CBD Industry Training and Roundtable Discussion – Hosted by EngErotics

From the organizer:
“Join us live for a roundtable discussion and training on CBD education and ingredients. It will not be brand-specific (read: it won’t be an EE sales pitch) as our goal is to help educate the pleasure product industry about CBD so that retailers and their employees will feel more comfortable assisting customers who are seeking CBD-infused intimate body care items. Bring your questions and get ready to take notes!
Our Formulation Specialist/COO and our Sexologist/Cannabis Researcher are working hard to put together the agenda and details, so keep an eye out for updates!
This training WILL be recorded for those who are unable to join us live. If you are unable to attend and would like a copy of the recording, please send an email to Questions@engerotics.com so that we can be sure to get the training to you after the fact.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!”

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She-ology CBD-Infused Love Oil by CalExotics

The sensational She-Ology CBD-Infused Love Oil is a power and versatile personal lubricant. The CBD-infused organic coconut oil can be used as sensual lubricant or moisturizing body massage oil.

Expertly created by the sexual health experts at She-Ology with all-natural ingredients and a botanical blend that enhances the added benefits of CBD, the long-lasting formula maintains its liquid form up at liquid form at 78°F (25.6°C)

The premium CBD extract is made to arouse the senses and provide pure, erotic stimulation but does not contain any THC.

How to Use: Use as needed to enhance intimacy or lubricate pleasure. Apply a small amount of She-Ology CBD-Infused Love Oil to desired area to lubricate or massage, reapply as needed. Easily washes away with warm water.

Features:

  • CBD-infused organic coconut love oil
  • All-natural, long lasting formula with the added benefits of CBD
  • 300 mg of broad-spectrum CBD (does not contain THC)
  • Sensual lubricant and massage oil
  • Maintains liquid form at 78°F/25.6°C
  • Made in the USA
  • 2 fl oz.
  • Available boxed or bulk (tube only)

How to Evaluate, Sell CBD-Infused Intimacy Products

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Whenever we start talking about CBD (cannabidiol) infused products that are specifically designed to enhance sex and intimacy, many times the response is either a confused look or a knowing smirk. Interest in CBD sexual enhancement products such as oils, balms, gels, salves, bath soaks and more is growing quickly. This isn’t surprising as more people are starting to discover the many benefits of adding CBD to their sexual exploration.

However, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding these products and many customers eager to integrate CBD into their sexual repertoire usually have more questions than answers. There’s not a lot of consistent and accurate information available and the content and integrity of these products varies widely. Consumers need to know how to use CBD intimate products, as well as how to evaluate and choose products that will work well for them.

In case it wasn’t already obvious, CBD and sex go well together for a variety of reasons. Using CBD topical products feels great and can elevate the sexual experience. What is it about CBD that’s so magical though?

The answer lies in CBD being a vasodilator. When used intimately, it increases blood flow to the erogenous zones and makes them more receptive to touch. It also has many soothing and relaxing properties, which makes it a wonderful addition to foreplay and aftercare. Since CBD does take a little while to soak into the skin, it’s a good idea to utilize it during foreplay and throughout the entire experience to feel its full effects.

Mentioning the words “intimacy” or “intimate products” prompts most people to immediately think of sexual intercourse. Is it any wonder? Sex is an incredibly intimate act on so many levels. For many people, intimacy and sex are quite synonymous. However, it’s important to remember that although sex and intimacy are very closely related, they are not mutually exclusive. Intimacy can occur in all sorts of ways before or even after the “main event.” It can be a CBD-infused bath that includes a slow, sensual scrub-down with an infused sugar scrub. It can be a gentle neck rub or a full-blown erotic massage with an infused oil. It can even be a tender application of salve to a sore spot or problem area by a trusted partner. For those who are into BDSM, the time spent practicing aftercare with a partner can be a particularly intimate — and even vulnerable — experience. Tantra leaves an entire realm of possibilities for combining CBD with intimacy before sex ever occurs. All of these describe very different ways of being intimate and CBD can easily be incorporated to help enhance the experience of each.

Of course, CBD products can be used during intercourse as well. It’s important for consumers to read the label on the product they intend to use to ensure that they’re being used correctly. For example, a bath soak makes for phenomenal foreplay, but you wouldn’t want to use it internally. On the other hand, many massage oils, balms and gels are quite enjoyable to use directly on the genitals during partnered or solo sex. For products being sold in brick-and-mortar stores, having trained and knowledgeable associates who are able to educate consumers on-the-spot is a critically valuable asset because let’s be real, most people don’t find reading labels to be a good time, even if they do provide important information.

Now that you know all about how to use, let’s talk about how to help shoppers choose the right formula. After all, knowing how to use CBD intimate enhancement products is one thing, but knowing how to evaluate them is quite another. Due to inconsistent and limited product regulation, it’s largely up to the product manufacturer to ensure the quality and integrity of the product they’re producing. “Is the CBD in the product pure?” “How much CBD is in the product and is it in the correct quantity to be effective?” These are some of the questions that educated consumers often ask, and businesses selling CBD sexual enhancement products should be able to answer them. If the CBD in a product isn’t lab-tested, there’s no way of knowing what’s in that bottle, jar, or tube, so be sure to ask to see third-party lab results.

Similarly, it is important to evaluate the other ingredients in a CBD-infused intimate body product. These complementary ingredients do have a direct impact on the efficacy of the product as well as the way the product smells and feels. Many people have certain allergens or ingredients such as parabens that they’re actively looking to avoid. If the product in question is to be used with latex condoms, it should explicitly state that it’s safe to use with latex. Although water-soluble, CBD is a budding area of interest; the vast majority of CBD products on the market are oil-based as CBD is naturally oil soluble. Similarly, even if a product is water-based, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s oil free. This particular piece of information is, unfortunately, often glossed over.

When evaluating CBD sexual enhancement products, there really is no standard. That’s why consumer education is crucial to having a mind-blowing CBD bedroom experience. Consumers can elevate their own experiences by taking the time to research the product they’re interested in by reading product labels and delving into reliable articles on the web. However, manufacturers also have the responsibility to reach out and provide information via their websites, blogs, social media and in-store training. Of course, educated store associates can be a critical point of education for in-store shoppers by answering some of the previously addressed questions and beyond. They regularly aid customers in opening the door to the wonderful world of CBD sexual enhancement products.

CBD-infused sexual enhancement products have really helped to change people’s perceptions of cannabis and what it can do for them. However, we would challenge everyone to pause and think about all the elements that often contribute to having a great sexual experience and how CBD could easily be incorporated into each of them. As you’re browsing for a new CBD infused sex enhancement product to offer your customers, make sure to keep in mind the ingredients. Take the time to read the labels carefully and ask as many questions as you need to from the manufacturer. Practice thorough due diligence and your customers will be handsomely rewarded with an explosively erotic experience they won’t soon forget!

How to Evaluate, Sell CBD-Infused Intimacy Products by Raven Faber and Heather Bahr originally appeared in XBIZ

 

Dr. Jack’s CBD Lux Lotion with Terpenes

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Beautify! Dr. Jack’s CBD Lux Lotion is designed to enrich, nourish, moisturize, protect, hydrate, and condition skin. With regular use, it can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, increase skin growth and improve your skin’s overall health.

Designed for anti-aging and to help tighten skin, this silky lotion offers dramatic skin hydration. Grapefruit and mint essential oils nurture and promote cell growth and structure.

The advanced 100mg CBD-infused formula helps activate your endocannabinoid system and may increase bioactivity (the growth of our living tissue).

Features:

  • Facial moisturizer designed to combat signs of aging
  • Essential oils nurture and promote cell growth and structure
  • Offers dramatic skin hydration
  • CBD-infused
  • Non-GMO
  • Certified Organic
  • Third Party Batch Tested
  • FDA Registered Manufacturing
  • Highest Level Manufacturing Practices
  • 1 oz. pump bottle

How does Dr. Jacks CBD work as a topical on the skin?

The endocannabinoid system consists of many cannabinoid receptors, and a large portion of these are found in the skin. Molecules in cannabis such as CBD may interact with this system to create positive effects. One study in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that phytocannabinoids, particularly CBD may control cell proliferation and differentiation. For further explanation please look into this study further. We are not permitted to make claims in regards to treatments. For any medical treatment you should consult a healthcare professional.

The Connection Between CBD and Better Sex

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CBD scientist John Renko details why retailers should carry certain CBD products as well as how to ID high-quality products.

Hemp-derived CBD has quickly become one of the hottest health and wellness supplements in the US. Industry analysts are predicting that the US CBD market will approach $20 billion in yearly sales by the year 2022.

Retailers that get a head start in offering quality CBD products will reap the rewards in the form of a growing customer base and bigger ticket sales. Customers that have better sex ultimately spend more on products such as sex toys and adult apparel.

However, retailers that stock CBD products without regard for quality and safety risk the wrath of unhappy customers (and possibly even state regulators). This article will discuss the benefits of CBD in sexual wellness, why retailers should carry certain CBD products and provide some rules of thumb that will help you identify high-quality CBD products.

How CBD can enhance sex

Before we go any further let’s talk briefly about the connection between CBD and better sex. Not only can CBD reduce pain and soothe discomfort during intercourse but it can also absorb into the bloodstream and quickly find its way to the brain and central nervous system where it can help to relax muscle tension, reduce performance anxiety, and even intensify orgasm.

These qualities make CBD an ideal additive for intimate lubes.

While oral CBD supplements also provide some of these benefits, it can be as much as an hour before they take effect. Topical preparations, on the other hand, have been shown to reduce inflammation on contact, which in turn can reduce pain, tenderness, itching, and other forms of discomfort.

How to identify a high-quality CBD product

There are a few things that all retailers should be looking for when purchasing CBD products for sale in their stores.

Source – CBD is the same whether it originates from industrial hemp or marijuana. They cannot be used interchangeably in finished goods, however. CBD from “marijuana” should be handled through regulated marijuana frameworks in states that allow marijuana to be sold medically or recreationally. CBD derived from “industrial hemp” is not subject to the same laws governing marijuana.  A proper Certificate of Analysis should disclose the source and clarify that the CBD comes from industrial hemp (and therefore is also below 0.3% THC content).

Buyers should also be aware that hemp seed oil contains absolutely zero CBD. Hemp seed oil does have nice omega 3 and 6 properties but does not contain any CBD. There is a myriad of terms used to market CBD origin: broad spectrum, full spectrum, isolate, ethanol extracted, CO2 extracted, etc.

Lab testing – Now that regulation of hemp and CBD is in the hands of the states, we’re getting a patchwork of quality standards. Most states now require some level of testing to confirm the potency and purity of CBD products. (Potency refers to the actual amount of CBD in the final product and purity refers to an absence of heavy metals, impurities, and pathogens such as mycotoxins, and other microbes.)

Certificate of Analysis (COA) – The state with the strictest hemp CBD regulations is Indiana. Indiana regulators require that all CBD products not only be tested but that the test results be made available to consumers via a document known as a Certificate of Analysis, or COA. Each COA is associated with the exact test results for a batch and lot number of every unit shipped. Products that meet Indiana standards are compliant in all states where CBD is legal.

QR Codes – To facilitate access to the COA associated with a product, Indiana requires all CBD products to include a lot number and QR code on the outside of the package. The QR code must reference the actual COA for independent lab tests associated with the lot number. A scan of the QR code should reveal a website URL that links either directly to the COA (usually in PDF format), or to the page with a link to the COA. The batch number on the COA should match the lot number on the package.

Many states are working on legislation to adopt Indiana’s strict standards. As states solidify and potentially adopt these standards, store owners carrying compliant products can be confident that their products will stay on the shelf and continue to remain available to their customers.


THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CBD AND BETTER SEX By Eugenio Torrens originally appeared on StorErotica

Sensual CBD Collective by It’s the Bomb

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The Sensual CBD Collective is an indulgence that everyone deserves and a self-care experience that every person needs.

These spa-quality bath and body products are infused with high-quality cannabidiols made to provide soothing relief and relaxation. It’s the Bomb strictly monitors the CBD levels in their products, using a local lab to count the CBD within their formulas to assure it is distributed evenly. Consumers can trust that the amount of CBD they see listed on the packaging is the amount that they will receive.

The Sensual CBD Collective includes a bath bomb 6-pack, CBD spa massage oil, CBD lubricant, and a topical CBD pain-relief balm, making it easy to incorporate CBD healing into any routine.


It’s the CBD Bath Bomb

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This 6-pack features the luxe, gorgeous-scented bath bombs that It’s the Bomb is known for, but now infused with soothing CBD!

Each bomb boasts 50mg of CBD for a total of 300 mg in every pack, and users are recommended to use one to two bath bombs per experience.

 

It’s the CBD Spa Massage Oil

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Available in both an 8-ounce pump and 4-ounce dropper, this CBD Spa Massage Oil formulation is concentrated using coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, and several essential oils for a powerful soothing effect.

Users can add CBD Spa Massage Oil to their own oil blends for a serving of CBD or use it on its own for a luxe experience.

Each bottle includes 250mg of CBD, as well as a large sprig of fresh lavender with buds.

 

It’s the CBD Lube

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Each 6-ounce bottle of moisturizing water-based CBD Lube is infused with 100mg of nano emulsified CBD.

Users are recommended to incorporate it into their sex lives for heightened sensitivity and stronger orgasms, as well as support with vaginal dryness, pain, and muscle tension. CBD is also known to help promote and support the healing of sensitive vulvar and vaginal tissues.

 

It’s the CBD Balm

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Perfect for relieving muscle pain and tension, each It’s the CBD Balm tube contains 250mg of nano-emulsified pure CBD for soothing pain relief.

This luxurious balm melts smoothly into the skin for a sensual and soothing experience and features no-mess application.

Fleurtiva Hemp CBD Drops

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Fleurtiva marks Earthly Body’s first venture into the ingestible space amid mounting consumer demand for access to safe, trustworthy tinctures that deliver the soothing benefits of CBD.

Fleurtiva Hemp CBD Drops utilize full-spectrum CBD that is verified by stringent third-party testing. Formulated to enhance the quality of everyday life, Fleurtiva works with domestic farmers to responsibly source their fertilizer and pesticide-free CBD.

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Remaining true to the company’s mission of offering naturally-derived products, their ultra-concentrated formulas include only hemp seed and full spectrum CBD oil, derived from hemp plants grown by regenerative farms in New York, a state noted for its ability to cultivate high-quality flowers.

Fleurtiva further ensures the purity and potency of products with dedicated third-party testing to ensure each dose of CBD Oil is effective, safe and contains less than .3% THC.

Fleurtiva full spectrum Hemp CBD Drops are produced with the highest quality ingredients and are third-party tested to ensure purity and potency.

Benefits*:

  • Soothes
  • Promotes overall well-being
  • Helps with post-workout recovery
  • Contains full spectrum CBD oil

Even though there is so much more to Fleurtiva than their product, there isn’t much to this bottle. Just ingredients derived from natural and organic hemp, made with love in the USA.

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Which dosage is right for me?

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500mg: Perfect for those curious about the ingredient we know and love, or first timers, find your feet with this 500mg formulation.

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1000mg: For those who have discovered the immense power of CBD already (it’s awesome, right), go for the gusto with this 1000mg formulation.

Fleurtiva Purely Hemp CBD Drops are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% natural. Committed to environmental responsibility, they utilize recyclable glass packaging in an effort to help further reduce their carbon footprint.

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Features:

  • Less than .3% THC
  • Vegan & Animal Free
  • Sustainably manufactured in America
  • Third-party certified
  • One dropperful one or two times daily as desired

A portion of every sale of Fleurtiva products is donated to the Get Together Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding and helping support Los Angeles’ individuals experiencing homelessness.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

CBD Daily Triple Strength Intensive Cream by Earthly Body

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This rich, creamy CBD Intensive Cream targets pain and creates an immediate soothing sensation, while moisturizing your skin.

Now, with three times the strength of the original formula, for those days when you need some extra relief.

It’s packed with essential oils including powerful Hemp CBD, Shea Butter, Aloe, Lavender, and other beneficial naturally derived ingredients.

Key Ingredients:

CANNABIDIOL (CBD) OIL (3 times as much as our CBD Intensive Cream!) – One of the primary phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that helps relieve pain in targeted areas when applied topically. It naturally integrates with the body’s endocannabinoid system to soothe sore muscles and aches.

HEMP SEED OIL – A powerful antioxidant rich in essential fatty acids that helps protect against environmental stresses and reduce dry skin conditions.

LAVENDER – Reduces feelings of pain with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties

PEPPERMINT OIL – Helps relieve tension and pain.

VITAMIN E – Promotes healthy skin and appearance

AVOCADO – Moisturizes and nourishes skin, while helping to relieve inflammation

JOJOBA OIL – Moisturizing oil that hydrates dry skin and scalp.

COCONUT OIL – A rich ingredient with natural moisturizing properties to hydrate skin and reduce itching caused by dry skin conditions.

ALOE, CUCUMBER, ROSE HIP, LEMONGRASS EXTRACTS – A blend of powerful extracts that work together to help reduce pain caused by inflammation while also providing some analgesic effects. A great combination used with CBD for pain.

SHEA BUTTER OIL – A moisturizing ingredient that helps reduce itchiness and reduces other discomfort caused by dry skin.

Features:

  • Moisturizes and soothes skin instantly
  • Relieves pain and discomfort
  • Rich, creamy, formula
  • Contains 180 mg of CBD
  • 1.7 oz jar.

HighOnLove Hemp-Based Intimacy Collection

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Romantic. Elegant. Satisfying.

Powerful, progressive and boundary-pushing, HighOnLove is redefining intimacy for the 21st century.
HighOnLove introduces superior grade lubricating oil blends made with hemp oil. Curated by Angela Mustone, a specialist producer of adult cosmetics, this product line brings heightened style and intimacy, for the discerning woman who knows what she wants in the bedroom. Under Angela’s vision, the sexual wellness brand is tapping into the power of hemp to bring couples together like never before.
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Using only the most luxurious hemp oil and nutrient-rich ingredients from the highest quality international suppliers, HighOnLove is alchemy at its finest. Angela has travelled extensively across many continents to test ingredients for her groundbreaking product line. Influenced by the world’s premium cosmeticians, these skin-friendly formulas provide revolutionary intimate experiences and a level of stimulation only hemp oil can provide.
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Opulent bottle designs satisfy those with a taste for haute couture in the bedroom. HighOnLove caters to those ready for a beautiful, pure, blissful experience. This line of sensual cosmetics eliminates pain and dryness, while taking physical sensation the next level.
HighOnLove products are gynecologically tested, chemical-free, vegan and cruelty-free. Made with premium, 100% natural ingredients, HighOnLove products contain no soap, parabens, allergens or colorants.
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HighOnLove Dark Chocolate Body Paint

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The art of play and making love takes a new meaning with HighOnLove Chocolate Body Paint. Designed as an aphrodisiac in itself, this luscious and rich dark chocolate is made with premium grade hemp seed oil giving couples a satisfying taste for more.
The effects of HighOnLove Chocolate Body Paint takes intimacy to a whole other level by releasing euphoric sensations and pure delight.
Inspired by the distinguished chocolatiers in Brussels! Made with 100% natural ingredients. Made in small batches to guarantee the highest quality.
Directions: Apply on areas of the body including the erogenous zones. Plunge the brush into whipped, creamy texture and get creative with your partner.
100ml Heart Shaped bottle
 

HighOnLove Sensual Bath Oil

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Welcome to the ultimate in self-care!
An enticing blend of all natural oils infused with premium grade hemp seed oil, HIGHONLOVE Sensual Bath Oil releases a calming Lavender & Honey scent while being quickly absorbed into the skin to nurture and nourish the body.
Indulge and let yourself sink into this Oh-So-Luxurious concoction that will leave your mind and body feeling completely enlightened! To be enjoyed alone or shared with a partner. 100% natural. Made in small batches to guarantee the highest quality.
Directions: Draw a bath for yourself or to share with a romantic partner and soak it all in. Add a small amount of the HIGHONLOVE Bath Oil. The oil will disperse in water and will create a milky bath. Will not leave a greasy film on the bath tub.
3.4 oz. Bottle
 

HighOnLove Sensual Massage Oil

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Revolutionizing the future of foreplay, this delectable blend of selected all natural oils with premium quality hemp seed oil nourishes the skin while simultaneously bringing harmony to the body and soul.
This alluring oil has the ability to ease tension, increase energy flow and stimulate circulation, leaving your skin to feel velvety smooth.
HighOnLove Sensual Massage Oil glides heavenly to the touch and brings a whole new meaning to romance. 100% natural. Made in small batches to guarantee the highest quality.
Available in 3 fragrances:

  • Strawberries & Champagne
  • Lychee Martini
  • Peach Pie

Directions: Pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and rub your hands together to bring the oil to body temperature before you apply. If desired, you can heat the oil in hot water for a warmer feeling to the touch. This oil is ingestible.
4 oz. Bottle.
 

HighOnLove Stimulating O Gel

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Incredibly smooth and luxurious!
HighOnLove O Gel is a fusion of all natural ingredients with premium grade hemp seed oil made to give a new meaning to love.
This harmonious and water-based blend will exhilarate each gliding movement making it more pleasurable by the touch and ultimately giving you that climatic experience you’ve been waiting for!
100% natural. Made in small batches to guarantee the highest quality.
Directions: Dispense 1-2 pumps to the finger and directly massage onto the clitoris. After 5 minutes, add more if desired. Within seconds, most women feel a warm, pleasurable buzzing or vibrating sensation (at different times of the month, women feel different amounts of sensation due to their fluctuation in hormones).
1 oz. Pump bottle.
 

HighOnLove Stimulating Orgasm Oil

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A sensuous fusion of all-natural oils and premium grade hemp seed oil made to revolutionize the way you love by igniting a more intense and profound orgasmic experience.
This exhilarating blend can increase the blood flow, promote the production of natural lubricants and ultimately awaken the senses that will take you to uncharted territories.
HighOnLove Stimulating Orgasm Oil was designed to be transformative for those experiencing vaginal dryness, discomfort and a decreased libido. Thoughtfully created for woman and blissfully appreciated by couples. 100% natural. Made in small batches to guarantee the highest quality.
Directions: The recommended use is 1-2 drops (approx. 1 ml). Each bottle comes with an easy-to-use dropper. Apply on the clitoral region by taking time to massage the soft tissue under the clitoris. The oil can be used for solo play or as a sensitizing lubricant. Not latex condom compatible.
1 oz. Oil dropper bottle

Tammy's Most Loved Product line

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Team Holiday is sharing their Favorite Things with us this week!
Today Tammy shares some info about her true love for the CBD Daily collection.


“My favorites!!!! The entire CBD collection from Earthly Body!
I have been a fan of CBD oil for quite some time. Months before the CBD line was offered at Holiday, I found a CBD oil for my ailing dog. It was instantly clear that the oil was soothing his aching body, bringing back his appetite and
For a  wonderful period of time, he had the attitude and energy of a puppy!
When I saw that we were bringing in the Earthly Body line of CBD product, I could not wait to try it for myself to see if it would help with my aches and pains and that it did.
I have known some of my customers for a very long time and couldn’t wait for them to trust me and try it for themselves. I will tell you that I have incredible stories from all over this Country! The relief that this product offers from sleeping disorders, aches and pains…mood….I am a believer that this product adds to the experience of sexual wellness for all of the reasons listed redundantly above!”

Products of the CBD line to try:

Intensive Cream

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This is my personal favorite form of the product! I use it on my neck and shoulders, my feet…and I know that I am in for a great night of rest.

Active Spray

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Absorbs quickly…this may tie with the cream for me soon.
 

Soothing Serum Roller Ball

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Customers are trying this application on their pulse points with wonderful results especially in the neck area.

Skin Candle

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A natural ambiance  and mood enhancer.
 

Soothing Serum

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Fantastic moisturizer on your skin after a shower.