CBD Oil for Pet Care

Are you a pet parent or considering becoming one?

You might have picked up all the books and videos on your furry companion’s temperament and looked into the best techniques on training.

You probably picked out the most comfortable bed and the best toys – you might have even personalized their food bowls.

But have you considered how to keep your pet healthy? And what to do if they become ill?

Cancer is affecting pets in incredible numbers, and we owe it to our pets to become educated and informed on healthy nutrition, environmental toxins, and so much more that can affect their health.

Why shouldn’t your pet get the benefits of CBD supplements?

Hemp Worx Pet Care comes in…

  • 250 tincture Bacon Flavored
  • treats

Studies show the CBD oil can be particularly helpful with…

  • Seasonal symptoms
  • Improves overall health
  • supports optimal cardiovascular health
  • helps improve joint discomfort
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Maintains healthy immune functions
  • Supports healthy energy levels
  • Maintains a normal and stable mood
  • Supports healthy fur
  • and more.

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Hemp Worx products utilizes full spectrum plant or the the whole plant from our organic hemp farms and a FDA compliant facility in Kentucky. They are made from natural high quality ingredients and Veterinarian approved.

Hemp Worx 250 mg CBD Hemp Oil for Cats and Dogs

  • 5 mg of active CBD per serving
  • Pressed Hemp Seed oil rich in essential fatty acids
  • Natural, Organic, and Locally Sourced Ingredients
  • Full-Spectrum CBD grown in Kentucky
  • Natural Bacon Flavor
  • Veterinarian formulated
  • Made in the USA

Suggested use: Shake well before use. Place drops directly in mouth 1 to 2 hours after eating. If you have trouble doing that, some people have put a the drops on a dog treat.

I  have an older 11 lb Yorkie, when I took the Yorkie to my Vet and told him that I was giving my Yorkie CBD Oil. He was concerned about the THC in the tincture, but did not feel at 0.3% in the dosage that I was giving him, that there was concern. However, he did say that if for some reason he had access to the whole bottle at one time, that would be cause for concern. Keep and eye on your pet, if you see loose stool, vomit, or any other unusual behaviors, decrease the dose or stop for a day or two and start again on a lower dose.

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USE: CBD Tinctures for baking pet treats or adding to canned food.

Hemp Worx dog treats

  • 2.5 mg of active CBD per treat
  • Beef flavored
  • Natural, Organic, and Locally Sourced Ingredients
  • Wheat Free, Soy Free, and Corn Free
  • Full-Spectrum CBD grown in Kentucky
  • Veterinarian formulated
  • Made in the USA
HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA  compliant facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.
HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product is not for use by of sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician/veterinarian before use if you or pet have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you or pet is allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Veterinarian / Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

Resources:

Hemp Worx website

Revive Cream with Collagen & Retinol CBD Hemp Oil

Let the power of HempWorx CBD refresh your skin.

Hemp Worx Revive Cream with Collagen and Retinol will

  • helps improve skin tone and appearance
  • helps reverse the visible signs of aging
  • helps prevent free radical damage
  • hydrates and help moisturize the skin
  • helps minimizing fine line and wrinkles
  • refines skin tone by targeting sun damage and blemishes
  • helps overall texture and complexion

Revive can be used as an AM – PM product that will help you revive your skin.

Cannabis products that are applied topically to the body where they are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, inflammation, muscle soreness, psoriasis, rashes, arthritis, and other conditions. Topicals are non-psychoactive and the most non -invasive way to use cannabis therapeutically. Topicals are useful for conditions that are within one inch of the surface of the skin. They do not penetrate to deeper areas and are great for a variety of skin conditions.

You may also want to try Hemp Worx Renew anti-aging cream

HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.
HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut CO. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

Follow our blog posts…

CBD Hemp Oil

CBD Oil 101

What is CBD and how can it benefit me? 

CBD Herbal Drops

Revive Cream with Collagen, Retinol and CBD Oil

Relief Icy CBD Oil Pain Rub

CBD oil for Pet Care

What are CBD Edibles and do they work?

Resources:

Hemp Worx documentation

Michele Buckler from Sand N Stones are affiliates of HempWorx

CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High –  Oct 31, 2017 by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum

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What is CBD and how can it benefit me?

What is CBD?

  • CBD stands for Cannabidiol.
  • CBD is one of 113 known phytocannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant.
  • CBD is non-psychoactive and does not impair you and will not cause you to feel “high”.
  • CBD interacts with a system of receptors known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which was named after cannabis.
  • CBD is shown by science to have many health benefits.

CBD 101

How are cannabinoids produced?

There are three distinct sources of cannabinoids:

  1. *Endocannabinoids – endogenous cannabinoids, naturally produced by the body and present in most animal species.
  2. *Phytocannabinoids – cannabinoids naturally produced by plants, predominantly found in cannabis.
  3. *Synthetic Cannabinoids: cannabinoids artificially created in a laboratory.

What is the function of cannabinoids?

  • Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds.
  • Cannabinoids interact with receptors (Endocannabinoid System/ECS) within cells and impact neurotransmitter release in the brain.
  • Endocannabinoid receptors are located throughout the brain and all other organ tissue, indicating that the ECS is a vital bridge between body and mind.
  • The ECS is a homeostatic regulator that is intended to maintain optimum balance within the body.

All Natural:

All CBD products, use organic and all natural ingredients that are toxic free. CBD is 100% natural and do not contain any dangerous synthetic chemicals, stimulants or pesticides.

No Rx Required:

All CBD Products are safe and made from 100% organic Hemp plants.  CBD’s have multiple benefits.

What are the benefits of CBD?

Science suggests that CBD facilitates cellular homeostasis and has been shown to have many therapeutic uses, including but not limited to:

  • Improves overall health
  • Supports healthy energy levels
  • Maintain normal and stable Moods
  • Helps with occasional sleepiness
  • Maintains healthy immune functions
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Supports optimal cardiovascular health
  • Helps improve joint discomfort
  • Helps maintain healthy healthy blood sugar levels
  • Supports healthy skin
  • Supports healthy weight loss
  • All Around Happier

Can relieve pain more effectively and without any of the nasty side effects of Opiod pain killers!

Are CBD products legal?

  • Yes, CBD Oil is 100% legal in all 50 states. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD derived from Hemp Seed Oil that has less than 0.3% THC by dry weight is legal. HempWorx products comply within these guidelines.
  • CBD is sourced from the mature stalks of the cannabis plant, otherwise known as hemp.
  • Hemp (and all of its parts) is exempt by definition from the regulatory control of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
  • Federal court for the ninth circuit in case Hemp Ind. Ass’n vs DEA (2004) held that CBD (and any other cannabinoids) derived from industrial hemp are not listed in the CSA as controlled substances.
  • Industrial hemp (including CBD) is beyond the jurisdiction of the DEA.

What is CBD isolate?

  •  Isolated CBD is a 99.97% pure crystal void of other cannabinoids, terpenes and acids.
  • CBD isolate is an all natural, pharmaceutical grade product.
  • CBD isolate is extracted using a clean super critical CO2 process.
  • CBD isolate products contain less than 0.3%THC-psychoactive compound.
  • Isolate allows for precise amounts of CBD to be measured into each batch.
  • Isolate allows for very high concentrated CBD products.

What is CBD full-spectrum?

  • In addition to CBD, full-spectrum products also contain moderate to trace levels of other cannabinoids, terpenes and acids that naturally occur in hemp and offer additional health benefits.
  • Full-spectrum products contain trace amounts of THC (0.3%), though not enough to have a psychoactive effect, However,  it can show up on a drug test with regular use.
  •  Full-spectrum products are lipid (fat) extracted using stable MCT (fractionated coconut) oil.

Why choose Hemp Worx?

has extremely high business standards as it pertains to:

  • Purity – only natural, organic, therapeutic grade ingredients
  • Quality – third party testing and small batch/individual bottling
  • Customer Service – It’s  priority to assist people in their journey.

What CBD products does HempWorx offer?

  • Sublingual drops (oral): currently available in isolate and full-spectrum
  1. HempWorx 500
  2. HempWorx 750
  •  Topical (apply to skin): currently available
  1. Relief Icy Pain Rub
  2. Renew Anti-Aging CBD Cream
  3. Revive Cream with Collagen and Retinal
  • Pet Products
  1. CBD Oil 250 mg
  2. CBD Pet Treats
HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.
HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

CBD Hemp Oil

CBD Oil 101

CBD Herbal Drops

Relief Icy CBD Oil Pain Rub

Revive Cream with Collagen, Retinol and CBD Oil

CBD oil for Pet Care

What are CBD Edibles and do they work?

Resources:

CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High Paperback – October 31, 2017 by Leonard Leinow  (Author),‎ Juliana Birnbaum  (Author),‎ Michael H. Moskowitz (Foreword)

The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases
by Blesching, Uwe

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What are CBD edibles and do they work?

CBD edibles are a new trend on the market, but you have to be careful what you’re buying as most of the products out there are just expensive gimmicks.
It is good to be educated on what is real and what is not in the emerging CBD marketplace.

Here are the facts.

CBD isolate is not absorbed well through the gut and all but around 10-15% is destroyed once hitting the stomach. You must put the CBD rich flowers through a process called Decarboxylation to reap the benefits. Deccarboxylation in a fancy word for heat treating the hemp flower at a temperature of 240-270 degrees

You want the terpenes to still be intact. The CBD is then made bio-available so that it can pass through the stomach and intestines which helps to sooth inflammatory conditions in these areas. The analysis of the decarboxylated flowers of the high CBD strains shows a higher level of CBDa, CBC and CBG but lower levels of CBD itself.


So why would this work, and for whom would it be beneficial?


CBC is responsible for helping treatment of …

  • skin blemishes
  • as an anti-diarrheal,
  • for bone growth,
  • anti-tumor activity,
  • anti-fungal / anti-bacterial,
  • anti-body discomfort ie swelling

CBDa

  • anti-nausea,
  • anti-bacterial,

Usually the heating of CBDa turns into CBD, but out analysis of our decarboxylated flower shows levels of surviving CBDa that are usually only found in raw plant material, which is hard to come by and doesn’t last long in its fresh state.

CBG can show benefits when used for

  • fighting eye problems,
  • neuro protective, helps in bladder issues
  • anti-bacterial agent showing promise is helping with some infections
  • anti-discomfort
  • and helps with stable moods.

Activated Hemp Flower supports…

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Michele Buckler from Sand N Stones is Independent affiliated with My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx. Which at this time does not have an edible Hemp Product.

HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.
HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

Resources:

Hemp Worx documentation

The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases
Blesching, Uwe
CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High
Leinow, Leonard
Kat’s Naturals documentation

Follow our blog posts…

CBD Hemp Oil

CBD Oil 101

What is CBD and can it benefit me? 

CBD Herbal Drops

Relief Icy CBD Oil Pain Rub

Revive Cream with Collagen, Retinol and CBD Oil

CBD oil for Pet Care

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Thyme Essential Oil

History and Myth:

In the middle ages, Thyme was used to promote peaceful sleep, ward off nightmares, and impart courage.

Mind:

  • Add Thyme to favorite daytime diffuser blends to promote a sense of alertness.
  • Thyme has a stimulating aroma and helps relieve low spirits
  • Said to release mental blockages and trama
  • When diffused, Thyme has an invigorating vapor.
  • Strengthens the nerves and activates the brain cells aiding in memory and concentration

Body:

  • Add it to a winter routine to support a healthy immune system.
  • It supports healthy cellular function.
  • It may contribute to better overall health in conjunction with a better diet and exercise regimen.
  • Thyme has antioxidant qualities.
  • It promotes a clean and healthy mouth.
  • It supports bone health.
  • It supports the health of the circulatory system, raises lower blood pressure. May be used for joint and back since it helps with the removal of uric acid.
  • When used as a compress can reduce painful swelling
  • Thyme supports the health of the lungs and respiratory system. Fortifies the lungs when treating coughs and sore throats. Rather warming and eliminate phlegm
  • Thyme supports the health of the cardiovascular system.
  • It promotes the health of the nervous system.
  • Add Thyme to an oral hygiene routine to support oral health.
  • It supports healthy liver function.
  • Thyme is cleansing to the gastrointestinal tract and the digestive system.
  • It supports the healthy function and response of the immune system.
  • It supports healthy musculoskeletal function.
  • It may help to support healthy metabolism and weight management.
  • Thyme supports bone health.
  • Thyme may ease symptoms of normal menstruation in women
  • Helpful in childbirth – speedy delivery expelling afterbirth also can help with cases of miscarriage
  • Helps stop nose bleeding

Skin and Hair:

  • Thyme provides cleansing and purifying effects for the skin.
  • Add it to hair products to promote thick and healthy looking hair and a clean scalp.
  • May be effective for dandruff and hair loss
  • Helpful with wounds and sores as well as dermatitis and boils

Home:

  • Use Thyme topically or diffuse outdoors to naturally repel insects.
  • Diffuse Thyme to purify the air.
  • Try adding Thyme to household and kitchen cleaning supplies to promote a cleaner living environment.
  • Use one to two drops in place of dried Thyme in favorite recipes

Precautions:

Thyme blends well with…

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Clary Sage,
  • Grapefruit,
  • Juniper
  • Lemon
  • Lavender,
  • Lemon,
  • Niaouli
  • Mandarin
  • Melissa
  • Orange,
  • Rosemary,
  • Sage
  • Ti-Tree

Resources:

doTERRA Website

The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar ISBN 0091906679 Pages 166-167

*Please be an advocate for your own health! Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.  With dōTERRA’s policies on websites and social media we cannot claim that the oils work as drugs, or that they will prevent, treat or cure, any type of ailment, disease, illness or condition.

Michele will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   Follow Sand N Stones Facebook Page and Wellness and Laughter Yoga Facebook Page 

Peppermint Essential Oil

Recently, I started using Essential Oils, and want to learn more about the oils and what they can do.  I have found that Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the Top 10 to have around for daily use.

Aroma: It has a strong menthol fragrance.

Features: This herb is native to Europe but also grows Japan as well as the USA. USA has become one of the main producers of Peppermint.  This plant favors damp conditions. It is a hybrid of the Watermint and Spearmint plants. It has been cultivated commercially in England since 1750. The leaves and flowering top of this herb is extracted by steam distilled.

How to Use: *Always use the highest quality professional grade such as doTERRA or Young Living Essential Oils. 

  • Topical: Apply drops directly and rub into the skin. Peppermint Oil need to be diluted with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or Almond Oil.
  • Aromatic: Use a diffuser
  • Internal: Place 1-2 drops under the tongue, mix in water, or take in capsules.
  • Photosynthesizing:  Avoid going in the sun or tanning bed after use

Uses:  Peppermint oil has stimulant qualities

Mind:

  • Its cooling nature relieves states of anger, nervousness, trembling
  • Excellent for Emotional balance, mental fatigue and unstable moods- use aromatically and topically
  • Alertness and Energize- inhale, apply under nose, or back of neck
  • Memory issues  – Apply on neck spine or bottom of feet
  • Loss sense of smell – inhale or apply diluted over the bridge of nose
  • Relieve attention and hyperactivity issues – spray peppermint oil on clothing to improve concentration and alertness

Body:

  • It has a dual action cooling when hot and warming when cold this make it a good remedy for colds, fevers, hot flashes, and encouraging perspiration -apply on back of neck or bottom of feet
  • Useful in respiratory disorders, dry coughs, and head congestion- apply, chest, back, and bottom of feet
  • Good for those who suffer with breathing issues
  • Important for acute digestive disorders, nausea relief, it relaxes the stomach mussels. Beneficial against food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, gallstones, nausea,  and travel sickness –  Take in capsule, in water, or apply over abdomen
  • May help with kidney and liver disorders
  • Its cooling and pain relieving actions seems to ease headaches, toothaches, aching feet -Apply on temples above ears, back of neck, and  bottom of feet.
  •  Muscle stiffness and tension, joint discomfort and muscular aches, painful menstruation – Apply directly on stiff joints or apply pre-work-out to avoid stiffness use peppermint and lavender oil work well together
  • Suppresses food cravings – inhale or apply under nose or a drop on the tongue before or in between meals.
  • Bad Breath and hangover- gargle a drop with water
  • Ease seasonal symptoms
  • Combat Cancer Cells- Research suggests that menthol the active compound in peppermint oil can restrain the growth of some cancer. The oil also has a protective mechanism and can help prevent DNA damage and cell death caused by radiation.

Skin:

  • Cooling action relieve itching, inflammation, burns, bug bites, and sunburns – Apply diluted on skin
  • Helps remove blackheads, and is effective on greasy skin and hair
  • remover both lice and dandruff – put a few drops in your shampoo and conditioner with its antiseptic properties

Household:

  • Repels insects, fleas, mosquitoes, mice, and rats
  • Block Ticks – Stop ticks from burrowing with peppermint oil. Just make sure you remove them by the head to lessen your chance of getting Lyme disease.

Precautions:

  • Best to use in diffuser
  • Use caution when massaging throughout the body, small areas may be tolerate
  • It is likely to irritate the skin and mucous membranes
  • Should be kept well away from the eyes
  • Avoid in pregnancy and nursing mothers could discourage flow of milk.

Products: It is already used in a lot of products that I use on a daily basis at home

  • Oral health care products, like toothpaste, chewing gum, mints, candy canes

History and Myth: The ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans used Peppermint as an ingredient in their wine. Among the Hebrews used it as a perfume component because of its aphrodisiac properties.

Blends well with:

  • Benzoin
  • Cedarwood
  • Cypress
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Mandarin
  • Marjoram
  • Niaouli
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Wild Orange

Other doTERRA products that Peppermint oil is found in….

  • Tension blend –  doTERRA Past Tense
  • Metabolic blend – doTERRA Slim and Sassy
  • Soothing blend –  doTERRA Deep Blue
  • Digestion blend – doTERRA Digest Zen
  • Massage blend – doTERRA Aroma Touch
  • Respiration blend – doTERRA Breathe

doTERRA also carries Peppermint Beadlets that are portable and can be taken anytime.

References:

The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar ISBN 0091906679 pages 136 and 137

The Essential Life 3rd Edition ISBN 9 781513 618265 page 121

Heal your Gut with Essential Oils by Eric L. Zielinski  ISBN 13: 978-0-997-16550-0 page 16 and 52-56

https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/mbuckler    

https://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits

EOandSuch.com

https://www.up-nature.com/blogs/news/top-35-uses-and-benefits-of-peppermint-essential-oil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peppermint

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Michele Buckler from Sand N Stones

*Please be an advocate for your own health! Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.  With dōTERRA’s policies on websites and social media we cannot claim that the oils work as drugs, or that they will prevent, treat or cure, any type of ailment, disease, illness or condition.

Michele will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   Follow Sand N Stones Facebook Page and Wellness and Laughter Yoga Facebook Page 

CBD Hemp Oil 101

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a natural substance that has recently come into the spotlight because of its numerous health benefits.

It is a relatively new food supplement that is still being researched, and while the initial results are promising, there is a lot of doubt, misinformation, and sheer confusion surrounding it.

What I would like to do is dispel some of this, by giving you the truth as we know it.

Is HempWorx CBD marijuana?

NO! Although Cannabidoil comes from the same plant and HempWorx is full spectrum (meaning we use the whole plant), it is NOT marijuana. You will not get HIGH, you will get HEALTHY.

So, what is Cannabidiol CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in cannabis, the first being THC. THC is the most widely known component of cannabis, and also has health benefits, but for now is still federally illegal in the United States. CBD is the component that is actually responsible for most of the healing properties of cannabis, but was always in the background, until now.

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Does HempWorx contain THC?

CBD Oil is 100% legal in all 50 states. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD derived from Hemp Seed Oil that has less than 0.3% THC by dry weight is legal and considered food grade.

CBD is becoming increasingly popular among the masses for having a wide scope of medicinal benefits – due to the clinical reports and the mounds of test data. Recent studies have been conducted in British, Korean, Australian, and American Medical Research facilities. The data is showing little to no side effects associated with CBD Hemp Oil and has a lack of psychoactivity. Psychoactivity is typically associated with marijuana products that are high in THC and Low in CBD.

Is CBD Hemp Oil Safe?

Hempworx CBD products are made with certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky and is free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. There is a very high and purity level in the Hempworx products. Everything is tested in a FDA Approved facility.  Hempworx products are safe and effective to use. They are trusted by some of the top doctors and health professionals worldwide. Additionally the Hempworx products are made using the purest and most potent ingredients backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

Before starting any thing, check with your physician it could interact with some medications.

How does CBD work?

CBD activates the vanniloid (TRPV1), adenosine, and serotonin receptors in the brain. The TRPV1 receptor plays a role of mediating body temperature, pain perception and inflammation. The adenosine receptors give the anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory response and the release of dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in cognition, motor control, motivation, and reward mechanisms. Glutamate mediates excitatory signals involved in memory, learning, and cognition.

Higher doses of CBD activate the 5-HT1a serotonin receptor, exerting anti-depressant effects. It is also involved in a series of processes from pain perception, appetite, nausea, anti-anxiety, and addiction mechanisms. CBD also blocks the CPR55 receptor which is responsible for bone modulation and the rapid increase of cancer cell growth. By blocking this you allow for bone regrowth and reduction of cancer cell growth. The positive effects of CBD are not dependent on the presence of THC, allowing us to reap the healing benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effect.

 What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

You may have heard some people say that marijuana and hemp are exactly the same, while others swear they are different. The debate of hemp vs marijuana is fueled by the confusion and misinformation that surround the cannabis plant.

We will dispel several myths and shed light on the differences between industrial hemp and marijuana. To help us answer the question we will look at the botanical, legal, and genetics of both types.

Industrial hemp and marijuana come from the same genus of flowering plant called cannabis. The term “genus” essentially refers to a sub-family of plants and not a single species. This means that there may be multiple types of the cannabis plant, which are all cannabis but have remarkable differences. So, in terms of scientific classification, multiple species can exist within a single genus, and that’s exactly the case with cannabis.

Is it legal?

YES! CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states because it is a byproduct of hemp and not marijuana. Some states have laws governing Stores stocking, shelving and selling CBD oil. The online purchase and use of CBD oil for personal consumption is 100% LEGAL in all 50 States and over 150 countries

2018 Trump signed the 2018 Farm Act with lifts Hemp off the controlled substance list and allows farmers to grow Hemp once again.  Also find out more about the U.S. Hemp Round Table.

The genus of cannabis is thought to include three distinct species of the cannabis plant, namely Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabis sativa is the most common strain of cannabis. It has been cultivated throughout history for a number of purposes, including the production of seed oil, food, hemp fiber (for clothes and rope), medicine, and even recreation.

Cannabis ruderalis is a species native to Russia that flowers earlier and is able to withstand harsher conditions than Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. It is the hardiest of the three, but it is relatively poor in terms of cannabinoids as ruderalis has a lower THC content than either sativa or indica.

Cannabis indica was first discovered in India and is a cannabis species that is described as shorter and bushier plant than sativa. Problems with botanical taxonomy have led some scientists to still doubt the existence of Cannabis indica as a distinct species of cannabis.

In nature, Cannabis ruderalis typically has the lowest levels of THC, Cannabis sativa has a higher level of THC than it has CBD, and Cannabis indica has a higher level of CBD than it has THC. However, since man has been cultivating cannabis (and especially Cannabis sativa) for thousands of years, the effects of artificial selections have led to several different types of cannabis even within the same species, depending on the purpose the cannabis was cultivated for.

Through artificial selection, different species of cannabis were bred for different properties–some have been used for medicinal purposes, others as food, and others to create clothes, ropes, and other items.

Industrial hemp is produced by strains of Cannabis sativa that have been cultivated to produce minimal levels of THC and are instead artificially selected and bred to grow taller and sturdier. This is done to enable the plant to be used effectively in the production of hemp oil, wax, resin, hemp seed food, animal feed, fuel, cloth, rope, and more. Industrial hemp is exclusively made from Cannabis sativa.

Medical marijuana is produced mainly from variants of Cannabis sativa that have been selectively bred to maximize their concentration in cannabinoids, including high THC levels.

Since industrial hemp is naturally rich in CBD and has been bred to have only trace amounts of THC, many people today are turning to industrial hemp products as an alternative to medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is not legal in all states in the US and many countries worldwide, while products made from industrial hemp can be a safe and legal alternative. You can get many of the same beneficial effects of medical marijuana from industrial hemp products without getting “high.”

The main point we want to make here is that CBD is always CBD, but CBD oil from hemp is not the same as the oil that is extracted from medical marijuana. The main difference between the two is that CBD oil from medical marijuana can contain any varying amount of THC. As a result, this type of CBD oil is considered a Schedule I drug and is not legal in many states in the US and countries worldwide.

Studies suggest that CBD can  help with:
  • Improves overall health
  • Supports healthy energy levels
  • Maintain normal and stable Moods
  • Helps with occasional sleepiness
  • Maintains healthy immune functions
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Supports optimal cardiovascular health
  • Helps improve joint discomfort
  • Helps maintain healthy healthy blood sugar levels
  • Supports healthy skin
  • Supports healthy weight loss
  • All Around Happier

*This list is not by any means comprehensive, it is rather based on studies done by medical research centers, and the people regularly taking CBD.

I found CBD oil cheaper somewhere else, what’s the difference?

Naturally occurring CBD is the same CBD regardless of the plant it came from. However, CBD and CBD hemp oil is not in fact the same thing. As we’ve seen above, CBD is a chemical compound with sharply defined characteristics, while CBD oil is a mixture of various natural substances as they are derived from the plant of cannabis.

The production of hemp CBD oil involves extracting the fatty acids from the stalks of the cannabis plant. Within these fatty acids fat-soluble substances can be found, and as cannabinoids are fat-soluble, they come out of the plant, dissolved in the oil.

To make this more concrete, let’s use an example here. This is a high-CBD hemp oil product made from industrial hemp. It has a concentration of CBD between 18% and 24%. This means that it has 18%–24% parts CBD dissolved in the actual oil, which is composed by other substances. So 18%–24% is pure CBD, and the rest are hemp oil extracts and other fatty acid substances.

Most CBD oils on the market will also have differing amounts of other cannabinoids. But those make up a much smaller percentage of the overall volume and are not as pronounced in their effects as CBD is.

HempWorx has the purest form of CBD oil with only 1 ingredient – CBD Oil! Check the label of anything else and you will most likely see numerous added ingredients which actually weaken the CBD so you will have to take more.

Look for a 99.97% pure CBD crystalline that is known for its more pharmaceutical effect because you can control the actual amount of CBD in the product. This is very important when dealing with problems that require therapeutic amounts of CBD to be effective.

How do you get a pure CBD?

The process of CBD Extraction:

CO2 EXTRACTION (First Extract)

Using CO2 to extract cannabis results in an extract that’s solid like a paste. The extract from the first extraction is a thick, golden-brown colored paste. The extraction can vary in % of CBD and CBDa from 3%(CBD) to 30%(CBD).

The First extract can be divided in 2 groups according to the viscosity:

COLD FILTERED EXTRACT

The extract contains many waxes that make the product like a paste. To remove the waxes there is two different approaches to filtration:

  1. Cold filtration & 2.Hot filtration

In Cold filtration, low temperatures remove 1 type of waxes from the first extraction; the result from this is more loose extract with a lower viscosity called cold filtered CBD extract. Because the viscosity is lower the product is more liquid and makes it possible to mix it with other products easily and keep the end product more liquid. The cold filtered CBD extract can vary in % of CBD and CBDa from 10% to 50%.

First Extraction (solid) and Cold Filtered Extract (extra liquid)

“Golden CBD Oil”

Made with higher temperatures that remove other types of waxes from the cold filtered CBD extract, the result from this is a more loose extract with lower viscosity we call hot filtered CBD extract or “the golden oil”. The viscosity is lower than the first CBD extraction but higher than in the cold filtered CBD extract. The texture is more like coconut oil as it becomes liquid when the temperature is high and solid when temperature is below 20°C. The hot filtered CBD extract can vary in % of CBD and CBDa from 10% to 50%.

99% CBD (Pure CBD)

By means of continuing the filtration process of extraction, it produces 99% pure CBD, which is more of a precision product added to other oils and compounds.

How do you extract CBD using CO2?

When a gas such a carbon dioxide is compressed and heated, its physical properties change and it is referred to as a super critical fluid. Under these conditions, it has the solvating power of a liquid and the diffusivity of a gas. In short, it has the properties of both a gas and a liquid. This enables super critical fluids to work extremely well as a processing media for a wide variety of chemical, biological, and polymer extraction.

Near liquid densities increase the probability of interactions between the carbon dioxide and the substrate, similar to a liquid solvent. The gas-like diffusivities of super critical fluids are typically one to two orders of magnitude greater than liquids, allowing for exceptional mass transfer properties. Moreover, near zero surface tension as well as low viscosities similar to gases, allow super critical fluids to easily penetrate a microporous matrix material to extract desired compounds. The synergistic combination of density, viscosity, surface tension, diffusivity, and pressure and temperature dependence, allow super critical fluids to have exceptional extraction capabilities.

Another powerful aspect of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is the ability to precisely control which component(s) in a complex matrix are extracted and which ones are left behind. This is accomplished through precise control of several key parameters such a temperature, pressure, flow rates and processing time. Yields from SFE are typically much greater than those of extractions performed by traditional techniques. Product purity is high, and decomposition of material almost never occurs due to the relatively mild processing temperatures.

*This information was sited from a random critically extracted CO2 company online. The CBD we use is extracted in the way sited above.

 How big is a Hemp Worx bottle?

Each bottle is 1 ounce and contains around 1,000 drops. Each bottle will last 1-3 months depending on how you are using it.

What strength do I buy?

Most people (including children) do fine with the Hemp Worx 500mg. For those with chronic pain or multiple health issues, I would suggest the Hemp Worx 750mg it is one and a half times stronger

Are there Trail Packs?

The Hemp Worx now has a trial pack and they do offer a 30 day empty bottle money back guarantee ( believe me you won’t take advantage of

How do I take CBD?

Best delivery method is under the tongue. That way it gets into your bloodstream quicker. You want to start slowly with 5 drops twice a day for the first week. After that you can increase to 7-10 drops twice a day. Everybody is different and there is no set serving size. I am always here to work with my customers with any questions.

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Not all of the CBD you consume will directly affect your body: only a certain percentage will be able to enter your systemic circulation and produce its active effects. This percentage is referred to in science as “bioavailability,” and it strongly depends on the manner in which CBD is introduced to your system. For example, the oral bioavailability of CBD when swallowed and processed through the digestive tract is roughly 15 percent. That means for every 100 milligrams of CBD that you eat, only 15 milligrams will actually reach your bloodstream.

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There are two main reasons why this happens.

First, CBD is hydrophobic, meaning that it is not very water-soluble. In the same way that oil does not like to mix with vinegar, CBD does not like to stay in your bloodstream. Instead, it rapidly diffuses out of your blood and accumulates into your fatty tissues. Unfortunately, this significantly reduces the amount of bioactive CBD that can enter your systemic circulation, allowing for less CBD to be carried to its active sites in your body and thus lowering its overall bioavailability.

Second, when an organic compound like CBD enters your gut, it has to pass through the liver before it enters your circulation. During this transition, the liver will actively reduce the amount of CBD, either through absorption or through chemical breakdown by liver enzymes. This phenomenon is called the “first-pass effect,” where passing through the liver reduces the concentration of bio-active compounds.

Taking CBD sublingually and through vaporization allows the body to absorb up to 85% of the CBD, though an average person actually absorbs closer to 65%.

CBD is an oil base, it enters and stores in the fat cells. For therapeutic effects, you need to fully saturate the system.  When saturated, the body can then pull on the stores in the fat cells when needed. You need to keep the body saturated for this to occur.

This is achieved by taking a 10 mg dose 3-4 times per day for 6 weeks. The saturation rate varies depending on the individual’s body. After saturation, you can decide to reduce to 2 times per day for maintenance or continue with the higher dose per day for therapeutic effects.

Vaporization requires less CBD to achieve therapeutic effect but has a faster absorption rate and doesn’t store in the fat cells; but goes directly to the brain. Because of this, it doesn’t last as long, so it must be used more often. Most people vaporizing CBD do it for its quick and relaxing effect and enjoy using it in conjunction with other therapies.

 Can I apply topically?

Yes – many people do both sublingual and topical applications for conditions that involve the skin or close to the surface of the skin.

How long does it take to receive?

With Hemp Worx new warehouse / office open in Las Vegas, orders are arriving in 5-6 days!

 Where can I order?

You can order from my Hemp Worx website or Hempworks2.com or HelpEaseMyPain.com

 Will it show up positive on a blood test?

CBD is considered to be undetectable in saliva or urine tests, though there remains a chance that THC may be detected. Our products comply with all regulations regarding minimal THC content, and our full-spectrum hemp oil contains less than 0.3% of THC by volume, as required by law. However, we recommend you check with your employer.

Other Questions?
Reach out to me I will be happy to help. You can Email me at gemwrap@comcast.net or IM
Hemp History Facts:

    • First American Flag was made from Hemp
    • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew Hemp
    • Ben Franklin made Hemp paper
    • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on Hemp
    • Hemp was used as rope for ships, and it was a required crop in the American colonies 
    • Hemp has been grown for the last 12,000 years 
    • Hemp was used as money in the 1800’s
    • You used to be jailed for NOT growing Hemp 
  • You can make over 25,000 products with Hemp

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HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.
HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

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doTERRA On Guard

With seasonal threats upon us, many of us are trying to find ways to  support a healthy immune system and doTERRA’s On Guard can help. There are many doTERRA On Guard products that you can choose from.

On Guard is just one of the essential oils that is recommended to support a healthy immune system . You can also try doTERRA Breath, Oregano, Melissa, Wild Orange, and Thyme

Consider

dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend

As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.

The primary benefits are…

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function when used internally
  • Ingest to support the body’s natural antioxidant defenses
  • Powerful surface cleaner
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

On Guard Fact Sheet

Description:

doTERRA On Guard, a proprietary essential oil blend, provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support when used internally.* As one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, doTERRA On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.* doTERRA On Guard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function and support healthy cardiovascular function.* It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner. When diffused, doTERRA On Guard helps purify the air, and can be very energizing and uplifting.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Uses:

  • Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for an immune boost.*
  • Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.
  • Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*
  • Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.

Directions for Use:

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

If you are going to ingest any oil for consumption please make sure that the essential oils that you use are of the highest quality and are CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils) like what you would find with doTERRA or Young Living. 

For healthy immune you can make a doTERRA essential oil drink combine…

  • 2 drops of lavender
  • 2 drops of lemon
  • 2 drops of peppermint
  • 2 drops of melaleuca (tea tree oil)
  • Mix oils in a half cup of water. Add another half cup water, stir, and drink

healthy immune bomb

  • 5 drops protective blend (doTerra On Guard)
  • 5 drops melaleuca (tea tree oil)
  • 3 drops oregano
  • Place in an empty  veggie capsule and swallow.  Repeat ever three to four house while symptoms last.

Veggie capsules can be purchased through the Sand N Stones.com doTERRA web portal https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/mbuckler ….go to shop, than  Essential Usage & Accessories …. Internal Usage.

Cautions:

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Other On Guard doTERRA Products….

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend
  • dōTERRA On Guard® Beadlet

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Touch

  • dōTERRA On Guard®+ Softgels

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Laundry Detergent

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Natural Whitening Toothpaste

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Protecting Throat Drops

  • dōTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist

To find out more about On Guard or to order please visit my web portal https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/mbuckler  than click on shop.

Michele will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   Follow Sand N Stones Facebook Page and Wellness and Laughter Yoga Facebook Page 

*Please be an advocate for your own health! Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product.  With dōTERRA’s policies on websites and social media we cannot claim that the oils work as drugs, or that they will prevent, treat or cure, any type of ailment, disease, illness or condition.

Caesar Rodney life oneof history and mystery

Yesterday at Sand N Stones we were talking about Caesar Rodney.  There was a statement made…. When was the last time, you got on your horse, and rode up to Philadelphia 30 plus hours in the cold rain, with cancer  to break a tie, which impacted this great nation in profound ways?

Tucked inside of a report that I did on this great Delawareian, was a newspaper article that I saved from The Delaware State News dated Sunday, July 3, 2011 Vol 111, No. 333 titled Rodney’s Life one of history and mystery by Jamie-Leigh Bissett.

His Dover- for Delawareans, Caesar Rodney is the star of Independence Day.

legendary ride to Philadelphia and tie breaking vote in 1776 are firmly rooted in Delaware and American history.

But there are details of his life to much speculation – including what he looked like and the health problems he endured.

Rodney never posed for a portrait and historians tell us he kept part of his face veiled because of cancer – what he once called “that horrid and most obstinate disorder” – on his face.

“Because there are no documented portraits of Rodney, which is unusual for someone of his prominence, we don’t know what he physically looked like, “ said Russ McCabe, former state archivist and Delaware historian.

Through his words John Adams pained an unflattering picture of Rodney. “He was the oddest-looking man in the world” Adams one wrote. “He is tall, thin and slender as a reed, and pale; his face is no bigger than an apple.”

Actor Tim Parati is someone who has experienced the challenge of portraying Rodney. When he hot the role of Rodney in the HBO miniseries “John Adams” in 2008, he turned to the internet and immediately read Adams’ quote.“I said, ‘Really?’ Oddest looking man?” Mr. Parati remembered with a chuckle. “I was shocked to find out he had cancer of the face and I was worried what that was going to entail as far as wardrobe and makeup was concerned.”

Mr. Parati and the costume designer later found out that the kind of cancer Caesar Rodney had was not known, nor how long he suffered or what it specifically was about his face that caused Mr. Adams to declare him the “offset looking man in the world?”

Mr. McCabe wonders why Rodney never sat for a portrait. “If his head was in fact the size of a large apple, it might explain why there are no portraits of him, said Mr. McCabe. But with his popularity, you would think he could find an artist who would have depicted him in a positive light.”

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Though there were no formal pictures of Caesar Rodney done during his lifetime, presumably because of the scars that were caused by his face cancer, this portrait was created in the 19th century.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_Rodney

Rodney’s condition

Caesar Rodney began seeking treatment for his cancer in 1768, according to Jane Harrington Scott’s book “A Gentleman as Well as a Whig: Caesar Rodney and the American Revolution.”

Excerpts of the book were provided to the Delaware State news by Constance Cooper, chief curator with the Delaware Historical Society, “I got to Philadelphia on Saturday and on Monday applied to the doctors concerning the sore on my nose, who all upon examination pronounced it a cancer,” Rodney said in a letter to his brother, Tomas on June 7, 1768. The letter goes on to say that doctors recommended that he go to England for treatment. But because of the “growing controversy with Britain,” he never went.

Ms. Cooper considered what may have happened if Rodney went to England. “He might have stayed in England like some people had done, or after treatment he might have come back home,” said Ms Cooper. “It is one of the great ‘what ifs’ in Delaware History.”

The book says Rodney instead visited with James Hamilton, the ex-governor of Pennsylvania what had been diagnosed with a similar skin cancer.  “(Hamilton) gave (Rodney) some of his own medicines and pledged to visit Caesar every day to see if there were working ‘in the same manner as with him,” the book said.

Caesar Rodney underwent surgery to remove the “sore” on his nose in June 1768. “The doctor extracted the hard-crusted matter which had risen so high, and it has left a hole I believer quite to the bone and extends for length from the corner of my eye above halfway down my nose,” Rodney wrote.  “Such a sore must take some considerable time to cure up – if ever it does. However, since it has been extracted, I am perfectly easy as to any pain.”

And though the surgery was thought to have cured Caesar Rodney of his cancer at the time, a letter from his doctor, Thomas Bond of Philadelphia on April 26, 1770 proved otherwise. “I am greatly concerned at the return of your cancer, especially so near the eye.” The doctor wrote. He went onto describe how he was going to cover the hole in Rodney’s face with plaster for 5 or 6 days, followed by the application of a “SpermaCali” ointment and by a “dry lint.”

Ms. Scott’s book said Rodney bottled face cancer as well as asthma for the rest of his life. The book said the treatments and regular travels to Philadelphia took their toll on Rodney especially his wallet. “I am necessarily at a very considerable expense; my cash is running very low.” He was quoted as saying in 1782. “If there is any money due to me which ought to come through your hands, you will oblige me exceedingly by… transmitting it to me… as soon as possible.”

Despite the hardships, however, Caesar Rodney remained hopeful about his disease. “I am determined to persevere, it is a matter of … no less than life or death,” he said. “The doctors must conquer the cancer, or the cancer will conquer me.”

Had he lived today

Dr. rishi Sawhney, medical director of the Bayhealth Cancer Institute, said he is not sure whether Caesar Rodney died as a result of his cancer, nor does he know what kind of cancer it was.  But the fact that it disfigured his face meant that the disease was probably in the advanced stages.  He said had Rodney been alive today, his cancer would probably not have progressed to such an advance stage.

“(His) cancer could have been picked up at an earlier stage with face screenings,” Dr. Sawhney said. “Today, medical professionals examine healthy people by looking at their skin to see if they can catch the early signs of cancer before it advances or disfigures a person. But, even if it had progressed to the paint of disfigurement, Dr. Sawhney said reconstructive surgery could have done wonders for his appearance.

He said Caesar Rodney would have also benefitted from pain medicine that is widely available to cancer patients today rather than suffer like he did on his famous ride north. With no pictures available of Rodney or his face, with no official prognosis from a physician, Dr. Sawhney said he can only speculate about what kind of cancer he might have had.

One thing that is known is that Rodney suffered from some form of skin cancer of which there are two main categories: melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. He said even with a picture of Rodney’s face, it would be difficult to determine the type of skin cancer because both melanoma and non-melanoma look the same to the naked eye. When a patient comes in today with skin cancer, Dr. Sawhney said a biopsy is required to make a diagnosis.

He did say that if he had to speculate, he would venture to say that Caesar Rodney had non-melanoma cancer for one simple fact: melanoma usually spreads throughout the body and even affects a person’s internal organs. “It is not common that an untreated melanoma with remain dormmate for that many years, though it is possible,” Dr. Sawhney said.

Fact versus fiction

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Caesar Rodney statue in Rodney Square in Wilmington DE  Photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_Rodney

Ms. Cooper said even through Caesar Rodney’s trip to Philadelphia to cast the winning vote for independence has been well documented through the years, there are some “facts’ about the ride and his life that she questions.

The first was the famous silk veil that he wore during his ride to “prevent” upsetting onlookers. I’ve never seen documentation about him wearing a mask or a veil. Maybe that is more legendary than anything else, “she said.

Mr. Parati said costume designers on the set, who worked tirelessly to make sure everything was as authentic as possible, had trouble with Rodney’s legendary scarf. “There are no formal portraits of him, so it was hard to tell what he had done, so we went with the green scarf. We went with what we had,” he said.

Mr. Parati said little was known about how he would have worn the scarf. “At first, we wrapped it around my head, but it looked like (Jocob) Marley from (Charles Dickens’s novel “A Christmas Carol”) – like I had a toothache or something. It was too comical, so we went with the more fashionable head wrap,” he said. “With any movie, you do take some artistic license. We did as much research as we could about what would look best for the production and for the costume design.”

Mr. Parati said makeup artist also painted “cancer spots” and scars on the left side of his face to demonstrate Rodney’s cancer.

Mr. McCabe said Ms. Cooper could very well be right about her supposition what there is no proof that Rodney actually wore a silk veil.  “There is no first-person documentation about the veil so she may be right” he said.

Mr. McCabe said the “funny” thing about Caesar Rodney, one of the most well know figures of his era, is “so much of his story seems to be thinly veiled in myth or half-truths.”  “For whatever reason,” he said, “the level of knowledge of his life doesn’t equal the prominent figures of his era.”

Mr. McCabe said there is another legend surrounding Caesar Rodney’s famous ride to Philadelphia that has be debated throughout history. As the story goes, Rodney made a 30-hour trip leaving for Philadelphia from Dover after he heard that Delaware delegates Thomas McKean and George Read were deadlocked on the vote for independence.

As a kid Mr. McCabe said that he heard that Rodney actually began his ride from Sussex County where he had been romancing a lady.

Another “did he?” Or “didn’t he? Questions about Rodney’s ride was, did he make his way north in a thunderstorm on horseback like the famous picture depicts, or did he instead make the trip in a carriage? “It was probably a combination of bot,” McCabe said. “As the story goes he left his home outside Dover in a carriage, but made the vote in his boots and spurs, so perhaps the last leg was on horseback.

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Caesar Rodney pictured on the commemorative Delaware quarter.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_Rodney

Rodney’s death

Another possible misconception, Ms. Cooper said, is the cause of his death on June 26, 1784 at the age of 57. No one knows whether he died as a result of his cancer, Ms. Cooper said. “No cause of death was given other than he was in frail health,” she said.

Mr. McCabe said not only was Caesar Rodney’s life veiled in so much mystery, so too was his death. In his last will and testament signed March 27, 1787, Caesar Rodney asked that his bother Thomas, “erect a good substantial brick wall” enclosing the family burial ground at the old Byfield Farm “in the same manner as burial ground are usually enclosed” within 24 months of his death using money raised out of the “rents and profits of my real estate.” This however, was never done.

Mr. McCabe said back in 1997, when he was charged with responsibility of placing a historical marker on the Byfield Farm, he was at the time working with a prominent Dover resident and historian, James Jackson, who was also a descendant of the Rodney family. He said it is thought that about 60 Rodney family members are buried somewhere on the Byfield farm, but because no marker was ever established, no one knows for sure where the cemetery is.

 A historical marker on the corner of Bergold Land and Del. 9 east of Dover and adjacent to the Dover Air Force Base, marks Byfield, the childhood home of Caesar Rodney, where it is believe he and about 60 members of his family are buried.

“Mr. Jackson told me that not too many years after Caesar Rodney’s death, the farm was sold out of the family for payment of debt for whatever reason,” Mr. McCabe said. “His heirs and his executors did not ever get around to doing what he asked as far as a burial place, which lead to the disappearance of any physical evidence of the Rodney family burial ground.”

He went on to say that Rodney’s place of burial has been the subject of great debate of the years and something that has contributed to the air of mystery that surrounds his life. “He’s that Carmen San Diego guy in Delaware history. Where was he and who was he? Mr. McCabe said.

CR’s lasting legacy

With all the mystery that surrounds Caesar Rodney, his life and his cancer, one thing is for sure, according to Mr. McCabe: “I honestly believe if you had to give the title of ‘Mr. Delaware’ to just one person, it would be Caesar Rodney,” he said. Not just because of the distinction that he was a signer of the distinction that he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but because he had such a distinguished career.”

Mr. McCabe said even through Caesar Rodney will never be forgotten, he believes Delaware’s founding father deserves to have a place where people can go to publicly remember him. “At some point in time, I am hopeful that there is an effort undertaken to mark his grave,” he said. “He choose to lie in an unmarked grave, and with what he achieved. That is something that could be done and should be done.”

Written by Staff writer Jamie-Leigh Bissett for the Delaware State News published Sunday July 3, 2011

A monument in memory of Caesar Rodney can be found within the walls of Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Dover on the corner of State and Water Streets. The marker reads “Statesman, soldier and signer of the Declaration of Independence.”

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Our Delaware

This week is Delaware Week, being Delaware Day is December 7th. I have not posted much about the fascinating history that this First State has to offer, and I am blessed to have a retail shop in the First Town in the First State.

I thought that I would include the words to our State Song today…

Our Delaware

Oh the hills of dear New Castle,

And the smiling vales between, When the corn is all in tassel,

And the meadow lands are green;

Where the cattle crop the clover,

And it’s breath is in the air,

While the sun is shining over

Our beloved Delaware.

 

Chorise:

Oh our Delaware! Our beloved Delaware!

For the sun is shining over Our beloved Delaware,

Oh our Delaware! Our beloved Delaware!

Here’s a loyal son that pledges

Faith to good old Delaware.

 

Where the wheat fields break and billow,

In the peaceful land of Kent,

Where the toiler seeks his pillow,

With the blessing of content;

Where the bloom that tints the peaches

Cheeks of merry maidens share,

And the woodland chorus preaches

A rejoicing Delaware.

 

Dear old Sussex visions linger,

Of the holly and the pine,

Of Henlopen’s jeweled finger

Flashing out across the brine;

Of the gardens and the hedges

And the welcome waiting there

For the loyal son that pledges

Faith to good old Delaware.

 

From New Castle’s rolling meadows,

Through the fair rich fields of Kent

To the Sussex shores hear echoes

Of the pledge we now present;

Liberty and independence

We will guard with loyal care,

And hold fast to freedom’s presence

In our home state, Delaware

Words by Geo. B. Hynson, Music by Will S. Brown and 4th verse by Donn Devine

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