Bodega Wellness’ suite of hemp-based products. Photo from Bodega Wellness’ website.
Bodega Wellness is a Canadian-based company that specializes in health and beauty. They have three store locations throughout Ontario in Burlington, Hamilton, and London providing premium, all-natural hemp-based products. Along with CBD infusions, they also offer plants, crystals, and home and beauty products to encompass all things in the world of natural health.
One of Bodega Wellness’s most popular products is its CBD oil. The oil comes in a range of strengths from 500 mg to 5,000 mg per bottle. They source their CBD products straight from LAMM Wellness, a company known for their luxurious CBD content. Bodega’s customers can attest to the high-quality products, as all of their products with reviews have five stars.
Along with their oils, Bodega Wellness has tattoo balms, sprays, lotions, and salves. They also offer products for the skin, pet health and merchandise like decor so customers can keep their spaces feeling fresh.
Emerald spoke to the team at Bodega Wellness about their business, battling stigma, and the beauty of hemp-derived CBD.
Emerald Media (EM): How did you first find cannabis/hemp?
Bodega Wellness (BW): It is safe to say when you are ready for cannabis and or hemp to enter your life; it will find you. Everyone at Bodega has their own unique story with cannabinoids, from mental health to pain management. It’s truly one of the most magical and medicinal plants on the planet!
EM: Tell us about the first time you used cannabis/hemp.
BW: One of the very first times hemp-derived CBD was used in our life was in a tincture form. You felt the science happening right there and then. The effects of neurotransmitter re-balance is a revolutionary one. That is the beauty of hemp-derived CBD. It has so many beautiful neurogenesis properties that we cannot find anywhere else, which is why the impact of CBD on mental health is so important.
EM: Where did you get the idea for Bodega Wellness?
BW: The idea for the business came from the need to heal and help the community after our own personal experience with the plant. The mission is to remove the stigma and continue to educate others about the benefits that come from using this plant in positive, bioavailable ways.
EM: What do you believe are the benefits of cannabis/hemp?
BW: It goes without saying that the benefits of cannabinoid therapy is beyond explanation. Introducing hemp-derived isolate tinctures and products into our day-to-day usage minimizes stress, reduces pain and inflammation as well as allows one to think clearly by truly being present. CBD Isolate gets you out of your own way!
EM: What stigmas or push backs are you up against?
BW: Well considering the expansion of the industry of cannabis, CBD derived from hemp almost lives in the shadow of it’s sister molecule THC. Our mission at Bodega is to help spread awareness on the helpful non-psychoactive properties of hemp-derived CBD products.
EM: What are Bodega Wellness’s core values?
BW: Through education and one-on-one support, we are devoted to re-introducing ancient, plant-based medicinal remedies, and opening the conversation for hemp-derived solutions, on a cellular level.
EM: What does a typical day look like at Bodega Wellness?
BW: Typically a day in our shoes starts in the shop, whether that be our Hamilton, Burlington or London, Ontario locations. Bodega Wellness specializes in all things wellness, including plants and crystal healing to all-natural, everyday products from hand soap, to body wash, essential oils… the list goes on. [We’re also] tending to the plants and engaging with customers.
EM: Tell us about your products — what was the development process like?
BW: Our hemp-derived CBD isolate products are all made with non-GMO, organically-sourced ingredients. We have tinctures that range in different concentrations and flavors that are sublingual applications, as well as topical for more targeted spot treatment. [This is] alongside a whole beauty line that contains our wonderful best-selling face serum. We also carry products that are safe for your pets! So depending on what you are looking to help and heal we will do our best to consult you on the product that would be the most effective for long term results.
EM: Thoughts on the future of the cannabis/hemp industry?
BW: The future of cannabis and hemp is endless. This is not only an industry, but a way of life. We now have options for people suffering, which gives us hope for the future of plant medicine and the medicinal ways of healing. To say the least, we are excited for the future.
Not sure what product to try? It can often feel intimidating or difficult finding the right CBD product, especially for first timers. Luckily, Bodega Wellness offers a great educational space for CBD, whether it’s for weight loss, sleep, skincare, and more. Through this, they focus on having a compassionate and personalized approach to meeting each customer’s needs. To learn more, visit Bodega Wellness or call one of their stores.
Written by Sydney Heinbaugh