Comparing Topical Hemp Products Versus Ingestible Hemp Products

As the popularity of hemp-based products continues to steadily rise, more and more people are looking for ways to incorporate it into their daily wellness routines. However, one of the main questions many people have is what are the differences between topical hemp products vs ingestible hemp products that your liver has to process? Let’s explore further.

Topical Hemp Products

Topical hemp products are designed to be used externally. Some popular topical forms of hemp-based products can include lotionss, salves, creams and even bath bombs. These items are applied directly onto the skin in order to target any aches or pains you may be dealing with. The effects from topicals typically hit within minutes and last for 4-6 hours on average. However, some users report feeling relief for up to 8 hours after using a topical product.

Dr. Milo’s Topical Relief Lotion is a fast-absorbing, full-spectrum NANO CBD/CBN/CBG formula. It contains all plant-derived ingredients, that offer reduced inflammation and relaxation.  It will absorb into the skin within seconds, work within minutes, and last approximately 2-4 hours. We use a NANO, full-spectrum hemp for higher potency, and faster absorption. Our unisex essential oil-based scent won’t stain your clothes so use all over your body. We like it on the insides of our wrists to soothe anxiety and on our temples for migraine relief. Massage into your aches and feel the relief.

Our Relief Lotion

In terms of effectiveness, topicals have been known to provide a localized effect but not much else beyond that. This means that if you’re looking for something that can provide relief from specific pain points such as a sore knee or an aching back, then topicals could be just what you’re looking for. The plus of using a high quality Relief Lotion such as ours, is that it absorbs directly into the affected area and doesn’t pass through your bloodstream so you liver isn’t processing the substance.

Ingestible Hemp Products

In comparison to topical hemp products, ingestible forms such as tinctures and edibles work differently because they must first pass through your body’s digestive system before taking effect. This means that it will take longer for these types of products to kick in (30 minutes – 2 hours) but once they do they will typically produce effects that last anywhere from 4-8 hours depending on how much was consumed and how sensitive someone is towards certain cannabinoids found in hemp extract. These types of products tend to produce more widespread effects which makes them ideal for treating chronic conditions like anxiety or insomnia.

If you’re wanting something that provides localized relief from pain points then look no further than topicals whereas if you’re wanting something that can help with systemic issues like anxiety or fatigue then ingestible should be your go-to option. Ultimately it all boils down to personal preference so make sure you experiment with both options before deciding which one works best for you.


A Gift Guide for the Cannabis Hemp Loving Mom


This Mother’s Day, why not surprise mom with a unique and thoughtful gift? If your mom loves cannabis hemp products, we’ve got you covered. We have some great ideas for cannabis hemp-infused gifts that will make her smile. Whether she needs something to relax and destress or an item to help her on her healing journey, we’ve got options that are perfect for mom.

Cannabis Hemp Body Care

First up on our list is a selection of top-quality cannabis hemp body care. From bath bombs and scrubs to salves and lotions, there are plenty of ways to pamper mom from head to toe. Many of these products include natural ingredients such as essential oils, cocoa butter and beeswax that work together to nourish and soothe the skin. These gifts will make sure mom feels relaxed and rejuvenated!

Try our all natural, Plant based RELIEF LOTION:

Dr. milo Relief Lotion

Cannabis Hemp Edibles

Edibles are another great way to show your love this Mother’s Day. There are tons of delicious cannabis hemp-infused edibles out there, from gummies and chocolates to teas and tinctures. Not only do they taste good but they provide a relaxing effect while delivering important medicinal benefits like improved sleep quality, reduced anxiety levels or increased energy levels. You can even customize your gift by picking out specific flavors or ingredients that you know your mom will love!

Onyx and Rose Hemp Gummies

Cannabis Hemp Accessories & Apparel

Finally, don’t forget about the accessories! Whether a soft hemp sweater or pajamas—there are plenty of ways to customize your Mother’s Day gift this year. Not only are these items sustainable  but they also look great to0. Plus, many of them come in unique colors and patterns so your mom can show off her style with pride.

Jungmaven Hemp Clothing

With so many options available nowadays, it’s easy to find something special that fits Mom’s individual needs and lifestyle. Show her how much you care with a meaningful gift made just for her – she’ll be sure to feel the love this Mother’s Day.




Inspiring Conversations with Joni Mann of Dr. Milo From VOYAGE LA ARTICLE

Hi Joni, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.

We’re a Woman owned, family-operated hemp business. Created by a team of sister, brother, and dad, Joan, David, and Milo. We initially shared Dr. Milo with friends and family seeking an all-natural, safer solution to curing everyday aches and pains and helping loved one’s cope with chronic pain. We now get to share this product with the world, and we’re excited about that.

Several years ago, our mom and wife respectively were diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, making her live with chronic debilitating pain. We wanted to create a product and be a part of her healing journey to find a less toxic solutions for pain management. We started with the idea that we could offer something as an alternative solution to pain management. We combined our background in holistic, herbal healing with the advent of the legalization of hemp. Dr. Milo began in our home kitchen; with lots of messy potion experimentation and after its initial success, we decided to form a company. Our company standard was to distribute a product for others seeking a more pain-free life while using the whole-plant, all-natural ingredients. Dr. Milo has since grown and is produced in California, and you can now find us in multiple U.S. locations. We’ve also continued experimenting and are seeking to make more products that offer some peace for your aches and love for your pains.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?

I think there are still a lot of strides our country and ethos of our culture need to make in supporting women in business. We’re natural multitaskers and healers and therefore take on a lot and juggle a lot at once and in my experience, our society doesn’t always do the best at recognizing and celebrating that. The field I work in is very male dominant and I’ve certainly had a few moments of placating or assumption as a female business owner, and it’s been tricky but also exciting navigating it all. I have learned over the years of production and being in business that there are so many great people out there to connect with for support, mentorship and to bring on to our family-operated Dr. Milo team. It’s about keeping these people close that share your same vision for our business and can bring you back to that vision when the struggles come up. Because the obstacles will come up often if I’m doing anything worthwhile or making a difference or creating a product that helps in a way that breaks away from the norm. That’s what it’s all about for, for me.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?

Dr. Milo is a woman-owned, family-run small business specializing in pain relief. We’re known for our all-natural hemp-based products and the quality of our sourced ingredients. Our Topical Pain Relief Lotion has been on the market for about a year now and has had amazing feedback from our customers offering them the relief they’re looking for that lasts and is a more natural approach to pain relief and recovery.

Into our first year, I’m proud of all the responses we’ve been getting and how much my brand has grown. It hasn’t been easy any step of the way and I’ve been working three other side jobs to build the company. I’m happy that what seemed so far and unattainable at first is now a reality. I went into the manufacturing of natural products world and entrepreneurship not knowing much and I’ve learned a whole lot along the way. I’d love to find more ways to mentor women in business over the years to come as I grow and learn.

Dr. Milo’s Topical Relief Lotion is a fast-absorbing, full-spectrum Hemp formula. It contains all plant-derived ingredients, & regenerative Hemp that offer reduced inflammation and relaxation. It will absorb into the skin within seconds, work within minutes, and last approximately 2-4 hours. We use a NANO, full-spectrum hemp for higher potency, and faster absorption. Our unisex essential oil-based scent won’t stain your clothes so use all over your body. We like it on the insides of our wrists to soothe anxiety and on our temples for migraine relief. Massage into your aches and feel the relief.

Sustainably sourced ingredients and packaging.
NO: animal testing, synthetic ingredients or fragrance, parabens, harsh sulfates or phthalates
Sourced from organically grown USA hemp (containing 0.3% THC or less, non-psychoactive)
Arnica Montana for bruising, welling, and recovery
Whole plant, all naturally derived ingredients
Lab-tested to be free from pesticides, solvents, chemical fertilizers and other contaminants. GMP certified.
Recyclable box and aluminum tube
Nano full-spectrum hemp = 5x the strength
No: animal testing, synthetic ingredients or fragrance, parabens, sulfates or phthalates

Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Wow, so many things make me happy. My Partner, my family, our first child we’re about to have in May 2023, our garden and tiny house we get to call home. What makes me happy with my business is helping people heal and when our customers reach out to share their journeys. I struggled in my early 30s with purpose and how my passions were going to add anything to this world. I felt this deep unanswered question of “What can I offer my lifetime and future generations that doesn’t add more toxic waste into the world and is something that I can physically gift people to make them better”. There were many moments when I should have been kinder to myself and let it unfold as it does, but in that process, I worked hard at learning what this thing was that I knew I had inside of me with all my life experiences, jobs, and passions and it was about to present itself. Nurturing the idea of creating a pain relief lotion gave me so much joy to work on and on the other side, I now receive the feedback from our customers daily of how much it helps them in their lives. I love hearing their stories of what their specific struggles were whether it’s a new mom that’s carrying her child on one side and needing some shoulder relief to an elderly client that is just trying to find some relief through the night. I think back to my process of creating our hemp relief lotion and all the hurdles and sleepless nights it took to create something that worked and I’m happy I stuck with that feeling I had years ago. I know now that happiness is a journey for me, and it’s made up of a million little moments that make my life whole.

mental health

3 SOLID Self Care Tips for 2023

In all honesty, we’re writing on this subject because it something we feel not only is relatable, but something we seem to be struggling with currently while juggling family life, the dr. milo business, staying healthy, taking time for ourselves while holding it all together. If this resonates then keep reading for some semblance of it all or at least some sort of self- hug.

Self Care Tip #1

First off, You’re doing great. You’re reading this, therefore you’re interesting in bettering your life and hence, lives around you.  Let’s start with some positive self talk. Positive self talk should be something we actually feel so that it doesn’t feel forced or contrite. Are you proud of yourself for showering today? Then hell yeah! Be proud of that and let that sink in. Pick 3 things that are highlights of your life right now. Now, thinking about all those things, let’s just take big breath to cleanse, and head onward to this reading and the moments ahead.

Self Care Tip #2

Taking time for ourselves can be momentary. Don’t have an hour for a yoga class? Literally, don’t sweat it. While studying kinesiology and massage, we learned that taking just 2 min./day to lay on our backs with feet up the wall not only resets the spine adding synovial fluid back into the cartlidges but it resets our mind as well. Our spine craves rest to recover all the fluid that is naturally used throughout the day. If we lay, just for 2 min the synovial fluid (thick fluid between your joints) This fluid cushions the ends of bones and reduces friction when you move your joints. Synovial fluid then gets it’s chance to replenish in our bodies giving our spines fluidity and a supple healing to move forward with our days.

Self care tip #3

Stop listening to others and taking it as bible or what may be true for you. For us, this automatically leads to comparing. Your healing process will be vastly different from a friend the same age, health and size. Because no two are alike in a beautiful way, our minds are so incredibly different. A lot of a healing process starts with our minds so to think that your trajectory or outcome will be the same as someone else’s is just putting limits on beliefs of what you’re capable of. We’re capable of healing ourselves. It just takes some tuning INWARD.

*And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention… go rub some Dr. Milo Topical Relief on.


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Working out with Dr. Milo Relief Lotion

Way to go! You’re sore from a workout that pushed you to your limits and maybe you ran just a bit longer or upped up the reps this time. You’re feeling it everywhere. Perhaps a tight neck the next morning or a slightly pulled muscle from pushing it a little too far. This happens to all of us and because you’re in tune with your body, you know that aiding in recovery is essential. By Using Dr. Milo’s Topical Relief Lotion, you’re reducing inflammation for faster recovery to get back into your routine with less soreness and pain.

Why you should work out with us

We created this lotion as an alternative to pain relief and quickly realized from years of trials and customer feedback that because we loaded our formula up with so many great ingredients, the usage of our lotion became super vast. Hemp + Arnica Montana reduce swelling, bruising and sprains. Arnica Montana is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains a wide array of inflammation-fighting plant compounds such as sesquiterpene lactones, flavonoids, and phenolic acids which all help with pain management. Our Full Spectrum Hemp (cannabis sativa) targets pain receptors in the endocannabinoid system and tells them to relax.

How it works:

When we work out, inflammation is produced by repetitive motion, damaging our muscles. After, our bodies repair these muscles, and they grow back even stronger. Inflammation comes into play during the repair process when our bodies increase blood flow to the affected area to replenish oxygen, fuel muscles and clear waste.

Sometimes we push it a little too far, and that’s ok. Our bodies are built for recovery but why not add an aid in this recovery to take the edge off and recover faster. We use our Relief Lotion Before and after workouts. We’d found reduction in swelling, more range of motion in our joints and less pain comes a higher stamina. Our customer feedback for post workout recovery has been amazing. Take their word for it:

Take it from these guys:

Toi J: “It works like magic after I’ve hit the gym hard & have sore muscles. It’s the best relief.”

Robert T: “I use Dr. Milo daily as a part of my recovery routine. Love it. It’s nice to have that little bit of help when you’re healing up and getting ready for your next mission.