I've been a fan of Cannabiscotti for a number of years now. There's not many infused biscottis to begin with so they are quite unique, but aside from these biscottis being tasty, potent, and packaged well, they're so amazingly consistent. Something very important when it comes to edibles.
What I love about Cannabiscotti too is that aside from their typical menu, they're always trying out new flavoured biscottis of which many are made custom for holidays throughout the year!
This time, I was fortunate enough to try their limited edition Nawty Neopolitan Gelato flavour, which just like Neopolitan ice cream, came as a striped biscotti with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate all in one bar!
I opened the packet and surprisingly, it smelled just like the ice cream which really brought me back! Unlike their other biscottis, this one is even more suited to a cannabis user with a lower tolerance as they can enjoy multiple flavours without having to open more than one biscotti package (and maybe regret it!). This biscotti is labelled as having 50 mg of THC from a full bud infusion using the Chem Dawg strain. So now, the only decision I had to make was which side I was going to start with!
The chocolate section tasted like the classic chocolate Cannabiscotti flavour I typically adore. The vanilla tasted heavenly. And for someone who doesn't typically like strawberry flavoured things, I found the strawberry section flavourful and very similar to how strawberry ice cream would taste. The biscotti was rich in flavour, buttery, crunchy and not too sweet. So tasty in fact, one must be careful not to munch on too much at a time!!
I've been smoking cannabis daily for many years, but I ended up eating this biscotti after a short 2-day tolerance break. My edible tolerance is usually very high, and it wouldn't lower too significantly in just two days, but wow did this biscotti pack a punch. Within 1.5 hours, my thoughts began to scatter and I knew it was kicking in. I started to feel relaxed and became quite distracted from the work I was doing at the time. I then became engrossed in another project I had no intention of starting that night which I ended up almost completing in no time!
By the 2 hour mark, I was already feeling the full effects of the Nawty Neopolitan Gelato, and nawty it was indeed. Usually I can have 50mg THC edibles without feeling any significant effect. Mind you, most of these edibles are using a THC distillate. Cannabiscotti on the other hand, use a full-bud extraction which results in producing a wide spectrum of cannabinoids (not just THC) which work synergistically to create a much stronger and more natural 'high', also resulting in far more health benefits. You can say I was floating and didn't have a care in the world. By then, I was no longer interested in my work and I blissfully melted in front of the TV with some munchies in hand.
So, if you're not a regular cannabis user, I would definitely recommend starting with just with just one flavour section (a third) and see how the effects play out over an hour or two. Otherwise, you may have to alter your evening plans, because I definitely had to!
Cannabiscotti does it again!
Want to learn more about Cannabiscotti? Visit www.cannabiscotti.ca.
Products By Sec are a Vancouver based boutique infused cannabis edible company, specializing in artisan and handcrafted gummies with varying doses of lab-tested, solvent-free THC distillate. They even offer a useful “How To Find The Perfect Edible Treat” flowchart, and a “Cannabis Consumption FAQ” section on their website to educate and reinforce safe consumption for their customers.
After coming across their beautiful gummies on instagram, I had to get in touch to express my praises and they were kind enough to send me two samples of every single kind of their edibles! With 6 kinds of gummies in their product line, I was in for a treat and had to make sure I rationed these out responsibly! As a graphic designer, I also have to say how much I love their labelling and their colourful designs, with each pack using different colour combinations in their logo and label design, with clear ingredient, warning, and dosing information. It's these finer touches that truly make products stand out above the rest.
with one in each pack it was this gummy that first caught my attention on instagram, not only for their size and tie-dye like combination of colours, but because each gummy is individually made by hand, making each one completely unique with its own pattern of colours. So beautiful in fact, I didnt know they were edible at first! I also love how they use the butterfly for emphasis in their marketing with their description of this goody, stating "experience the butterfly effect" which I believe I did with this heavy-hitter! You can say it floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee!
Being a regular cannabis smoker and edible eater, my tolerance is high to say the least, so given that this was their strongest gummy in their line, I made sure to have this gummy first on an empty stomach early in the day. This made sure nothing interfered with its effects. It's texture was great. Not too soft or chewy with a sweet sherbert-like flavour. Effects slowly crept in after around an hour with effects peaking on the 2-hour mark. Infused with THC, the gummy gave me some body buzz and left me feeling quite hazy, with a strong cerebral high. I was very satisfied with the strength of the "high" so I would warn anyone inexperienced with edibles to try these with caution!
With two in each pack, these 150mg THC dosed dice are cutely shaped like a large white and red dice. Perfect for any 420-friendly parties! The white is banana-flavour and the red reminded me of a strawberry jello. Being a gummy block, these are thick and chewy and I really enjoyed biting into these bad boys. Given my experience with the Butterfly High, I had a feeling I was in luck with these dice! With 150mg of THC in each, they are certainly not for the novice edible eater.
I had planned to dedicate a whole afternoon to trying the Butterfly High and Lucky Dice gummies, so being brave, I had these around 3 hours after I ate the Butterfly High. This ensured that by the time my first gummy was beginning to wear off, the dice would prolong the effects and carry them into the late afternoon.
I find the dice peaked at the 2-hour mark, consistent with the Butterfly High and my plan was quite the success. Any body buzz I didnt feel prior, was now quite present, putting me in a noticeable couch lock and watching TV like someone hypnotized for quite some time.
The second time I tried these lucky dice it was on a day when I was sick with a cold and didn't want to smoke, so I decided to have them both in one sitting. It wasn't long before my eyes were feeling incredibly warm and heavy, and the two gummies combined made me feel almost comatosed during their peak. Not for the novice user indeed, and even those with a high tolerance should not gamble with these dice!
These dense, gorgeous gummies are multi-coloured, gem-shaped and dosed at 100mg of THC in each. With two in each pack, there's always a backup if you find you're brave enough for the second. You can definitely say these precious stones will get you stoned. It's great to see that Sec make a real effort in creating a variety of unique molds and colour combinations to keep all their gummies interesting, and these gems certainly continue that trend.
Given the shape of these gummies, I loved how dense and solid these were, making them very chewy and fun to bite on. They tasted sweet and had a blue raspberry flavour that was tasty and consistent with any commercial candies one would find in a regular store.
These cute gummies are quite large and shaped like 3D cocktail drinks, even complimented with their own shaped gummy ice cubes or fruit slices on the rim! A perfect replacement for an alcoholic cocktail, these gummies are large and sold as single gummies dosed at 50mg of thc. Perfect as a starter to your Saturday night out!
The first one I tried looked like an orange cocktail with its own orange slice on the rim and tasted just like an orange popsicle. Sweet and tangy, and ever so chewy given its thick 3D mold.
The second one I tried was their "Old Fashioned", looking like a glass of brandy or rum with ice and the moment I opened the bag I could smell it too! I took a bite... Wow! Was this rum and coke I was tasting?! Amazing! A nice change from your typical cola bottle gummies and very innovative indeed. Definitely more appealing to the adult alcohol fans that you might be trying to bring to the green side!
Given that I had two of these bad boys, I definitely didn't need a drink and just like their colourful butterfly counterparts, these gummies are individually handmade and come in varying colours!
With 4 in a pack, these bite-size fruit-shaped gummies are the lightest dosed in the SEC line at 10mg of THC in each piece. Great for edible novices and people on the go, with each pack containing a lemon, a banana, a grape and a cherry flavour gummy, all shaped like cute, miniature fruit! These tasted great and were a nice snack while I was working, and given the lower dosage these ones gave me a light, functional buzz.
Don't be fooled by these adorable, tiny, golden pineapples! It's not often you come across pineapple flavoured gummies, let alone pineapple-shaped ones so I was eager to munch on these. More for the average cannabis user, these pineapples are moderately dosed at 50mg ofTHC.
Given my high tolerance, I decided to bravely munch on both of these in one sitting and went on with my afternoon. I like that they didn't taste too sweet and tasted similar to a pina colada.
To be honest, I had completely forgotten I ate these pineapples until almost two hours later when in the midst of my work, my mind became increasingly fuzzy, my ass felt heavier, and my spelling mistakes became more frequent! It was only then that I remembered I had eaten them earlier! I take that as a great sign, and to be honest they hit me much harder than I expected. I became far more ineterested in the music I was listening to than in the work I was supposed to be doing!
I had smoked and dabbed earlier in the day too, so I was pleasently surprised at how effective these BC Pineapples were.
I am ever so grateful and have to thank you SEC! As a person with a very high tolerance, it's not often edibles make me feel this good!
Visual Appeal: 10/10
If anyone is looking to find these gummy goodies, they can learn more and seeing their retailers by visiting www.ProductsBySec.com and feel free to reach out by emailing info@ProductsBySec.com. You can also find them on instagram at @productsbysec.
Dog Pound Concentrates - Northern Lights Shatter
Dog Pound Concentrates is a Toronto craft-cannabis extraction company specializing in several strains of high quality shatter. They officially launched in 2017 but have several years of cannabis extraction experience, even working with Marc Emery and companies such as Cannabis Culture.
Dog Pound Concentrates offer shatter, budder, THC distillate and CBD isolate in their product line, and with a recent brand redesign by the infamous cannabis character illustrator, Beck, they've come out in 2018 stronger than ever.
Unique to Dog Pound Concentrates
Being a craft-cannabis extraction company, Dog Pound Concentrates is able to focus highly on the quality of the end-product before reaching shelves, producing highly potent, clean concentrates for cannabis users. Given their craft production, strain selections are always fresh and new making every customer purchase feel somewhat rare and special.
What I also like are their package labels, showing a summarized profile of the strain and its effects, similar to that of Leafly.
Being a smaller company, Dog Pound Concentrates is also able to personally assist and tend to vendors and even customers, ensuring quality control and customer satisfaction from production all the way through to the end-sale.
Smell, Appearance, Texture and Taste
Upon opening the package, my nose was hit with light floral terpenes wafting from the parchment paper that encased big chunks of gold goodness. No detection of any solvent smell.
The shatter I am used to is often a very thin piece on parchment paper, but these pieces of shatter were thick and chunky. Golden and yellow, completely translucent, and super-solid this shatter was stable to say the least.
I took a small chunk on my dab tool and dropped it on my titanium nail set at 675 degrees Fahrenheit. I notice no sizzle, and inhaling is smooth, while the exhale was filled with intense floral flavour. Beautiful.
Listed appropriately as an indica, effects did not take long to take hold. Upon the exhale, my body was instantly met with a wave of relaxation that poured over my muscles and joints. Instantly calming, this strain was great for my anxiety and allowed me to rest my body as well as my thoughts.
Although only a small company, I continuously hear good things about Dog Pound Concentrates, and after trying this Northern Lights, I can see why! Quality shatter and locally made, with a constantly changing menu of strains, Dog Pound Concentrates is fast becoming the next big extract brand on Toronto's cannabis scene.
Final Score - 8/10
With all the new cannabis products coming out in this wave of cannabis legalization, today we get the opportunity to review a cannabis accessory that we've seen popping up in some local head shops and caught our attention with its sleek design and application.
Whether you're trying to hide your toking habit from a judgy roommate, or simply trying to keep the level of smoke down for the sake of any kids or pets in the home, the Eco Four Twenty Personal Air Filter might be the perfect thing for the 420 enthusiast with non-420 company.
Unlike similar products in the marketplace we've seen before that are bulky or one-time use, the Eco Four Twenty Personal Air Filter blew us away with it's solid and sleek build, as well as its clever design and reusability.
Clearly built with quality materials, its made of black, aircraft-grade aluminium, has a removable mouthpiece for cleaning, and most importantly, houses a chamber that contains a replaceable 2-stage activated charcoal and HEPA filter. It fits nicely in the palm of the hand and looks completely inconspicuous. This is far more than that toilet paper roll stuffed with dryer sheets!
We tried it ourselves and were shocked with the results. After taking some big puffs off a skunky spliff, we exhaled through the filter and no smoke came out the other end! Not only did the Eco Four Twenty air filter trap the smoke, it trapped the smell too! Despite the filter being pretty small, it does a great job and packs around 500 uses in a single cartridge. Then all one has to do is replace the filter inside, which is as simple as unscrewing the filter and placing the new filter inside!
So, goodbye, towels bunched up against the bottom crack of the door!
Cheerio, neighbour complaints!
The Eco Four Twenty Air Filter is currently on sale starting at just $27.95 USD, and two replacement filters now only cost $15 USD. They also offer a package option too which includes the filter unit plus an extra filter for $37 USD.
Want to learn more? Visit www.ecofourtwenty.com!
Join us LIVE with April Anderson on the Sunday Morning Show this coming Sunday Nov 3rd at 9am (early, I know!) on AM800 CKLW where we'll be answering questions on the benefits and drawbacks of CBD topicals!
SpacedOut Extracts Overview:
SpacedOut Extracts is a small edible company operating out of Toronto, specializing in THC and CBD infused gummies. I first met Spaced Out and got a chance to try their Space Drop gummies in 2017 at a local "cannabis farmer's market" featuring local edible vendors, and their gummies have only gotten better since then!
Finding SpacedOut Extracts:
Spaced Out Extracts can often be seen vending at local cannabis events and 'farmer's markets' such as the Canna Crawl in Hamilton or the Karma Cup that happened recently in Toronto. If you want to get in touch with or stay updated on SpacedOut Extracts, it's best to follow their facebook page at facebook.com/spacedoutgta.
Space Drops Pricing:
Pricing for Space Drops varies on the dosage and whether they are THC or CBD infused. The Space Drops we're reviewing contain 300mg of THC (100mg per gummy), and the pack typically retails for around $30.
Space Drops Appearance & Packaging
Unlike many of the legacy market edibles available online and in local markets, Space Drops stand out above the rest with their colourful and professional packaging. These gummies come in heat-sealed, custom-printed, plastic zip lock bags with detailed labeling and a window in the front.
One of our biggest pet peeves with edibles is the lack of ingredient or nutritional information being included on the packaging, which is another reason why we love Space Drops. Their packaging displays dosage, flavours, ingredients, nutritional information and warnings very clearly. It's also a nice touch to be able to see the gummies in the packet without having to open it.
Space Drops Smell, Texture and Taste
We've had many edible gummies made by craft producers in the legacy market, and not many of them can be compared to the quality one would expect from regular commercial gummies, either because of the texture, the appearance or the flavour. But Space Drops do a great job! They taste really sweet and fruity, and they're soft and chewy! Plus, did we mention each gummy contains a whopping 100mg of THC?
As they're made with distillate and not something like RSO or full spectrum oil, they have no smell and have no cannabis taste making them perfect for your secret stash on the go.
The only thing we noticed is that the sugar didn't really stick to the gummies like others you've often seen, but aside from that, these gummies were great! Plus, they certainly pack a punch with no lethargic effects!
Royal Highness is a Toronto-based cannabis edible company, specializing in handcrafted, high quality, cannabis-infused chocolates, desserts and treats. From chocolates, to candies, cookies and so much more, there's a great variety of things to choose from in their menu, all made by hand by a licensed Red Seal pastry chef. Customers can place orders online to have any of their items shipped right to their door and even book classes and parties!
I came across Royal Highness visiting one of the local Toronto cannabis vendor markets a while ago where I tried their amazing infused Twix-style chocolate, and was recently fortunate enough to try some of her newest treats. I had seen updates from Royal Highness and was excited to try their new infused Oreo-style cookie I had seen them developing.
Consuming these edibles was such a pleasure, and after having the chocolate bar in one sitting, the M'Oreo cookie and Terple in another sitting, and the candies while travelling, I can happily say that each time, I was able to enjoy the wonderful effects of the cannabis, each time leaving me happy and relaxed.
Thank you Royal Highness for the opportunity to review some of your wonderful artisanal goodies. For more information, visit www.royalhighnesstoronto.com to learn more.
Strain Name: Death Pink
Strain Type: Indica
Death Pink is a heavy indica strain, grown by crossing Pink Kush and Death Bubba, both of which offer very sedating effects and a strong terpene profile. These buds were purchased from SeaOfGreenDispensary for a very reasonable price, and it definitely did not disappoint.
These large, dense buds were dark green with orange hairs, covered in a thick layer of creamy-white trichomes, and manicured well. The buds were also cured nicely and had a good density and moisture level... not to dry, and not too wet.
Smell & Taste
One of the stinkier strains in our current collection, these buds exploded in gassy and earthy aromas when squeezing or cracking them open, capturing a nice balance of both Pink and Bubba Kush's typical scents.
We enjoy smoking cannabis in small, tightly-rolled joints using very thin rolling papers. It is not uncommon to find strains of cannabis that may smell great when dried but offer little flavour and taste when smoking, but in this case the flavour was quite present, as well as consistent with the smell. Although not as strong as its scent, flavours were earthy with a pleasing hint of liquorice.
As this strain was smoked, a ring of resin would pool around the edge of the hot ash of the joint, displaying just how concentrated in oils this cannabis was.
Consistent with effects from Pink Kush and Death Bubba, this strain of Death Pink took effect within only a few minutes of smoking, offering mind-numbing and almost body-numbing effects, resulting in a restful mind and some high levels of couch-lock.
Although not in any pain at the time, we can almost be certain that this strain would be highly effective for pain relief, anxiety and as a sleep aid. Within just 45 minutes of smoking, it was easy to lie down and fall into a deep sleep quickly.
Smell & Taste: 8/10
Knowing how many sick people spend their hard-earned money on CBD products hoping that it may help with their health issues, it is important to know some truths about most CBD edibles and why they may be doing more harm than good. Although CBD is considered by many as a natural medicine, if you're consuming it in candies or sugary treats, in this case, a spoonful of sugar does not help the medicine go down.
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive compound in both cannabis and hemp that so many health benefits are attributed to. While cannabis (often referred as the female of the plant) is more rich in the psychoactive THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) compound, hemp (often referred as the male of the plant) is richer in CBD, which is why most CBD extracts are made from hemp plants.
Back in the day people made pot brownies and cookies to enjoy their psychoactive or sedating effects, but today many of the infused edibles available in the marketplace are made with non-psychoactive, hemp-derived CBD, for people looking for no 'high' at all. Rather, they seek the health benefits many studies have shown that this trendy compound might offer in a method that's safer and less intimidating than vaping or smoking. As cannabis and hemp extracts like CBD become more widely accepted and available as a potential natural health supplement, one will notice that many of the edible companies creating THC-infused candies and dessert snacks for the recreational market are simply swapping out the THC ingredient in their candy and dessert products for CBD. They are then sold to the medicinal market and to people looking towards CBD as a health supplement.
Unfortunately, many of the companies creating cannabis and CBD edibles might have lots of experience in methods of extraction and infusions but few have knowledge on food and its impacts on health, which is crucial information if creating CBD edible products as a possible medicine, especially to those who's health may already be compromised.
One of the major health benefits of CBD is how it can assist in reducing swelling and inflammation. CBD is also an immune-suppressant, meaning it limits the immune system's ability to operate which is helpful for people with auto-immune disorders, such as HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and many more.
Sugars on the other hand (especially processed sugars), when consumed cause insulin levels in the body to spike, which over time creates inflammation. Consuming sugars also affects white blood cell production and efficiency, meaning that the immune system is impaired for several hours. Some studies even show that sugar can impair your body's immune system's ability to function by up to 50%, making it twice as difficult for it to deal with any infection or virus (https://riordanclinic.org/2011/11/seasonal-defense-boosting-your-immune-system/). Given that CBD is already an immune-suppressant, consuming it with sugar will only further impact the body's immune system.
When consuming sugar, especially in high amounts such as in CBD candies and desserts, it can cause almost a hyperactive response, which isn't ideal for those looking to calm their anxieties using CBD. Also, after the "sugar-crash" caused by the high spike in insulin, you may be left with less blood-sugar than you started, leaving you feeling less energetic and more fatigued than you began.
It's also important to note that around 70% of the body's immune system lives in the gut. So considering how many CBD edibles are actually candies or sugary treats, although a convenient way to consume, it's no surprise if your CBD edible may not be helping you as you expected. While CBD may help with inflammation, it's effects are hindered by the body's negative response to sugar, almost counteracting the health benefits one will receive from what could be an incredibly healing compound. So if possible, stick to savoury CBD edibles.
CBD is an active compound that the body can absorb and make use of, but it is a fat-soluble compound, meaning that not only does it dissolve in fats and oils, but it is also stored in the fatty tissues in the body when consumed. This is why it's so easy to infuse into coconut oil or butter. If you're looking to get the most out of your CBD and increase the body's ability to absorb it ("bio-availability"), one should consume it with something fatty rather than something sugary. This doesn't mean that your CBD treats can't be sweet, it just means that sugars (especially processed) should be used sparingly with it.
Dessert recipes appropriate for a low-carb or "ketogenic" diet can work well and can still contain tasty and fatty (healthy fats) ingredients like cacao butter, nuts/nut butters, seeds and so much more. Avocados are super-healthy, high in fat, stabilize blood sugar, and can be used as a healthier and lactose-free alternative to butter. If you're looking to sweeten it, go for a healthy sweetener that's low-glycemic, such as stevia, monkfruit or yakon syrup, or at least a natural sweetener like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar. Alternatively, one can simply infuse pure CBD or CBD oil into the oil of your choice, which can then be added to any salad, meal or recipes (keep temperatures low or add the CBD post-cooking to prevent the compound from breaking down). Avoid canola and vegetable oils which offer no health benefits and are highly modified, and stick to healthier oils from coconuts, olives, grapeseeds or sunflowers to name a few.
Most CBD edibles available in the market also don't contain very high amounts of CBD and what many are not aware of is that most chronic health issues require very high amounts of CBD to be consumed regularly. Some natural health practitioners even recommend at least 100mg of CBD daily for chronic issues. But because the effects of CBD are harder to perceive and measure, despite there being no risk of overdose or over-consumption, most producers create CBD products with low amounts of CBD. Typically, for the price a customer pays for one CBD edible that is supposed to contain 300mg of CBD, they could get 1000mg of pure CBD and infuse it into their own food of choice.
Recently, there have also been some reports of CBD oils containing contaminants or not being as potent as labelled. So if purchasing pure CBD or CBD oils, try go with one that has a lab report.
Written by Gideon Bentata for Highlifemedia.ca.
Gideon Bentata is a graphic designer, consultant, writer and educator working extensively in the emerging cannabis industry. Learn more at www.GideonBentata.com
Nattilly Attired Body Polish & Oils is a small cannabis skincare company based out of Cambridge, Ontario. The company specializes in small-batch, craft-made personal care products, infused with THC. Their products are all natural, vegan and use high quality ingredients.
In this review, we were fortunate enough to try out several of the products available in the Nattily Attired line! So, you can say we set a day aside for some self-care and pampering in order to give this review because we were lucky enough to try their Toasted Coconut Body Scrub, Citrus Blast Body Massage Oil, Memoirs of a Geisha Bath Salts, Vanilla Villain Tattoo Bomb and Sandalwood & Sox Beard Oil.
Finding Nattilly Attired Body Polish & Oils:
Nattilly Attired Body Polish & Oils products are only available in Canada and can be ordered online and purchased exclusively from the online dispensary site www.420leaf.ca. You can also learn more about Nattilly Attired Body Polish & Oils by following their facebook page: www.facebook.com/NattillyAttiredBodyPolish
Products by Nattilly Attired Body Polish & Oils are priced competitively with non-craft, non-infused skincare products available in regular stores, which makes them that much more special. Their oils range between $30-35 and their body products range between $35-40, and vary in levels of THC or CBD but all use natural and vegan ingredients.
Unique to Nattilly Attired Body Polish & Oils:
Given that this is a small company producing craft products, one can immediately see the care and passion that goes into the making of each product in their line, almost as if the products were being made for a close friend. It's these extra touches added which give the product line some personality to set it aside from the stale and clinical products on shelves people are typically used to. As can be seen in the photos, the Sandalwood & Sox Beard Oil actually contains a piece of tree branch in each bottle, the Toasted Coconut Body Scrub contains a ring of toasted coconut in each jar, the Citrus Blast Massage Oil contains an actual cannabis bud in each bottle, and the Vanilla Villain even has a pinch of glitter in it to make your fresh ink POP. Quite some thought has obviously been put into these products!
When we were delivered these products to review, they came as a kit in a goodie bag that also contained a packaged loofah sponge scrub and a wooden applicator stick that was even branded with the company logo! Lovely and very professional! All the products came in commercial grade plastic bottle and jars with simple yet beautifully deigned business card labels attached to each one, displaying the name of the product and the milligrams of THC it contained.
With any product I put in or on my body, especially today with so many people prone to allergies, I would like to see the ingredients clearly labeled on the product for easy viewing. We were initially given info sheets with our samples that displayed ingredients and directions on uses, but having this on the product itself would be far better and more convenient.
Smell, Texture, Quality:
Although I am not typically used to pampering myself with such exquisite bodycare products, trying out the Nattilly Attired line was a rare joy.
The first product I tried was the Memoirs of a Geisha Bath Salts infused with 300mg of THC and intense mint and jasmine essential oils. At the time, I was going through a bad cold and my sinuses were quite congested, so an aromatherapeutic, steamy bath seemed quite appropriate. Boy, were these bath salts minty! The bathwater quickly turned a light green colour and my sinuses easily cleared in the dense fog of this minty bathroom mist. The added THC in the bath salts also helped to make my bathtime that much more relaxing as it absorbed through my skin while I bathed.
Next was the Toasted Coconut Body Scrub insfused with 250mg of THC. This is typically not something I ever use, but I was excited to try it out. Opening the jar was a nice surprise, as I was hit with an intense coconut and vanilla smell. The product also looks gorgeous, containing a real toasted coconut ring and salts sitting in a rich, golden oil.
I applied the scrub in the shower as it can be quite messy to use. The oil mixed with salt and different herbs didn't exfoliate too much, but with the aid of the loofah scrubber, this product left my skin feeling very moisturized, smooth, and smelling of coconut and vanilla.
The Vanilla Villain Tattoo Bomb is a body oil infused with 200mg of THC and mixed with vanilla and glitter that's made for tattoos in order to aid in healing and to make them really pop in the light. I personally have no tattoos, but I love the idea behind the product. The oil smells heavenly, and comes in a roll-on vial, that even contains a real marijuana bud inside!
Next up is the the Citrus Blast Massage Oil. This bottle of oil also contains a real marijuana bud which is a lovely touch! Given the way the coconut scrub was presented, I was expecting to see some kind of citrus rind in the bottle too.
Infused with 200mg of THC, this massage oil smells refreshing and was great to use for a body massage. Given that massages often lead to other things *wink*, and the fact that this oil contains THC, it would be nice to know if it's safe for sexual use, as a lube for example. Another reason why ingredient labeling can be so important.
Last but not least is a product more aligned with their male customer base, which is the Sandalwood & Sox Beard Oil. Also infused with 200mg of THC, this oil can be used to soften one's beard and give it some more shine and moisture, and in-line with the other products in the collection, comes with a piece of tree branch in the bottle for aesthetic. If it were actual Sandlwood, that would really be cool.
I thoroughly enjoyed using this kit of Nattilly Attired products. I felt like I was having a makeover and my own personal spa day trying them all out! The products are high quality, and look good, though labeling could be improved. Aside from the bath salts, I'm not entirely sure on the purpose of THC for each product, as CBD or full spectrum extracts may be more effective for the skin and body. But overall, the brand is professional and presentable, and with a couple of tweaks to packaging and labelling could probably compete with high-end body products available commercially.
Overall - 7/10