Turning a Challenge into Something Fierce - Earth Kisses Sky

The ladies of Earth Kisses Sky were one of the first industry friends that #TeamCanndora met in late 2017. 

We were immediately attracted to their brand and pleasant, educational conversation while attending one of the cannabis markets in Toronto,ON. 

The Earth Kisses Sky journey inspired us to learn all we could about these 2 founders and after a business transformation we warmly welcomed Earth Kisses Sky into our #FierceFounders Edition

Here's what they have shared with you all: 

Your worlds collided: What brought you both to enter the cannabis space?

In 2010, I (Ashley) was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, an illness with few treatment options, and the ones I tried didn’t work.  My main issue was pain & inflammation of my joints, the only option that was presented to me by my surrounding doctors were pain medications, opioids, steroid injections and steroid creams, which I was not interested in.

Tijen & myself (life partners for 15 years) have been making herbal products for over 20 years, we live a Holistic lifestyle and have always had a hard time finding products which fit our beliefs, lifestyle and of course effectiveness.  

In 2012 I was introduced more formerly to Cannabis sativa I ended up getting my MMAR license, (specifically to make topicals) which then opened my eyes to so many new health benefits, studies, creations, potential creations. I began incorporating cannabis into everything.

That’s when Tijen and I developed our Pain & Inflammation salve which radically changed our lives.

What was the experience like making your very first batch of salve?

We have been making plant based products for over 20 years. When we decided to create these particular salves (Pain was first developed), I can remember being in my kitchen with my two 60ml jars, a counter full of herbs, notes and a full intention to help decrease the pain throughout my body.  I had a plan written down on paper, reasons as to why I chose these particular herbal ingredients and was constantly adding & manipulating the consistency until I was the happiest in this moment. I remember feeling so shocked on how much it helped me the moment I applied it to my joints, and ever since then when I would meet someone who was experiencing pain I would give them some to try.  

Made in Canada - YES! Can you share what the difference is between PAIN & Inflammation Salve and your SKIN Healing & Beauty?

Pain & Inflammation - This incredible herbal salve effectively helps manage pain and inflammation. It's herbal ingredients have excellent analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are useful for joint and muscle pain, tension headaches.

Skin Healing & Beauty - This multipurpose salve protects and hydrates and soothes the skin, while relieving acne, itching of bug bites & rashes, reduces redness & inflammation and may be used on hair to condition & tattoo healing.  It's herbal ingredients have excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-acne properties which play an important role in skin health.

It’s no doubt you have changed peoples lives. What has been the most inspiring story that someone has shared?

There has been so many incredible stories - one that sticks out was a woman who was getting married, She always suffered from eczema on her hands, which she explained as extremely painful, itchy and always had sores on the palms of her hands. It was getting closer to her big day, which was a huge concern to her considering on how important this day was to her. Her concerns were shaking hands with her guests but also be showing off her shining ring. She tried many topicals and never seemed to get any results until she tried our Skin Topical within 10-15 minutes the pain and itch were gone !!

"My hands had not been pain free for sometime now and I was quite the happy customer and would definitely buy this product again, just for the pain relief! I had all but given up on the idea that these open cuts could heal but within 3-4 weeks of daily applications the sores on my hands were completely gone ! I’ve kept it up just for its moisturizing abilities and this past year I haven’t seen any eczema on my hands at all.” - Sandy


2019 is going to be a big year for EKS. What’s going to be your biggest focus in the next 6 months?

We will continue to grow our peer to peer marketing network by engaging our community and our customers.  We will be looking to build our brand ambassador team and always looking for new connections, Joint venture opportunities as well as investor in order to expand once legalization allows.

Order your PAIN & INFLAMMATION salve through www.canndora.com or purchase one of our #FierceFounders Edition subscription box that includes a jar and other #FierceFounders cannabis accessories worth over $150!! 


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