High Buy: Saavy Naturals—Food for Your Skin

This post is sponsored by Saavy Naturals.

Saavy Naturals Inc. (TMXN) offers a complete artisanal skincare line of handcrafted soaps, shampoos, conditioners and body scrubs that are literally good enough to eat. Formulated with the finest available food-grade ingredients, this vegan-, gluten-, soy-, GMO- and cruelty-free product line was inspired by a lifetime of California culinary experience, from husband and wife co-founders Hugo and Debra Saavedra.

Born from their mission to nourish abundant healthy lifestyles, Saavy’s luxurious products contain none of the common chemicals found in most soaps and shampoos, but all of the attention to detail expected from handcrafted small-batch production. From the artist-inspired individually hand wrapped soaps, to the intoxicating scents of Tahitian Vanilla and Bulgarian Rose oils, the quality of craftsmanship and consideration is deserving of the brand’s name.

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THE PROUD PAPA

If a business is created with the honest purpose of healing others, success often follows. Those who seek wellness intuitively sense the purity and reliability of Papa & Barkley’s fine selection of medicinal products.

The company produces soothing and pain-relieving products made from pure cannabinoids and cannabis terpenes, including topicals, massage oils, balms and Releaf™ Soak bath salts. Their highly popular patches are particularly impressive, providing incremental amounts of cannabinoids to the wearer during a 12-hour period.

The meaning behind the company can be found in the name. “Papa” explains a lot. While caring for his father, who was suffering from a debilitating disease, Papa & Barkley CEO Adam Grossman created a homemade, THC-based pain balm. After witnessing its powerful healing effects, Grossman was driven to create a retail product. Then he met Guy Rocourt, Papa & Barkley’s Chief Product Officer, and the rest is history. They tirelessly worked together to create their Releaf™ line of products.

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Weed is for Moms Too (Even Ones Who Don’t Smoke)

Mother’s day isn’t a holiday you’d typically associate with cannabis, but the folks at Apothecanna were inspired to celebrate mothers with their innovative cannabis body products. On Saturday May 14th, Apothecanna threw a pre-Mother’s Day party on the rooftop of a Los Angeles penthouse office, high above the traffic and sun-soaked sidewalks. Invited guests were encouraged to bring their mothers for an educational, beautiful day of new products and cannabis fun.

James Kennedy founded Apothecanna 10 years ago in Colorado, after having worked 10 years for Aveda and other mainstream beauty care companies. Walking and talking as he mingled through the party, James’s passion for his products, and educating people about how they are made and used, was obvious. Xavier Burt, who runs Apothecanna’s Southern California marketing, is proud that Apothecanna isn’t a startup, but a well-established brand in 850 dispensaries nationwide, including over 100 in SoCal alone. Apothecanna is a consistent product in these markets—Xavier pointed out, “When you go from Aspen to Portland or California, it’s the same product.”

Delicious snacks and drinks were provided, as well as free massages for the overjoyed mothers (and their offspring). As James and Xavier discussed alternative uses for Apothcanna products, they showed us just how delicious and edible Apothecanna’s Sexy Time oil is by adding a few drops to some mineral water, in essence creating a Sexy Time Spritzer! The oil contains only vegan, organic, and paraben-free jasmine, coconut, and other natural essential oils combined with cannabis for a truly unique flavor and aroma.

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20 Must-Have Cannabis-Infused Body Products

Cannabis-infused beauty products have been around (covertly) for centuries. With legalization sweeping the nation, many more canna-beauty products are coming out of the closet. In fact, so many new products are inundating the market, it’s hard to tell the real deal from the snake oil.

To help sift through various strains of hemp oil hair products and marijuana mud masks, HIGH TIMES has put together a comprehensive, unisex, head-to-toe guide of our favorite canna-scents, serums, lotions and potions.  

I have already written about the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) to help to heal acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth and brighten skin, including a DIY recipe for a THC facial. 

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How to Make Your Own DYI Canna-Face Mask

Move over Max Huber, and look out La Mer, cannabis, not sea kelp, is now the coveted beauty treatment of choice.

Cannabinoid receptors exist throughout the skin, making your epidermis a perfect entry point for THC absorption. THC—the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana—is actually an antioxidant. When applied on the skin, it can combat wrinkles and fight fine lines.

This revelation is bolstered by our own HIGH TIMES scribe Tyler Terps. According to his article entitled, 10 Little Known Uses for CBD (cannabidiol), researchers used cannabis-derived cannabidiol on the human sebaceous glands and came to the conclusion that CBD acts as a highly effective sebostatic and anti-inflammatory agent by inhibiting lipid synthesis.

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RUB SOME LOVE ON IT: An Open Letter to the Beauty Product Industry

Touch it; feel it; caress it. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. Everything that is applied to it is absorbed directly into your blood stream.

Treat your surface with special care and attention and it will penetrate deep. Throw out all those parabens, synthetic colors, fragrances – how do you even pronounce that ingredient? Get yourself some hemp and cannabis oil concoctions.

Hebalists Unite

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Greatest Stoner Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

People are waking up to the fact that cannabis can enhance their sex lives, with more research emerging to back up the traditional use of marijuana as an aphrodisiac. Beyond increasing feelings of sensuality and improving mood, using the herb medicinally lessens pain, anxiety and helps users center themselves in the moment and relax—which is why more businesses are developing cannabis-infused topicals and edibles meant to do just that.

Cannabis-as-a-sexual-aid pioneer Mathew Gerson, creator & co-CEO of Foria, explained: “When you have too much stress in the body, your body produces an overabundance of cortisol, which basically dampens your libido… If don’t feel safe, you’re not going to feel horny.”

The first cannabis-infused personal lubricant, Foria increases blood flow and aids relaxation, looking to reduce stress and anxiety. Along with their flagship lube, Foria also produces suppositories intended for rectal and vaginal use which address pelvic pain, PMS and menstrual cramps.

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Products We Love: February

Products We Love

Products We Love – CFV Aromatherapy, SparkSlide, The Cough Pen, Linxa. Linx

Linx introduces the Gaia Vaporizer for loose leaf vaping and the Ares Honey Straw Vaporizer for vaping extract. The Gaia features an all-quartz heating chamber that heats the flower evenly. The Ares requires little effort at all, simply dip one end into your extract and then inhale!

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