CBD Oil Benefits

Cannabis has gotten a bad rap due to the reputation of recreational marijuana, but that perception is beginning to change as we become more and more aware of all of the possible health benefits of CBD oil. CBD oil, derived from cannabis, produces certain beneficial results – none of which include the intoxication caused by THC. Research is ongoing, but …

Candle Therapy and Why It Works

Do you crave balance and harmony during these unsettling times? Want to unblock repressed feelings and create positive energy? Try candle therapy. Candle therapy is an ancient art as well as a new age healing technique in which candles are lit to lift the spirit and invite peace, well-being and everything that is good and light into your life. When …

Tobacco Pipe History Spans Most of Recorded Human History

Evidence of the first tobacco pipes dates back to Egypt in 2000 BC. Archeologists found tobacco pipes inside tombs, apparently placed there so inhabitants could enjoy a smoke on the other side. In ancient Greece, Hypocrites – known as The Father of Medicine – claimed that smoking herbs in a pipe could cure female ailments. I guess that depends on …

Tobacco around the World, from America, to African, to Asia…

Although countries around the Caribbean basin continue to dominate cigar production, the growing and harvesting of tobacco has become a global enterprise. While Cuba – with soil producing strong leaves with notes of spice and floral – is considered the motherland of cigar production, tobacco was cultivated throughout America as early as the 10 th century. Some of the world’s …

CBD, the Newest Rave

Whether you add it to your after-exercise smoothie for a quick pick-me-up or you rub it on your joints to alleviate the pain associated with arthritis, CBD can be a highly beneficial alternative remedy for a wide array of ailments and is most certainly one of the most widely acclaimed and newest raves. Derived from the hemp plant, cannabidiol is …

The Importance of Cigar Aging

Age is just a number…or is it? Actors age out of good movie rolls, workers age out of their corporate positions and our favorite pastimes of surfing and softball morph into golf and soduko. As we age, our bodies begin that snowballing descent into a malicious mix of decalcification and macular degeneration. And as our grandparents before us, we recite …

Have You Wondered Where Tobacco Comes From?

Seems like it would be simple, right? Grow leaves, dry them and smoke them…not! The process of farming, curing and grading tobacco is actually quite complicated and a little tedious. Tobacco requires 100-130 days in a frost-free climate to mature, so although it is grown throughout the world, it is far more easily grown in tropical climates. Then, although soil …

Why Our Nag Champa Incense Is So Popular

The evergreen plant from which the champa flower emanates is considered sacred in India where it fervently blooms. Although the original formula remains in the hands of the ancient Buddhists and Hindu monasteries, ingredients typically added to the champa flower to create the sacred essence of nag champa incense include sandalwood, black pepper, cinnamon and Halmaddi – which is a …

Candles Create an Enchanting Ambience and Add a Welcome Sweetness to the Air

Candles are a pretty powerful lot. Not only can candles provide a soothing or romantic ambience, but they can add a delightful sweetness to the air. Candles lining the pathway to your door can make your home seem warm and inviting. Candles floating atop a pool can make your guests feel peaceful and calm. Aromatherapists use lavender and lemon balm …