What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD is s a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant, which has been historically known as being medicinal for thousands of years.  Considered safe, non-toxic and not addictive, CBD is just one of the plant's hundreds of “phytocannabinoids".

CBD is related to another medicinally active phytocannabinoid: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound that causes one to feel high. These two components of cannabis both have therapeutic benefit, though CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high-- or at least with less of a high.

Because CBD is therapeutically potent and non-intoxicating, it's easy to take in a CBD oil tincture. This is an appealing and common treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time. 

If you would like to talk to me about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis and CBD, or have any questions about dosage and use, reach out via email and request a complimentary Herbal Medicine Discovery Call. I look forward to hearing from you!







I was recently introduced to a new organic line of CBD products by a company, Alchemista, based in Charlottesville, VA, just over the mountain from my house. I was impressed with the high quality and effectiveness of their product so I started sharing them with family and friends. While I am happy that there are so many CBD products saturating the marketplace these days, it is not easy to find the product or brand that is right for you. I got a lot of help by doing due diligent research, talking to other herbalists and testing out a lot of different brands.

The things that make Alchemista stand out to me among other brands are:

Packaging - they use UV protected packaging that prevents light to deplete the products lifespan. Alchemista tinctures are not in a dropper to reduce contamination and the spread of germs. They use a pump technology with exact dosage for easy, sterile use.

Testing - Alchemista products have been tested on over 100 people with different ailments prior to making it on the market to ensure a 💯 satisfaction rate.

A COA (certificate of analysis), or a third party full panel test is available online for all to see how clean and potent the product is.

Organic - Alchemista products are pesticide and GMO free.

Because I love to support small businesses, especially local ones, I'd love to share these products with you, so please go browse and shop their website.  It's www.myalchemista.com

My favorite products are listed below (They link directly to the product on Alchemista's site). I also have these favorites available for sale at 10 % off,  in my Home Apothecary, so if you are local, we can arrange a local order for pick up in Lexington. Please email me for details.


Full Spectrum Vegan Multivitamin CBD Gummies, 10mg 

Full Spectrum Soft Gel Capsules, 25mg

Potion #1, Full Spectrum CBD Tincture, 1000mg 

Soothing Relief CBD Salve, 500mg

CBD Canine Tincture, Bacon flavor (for dogs), 500mg


And here's an added bonus:

 **Get 10% OFF all Alchemista CBD products with FREE SHIPPING by using my discount code CV10OFF in the 'Independent Alchemista" box when you check out. You will be emailed a Square invoice to pay to complete your order. Orders ship within 48 hours after confirmation.