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Let’s Clear the Air About Phoenix Tears (aka Rick Simpson Oil)

If you have been exercising your right to shop cannabis products online, then you have probably heard of Phoenix Tears. This extract is gaining popularity with medicinal cannabis users everywhere and goes by other names (Rick Simpson Oil, Full Extract Oil) that you may or may not have heard of. If you are new to extracts then do not worry– this article will help you understand a little more about Phoenix Tears and how they can enhance your life.


Who is Rick Simpson?

The man, the legend, the hero of medicinal cannabis oils. Rick Simpson and his namesake oil swooped into the scene and changed the cannabis game forever, but who exactly is he and why should you even care? Great question! In short, Rick Simpson is a Canadian cannabis activist whose innovative spirit allowed him to create his own unique and powerful brand of cannabis oil.


After being diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, Rick Simpson experienced a big let down in the medical field when his doctor refused to consider cannabis treatment as an option. As a response, Simpson took matters into his own hands and developed an oil treatment that he applied topically to his cancerous growths and, after 4 days, the growths had disappeared. Having experienced himself how difficult it was to get treatment when the medicine in question was stigmatized, Simpson took it upon himself to continue harvesting and creating his oil– Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)– and distributing it for free to those who needed it.

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Phoenix Tears (RSO) seem complicated? Here’s what we suggest.


1. Using phoenix tears topically

Nowadays, RSO is popularly known as Phoenix Tears, and the list of medicinal benefits grows longer with each day. Because it comes in oil form, the methods of applying or ingesting are versatile. The first and simplest method of using Phoenix Tears is applying the product topically to a localized area needing relief. Rick Simpson rubbed the oil directly onto his cancer growths, and in under a week his growths went away. Patients of his experienced similar effects when using the oil to treat their various ailments, with some feeling effects after just 1 hour. Topical application is great for anywhere use as it does not require the use of any glassware or devices.

2. Vaporizing the extract

The second method of using Phoenix Tears involves vaporizing the extract. It is a bit trickier to do, but not impossible. Phoenix Tears are a thick extract that many vaporizer pens cannot handle (It would be like loading your vape pen with molasses).  If you are completely set on vaporizing Phoenix Tears, then you can purchase a pen that can yield a heavier concentrate, or alternatively you can thin out your Phoenix Tears using organic vegetable glycerin. Thank to Rick Simpson, the recipe for Phoenix Tears is readily available online so you can create your own blend and play around with consistencies.

3. Ingesting it orally or sublingually (under the tongue)

The third method of consuming Phoenix Tears is oral ingestion, and this is quickly becoming a favourite method of use by cannabis users. Some people dose themselves sublingually and can feel effects in as little as 5 minutes lasting up to 4 hours. If you want to mask the sappy taste, then Phoenix Tears are also available in capsule form and/or you can bake the oil into various foods and reap the benefits of a delicious, medicated meal. As with any edible, the effects can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in, and can last as long as 8 hours depending on the potency and the person.


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Phoenix Tears are used to:

  • Reduce the growth of cancer cells
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Reduce/relieve pain
  • Induce sleep
  • Increase appetite
  • Nourish the skin
  • Improve heart health with its powerful antioxidants

If you are experiencing symptoms that you just can’t seem to shake, then Phoenix Tears might be your ticket to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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