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Eczema and CBD

From the 13th – 19th September, we’ll be turning our focus to National Eczema Week to learn more about this problematic skin condition, which can affect all ages, at any time. What’s the deal with Eczema? Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It provides immunity and much-needed protection from environmental factors such as UV rays, microbes, those aforementioned chemicals, temperature change and more, and when the protective, waterproof barrier fails, as with eczema, the side effects go far beyond the surface. How the skin reads the environmental... Read More

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If you’ve ever had one, you will certainly know the difference between a migraine and a headache. If you’ve never had one, it’s a little having having your head crammed between a vice while a circular saw blade furiously rotates across your vision and even a 30 Watt bulb seems to create a torturous light so bright even the sun couldn’t compete. Migraines can often be accompanied with nausea, vomiting, passing out, increased sensitity and other symptoms just to make sure you know you’re not just having a headache. To... Read More



If you’re here reading about CBD & parenting, chances are you’re a parent. And, assuming that’s the case, we’ll also assume that you already know how deeply challenging being a parent can be on every level. Early years exhaustion? Check. Three-teen tantrums? Check. Endless demands for your time/energy/money/food at every age? Definitely. These (and much more besides) are things that all parents deal with. And even though there’s a lot about being a parent that is of course a wonderful, magical journey, there’s no shame in admitting that some days... Read More



We took a visit to Eagles Crag Brewery in Todmorden to see how they make the CBD Beer exclusively for The Golden Lion, Todmorden The Golden Lion in Todmorden isn’t just a pub, it’s an institution, there for all the community in a true sense. Everyone is welcome and anything goes. Gig is at the helm, leading a crew of brilliant staff, to run this unique, entertaining, often bizarre and always benevolent community hub (they do free dinners at Christmas). “We are the pub reimagined. A  community hub working to... Read More



Nicola Sparkes, Tonic customer and Holistic Therapist & Reiki Master, talks about what’s in her wellbeing toolkit The dictionary definition of holism states that nothing can be fully understood unless one sees the whole system of which it is part; that the whole is always more than the sum of its parts. As a practitioner in the Holistic Heath and Wellness field, I take a holistic approach to health that looks not only at individual physical and mental health needs but looks at the whole person. We treat the individual’s... Read More



OUR DEAR FRIEND, TONIC CUSTOMER & ACUPUNCTURIST SAMINA HAIDER SWAPS ANXIETY TIPS, TECHNIQUES & 24 CAROT GOLD ‘EAR SEEDS’ WITH KATE FROM THE TONIC We love nothing more than hearing our customer stories, sharing CBD experiences, as it helps us gain knowledge we can share with others that may be in similar circumstances. We’re very lucky to have Samina as one of those very customers. We’ve been talking alot about anxiety throughout this lockdown, from our own perspective, but also reflecting on the pandemic that is not only Covid-19, but... Read More

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We met Lauren Mahon at Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick last year (2019). She was on The Talks stage, sharing her experience of being told at the age of 31 she had breast cancer. Devastating news at any age, but Lauren was “thirty-bloody-one, far too young and full-of-fun to be dealing with this kind of crap, and secondly, how can I have breast cancer when she DOESN’T HAVE ANY B*STARD TITS?!?!” It was an aggressive 2.8cm ‘Grade 3’ cancerous lump. Desperate for some reassurance, she headed to CoppaFeel!.... Read More


TRIBE STORIES – Lee Jordan’s dental visit that changed the course of his life forever

As Lee puts it, dental operations are no ones idea of fun, but his trip to a military dentist is where his story starts. A temporary filling had been accidently left in a tooth and forgotten about for years. It began to decay and one day, after giving a career brief in a school to young adults, Lee collapsed. The tooth had come so badly infected he was left with a bacterial infection which affected an area dangerously close to his brain. That’s where Lee’s life changed Before this moment... Read More


CBD CLIT SPRITZ – it’s on everyone’s lips…

“The Pleasure Centre of the Vulva” by Louise Hill @junkshopvenus No, it’s not a description of the backseat of a Swedish car. Half the population has one, many spend their lives searching for one and sex would be less fun without one. So let’s not beat about the bush, and get down to the nub, or the bean, or the little bald man in a boat…aka the clitoris. Whatever your pet name is, we’re all aware of the clitoris. It’s the female sex organ that contains over 8000 sensory nerve... Read More

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We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so. To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the... Read More