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Companion Botanical Closeup: Blue Chamomile

Companion Botanical Closeup: Blue Chamomile. Also known as true chamomile and the “star among medicinal species,” German Chamomile, or Matricaria chamomilla L., is a member of the Asteraceae family, just like Helichrysum, the focus of our first Companion Botanical Closeup. The essential oils of these two botanicals figure prominently in our base salve recipe which is used for both our Hemp Infused Salve and our dispensary's 1:1 Salve. On the label of these products, the chamomile oil is listed as blue chamomile…what’s the rub?...

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Companion Botanical Closeup: Helichrysum

There are over 600 species in the Helichrysum genus, a member of the Asteraceae family. It takes it name from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, a tribute to the radiant, golden flowers exhibited by many of the species within the genus. We utilize the essential oil of the species Helichrysum italicum, also known as Immortelle, in both our CVD 1:1 Salve and our Ceres Natural Remedies Hemp Infused Salve. This species is known for its broad therapeutic functions, most notably it’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities. It also contains  high levels of neryl acetate, a compound that supports the regeneration of cells and tissue, a main reason why it has been traditionally used to promote healthy formation of scar tissue. Reputed to support...

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Brand Ambassador Bio: Clarissa Finks

  Pro cyclist Clarissa Finks left behind her dream job at Burton Snowboards in 2018 to better pursue her mountain biking career. Today she races mountain bikes professionally for the Giant and Liv Co-factory Team and for local Vermont bike shop Earl’s Cyclery. She is a mentor for Vermont’s Little Bellas program and an advocate for the cycling community at large. Clarissa grew up in Maine, eventually attending the University of Vermont. Much to the dismay of her “mountain biking momma,” she did not start riding bikes on dirt until she was a senior in college. Clarissa started riding and racing on the same day when a friend on the UVM Cycling Team approached her with an offer: “We have a race this weekend...

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5 Products for Winter Wellness

2018 was the year of wellness, and we care to prolong that mindset into 2019. We have taken into consideration those who aren’t feeling their best during the coldest months. Here in Vermont we can drop into winter at full speed, and yet we need to take time to unwind. Below are a few products to help you meet the needs of your endocannabinoid system. Enjoy!   We’ll Give You a Hand - Cibaderm Hemp Hand Cream Not only do we have customers swear by this hand cream, but it’s currently on our 40% off list! The scent will warm you up to the product but the actual results are what keep people coming back.   Warm Your Soul - CBD Coffee from...

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Staff Picks: Thanksgiving Remedies

We are happy and incredibly gracious for those of you who stopped by to chat, sample or purchase all things CBD with us this year. If you are not able to have an in-depth discussion before you baste your turkey and prepare the potatoes this week, here are the staff recommendations for Thanksgiving, Green Friday, and Small Business Saturday! 

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