We want to raise £15000 to officially launch our LuvBud CBD drops. We need a suitable unit, more stock and equipment to move forward.

by Cefyn Jones in Lee Mill Bridge, Devon, England

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We are Kirsty & Cefyn

We've spent the last year developing our special LuvBud CBD supplement drops and are on a mission to deliver an alternative to the oil based sublingual CBD/Hemp products that are on the market today. Hemp/CBD has gained attention in recent years for it's ability to help support a healthy lifestyle and we believe we have a game changer.

Unlike with most oral CBD products, we don't use critical CO2 extraction methods and we don't use oil as the carrier. Instead we use an ancient alcohol extraction, using a blend of spirits that is added to vegetable glycerin and water to create a 5% CBD solution with a full cannabinoid profile. This means that with a bottle of LuvBud CBD drops you won't get the bitterness or greasiness that you can find from many oil based CBD products, Instead your mouth is in for a treat with our GREAT TASTING solution meaning you can top up your endocannabinoid system every day without pulling a funny face :) We know we have a quality creation that people love as well as our additional hemp based products which currently include a topical balm and pulse point relaxation roller (with more hemp wellbeing products in the pipeline).

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We are already members of the CTA UK (Cannabis Trades Association) but to move forward we need to expand out of our small cottage and into an industrial unit and make sure that it is fit for food manufacturing . Our tiny cottage with a galley kitchen just doesn't meet the requirements needed, not including, storage space, some additional production equipment for making larger batches, labels as well as product testing and CPD fees (Cannabis Products Directive- to insure high standards and customer safety in the UK market). 

With £15,000, we could achieve all of the above and get a positive foothold in a rapidly expanding market. The world is waking up to a hemp revolution so come join us, we'd love you to be part of the journey.

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This total includes budgets for: 

•Unit rent & running costs for first 4-6 months:

There are plenty of small units available where we live in South Devon. We have been viewing some and have contacts ready for us to apply when the target total has been achieved. We have allowed for appox. 4-6 months rent and rates (depending on costs) and a small reserve in anticipation of any work that has to be done to a unit to make it food safe. 

•Production equipment and machinery (to increase output potential):

At the moment our production capacity is only a couple of litres at a time. We would like that to be in the tens of litres.  Some of our other products employ the drops as a key ingredient so creating more allows for the increased production of all products, whether existing or in the pipeline as well as the potential to have some LuvBud stockists.  

•Supplementing existing stock and packaging: 

With increased output we will need more bottles, labels, eco-friendly packaging etc, We also intend to block buy hemp and other seasonally dependant ingredients as to not get caught out by the growing cycles.

• CPD Fee's (Cannabis Product's Directive)

As part of the new regulations that will be coming in we will need to pay to register annually as a manufacturer and pay for each product to be registered and tested. 

• Marketing: 

We plan to do as much as we can to marketing LuvBud in terms of free editorial, newspaper interviews etc but ultimately it costs to push a product. We've allocated a small initial budget to target key demographics with an interest in hemp/CBD food supplements and for us to be able to consider stockists around the UK to further promote the brand and reach.

•Website Upgrade and hosting: 

Our existing website is very basic- Ultimately we would look to get our website & hosting upgraded. 

• Payment method: 

We currently use PayPal but would like to add additional payment providers.

To achieve these goals would mean that will be an official UK Manufacturer of a CBD food supplement (of which there are but a hand full in the UK). There are a few in Europe and the US who also white label their oils which are simply rebranded and sold on.  We aim to be the main non oil alternative in CBD drops and we would only use stockists as to not confuse our taste with other brands, we also don't believe in over-packaging and finally our product is positioned at an affordable price point. 

Thank you for your time and we hope you join our adventure. You can find us at www.luvbud.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

A place on the Page of Awesomeness.

Pledge any amount and you will get a thank you spot on the Page of Awesomeness which will soon be going up on the www.luvbud.co.uk website. No matter how you help us, we want to be able to say thank you :)

£30 or more

1 bottle of LuvBud, 1 balm, 1 roller.

A bottle of LuvBud drops, a balm and a choice of a Rose, Lavender or Jasmine pulse point roller. This would normally come to £42 The recommended daily dosage is 2 drops twice daily under the tongue and held for 30 seconds before swallowing. LuvBud drops are a food supplement and not designed to be a medicine or intended to treat conditions. Rewards will be sent within 3 months of the target being hit to ensure compliance procedures are met.

£50 or more

2 bottles of LuvBud drops.

2 bottles of LuvBud Drops worth £60 The recommended daily dosage is 2 drops twice daily under the tongue and held for 30 seconds before swallowing. LuvBud drops are a food supplement and not designed to be a medicine or intended to treat conditions. Rewards will be sent within 3 months of the target being hit to ensure compliance procedures are met.

£50 or more

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RANDOM BAGPIPE REWARD!!!

For 50 quid, you can ask me to play a silly or sensible bagpipe tune. We will record it and post it to you via Youtube. If you live in Plymouth and the surrounding area, I'll even come and play a few tunes at your front door if you'd like :)

£75 or more

3 bottles of LuvBud, 2 balms, 2 rollers.

3 bottles of LuvBud Drops, 2 balms and 2 pulse point roller of either Rose, Lavender or Jasmine. Normally £100. The recommended daily dosage is 2 drops twice daily under the tongue and held for 30 seconds before swallowing. LuvBud drops are a food supplement and not designed to be a medicine or intended to treat conditions. Rewards will be sent within 3 months of the target being hit to ensure compliance procedures are met.

£100 or more

4 bottles of LuvBud, 2 balms and 2 rollers.

4 bottles of LuvBud Drops, 2 balms and 2 pulse point rollers of either Rose, Lavender or Jasmine. Normally £150. The recommended daily dosage is 2 drops twice daily under the tongue and held for 30 seconds before swallowing. LuvBud drops are a food supplement and not designed to be a medicine or intended to treat conditions. Rewards will be sent within 3 months of the target being hit to ensure compliance procedures are met.

£150 or more

7 bottles of LuvBud, 2 balms, 2 rollers.

7 bottles of LuvBud Drops, 2 balms and 2 pulse point rollers of either Rose, Lavender or Jasmine. Normally £210 The recommended daily dosage is 2 drops twice daily under the tongue and held for 30 seconds before swallowing. LuvBud drops are a food supplement and not designed to be a medicine or intended to treat conditions. Rewards will be sent within 3 months of the target being hit to ensure compliance procedures are met.

£170 or more

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Only open to CTA registered stockists.

We would like to offer stockist a chance to have a hand in our alternative to most oils. We have had great feedback for our flavour (almost chocolatey with a hint of mint) and for not being an oil based product. 10 bottles of 5%, CPD compliant LuvBud drops for £170. RRP £35 per bottle giving a profit of £180 before VAT. Testers for the first 20 enquiries. Orders will be sent out 2 months after target is reached to ensure compliance is met

£350 or more

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ANOTHER RANDOM BAGPIPE REWARD!!!

Ever find yourself short of a bagpiper for an event, whether a wedding or corporate function? Look no further because Cef the Piper has got your back. If you like the idea of a piper, all you need to know is that I am unavailable on the 4th and 5th of August and the 4th and 5th of December. This is open to residents of Plymouth and the surrounding areas only. This is open for 2 years from the date of funding being released.

£500 or more

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10% discount on LuvBud drops FOR LIFE!!!

Yes, you read that right. You'll get 10% off any future orders of LuvBud Drops for life. The recommended daily dosage is 2 drops twice daily under the tongue and held for 30 seconds before swallowing. LuvBud drops are a food supplement and not designed to be a medicine or intended to treat conditions. Rewards will be sent within 3 months of the target being hit to ensure compliance procedures are met.