Moments | 6/24/2022
Take A Moment with Mello Daily
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About The Brand: Mello Daily is a New York based women-owned brand, whose goal is to help people realize CBD dominant products have an equally important place within the conversation about how we can thoroughly utilize all the health benefits of the cannabis plant. CBD is equally as important as THC especially when it comes to mental clarity and sexual health. 


Mello Daily Founder Boronia took a moment to chat with Etain about the brand and their Mello Caramels and Mello Bottoms CBD Suppositories at Etain NYC. 


What’s the meaning behind the brand name?

It’s to evoke a feeling, a reminder that when you use our products you will feel Mello. When you take CBD you feel calmer, a body bliss comes over your body. Your mind is not affected so you can be productive, you can exercise, you can focus, you can have sex, but you will feel more Mello. 


What made you decide to create the line, especially the Mello Bottoms product?

Painful penetration, anal or vaginal, is common. We don’t talk about it and it is often ignored by medical professionals. In my early twenties I had vulvodynia —a condition that makes penetration incredibly painful. I felt isolated and alone and this experience impacted the love and acceptance I had for myself. I did seek medical attention, but was told to relax more, or just power through it. I wasn’t heard or helped. So I had to find a way through it on my own. Enter CBD… when administered anally it is absorbed by the surrounding area, and immediately increases blood flow and relaxes muscles. Making penetration easier. And the added advantage —your orgasms are better. So it really has changed my life when it comes to sex. 


But what I also discovered is that suppositories are the number one way (after injecting) to get your cannabinoids into your bloodstream. The CBD hits within 5-10mins. And you feel much more of the bliss body effect. About ~70% of anything that passes through your GI tract is thrown away by your body. A CBD suppository doesn’t go through your GI tract. It is absorbed right away by the big veins in your booty. So, it is also an excellent way for you to get about ~90% of your CBD dose for really whatever you are already consuming CBD for —Pain, Inflammation, Stress or Sleep. 


Since starting the brand, what’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned as a women owned business?


That there is room for us all. At the beginning of my career my mentors (female) would be ranked against each other, there was a feeling of there not being enough space for top women and so there would be an underlying competitiveness amongst them. As my career progressed this shift started to happen. We took a stand and said, NO f that, there is plenty of room here. Come on in sister and we will make room for you, we will bring in another chair. THIS is amazing. And it is so true. But it has changed because our mentality as women has changed. And since starting Mello I have seen this, women helping me, women who society would assume are my ‘competition’ and we are so much better for it. So I am really proud that I am female owned, and surrounded by incredible women owning businesses in this space working with me to make this the best it can be. 


And, ASK FOR HELP. Women tend to do it all, we wear all the hats and take pride in being better multitaskers than men. But this is not necessarily a good thing. I have learned that you need to let other people do things for you and let them do it their way. We need to encourage other women to take on less. You may get to your end goal slower, but that’s okay. Give yourself permission to be “in progress”. As that’s actually the growth, the fun and the ride. 


What do you think the Mello products compliment Etain’s medical cannabis products? 

I am a huge THC user. I use it about 5 out of 7 days a week. But I can’t really use it daily in the AM and still have a productive day. This is where CBD comes in. You need both. There is no question for me. I take CBD every single day for my general well being and mental health. And I take THC based products for a deeper heady evening relaxation. 


How do you Take A Moment?

I exercise. That’s my time. That’s my moment. I’m alone with my thoughts doing something I know how to do and have done 100s of times before. It allows my brain to check out and daydream a little and process thoughts I’m generally not able to access when I am focusing on work or being social. I also love to take a Mello Bottom, get in the tub and have a little solo play session. 


boronia at Etain



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