CBD (cannabinoids) are the non-psychoactive medicinal components of hemp. Full-spectrum hemp products contain an array of cannabinoids. Useful for pain relief, these powerful anti-inflammatory agents have healing effects. According to Certified Cannabis Coach and Mosaic Wellness Shop owner Karin Clarke, “Topical CBD is absorbed through the skin to interact with cannabinoids receptors.”
Ayurvedic Practitioner Dr Seetal Narsai says, “One of the Sanskrit names for cannabis is sarva-roghini, meaning ‘healer of all diseases.’ There’s good reason our Vedic sages gave it such an esteemed name. Topical application is especially beneficial for calming vata-pitta symptoms such as joint pain, muscular spasms, inflammation, and swelling. I recommend people with strong yoga or exercise practices to add some CBD oil to their daily abhyanga to hasten muscle recovery and prevent injuries.”
Summer Solace Trauma Balm
Summer Solace owner Megan Bre Camp is a believer in the #SlowBodyCareMovement and her handcrafted artisan line of products contains organic CBD in a tallow balm that also includes organic calendula renowned for its healing prowess. The formula reduces inflammation and provides soothing pain relief. Learn more at: summersolacetallow.com
Veritas Farms Lavender Eucalyptus Salve
Veritas Farms controls the growing and manufacture of all products which even contain a batch-unique QR code linking to a verifiable certificate of analysis. Take your practice to the spa with this salve that combines full spectrum hemp oil with lavender and eucalyptus. Learn more at: theveritasfarms.com
Saint Jane Microdose Lipstick
Microdose your full spectrum CBD throughout the day with a pop of color with Saint Jane Beauty. Seven different fashionable pigments are available. Added moisturizers include avocado, citrus, and jojoba oils. Learn more at: saintjanebeauty.com
Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Balm
This family-owned and run company grows their own in Colorado and is one of the pioneers of CBD products. Their Hemp-Infused Balm applies smoothly to skin and offers soothing anti-inflammatory benefits and pain relief. Learn more at: cwhemp.com.
ShiKai Body Lotion
Trusted bodycare staple ShiKai has launched a line of easy-to-apply CBD-rich lotions and creams with pharmaceutical grade ingredients that are free from parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, dyes, and sulfates. Learn more at: shikai.com.
Shanti Wellness Soothe Premium Hemp Body Balm
LA-based Shanti Wellness topical CBD products feature full testing of the high density of active ingredients including nano particle hemp CBD oil. The balm is in a soothing beeswax base with anti-inflammatory coconut, lavender, and eucalyptus oils. Learn more at: shopshanti.com.
L’eela CBD Bodycare Radiant Face Serum
With a luxurious feel and uplifting scent, the Radiant Face Serum by L’eela CBD Bodycare offers anti-inflammatory functionality with the promotion of cellular regeneration. Apply often for a radiant glow. Learn more at: leelacbdbodycare.com.
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.