Chances are by now you've heard someone sing to you the praises of Hemp Oil, or CBD. As one of Salt Lake City's founding suppliers of high-quality Hemp Oil, we'd like to give you three things to consider before you buy your first bottle or restock on your current fave.
1. Brand Matters
Like most herbal products, not all are created equal.
Packaging can be incredibly hazy and sometimes downright misleading when it comes to CBD. Manufacturers are not necessarily required to state things in a way that makes sense to most of us, so it can be easy to buy into a product that is far from superior. Here in the shop, when people talk about having poor experiences with CBD, we can almost always trace it back to the maker they used. We give them something better and they finally get the results they were looking for.
As we looked at picking up CBD, we tested over 25 brands from across the USA and Canada. 4 made the cut. These brands are exemplary at sourcing ethically grown hemp plants, extracting them into oil, and packaging them in user-friendly ways.
2. The Plants Matter
Did you know that many of the fibers we rely on come from the hemp plant? Industrial hemp is the course of many low-impact fiber goods from clothing to paper- but it's not what we want to work with when making CBD. Many of the 'smoke shop' brands of CBD are made by extracting the poor quality CBD isolates from industrial hemp. We only work with makers who use therapeutic-grade varieties of hemp that have a whole array of beneficial constituents.
3. The Seller Matters
While it's easy to pop into a smoke shop or grocery store to pick up CBD, the amount of information, personal connection to the product, and tailored information for your use simple won't be there. It makes sense to work with clinical herbalists to explore CBD since it's a plant we've worked with for ages. If you need more in-depth information or are looking for the right CBD product for who you are as an individual, stop in and we'll be happy to help!
ADAPTOGENS / Saturday January 11 @ 5pm
Join Craft Herbalist Josh Williams for an exploration of the power of Adaptogen herbs.
Stressed? Worn down? Tired but Wired? In constant panic mode? Ungrounded and out of center?
Join us at Greenthread Herbs for our next empowering class on the topic of Adaptogens...
This immersive class will cover:
Attendees will be treated to an adaptogenic herbal tea blend, some fun recipes, several samples,and detailed class notes.
Saturday January 11
5:00pm - 6:30pm
TEA RITUAL / Sunday January 26 @ 3pm
Join Herbalist Josh Williams for a deep exploration of tea as ritual, ceremony, and spiritual practice. In this immersive workshop we will sit various ceremony styles with several types of teas and explore how the herbs can be worked with in magical, medicinal, and spiritual ways through the tea process.
Sunday January 26
3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Attendees will receive an empowered ritual tea blend to take home in addition to notes from Josh's personal Materia Magica.
Please dress in comfortable, loose clothing and bring a pillow for floor sitting. In this workshop we will be spending a lot of time on the floor. Chairs will be available for those who need them or to take breaks from floor sitting. If you have any concerns about comfort or accessibility, please reach out and we'll help make accommodations!
THE SACRED COMPASS / Saturday February 1 @ 5pm
Explore the ancient symbol of the compass- a tool for self discovery, working with herbal medicines, and aligning to the magical energies of the natural world around us.
In this workshop we'll explore the Sacred Compass by walking around the energies it represents, connecting to those energies for personal initiation, and working with herbal allies along the way in the form of teas, tinctures, incense, and edibles.
Come learn how to explore where you are on your journey, what imbalances may be causing issues in your narrative, and how you can work with the primordial elemental forces to cultivate greater harmony in your life.
Workshop includes several plant medicines, guided meditations, handouts, and deep inspirations!