FACES – Cannabis Support and Education Centre

Who are FACES? www.facessupport.org.uk

FACES Training Support alongside the FACES Mentoring Charity, are an organisation with the aim of Educating Under 18s on Cannabis use. We also offer confidential support to those who feel they are being groomed by drug dealers and a private knife amnesty service. 

We offer a new approach through Education and Support. We understand kids are going to try Cannabis, it is such a common practice nowadays and is so easy to get hold of. Without being authoriative like their teachers, parents and the police, we offer them somewhere to come and discuss their usage in private. 

Faces is Pro legislation and legalisation of Cannabis. 


We feel that legalising will help avoid under 18s being used by drug gangs, also decreases the chances of under 18s purchasing Cannabis. It would also help decrease the amount of synthetics such as Spice being given to teenagers on the street, including chemicals used in grows. There would also open a massive economical market in the UK, which would create 1000s of jobs and increase tax revenues. Not to mention the amount of time and money saved by the Police who are already stretched to the limit. We are losing the battle on drugs, there needs a new approach, a responsible approach. Education is key.

Fight Addiction Cannabis Education Support

How are we linked to FACES?

Back in July, Bnatural HQ were invited down to Weston Super Mare to a fund raising event to help raise funds for Faces Centre. We were also invited to go and have look around the centre by owner Steve Melhuish.

The centre was in very early stages of development so not really much to see at this point but Steve took his time to show us around and tell us about all the plans for the centre. Steve is clearly passionate about the centre and this became apparent whilst explaining what was going to be done in the coming months.

The centre is the first of its kind in the UK. The whole thing is based around education for kids and parents alike, a safe haven and somewhere to go and relax. The young adults can go here and talk to trained professionals, get educated around cannabis and addition as well as concealing sessions and a knife drop off point.

For us at Bnatural HQ, eduction is key. We strong believe that there should be more eduction surrounding cannabis. So this centre really does have our full support.

Steve has given us a chance that we just couldn’t refused. Steve offered us a sponsorship deal at faces and we have singed up as the only CBD sponsor for the centre. Our products will be on display and for sale at the centre, where we are also hoping to hold events and educational talks surrounding CBD to kids, parents and even local authorities.

This is an exciting time for us and for Faces. We are looking forward to a working with Steve and his team for the foreseeable future!

For more information on Faces, please visit their website or Facebook page

Summer Fizz – A nine year old girls idea, turned into reality

When you read the words ‘summer fizz’, what does your mind conjure up?

Allow us to inspire you.

Bright, sunny days with the smell of freshly mown grass wafting by as you relax on a blanket in the back garden. Sipping something bubbly and losing yourself in a book.

Nothing much to do and nowhere to be. Time just for you, cradled in nature’s glory.

When you get an opportunity to simply live in the moment you have to grasp it with both hands.

But what if the weather has other ideas (as it invariably does)? We ALL need that crucial downtime to care for our mental and physical well being. And what better way to shut out the stresses and strains of everyday life than with a reviving warm bath?

So, light that candle, dig out that dog-eared novel and book yourself into the bathroom. 

The final magic ingredient is a touch of that elusive summer fizz. No matter the weather we can bring a hint of the healing sun into your life.

How?

Summer – Age 9 – With her Bath Bomb

Bnatural, led by head Fizz Scientist, nine-year old Summer (aptly enough), has designed the ultimate holistic spa treatment in one little bath bomb, AKA Summer Fizz. 

Handmade and packed with revitalising black raspberry and fragrant vanilla (yum!), our unique bath bomb also contains 50mg of CBD so you can wallow in a balancing, restorative bath that will get you right back on track.

Why a CBD bath bomb? The story begins with an inventive nine-year old girl.

Our daughter Summer plays an integral role in the running of Bnatural, so when she approached us with an idea for a bath bomb, we just had to make it happen. Summer was adamant that this ground-breaking bath bomb should look like our tincture bottles (easier said than done, that’s for sure). So, with some help from industry friends we crafted numerous moulds and, after MUCH trial and error, we finally arrived at this design, which we think works beautifully.

Summer Fizz Bath Bomb

Dropping this little effervescent bomb into your tub could be just the ticket after a tough day out in the big, bad world. The subtle aroma of sun-kissed raspberry and warming vanilla will envelope you, calm the senses and evoke sweet summer memories. The CBD will dissolve in the warm water to gently support and balance your endocannabinoid system. This is a home spa experience beyond any you’ve experienced before. Stress relief from the inside out.

We love this big beautiful blue and green planet and we aim to make our products as earth and animal-friendly as possible so be reassured that our bath bomb is

● SLS and Paraben free

● Vegan friendly

● Cruelty free

Hoorah for Summer Fizz! Are you ready to succumb?

Hemp and CBD Expo

The Hemp and CBD Expo, NEC Birmingham!

This weekend, 2-3rd March 2019, saw the first expo of its kind in the UK, completely dedicated to Hemp and CBD. Arriving the night before, we met up with 2 or 3 other small business we have been in contact with or have working with to bring quality products to our consumers.

The first night went well with regard to networking and finally putting faces to names was nice. Probably a little more alcohol consumed that should have been!!

Arriving at the NEC on Saturday morning where we were met with long queues. This was a sure sign that the CBD industry really has taken off. As a small business, it felt somewhat intimidating at first, we were small fish and a very big pond. However, we all stuck together and quickly settled in.

Our first job when we got in was to go and meet Peter Reynolds of CannaPro, who had kindly given all of the CannaPro Certified Businesses a spot on the stand to showcase their products and chat to anyone interested in either setting up a businesses within the industry or people who already had businesses and wanted to expand their product range or wanted more information on how to become certified member of CannaPro.

For CannaPro to offer space on the stand for all of its members was truly amazing and id like to think we done the industry proud and we had shown that small businesses can actually work together and succeed in doing so.

Lets talk compliance for a second. We as an industry in the UK work damned hard to ensure we all remain compliant and follow the regulations set out by the relevant organisations. We work hard to ensure the consumer knows exactly what they are getting and what they are getting is compliant and safe.

After the first hour of walking around the Expo it was clear that more than half the companies there were selling products that weren’t compliant in the UK. For example, there were companies selling CBD Flowers, Edibles and Oral Tinctures with CBD Isolate in and other companies quite blatantly making medical claims on banners and posters around their stands.

We cannot emphasis enough that this is not allowed in the UK. CBD Isolate is only allowed to be used in vape and cosmetic products, CBD Flowers carry the same sentence as hight THC buds, we all know that we are not allowed to publicly make medical claims about CBD Products. This really got our back up for a number of reasons:

  • This is the first of its kind Expo in the UK and anyone looking to set up or who are interested in CBD in the UK are getting mixed signals. When UK companies like ourselves are bending over backwards to remain complaint and overseas companies come to a British Expo and start selling non compliant products?! It really does give off the wrong impression
  •   Given the current interference from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on trying to make CBD a novel food, its now more than ever we really need to make sure we all remain complaint and need to stop these non compliant companies. It is not an image for industry that we want. We need to work together. 

The organisers were confronted by a number of people from different areas of the industry about all of this and made aware of people doing and selling things they shouldn’t be. We made a strong point about making these events more accessible to smaller companies who are complaint and hopefully we will be at the next one as stall holders, showing the British public how we do it properly and what compliance looks like.

There will be a meeting being held next week with 2 the business holders we were with and the organisers of the Hemp Expo to see what can be done about the compliance issues at the next event. 

All that being said, it really was a great weekend and many companies there were indeed being complaint and showcasing how UK CBD industry should be. We also learnt a lot and we met some amazing people in the process that really inspired us to drive forward. The way the small people work together is fantastic. 

Few snaps from the weekend below.

The B2B Team!

 

Golden Oil vs Black Oil

Why is Golden Oil Better?

golden oil vs black oil

The 3 most common Co2 extractions used to make CBD oil on the market today are Raw, Decarboxylated and Filtered. Raw (Black) Oil, is the easiest and most inexpensive to make, the lack of processing really takes away from the overall effectiveness of the oil.

Black Oils are simply extracted and then infused with a vegetable oil and that is it – no further processing. Black decarboxylated oils are not as effective.

Filtered, Golden Oils, like ours, made from naturally grown, european hemp offer a much better CBD consistency – as proven in our lab reports. Heres why!

  • Golden oils maintain a high level of purity and contain only essential cannabinoids and full spectrum, terpenes that enhance the CBD further – cue ‘The Entourage Effect’.  Compounds working much more efficiently when combined, much better than they do as individual compounds.
  • Additionally, golden oils are filtered, separating excess plant matter, lipids, waxes and chlorophyll from important compounds, resulting in a clear, golden color.
  • It undergoes full decarboxylation in order to maximise the potency of the golden oil. This process removes one carboxyl group, turning CBDa (inactive) into CBD. All this is done by heating up the cannabis for a long period of time, until the compounds are fully active for optimal efficiency 
  • The CBD content is much higher in golden oils than dark oils, therefore better value for money. 
  • Black oil vary much more in cannabinoid concentration and much harder to regulate. 
  • Smell, Taste and Purity – The clear golden colour of the golden oil brings to mind, Purity and a strong presence of CBD. The taste is also much nicer.

So to summaries! Golden Oils are much more pure and much more effective. Golden Oils will continue to be the forefront of the best CBD products on the market.

Starting Off!

How Much CBD Should I Be Taking?

As far as selling CBD oil in the UK, it is sold strictly as a food supplement. With that in mind, this means that we are not allowed to offer dosage advice. Although we do have to advise people that they should not exceed 200mg per day.

How does this help us in knowing what the correct dosage is then? Well by researching and getting feedback off people who use CBD the general rule of thumb is ‘Low and Slow’

Low and Slow!

LOW – start 1-2 drops, twice a day & SLOW – increase by 1 drop every 3-6 days. Keep increasing slowly, until you get to the point that you don’t have anything left to improve, or until you start feeling better.

It is also very important to drink lots of water to flush out all of the toxins as a lot of people experience the herx effect when starting the CBD oil (The Herx Reaction is a short-term reaction the body has as it detoxifies.

It is quite common to experience flu-like symptoms including a headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms.) 

If things start to reverse, back off. This is referred to as ‘self titration’. You’re figuring out your serving size, or sweet spot. For many, this can change over time, so be aware.