Updated: Oct 26, 2021
♫ ‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la ♫
Be grateful you only had to read that—no one wants to hear this girl sing, trust. Though my shower hasn’t kicked me out yet, so I’ve got that going for me.
Anyway! Anyone who knows me knows that Christmastime brings me all the joy and I’m like, literally the jolliest person this time of year, but I am so not immune to the stress that inevitably comes with holiday shopping. Gift giving is inarguably one of the most joyous activities—I mean, how great is it to see your loved ones faces light up when they open your carefully thought out, full-of-love gifts? I know, it brings on all the feels! But, have you ever spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for a parking spot within the same zip code of the mall you’re trying to get into? Fat chance, right? And even worse, have you ever spent hours wandering around overwhelmingly crowded stores hunting for that perfect gift? Ugh, I’m breaking out in hives and breathing into a paper bag just thinking about it—insert soul-deep shudder here. Fear not, my friends! I’m about to share with you the perfect holiday shopping guide that will help you avoid those high-stress mall shopping experiences that threaten to transform you from Cindy Lou Who into Ebenezer Scrooge—no ba humbug-ing allowed here, folks.
Okay now, step away from the cliché Christmas candles and socks. While those are perfectly acceptable gifts—I, myself, enjoy candles and socks just as much as the next person, maybe even more—I’m suggesting something even better for your loved ones this year...give them the gift of wellness! (Or gift yourself some wellness if you prefer. Treat yo self, you deserve it!) Come on into GV Apothecary to stock up on our magical CBD products for those special gifts that will translate to all age groups. I mean it, young, old, and everyone in between. Trust me, you’ll get that twinkle-in-the-eye-I-love-you-so-much-you’re-the-best look that will warm your soul through the New Year! You’re welcome in advance.
All right, all right. By this point you’re all probably begging me to stop my candy cane induced blabbing and get to the good stuff, eh? Well, I aim to please, so let’s get to breakin’ down the goods!
To start, I need to tell you about our holiday gift bundles. These bundles were created through careful consideration to provide customers of all ages with the products that work best together to provide maximum benefits. And to top it off, you’ll be saving up to 25% on each bundle so you won’t have to max out those credit cards that have likely already taken a beating this month. Again, you’re welcome.
(choose from three different tincture options)
o Eu4ia Pain Stick or Roller AND 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture—$85
o Eu4ia Pain Stick or Roller AND 1000mg Full Spectrum Tincture—$108
o Eu4ia Pain Stick or Roller AND 2000mg Full Spectrum Tincture—$151
Let me tell ya, this bundle packs one heck of a maximum benefits punch! Eu4ia’s Pain Stick is an all-natural lotion bar that contains 200mg of CBD and a proprietary blend of essential oils to ease muscle tension and inflammation. Ylang ylang and lavender oils are both used to alleviate stress and relieve pain, while peppermint oil provides a mild analgesic effect. You all briefly learned about my obsession with essential oils from my last post, so I think you can trust me when I say, these are some of the best oils to enhance the already unbelievable benefits of CBD.
If you suffer from chronic pain (arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.), you might consider the Pain Relief Roller instead—that’s right, this bundle (and two others) lets you choose one of the two products! The Roller is unreal. It’s easy to apply and provides nearly instant relief from muscle, nerve, bone and joint pain! Okay now, let’s talk oils again. Eucalyptus and peppermint oils provide a mild analgesic effect, providing that fast acting pain relief, and what could be better than that, you ask? WELL LET ME TELL YOU: FRANKINCENSE! The fact that it’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years speaks to its very real benefits, like reducing joint pain caused by arthritis. Also, remember that biblical story from the Gospel of Matthew about the Three Wise men who presented gifts to the baby Jesus on the night of his birth? Well, one of those gifts was frankincense. So, maybe I’m reaching here, but this Roller is really in keeping with Christmas tradition. Don’t even try to tell me otherwise. Not sure about you, but I’ll be applying my Roller on Christmas day and giving Jesus a happy birthday shout out. Y’all with me?
(choose from three different tincture options)
o Eu4ia Pain Rub or Pain Lotion AND 500mg FS Tincture—$66
o Eu4ia Pain Rub or Pain Lotion AND 1000mg FS Tincture—$88
o Eu4ia Pain Rub or Pain Lotion AND 2000mg FS Tincture—$122
This bundle is similar to the first, in that it’s also a pain relief inspired bundle, but we wanted to offer our customers a bundle with a slightly lower price point. This bundle is less expensive than the first because the Pain Rub and Lotion have a lower concentration of CBD (100mg/bottle), so these products are ideal for people with minor aches and pains. For example, the Rub is my jam when I’m suffering from post-workout muscle aches. I’m a big ole baby when it comes to muscle aches and tension, so the Rub is an actual life saver. I mean it. It literally saves me from being murdered by friends and family who are sick and tired of hearing me complain about how sore I am. Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m a hypochondriac and merciless complainer. But I digress.
Both the Lotion and Rub contain the same essential oils: black pepper to provide deep warmth, peppermint to provide a cooling effect, and lavender to help relax your muscles, all working together with CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Think of these products as the more effective, better smelling cousins of IcyHot. What makes these two products different, you ask? Well, the Rub is oil-based, making its consistency similar to Vicks VapoRub. Being that it sits on top of your skin and doesn’t soak in immediately, the effects tend to last a bit longer than the Lotion, which is water-based. The Lotion soaks into your skin just as quickly as any other lotion, so it’s perfect for daily use at work or when you’re on the go and would prefer not to walk around with slightly greasy skin.
NOTE: The lower concentration of CBD in the Rub and Pain Lotion (100mg) in comparison to the higher concentration in the Pain Stick (200mg) and Roller (300mg) should not deter people suffering from chronic pain. In fact, many of our customers (including my own momma!) use the Pain Rub/Lotion specifically for arthritis. Our staff here at GV Apothecary would recommend the stronger products for more intense pain, as the higher concentrations will provide greater relief and likely won’t need to be reapplied as frequently as the Rub/Lotion. Whichever you choose, though, you will not be disappointed, promise!
(choose from three different tincture options)
o Eu4ia Body Butter or Body Lotion AND Bath Bomb AND 500mg FS Tincture—$83
o Eu4ia Body Butter or Body Lotion AND Bath Bomb AND 1000mg FS Tincture—$104
o Eu4ia Body Butter or Body Lotion AND Bath Bomb AND 2000mg FS Tincture—$145
Not only is CBD great for pain relief, but it’s also super beneficial for your skin! Dermatologists and other medical professionals are buzzing about CBD’s skincare benefits. Many skin conditions are connected to inflammation, which is why there are so many conversations in the beauty industry right now about the power of CBD. Board-certified dermatologists have been advocating using topical CBD products because CBD is rich in vitamins A, C and E, which help to keep skin firm and healthy, stimulate collagen production, and help to reduce signs of aging. It’s even great for people with sensitive skin, like me! So, there you have it, Eu4ia’s lavender Lotion and whipped Body Butter are the ideal skincare products to keep your skin healthy and hydrated from head to toe!
The Body Butter is an all-natural blend of shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, arrowroot powder, lavender essential oil, and 80mg of CBD. Just like the Pain Rub, this product is oil-based and slightly greasy, so the perfect time to apply is fresh out of the shower when your pores are open and ready to gobble up all the marvelous nutrients. Shea butter also enables your skin to absorb moisture from the air (say whaaaaat?!), so your skin becomes softer and stays moisturized longer! I’ll be needing all the shea butter, thank you very much. The Body Lotion is aloe-based and has a thin consistency, giving your skin a luxurious feel that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. The panthenol and oat and buckthorn extracts work together to increase moisture and leave your skin looking and feeling softer. Did I mention it also contains lavender essential oil? Probably, but it’s worth mentioning again. Lavender oil is my favorite oil for many reasons, some of which are its ability to help soothe dry, sensitive and irritated skin and its superpower ability to help relieve stress and promote relaxation. Who doesn’t need a little (or a whole freaking lot) of that during the holiday season?!
As I mentioned in my last post, Eu4ia bath bombs are dabomb.com. If you’re looking to enhance your bath time relaxation, these bath bombs are for you. Infused with lavender essential oil and packed with dried rose pedals and Himalayan salt, these spa-worthy bombs will leave you feeling warm, fuzzy and ready for a restful sleep. Rose pedals promote glowing skin by locking moisture into dry skin cells and the Himalayan salt further improves hydration, so basically, your skin will feel 10 years younger and you’ll get out of the tub smelling like you just frolicked through the lavender fields in Provence, France.
o Whole Circle Tea, Sticky Tomato Gummy Tin, 3.5g of Flower, and 5 Pre-rolls—$79
This bundle is arguably the best one we’re offering. This is the ultimate starter pack for the coziest winter movie night. Add a coffee mug and a Sherpa blanket and you’ve got my dream gift—to receive, not to give. I’m selfish. I want this one all to myself. Whole Circle Farms is one of the top hemp farms in the country and their tea is out of this world. I’m partial to the Naturally Sweet Hemp blend because I’m obsessed with licorice root (YUM!), but the Peppermint Hemp and Whole Hemp Flower teas are bomb, as well. All you need is hot water and a French press, and you’ve got access to the most relaxing tea ever formulated. I’m talking all the feelings of well-being. And you can trust me on this. I’m a straight up tea connoisseur.
The Sticky Tomato gummy tins come in four different flavors: dragon fruit, sour blueberry, apricot, and a tropical mix (kiwi, dragon fruit and lemon). Each tin contains ten 10mg gummies, equaling 100mg of CBD per tin. GV Apothecary carries four different strains of loose flower to choose from: Schoharie Valley Lifter, Whole Circle Farms Elektra and Blue Genius and Sticky Tomato Frosted Lime. We have a couple different options for pre-rolls, as well! All of our flower is the highest quality hemp and we can present lab testing documentation to answer any question you may have about the cannabinoid properties of each strain!
While using topicals in conjunction with tinctures is typically recommended to experience the maximum benefits of CBD, you can purchase any of these products (and more!) individually if you’d prefer.
Need some stocking stuffer ideas? Giiiiirl (or boy), I’ve got you! GV Apothecary carries the perfect items to fill up those stockings you’ve hung by the chimney with care. I mean, who needs ol’ Saint Nick to be there when you’ve got GV Apothecary? Choose from our assorted CBD chapstick scents, all made with 15mg of CBD, cocoa butter, beeswax and coconut oil to nourish and protect those winter chapped lips! Or, how about CBD gummy tins, or our flower pre-rolls, or a pack of hemp sticks, or maybe some CBD capsules? Or all of the above. You might even consider picking up a couple tins of Eu4ia Healing Salve, which is one of my favorite and most used products! Seriously, I’m a menace in the kitchen and this salve has been a life saver on my many, many burn injury occasions. It’s a natural ointment containing 100mg of CBD and is used to promote the healing of skin—or it can even be used as a skin protectant, so basically, it’s a must-have item for the dry, bitter cold months to come. Blending CBD, coconut oil and castor oil provides relief from rashes and dry spots, and the unique blend of essential oils contains antiseptic and healing properties. And it smells freaking incredible. GV Apothecary has tons of small items that will help you create some seriously cheer-worthy Christmas stockings!
Don’t do Christmas stockings? That’s okay, many people don’t subscribe to the tradition. But what about work holiday parties? Or annual holiday parties with your closest friends? I know we’ve all got those coming up soon. You’ll be needing an affordable yet unique grab bag/secret Santa gift (or two), right? Well GV Apothecary has items starting at as little as $15! That’s right, people! We really do have all your holiday needs covered.
Oh, but wait. Speaking of our individual items…we’re also giving you options to purchase these items at discounted prices, as well! Keep checking our social media (@gvapothecary) for updates on our 12 Deals of Christmas event! We’ll be offering different discounts every day from December 11th through the 22nd to help you save even more on your holiday shopping! I mean, this is the season of giving, right? Well, that’s what we want to do! We want to give as much as we can because our customers are our top priority. Seriously, we love y’all!