Crisp Blog — Wellness

Talia Bennick
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When Life Gives You Limonene: Everything You Were Too Nervous to Ask About Terpenes

  Have you come across the word “terpene” in your everyday life? This buzzword has existed in nature for thousands of years, but is popping up more and more in the beverage world. You may associate it with budtenders and dispensaries, but in reality terpenes are a simple concept that don’t have to coincide with imbibing in the psychoactive side of marijuana. You can find terpenes everywhere! To briefly put on my lab coat, terpenes are any of a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees. At Crisp &...

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Talia Bennick
CBD Oil vs. CBD Cocktails: Which works best for you?

CBD Oil vs. CBD Cocktails: Which works best for you?

CBD comes in so many forms these days. How do you choose what to take? Which is best for you? We take a look at two popular ways to take CBD, and the benefits of each. CBD oil vs CBD cocktails: the facts. What is CBD oil? CBD oil and CBD tinctures are oils which contain extract from the hemp plant. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is used by many people as part of their wellness routine. CBD oils are usually dropped directly into the mouth, just a few drops once or twice a day. The first time I tried CBD...

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Talia Bennick
Why I Went Alcohol-free & 5 Reasons Why I Love It

Why I Went Alcohol-free & 5 Reasons Why I Love It

“Not drinking tonight?” “Are you pregnant?” “What do you have against fun?” All questions that have come up again and again for me during the last decade while holding a club soda instead of an alcoholic drink. I wasn’t eager to answer a single one. However, if any of these questions were reframed as: “What went into your decision to not drink alcohol today?” I would probably have felt better about sharing my personal journey. So, if you’re wondering why I started a non-alcoholic cocktail company, here’s my personal relationship with alcohol, and several bonus reasons why an alcohol-free life makes...

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Talia Bennick
What are Terpenes?

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are the compounds responsible for a plant’s aroma. Simple as that. When we smell a plant’s fruit, leaves, or sap, terpenes are the horsepower behind those fragrances. There are over 50,000 unique terpenes found in nature, and over a hundred can be found in a single hemp plant.    Mind-Body Connection & Terpenes The mind has so much power over the body. Most of know how stress can debilitate the body, resulting in muscle tension, migraines, illness, etc… On the flip side, our mind can release stress, especially when we invite terpenes to the party. For example, linalool, found...

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