Our Process

Process is everything

How we learn affects how we create and our process to create is just as important as the final product. Whether we are making a face serum or a macramé holder, it’s the value of process that satisfies the end.

At Make & Mary™ we create everything by hand in our studio lab. Our workshops take place in our community gathering space on-site. Our studio is located in our headquarters at Tillamook Station, and if you get a chance to visit you’ll enjoy a Portland, Oregon vibe second to none.

Grown in Oregon

Our hemp comes from a third generation family farm in the Willamette Valley. The farm was established in 1950.

They approach growing hemp from an agricultural standpoint. Every plant is raised in a sustainable manner, without the use of pesticides. After the plants are harvested and dried, (also on location at the farm), CO2 extractors are used to press the oil. The farm uses a whole plant extraction process, and every lot is tested to ensure the highest quality.

the beauty of cbd

We view CBD as a daily vitamin for our skin. Applying it topically is a natural way to receive its moisturizing benefits while targeting areas associated with skin ailments.

Scientists are finding more evidence that CBD can treat skin disorders like acne, dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema. Inflammation is the root cause of many of these skin woes. Because of cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, using it can reduce puffiness, swelling, and even soreness. It can be an all-in-one solution because of its ability to target those problems simultaneously.

Full Spectrum CBD=whole plant medicine

We do not use CBD made from Isolate, instead we found that the whole plant hemp extract with a full cannabinoid profile and many of the other compounds working together within the plant, are the most effective. 

The full spectrum of cannabinoids and other compounds work together more efficiently and effectively than CBD by itself. People seem to respond better to products which contain multiple cannabinoids as opposed to single cannabinoids in isolation. This finding is in line with how cannabinoids are found in nature as opposed to being produced synthetically in a lab.

The cannabis genus of plants contains approximately 500 compounds. This includes about 100 phytocannabinoids (THC and CBD are phytocannabinoids, cannabinoids which occur naturally in plants). Other significant compounds found in cannabis plants are fatty acids, terpenoids and flavonoids.

Fatty Acids-CBD oil contains high levels of omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids used in the body. Fatty acids are vital to maintain healthy skin — they keep the cell membrane flexible and lock in moisture.

Terpenes-Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in all plants. These compounds are responsible for the uplifting smell of a fresh tangerine or the unmistakable sharpness of pine needles. Common terpenes are limonene (found in citrus fruits) and linalool (found in lavender). Terpenes have therapeutic effects on the human body. The practice of aromatherapy is based on terpenes, this plays a huge role in the products of Make & Mary™.

Flavonoids- Flavonoids are phytonutrients which are responsible for the vivid non-green colors we see in plants. Flavonoids are known to have antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects (especially the ones found in cannabis).

The Endocannabinoid System

We are all born with this complex network of cells within our central nervous system. This system is known as the endocannabinoid system.  These cells all have receptors which act like a lock and key, where the receptor is the lock, and the keys are different cannabinoids entering your system to match their target.

The receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are commonly found in the central nervous system, heart, GI tract, kidney, bones, joints and skin. These two receptors regulate activities and control certain hormones in the body such as sleep, appetite, memory, stress and pain. The body produces cannabinoids naturally through the endocannabinoid system and CBD influences the ECS to deliver cannabinoids in the body.

Scientists have known about the ECS for about 25 years. It was first discovered in the 1990’s, by L.A. Matsuda. Dr. Matsuda was the first to describe the structure and functional expression of the cannabinoid receptor, CB-1.

make and mary cbd

more faq on cbd

what is CBD?

Cannabidiol—CBD—is a plant compound found in cannabis sativa. There are at least 113 unique compounds found in hemp known as cannabinoids, of which, CBD is the second most abundant. Cannabinoids can be either consumed (phytocannabinoids) or produced naturally by the body (endocannabinoid). They are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s central regulatory system (endocannabinoid system). This system is known to manage homeostasis (physiological balance) among bodily processes such as appetite, mood, memory, sleep, and immune system functions. CBD is a safe and effective option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.

How does CBD Work?

Rather than ingesting CBD orally, which will affect the whole body and can take up to 2 hours or more to fully experience the effects, the topical application of cannabinoids allows them to be absorbed directly into the application area for a faster and more focused relief.

Like all CBD hemp oil products, CBD oil topicals are non-psychoactive, and since the cannabinoids in these topicals interact with CB2 receptors near the skin, activating the endocannabinoid system, they are never absorbed into the bloodstream.

CBD is also more absorbent to the skin than THC and other cannabinoids and is more likely to stimulate the CB2 cannabinoid receptors, making it a popular choice for topicals.

Is CBD legal?

Yes, if it’s extracted from Industrial Hemp.

CBD comes from the cannabis sativa plant. If the plant has less than 0.3% THC content — in accordance with the Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, aka the Farm Bill — it’s considered hemp. If it’s got more THC, it’s considered cannabis, not hemp, which makes it illegal in states that don’t allow medical or recreational marijuana.

Our CBD products use Industrial Hemp derived from the whole plant, and it is grown in Oregon. Our products are legal to sale online and in stores, and you don’t have to go to a dispensary to get them. Visit our online shop or the studio during open hours or find us in a store near you.

Does CBD make a person high?

No. The terpenes, flavonoids and other phytocompounds extracted from hemp plants do not contain the psychoactive compound THC in sufficient quantities required to produce a high. The active phytonutrients and other compounds in hemp oil extracts provide many of the health and wellness benefits of the cannabis plant without the psychotropic effect (the high), allowing you to consume these products while maintaining a clear mind.

What is the correct dosage and strength for me?

Your ideal serving size depends on many factors including your size, weight, and other physiological considerations as well as the desired nutritional or other goals you are trying to achieve. When taking a tincture, for example, many people begin with a serving of 1-2 drops per 10 pounds of body weight, taken orally (swallowed or placed under the tongue for 60 seconds), one to three times a day. The serving size and frequency can be gradually increased or decreased as desired to achieve your goals. Another consideration to be aware of is the phytochemical content of the specific product you are consuming. Adults frequently consume between 5 – 50 mg of extracted hemp oils per day.

Can you overdose on CBD?

No, it is impossible to overdose, but you always want to start small and work your way up when it comes to dosage. CBD also does not come with any debilitating side effects, as compared to most pharmaceuticals and OTC pills.