Organically Grown & Wildcrafted Herbs

We use only the highest quality herbs in our products

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WIldcrafted and organic herbs

Akasha Apothecary organically grown herbs from seed to skin. no herbicides or pesticides used EVER.
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Freshly wildcrafted comfrey in Bonny Doon, CA on our beautiful 3 acre medicinal herb farm.

The root and leaves of the comfrey plant have been used in traditional medicine in many parts of the world. In Japan, the plant has been harvested and used as a traditional treatment for over 2,000 years. The roots of leaves of the comfrey plant contain chemical substances called allantoin and rosmarinic acid. Allantoin boosts the growth of new skin cells, while rosmarinic acid helps relieve pain and inflammation. Extracts are still made from the roots and leaves and turned into ointments, creams, or salves. 

+reference: Healthline.com for more information about herbs!

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A long day of wildcrafting for healing sales. Collected lavender, aloe, chamomile, and rosemary.

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We love all of our garden friends in the summer time these friends help keep away pests from the plants.

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Freshly wildcrafted chamomile for summer sun infusions

Chamomile

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Lets talk about terpenes

When we are selecting herbs for our herbal creations we are always making sure that the herbs are high in synergistic terpenes that amplify the healing and pain relieving benefits of our CBD salves and skin care products.


FUll Spectrum CBD

In all of our products we use CBD that is full sun grown craft CBD from a local family owned cannabis farm located in Santa Cruz Mountains without the use of any harmful sprays, inorganic nutrients, or harmful ecological practices. At Akasha Apothecary it is important that all of the plants that we use are treated with the upmost respect and care from seed to skin.

We use a low heat whole plant extraction method to extract our full spectrum organic CBD oil. Takes many weeks of love and attention to create our blends.

New to CBD? Not sure what to choose? What is full spectrum CBD Vs CBD isolate?

Lets unpack all of these very important questions…

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We have a variety of CBD products…some geared towards aiding skin ailments others toward balancing hormones.

If you are new to CBD oils and not sure where to start I recommend starting with our CBD relieving salve. It is the one stop CBD product that we have that works on a variety of issues ( eczema. psoriasis, back pain, inflammation, cramps and so much more!)

DIANA, SANTA CRUZ,, CA: RELIEVING SALVE - I HAVE TO SAY HONESTLY, I HAVE NEVER HAD A QUICKER MORE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WITH A SALVE.. ITS HONESTLY AMAZING! MY NECK WAS IN HUGE KNOTS AND FEELS WAY BETTER!

If you’ve been skeptical about using hemp or other CBD-related products because you don’t want to get stoned or became a “pothead”, you’ve got nothing to worry about in that regard. (Containing >.3%THC) CBD is non psycho-active and does not get you high and will not show up on a drug test. Our salve is intended for external use only.

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Full spectrum CBD oil, unlike CBD isolate products, includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant. Depending on the condition and what you are looking to achieve it can provide a greater effect than CBD alone as all the cannabinoids work together in what is known as the entourage effect. Full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber. When referring to CBD in the hemp plant, it’s important to understand that Hemp contains a large number of cannabinoids (in trace amounts), but the main compounds are CBD and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). As CBDa is more abundant in the hemp plant, firms must decarboxylate the oil. This process heats the oil and changes CBDa into CBD. One of the most important studies relating to full spectrum CBD oil took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School in 2015. It compared the performance of a full spectrum extract with one that contained CBD only. The study concluded that full spectrum was more effective when fighting pain and inflammation.

While CBD only is somewhat effective, the whole plant extract not only provided faster and better relief, the effects also lasted longer. This is why an increasing number of companies in the CBD industry are selling full spectrum CBD oil as a rule.
The aforementioned entourage effect is the main reason behind the efficacy of whole plant extracts. There are over 100 ‘identified’ compounds in the cannabis plant. While most of these compounds have their own therapeutic benefit, they combine synergistically to provide a far better performance than any single compound, including CBD. Here are a couple of examples of conditions that benefit from the entourage effect. While full-spectrum CBD oil contains a huge array of cannabinoids, terpenes and much more, oils or isolates with CBD only, are separated from other compounds in the plant. 

We use a coconut oil base to extract CBD because coconut oil has among the highest concentration of fatty acids (saturated fats). The surplus of these fatty acids in the coconut oil create a stronger binding agent for cannabinoids. Compared to olive oil, which contains a saturated fat content of less than 20%, coconut oil contains over 80% saturated fats and thus has the ability to retain far more cannabinoids during extractions, rendering far more medicinally efficient products in return. Coconut oil, therefore, is a near perfect medium for cannabis.

○ Great for those with arthritis it helps soothe the joints and creates more mobility

○ Helps with chronic pain by reducing inflammation and healing on a cellular level

○ Aids in scar tissue repair

○ Soothing for cuts and burns, our balm helps speed up healing process

○ Deep moisture for dry skin and eczema

○ Contains macrobiotic properties and is safe to use on the face, helps with acne, acne scars, red marks, fine lines and much more !