In the spirit of what the holidays are really all about, we have gathered our top favorite ways to make this season joyful, nourishing, and healing.
Onda’s best sellers that are loved by our customers are our CBD infused coconut oil capsules and our coconut-derived MCT oil tinctures. These are excellent CBD carriers because they pull in the most nutrients from the hemp plant. The bioactive properties of cannabis are fat-soluble, and coconut oil is both nutritious and has a high heat barrier, making for the perfect CBD carrier in the heated process of decarboxylation and the lipid extraction of our organically grown hemp.
Here are our top five creative ways to enjoy your favorite Whole Hemp Onda oil:
In your favorite morning and afternoon lattes.
Coconut oil contains medium-length chains of fat called triglycerides, or medium-chained triglycerides (MCT’s). This is where our MCT oil-based tinctures come into play.
Coconut-derived MCT oil is a fractured coconut oil that is liquid at room temperature, making for the perfect carrier for the fat-soluble properties of hemp. This unique fatty chain also packs health benefits.
MCT oil has been shown to enhance energy production and fat oxidation, boost exercise performance. It is also known for its antimicrobial properties, making MCT oil strong enough to use topically and orally for added benefits as a gut health supplement.
MCT oil also makes for the perfect emulsification to whip up any tonic or latte of your choosing.
One of our faves is our Adaptogenic Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
Made with Whole Hemp CBD, which has been reported as an excellent remedy for anxiety, inflammation, and also a great support in increasing focus. Cordyceps mushrooms, for promoting mental clarity, concentration, and memory. And coconut and oat milk for that creamy texture, this latte will both nourish and alert you, all without the crash from sugary substitutes made in chain coffee shops!
Adaptogenic Pumpkin Spiced Latte
serves 2, 20mg CBD per serving
4 cinnamon sticks
~ 8 whole cloves
2 cups milk (we like a combo of oat & coconut milk)
2 tablespoons organic pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice (ginger, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg)
1.5 fresh coffee, extra strength
1/8 teaspoon Cordyceps mushroom, powdered
2 droppers 600mg Whole Hemp Infusion (40mg CBD total)
- In a saucepan, on medium heat, gently roast 2 of the 4 cinnamon sticks and the whole cloves, frequently stir until aromatic
- Add in the milk of choice and pumpkin puree, let gently simmer for 5-10 minutes
- In a large mason jar or blender, combine the pumpkin mix with coffee, mushroom powder, and Onda tincture. Blend for 3 seconds.
- Serve with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, a cinnamon stick for stirring, and a few drops of Onda tincture. Enjoy!
In your sunscreen, lotions, and facial and body oils.
Cannabidiol, as well as other phytocannabinoids, have been shown to work well to help heal winter skin (dry and itchy skin, anyone?). This is thanks to the Endocannabinoid System and how it interacts with and protects skin cells. Your body is continuously secreting specific amounts of endocannabinoids to maintain the health and balance of your skin. Specifically, in the epidermis, hair follicles, and sebaceous cells.
Endocannabinoids regulate the skin’s immune and inflammation response. Endocannabinoid receptors are located in our skin cells and are an integral part of your skin’s immune system. Your skin’s immune system is continually working to protect your skin from pathogenic bacteria, allergens, viruses, fungi, and other potentially harmful invasions.
The endocannabinoid system is involved in helping regulate the skin’s inflammatory response system by communicating to the skin’s immune cells when immune activation is necessary and regulate whether the response in inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Hence creating a balanced, vibrant system.
CBD not only helps to supplement and nourish the endocannabinoid system, but it also activates other receptors in the skin, enhancing the skin’s ability to balance its functions. An example is CBD’s ability to upregulate the expression of antimicrobial molecules and balances oil production.
As a soothing and uplifting body oil.
Here is our favorite recipe for a sensual body oil. This 1-ounce bottle makes for the perfect gift (or self-care treat) and is the perfect traveling companion. Packed with anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties, and consisting of a divine scent of your choosing.
Whole Hemp Onda Body Oil
1 oz. tinted glass squirt bottle
2-3 droppers of 600mg Whole Hemp Infusion (40-60mg CBD total)
slightly less than 1oz. jojoba oil or another favorite oil carrier
3-6 drops each of your favorite essential oils
In your bottle, add the Onda oil then fill the rest with your favorite skin-friendly carrier oil. Lastly, choose your favorite essential oils and add as much or as little as you’d like. We used lavender, rose, grapefruit, and a delicious Coastal Pine by Juniper Ridge.
In your hair or beard.
Coconut-derived MCT oil can be beneficial in nourishing your hair and/or beard, which winter weather can make it dry and brittle. At Onda, we use Onda in our hair nearly every day to create silky, frizz-free hair. Simply place a teaspoon of Onda oil in your palms, rub together, and add to tips of the hair and make your way up. Stay clear of your roots to avoid an oily look and feel at the base of your hairline.
In your cocktails or mocktails.
Onda makes for the perfect mocktail topper, as it creates a nice “buzz” of relaxation and can take away the social jitters much like alcohol. All without actually consuming alcohol! Even if you want to stick with alcohol, CBD can help create a smoother buzz. Here we have three of our favorite mocktail and cocktail recipes for you to enjoy this holiday season.
Our Immune-Boosting Elderberry CBD Mojito.
Fight the winter bug with immune-boosting elderberry syrup. Great for children and adults alike, the berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that have been shown to boost your immune system. Elderberry can help decrease inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, as well! Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. Pair this with our Whole Hemp CBD, and you have a healthy and socially-acceptable mock mojito.
Immune-Boosting Elderberry CBD Mojito
2 oz. elderberry syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
6 ripe blackberries
4 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Splash of fizzy coconut water
1/2-1 dropper of 600 mg Whole Hemp Infusion
Muddle everything except the sparkling water, then add ice and shake and double strain into a glass without ice, top with sparkling water and garnish with more mint leaves.
Taking as is for holiday chill and stress reduction.
Onda CBD in MCT 600mg Tincture – Our most popular dropper bottle option, this concentration is 10mg CBD per 1ml of MCT oil. Mix it into your food, drinks or enjoy it on its own. Start small and find the dosage that works best for you.
CBD Oil Capsules | 25mg | 20 Capsules – Our vegan capsules here are made with Organic coconut oil and Whole Hemp CBD, that’s it! Our most popular capsules, the 25mg pack, is often used by customers for traveling, to reduce anxiety and inflammation, and to help with a more relaxing sleep.
CBD Oil Capsules | 50mg | 20 Capsules – These vegan capsules are made with organic coconut oil and Whole Hemp CBD, that’s it! The 50mg pack is perfect for those familiar with Whole Hemp CBD and is often used for traveling, for reducing anxiety and inflammation, and for helping with a more relaxing sleep.
Well, there we have it, 5 creative ways of enjoying your Onda oil this holiday season. You can quite literally use it in or on just about anything thanks to our diverse, organic, and clean carrier oils.