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The Colombian Cannabis Alchemist
The Colombian Cannabis Alchemist

Importing Cannabis products from Colombia to the UK has been a wild story. Meet the 'Colombian Cannabis Alchemist' who created our incredible base formula

Claudia Avila- Batchelor

Does CBD help with sleep? What the science says
Does CBD help with sleep? What the science says

Ever wanted to try CBD for sleep but not sure how it works? Here we’ve answered to question ‘does CBD help with sleep’ by looking at the science.

Ruby Deevoy

 CBD Myths Busted by an Expert  #WidsomToWellness
CBD Myths Busted by an Expert #WidsomToWellness

CBD consultant Ruby Deevoy reviews 5 of the most common myths about CBD and sets the record straight once and for all!

Ruby Deevoy

Choosing the right CBD oil: An expert guide
Choosing the right CBD oil: An expert guide

Having trouble choosing the right CBD oil? CBD consultant Ruby Deevoy teamed up with Dermactiva to help. A guide on choosing a CBD oil.

Ruby Deevoy

NEWS DIGEST NO.9  #WisdomToWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.9 #WisdomToWellness

This month’s Cannabis and wellness news.

Ruby Deevoy

Is CBD a Cure-all? The truth about this popular supplement
Is CBD a Cure-all? The truth about this popular supplement

Is CBD a cure all? It does have impressive potential, but to what extent? Here’s what we know about CBD oil & how to choose a good CBD oil.

Ruby Deevoy

20 reasons to visit Colombia
20 reasons to visit Colombia

Colombia is a land of many magical surprises so join us on this adventure of discovery.

Claudia Avila-Batchelor

Why are CBD lab reports so important and how to read them
Why are CBD lab reports so important and how to read them

If you’ve been wondering about those CBD oil lab reports everyone in the CBD industry talks about, you’ve come to the right place!

Ruby Deevoy

5 Ways to Bring CBD Self Care into Your Life
5 Ways to Bring CBD Self Care into Your Life

Want to enjoy a little CBD self care? We’ve covered all of your favourite CBD products here to help you bring CBD rituals into your life.

Ruby Deevoy

NEWS DIGEST NO.8 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.8 #WisdomtoWellness

Hot CBD and wellness news from around the world. #WisdomtoWellness

What are terpenes? An inside look at the cannabis plant
What are terpenes? An inside look at the cannabis plant

Terpenes make as much difference to the therapeutic benefits of plants as cannabinoids. We explore what terpenes are and what they offer.

Ruby Deevoy

NEWS DIGEST NO.7 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.7 #WisdomtoWellness

All you need to know about CBD and wellness #WisdomtoWellness

Ruby Deevoy

Wondering if you need more magnesium in your diet?
Wondering if you need more magnesium in your diet?

Most of us do! What are the benefits of magnesium? And what are the natural sources of magnesium you can take?

Ruby Deevoy

Construction: £65b business but terrible for climate.
Construction: £65b business but terrible for climate.

Construction in the UK is a £65b major contributor to the economy, but also to climate change. One CEO plans to change that.

Andy Scothern

The phenomenal benefits of Functional Fitness
The phenomenal benefits of Functional Fitness

Leon Wormley is one of the UK’s leading Functional Fitness experts, having worked with thousands of people with chronic health conditions

Claudia Avila-Batchelor

Hemp - 5 ways this plant positively impacts the world
Hemp - 5 ways this plant positively impacts the world

Hemp plant for climate change. Can hemp help clear air pollution? Can hemp replace plastics? Discover how hemp can help save the world!

Ruby Deevoy

Leg and muscle cramps and what you need to know!
Leg and muscle cramps and what you need to know!

Consumer trials proved Dermactiva soothed and relieved tired & sore legs in 86% of participants. Read on for leg cramp causes and solutions!

Claudia Avila-Batchelor

NEWS DIGEST NO.6 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.6 #WisdomtoWellness

This month includes Colombia’s finest nature and arts, LGTBQ+ representation at the Olympics and the latest on PMS and the menopause…

Ruby Deevoy

7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Endocannabinoid System
7 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Endocannabinoid System

We all have an endocannabinoid system it’s function is key to a balanced body. Here are 7 ways to support your ECS, including taking cbd oil

Ruby Deevoy

NEWS DIGEST NO.5 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.5 #WisdomtoWellness

Colombian women stand up, Cannabis and climate change and respecting Indigenous peoples

4 Ways to Support Ethical Hemp and CBD Brands
4 Ways to Support Ethical Hemp and CBD Brands

Buy and invest in the most ethical CBD, hemp and cannabis products and brands. Dermactiva expert tips on best practice for hemp and CBD.

Ruby Deevoy

Going Sober: 5 men explain how they gave up drinking for good
Going Sober: 5 men explain how they gave up drinking for good

5 men explain how they gave up drinking for good #WisdomtoWellness

Marcus Barnes

Inflammation: Discover your triggers and heal naturally
Inflammation: Discover your triggers and heal naturally

Inflammation is our body's way of dampening stressors, but too much can have detrimental effects. Here are some natural ways to reduce it's effects.

Claudia Avila-Batchelor

The joys of Lochdown - 10 escapes to lift the soul
The joys of Lochdown - 10 escapes to lift the soul

Swap lockdown for lochdown with our inspirational guide to bonny Scotland's mind-clearing and wonderlust-fulfilling breaks- and all passport free!

Janice Hopper

NEWS DIGEST NO.4 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.4 #WisdomtoWellness

From snails, DIY hacks, to superman cyclists and female entrepeneurs in Colombia - we bring you the hottest news

Ruby Deevoy

What is Pilates? An expert explains all…
What is Pilates? An expert explains all…

Pilates and Yoga instructor, Ann Salmon, explains everything you need to know about Pilates and how to choose the right class for you.

Ann Salmon

What is Hot & Cold Therapy and What Are The Benefits?
What is Hot & Cold Therapy and What Are The Benefits?

Can a massage gun help you lose weight? Which massage gun is the best? And are massage guns really effective? Everything you need to know.

Ruby Deevoy

Is CBD Legal in the UK? A 2021 update
Is CBD Legal in the UK? A 2021 update

CBD law and the legal waters surrounding cannabis (or hemp) derived cannabidiol are a little murky. But we’re here to clear things up.

Ruby Deevoy

 NEWS DIGEST NO.3 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.3 #WisdomtoWellness

Everything you need to know in the latest global world of CBD, wellness, Colombia and beyond

Ruby Deevoy

Should massage be part of your bedtime routine?
Should massage be part of your bedtime routine?

Massage and sleep are a perfect match. Try some simple massage techniques next time you’re struggling to sleep as a natural sleep aid solution.

Ruby Deevoy

Traditional Chinese Medicine Through the Seasons
Traditional Chinese Medicine Through the Seasons

One of the most ancient medical systems is Traditional Chinese Medicine – here, we reveal the seasonal self care secrets you can use.

Ruby Deevoy & Christopher Handbury

The Best Women’s Footwear for Style AND Comfort!
The Best Women’s Footwear for Style AND Comfort!

Problem feet don’t need to wear ugly shoes! Whether suffering from chronic conditions or a simple injury, we help you to style in comfort.

Ruby Deevoy

What are Endocannabinoids?
What are Endocannabinoids?

To understand how CBD helps balance the body, you need to learn about the endocannabinoid system and the endocannabinoids we produce

Ruby Deevoy

6 Beginners’ Yin Yoga Poses to Target Chronic Pain
6 Beginners’ Yin Yoga Poses to Target Chronic Pain

Yoga is an effective weapon against chronic pain. Yin-Yoga expert Rebbeca Tidy guides us through 6 poses which will give incredible relief

Rebecca Tidy

NEWS DIGEST NO.2 #WisdomtoWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.2 #WisdomtoWellness

From Colombian women in NASA and movies, to the highs and lows of THC, hemp homes and goldfish lifejackets - we bring you the hottest news

Ruby Deevoy

Catching Feelings - Emotional Contagion
Catching Feelings - Emotional Contagion

What is emotional contagion? How does Emotional Contagion work? And how can you protect yourself from it? A masterclass in empathy.

Ruby Deevoy

CBD Buyers Guide: Topicals
CBD Buyers Guide: Topicals

The ultimate CBD buyers guide for buying the best CBD and hemp products. What to look for, where to find and little known facts to help your decision

Ruby Deevoy

What is Hot & Cold Therapy and What Are The Benefits?
What is Hot & Cold Therapy and What Are The Benefits?

Long before modern medicine, nature provided tools to help with various ailments. Here is our guide to all things hot and cold therapies

Ruby Deevoy

The Ancient History of Cannabis
The Ancient History of Cannabis

Cannabis has existed longer than humanity. Discover the plant’s secret history and how its been used across cultures throughout millennia

Ruby Deevoy

NEWS DIGEST NO.1  #WisdomToWellness
NEWS DIGEST NO.1 #WisdomToWellness

Our monthly round-up of Cannabis, CBD, wellbeing and lifestyle news with a smattering of Colombia and the natural world for you to enjoy and be amazed by!

Ruby Deevoy

10 Amazing things about lockdown (Yes, really!)
10 Amazing things about lockdown (Yes, really!)

The world seems a darker place at the moment, but we’re here for you with our top ten reasons to look on the positive side of a challenging situation.

Claudia Avila-Batchelor

Write Your Way to a Happier, Healthier Mind And Body
Write Your Way to a Happier, Healthier Mind And Body

Could creative writing be the answer to your health and happiness? There certainly seems to be some science behind this theory. Our expert shows you how.

Kate Orson

The secret History of Massage
The secret History of Massage

Step back in time to discover the ancient rituals and beneficial properties massage has brought to the world, with many of these practices healing us today

Ruby Deevoy

Decluttering Lessons from a KonMari Expert
Decluttering Lessons from a KonMari Expert

A cluttered home makes for a cluttered mind, but through the KonMari art of decluttering, you can find calm in the chaos. Our KonMari expert shows you how.

Ruby Deevoy

The Colombian Cannabis Alchemist
The Colombian Cannabis Alchemist

Importing Cannabis products from Colombia to the UK has been a wild story. Meet the 'Colombian Cannabis Alchemist' who created our incredible base formula

Claudia Avila- Batchelor

CBD Oil Vs Cannabis Seed Oil - Things to know before you buy
CBD Oil Vs Cannabis Seed Oil - Things to know before you buy

As part of our ‘expert voices’ section, CBD & Cannabis expert Ruby Deevoy explains all you need to know before choosing a CBD Oil or Hemp Seed Oil product

Ruby Deevoy

25 years of wisdom and heritage

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Wellness is in your hands

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Dermactiva was created using over 25 years of wisdom and heritage from Herman Patiño’s proven base product, using certified Organic Cannabis Sativa Oil.

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