Who is Tim?

I'm Tim Lafferty, Founder of Tim's Naturals. And for those of you who don't know me directly, I am a helper. I like to be of service.
From the time in first grade when I was sent to detention for helping other kids figure out their math worksheets, to choosing a profession where I get to help people figure out why their bodies don’t work properly, it's always there. I have been a volunteer for this or that more times than I can count - to a point where I became the head of fundraising at my children's Montessori school.
I like to help people figure things out. I am a teacher. I have taught meditation now for 23 years and it brings me the greatest joy to watch people have new realizations about themselves and the world around them. The type of massage and bodywork I have chosen to do is based on understanding the why of what is happening and not just treating the effects of an unknown source. At some point I realized that by teaching this type of bodywork, I could reach more people than just one at a time. Then I started giving lectures and hosting workshops to reach more people. Ultimately, I understood that by making therapeutic products, I could reach people that I will never even meet. And that desire to aid people truly brought about Tim's Naturals.
I was recently asked to speak at two of my dearest friends' wedding. This is an excerpt from that speech: “I will leave you with some words that I hope to be wisdom. Your joy is my joy. Your happiness is my happiness. Now I’m not talking about some moment of joy or some fleeting happiness. I’m talking about the kind that makes you tingle from head to toe knowing that there could not possibly be a greater feeling in the world.
As you get older, ideally, you learn a thing or two. The one that strikes me as the most poignant, is the fact that it’s not about you. None of it. That which you do for yourself can in no way compare to that which you do for others. Your joy is my joy. Your happiness is my happiness. “ This sums up who I am and where I am in my life. This is my goal in life plain and simple. For whomever I come in contact with, and whomever I can touch with the things I create.

What makes our products different?

We are committed to use as absolutely as high a quality ingredients as we can find.
Our trauma balm is not just carrier oils with CBD, and some smell good essential oils in it. It is handcrafted over a long period of time with essential oils that work synergistically with each other. Each oil serves a purpose ranging from analgesic, to antiinflammatory, to vasodilation.
Our products are tested and retested to make sure they are effective, feel good, and smell great!
We are not willing to compromise the integrity of our products no matter how much we make. We always use organic, fair trade, non-gmo, wild harvest, ethically sourced ingredients. And, we promise that you will never find any artificial ingredients in our products, ever.
Also, after meditating, teaching meditation, and doing energy and bodywork for over 20 years, I have learned quite a bit about lifeforce and light. I fill each of our products with this healing energy, with the hopes that it helps with your healing process.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant. CBD oil is derived from an organic substance formed in the plant’s secretions. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of cannabis. However, cannabis does not mean marijuana. Cannabis is the genus name and general umbrella term, under which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall. Until recently, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was the most well-known and studied cannabinoid due to its abundance in marijuana. However, as the second most prevalent cannabinoid in marijuana and the top non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining momentum in the scientific community and media. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of “high,” which contributes to its legalization across the United States. CBD does not typically have any immediate noticeable effect, though some customers have reported otherwise when using isolates. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from hemp (not marijuana), and can also be referred to as CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp-derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts,” since they typically contain more than just CBD. However, CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil and organic hemp oil, as these are derived from hemp seeds (not the resin) and do not contain cannabidiol. All of Small Batch Salves products are derived from high-CBD hemp crops that are grown legally in Colorado, and all products are rigorously tested for safety, quality, and cannabinoid content.

How does CBD work?

CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain. Unlike THC, CBD does not interact directly with the two classical cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids.

How much Hemp Extract (CBD Oil) should I take?

Everyone’s endocannabanoid system is different. Using CBD Oil as part of your health plan is something you need to experiment with, and determine what is best for you. We suggest starting with smaller doses and increasing to your desired effect. Some people find they need large amounts, and others do best with homeopathic dosages. Start with 5-10 drops once a day, and see how it feels. If you are having trouble sleeping, try it before you go to bed. If you have chronic issues you are trying to address, try it twice a day. If you are a smaller person, use less. Larger, use more. If you are taking any medications, and are unsure about their compatablity with CBD, consult your physician. THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE – These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

What if I don't like the taste of the hemp extract?

Because our hemp extract is a natural supplement that comes from a plant, it has a taste that some consider to be bitter and strong. While many of our customers like the flavor, some would rather find a way to mask it. If that’s you, try mixing the oil in honey, applesauce, or a smoothie. Also, taking CBD Oil for the first time, is like exposing you taste buds to salt for the first time. Your receptors in your mouth will get used to it after 4-5 times (Usually). And… try our Hemp CBD Capsules! CBD oil capsules provide a convenient and tasteless CBD consumption experience. They are also a handy to travel with!

Do you third party test your CBD oil?

Our supplier for all of our CBD oil is a highly reputable wholesale company in Colorado. I will quote from them about the testing done. “Third party laboratories analyze all of our full-spectrum hemp extracts and supplements for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial/microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides. We have an industry leading quality control system, as evidenced by the 99% rating we achieved in April of 2018 for a 3rd-party cGMP audit performed by Eurofins Scientific, a world renowned laboratory testing organization. For comparison, 70% is a passing score. cGMP refers to the FDA’s guidelines for current good manufacturing practices. Dietary supplement manufacturers are not required by law to perform 3rd party manufacturing audits, but only need to undergo this process internally once a year. Our Company, however, strives to go above and beyond, especially when it comes to quality, safety, and the wellness of our loyal clients.” We at Tim’s Naturals are currently in the process of having all of our products 3rd party tested to ensure quality and potency.

Why would I put CBD oil on my face?

CBD Oil for Acne What’s clear from numerous studies is that CBD oil functions as an anti-inflammatory. So how does that translate to skin care? One way is its ability to help calm skin, particularly skin that’s acne-prone. Because acne is an inflammatory condition, research indicates CBD’s soothing properties can help diminish breakouts and reduce redness. Surprisingly, recent findings also show that CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help offset other triggers of acne. CBD Oil for Anti-Aging and Wrinkles It turns out CBD oil also has antioxidant properties which contribute to the research indicating CBD oil can help lessen the visible signs of aging skin. By reducing inflammation and counteracting free-radical damage, CBD anti-aging creams may be able to help visibly diminish issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and ruddy skin tone. CBD Oil for Sensitive Skin & Other Conditions Another significant benefit of CBD oil is that it has been found to soothe sensitive skin, and studies indicate that it may even be able to help inhibit certain triggers of disorders like psoriasis and improve eczema-prone skin. Again, far more research is needed, but what exists certainly looks promising, and researchers speculate it all comes down to CBD’s substantial skin-calming and skin-normalizing effects.

Is it ok if my balm melts and then solidifies with crystals in it?

Absolutely! Because our products are all natural and do not have stabilizers in them, they sometimes will separate or change consistency with temperature changes. This in no way effects the quality or strength of the product. To get them back to their original consistency: remove lid, place tin on a cookie tray, put in a 150 degree oven until completely melted (10-30 min), cool at room temp with lid on. If it is body balm, put it in the refrigerator after melting to return it to its rich, creamy consistency.

Do you ship internationally?

Unfortunately at this time, we don't. We do currently ship all over the United States.