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Hemp Tank and the eco way forward

Hemp Tank and the eco way forward

14th July 2019
I think that a lot of people (80% of the UK population) are now familiar with the fact that Cannabis isn't just about smoking a sneaky spliff behind locked doors. Cannabinoids have been available as a whole host of oils, pastes, balms, bodily preparations, edibles, and drinkables for a few…

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How wonderful is a Konjac Sponge?

How wonderful is a Konjac Sponge?

12th July 2019
The Konjac Sponge is a totally natural facial and body cleansing sponge made from root bulb fibers of Konjac (a.k.a. konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, or snake palm). Asian cultures have used konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been a popular item there for about…

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Going greener with paper bags

Going greener with paper bags

11th July 2019
Single use plastics bother us!That's why we've been researching our packaging and trying to come up with a way of getting rid of single use plastics - plastic bags are our bugbear!We found glassine paper bags might be the answer and from early Autumn we hope to switch over to…

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Have you heard of Snake Oil Salesmen?

Have you heard of Snake Oil Salesmen?

19th June 2019
Snake oil is a term for deceptive marketing.It comes from 19th-century Chinese railroad workers who used medicine made from the Chinese water snake. The stuff worked; rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, it effectively treated conditions such as arthritis and bursitis. Americans were amazed by its healing powers.The term took on…

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We love small festivals!

We love small festivals!

19th June 2019
This year we've seen at least half a dozen small, grassroots festivals 'go under'. A great shame as this is where new bands, small traders and local community get to enjoy a day or three of celebrating life, encounter something new and challenge their viewpoints. FEG was going to be at…

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We make Hemp Balm, not CBD Balm. What's the difference?

We make Hemp Balm, not CBD Balm. What's the difference?

26th May 2019
We regularly get asked how much CBD is in our balms. The answer is, we don't have to have this measured or tested because we call it a hemp balm.Many companies will add CBD paste or CBD isolate to a base, whip it together and bam! - no thought, no…

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Why immersing yourself in water is good for you

24th May 2019
The only real chance I get to immerse myself in water is a relaxing bath. Whether at home or elsewhere, it's easy to pack a back of salts into my overnight bag and look forward to a soak!I remember flying to a Celtic festival in Barbados (of all places) and…

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I can't find my hemp balm!

I can't find my hemp balm!

11th May 2019
As a musician, we're always told to look after our hands and ears. At festivals, I always have several pairs of earbuds kicking around - just in case it gets too loud or I'm pitched near a generator. The constant hum of diesel generators, background noises and murmur becomes unnoticeable…

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Hemp was NEVER an afterthought: when we make our Balms it's always at the forefront of the purpose.

Hemp was NEVER an afterthought: when we make our Balms it's always at the forefront of the purpose.

19th March 2019
Many companies create a cosmetic base, then add an extracted CBD  later. Many companies add wholeplant paste or isolate CBD to their balms and lotions: we don't. We created our bases using our own extraction method and layered every other component on top. This means that it wasn't a case of…

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Why has Wales got the best flag in the world?

Why has Wales got the best flag in the world?

1st March 2019
Because we have a massive dragon on it - that's why!Happy Saint David's Day!A little about St DavidMany of the traditional tales about David are taken from a hagiography written by Rhygyfarch in the late 11th century - Buchedd Dewi ("Life of David"). He claimed it was based on documents…

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