Here at leafie, we support diversity in all industries, but none more so than the CBD and cannabis industry. There are many incredible women involved in this important and growing industry, from doctors and scientists to venture capitalists and CEOs. These cannabis-friendly founders are shaking up the drink, beauty, and wellness trades, so if you’re interested in supporting a woman-led CBD brand, read ahead for some of the labels spearheading the industry:
Our Remedy is an ethical CBD brand for women whose goal is to help you with the effects associated with periods. The founder of Our Remedy takes her inspiration from women and understands the often painful monthly side-effects many females suffer from: ‘The woman with painful endometriosis. The woman who had to phone in sick for work because her cramps were so severe. The woman with such bad mood swings that for a few days a month she becomes a different person. The woman who, usually so confident, becomes crippled with anxiety during her period. The woman who is stuck in a cycle of poor night’s sleep.’
The founder of Our remedy, Rachel, has suffered from anxiety herself and found CBD a helpful solution. Her personal history with this medicine inspired her to create a CBD brand that focuses on women, with a person behind the brand who can attest to the benefits of her CBD oil that combines CBD with peppermint and clary sage, two herbs that can help with menstrual symptoms.
You can feel good about shopping with Our Remedy too: their products are vegan, environmentally friendly, they offer plastic-free refills and with every purchase, they donate compostable sanitary products to a Bloody Good Period – the leading Period Poverty charity.
Head to their website to purchase this soothing and tasty CBD oil: https://ourremedy.co.uk/product/our-remedy-cbd/
London based female health research and development company Daye was founded by Valentina Milanova. After years of research and testing, Daye launched its first product: sustainable and clinically validated CBD tampons.
Valentina was energized by the prospect of having an impact on the gender pain gap and the lack of innovation in women’s health and hygiene products. When she heard about the benefits of cannabis products, the concept of CBD tampons was planted: “I first had the idea for Daye when I discovered that industrial hemp can provide absorbent and sustainable fibres, as well as a soothing, naturally-occurring CBD extract.”
Daye commits to utter transparency; their full supply chain and manufacturing process is available to see on their website. With this brand, you know where and how products are made, and the full research and scientific studies behind their products are accessible. Products include their signature Naked Tampons, CBD balm, and ProViotics for vaginal health. To accomplish all this, Valentina raised $5.5 million in funding from various investors, crediting the rise of femtech companies for a shift in open-mindedness about the female health industry.
Daye’s tampons contain a concentrated 30% whole-plant hemp extract, plus a naturally occurring 100mg of cannabidiol per tampon. According to their studies, this is a sufficient amount to offer pain relief and is as beneficial as taking anti-inflammatory pills. Valentina and her company are disrupting the period care industry by creating a pain-relieving tampon as well as making the manufacturing process of tampons more eco-friendly. It’s no wonder they had a waiting list of thousands when they launched!
Botanic Lab is revolutionising the future of cannabis drinks by simply creating ‘drinks that do something’. The company, co-founded by Rebekah Hall, believes that the term “health” drinks have been misleading customers over the past few years during the big wellness craze. Botanic Lab attests that it’s about time for brands to live up to their health claims.
This bold and original company won three industry awards in 2019 for innovation in drinks. Mixing CBD and botanicals, the nutritious drinks have exceeded expectations sales-wise and are undoubtedly a market disruptor (they sold the first CBD drinks in the UK). Coming from a finance background, entrepreneur and founder Rebekah saw the potential of using powerful plants for refreshing drinks, her aim being “to create the 21st-century version of Red Bull.” Rebekah was quick to spot the emerging mainstream acceptance of CBD. The launch of their first CBD drink couldn’t have been more timely: they launched it four months after Home Secretary Sajid Javid issued a licence allowing doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis oil in the UK. They were the first CBD drink company in the UK, marking them as an industry pioneer, always one step ahead of the competition.
As you would expect, the company shares its botanical ingredients as well as their history, origins, and traditional uses, so you can understand the full benefits of the remarkable plants at the heart of Botanic Lab’s production process. It is their singular and superior formulas that have led to Botanic Lab supplying over 500 stockists including all major supermarkets.
The brand is known for their non-dairy milkshakes, botanically infused teas, cold-press juices, and their the award-winning Dutch Courage – the UK’s first cannabidiol botanical tea drink that features sour cherry and floral hibiscus. Head to their website to view the whole range: https://botanic-lab.co.uk/