HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
This issue is centered around the wonderful women in our lives and celebrating all they mean to us. From self-care to cupcakes, our Mother’s Day issue is one to love, just like mom! Scroll, shop, and enjoy.
4 WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST
SELF-CARE FOR MOMS
Finding time for yourself as a mom is nearly impossible. You literally can't even use the restroom without your little ones looking for you. So if they can't even go to the bathroom alone, how are mommas supposed actually to get some self-care in?
This Mother's Day, we're giving you some tips and tricks on how to get your much-needed self-care time!
Eat your heart out. Let yourself off the hook for a meal and eat those items on the menu that your tastebuds say yes to and your mind says, "but think about the calories." The truth is, one meal isn't going to make you gain weight, so we say: go for it.
Take a bath to start your day. Get in the tub before your little ones even wake up. If you're worried it might make you too tired, remember, your kids will definitely wake you up!
Sleep. Sure, this one seems near to impossible… well, it did until Chalice Farms Fruit Chews entered the conversation. Like a vacation for your over-tired and over-wired brain, our Tropical Fruit Chews have a high CBD to THC ratio that will have you snoring like your husband!
Call a Friend. When you spend most of your day around your kids, you might not realize how much you miss and need interaction with friends… until you get one on the phone. Take one minute, two minutes to talk about anything other than being a mom.
WAVES OF PEACE AND CALM
A BREATHING EXERCISE TO TRY
Exercise courtesy of: healthline.com
What mom doesn’t have a little stress in her life? Breathing exercises are a great way to release tension. For this exercise, we’re focusing on words — so, whatever makes you smile or feel zen, think about that. Examples: peace, release, or relax. Whatever word fits best right now, use it. You’ll be repeating this throughout your practice.
Ready to get started?
If you’ve never done a breathing exercise, start with a 10 minute session. The goal is to get to a point where you are dedicating 20 minutes to your breathing practice daily. This may seem like a lot of time, but let’s be honest, you deserve it! So find a quiet place (easier said than done, we know) and get into the zone.
Here’s how to do it:
Sit or lie down in a comfortable place.
Bring your awareness to your breaths without trying to change how you’re breathing.
Alternate between normal and deep breaths a few times. Notice any differences between normal breathing and deep breathing. Notice how your abdomen expands with deep inhalations.
Note how shallow breathing feels compared to deep breathing.
Practice your deep breathing for a few minutes.
Place one hand below your belly button, keeping your belly relaxed, and notice how it rises with each inhale and falls with each exhale.
Let out a loud sigh with each exhale.
Begin the practice of breath focus by combining this deep breathing with imagery and a focus word or phrase that will support relaxation.
You can imagine that the air you inhale brings waves of peace and calm throughout your body. Mentally say, “Inhaling peace and calm.”
Imagine that the air you exhale washes away tension and anxiety. You can say to yourself, “exhaling tension and worry.”
MOMS: YOU NEED SELF-CARE
FIFTH & ROOT MAKES MOM SELF-CARE ROUTINES EASY, QUICK AND A FULL-BODY EXPERIENCE
If you ask a mom what their self-care routine is, there is a good chance they'll laugh directly in your face. Seriously: what working or stay-at-home mom has time to devote to herself when juggling a million different responsibilities and liable for keeping another living being (or multiple living beings!) alive, fed, happy, and clothed.
While moms are saints who give and give and ask for little in return, we think they all deserve to be a little more selfish with their time and take more time for self-care. Self-care is all about giving your mind, body, and soul a moment to decompress from the constant activity of life. We're not trying to be selfish here, but if moms don't start taking some 'me' time, we're going to deal with the repercussions of their burnout and witness energy-less zombies roaming the earth lifelessly chasing their unclothed children. Not sure about you, but that sounds almost worse than 2020.
So moms: it's time to embrace a self-care routine. Good news for you, we're here to help make that incredibly easy. Truthfully, there's no easier way to get in the mood for self-care than with weed. Sparking up, chowing down, or inhaling the plant can potentially enhance your health in all sorts of unexpected ways. Research demonstrates that cannabis can aid in elevating your mood, increasing your energy, help you lose weight and even prevent certain diseases. And if you want a daytime self-care routine that involves cannabis without being 'under the influence,' our latest venture, Fifth & Root, proves that cannabis-infused skincare can work wonders on your skin AND your mood.
For most skincare companies, their goal is to produce products that improve their consumer's impurities or enhance their beauty in some tangible way. But for companies like Fifth & Root, their goal is to make products that enhance your skin and enhance your mood. Fifth & Root offers products that turn something as simple as washing your face into an incredible self-care moment that impacts multiple senses.
Created by chemists and herbalists at the forefront of adaptogenic science, Fifth & Root elevates mind, body, and soul wellness through the magic of terpenes and cannabinoids. Their products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic colorants or fragrance, and other known ingredients that make cosmetologists say 'yuck.' So, moms, here are a few products you need to upgrade your daily skincare routine and turn it into a complete self-care habit.
Wash away stress with Karmic Cleanse
A powder-to-foam cleanser (fantastic for traveling!) gives your skin a daily boost of Superfoods, draws out surface impurities, and removes dead skin cells. Made with CBD, Ground Hemp, and Crushed Jade, you can gently exfoliate your skin and give yourself a boost of good vibrations without drying, stripping, or sucking the life out of your skin.
Combat tension with Salvation All-Over CBD Salve
If you're reading this and notice your shoulders are at your ears right now, you need this product. There's a good chance that you're carrying tension in many areas that you do not even realize. This salve is your holy-grail and perfect for slathering over all parts of your body that need a little extra love. Made with full-spectrum hemp extracts that target pain and inflammation and muscle-healing remedies like St John's Wart and Calendula, it's like the benefits of a massage in the form of lotion you apply yourself.
Nourish with High Glow Radiance Facial Oil
Packed with skin-boosting ingredients like soothing bakuchiol, anti-inflammatory CBD full-spectrum hemp extract, a blend of 7 antioxidant-rich nourishing oils, and calming ashwagandha and passionflower, this face oil is essentially a 'glow-up' in a bottle. For the nights when you have a little extra time, heighten your experience by applying the oil via a facial massage. Using 4-6 drops, use your hands to apply the oil onto a freshly-cleansed complexion, working gently to massage the formula deep into the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Indulge with Moonlight Cooling Glow Mask
Face masks force you to take time to yourself. So, if you have ten to fifteen minutes, use your free time wisely by picking a mask that combats more than one of your skin concerns. Formulated with calming whole plant CBD, clarifying Kaolin clay, and recharging turmeric and prickly pear enzymes, this mask is a master multitasker that combats many skin impurities at one time. It helps calm irritation and redness while simultaneously purifying pores and brightening your skin tone. Time is a nonrenewable resource; ten minutes with this glow mask is ten minutes spent wisely.
EAT, DRINK, SMOKE & GROW MARY
GIVE YOUR GREEN THUMB A TRY AT GROWING CANNABIS PLANTS
At Chalice Farms, we offer a variety of cannabis products. From cannabis-infused skincare to high-impact extract, our commodities cater to a wide assortment of needs and desired effects. Now, we're giving gardeners new products to get excited about: cannabis seeds.
If you can't keep a plant alive to save your life, this venture might not be for you. But, if gardening is a passion or love of yours, our cannabis seeds are from some of our most beloved farms, and some of the very best cannabis breeders Oregon offers, including, Heroes of the Farm, Alter Farms, and Green Source Gardens. Pick up in-store or order for delivery to get your marijuana garden a-growing (and tag us on social media (@chalice_farms) so we can celebrate your progress)!
DELICIOUS FLOWER CUPCAKES
Photo: Sally’s Baking Addiction
There’s nothing sweeter than cupcakes and flowers! And floral frosting is easier than you think. Whip these up for yourself or a loved one for true bliss.
1 stick Softened Butter (optional: use the cannabutter recipe from our winter print issue to add some cannabis into the mix!)
1 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
2 Large Eggs
1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Butter
3 cups Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees and Line a cupcake pan
Mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and extract in a stand mixer until smooth
In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together and sift
Alternate the dry ingredients and milk into the creamed mixture
Scoop into the liners and bake for 18 minutes, cool
While cupcakes are baking, mix the frosting
Cream the butter with confectioners sugar
Add the extract
Once the cupcakes are cool, get bowls for frosting to color. Add gel color into frosting with toothpick. Then decorate!
How to create frosting flowers:
There are tons of tutorials online, however, we love these simple hydrangeas! You can use various colors to mix it up and create a gorgeous bouquet.