Posts Written On July 2019

Koi CBD for morning, noon and night routines


Koi CBD, a leading CBD brand that produces high-quality 100% Natural CBD, offers a line of product that you can use at all different times of the day. Some ideas of when to use these products include:

  • Morning: Tinctures, easily add to food, drinks or put under the tongue with a dropper
  • Afternoon: Soft Gummies, great to take on the go or for a mid-day snack
  • Night: Koi Lotion, perfect for self-care before bed after an exhausting day


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About Koi CBD

At Koi CBD, we believe in helping people live better. Nature gives us CBD. We simply harvest this gift to help people of all ages, interest, and needs experience its restorative properties. Like the power fish that lends us our name, koi is a life force, swimming up-current to deliver the purest CBD products at happy prices. There’s no mystery to our approach. Just the belief in the ongoing pursuit of “better.” Better practices, better prices, better education, better days, and better lives. We’re proponents of quality, safety and consistency. We’re ambassadors of responsible farming, extraction and distribution. Our family and all those who join it trade pain for perseverance, anxiety for equilibrium, and sleepless nights for serenity. And for those curious souls seeking a natural way to better their lives, we invite you to find balance with Koi CBD.


Foodies Rejoice — Check Out New Hard Seltzer Bucket & Birthday + Grandparents Day Gifts

As we’re in the middle of a very interesting summer, has several great items for gift givers now, while they’re gearing up for holidays like Grandparent’s Day (Sunday, Sept. 8).

Here’s a quick look at a few new and very popular items:


This fizzy celebration gift bucket loaded with spiked hard seltzer beverages is sure to please the most dedicated health nut. This gift features hip, low-calorie alcoholic seltzer water beverages in six natural fruit flavors. Your gift recipient is sure to be reaching for more of these low-carb and low-cal bubbly beverages without a hint of guilt. True to our name, this health conscious happy hour in a bucket wouldn’t be complete without gourmet nuts and trail mix, cranberry pomegranate clusters and key lime cookies. Don’t waste another moment imagining your recipient chilling down the spiked seltzers, popping them in the ice bucket and inviting their friends over. This party starts as soon as you place your order!

  • Truly Hard Seltzer – (2) 12 oz. – Rose and Blueberry Acai flavored spiked seltzers that smell like fresh fruits. Truly is the most fizzy of all hard seltzer brands, drink ice cold or pair with your favorite tequila or vodka cocktail.
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer – (4) 12 oz. cans – Surf the waves of White Claw with their dry, refreshing and sweeter than expected spiked seltzers in Natural Lime, Raspberry, Ruby Grapefruit and Black Cherry flavors.
  • Galvanized Steel Bucket – Just add ice, this sturdy galvanized steel bucket is the perfect vessel for this healthier spiked beverage selection.
  • Key Lime Cookies by Byrd’s Famous Cookies – 2.25 oz. – Your favorite tart citrus flavor in a bite-sized cookie! Just as crumbly and tasty as those beloved southern lime pies.
  • Chichester Mix by – 5 oz. – A delectable mixture of premium gourmet nuts, crisp cheddar crackers, and tasty pretzel nuggets.
  • Sugar River Trail Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 4 oz. – A sweet trail mix of banana chips, honey roasted sesame sticks, and sweetened dried strawberries.
  • Cranberry Pomegranate Clusters by 180 Snacks – 1 oz. – Hearty trail mix clumps with dried cranberries, and the sweet taste of pomegranate seeds.
  • Roasted & Salted Almonds by – 6 oz. – Slow roasted almonds sprinkled with salt. A heart healthy and high fiber snacking option.

When you can’t be there to celebrate their birthday in person, they’ll know how much you’re thinking of them when you send this giant 12″ chocolate chip cookie cake! It’s all decked out with hand drawn balloons and a sweet message to help them celebrate their special day. Fresh from the bakery, this cake is as delicious as it is fun!

You can’t go wrong if there’s a grandparent in your life who deserves some extra love on Grandparents Day. Check out this gorgeous arrangement that’s full of irresistible gourmet foods. Inside a classic picnic basket is an artful arrangement of fresh orchard fruits, classic Vermont cheddar cheese, and artisan crackers, creating a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for showing your grandparents just how much they mean to you!
  • Fresh Orchard Fruits
  • Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie’s – 3 oz.
  • Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip by Robert Rothschild Farms – 7.8 oz.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Peppercorn Water Crackers by Eleanor & Flynn – 4 oz.
  • Garlic Sausage by Hanover Smokehouse – 5 oz.
  • Classic Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese by Cabot – 8 oz.
  • (3) Assorted Citrus Slices by Hillside Candy

Selecting gift baskets for delivery to your family, friends and corporate recipients can be difficult.  There are a couple of key factors to determine when deciding what gift basket to send, including what foods they enjoy and for what occasion the gift is being sent. No matter who the recipient and what the occasion you can rest easy knowing the collection of Gourmet Gift Baskets is sure to impress. Send them a gourmet gift basket today and allow GourmetGiftBaskets family of gift experts to WOW your recipients!

About was founded in 2002 with family values and the desire to provide exceptional gifts for all of life’s special occasions. Through years of working in his family’s flower shop in New Hampshire, President & CEO Ryan Abood naturally realized an opportunity to provide handmade, high quality gift baskets. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a multi-million dollar company recognized multiple times by Inc.500, Internet Retailer, Enterprise Bank, and more, while still remaining true to its core values of exceptional gourmet ingredients handcrafted with care. As this entrepreneurial family spirit continues in the next generation with the birth of the youngest Abood last spring, this proud family business will continue to exceed gourmet gifting expectations.



How To Choose The Right CBD For Yourself

CBD Essence’s client has a question for them, “Everyone talks about CBD products, everyone uses it, but very few understand what it is and how it really works”. 

Which is why CBD Essence has decided to help you in choosing the right CBD for you, based on the solution you’re searching for.


The whole spectrum of the positive impact of CBD Oil is yet to be discovered, but for now, it is recognized as a possible solution to the following problems:

– Chronic Pain and Fatigue

– Stress and Depression

– Blood Sugar

– Anxiety


Besides, according to a study published in Neurotherapeutics in 2015, CBD may fight cancer. The authors of a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 2012 wrote the following: “Evidence is emerging to suggest that CBD is a potent inhibitor of both cancer cells grow and spread”.

But here’s an interesting fact: the slower CBD absorbs, the longer it lasts. And, likewise, if the CBD absorbs quickly, it will usually offer immediate – but short-term relief.

So if your goal is to “stick a patch” on the problem – you can use solutions like CBDEssence Vape or Mint Taffy Chewy Candy. They might act in momentum. But if you want to reduce the problem in the long run, you should choose CBDs with slow absorption, like CBD Hemp Tinctures and CBD Hemp Capsules.


CBD Dosage is not universal, and everything is really individual, based on your body and what exactly you’re trying to achieve. However, there are certain observations among CBD oil users, which we can discuss here.

The practice among starters is taking 10-15 mg 3 times a day. You can increase or reduce portions by 5 mg according to how you feel. Generally, it takes about 30 minutes to feel the effects of CBD oil after digesting or applying it, but of course that alters as well.

There are also general rules defined by CBD Essence users:

a) Use it daily, to experience the overall positive impact of CBD. One standard dose can be taken 1-3 times a day, according to directions.

b) Start low, work way up. Taking more CBD than you may need may actually be less effective. Which is why every user of CBD oil keeps telling: you have to determine it yourself. Which is – you can start with low dosage 1-3 times a day, and then increase or decrease it by 5 mg as you feel.

c) Give it time. It takes time to build cannabinoids in your body. This is why for some people it takes a bit longer to start actually feeling the impact.


So how about having it all? You don’t have to stick to just one CBD product at a time. You have a dynamic lifestyle, and CBD Essence has the whole variety of products to fit for it!

HEMP OIL TINCTURE to take in the mornings. You can vary the dosage yourself – since it’s liquid oil, it’s very flexible in terms of usage. For example, you can add it to your morning coffee or smoothie, and get all tuned up for the up for the upcoming day.

MINT TAFFY CHEWY CANDY – Great. Delicious. Working. Healthy is a tasty experience with CBD Essence during the day. Each chewy candy contains 10 mg of CBD, which means you can take 1 or 2 during the daytime – and what’s more important, in moments of stress, it’s a great helper, that’s always by your side!

Same applies to CBD ESSENCE VAPE – one cartridge includes 15 mg CBD, it’s easily refilled, and you will enjoy it!

EDIBLE HEMP OIL CAPSULES – which are ideal in the evening, for good night sleep. They contain 35 mg per capsule, which – in addition to the dosage you took during the day, will have a relaxing effect on you.

Check out DASHDUB for many CBD options that may be right for you.


CBD Industry Leaders Leverage Tech To Ensure Quality

Medicinal cannabis with extract oil in a bottle on sackcloth. Medical cannabis concept.

Seattle based premium CBD supplement manufacturer is applying a holistic approach to product curation in order to perfect standards for quality and usage for an industry on the verge of FDA approval and acceptance.  Deploying sophisticated state-of-the-art extraction equipment but using a farm-to-table approach to product development, the CBD industry aims to provide health food quality CBD products aimed at safely treating those in need and gaining mass market approval.

Founded by Don Ballou in 2015, CBD Essence, which is a part of NutraHemp Group, is the result of 30 years of Ballou fighting with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which included aggression, absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, anger, anxiety, and even depression. Upon finding that CDB oil finally enabled him to rid himself of his symptoms Ballou wanted to pass this natural cure on to others.  Ballou used his years of military logistics and supply chain experience to develop a procurement system that starts with safety, dosage and quality standards and works backwards into production techniques and supplier management resulting in purity and quality standards that is to be expected from the medical industry.

Ballou, who has a background in nutrition and who has studied health foods his whole life, and who had an affinity for the benefits of CBD wanted to use his passion for manufacturing and supply chain to source CBD responsibly and above current industry standards – setting the bar for quality and safety in an industry maligned for a lack of self-regulation.  CBD production is as much science as it is art, and separating out industry leaders like CBD Essence, is the use of strict extraction techniques and advanced machinery that can assure product quality and freshness.

“CDB can be responsibly sourced to provide benefits to millions of people,” said Dan Ballou, founder of CBD Essence and industry evangelist, “We use a family owned and operated production and procurement team, combined with cutting edge extraction techniques to produce artisan quality health food, as good as any produce you can buy,’ he added.

The FDA is set regulate dosing and broader CBD acceptance, and CDB is already legal in all 50 states.  With mainstream acceptance coming soon, the industry leaders are not waiting for the FDA to set the standards, rather they are and should take the lead in this effort.  Companies like CBD Essence, lead by Ballou, will become the industry leaders, setting the pace and standards for the industry as a whole by being an example of how the industry can self regulate for the greater good of the consumers.

CBD Edible Oil Tincture – 300mg CBD – 1oz Bottle

  • Highly Absorptive Full Spectrum Formula
  • Produced in Small Batches for Consistency & Highest Quality
  • Only The Best Natural & Organic Ingredients for Maximum Potency
  • Third Party Lab Tested

CBD Oil Edible Mint Taffy Chewy Candy

HempTaffy Chewy CBD candies are infused with deeply nourishing botanical organic hemp-extracts oil and peppermint oil.  They contain terpenes and bioflavonoids that invigorate the senses; helping calm nerves, uplift moods and relieve stress; and can alleviate tummy troubles, pain and dry mouth.  Formulated for fast sublingual absorption with non-psychoactive effects.

Hemp Taffy is a full-spectrum industrial CBD hemp extract product that feeds the body’s deepest primal systemsIt is made with our CBD Essence food grade medicinal Hemp Oil product. This is grown in a sustainable fashion, without pesticides and is Non-GMO.  This 100% safe, premium organic CBD Oil is infused into wholesome, classic-style candies.

About CBD Essence

CBD Essence, focuses on producing high-quality, pure, and 100% natural CBD oil made in small batches to maintain the highest quality and consistency. As CBD continues to be recognized for its many therapeutic qualities and medical implications, CBD Essence provides customers with the finest CBD oils on the market while keeping the utmost transparency in our processing. Unlike most companies on the market that play mostly intermediary roles, CBD Essence includes a full production cycle of CBD oil. This means that we research, produce, third-party lab-test and sell products. Therefore, by choosing CBD Essence, you can be sure that you get what you paid for and that the high-quality criteria we claim are definitely met.


Radiate your skin, promote hair growth – Second Nature Hemp Seed Oil Collection

Radiate your skin, promote hair growth and balance your overall health with new Second Nature Hemp Seed Oil Collection. Formulated with the best hemp seed oil and ingredients, the Unrefined Hemp Seed Oil, Refined Hemp Seed Oil, and Growth Oil all have proven results making it a medical phenomenon.
The Hemp Seed Oil is:
  • Extra Virgin Hemp Seed Oil
  • Available in 1 and 2 oz tincture
  • Food Grade
  • Does NOT contain THC

Second Nature’s Food Grade Organic Hemp Seed oil is rich in:

  • Vitamin A, B1. B2, B3, B6, C, D, E,
  • Protein
  • Chlorophyll

Hemp Seed Oil is Used to:

  • Improve blood circulation.
  • Weight control
  • Better night sleep
  • Create harmony in body for it to heal itself better.
High in fatty acids, Omega-3 and 6 along with many other essential components, Hemp Seed Oil is clinically proven to help skin, scalp and overall health. The Unrefined Hemp Seed Oil contains a nutty flavor with all essential properties while the refined removed flavor making it perfect for mixing with other products.

The Growth Oil contains Hemp Seed Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree, vitamin E and D, and many other oils and vitamins. This growth formula, specialized by the renown Kyung Hee University in South Korea, maintains perfect harmony with each ingredient working together to treat inflammation resulting in hair growth.

Second Nature’s Hemp Seed Oil Collection:

  • Hemp Seed Refined Oil 1 oz. and 2 oz.

  • Hemp Seed Unrefined Oil 1 oz and 2 oz.

  • Hemp Seed Hair Growth Oil 1 oz and 2 oz.

Second Nature’s new Hemp Seed Oil Collection is available online, beauty supply stores and Nabor Beauty beauty supply stores.


With a foundation in Asian traditions combining health, herbs and modern science, Second Nature introduces their 100% natural and organic hair and beauty products to the Western market. Each ingredient is hand-picked from natural resources and tested to ensure the best quality is given to their customers. Second Nature restores purity and quality in products for best-looking skin, hair, and body.


IT Cosmetics’ July 2019 QVC TSV

IT Cosmetics QVC Today’s Special Value is going live TONIGHT, Friday, July 26, 2019 at midnight (ET)!

IT Cosmetics’ IT’s Your Skin But Better! Game-Changing Complexion Duo + Brush Collection gives you complexion perfection while protecting your skin with SPF 50+ broad-spectrum physical sunscreen! This Today’s Special Value will be offered for one day only! As a reminder, each day, QVC picks one special item they believe shoppers will love, and offers it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 p.m. (PT) that day.

Inside the Collection: 

This exclusive collection features a duo of your #1 best-selling,* award-winning beauty miracle—and a perfectly paired brush! CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ is your one step for color-correcting full coverage and anti-aging SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical sunscreen, plus it applies effortlessly with your included Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush No. 22. Clinically tested to increase skin hydration and improve the appearance of skin texture, your breakthrough color-correcting cream instantly camouflages imperfections and won’t crease or crack!

About Each Product:

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

This multitasking beauty miracle is your one step for color-correcting full coverage, skincare and anti-aging SPF 50+ broad-spectrum sunscreen. It’s formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid, plus it’s suitable for all skin types—and helps give you better-looking skin!

Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation Brush No. 22

Featuring a unique triangle-shaped brush head with Heavenly Luxe hairs, this innovative brush reaches every corner of your face—and is so easy to use, it does the work for you to help deliver an even application! Pairs perfectly with your included CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ and all your favorite color-infused skincare products.


About IT Cosmetics
Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving makeup and skincare products that harness cutting-edge anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! IT Cosmetics is a top beauty brand sold at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, QVC, Macy’s, Selfridges, Nocibé, Douglas, Boots, Kicks and Discover it. Love it. Believe it.