Updated: May 19
Along with gorgeous, handmade creams, oils, and rubs made in small batches, Soak Like A Mother (@soaklikeamother) has a great message for those who may feel a stigma around cannabis use. Mother and cannabis specialist, Nicole, discusses her organic, all natural, cannabis infused self-care products.
As the owner of Soak Like A Mother, a company using cannabis as an ingredient, have you noticed any stigma or preconceived notions around cannabis use?
Absolutely, especially for moms. Ever since becoming a mom, I started to develop this voice. This voice that needed to be heard. As a devoted mother and wife, I am tired of the misconception that moms who use cannabis in their everyday lives are “bad moms.” Creating products that exploit the healing power of THC/THCa/CBD in cannabis has become a platform for me to prove otherwise.
Why is it important for moms and parents in particular to be open to self-care?
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Self-care is so important. It is essential to take a break from changing diapers and sweeping up goldfish crumbs to care for yourself. My products are intentionally made to provide exceptional self care, right in the comfort of your home. That is after all, where this all started for me, home.
Your original IG identity is called Toke Like A Mother. You’ve obviously recognized the benefits of cannabis for people even into the stage of parenthood. Why do you feel it’s important to share that realization with others and what inspired you to start Soak Like a Mother?
I have always been passionate about natural medicine. Making my own creations with flowers and herbs was something I have enjoyed doing since I was a little girl. Into adulthood, I began to notice how many ways the cannabis plant can help me. From skin care, to appetite, to pregnancy, cannabis and its powerful benefits have been my go-to.
Inspired by fellow “canna-moms,” I created Toke Like A Mother as my “voice.” I wanted to be part of a community that silences the negative stigmas around moms who use cannabis. Soak Like A Mother was born shortly after I began infusing my own oils at home. I knew it was time to start sharing these magical infusions with other people.
You have called some of your products “medicated self-care”. What do you mean by that term?
I have always believed in the power of plants, specifically how the human endocannabinoid system communicates with the compounds found in cannabis. Highlighting those benefits, my products are a 100% natural and safe way to ease anxiety, mental fog, chronic joint/muscle pain, migraines, and so much more. Soak Like A Mother products contain CBD and THC. What kind of effect do these ingredients have and are there any wellness benefits to medicated skin products?
As I mentioned earlier, all of our bodies naturally have an endocannabinoid system. When applied topically, you begin to experience a non-psychoactive, localized relief. With THC & CBD working simultaneously, the response is an anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, all-over effect that floods the entire body, without the “high.”
In addition to wellness benefits, what benefits can Soak Like A Mother’s products bring in terms of skin care and self care? Are there any long-term benefits to looking and feeling great?
Self care is one of those things that I never skip. As I get older, I begin to realize how much happier I am from the inside out when I remember to take a little time for myself. For me, it’s lighting a candle, filling up a hot bath, plopping in two of my cannabis bath melts, and soaking until the water feels cold. My products help you get out that funk you have been in. They give you the peace and relief you have been needing to start loving yourself again. Using products on my skin that are 100% real and free of chemicals is essential to manifesting self-love.
Do you have a favorite product from your current line, and do all products give the same benefits? Can clients contact you to discuss personalized products to suit their needs and wellness concerns?
My Favorite product is my House Blend Bath Melts. That recipe is an exact combination of all of my favorite skin loving things. Everything from the infused coconut oil to the essential oils was created with love and the intention to spread love. I love creating custom blends, which is why I offer a customizable salt soak + scrub that includes your choice of skin nourishing oils, essential oils, and dried herbs.
Where can we find your products, and what’s next for Soak Like A Mother?
You can find all of my products on Facebook/SoakLikeAMother, Instagram @soaklikeamother, and soon,
www.soaklikeamother.com. I will continue to have new things in the works and healing products to share. Stay tuned and thank you for being here.