How many of us aren’t trying to get more, better sleep? It seems as though every conversation amongst friends begins with moans of stress and exhaustion. Everyone is desperate to get away from their screens and onto their pillow a little easier. Which is why the new line, Dreamwell, from Sagely Naturals, is so exciting. Made for women, by women, the cult brand has gone from strength to strength and recently decided to take on sleep.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Sagely Naturals was founded by Kerrigan Behrens and Kaley Nichol in 2015. Believers in the power of CBD, they got to work on an approachable solution for people who want the benefits of hemp without the psychoactive effects. Employing PhD chemists, state of the art facilities and premium hemp, Sagely was born. We chatted to Kerrigan about the exciting new line.
Tell us about the new line, Dreamwell.
KERRIGAN BEHRENS: Each of our three products is formulated with nature’s most serene offerings, created to help you relax into a peaceful state before sleep. Ingredients like magnesium, melatonin, CBD and Roman Chamomile work to relax the body and calm the mind. We personally love using them together as part of our nightly bedtime ritual.
What inspired this new line?
KB: We created our newest collection, Dreamwell, for those who are ready to look forward to bedtime again. People love our Relief & Recovery and Tranquility Capsules and asked us for a line that would be specific to helping them get a better night’s sleep, which inspired us to create a full line dedicated to helping individuals fully relax before bed.
What's been the best part about building your brand?
KB: It’s extremely humbling every time someone sends us an email or calls us to tell us how our products have changed their lives. The feedback has come from women in their twenties all the way up to women in their nineties so it’s fun to hear their diverse and heartfelt stories. To hear these types of stories makes me feel like we’re being true to our mission, which is to allow people to do more of what they love.
If someone wants to try CBD for the first time, which product should they start with?
KB: The straightforward answer to that question is to try our Relief & Recovery Cream. It’s our customers’ favorite product because of how delightful it is to use - it smells like essential peppermint oil, has a hint of cooling menthol, absorbs really quickly, and feels amazing! For someone that’s never tried CBD before, using it topically can be the most familiar format in which to try it (over something like an oil tincture).
The longer answer is that there are currently no established guidelines for the best method to use CBD, but with an understanding of the various ingestion methods available, your personal needs, and how comfortable you are with each administration you can feel better placed to decide what’s right for your personal wellness journey.
As you would with any other product, start small and gradually increase usage or intake to find your liking. CBD’s cumulative effect is also why we recommend taking our capsules, for example, daily for at least 7-10 days to see (and ideally 30 days!) a difference.
What's the best part about being a female entrepreneur?
KB: Being able to actualize your vision is so powerful. Especially when that vision involves helping people in a fundamental way. I can’t imagine a better motivator than that!
What's next for Sagely?
KB: Founded on the belief that everyone deserves to feel their best every day, we’re committed to creating safe and accessible products to help us all do more of what we love. The Dreamwell collection is our latest effort to meet our customers’ needs and we have more supportive products in research and development now. We develop from a place of compassion and seek to be stewards of wellness, helping as many people as possible along the way.
Photography by: Photography Courtesy of Sagely Naturals