A new health and beauty range hit shelves in the US yesterday (October 18), and its name – Cannuka – provides a big hint as to its key ingredients.
Featuring cannabis and Manuka honey, Cannuka focuses on the ingredients’ healing properties – like, for example, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound.
This anti-inflammatory is combined with honey from New Zealand’s Manuka bush, which improves people’s complexions owing to its ability to hydrate skin by holding in moisture.
Cannuka’s product range includes CBD Healing Skin Balm (designed to reduce blemishes and soften dry skin), CBD Nourishing Body Cream (to nourish and moisturise skin) and CBD Calming Eye Balm (to protect under-eye skin).
The line was developed by Ohio-based couple Michael (a farmer) and Kelly (a dermatology physician’s assistant) Bumgarner – a process that began when their home was converted into a test kitchen.
“Our vision is to offer men and women worldwide a specially formulated combination of cannabis and Manuka honey to improve people’s overall health,” they said.
“Cannuka is part of a growing community of innovative businesses who believe in the power of using natural, sustainable ingredients, and the healing properties of cannabis to improve the quality of life of others.”