Cannabis Infused Soap: Take Bathing to New Highs

Cannabis products are advancing at a rapid rate and nowhere more so than in the beauty department.

I recently got to try out some cannabis infused soap from Abis.inc. Infused with cannabis and lemongrass essential oil, the aroma was wonderfully uplifting and stimulating and I couldn’t wait to try it! If Lemongrass isn’t your thing, they also have other scent packages, including Rooibos, Spearmint & Charcoal, Lavender & Rosemary and Lime & Coconut.

First off, it can’t make you high but when it comes to moisturizing your skin, this soap is in a class of it’s own! Made with coconut oil, coconut butter, shea nut butter and lye, your skin is deeply moisturized, cleansed and healed, all in one go. As I lay in the bath, I felt wonderfully relaxed as the refreshing smell of lemongrass wafted from the water. My skin was left feeling baby-soft and so smooth.

The natural anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis make this soap perfect for those with skin issues like eczema or psoriasis. Cannabis also helps prevent drying of the skin, promotes skin cell regenesis and is also rumored to help balance out the skin’s natural pH levels.

I used the soap everyday for a month and I definitely noticed an improvement in the quality of my skin – it was softer but also seemed more supple with an overall healthier tone.

So, if you’re looking for the solution to your dry skin issues…..look no further than cannabis infused soap!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get High-Drated With This Cannabis Fruit Juice

Delicious, refreshing and infused with 100 mg of THC, this is no ordinary fruit juice!

These delightfully elevating drinkables are called Bottom’s Up and are brought to you by Black Weed Nation, a Proudly South African venture, with two delicious tropical flavours: Mango Orange and Strawberry Lemonade.

The Mango Orange is delicious and sweet but you can still taste the cannabis a little. The Strawberry Lemonade is fun and bitter sweet – it reminded me of those sours sweets-  with only a very subtle hint of the cannabis flavour coming through. I enjoyed both and found them both to be equally enjoyable.  

Each beverage is imbued with a secret blend of five different cannabis strains – a balance of Indica’s and Sativa’s to give you both a head and body high and they use only full plant extracts so you also get all the benefits of the entourage effect. The creators use only organically grown cannabis, so although perfect for recreational use, these drinks are so packed full of goodness that they double-up as super immune boosters!

although perfect for recreational use,
these drinks are so packed full
of goodness that they double-up
as super immune boosters!”

We started marketing them as a recreational drink until someone who had bronchitis for over a month drank a bottle of Bottoms Up for three days and was cured,” says Black Weed Nation’s, Blitz, “We then realized that 100 mg+ THC in the drinks was the key to introducing South Africa to cannabis oil in a friendly, non-intrusive and attractive way.”

If you are using it to strengthen your immune system, Blitz suggests you get comfy and sip on your Bottom’s Up throughout the day and allow yourself to relax, rest and heal. “It’s also much easier to drink juice with such a yummy taste than it is to swallow FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil)”, said Blitz, “so now we have sick people ordering it to keep in their fridges and are sipping as they go.”

For recreational purposes, Blitz recommends experienced cannabis users drink the whole bottle in one go, (Bottom’s Up!)  however for novices, he recommends three sips and then wait 20 minutes before continuing,The delivery system into the blood stream is efficient and more effective than anything smoked and does not give you that pukey feeling that give you if you consume too much edibles.”

Oh, and you will get the munchies big time!”

And he wasn’t lying!

Both my hubby and I partook of the juices to see if it would affect us differently. After about half an hour we both felt the affects start coming in. The strength of the high increased in waves for about another half an hour, stepping up both in intensity and enjoyment. Hubby and I spent the afternoon feeling extremely chilled on the couch together while we cried laughing to old movies we Netflixed and stuffed ourselves with everything we could lay our hands on.  It was a great way to spend a Sunday! 

“You become a porn star
with no inhibitions”

cannabis drinkableAlso of Special Note, Blitz tells me, is its abilities in the bedroom, “You become a porn star with no inhibitions…and all your pleasure hormones in the body flow freely, think multiple orgasms and heightened sensitivity. It’s hard to describe until both of you drink the drinkables together – you may even end up breaking the bed. Its that good.”

So, if you’re in the mood for a fun, lifted day or if you need to strengthen your body or beat the flu, Bottom’s Up provides all the goodness of cannabis without any of the unpleasant bitter taste.

 

We have basically created a premium product to compete against the best indoor, moonrocks or dab available. Drink a bottle of Bottoms UP and see for yourself” 

Fortunately Bottom’s Up also comes in a reusable swing-top bottle that is child proof, so you won’t have any accidents!

If you like the sound of these awesome products, then you’ll love that Black Weed Nation are also launching a cannabis infused ice cream range this Spring!

You can follow this innovative and exciting company on Instagram @blackweednation.

The Cooking Underground – A Sneak-Peak into South Africa’s First Cannabis Cooking Class

Curious about what a cannabis cooking class might look like? Take a quick peak at South Africa’s first cannabis cooking class….

cannabis cooking south africa

It wasn’t your average Wednesday evening for six brave residents of the Dolphin Coast. They were off to a clandestine cooking class at a secret location.

Usually, when attending a cooking class, worrying about the police arriving unexpectedly is not a big concern. However, when that cooking class is teaching you how to learn the basics to safely and effectively make your own cannabis oils, it suddenly becomes a factor.

Of the group of six class members – five were women. Two of the ladies admitted that their husbands had wanted to attend but were too scared of the police to come – these six souls were brave indeed!

For this reason, I kept the location of the class a secret and only revealed it to the members just before the day of the class.  I wasn’t really expecting the cops to come banging down the door to our illicit class, but I prefer to err on the side of caution to be safe.

I deliberately kept the class small to keep the atmosphere relaxed and to ensure everyone had a chance to ask questions.

The aim of the class was to equip each person with the knowledge and skill to comfortaby make and use cannabis concentrate oil (FECO/RSO) and cannabis infused coconut oil. These are the basics when it comes to using cannabis as medicine or in food. With these two basic skills these people would be well on their way to effectively self-medicate and begin their journeys towards superior health.

The evening was fun, informative and uneventful -no blue lights and screaming sirens, instead we laughed, we shared, we learned. And by the end of the class there were six more people in the world capable of making their own cannabis oil and infusions…

If you’d like to find out more about the next cooking class click here

And if you’re curious what a cannabis cooking class looks like….here’s a brief break down of the evening in pictures….

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Class started with a quick introduction and an update on where we stand regarding the law and cannabis. Then we moved on to decarboxylation: what, why, when and how. 

 

 


cannabis alcohol drain

2.

Making RSO/FECO

Although the alcohol looks sufficiently strained it still needs to be put through a coffee filter to take off the fine plant material and dust.

strain cannabis infused alcohol 

 

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making cannabis oil

 

 

Demonstrating what the oil looks like once almost all the alcohol has boiled off. 

 

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Once all the alcohol is completely boiled off, it’s time to store it correctly. Everyone got to go home with their own ml of RSO/FECO!  making cannabis oil rso feco

 

5.

Making Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil

 

Straining off the coconut oil after pre-infusing the cannabis overnight.

 

 

6.

Voila!  Once the cannabis infused coconut oil was strained and drained, it was poured into 50 ml containers for class members to take home and try for themselvesIt’s that easy.

7.

Explaining individual tolerance and how to safely dose yourself and others….

…Then there were six more people in the world able to make their own cannabis oils and infusions. 

 

For the recipe to make your own cannabis infused coconut oil click here 

 

 

 

 

Is It Time To Add Cannabis To Your Skincare Regime?

Cannabis topicals are gaining in popularity – from anti-anging to healing sores and easing pain – and all without getting high!

I have been looking for the perfect cannabalm for sometime now – mostly to keep my skin moisturised, heal environmental damage and also to use as a preventative for skin cancer and other skin issues.

Benefits of Cannabis Infused Balms

It should come as no surprise to anyone that cannabis possess skin-healing benefits. Known for it’s anti-inflammatoryantioxidant and anti-aging properties, it’s quickly becoming one the more popular treatments for eczema and other skin issues.

Because cannabinoid receptors are located all throughout the skin, CBD has the capability of interacting with those receptors to encourage homeostasis and healing.

Topicals are applied right to trouble areas so that the cannabis can work directly where it is needed. Although the cannabis can still be absorbed into your blood stream through your skin, it bypasses the liver and so you don’t get the psychoactive side-effects associated with orally ingested forms of treatment.

Finding the Perfect Cannabis Balm

cannabis skin heal marijuana balmFinding a well made cannabis balm in South Africa is easier said than done. There are balms, don’t get me wrong but too often they are made with cheaper ingredients or the consistency of the balm changes drastically with the heat.

So, when I discovered CannaMeds make a balm using all natural, organic ingredients and biodegradable packaging, I was over the moon. Rich and smooth with a delicate cannabis scent, I couldn’t wait to try it.

Organic, biodegdradable with Vegan-friendly optionsWhat’s not to love?

cannabis skin care Beautifully packaged in a biodegradable tin, CannaMeds ensures everything about their products is organic from ‘soil to oil’. The cannabis they use is carefully grown organically and indoors so as not to be exposed to potential pollutants.

One of the aspects I appreciate most is their attention to detail – they even carefully monitor how much heat is applied when making their products so that their customers can experience the full spectrum of healing properties offered by the cannabis plant by ensuring that none of these properties are accidentally burnt off. I love a company that goes to such great lengths to ensure we truly get the best of the best!

When you use their balm you can actually feel the care that has been taken in making their products. From the beautiful, biodegradable packaging to the decadent softness of the balm – this product does not disappoint!

CannaMeds also offers vegan options – using GMO-free soy way rather than honey. They also make tinctures and coconut oil infused capsules.

Moisturising and healing

Unlike many natural balms, the CannaMeds Healing Balm is soft in texture making it easy to apply. It was quickly absorbed into my skin, leaving it genuinely silky and smooth to the touch However, unlike with synthetic creams, my skin remained soft and moisturized for hours after.

This makes using the Healing Balm on my face a pleasure – it leaves my skin feeling satin-soft and revitalised but without the usual oily sheen that accompanies many natural balms.

CannaMeds Healing Balm is excellent for treating eczema, inflammation, acne, ageing or pain.

CannaMeds Product Range

cannabis tincture south africaFortunately for us, Cannameds makes more than balms – you can also order cannabis infused coconut oil capsules, lip balm or cannabis tinctures.

The capsules are made with organic coconut and even the actual capsule casings used are vegetable-based and vegan friendly.

They also make tinctures which are excellent for healing to manage pain, lift your mood or to help take the edge off. 

And for those in search of the ultimate micro-dosing method or if you just want to keep your lips looking moist and vegan cannabis infused coconut oil capsules kissable, CannaMeds make an amazing lip balm.

Check CannaMeds out on Instagram to find out more about their products:

https://www.instagram.com/cannamedsza/?hl=en

If you would like to order any of these amazing products send me an email at:  cannabisguruza@gmail.com