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Beauty Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasers

Here’s the thing about stocking stuffers—even if you’re not actually putting them in someone’s stocking, they still make great gifts when you want to get someone a little something, without going overboard…Check out our favorite beauty stocking stuffers here.


Rachel Ray

11 CBD-Infused Beauty Buys for Your Self-Care Routine

From facial creams and skin balms to mascaras and lip glosses, infusing makeup and skincare products with this hemp-derived, non-psychoactive ingredient is the latest trend. Read on >


Well Insiders
9 of the Best CBD Products to Try Right Now

From new research about how they can help increase mobility in those with multiple sclerosis to the fact that the FDA has approved a CBD-based drug for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy, cannabinoids are gaining respect in more than just the wellness world. That doesn’t mean it’s completely simple to find high-quality CBD products—so we did it for you. Here are eight of the best CBD products we’ve tried, for whatever ails you. More >


MENDER is part of the expertly curated Vegan and Clean Beauty Collection

“Our new Vegan and Clean Beauty collection is a first-of-its-kind…And it makes more ethical products easily visible and accessible to beauty enthusiasts and professionals.”
– Rica Elyse, BeautyLynk CEO. Read the press release >


Your Guide to Beauty Oils: Legs, Lips, and Beyond

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t suffer from dry, dehydrated skin. In fact, factors like air conditioning, chlorine in pools, and spray sunscreen can compromise your skin’s moisture levels. The best course of action? Apply oil. Whether your legs are looking particularly ashy or your lips are sunburned and chapped, here are 11 beauty oils to glow from head to toe.
See the complete list >


The Wellness Rookie
My Experience Using CBD

Believe it or not, I first heard about CBD oil after my mom started using it for the arthritis she was getting in her hands. This was almost two years ago and back then, I was hesitant to try it. Read on >


MJ Lifestyle

Five Facts About Balancing the Body with CBD

At Mender, we know that education is queen when it comes to CBD (cannabidiol). The lion’s share of what we do is not just keeping up with research so we can formulate effective CBD products, but to also find effective ways to communicate what we’ve uncovered. Learn more about CBD & your body >


Spa Insider
Father’s Day Gift Guide

Whether Dad plays sports or does a lot of physical labor, this high potency full-spectrum hemp-extracted CBD pain salve is a powerful balm that starts working in just 15 minutes. Starting with a growing warmth, followed by a cool circulation sensation, the special formula is a potent all-natural blend that will become your go-to. Reduces inflammation on the spot and over time with continued use. Shop the guide >


Bespoke Post
Editor’s Pick

Time only goes in one direction (unless you're a theoretical physicist), but that doesn't mean your skin has to. This youth serum boosts collagen production and increases hydration, all while protecting against free-radicals. Full-spectrum CBD, frankincense, and borage seed oil come together to help your skin look and feel healthier — and, maybe even a bit younger.
See Mender on Bespoke Post >


Hue Knew It
Get Instant Pain Relief With This CBD Beauty Line

It’s no secret that Olivia Wilde swears by the effectiveness of CBD-infused beauty products because they work! Formulated with organic essential oils Mender Essential Body Collection is a line of non-psychoactive products that instantly relieve pain and restores overall balance to your body. Read on >


SB Independent
Mender Makes CBD Topicals on the Central Coast

Mender is one Central Coast company exploring that [the CBD] realm. It was recently launched in San Luis Obispo by April Cole Worley, a former wine branding expert who is using what she learned in that industry to raise the profile of cannabis. Read on >


MJ Lifestyle
The Shrinking Women of the Cannabis Industry

If you’ve ever read the comments section on any article that discusses women’s lack of representation in the upper echelons of corporate America you’ll quickly find that the topic triggers a knee-jerk reaction amongst the anti-affirmative action set. Read on >


Opal Avenue
Brand Spotlight: Mender

Led by April Cole Worley, a marketer who holds a master’s degree in political science and based out of San Luis Obispo, CA, Mender brings non-gendered design thinking and a passion for botanical healing to their line of CBD bodycare. April partnered with Vanessa Pisias, a versed Apothecary who sold her successful natural skincare business to join the company as product director when she began to study the vast health benefits of CBD topicals, and the result is an active, accessible line of CBD bodycare.


Well Insiders
The Pink Tax: What It Is + How These Brands Are Leading the Change Against It

These three companies are leading the change & what you can do to help abolish the pink tax . Read on >


Meet April, Mender's Founder & CEO

April Cole Worley, Founder and CEO of Mender gets real…like really real on the bumpy road to founding her own company, confronting her past, feeling lost and racking up failures that led her to finding her way after all.
Read April’s story >


The Canncierge
Mender’s “Skin Treats”

Recently, I’ve been on a somewhat challenging mission to rid my cabinets of harmful chemicals and, while at it, point myself in the direction of #cannabeauty. Seeking CBD-rich skincare, I’ve been coveting Mender’s cannabis-centric skin treats and lucky for moi, April, Mender’s badass founder, noticed and blessed me with samples from her line of infused products. Read on >


MJ Lifestyle
The Secret to Transitioning to Natural Deodorant

I don’t need to convince you to make the switch to all-natural deodorant. You’re already there. It’s time to go au naturel, and you know it. Natural deodorants are trending hard right now but not all are created equal. Read on >


My CBD Diary Reviews Mender’s CBD Deodorant

I’ve struggled to find a natural deodorant that feels comfortable and works properly. The first day I tried Mender’s CBD deodorant, I still felt fresh even after temperatures rose during a midday stroll in LA. It goes on silky smooth, isn’t sticky or gunky from build-up, blocks odor, and is toxin free. I honestly can’t imagine life without it now. Read on >


Tried, Tested & True

“TRIED & TESTED: The lovely CBD Youth Serum boosts collagen and cell regeneration leaving skin feeling plumper and deeply hydrated with a delightful scent.

TRIED & TESTED: The CBD Body Butter is ultra hydrating and absorbs fast into the skin. Immune boosting vitamins A, E, D & B add extra love to plump skin with a delicious grapefruit, vanilla and rosemary scent.” Read on >


MJ Lifestyle
My pregnancy journey & what I wish I’d known about CBD

Is that a Hemi? Ahhhhhh! Nobody can prepare you for them, but hemorrhoids are very common in pregnancy. Mender’s Healing Salve made of antibacterial and analgesic botanicals paired with full-spectrum hemp would have taken the place of all other hemi products. Read on >