We make clean, whole-plant cannabis skincare for beautiful skin and medicinal salves to help your body heal itself.
Green Bee Botanicals was founded by Bridget May, a botanist and chemist who left the biopharmaceutical industry to pursue her passion for cannabis medicine. She hit the motherlode when her studies led her to the amazing human endocannabinoid system, which oversees pain, stress, skin, the gut, the immune system, metabolism, mood and more. “The fact that we each have a natural system that binds perfectly with phytocannabinoids — including THC, CBD and the 80+ other cannabinoids in cannabis — is nothing short of astonishing; it is the key to understanding the natural healing powers of cannabis,” Bridget says.
From there, she leveraged her knowledge of plant medicine, her biology degree, and her biopharmaceutical experience to formulate her first cannabis skincare product: a face serum that went on to win Best Cannabis Topical in a 2018 state-wide competition. Bridget’s story is a classic entrepreneurial one: she invested her savings in her side-project while working full-time as an analytical chemist; her friends tried her serums, creams and salves and fell in love with them; they told two friends and they told two friends and Instagram told the rest of the world (hello #cannabisbeautymovement); dispensaries and delivery services in California caught the buzz; and Bridget quit her day job and went all-in to launch Green Bee Botanicals.
Launched in 2015 as Little Green Bee and rebranded in 2019 as Green Bee Botanicals, we’ve been called both a “legacy cannabis brand” and a “gateway brand” for customers new to cannabis. And because philanthropy is important to us, we’ve built it into the very core of our business, donating a significant percentage of all Green Bee’s profits to fight climate change and social injustice, and to support wildlife and clean water for all.