular in this way. Still, the process requires a particular freezing machine, which can be quite an investment. Lyophilization is usually done by certain companies. You can bring fresh berries and, after a few days, take back the little freeze-dried delicacies. Freeze-dried berries will be a great snack for those who want something sweet and healthy, as well as an excellent condiment for cakes or pastries. 

A slightly more straightforward and lovely way to preserve the nutritional value of berries is freezing, which does not require any special equipment apart from your freezer. Although the nutritional properties of this method have long been debated, it has been shown that frozen berries retain their nutritional value and are as healthy as fresh ones. 

Frozen berries are quite easy to use in various recipes, whether baking cakes, brewing tea, or making compotes. However, the most popular way is, without a doubt – the preparation of smoothies and cocktails! This way is also our favourite, but we don’t forget to add a little CBD Oil Drops – then we can enjoy both the taste of the berries and the benefits from CBD! The best part of this berry preservation method is that it is suitable for all berries – strawberries, raspberries, currants, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, wild strawberries or whatever you want!

Our team love natural fruit teas – it is an excellent source of vitamins, and the tea also warms us up on dark, long, autumn or winter evenings. However, in such weather, no one really does want to go to the store and buy fresh berries, so in such cases, it is handy to have some homemade berry jams in your pantry. When there are more berries than you can eat, you can always cook natural jams, which, when tightly closed, can be stored up until the next berry ripening season. 

In a large pot, put berries together with sugar, which allows the jams to harden and get that jelly texture, wait for the mix to come to a boil, and pour it into nice little jars. We should warn you that such recipes can contain a lot of sugar, so look for other recipes if you are the opposite of a sweet tooth. Whereas sugar enhances the sweetness of berries, the lack of it reduces the shelf life of the jams. It turns out that sugar is added to jams also because it absorbs moisture and prevents the spread of bacteria. Therefore, before eating the jam, which is less sweet, be sure to check the jar for the mould!

Berries are called the nature's candies for a reason – it is a source of natural sugar that can be eaten with no shame regardless of the time of the day. However, there is a way to turn berries into real-life sweets, but we warn you in advance that this recipe will require a lot of sugar. Be sure to skip this part of the blog if you have enough sweetness in your life already! Candied berries are made by bringing a sugar and water mix to a boil, which turns into a syrup. Then berries are dipped into it one by one and later sprinkled with some powdered sugar. It's true – candied berries are a sugar lover's dream. Still, different sources have different opinions on how long can candied berries be stored. Before eating them, be sure to inspect candied berries for mould, and always keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

As we are finished with this blog, we can guarantee you will be in a rush to preserve all the berries by freezing, boiling, or drying them. On the other hand, we put the berries in our newest product – CBD Blueberry Gummies Full Spectrum! Natural gummies are perfect for the beginning of the fall and all year round! From now on, you can purchase these deliciously healthy gummies in even more convenient packaging.

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Too long, didn’t read? Berries are nature’s candies, but they all have one problem – short ripening season. We today introduced you to four different ways to preserve berries’ nutritional value up until the following season. Choose freeze-dried, frozen, candied berries, or start making natural homemade jams right away!

How to Pack Beauty? – Your Cosmetics’ Bag Travels with You

You may have planned your whole life carefully, but the best things happen spontaneously. For example, a holiday, a short trip of just a few days to a lovely resort, or a weekend getaway to nature. Holidays, wherever adventure winds may take you, require a degree of preparation, quick thinking, and anticipation. We are talking about something you would not do without on many of your trips – your personal cosmetic’s bag, which holds your whole life and much more. When travelling light, you can take only a minimal number of personal belongings, including cosmetics, so trying to pack the entire daily beauty routine into a tiny bag is a real headache.

What Exactly is in Our Cosmetics’ Bags?

We are all aware that everyday cosmetics and hygiene products are most worth buying in large quantities. This, however, means large bottles of products that are difficult to fit onto the bathroom shelf or in drawers. We will not even begin to talk about packing it all for your trip – one large bottle may find its place in your suitcase, but not five or even more products! Such reality shines a different light on a few things.

Firstly, we are used to having products for all occasions. Let's look at any bathroom or any cosmetic's bag. We will see many similar products, which formulas differ in one or two ingredients. Since we do not go too deep into what is written in small print, we often buy products that we don't really need. Still, the different name on the product's packaging indicates that we don't have it our arsenal of beauty yet. As we want to prepare for this war as best as possible, we usually buy everything we lay our eyes on.

Secondly, the world’s famous cosmetic brands thrive on such behaviour. You may have seen several products of the same line in the store more than once. For example, shampoo, conditioner, and hair masks are designed to work together and supposedly bring fabulous results. Producing different product lines is just a cheap marketing and product design trick that forces customers to buy more than they really need. It creates a sense of urgency and foreshadows the best results possible, which do not work great with our logical thinking.

To sum up – we have tones of unnecessary products in our cosmetic’s bags. We probably don’t even need to add that the more products we have, the harder it is to fit them in one cosmetic bag or say goodbye to them for at least a few days that you will spend away from home.

What Our Cosmetic’s Bags Actually Need?

Whether you’re at home or going on holiday, just like with clothes, we have stuff we don’t need at all and miss things that we don’t intentionally have with us at that time. To avoid this, we advise you to make a list of cosmetic and beauty products and consider what you are using. Eliminate whatever just collects dust on the shelf and is over its expiration date. We mostly have but do not use gifted cosmetics and beauty products, especially ones that require a lot of time daily to operate correctly.

During trips, just as after a hard day’s work, no one really wants to spend long hours in front of a mirror, so here wins a quick and convenient beauty and hygiene routine. It usually consists of basic yet essential things – hair, skin, oral care products, for example, shampoo, shower gel, various creams, toothpaste, and brush. We will not include multiple serums, ampoules, masks, or anything like that in this super shortlist because every ordinary person does not use them.

To prepare for all life adventures, just a few simple products are enough. To regain strength and maintain your beauty levels every day, you do not need to carry a few pounds worth of products everywhere you go. When travelling, it is not necessary to fit a lifetime of cosmetic products in one tiny cosmetic’s bag. However, probably every person has tried to do so without even using many things once.

How Can We Change Some Products?

Some things are simply irreplaceable, but you can discover an even better alternative to make your life and daily beauty routine easier by searching more closely. Although this is not yet a popular option, some brands sell their products in different forms. This means that you can buy two or even three different types of the same product in brands’ online stores, for example, liquid shampoo, spray shampoo, and hard shampoo. Even though the first two examples still reach consumers in bottles (glass, plastic, or metal), the third option is usually packaged in paper packaging. The hard shampoo is friendlier for the environment and takes up less space in our bathrooms and cosmetic bags. Moreover, hard shampoo usually lasts for a more extended period than liquid shampoo.

Another thing worth mentioning is products with universal purpose. While men can quite often find one bottle that will contain shampoo or shower gel and hair conditioner, women are often forced by manufacturers to buy a greater number of different products. It hurts our wallets and the environment, and it also requires a lot of space. Universal products like shampoo + conditioner or shower gel + body lotion helps to save space not only daily but also on trips.

How to Fit EVERYTHING?

Once you have decided what to take with you on the trip, it is time to try and fit everything in one tiny little cosmetic’s bag – and this is where the fun begins. Of course, it depends on the size of your cosmetic bag whether you will fit products to be your partners in crime on trips and adventures. At this point, we advise you to choose the optimal size cosmetic bag according to your travel style. You will probably be able to take more cosmetic products when travelling by car. On a plane with only hand luggage, you are guaranteed not to be able to do so; otherwise, you will only be restricting yourself. Don’t be afraid to buy a new cosmetic’s bag of a different size every few years because it is unnecessary to live a life with only one cosmetic bag.

Before buying a new cosmetic’s bag or just packing it for a trip, think about your beauty and hygiene need at that time. If you stay longer in one place, you may choose cosmetic bags with a zipper. On arrival at the place, you can conveniently unpack everything onto the cosmetics’ table. If you choose a more active holiday and spend every night at a different location or perhaps in nature, choose hanging cosmetic bags with clear compartments. You will always see all the necessary products immediately.

It is essential to responsibly plan the sizes of the cosmetics you take on your trip. We will not tell you the news if we mention that the size of one bottle of cosmetics cannot exceed 100 ml when travelling by place. Still, you will need even less product if travelling for just a couple days. No matter how we like it, travelling does not last forever, so it’s important not to overload ourselves with too many things, including cosmetics. It is always possible to buy samples as almost every popular product always offers a smaller, travelling-friendly version. Besides, the hotels themselves offer the most necessary cosmetics, which all guests find in their rooms and often take home with them. So, think about whether something is worth taking if you will be given it for free.

Another great way to save space in your beauty bag is to share hygiene products with your partner, roommate, or travel friend. Men’s shower gel is perfect for women and vice versa, so on the trip, you will need to take not two bottles of a specific product, but only one.

It is also convenient to be prepared in advance – pack your essential cosmetic bag and take it with you everywhere, keeping it in your car. This can often save you from the inconvenience of suddenly staying overnight with friends or going on a spontaneous holiday.

However, often you start planning your essential cosmetic bag, you may not even know where to start. We have thought of you and created products that help ensure order in your cosmetic bag and your daily routine. Recently we started selling three different bundles so that everyone can find the most suitable option for themselves. Very soon, this fun trio will grow as we are planning to release one more bundle. Let’s start by learning what we can offer you at this point.

The first bundle is for those just beginning their journey through this adventure-filled world of cannabinoids – it’s Beginner Bundle! We had put three excellent products in one convenient cosmetic bag – CBD Blueberry Gummies Full Spectrum, CBD Premium Skin Cream, and CBD Oil Drops Raw (5%)! Combining these products will help a person who doesn’t know anything about CBD to discover balance and harmony in three areas at once – mind, soul, and body, so why not try it today?

The second bundle is for those who are also seeking the full benefits of using cannabinoid products – it’s Wellness Bundle! In a comfortable and eco-friendly cosmetic bag, we put MULTI-Cannabinoids Paste, CBD Cooling Gel, and CBG Oil Drops Raw (10%)! This combination will help you always feel energetic and not lacking good emotions!

The third but certainly not the last bundle is for those already convinced of CBD benefits and want to try it for themselves – it’s CBD Trio Bundle! It is a set of our very first products, in which everyone will discover the most suitable concentration of CBD for themselves and their families. In a convenient cosmetic bag, you will find 5%, 10%, and 21% CBD Oil Drops Raw, which has now long been everyone’s favourite! Those who have not yet experienced this joy will be able to gradually discover the benefits of cannabinoids.

What will you put in your cosmetic bag?

Too long, didn’t read? Your cosmetic bag holds a lifetime and more, but what happens when you must go on a trip? Before packing items and especially cosmetics, think about what products you will absolutely need. Maybe you can do a few days without a body scrub or hair mask? We advise you to choose products as versatile as possible and packed in small packaging; take samples of your already loved products with you! For unexpected trips, always have prepared a cosmetic bag with your essentials.

Time to Chill! – How to Balance Work and Summer Vacation?

Wait—what? Has August already started? Stop the time, someone, please! As we are counting the last days of this hellishly hot summer, we better spend the time productively to have something to talk about with our colleagues in the fall. While for some people, the last sentence summarized their entire lives, thousands if not millions still struggle to maintain a healthy balance of work and leisure. During the worldwide pandemic and many nationwide quarantines, our lifestyles got mixed up as we had both to work and spend our free time in the same place. The line separating two different activities was erased, and now it is the perfect time to put it back where it belongs. 

Today we will talk about balancing two things that don’t have much in common – work and vacation! How to balance two different worlds and finally find yourself a harmony? How to get the best of both in completely unlike situations? Let’s look for the key to the healthiest treasure of this century together, shall we?

Spicing Up Your Regular ‘9 to 5’

Pushing all quarantine worries aside, thousands of people in each country and city work in offices. There are two types of offices found everywhere you desire to look – old ones and new ones in today's world. We gave the name of old ones to those office buildings that lack natural light, have all their space divided into closed cabinets, and has a small kitchen as the only lounge area. On the other hand, new office buildings are the complete opposite – with lots of natural light, open layout, and lounge areas for people working there left, right, and centre. Despite noticeable logistical differences, office workers usually work 8 hours a day, five days a week, and has around 20 workdays off for holidays.

The real question is – how people are willing to spend their one month off from monotonous office work? In recent years, it became increasingly popular to have adventurous and active holidays to have an entirely opposite experience than sitting all day and doing nothing. Cycling with a group of friends, kayaking, or driving around Europe in your own car to visit the most beautiful places of the old continent… 

Active holidays are often more fun and much healthier for our bodies than all included seaside resorts with sky blue infinity pools and buffets filled with junk food. Passive holiday whereas more comfortable and less challenging is simply a continuation of the average office lifestyle, not an opportunity to escape the routine. Besides, passive holidays are more expensive than active holidays as the latter can be booked at the very last minute and does not require much preparation. Therefore, we strongly advise everyone wishing to have quality time and escape from work to choose active holidays in nature.

Being Your Own Boss – Kind of…

The pandemic forced many people to physically leave their jobs and work from home. Still, the unexpected changes were not unpleasant for some people. Working remote was a daily routine for thousands of people before the pandemic even began. People who freelance or just work remotely do not experience what it means to spend at least three days a year sitting in traffic jams, making them less nervous and calmer. All their commute to work consists of sitting comfortably at their desk and turning on their personal computer.

Still, even those who work from home or remote also deserve a holiday. Planning their vacation is much easier for them than for people working in the office. Many freelancers do not choose to reside in the city where their actual workplace is located and not even in the same country. Freelancers can afford to travel around the world if they are confident that their destination and vacation plans will not interfere with the quality of their work. While working on an exotic island in the middle of an ocean cannot be called a holiday, remote work is far healthier and more beneficial to our bodies than sitting in the same office cubicle for eleven months. 

If you’re determined to change your life, become a freelancer, or work from home this summer, remember that you’re still working, so you should maintain a regular work routine. Maintaining a balance of resting and working is crucial for your health and the quality of work you do. You will achieve the best results only after a great rest, no matter which corner of the world you decide to rest in. If you have any trouble finding your inner harmony, try our best-selling CBG Oil Drops Raw!

Work Plus Vacation – Mission Possible

The pandemic proved that working from home is far more productive than working from the office; this is confirmed by various studies and statistical surveys. Holidays have also been shown to significantly contribute to employee productivity, and the quality of their work as people return to work rested and with loads of new ideas. Still, companies sometimes cannot do without people in certain positions and are very reluctant to allow them on vacation or to work remotely. As this is becoming an increasingly common problem, we were all recently offered a solution – workation!

As the name suggests, here work is combined with vacation. Imagine going to a resort for a whole month or more instead of a week or only ten days! In the first part of the day, you work remotely, while the second part of the day is meant for your relaxation. However, such a combination requires a popular holiday destination and a comfortable place to work in the hotel where you have decided to stay. Seeing that this way of travelling and working is only gaining popularity every year, many of the best resorts and accommodations are already setting up unique workplaces, open-plan offices, or private office cubicles and renting them out to working travellers. Workation is not only a great way to maintain productivity, but also to relax, and even better, the fact that companies view this combination quite favourably and often contribute financially to such trips of their employees.

Have a great holiday!

Too long, didn’t read? Summer is the best time to have holidays and finally escape from tiring work. However, all people usually have different conditions when planning a holiday. Still, those who seek always find a way to combine work and vacation. No matter your work position, we advise you to prioritise active holidays before passive leisure. It is better for your health and sometimes your wallet to switch from a monotonous work routine to adventures at least once a year!

Cheers to Life! – Pop a Drop of Health in Your Drink

Neither hot summer weather nor holiday vibes promise to escape our lives soon, and nothing is more compatible with these two things than cold and refreshing drinks. In the last blog post, we talked about water and its benefits for our bodies. We also mentioned that drinking many fluids in such hot weather is just mandatory, but sometimes it can be hard to force yourself to do so. We probably won’t find a person who would be happy to constantly carry a heavy water bottle with them, let alone worry about where to fill with it drinking water. Another summer problem is that our body is suppressed, exhausted, and too tired to function after all that holiday fun. The solution to this problem is quite clear – western medicine, vitamins, and minerals, but it is not difficult to get lost in their abundance and find what you need.

Today we offer you an excellent solution, which you can use to solve two problems at once – it’s refreshing drinks with CBD! CBD is a real salvation for those who want to enrich their bodies with necessary elements in a simple way, to enjoy floods of energy and achieve it all only in natural ways. CBD helps to calm down, ensure better sleep quality, and have a more robust immune system. However, CBD Oil Drops themselves are not that delicious. We always advise mixing CBD Oil with breakfast porridge, smoothies, or other cocktails for people with more sensitive taste buds. There is a way you can enjoy not only exclusive flavours but also CBD benefits!

Get ready to make notes on the magic ingredients. After reading this blog, you will immediately want to go to the store and buy what you need to make three amazingly delicious and refreshing drinks with CBD!

CBD Matcha Latte

Although it is summer outside the window, latte coffee is one of our team’s favourite drinks in both the warm and cold season – you can see that even on our social media platforms! Matcha and CBD are a match made in heaven as both are perfect for achieving calmness before the day’s work. Matcha was drunk by Zen Buddhist monks for meditational purposes way before it became famous worldwide. Although Matcha latte can be found in almost every modern café, let’s enjoy this drink-making process and enrich it with CBD Oil Drops.

What are you going to need? Matcha powder, maple syrup or natural honey, unsalted oat milk, CBD Oil Drops.

How to make it? Mix Matcha powder and maple syrup with hot water, shake everything until you see that Matcha powder is dissolved. Separately heat unsalted oat milk and use a frothing stick to achieve nice milk foam. Pour the milk foam into a cup with Matcha, add a few drops of CBD Oil, use additional sweeteners if necessary. During summer, you can add a few ice cubes of water or oat milk to your drink to achieve a nice refreshing feeling. 

CBD Gin & Tonic

Summer is the perfect time not only for adventurous vacation but also for relaxation. We can count hundreds or even thousands of ways to achieve and maintain a state of peace on our own. However, those thirsty for a holiday and have just finished another tragic day at work like to relax drinking cocktails. One cocktail does not hurt, but one too many may not even get you to work tomorrow. We advise everyone to enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly and limit the amount of alcohol they consume per week. Better yet, give it up and fill the gap with healthier alternatives. However, we do not deny that health and cocktails are incompatible – you just need to be able to combine them together!

What are you going to need? 50 ml of gin, 100 ml of tonic water, a bit of lemon juice, CBD Oil Drops, a rind of lemon or lime.

How to make it? Add ice cubes in a tall glass, mix the gin, lemon juice, and tonic water. Garnish the top of the glass with lemon rind and add few drops of CBD on the top.

CBD Tropical Smoothie

Summer is the best time to enjoy fresh fruits and berries, which are a natural source not only of sugar but also a bunch of vitamins and antioxidants. No matter what berries and fruits we put in a summer cocktail, a great and refreshing drink will come out, which you will repeatedly want all year round. Add a drop of CBD Oil to the fruit and berry bomb, and we guarantee you a heavenly taste and an incredible health combination!

What are you going to need? (2 servings) A handful of greens (kale, spinach, etc.), a cup of non-dairy milk, one medium-size banana, a cup of frozen mango, a cup of frozen pineapple, a cup of frozen mixed berries; ingredients can be room temperature, yet frozen fruits and berries guarantee refreshing cocktail), CBD Oil Drops.

How to make it? Mix the milk and greens together using a food processor; gradually increase the food processor’s speed and mix it for about one minute or until the greens have liquified. Add the banana, a few drops of CBD Oil, and continue mixing. Add the remaining frozen fruit and berries until the drink thickens.

It’s time to celebrate summer and life – cheers!

Too long, didn’t read? There’s nothing more exciting after a hot and tiresome day at work than to come home and take a sip of a healthy and refreshing cocktail. We present you with three recipes for incredible summer drinks with CBD! One to relax your mind and body, one to immerse yourself in tropical vibes, and one to really take that stress off of your shoulders - wait no more!

Let’s Cool Off – Diving into Never-ending Summer Fun

Hey! Can someone, please, turn off the heat a bit?! Every year we find it harder and harder to survive unimaginably high air temperatures and more ingeniously to escape the heat. Some of us may be wearing less clothing, turning on air conditioning, eating only ice cream, or refreshing ourselves by drinking cool drinks. However, some have far better ideas in their mind – they choose to spend their summer as close as possible to cool water, sea, river, or lake. Water entertainment is one of the essential attributes of summer. Still, before diving into the never-ending summer sun, you need to know how to behave before, during, and after. Today we will talk about just that, and in addition, we will discuss how special water is to the human body. 

Water - it’s What We are Made Of

Around 65-70 per cent of our bodies are made of water, and we would be able to survive only three to four days without it, but we do not advise anyone to improve this record. Researchers and medical practitioners state that person should drink around 3-4 litres of water per day, depending on the sex. A glass of warm water with lemon juice is the best way to start the day and wake up your body and prepare it for the upcoming breakfast – this will activate the organs; it would be easier to digest the food, and you will feel more energetic. 

When it is hot outside, you need to drink even more water because most of the fluids you consume are eliminated from your body through sweating, which we simply cannot avoid – by sweating, we cool our body and protect it from overheating. Water is vital to our organism, so even after a short time without it, we start to experience dehydration. Dehydration is the scientific name for the lack of water for our bodies to function, and this phenomenon is quite unpleasant. Our body, feeling that we are consuming a little less water than is typical for it to function, begins to send signals to various organs and shut them off. Although our kidneys feel the first effects of water deficiency, the subsequent effects of dehydration are also not that good. Your body will not regulate its temperature, your joints will start hurting, you will experience a lack of energy and tiredness, your blood pressure will go up and down, and in the worst case, your brain may even start to swell, resulting in death.

Four Ways to Cool Off

We just reiterated what everyone had to know before they could even open this blog to read. Water is necessary for our lives, and in summer, we must drink it even more than usual because of the heat. However, during the hot season, there are many chances to cool off without drinking water. Water entertainment is one of the most popular ways to relax from the summer heat, exhausting work in the office, and just have a good time. 

What to Know Before, During, and After?

We have shared with you four different fun ways to cool off from the summer heat. Despite the fun and refreshing moments, water entertainment needs to be enjoyed responsibly, so everyone needs to know a few basic things before diving into the water. All summer water entertainment ways take place in the fresh air; thus, enjoying them on a sunny day, you will get a great tan. Well, its greatness depends on yourself – we advise you to use a cream with SPF protection, which will protect you from red skin and the painful post-tanning process. Also, use a moisturiser for your skin after time spent outdoors to protect it from cracking and dehydration.

Of course, wear a hat when you are outdoors, which will protect you from the sun’s rays and overheating. However, the protection does not end there. Every time you come back from a lake, river, sea, or pool, be sure to have a quick shower and wash your hair. In natural water bodies and man-made pools, there are plenty of harmful biological and chemical substances such as chlorine, salt, and bacteria, so afterwards, it is necessary to remove them from your skin and hair as not to damage them. 

Although you are reading this blog in summer, the following tips apply to other seasons as well. When spending time at natural water bodies and lying on the grass or sand, be careful and watch out for ticks and other parasites. Also, do not lay in direct sunlight for too long, swim in water only in places where you know it is safe, always listen to the instruction and warnings of the local bay watchers; only then you will be able to enjoy summer safely.

BONUS – Foods High in Water

Water in summer is meant not only for refreshing yourself but also to support the essential functions of our body. Although every vacationer’s basket must have a flask with water, you can also find some space in your backpack for high water foods. For a hot day outdoors, choose cantaloupe, strawberries, watermelon, eat salads, cabbages, and celery, choose yoghurt and cottage cheese for brunch, treat yourself with delicious pasta for lunch, and have shrimp, salmon, or chicken breast for dinner. Even if you often consume the mentioned foods, be sure to drink a lot of water!

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Too long, didn’t read? We need water to survive, especially when it is this hot outside! Thus, all fun summer activities, including water, are great ways to cool off – have a water fight in the park with your friends, organize a pool party with chill drinks, or go for a swim in local water bodies. Just before you dive, properly prepare your body and skin for what is about to come. We advise you to wear a hat and use sunscreen and moisturizer with SPF protection. Afterwards, have a quick, clear water shower to wash off any bacteria, salt, and chlorine that very well stick to your skin and may hurt you later!

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