Western medicine has historically overlooked the nuances of women’s health. In-school sex education has been known to omit facts about female pleasure, Johns Hopkins Medicine states women having a stroke are 33 percent more likely to be misdiagnosed in the ER, and the Journal of Clinical Pathways has reported that gynecologic cancers are severely underfunded in comparison to other cancers. Holistic wellness philosophy has the potential to fill in the gaps where conventional medicine fails, and Moon Mother Hemp, a women-owned business based in Boulder, Colorado, is putting women first.
“I didn’t see anything on the market that spoke specifically to the needs of women and vaginal health. As an herbalist specifically focused on women’s health and a former postpartum doula, I knew that CBD could bring bliss and relief to women,” says Jessica Bates, CEO and founder of Moon Mother Hemp. This dedication to women’s well-being is evident in the brand’s new CBD Intimacy Oil, a rich formula infused with natural botanicals designed to enrich self-care regimens and elevate any sensual experience. This all-natural, organic blend of essential oils with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can be used to moisturize, soothe intimate areas after waxing, or as a lubricating agent for partnered or solo sex.
Moon Mother Hemp acknowledges that no two vaginas are the same, and have mindfully crafted their intimacy oil with synergistic ingredients that address a variety of concerns. Grown locally in Boulder, the brand’s full-spectrum hemp oil acts as a base, along with hydrating jojoba oil, skin balancing apricot kernel oil, fragrant vitamin C-rich rose extract, and calendula, an herb with antifungal properties. Coconut oil, an increasingly popular alternative to synthetic water-based lubricants, provides additional nourishment, and tulsi, a stress-reducing adaptogen plant, works to keep the urinary and reproductive tracts clear of infection.
Moon Mother Hemp focuses on the health of the planet as well as its people, and is strongly committed to environmentally responsible growing practices. The Moon Mother team oversees hemp production from start to finish at their small-scale farm, planting each seed, harvesting and slow-curing each plant. Biodynamic practices are used to cultivate plants and preserve the health of soil. The brand is an official partner of 1% for the Planet, a collective of businesses that pledge to donate 1 percent of annual sales to fund environmental nonprofit organizations around the world.