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7 Plant-Powered Pick-Me-Ups to Enhance Your Canadian Road Trip

 

photo_source: Women Fitness Magazine

The usually summer travel plans are off most calendars this summer. This means a lot of us are turning to local travel. Whether your first post-Covid steps have led you to road trip through Ontario or cruise through BC, travelling through the Great White North is a beautiful experience. Let’s be honest though, it can get boring and uncomfortable sitting in a car for hours on end (90s Pop playlist aside). These 7 plant-powered essentials have got every step of your trip in mind–for the driver, and all co-pilots involved. 


1. Safety first  

 

These days, any and all plans to stop and grab a bite, refuel, or pick up a souvenir should be accompanied by some trusty hand sanitizer. FRSH CBD Spray Hand Sanitizer contains CBD, meaning it not only defends against germs but also alleviates a variety of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, irritation, inflammation, dry or cracked skin, and even localized pain.  

 

 

2. For your furry co-pilot

 

 

One of the best parts of having a trusty canine travel buddy is taking in the views together, and of course, embarking on a hike or two. Unfortunately, some of our furry friends just aren’t as relaxed on road trips as we are. These treats are derived from hemp oil and other high-quality human grade food ingredients so little (or big) buddy can be at their most comfortable by your side. Puppy travel anxiety, be gone! 

 

 

3. For that troubled travel skin

 

Between oily SPF build-up and that stale effect long car rides have on our skin, it’s essential to freshen up along the way, on the road. For this reason, we love to indulge in some Rosé Organic Clarifying Serum. This silky serum gives you the comfort of your at-home self-care routine on the road; infused with activated charcoal, tea tree oil and Salicylic Acid. The effect? Hydrating your skin while cleansing your pores, so that you look (probably fresher) than you feel on the road. 

 

 

4. Mid-Trip headache relief

Even the best of us get a little car sick, especially on those bumpy AF Nova Scotian roads. Travelling is a notorious migraine trigger– When the going gets tough and you’re powering through an all-night cruise, relieve the mental pangs with long-lasting, pain-relieving CBD Capsules. Advil, who?

 

5. Extreme weather – Dry lips

Some of the best road trips consist of straight driving and site seeing, with no Air BnB required! Without those coveted bathroom stops, it can be easy to miss your bi-daily lip care ritual. Next thing you know? Chapped lips. Try this simple and natural lip balm, it will be your best dashboard buddy, we promise. Shop Nectar Botanicals Peppermint Lip Rescue 

 

6. We drove all night… and now I can’t walk

 

Whether you’re crammed in a small car or sprawled out in a big SUV, you’re likely to cramp up after extended periods of sitting. When those leg muscles start to tighten up and your neck feels like it’s being held hostage, look no further than Me First CBD Pain Stick to ease your achy break-y body. It’s like Tiger Balm, only better!

 

7. You’ve arrived! Time to sit back and relax  

 

 

Whether you’re chilling on some Kamloops camp grounds for a few nights or hitting up an Air BnB in Toronto, take that off-road time to lean into some well-deserved relaxation meditation. Is there any better way to bond with your road tripping pals than indulging in some haze zen in as you gaze at the stars? The answer is: No. There really isn’t.

If it’s not your boat then you are probably not the captain. Case and point, my father-in-law once drove 8 hours straight without a food or bathroom break, much to my dismay (and fragile bladder). It can get dog eat dog on the windy highways of the North; arm yourself with these road trip essentials and make the most of your journey! Because everyone deserves to cruise in comfort. 

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Skincare Essentials to Guide You Into Spring

From edibles and concentrates to treats for your fur babies, it seems like cannabinoids are popping up in all of our favourite products. Fortunately, our everyday skincare is no exception. I have been using CBD and hemp infused skincare products to relieve my skin problems for some time now and, lemme tell ya, my life has been immensely improved. The health benefits of CBD are plentiful, and more and more healing powers are being discovered each day. If you’re interested in keeping your inner goddess confident and your outer glow poppin’, check out these plant-powered skincare products and upgrade your Spring routine from head to toe:

 

Face

When it comes to facial cleansers it can be hard to find the right product for your skin type. This foaming face wash from I Can Naturally gets right into your pores and can help remove excess oil and makeup through gentle cleansing and CBD trichomes.

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LOA Oil is another wonder product that hones in on your problem areas and leaves you feeling moisturized, revitalized and dynamized. This hemp-based oil is a-m-a-z-i-n-g at clearing up acne and triples as a moisturizer for your skin and deep conditioner for your hair and nails. That’s a whole lotta uses for one bottle of hemp-based magic.

 

Lips

Chapped lips can be a total bummer. Many lip balms provide temporary relief, but require constant re-applying. Whether your mouth gets dry in the cold winter air or you suffer from year-round chappiness, these hemp-based lip balms from Apothecary Naturals provide instant and lasting relief for a dry kisser.

 

*Pro tip: The Natural flavour can double as an eye balm to help manage the dark circles and puffiness caused by a lack of beauty sleep.

Body

Whoever decided to infuse CBD in body lotion deserves the highest of fives for improving not only my life, but hopefully yours as well! Whether you’re looking for a crème to help combat aging, itchiness, soreness, redness, scarring, acne, eczema, or literally anything else, we have got you covered.

This silky body moisturizer from I Can Naturally not only keeps dry skin smooth and moisturized, but you can also choose between the hemp-based technology or the CBD technology (variety is the spice of life!).

Coconut oil is already one of the greatest discoveries for skin nourishment, but when combined with the healing powers of CBD it is an unstoppable force of natural goodness. This Pure Coco by OMNI Botanicals is an absolute go-to if you’re looking for a full body moisturizer (or a delicious cooking oil). 

 

To see more, check out our curated collection of natural skincare products and find the right fit for your plant-powered skin regimen. You won’t be disappointed, and your body will thank you forever. ??

*Birch + Fog is dedicated to providing information only and not medical advice. Birch + Fog is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always enquire with a health care professional concerning any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment options.

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The Non-Messy Phoenix Tears You Have To Try

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 and don't want the mess, then Phoenix Tears are also available in capsule form. You can also 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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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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