Coffee shops, bakeries, and candle companies have all hopped on the pumpkin spiced train during the fall season after fans of the taste, and scent, expressed more interest in the warm flavor.
And now a CBD company is further listening to the trend by releasing its own pumpkin spice-flavored oil for consumers to purchase.
Toast, a boutique cannabis brand based in Aspen, Colorado, announced Friday the creation of its Pumpkin Spiked Full Spectrum Hemp Extract ($55).
Inspired by fall: Aspen-based cannabis brand Toast has unveiled a pumpkin spiced-flavored CBD oil for consumers costing $55
Interesting: The oil includes similar ingredients one might find in a pumpkin spiced latte like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger (stock image)
‘Forget pumpkin spice lattes, you can now get Pumpkin Spice-flavored Full Spectrum Hemp Extract for apple picking, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all your basic (or not-so-basic) fall activities,’ the company wrote in a press release.
Similar ingredients one might find in a pumpkin spiced latte are also found in the CBD oil, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
CBD is the strain on the marijuana plant that does not produce high-like symptoms like THC. Instead, it can help with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even muscle pains.
Toast recommends mixing its CBD oil into one’s coffee, drinks, smoothies, cocktails, or underneath the tongue in order to experience the benefits.
Besides the pumpkin flavor, the company also provides other fall scents including one in cinnamon.
More flavors: The company also includes other fall flavors including cinnamon
Groundbreaking: Recently, Toast announced its own line of CBD oil for dogs and cats
Toast also recently expanded its CBD line to include calming Toast Miau and Toast Woef products for animals. Specifically formulated for pets, they are a blend of full-spectrum hemp oil with wild anchovy oil, flaxseed oil and Alaskan salmon oil for added health benefits.
The company decided to release a CBD line for people’s dogs and cats as it is estimated 30 to 40 per cent of animals suffer from anxiety, according to research from American Veterinary Medical Association.
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THC AND CBD
Together, they are part of the cannabinoid group of compounds found in hashish, hash oil, and most strains of marijuana.
THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for the euphoric, ‘high’ feeling often associated with marijuana.
THC interacts with CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and brain and creates the sensations of euphoria and anxiety.
CBD does not fit these receptors well, and actually decreases the effects of THC, and is not psychoactive.
CBD is thought to help reduce anxiety and inflammation.
To coincide with the launch of the new pet-specific products, Toast has set up a thunderstorm hotline.
The company revealed that thunder and lightning are a major source of anxiety for animals. The next time a bout of thunderstorms occurs, they have instructed pet owners to email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will receive a free bottle of Toast Woef or Miau.
Toast is not the only company to release innovative CBD items in recent weeks as the product grows more and more popular with consumers.
A clothing company recently launched an activewear line for women with CBD encapsulated into the fabric.
Acabada created its line of CBD-infused workout clothing after noticing the benefits people were experiencing when using the item in products ranging from skincare to food.
The company claims it used ‘cutting-edge technology’ called micro-encapsulation where the CBD is encapsulated in a protective polymer coating. This coating allegedly protects the CBD from being damaged by ‘evaporation, oxidation and contamination.’
Friction created between the skin and the fabric then releases the CBD slowly onto specific muscle groups, the company claims.
It is then up to the user on if they experience any added benefits from using the CBD oil or wearing the products.
New concept: Acabada is a New York City-based clothing company that recently launched an activewear line for women infused with CBD
CBD beauty: American Eagle just introduced a range of hemp-infused bath and body products
Meanwhile, celebrity-loved CBD company Lord Jones has expanded its product offering with a new stiletto cream that is formulated to soothe the feet of high heel wearers.
Soothing: CBD company Lord Jones just launched a special Stiletto Cream that promises to ease any pain that people get from wearing high heels
Created in collaboration with shoe designer Tamara Mellon, the cream, which contains 200mg of CBD, as well as cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil and fruit acids, is intended for use both before and after you wear your heels, and promises to ‘revolutionize the way you experience high heels’.
The product was put to the test by several celebrities on the red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards, with stars like Kristen Bell and Amy Sedaris wearing it to ease the pressure of a long night in heels.
American Eagle also just introduced its own gender neutral CBD-based wellness brand, Mood, which offers a collection of 45 hemp-infused bath and body products, including lip balm, hand cream, and face wash.
‘Inspired by our customers and their interest in this exciting new category, we see this as a perfect extension of the AE brand,’ Chad Kessler, American Eagle Global Brand President, said.
‘Mood is designed to help everyone, especially young people, live a better quality of life. The first collection is just the beginning of a more expansive product line and what we see as a meaningful long-term growth opportunity.’
The brand includes six different scents across its products, which it says are targeted at helping the ‘mind, body, and identity’.
These include Chill, a ‘warm vanilla for those grrr moments’, Energized, which is ‘mandarin nectar to help when you’re feeling tired’, and zZz, a lavender fragrance ‘to combat restlessness’.