Conversations with an Artist: Xula
We are a majority plant-based diet, skin care and personal care household. Anything we put in or on our body must meet our non-chemical and environmentally friendly criteria. It is with this same care that we curate our apothecary items in the shop. We were thrilled to be introduced to Xula's line of Hemp CBD self care, born out of a desire to create plant-based products focused on menopause, menstruation, daily calm, sleep and muscle fatigue issues. CBD is short for cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid found in the hemp plant. CBD is not psychoactive; it doesn’t get people high. Xula's uniquely crafted formulas combine the highest quality organic hemp CBD with ethically sourced herbs, consciously chosen to create an energetically balanced blend. As they say, "Feel Yourself." Read more from founder, Karina Primelles.
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A Primer on Xula
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is well known at this point. In brief, CBD is a part of the cannabis plant that won't get you high (vs THC which does have a psychoactive effect). The full-spectrum CBD in Xula products comes from their own farm in Southern Oregon where they utilize both organic and regenerative practices. The hemp is hand-harvested and trimmed using an 18hr slow drying process to ensure terpene preservation. All hemp extracts in Xula products have been third party lab tested for safety and purity to ensure every product is consistent in quality and content.
Xula also adds other parts of the cannabis plant (again, the stuff that won't get you high) to their formulas, like CBN (cannabinol) and CBG (cannabigerol). These hemp compounds create an entourage effect. Essentially, this entourage effect is the theory that hemp compounds (cannabinoids) are more effective when they're consumed in tandem. When other cannabinoids (like CBG, CBD, or CBN), terpenoids, and flavonoids are combined in an herbal blend, it is believed that all of their effects are increased; increasing efficacy and effectiveness.
As herbalists, Xula also add the ancient wisdom of herbs to balance underlying physiological patterns at the root of symptomatic expressions of female concerns such as PMS and menopause as well as every body needs for daily calm, good sleep and muscle fatigue. These are craft batch creations, not “kitchen sink” creations (where any herbs “good for” a specific symptom are thrown in). Xula consciously chooses each herb in the formulas to create an energetically balanced blend.
Together all of this better supports your body and we're here for that. As Xula says, Feel Yourself.
Feeling the feels,
~ Bonnie & Jeffrey