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DANIEL BERMAN

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Wild Mint Topicals

from Wild Mint

From tootsies to forehead and everything in between, these topicals have you covered.

‘Tis the season for dry hands and sore muscles, especially with the unexpected cold front that snapped the PNW last month – which means it’s high time to get your skin into cannabinoid care. Our skin is actually the largest organ of the body, and anyone who thinks that you can’t catch a buzz from topicals hasn’t taken an infused bath … which is where we’ll begin our journey with the Wild Mint lineup.

From their Soak bath bomb to the Tootsies foot soak, the combination of herbs, essential oils and Cannabis brings relief and relaxation to the body while in the bath. Simply pour in the bomb and get ready to feel like the ‘90s all over again – when ‘bomb’ was an acceptable way to describe a feeling of awesomeness, and possibly the last time some of us took a bath. Don’t worry, we know you shower!

Following a pleasing soak we prepared for a rub down with infused lotions, starting with the CBD Salve – a blissful application after warming up the skin. The CBD Salve has a warm and fuzzy smell that brings a comforting vibe, with hints of clove and nettles blending with peppermint, black pepper, cinnamon and ginger. The greenish salve rubs onto the skin like a thick butter before loosening up under fingers, rubbing onto skin in a layer of pain-relieving protection that helps soothe sore joints. If you want to be ready to puff puff pass the bong, or a kettlebell at the gym, getting a CBD topical regimen can help with recovery time and post-workout pain, even if your idea of exercise is smoking a joint while walking a pet.

Should you find yourself out taking that walk, you’ll likely feel a distinct chill – which is different from the infamous Seattle freeze – and breathing in the chilly air (and vibes) can leave lungs feeling raw. That’s where the Chill Cooling Muscle Salve and Vapor Rub is perfect. This useful blend smells like an earthier-kushier version of Vicks VapoRub, with a kiss of vanilla at the end and a bright fresh rush of vapor that opens the nostrils and sends chilling relief into the lungs. Perfect for cold nights or when the bong hits leave you feeling raw, simply rub the Chill onto your chest for classic vapor relief, or apply it to sore muscles for icy pain alleviation.

While the aforementioned products will relax the body, we cannot neglect the mind. This is where the Help Headache Relief roll-on can be a lifesaver, easing the pain experienced from a combination of the holidays, inclement weather and winter break with kids. Just give the little bottle of minty liquid magic a good shake and roll it onto the temples, forehead, neck or wherever you have tension. The combination of essential oils, magnesium and Cannabis will be just what you need to relieve the pain and get back into Zoom mode for work!

Finally done with puns and reminders of post-holiday life, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the Plain Jane CBD lotion – unscented and perfect for those with skin sensitivities. We also love the infused chapstick! Definitely check out the entire Wild Mint Topicals lineup online and get your new year started right – if health is wealth, we should invest in our skin. That’s where we live after all.

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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