PRESS: SNN Small Business Saturday

We had a great Small Business Saturday, with thanks to SNN for featuring Wild Ginger Apothecary in their “Local stores hoping for a busy Small Business Saturday” clip!

Local Businesses are hoping you saved some room in your wallet after Black Friday for Small Business Saturday. They’re offering special deals for people continuing their holiday shopping.

“They’ll be a special gift with every purchase,” Corinne Bates said. “No matter how large or small.”

“Lots of Small Business Saturday deals,” Nicole Leffler said. “We’ve got a number of CBD items on buy one get one, we’ve got 50% off a huge amount of Holiday Clearance.”

Corinne Bates, owner of Blind Dezign Décor and More, says small business offer more than the big box store or online retailers.

“You’re not going to get the customer service,” Bates said. “You’re missing out on that one on one interaction, the customer service, the little specialty items you’re just not going to find online. The locally made artisans that bring in this beautiful crafted stuff.”

Wild Ginger Apothecary Owner Nicole Leffler says shopping small helps them grow and hire more local employees.

“We have a community of health and wellness,” Leffler said. “So we’re supporting about 100 different practitioners, teachers, and staff members that come in and out of here during the period of a year.”

Store owners are hoping people go out and visit many of the area stores, especially ones they’ve never been to before.

PRESS: Style Magazine Health & Wellness

As seen in Sarasota Herald Tribune's Style Magazine: HEALTH & WELLNESS: Nicole Leffler, owner of Wild Ginger Apothecary

Wild Ginger Apothecary offers a vast array of alternative and natural beauty and health products. After almost 15 years in the industry, owner Nicole Leffler makes sure to offer cannabidiol (CBD) in many of them. Though it is a derivative of cannabis plants, CBD is not psychoactive, and, in fact, is legal in all 50 states and does not require a prescription. 6557 Superior Ave., Sarasota; 941-312-5630; wildgingerapothecary.com.

What are cannabinoids and what are the benefits to humans?
Cannabis plants contain over 100 naturally active compounds called cannabinoids. The human body has a central regulatory system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that contributes to a variety of biological processes, establishing the body’s natural state of balance for the central regulatory system.

Why would one supplement with them?
Endocannabinoids interact with the body’s central regulatory system. They’re the cannabinoids our bodies can produce as needed. If we have a deficiency or imbalance, our system recognizes and responds to cannabinoids from external sources (phytocannabinoids) that can promote healing.

How do endocannabinoids accomplish this?
Basically, they bind to cannabinoid receptors in both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. This is also true for “phytocannabinoids,” the naturally occurring compounds that include CBD.

What’s the difference between THC and CBD?
Both are cannabinoids; THC, however, is psychoactive and requires a medical marijuana license for use in Florida. CBD is the most abundant naturally occurring non-psychoactive cannabinoid, totally legal in all 50 states.

What are some of the health benefits of CBD?
Research shows CBD has helped people with a host of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic pain, inflammation, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression. This compound supports feelings of relaxation, and can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and sleep and increase mental clarity.

Do you also recommend CBD for pets?
Yes, and for the same reasons. It’s effective for pain relief in animals and reduces anxiety, which is especially helpful during thunderstorms! Older dogs can really benefit from a daily CBD dosage.

What’s a short list of your CBD products?
CBD offerings include everything from tinctures, capsules, edibles (chocolates, gummies, honey, tea, etc.), vape options, topicals (balms, oils, face care, lotions, etc.), and more. We offer more than 100 options of CBD products.

How can our readers learn more?
CBD educators are always available in the store. They offer free, one-on-one CBD consultations, with a focus on individual health needs.

PRESS: SarasotaDay's "5 Essential Oils for Every Home"

Essential Oils are all the rage.  Did you know that Wild Ginger Apothecary offers Certified Organic, Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils by Simplers? Their oils are sourced all over the world to ensure they are 100% pure, genuine, species specific, and expertly distilled.  And no, you don't need to join a multi-level-marketing team to purchase them.

SarasotaDay recently featured some of our must-have essential oils (Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus).  They also mentioned a few of our ready-to-go blends that take the guesswork out of aromatherapy.  Check it out!



As seen in SarasotaDay

5 Essential Oils for Every Home

"Everyone’s digging on the essential oils these days, and who can blame them? They’re a safe and simple way to take care of your body and your home. Still, the lists of all the EOs and their many uses can be a bit daunting to anyone who is unfamiliar with this wonderful and mysterious world."