Mellow Fellow - Frida’s Recover Blend
Picture this: you’ve just worked a long week and are now left with an achy body and low mood. How would you like to decompress? Art has long been recognized as a powerful tool for healing and stress relief. If you’re skeptical, look at the relaxing effects of simply watching Bob Ross videos. According to a study conducted by the American Art Therapy Association, engaging in art therapy has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. The act of creating art allows you to tap into your emotions and express yourself in a way that can be incredibly therapeutic. This is likely what helped the iconic artist Frida Kahlo persevere on her artistic journey, despite facing many hardships throughout her life.
With years of experience in the hemp field, we consider science to be our art. That’s why we use state of the art technology, to consistently bring you all natural, hemp-derived cannabinoid products. With in-house PhD Pharmacists at the helm of our formulation, we’ve also crafted cannabinoid mixtures to bring you specific experiences with our premium blends. To better convey our blends’ effects, we’ve hand-selected artists to represent each one. Given that Frida leaned on her art to cope during her recoveries, it’s only fitting that we chose her to represent our Recover blend. Keep reading to take a closer look at Frida Kahlo’s life, her art, and why she’s the perfect representation of our Recover blend.
Cannabinoids Background: What is THCm?
With so many great cannabinoids in circulation like Delta 8, Delta 10, and HHC, it can get confusing when it comes to “newer” ones like THCm. Otherwise known as Methoxy Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, THCm is a homologue of Delta-8-THC. THCm has an extra methyl group for a greater mass than delta 8, resulting in longer lasting effects. THCm provides an uplifting, energetic high. It also offers anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits. These effects are what makes it perfect for Frida’s Recover Blend.
Cannabinoids have been shown to produce a range of effects on the body, including relaxation, pain relief, and improved mood. While they can be powerful individually, cannabinoids are used to make blends because they can have a range of therapeutic effects when used in combination. The concept of the "entourage effect" suggests that the various compounds found in the cannabis plant work together to produce a greater therapeutic effect than any one of these compounds would produce on its own.
This can be compared to how, when you make a stew, you might include a variety of vegetables, meats, and spices. Each of these ingredients contributes its own unique flavor and texture to the dish. However, when they are combined and cooked together, they create a delicious and satisfying meal that is more than just the sum of its individual ingredients. The flavors and textures of the different ingredients complement and enhance each other, creating a dish that is more complex and satisfying than any one ingredient would be on its own.
Who Is Frida Khalo?
Frida Kahlo is an iconic Mexican artist known for her self-portraits and surrealist paintings. She was born as Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón on July 6, 1907. Even as a young child she had a fiery temperament which is reflected in the intensity in her artwork. Throughout her life, she had numerous health issues that impacted her muscles and her ability to recover from physical injuries. At 6 years old she contracted polio which caused her right leg and foot to grow much thinner than her left one, leaving her with a light limp. After the polio, Frida’s father encouraged her to be active and she played soccer, boxed, wrestled and swam competitively.
Although she is now considered one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century, Kahlo originally didn’t want to be an artist. She had previously taken some drawing lessons but was much more interested in science. She studied biology, zoology and anatomy and planned to become a doctor. Her knowledge of these disciplines would later add realistic touches to her portraits. Then as a teenager, Kahlo was involved in a serious bus accident that left her with a broken spine, pelvis, and multiple other injuries. As part of her recovery, she had to wear a full body cast for 3 months. Bedridden and with much time to kill, she began teaching herself how to paint and as they say, the rest was history. Despite the physical challenges that would continue to plague her throughout her life, Kahlo remained highly active in her artistic pursuits and continued to paint and exhibit her work.
Frida Khalo’s Art
Frida was known for her use of bold, vibrant colors, especially in her self portraits. Her art was incredibly personal, acting as a visual diary of her life experiences. From her shattered spinal column to her complicated love for Diego Rivera, Frida fearlessly tackled heavy themes with candor. Her work is both beautiful and haunting, capturing the pain and passion of a life lived fully. Her art also explores themes of passion, feminism, and Mexican culture. She was not only a painter but a symbol of strength and resilience- having survived a number of life-altering injuries. She also painted scenes from traditional Mexican culture like masked dancers and festivals in order to celebrate Mexican identity.
Her use of symbolism in her paintings celebrates traditional Mexican culture while simultaneously exploring themes of identity, sexuality, and femininity in modern contexts. No matter what theme she chose to explore in her works, she created memorable pieces with subtle details woven throughout each piece that entices viewers every time. What makes Frida Kahlo such an inspiring artist is that she was able to create deeply personal works of art from the struggles she faced throughout her life. By embracing both her physical and emotional pain through art she was able to create beautiful pieces of work that are still admired to this day.
Mellow Fellow: Frida’s Recover Blend
If you’ve ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or just in need of some serious self-care, then Frida’s Recover Blend is perfect for you. Our in-house PhD pharmacist worked tirelessly to formulate this blend of cannabinoids THCm, HHC, PHC, Delta 8, and CBG to bring you the relief you’ve been looking for.
This blend is inspired by Kahlo's vibrant, expressive style and her enduring spirit. Its goal is to enhance your mind and body to feel better than before. Frida’s artwork was her way of finding solace in difficult times. Similarly, Frida’s Recover Blend offers users a sense of peace and stability when they need it most. From muscle aches to joint stiffness, we hope to promote a message of healing and recovery, inspiring users to face their own challenges with strength and determination, just as Kahlo did in her own life and work.
There are countless ways to unwind and recover from the stresses of daily life. This blend will take it to the next level. Frida’s Recover Blend is designed as an effective yet gentle solution for those seeking recovery from physical or inner distress. With strain options like our Platinum OG and Jungle Cake, all you’ll need to do is take a deep breath, put your feet up, and be met with relief. If you want to turn it up a notch, our Jungle Fruit flavored cereal bar will truly allow you to relax, restore, and recover. Your mind and body will thank you for it. What’s your favorite way to relax and recover? Let us know in the comments! As always, stay Mellow.
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