Allergy season is upon us.

I just love the (sneeze) spring. Living in the (sneeze) Columbia (sneeze) Gorge means incredible seasons (sneeze) … but that also (sneeze) means all the allergies that come with (sneeze) the shifting winds and pollen.

Those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies know: they freaking suck. One day you’re going along, living life and enjoying yourself, and then a gust of wind deposits those lovely little yellow droplets of anger and suddenly your eyes are swollen shut and you can’t stop sneezing.

Are you here to tell us that CBD will fix that?

Nope.

Okay, there’s more to that answer than just “no”. CBD is an anti-inflammatory, and there have been studies done that suggest it may help with inflammation from allergies, acting as an antihistamine.

Okay … so what?

Well, we know CBD helps with inflammation. We also know that there are essential oils designed to help you breathe easier. And here’s a fun fact: we designed our Wind Bubble Bath Bomb and Bubbley Bath Salts with seasonal allergies in mind.

Wind is created with 100% pure, undiluted essential oils that include eucalyptus, pine, peppermint, lavender, spruce, cypress, and marjoram.

This blend was designed to be soothing and cooling, providing respiratory support to help clear congestion and to help you breathe easier.

Simply put: this is a powerhouse of scents designed to help you get through this allergy season.

I need this!

The good news is that we have our bath bombs and bath salts on sale right now, so it’s the perfect time to stock up so you can get through these next few months.

Only in bath bombs and bath salts? What if I don’t have a tub?

The even better news is that we’re offering a limited run of our new body butter sample with our Wind essential oil blend. The body butter is our newest formulation, offering a twist on our classic Shea Butter Balm. Because we love our essential oil blend so much, we’re offering up 10 samples of the body butter in the Wind scent.

Head here and grab your sample today — when we say limited run, we really do mean limited.

Cherry River’s signature CBD bath bombs are the beginning of our story. But what, exactly, is a bath bomb? Does adding CBD really help? What makes Cherry River’s bath bombs unique?

What is a bath bomb?

Simply put, a bath bomb is a mixture of ingredients (that usually include Epsom salts, citric acid, baking soda, and corn starch) mixed and molded with an oil binder such as coconut oil or avocado oil, and usually infused with a fragrance or essential oil and color.

Meant to be used in the bathtub, the citric acid in a bath bomb causes it to fizz in the water, releasing added scents or colors into the water, giving a delightful and fun bath time.

There are hundreds of different types of bath bombs: from buttermilk bath truffles to bath bombs designed for kids, the variety allows you to find exactly what you want.

What are CBD bath bombs good for?

There isn’t a lot of evidence on the benefits of CBD bath bombs. We have found, however, studies done on the benefits of CBD and skincare. According to a recent Forbes article, “CBD might also be effective in fighting acne as ithelps reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Additionally, studies indicate that cannabidiol may be effective in treating eczema and psoriasis as well.”

Our customers also love our bath bombs! Read some of our reviews here, and learn more about how Cherry River products have helped our amazing clients.

What makes Cherry River’s bath bombs unique?

We spent two years developing the perfect bath bomb. From picking ethically-sourced ingredients to using full-spectrum hemp oil grown and processed on our family’s GAP andBath bombs in bath bomb tray cGMP certified farm and processing facility, we promise you a bath bomb you’ll fall in love with time and again.

We have seven different scent options, including an unscented one for customers with allergies. We use FD&C-approved colorant, and add a bit of magic with SLSA, which turns your bath bomb into a bubble bath.

Each bath bomb contains 100 mg full-spectrum CBD hemp oil. Want to learn more about the differences between full-spectrum and isolate? Read more here!

 

Introducing: Cherry River Affiliates!

To all our customers: we wouldn’t be here without you.

When Scott and I started Cherry River we had no idea of the impact we would experience from the incredible stories our customers would share. Our inbox is full of incredible stories of how CBD has changed your lives, and it fills our hearts.

We’d like to thank you all for not only sharing your stories with us but also with your friends and family. We’ve grown from making bath bombs in our kitchen because you keep recommending us to others in your life.

As a way to say thank you, we’ve launched a Cherry River affiliate program.

Becoming an affiliate gives you a unique website link you can share with friends and family, and if they purchase Cherry River products then you earn a small percentage of that sale.

What is an affiliate link?

An affiliate link is a unique website link that associates a sale with your affiliate information. It isn’t your own website — it still is a CherryRiver.net address, it just tracks and allows us to recognize the customers that purchase using a link you’ve provided.

Is this the same as direct sales/MLM?

Affiliate programs are very different than direct sales programs. You aren’t a salesperson for Cherry River. You don’t have inventory, you don’t create Facebook groups host parties for rewards. Most important: you don’t have to recruit (in fact, we ask that you don’t).

Why is Cherry River starting an affiliate program?

Cherry River started because one person liked our bath bombs enough to recommend us to a family member. Along the way we’ve continued to grow because of you, all of our customers, who not only use our products but also recommend us to your friends and family.

One way we can thank you is by putting some money back in your pocket for doing the same thing you’ve always done. Think of it as a cashback program!

Ready to apply? Click here for the affiliate application.

Please note that we have a limited number of affiliates we will be approving. You are required to be able to join our Cherry River Affiliates Facebook group — this is where we will explain rules, regulations, and information in this rapidly evolving industry.

DIY CBD Mango Aloe Sanitizer

Looking for a quick way to DIY your own sanitizer (rather than brave the store)? We can help. While there is no substitution for washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds, we have a simple recipe you can make to keep your hands moisturized and clean in-between washing.

What you’ll need:

How to mix:

Add 3 TBSP of aloe to a clean glass bowl.
Add 1 TBSP of isopropyl alcohol.
Add 1 tsp baobab oil.
Add 5 drops of the essential oil blend.
Mix well for approximately 30 seconds.

You can download our video tutorial here.

I’ll stress again: this is NOT a substitute for washing your hands. While we’ve added alcohol to our aloe, it does not meet the 60% alcohol requirement from the CDC to qualify as a sanitizer — it does, however, have cleansing properties, and can keep your hands moisturized in-between hand washing. It can also be bottled and kept in purses or diaper bags for when washing hands isn’t easily accessible.

Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate: What does it mean?

There are so many words thrown around in the world of CBD, but what do they mean (and how do they affect you)?

 Full-Spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate. Huh?

The question I get asked the most is what the differences are in CBD. Why some companies claim to have a 99% pure CBD, if the trace amounts of THC matter, and what the differences are between a full-spectrum oil, a broad spectrum oil, and an isolate oil.

The differences have to do with how the oil is extracted from the plant, and if any (or the majority) of cannabinoids or terpenes were stripped during the extraction process.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil: 

Cannabinoid wheel

The Cannabinoid Wheel shows how different cannabinoids interact with our body.

Full-spectrum CBD oil means you are using an oil that contains all the different cannabinoids (a specific type of compound that acts on the body’s nervous system) and terpenes (organic compounds in the hemp plant that control how CBD and other cannabinoids perform or function) found in industrial hemp. This does include trace amounts of THC. While it isn’t enough for you to feel “high”, taken daily it may build up in your system leading to a positive drug test for THC.

Why do you want to use full-spectrum oil? Simple: the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the combination of all the hemp plant components working together — this each cannabinoid works together to provide the body with the most benefits. This includes the trace amounts of THC found in a full-spectrum oil.

It’s because of the entourage effect that the first recommendation is always a full-spectrum oil.

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil:

Broad-spectrum oil is the next best thing to a full-spectrum oil for those who cannot use any THC. Broad-spectrum is made by dissolving full-spectrum oil into a solvent that is poured through a cone of silica (known as chromatography). The silica absorbs and releases molecules at different timing intervals which allows manufacturers to direct the molecule THC away from the rest of the cannabinoids at specific times.

Tl;dr: broad-spectrum oil contains all the cannabinoids except THC.

Isolate CBD Oil:

Isolate CBD is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure cannabidiol (one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis). During the extraction process, all other cannabinoids and terpenes are stripped away, leaving only the chemical compound CBD.

The advantage of an isolate is that is a guaranteed 0% THC, but there are also disadvantages in isolating CBD from the other cannabis compounds. It is when cannabidiol is working in synergy with the rest of the cannabinoids and terpenes that the entourage effect takes place.

Questions? Feel free to email info@cherryriver.net for more articles and studies on the differences in hemp oil.

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