CB What Now?

22nd Jan 2019

Unless you actively avoid reading or watching the news, you've probably heard a lot of whisperings about CBD oil. Often this comes along with discussions of the legalization of medical marijuana, which has fascinated everyone from policy wonks to accountants around the nation. 

Here at Levana Bratique, we hear a lot about CBD because our neighboring small businesses, friends, and clients tell us all about it. Today, we're going to give you the run-down. 

What even is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which in fancy terms is the cannabinoid constituent of cannabis, derived from hemp, that does not contain THC. In other words, it's a bi-product we get from a hemp plant, but it won't get you high. It's not "drugs" and it's a legal substance in almost all states. 

But isn't hemp the same thing as marijuana?

Nope! Hemp is a non-psychoactive plant that's mostly used for clothing, paper, dietary supplements, and cosmetics (we'll get to that in a bit!). Marijuana is cultivated to enhance its THC content for medicinal or recreational purposes.

So you're selling pot lotion now? 

Levana Bratique has started carrying a line of CBD cosmetics!  We've got a cream and a soothing serum in both a roller ball and a pump bottle. Why might you enjoy these products? Lots of reasons!

Both the cream and serum are packed with essential oils and ingredients like aloe and shea butter to moisturize and soothe your skin. All of us need this--it's winter. But the CBD oil also works to relieve aches and pains.

We chose to  carry CBD Daily because all of their products are Leaping Bunny Certified, which means no animals were harmed or utilized in testing or product development. The products are also 100% vegan. We are sure your sore muscles will thank you for trying out the soothing serum or cream. 

We decided to carry these products because we find they work for us. All of us have aches and pains for various reasons, and we've found these products to alleviate our symptoms. 

For our founder and resident Bra Whisperer, Judy Masucci, the products have been life changing. Judy has had arthritis in her ankle for some time. A brace doesn't help. Walking is painful. She's tried massage, acupuncture, and even had a surgery consult. Judy describes her daily pain as EXCRUCIATING. Judy has a PhD and is often skeptical about "woo" but once she tried the CBD products, she felt a notable difference.  Within minutes! She even can sometimes skip the brace.

"I love this cream so much that I put it on everyone," Judy says, having given it to her father for his back pain and her nephew for his back pain. Eventually, she started letting enough clients try the cream that she decided to carry it in the store. 

"Clients often tell me they have trouble clasping their bra because of arthritis in their fingers or else pain in their shoulders. Well, now they can get instantaneous relief!"

We feel pretty confident you, too, will love these products. Pick some up the next time you're here for a properly-fitting bra that alleviates your back pain. Between your supported bosom and your rejuvenated joints, you'll be a whole new person.

Have you tried CBD oil or CBD cosmetics? Let us know what worked for you!