A luxury line of sensual skin care products from High On Love blends in cannabis oils for the express purpose of up-leveling your pleasure.
t’s hard to be human right now. We’ve all experienced an immense amount of pain this past year as we adapted as best we could to the challenges the pandemic presented. But just as important as the added sources of pain are the missing sources of its lovely opposite: pleasure.
After the year that we’ve all endured, you deserve some pampering. And as you’ve no doubt come to realize, there’s no place like home. Since you can’t freely venture out, turn inward. What can you do to bring more pleasure into your life today?
Angela Mustone has a suggestion. She’s the founder of High On Love, a luxe line of sensual and self-care products blended with cannabis oil, which are designed to help her customers “take pleasure to the next level.” You can guess what she’s alluding to when she suggests bringing more bliss into your life. And given her background in the sexual wellness industry as well as in beauty, Mustone knows a bit about the importance of self-love and self-care. There’s no shame in heeding her advice: “Buy something for your own pleasure,” she says. “You can—and you deserve—to give yourself happiness.”
This past year, more people than ever turned to cannabis for relief from the toll COVID-19 has taken on their mental well-being. According to research from New Frontier Data, more than half of current cannabis consumers reported having used cannabis to improve their mental health during the pandemic. And that’s wonderful—cannabis is shown to have all sorts of positive impacts on one’s health, both mentally and physically, and you don’t have to be a medical marijuana patient to reap any of those benefits. The plant may do a body good regardless of the intent of the person putting said plant into or onto their body. And that positive message of cannabis’s potential to help treat a whole host of conditions has not been lost on consumers who turned to cannabis in record numbers in 2020. A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published in October 2020 found that half of the patients surveyed reported using cannabis regularly and mostly for medical purposes. Researchers also found new users were more likely to use cannabis for medical reasons than for recreation.
Which is all well and good, but with all this focus on the medical benefits cannabis may deliver, what’s being lost is the very thing that’s been stripped so unceremoniously from our day-to-day lives over this past year: pleasure. Not just the big pleasurable bliss of getting high, but the smaller pleasures that come with it: the tactile feeling of fluffy nugs in your fingers, the scent of rebellion wafting up from a lit bowl, the feeling of connection as you pass a joint to your friend, the content you feel when you break into giggles. Pleasure is derived from the whole ritual, including the final outcome of “being high.”
Getting high for the sake of getting high is not a bad thing. “Everything on the market is for a reason,” Mustone points out. “It has a purpose. Like you need a justification for using cannabis. But with High On Love, it’s not about pain—it’s about pleasure.”
The pleasure of carving out time for an extra-special soaking experience. Turn your bath into an at-home ritual with High On Love’s Sensual Bath Oil with lavender to promote calmness and honey to nourish your skin. Planning is the new love language, so plan on making time to make love with yourself or with a partner—you do you or you do him or her or all of the above. Just make sure you’re doing something to bring some of that special something that’s missing back into your life because pleasure is the gift you can lavish upon yourself, Mustone is quick to remind. Her philosophy of self-love is one we can get behind: “Luxury shouldn’t be withheld; it should be standard.”
The Gucci of Cannabis
Mustone is a woman who knows what she wants—and she thinks you’ll enjoy getting to know yourself a little better while using her products. She’s positioning her company as the Gucci of cannabis. The High On Love line includes blissful bath oils, luxe massage candles, lip-gloss lube, and the brand’s Stimulating Oil, a blend of all-natural oils (including hemp seed) that’s become a cult fave. It’s designed to increase blood flow and promote the production of natural lubricants, making it extra transformative for those experiencing vaginal dryness, discomfort, and a decreased libido. The product is the object of many affections, leading it to be crowned the Sex Enhancement Product of the Year 2021 by the adult industry’s leading authority on such things, XBIZ. It also stimulated one of Allure magazine’s writers to gush, “High On Love makes the most delicious CBD lube I’ve ever tried—plus a whole lot of other cannabis sex products that are chic as hell.”
There’s a lot of love in that high praising headline, but let’s focus on the adjective “chic,” which is highly apropos. And one Mustone was aiming for when designing High On Love products, aiming to appeal to our higher sensibilities with the brand’s overall aesthetics—from the logo and the font to the packaging and presentation. Every choice is refined, with no finishing touch overlooked in her quest to make the highest quality products that help you get to that finishing touch.
Take, for example, Valentine’s Day top-selling product, Dark Chocolate Body Paint, which retails for $35. Designed as an aphrodisiac in itself, this luscious and rich dark chocolate is made with premium-grade hemp seed oil, which helps give it a whipped, creamy texture that feels delightful when applied to erogenous zones. The playful kit, which comes with its own branded paintbrush, helps couples reach a new level of intimacy, hopefully releasing euphoric sensations along the way.
With a line of THC products in the works, including an aphrodisiac strain in development in Colorado, Mustone will soon be introducing ways to get even higher on love. Until then, she wants us to remind ourselves that it’s OK to want to buy something just because you want it. “It’s OK to take care of yourself. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself. It’s OK to love yourself. And right now, it’s needed more than ever. Give yourself more reasons to be happy.”