Plant-powered infused products to enjoy during National Vegan Month. Photo credit: Twenty20 Photos.
The holidays are quickly approaching — which means family dinners piled high with carnivorous dishes. But, while many celebrate Thanksgiving, aka turkey day, November is also National Vegan Month. For those on an animal product-free diet, or not, the month-long observance is the perfect chance to experience entirely plant-powered goodies, from topicals to oils, chocolate and more.
In honor of this, Emerald put together a list of infused products crafted with plant-based ingredients. This list highlights the extraordinary uses of plants and features minority, LGBTQ+ or women-owned businesses.
8 Vegan Cannabis-Infused Products
MARYJAE’s Balance 25:1 Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
$60-$100 for 15 mL or 30 mL bottle
Balance 25:1 is full-spectrum hemp seed oil with organic CO2 hemp extract. According to MARYJAE, this house-made oil includes the perfect balance of cannabinoids; it contains a ratio of 25:1 CBD to THC, or 1,500 mg of CBD to 60 mg of THC.
For example, every 1 ml dropper has 50 mg of CBD with 2 mg of THC. Consumers can take Balance 25:1 every day to help promote homeostasis in their bodies.
Franciso Anisco, co founder of MARYJAE saysmcannabis is not a one-size-fits-all and you may have to experiment with doses and/or products.”
MARYJAE is an LGBTQ+BIPOC and women-owned cannabis retailer. The cofounder Jae Graham created MARYJAE in hopes of creating a safe space for people like her in the cannabis industry. She was also inspired by her father, Larry, who encouraged her to share the healing properties of cannabis with the elderly. Currently, MARYJAE is an online retail store and has a store located in Austin, Texas.
“At MARYJAE we not only take pride in the quality of our products and curated selection, but we also elevate your shopping trip to a shopping experience. From our curated product selection to our welcoming atmosphere to our intricately designed display cases, every detail of the MARYJAE shopping experience is designed with you in mind.”
The oil is available nationwide directly on the MARYJAE website.
Aplos’ Hemp-Infused Non-Alcoholic Spirit
$48 per 16.9 fl ounce bottle
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This vegan, hemp-infused non-alcoholic spirit has a bitter, citrusy flavor enhanced with subtle notes of ginger and rosemary. Each serving of Aplos has 20 mg of broad-spectrum hemp, providing calming but uplifting effects. This product is ready to enjoy alone, or in a specialty cocktail in replacement for a spirit.
Located in Miami, Aplos — an LGBTQ+ and women-owned company — is presented in a sleek, black bottle offering a “sophisticated way to wind down,” according to Aplos. Creators David Fudge and Jessica Manley wanted to offer a drink that consumers can enjoy alongside someone drinking alcohol.
According to Forbes, “Fudge set out to create a product that could fit into alcohol occasions – like a beverage at the end of a long workday or a happy hour with friends – but without the hangover.”
The beverage is available nationwide directly on the Aplos’ website.
Chocohaze-Madame Munchie’s Choco Haze
$21 per 1.9 ounce jar
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Got a chocolate craving? Look no further than Madame Munchie’s Chocohaze, a THC-infused chocolate hazelnut spreadable topping. Consumers can enjoy the vegan, gluten-free spread all by itself straight out of the jar, or with their favorite treats. The company makes this hazelnut spread in-house. It contains full-spectrum coconut oil; each jar has 10 servings at 10 mg of THC in each serving (100 mg per jar).
Madame Munchie is an LGBTQ+women-owned company located in Los Angeles. Kim Geraghty, creator of Madame Munchie, grew up in France and was inspired by her love for french baking. Additionally, all edibles are full-spectrum, and are made with solventless, and distillate-free coconut oil or butter.
According to Madame Munchie, “all Madame Munchie products are handcrafted with love, using natural, locally sourced ingredients. Our premium cannabis is sun-grown and comes from our family-owned farm in Mendocino County, [California].”
Madame Munchie is also a sponsor for School on Wheels, a non-profit organization dedicated to tutoring children experiencing homelessness.
The spread is available at select retailers in California.
CBD Live Natural’s Relaxing Aromatherapy Candles
$26.99 per candle
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Have some “me” time with this CBD-infused candle, which CBD Live Natural offers in six soothing nighttime scents. Those include: Lemongrass Sage Scent, Eucalyptus Scent, Vanilla Scent, Lavender Sage Scent, Cannabis (Unscented), and Sage Scent.
Each candle has anxiety-reducing properties. Lavender, for example, is one of the most popular scents at reducing anxiety according to Healthline, “Lavender has a “sedative effect and may help with sleep troubles, including if feelings of stress or anxiety are keeping you up at night.”
Sage, which is also an anxiety-reducing plant, works to boost one’s mood and promote healthy sleep patterns.
The company infuses each with 100 mg of CBD oil, and makes this aromatherapy candle line to encourage long-lasting relaxation and calmness. CBD Live Natural also makes all of their candles with all-natural soy wax, which burns slower than other waxes such as paraffin, according to the National Candle Association.
CBD Life Natural is a family-owned company run by Marcie Manfredonia-Siciliano, who the Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized — an online community — honored as a Woman of Empowerment. She is also the owner of Nationwide Maintenance, which is a woman and minority-owned full-service general contracting company.
The candles are available directly on the CBD Life Natural website. The company ships to all 50 states, and internationally (except Canada and Australia).
Dr. Hempster’s Bath Bombs
$29.99 for six bath bombs
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Dr.Hempster is a vegan company that uses eco-friendly packaging from environmentally safe boxing and tissue paper wrapping.
Their bath bombs come in two scents; Lavender Lust and Eucalyptus Envy. In addition to their soothing scents, the package comes with six essential oil bath bombs, which they infuse with coconut, hemp oil, lavender and eucalyptus. Each of these oils contain properties that are beneficial for the skin. For example, lavender has the ability to lessen acne on skin, lighten skin and reduce wrinkles, according to the company’s website.
According to Women’s Health Magazine, Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, says, “hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids, which help hydrate and soothe inflamed skin and may even control skin oil production that can help treat acne.”
Additionally, the bath bombs are paraben, sulfate and cruelty free.
The bath bombs are available nationwide on the Dr. Hempster website and on Amazon.
Brown Girl Jane’s Heal Body Butter
$52 for 4 ounce bottle
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Heal Body Butter is a premium body butter that supports healthy skin while also focusing on the wellness of women.
The luxury body butter includes a custom blend of Shea and cocoa butters, chamomile, calendula, aloe, and CBD. The Body Butter has 500 mg of broad-spectrum CBD, perfect for dry skin and pain relief. As a vegan company, Brown Girl Jane utilizes raw ingredients to provide high-quality results.
According to Brown Girl Jane’s mission statement, “our goal is that our thoughtfully and painstakingly designed plant-based product line will serve as a useful addition to your wellness routine, and begin to help shift and heal our collective energy.”
Brown Girl Jane offers a large line of products from body oil, fragrances, and face serums for people of color. Chief executive officer, Malaika Jones, created the company in response to her spinal nerve damage from childbirth. After experimenting with holistic medicine, Jones found relief from CBD over pharmaceuticals.
In addition to their line of products, Brown girl Jane extends into a non-profit foundation that aims to bring about change through civic engagement, policy activism, research, and education. The foundation also addresses policies on critical health and beauty concerns.
The body butter is available directly on the Brown Girl Jane website, and ships nationally.
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AbsoluteXtracts’ (ABX) juicy lineup of gummies are vegan, gluten-free and made with all-natural ingredients, according to the company.
They come in a variety of flavors, including: Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Maui Wowie, Tangie, Key Lime, and Forbidden Fruit. Each package includes 20 pieces, all the 5 mg of THC per gummy — or 100 mg total.
Additionally, ABX also offers their vegan gummies as part of their Sleepy Time collection. The Sleep Time Blueberry Lavender Gummies contain THC, CBD and CBN. Altogether, they have 5 mg of THC and 2 mg of CBD per gummy, and come with 20 pieces.
But aside from these sugar-covered gummies, the Northern-California based brand also carries several other types of products, from cannabis infused tonics, to strain-specific vapes, extracts and more.
The gummies are currently available in retailers throughout California.
Identity’s Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer
$4.98 per .28 ounce serving
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Consumers can put Identity’s non-dairy coffee creamers directly in their coffee, tea, smoothies — or any beverage of choice. According to the company, the lightly sweet creamers can also be put on snacks, or used as sweeteners for beverages or for baking. They even offer recipes.
The company itself was born from the need for all-natural products. After the company’s founder, Rune Sydengen, fell ill, he credited all-natural products — including CBD — for helping him find wellness again. Consequently, all products feature GMO-free, organic ingredients. They source the CBD for their goodies from a family-owned farm in Oregon, and Colorado.
Identity makes their creamers/sweeteners using a coconut base. They’re powdered, vegan, and gluten and THC-free — the products are third-party tested. Additionally, each packet comes with 10 mg of CBD.
The non-dairy creamers come in a variety of flavors, including: Vanilla, Honey, Coconut, and Cacao. Identity also sells a variety of meat broths and dishes with CBD, oils, topicals and more.
The creamers are available nationwide directly on the company’s website.
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