Us ladies have a host of unique needs that aren’t always addressed by generic unisex products. Whether it’s menstrual, sexual, or simply a byproduct of “taking the pink ribbon off our eyes to see exactly where we stand”, sometimes a we just need something made specifically for our needs with our lives in mind. Well, we asked and these cannabis companies listened! Here are 5 amazing cannabis products designed just for us!
Topping this list is a product from Whoopi Goldberg’s infamous line of cannabis products designed specifically to ease menstrual discomfort for women. Of course, we had to start this list off with something chocolate! The shift in hormones we experience during menstruation can often cause cravings for chocolate due to its high magnesium and iron content- two nutrients that become significantly depleted for us during our cycles. Cacao is rich in anandamide, “the bliss chemical,” and substances that slow the breakdown of cannabinoids, inhibit weight gain, and fight inflammation! Cacao also contains high levels of theobromine, a vasodilator that drives nutrients and chemicals in our bodies, which in turn, exaggerates the effects of substances like anandamide, THC, and CBD. This complementary combo results in a powerful punch to the inflammation and pain that accompany Aunt Flo on her monthly visit.
This dark chocolate can also lower blood pressure, increase circulation, and improve digestion- all benefits that are not only good for your health but great for your body’s monthly menstrual cycle
When combined with cannabis, cacao can also help improve mood stability and fight the depression and anxiety that can often accompany this time of the month as well.
Whether you’re struggling with the effects of menopause or simply looking for a more satisfying sexual experience, Bliss lubricant is all about YOU. Bliss is made by a woman for women! If you can imagine the euphoric experience of being high, translated to your vagina, you can begin to understand the bliss that is Bliss. With over 25 products having been approved by the FDA to treat sexual dysfunction in men and only ONE for women, it’s high time someone started paying attention to our needs as well. Bliss lubricant works by dilating capillaries in the vaginal area and increasing blood flow. This relieves feelings of dryness and tightness that cause pain and irritation.
The localized effect of the THC acting on the cannabinoid receptors in the area, creates an ultra concentrated sense pleasure directly where applied
Bliss lubricant boasts healthy, natural ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and safflower oil that you can feel good about too! With no chemicals or preservatives, you’ll know you aren’t slathering harmful chemicals on the most sensitive parts of your body. That’s pleasure you can take pleasure in!
Okay, let’s get something straight right off the bat on this one, while it is being wildly mislabeled as “the weed tampon,” it is not, in fact, a tampon! It is not designed to absorb menstrual blood. It can, however, be inserted much like a tampon and is designed to provide much needed relief of cramps, pain, and inflammation during your cycle. It’s recommended that you place the suppository in the freezer for a bit prior to insertion to harden the cocoa butter and ease insertion. These suppositories act directly on local cannabinoid receptors to slow down signals to the muscles and cause them to relax rather than cramp. The THC and CBD fight inflammation and block pain signals directly at the source. Foria’s product is also designed with all natural ingredients like jojoba extract, organically grown hemp, and organic sunflower lecithin. It’s no wonder this product has been so highly reviewed that demand has caused a backlog in orders! Foria is currently only available in California and Colorado. It has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, GC, CNBC, and USA Today!
So, what if I told you, you could curl up with a warm pop tart and indulge a little to fight those menstrual cramps or perhaps just to unwind after a long day of fighting the patriarchy? Treat Yourself has got you covered with this delectable comfort food! Treat Yourself is a non-profit corporation of women who “create cannabis infused health and beauty products with women in mind.” Their products are designed to honor the old adage, “my body is my temple” and as such, are created with high-quality, nutrient packed ingredients that allow you to indulge without the guilt.
These yummy tartlettes boast 50mg CBD and 20mg THC per package and they are vegan, preservative-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and made without refined sugar!
They also offer a mini versions sold in individual packets with 13mg CBD and 5mg THC. These are perfect for on-the go and determining the appropriate edible dosage for your needs. Both versions can be frozen if until you’re ready to use to ensure maximum freshness.
Okay, Treat Yourself has earned two spots on this list with their delicious pop tarty goodness and this amazing body butter! This body butter is designed to heal and sooth irritated, dry skin and can even be used to treat sun spots, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin irritations. With a 1:1 ratio of CBD: THC, it has a balanced healing approach to take advantage of the healing properties of cannabis for the skin without inducing a significant head high. Treat Yourself uses all natural ingredients like mango butter, shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and sunflower oil to moisturize and heal skin while taking advantage of essential oils like bergamot and clary sage to create a light, citrus-like scent that works for everyone!
With products like these, we can do all “the little things we hold so dear” no matter what the stressor- from menses to menopause to the everyday stress of dismantling the patriarchy.