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5 Summer Tips to Prepare for the Sunny Season

Dragon Hemp



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As the days grow longer and the air gets warmer, it's time to prepare for a season of renewal and joy—summer. This isn't just another season; it's a vibrant period that demands we live fully, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the warmth of the sun. To truly embrace all that summer has to offer, your health and wellness is paramount.

Here at Dragon Hemp, we're dedicated to enhancing both your daily activities and your wellness journey with products inspired by the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, tailored for every lifestyle. While all of our products are designed for holistic health and happiness, let's explore five essential summer tips to prepare you for summer and five complementary Dragon Hemp products that promise to elevate, hydrate, balance, soothe, and restore you this summer.

1. Elevate Everyday without Alcohol

Summer is synonymous with relaxation and social gatherings. While alcohol was once seen as the preferred method to enhance relaxation and celebrations, alike, many have acknowledged that the health risks rough morning afters are no longer worth it. Our Leisure Gummies are designed to elevate your mood and enhance your social experiences without the need for alcohol–or to help you drastically reduce your intake and the dreaded downsides. Infused with a careful blend of high-quality cannabinoids, these gummies offer a delightful, guilt-free way to unwind. 

Whether you're lounging by the pool, enjoying a sunset beach walk, or simply relaxing at a friend’s barbecue, Leisure Gummies provide a gentle, joyful uplift that complements every summer activity perfectly. Picture yourself hosting a summer soiree, sharing these delightful treats with friends as laughter fills the warm evening air. The Leisure Gummies ensure that everyone can enjoy the festive spirit, adding a touch of light-hearted fun without the need for alcohol or as the perfect complement to make that one drink go further.

2. Prioritize Hydration and After-Sun Care

The warm sun doesn’t just feel great, it actually helps your body produce Vitamin D endogenously. Unfortunately, exposure also has its drawbacks, from sun burns to skin again. After a day under the enriching but harsh sun, your skin deserves a touch of soothing luxury. Our Ocean Body Oil offers daily hydration that leaves your skin silky and nourished, in a featherlight formula, that is perfect for warmer summer weather. 

Crafted from a blend of natural oils and traditional herbs with the anti-inflammatory benefit of hemp extracts, this body oil is perfect to expedite after-sun recovery. It absorbs quickly, without any greasy residue, leaving your skin moisturized, glowing, and subtly scented with the refreshing aroma of the ocean breeze. Envision yourself after a long day of surfing or simply lying on the beach, applying this nurturing oil to soothe and hydrate your sun-kissed skin. The Ocean Body Oil not only refreshes but also preserves your skin's elasticity and natural beauty throughout the sunny season.

3. Boost Immunity and Inner Balance

Summer should be enjoyed without interruptions, and maintaining your health and immunity during this active season is crucial. The Wellness Tincture is your daily ally in supporting a robust immune system and achieving inner balance, so you can leave work stress at work and make the most of your summer nights. 

With ingredients known for their immune-boosting properties, this tincture helps ward off the summer cold and ensures your body's defenses are on guard. Integrating this into your daily routine can help keep those unwanted down-days at bay, letting you enjoy every sun-filled day to its fullest. Imagine you’re preparing for a summer of travel—adventures that could take you from tropical forests to ancient city ruins. A daily dose of the Wellness Tincture keeps your immune system primed and ready, ensuring you're never sidelined on your explorations.

4. Expedite Recovery for Continuous Fun

Summer activities can often lead to muscle fatigue and soreness, particularly with the associated extra-hard workouts on the quest for the perfect summer body, so it’s important to prioritize recovery just as much as your reps. Our Cooling Balm is crafted to offer relief and expedite recovery, so you can play just as hard as you work. 

Infused with cooling menthol and soothing botanicals, this balm provides a refreshing sensation that relieves discomfort and accelerates muscle recovery. Apply it to sore muscles or bruises post-workout, after a long bike ride, or following any other strenuous activity to keep your body feeling refreshed and ready for more summer adventures. Cooling Balm is your go-to solution to replenish sore muscles and prepare you for another day of active summer fun.

5. Ensure Restful Nights for Energetic Days

To make the most out of your summer days, you need the best sleep possible during your nights. Particularly when traveling–whether it’s a weekend trip or a long haul journey–a good night's sleep is crucial for energy, mood, and overall health. The Sleep Tincture is specifically formulated to help you naturally unwind both mentally and physically to achieve a deep, restorative sleep. Its blend of natural herbs and cannabinoids promotes relaxation and aids in maintaining a healthy sleep cycle and full nights of rejuvenating rest. 

Our regular customers tout its effectiveness particularly in combatting jet lag, making this tincture a must-have for anyone looking to maximize their summer experience, whether traveling or not. So after a full day of activities, from sunrise workouts to sunset gatherings, the Sleep Tincture is your secret to falling asleep quickly and waking up rejuvenated, ready to seize another vibrant summer day with vitality and enthusiasm.

Embracing Summer with Dragon Hemp

These five Dragon Hemp products are designed not just to accompany your summer but to enhance it profoundly. They each hold the key to unlocking an aspect of wellness that ensures your summer is not only enjoyable but truly spectacular n. Stock up on these summer essentials, and you're ready to embrace the season with health, vitality, and joy.

At Dragon Hemp, we believe in the power of nature combined with the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine to provide you with products that support every aspect of your well-being. This summer, let us accompany you on a journey of wellness that promises to make this season your best yet. Explore our products, embrace the warmth, and transform your summer days into a time of personal rejuvenation and joy.

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Our Story.

Dragon Hemp is the practitioner-founded apothecary that produces plant-based therapeutics formulated with a proprietary blend of next-generation botanicals and time honored herbal remedies.

For people seeking treatments that give relief & address the root cause.

Our herbal remedies are innovative and user-friendly, with wellness benefits that are effective & accessible to everyone.

So you can feel like yourself again.

Our Founder.

Kevin Menard, LAc., is the leading practitioner in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the East End of Long Island, with clientele ranging from business executives and fitness professionals to wellness gurus and weekend warriors.

As he cultivated his practice, Kevin began integrating CBD & other cannabinoids, native botanicals, and herbs into his treatments, addressing conditions like pain, musculoskeletal injuries, insomnia, overall wellness, and so much more. 

Following the promising results from his herbal and CBD-infused treatments, Kevin expanded his work, introducing Dragon Hemp to support patient wellness beyond his clinic's walls.

Our Apothecary.

Our Apothecary in Sag Harbor, New York was conceived as a beacon of rejuvenation and wellness in the Hamptons. Much more than a dispensary, at the core of the Dragon Hemp Apothecary is a commitment to education and understanding the benefits of time-honored herbal remedies synthesized with today’s advancements in cannabinoid research. 

Offering an array of products designed to align with the wellness needs of the Hamptons community, the store seeks to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern applications, making herbal medicine more compatible with our lifestyles today. Our unique apothecary in Sag Harbor not only represents a physical space but also embodies Dragon Hemp's ethos of premium, all-natural, effective wellness solutions, drawing from the rich heritage of the Hamptons and the innovative spirit of New York.

Not your conventional dispensary, our first-of-its-kind retail location, harmoniously balances tradition and innovation with an emphasis on experience and education. We invite you to step inside and let our herbal experts guide you on an exploration of the rejuvenating power of cannabinoids and traditional herbs in a setting that feels both timeless and contemporary.

Designed in collaboration with renowned Alfredo Paredes Studio, the apothecary embodies a sophisticated fusion of old-world tradition and contemporary application. Known for his 33-year tenure as Ralph Lauren Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Alfredo Paredes, a master of crafting memorable retail experiences, helped transform the space into a shining gem of Sag Harbor. Reflecting the premium, natural, and therapeutic essence of Dragon Hemp, every aspect of the store, including the unique furniture pieces from Paredes' line, contributes to an ambiance of refined tranquility and wellness. The design echoes a classic herbal pharmacy blended with a modern aesthetic, mirroring our brand ethos of contemporizing ancient herbal medicine for today’s applications. Read more about our Apothecary design in Forbes.

Standing out on Main Street in Sag Harbor with the glow of our distinctive neon sign, our unique retail store has become a design destination of its own -- beyond just wellness -- in one of the Hamptons’ most popular villages. Whether you’re looking for potent natural therapeutics to tackle pain & inflammation or legal THC products to enhance mood or improve sleep, our apothecary is your safe haven at 108 Main Street.

Our Products.

Our products are formulated to serve the four crucial daily needs most often seen in Kevin’s practice—Essential Wellbeing for comprehensive health, Rest & Restoration to foster rejuvenation, Aches & Pains for relief from discomfort, and Liniments for body care that enhances both physical and emotional wellbeing.

Available in four versatile forms—swift-absorbing tinctures, targeted balms, discreet gummies, and moisturizers—we ensure a suitable choice for every lifestyle and wellness routine.

Our Ingredients.

We carefully select our organically grown ingredients, emphasizing sustainability to protect Earth's biodiversity. 

We believe in transparency in all our processes, from ingredient selection to the methods used by our CBD farmers, who lead the sustainable agriculture charge and concentrate on ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration.

We're not just about products but about nurturing an understanding of traditional herbal practices and helping people make healthy decisions. 

With respect, we introduce newcomers to the benefits of age old herbal wisdom. 

Our aim is a future where well-being stems from nature, combining timeless knowledge with today's research.

Discover the distinctive characteristics of each herb in our Ingredient Index.