By Carla Selby

There’s no question that CBD is the buzzy wellness product of the moment. Out of nowhere coffee shops are selling CBD lattes, spas are offering CBD facials, beauty companies are rushing to release hemp lotions, and even your grandparents are seen chewing CBD gummies.

Although it may seem like a wellness “fad,” the benefits of CBD are vast, and I know this from personal experience. As someone currently battling two severe autoimmune diseases (Lyme and Graves Disease) I can attest to the wonderful benefits of CBD products for pain management, stress, and anxiety. 

Conveniently located at 4022 Tampa Rd #8, there is Your CBD Store™ Oldsmar, a wellness shop like no other, whose owner’s main priority is to educate people on the health benefits of CBD.

First things first. What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant which has many medical benefits. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive, so it will not make you “high,” as many people mistakingly assume. 

Your CBD Store™ Oldsmar opened its doors in March 2019, thanks to the hard work and dedication of wellness advocate Dori Daniel and her cousin, Emily Kochanski, as well as a silent third party.

From the relaxing light blue hue on the walls and beautiful french country decor throughout the store to the comfortable seating and open layout, Your CBD Store™  Oldsmar makes you feel welcome as soon as you enter. 

“I found many of the CBD stores very dark and intimidating,” says Dori. That’s why we wanted to make our store open and bright. We want everyone to feel welcome, mothers, families, and pets! We’re here to educate you and help you answer any of your questions.” 

“This store is beautiful and clean,” says recent customer and 5-star google reviewers, Cindy J. “Dori is so helpful. I love how the CBD oil has been helping me with my tightness in my left hip. My inflammation is going down. I highly recommend this store. Great service.”

Dori’s background is in Dance and Theater, but her passion for wellness and educating others, and her quest to find ways to naturally improve the body and mind, helped her get to where she is today. 

“I was a performer in New York City for about seven years, and I suffered many dance-related injuries along the way, which lead me to research ways to naturally heal my body,” says Dori, whose thirst for knowledge lead her to obtain a yoga certification and to be submerged in the study of essential oils. “Yoga gives you strength, flexibility, and mind-body awareness. Yoga can help you stay strong without putting added stress on your joints. Essential oils are a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being.”

The more I talked to Dori about her background the more I felt we had a lot in common. It turns out, we both have experienced our fair share of medical struggles, autoimmune diseases, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, etc., leaving us wondering “is this it? or is there something out there that can help me feel better?” 

When you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, you take action. “I experienced a lot of medical problems for a couple of years,” says Dori. “I visited many different specialists until I was finally given a proper diagnosis. They found some precancerous cells that needed to be eradicated. Going through that definitely gave me a lot of anxiety and stress.”

Given her diagnosis and all the physical and emotional symptoms she was experiencing, Dori started educating herself once more on modern alternative ways to naturally heal the body. This time, her search leads her to the wonderful world of CBD.

Dori shared her new knowledge with her family, including her cousin Emily, who was also struggling with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Having both experienced first-hand the incredible results of using natural CBD products, Dori and Emily decided to open a store in the heart of Oldsmar so that they could help others find relief through the use of natural, hemp-derived products. 

Emily, who currently resides in Mississippi, mentioned Dori the idea of opening an affiliate “Your CBD Store™” because they had a fabulous reputation, they were a trusted name, known as the biggest CBD retailer in the country, and because conveniently, their headquarters were located in St. Petersburg, FL.

“We chose to work with a trusted brand,” says Dori. “Your CBD Store™ products are made using only the highest quality, organically grown hemp from Colorado which has been certified by that state’s Department of Agriculture. They use a CO2 extraction process, which eliminates the need for chemical solvents and produces a high-quality, full-spectrum CBD. For our zero-THC products, the CBD is processed again to remove all traces of THC.”

Your CBD Store™ Oldsmar products come in various forms and dosages to meet each customer’s needs and preferences. You can choose from water-soluble, edibles, tinctures, soft gels, vaping e-liquids, and topical applications. “We even have tinctures and CBD treats for pets,” says Dori. “Our products are intended to be used as an herbal supplement and no prescription is necessary. We always recommend our customers to first consult with their primary physician before starting any type of new supplements,” says Dori. 

“Dori is amazing! She is extremely warm and inviting, full of knowledge. You don’t feel pressured to buy anything,” says Victoria M. “Dori was happy to assist me and answer all my questions, no matter how silly I sounded! There are so many different options for whatever ailments or enhancements you need! Even pet-friendly options!”

CBD is for everybody. “All my family uses some sort of CBD product. From my mother to my nana, everyone can benefit from CBD,” says Dori. “Family is very important to me, that’s why I also love this company so much. We’re like a big family. It’s been a true blessing having the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful people. Especially everyone in the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.”

Dori shared that she feels the community has definitely embraced her, and she wants to thank everyone for the warm welcome and support everyone has shown her. “Everyone has been extremely supportive. Many people from the same shopping plaza have stopped by to get to know me and ask me questions about the products, some have even become clients,” says Dori. “We’re already looking to expand.” So stay tuned, because a new exciting adventure is already in the works, as Dori and her team are on the hunt for a new location.

Dori was truly a joy to get to know. As we were wrapping up and I was feeling like we were long lost sisters, she looks at me in the eyes and says, “I’m here to make long-lasting relationships, not quick sales,” I trust she means it, so should you. Dori and her new sales associate Tina are there to “listen to listen, not listen to respond.”

Of course, I didn’t leave before buying my mother, who suffers from severe arthritis, some topical relief cream to score some brownie points.

Make sure to follow Your CBD Store™ Oldsmar on Facebook and Instagram to participate in some exciting monthly giveaways. Stay tuned for the fabulous Thanksgiving deals, giveaways and 20% off discount storewide on Black Friday only. 

Your CBD Store™ Oldsmar is located at 4022 Tampa Rd #8, Oldsmar, FL 34677. (813) 818-8138. Visit  HYPERLINK for more information.