A little bit about what inspired us to become wellbeing revolutionaries


The Tonic was born in 2017 of little more than a sincere belief in the unique qualities of CBD and a stubborn, unflinching and growing desire to help others. Kate Henderson and Michelle Oxley, the Tonic’s founders, both found their way to the product via different routes, but both are steadfast in their appreciation of what CBD is capable of.

At The Tonic we are not interested in half measures or cutting corners and put the customer first. In order to provide the best product available, we have sourced and gone into partnership with the finest Dutch growers whose organic approach and insistence on purity, safety and quality mirrors our own. In all aspects of the Tonic’s business, from our packaging to the bank we use, ethical considerations are paramount. We are members of, and comply with, the Cannabis Trades Association UK and CannaPro who govern the UK CBD industry.

All of our CBD products are what is known as ‘full spectrum’, meaning they contain more than just CBD and are packed with a full array of Cannabinoids. This grouping is also known as the ‘entourage effect’. In order to obtain the highest quality oil, free from solvent residue and toxins, a sophisticated method of extraction is required. We favour the supercritical CO2 method which uses high pressures and low temperatures to very precisely extract the CBD essence.

We want you to join us and be part of our very own wellbeing revolution.

The Tonic Tribe Ltd is a member of Cannabis Trades Association UK. 


Michelle’s brother Mark suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for 35 years and his only relief from the condition came via cannabis. Due to prevailing government legislation, this meant that in order to help her brother, Michelle’s whole family had no choice but to commit an illegal act by supplying him with it. No-one wants to break the law, but watching a loved one suffer acute pain, blindness and muscular spasms in the full knowledge that there was a method by which to ease his discomfort would have felt inhumane. When her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and began to display symptoms associated with the disease such as anxiety and paranoia, Michelle began to research CBD oil in the search for an alternative to the prescribed medication which was leaving her dad in a virtual vegetative state. The natural, organic nature of good CBD oil appealed to Michelle who felt a 4% solution would be worth trying. Within two days her dad’s overall health improved and her father and mother got their first decent night’s sleep in a decade. Michelle’s family history, coupled with her own positive experience of CBD have inspired her to join forces with Kate and share this incredible plant-based tonic.

Having witnessed the benefits of CBD oil within Michelle’s family, Kate was inspired to get involved and focus her twenty years’ worth of experience in marketing, branding and business development on creating a CBD product via an engaging, customer-centred and beautifully presented brand. As Kate’s exposure to CBD has grown so has her passion for and belief in the product and her desire to create a community around CBD and set the wellbeing revolution in motion.