Introduction post - Chilled 'n' Baked by Dawn (me)

in cannabis •  20 days ago  (edited)

Hi, I'd like to introduce you to my new company.

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I make CBD infused skincare creams, lotions, salves, balms, body butters and just about anything I think will help with sore muscles and joints, and skin discomfort.

I use top quality (food-grade) ingredients, sourced responsibly, and I make each recipe with care and attention to detail.

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I also use CBD isolate which is tested at 99% pure and contains no (0) THC so it's absolutely legal for the UK market.

I test the finished products on myself first and then friends and family. To say my skin is the best it's ever been is probably a wild claim, so I'll just say my skin feels amazing for using my own products.

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I'll be using Steemit.com as my blog for recipes, updates and news and will post here first.

A little about how and why I started:

I've been interested in the healing qualities of Cannabis for a while, and when the law changed here in the UK, I increased my research and went into great detail as to what CBD can do for the body.

I found that the commercial products available were poor imitations of what they could (and should) be and I think some companies are leaping onto the bandwagon to capitalise on the great wave of CBD mania that's swept the UK since legalisation of CBD.

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I was gifted a small bottle of good quality CBD oil and I made a tiny batch of ointment for the arthritis in my hand. I rubbed some onto the aching joint and thought little more about it.

4 hours later, when the ache began to return, I realised exactly what magical properties CBD contains.

I rubbed the cream everywhere! Aches and pains dissolved in moments and I slept very well that night.

The following morning, I went out and bought a few ingredients and made some more cream. I handed tiny pots of creams out to my family.

My son works outdoors and usually has aches in his back and shoulders. He tried the cream and was delighted. He passed some onto a childhood friend.

The friend saw me a week or so later. "I usually have bad eczema, to the point where my hands are cracked and bleeding at this time of year," he said. "But look!" He showed me his hands and they look great! Then he showed me a picture of an area of psoriasis on his side. The picture showed a red, sore-looking area of skin down his ribcage. He lifted his shirt and showed me the same area. The psoriasis was not gone, but the area was smaller and less red. He was over the moon with the creams and wanted another jar.

I had to start looking for more ingredients.

I found a supplier of laboratory-tested CBD in the UK and I made enquiries about costs and quantities.

Then I gave up on the idea. There was no way I'd be able to afford to make the lotions and balms at those prices!

I studied, researched and boggled my brain. It would take a massive investment and therefore, a massive commitment to take this company from a little cottage industry to an affordable and (slightly) profitable business.

Supply isn't quite the issue it was back in the 80s when I started my first business. The internet is a wealth of information and far faster and more satisfying that the Yellow Pages - the main downside of the internet is procrastination and distraction of course.

My family supports me and agree to be my guinea-pigs for my recipes. Fortunately, so far, I've not had many disasters.

On the way to my first Farmer's Market, I dropped a whole box of jars, smashing three. Luckily, the creams inside the jars ensured that broken glass didn't spray everywhere and the clean-up was easy enough. Of course, I was gutted about the lost revenue.

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I've discovered that the creams and lotions etc need to be refrigerated or the ingredients may separate - not too much of a disaster, it just looks yucky - stirring the ingredients with your finger before applying works wonders.

Postage is an issue at the moment - both pricing and reliability - so I may have to find a courier.

The main problem I'm having right now is finding a payment gateway supplier. Shopify seemed ideal at first. The website is easy to merge into a shop and vice-versa and the 1 month trial was great for a new-startup. Unfortunately, Shopify, though Canadian, doesn't allow payment of CBD products, (they do recommend another payment gateway but they charge like a wounded bull) so it's back to the drawing board.

I'll add the website when it's up and running.

Thanks for reading.

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Added as advised: #canna-curate #lotusstore

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Great Article! Especially for an introduction post!! Welcome to steemit friend :0) You will definitely fit in well here with your cbd business, in fact there is already quite a following and different "tribes" here on steemit for people who support / believe in cannabis and its healing characters. In your tags be sure to use #weedcash and #canna-curate so they don't miss your great post and give you some upvotes ;)

I will resteem this to my following of 1800 people so more people can see this fantastic post. Oh you can also sell your products on a few different websites that are linked in with steemit (its kind of a confusing place at first), like https://shop.steemleo.com/ and homesteaderscoop where you can sell your products for steem.

Anyhow, it's an exciting time to be on steemit and we are happy to welcome you into our steemian family. :0) Never hesitate to ask if you have any questions, take care friend and enjoy this amazing crypto community!

Definitely! So many great communities! ;0)

Thank you @naturalmedicine. I already used #naturalmedicine, but I'll use #lotusstore for sure, next time (I tried to edit but ran out of resources).

Hey @moderndayhippie, thanks for the comment and great advice! I've added the tags and tried to add #lotusstore too but I ran out of steem (resources).

I'll take a look at the stores you recommend and I agree, it's an exciting time all round!

Thank you again for the advice.

Use #LotusStore as a tag, the location of the store is off chain (a different website not on the blockchain), its all a bit confusing at first but ull figure it all out eventually 😉

Oh yeah, recourse credits, that shit is annoying at first but soon u will never have to worry about it.. in fact i will delegate you 15sp for a lil while so u can do a bit more on steemit without having to deal with RCs (resourse credits).. And its done now ;) Enjoy my friend.

Thank you!

Such supportive and friendly people!

Welcome to Steem! So do you ship worldwide? We would love to support and help you prompte hereon Steem. Just follow the link @canna-curate dropped. Btw you can add the weedcash tag within 24 hours after a post to publish this on the cannabis front end.

Hi @jonyoudyer, yes, I can ship worldwide. Of course postage and legislation for the recipient's country sometimes proves difficult, I will ship anywhere.

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Thank you so much for your interest!

Hey @chillednbacked ! @porters here on behalf of @NaturalMedicine - Congratulations on bringing your wonderful sounding CBD products to market! Have you heard about the Homesteaders Coop where you can list your products, kind of like an Etsy store but with no fees! Go to www.Homesteaderscoop.com to find out more!

Also may I gently recommend the tag #lotusstore, for increased visibility of natural medicine related products on our front end, www.naturalmedicine.io? This would also help to connect, and find, 'wellness' related products on Steem. You can read more about this initiative here.

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Hey @naturalmedicine!

Thank you, I've not heard about the Homesteaders Coop, but I'll definitely go there today!

I'll also be tagging #lotusstore in future too.

Welcome to Steem! So check this out, https://weedcash.network, this is the cannabis front end for Steem. All you have to do is log in with your posting key and post like you normally would. Your post will also be published to Steem. Or just post from a differnt Steem front end, and use the tag weedcash.

Looking forword to learning more about your company. Would you like to do a podcast with me? Below is an invite to the Canna-curate Discord.

https://discord.gg/JfJPG85

Hi @canna-curate, Thank you for the info, I'll check it out (such a lot to learn!).

I'd certainly be up for a podcast with you, just let me get my bearings and find my steem-legs and I'll be right with you.

Welcome to steemit @chillednbaked.

Welcome the new steemians. Have a great day!

Hi @tuanis, thank you for the info, I'll take a look at everything.

Welcome to Steem! Looks like a great business. Can I encourage the tags #lotusstore #naturalmedicine for product posts? You can pick up a few more rewards that way xx

PS oops.. I see my friend has already commented as NM. I'll also pop this post in our store channel in Discord.

Thanks again!

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