To all of our customers, massage clients, and especially those who have supported us at various markets, local events, and online: THANK YOU! You've already helped us become something so much bigger than I ever could have anticipated.
This time last year, Honeycomb Holistics' line of body products was a crazy dream. It had been something I had been wanting to do for years, but the time never felt right. I finally realized, if I kept waiting for the right time...well I'd be doing a lot of waiting and not a lot of building my dream. So, with that in mind I went into 2017 knowing I would release my line, but unsure how it would all come together.
The soft opening of our product line happened on April 1st, with our Grand Opening happening somewhere between the debut of our CBD line at the Boulder Creek Festival memorial day weekend, and becoming part of the regular line up at the Louisville Farmer's Market. We ended up getting so busy we never officially celebrated a Grand Opening.
Our products have shifted and changed over the first year, and will continue with one more big revision by February 2018. We began with a line of all natural herbal body products that focused on self-care. Bath bombs became our stand out product, and were ironically included in the original line up as an after thought.
By the time the Boulder Creek Festival came around, I had decided to take the plunge, and release a CBD product line. If you know me personally, this probably came as no surprise. I have spent 7 years working in the medical marijuana industry, and the five years before that were spent completing my Bachelor of Science with a focus on the biochemistry of medicinal plants.
After having my daughter, I decided I wanted to work in an industry that still promoted holistic healthcare, AND had a bit more stability....watching the building my dispensary's grow was in get raided on live TV, while on maternity leave may or may not have played a part in that decision (we were the only grow in that block that didn't actually get raided, so everything did end up alright). I decided to go back to school for massage therapy the following fall, and immediately opened a private practice and began teaching Physiology at the school I graduated from.
I had successfully found a place in holistic healthcare that didn't involve Cannabis, and it completely felt like I was missing an important tool. Two weeks into launching our body product line I knew exactly what was missing: CBD products. Without expensive licensing we couldn't sell products made from marijuana plants, but we COULD make products with CBD from hemp, and that was still something huge.
While we continued to produce and sell our regular product line, I began developing CBD products, starting with a salve, lotion, and batch bombs. Over the past 6 months, we have added a line that targets PMS, bath teas, lip balms, seasonal items, and there is so much more still to come!
We will continue to offer our non-CBD products online, for custom orders, and a smaller variety will still be available at the Louisville Farmer's Market and other local events through this summer. You will begin to see less non-CBD products over the following year, and by 2019 our non-CBD products will be custom order only (Don't worry, you'll still be able to get your Pokeball bath bombs).
We will also be restructuring our dosing, re-designing labels, and will be getting our products TESTED for potency and contamination by a third party lab starting this February. We will also be officially releasing our CBDIY kits, and several other new products in time for Valentine's Day. With these new changes will come a change in pricing as well. We are still committed to providing high quality products at an affordable price. It is our goal to make our products as accessible as possible, but we do need to cover the costs of testing and packaging. This will ensure you are getting the most effective and safe products available.
Our massage pricing will also be increasing effective February 1st 2018. The new prices will be posted online, and an e-mail will be sent out to our clients. With the increase in price, we will be offering a few complimentary add-ons such as aromatherapy with all sessions. Again, our my ultimate goal as the owner of Honeycomb Holistics is to provide holistic healthcare that is affordable and accessible to the community.
Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or subscribe to our e-mail list to stay up to date with our new products, pricing, and more. I do promise I will be doing a lot more blogging in the new year. I want to start providing more information on what massage and CBD can do for all of you! So there's my business resolution for you: Write more in the New Year! You'll see more blogs, and more e-mail updates (we promise we will NEVER spam you!)
As we bid adieu to 2017, and welcome 2018 we want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! Thank you for an amazing 2017, we can't wait to bring you even more incredible CBD products in 2018.
Lindsay McCarron BS, LMT
Honeycomb Holistics Ltd.
Whole Health, Whole Body, Whole Community.