FAQs

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  • What's New?

  • June is our birthday month!

    CALIFORNICA turns one year old this June! We are so thrilled to be celebrating this milestone. A big hug and THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has encouraged + helped us along the way.

    We are meeting our "tribe" one person at a time. Thank you for your support!

    🙏🏼 🎉

  • more farmers markets!

    We're expanding our footprint and popping up all over SoCal this summer... from Playa Vista to DTLA! Our newest locations include Brentwood + North Laguna Hills + Palos Verdes!

    Follow us on Instagram to get the latest info @californica.botanicals

    Not in your area? No worries. Shop online 24/7 and we'll ship it to you!

  • Ingredients

  • Does this have CBD or THC?

    No, our products contain no cannabis or related isolates in any form*.

    This product was created as an alternative to CBD. Many of our friends and family seek pain relief, but are not able to deal with the issues associated with cannabis (and/or hemp).

    We are happy that Californica's CALM treatment oil offers "issue-free" pain relief. That is why we created it. And that is why Californica products will always be CBD-free.

    *According to Medical News Today, there are three types of CBD:

    • Full-spectrum: Includes all parts of the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum products contain less than <0.3% THC.
    • Broad-spectrum: This contains most of the cannabis plant compounds. Unlike full-spectrum, broad-spectrum products contain trace amounts of THC.
    • Isolates: Only contain CBD, with no other cannabinoids or THC. Products that contain CBD-isolates may not produce any notable psychoactive effects.
  • Preservative-free

    Our products are made with clean, plant-based ingredients. We do not use preservatives, fillers, or lab-derived chemicals. We are plant-based, all-natural, and minimalist.

    The fragrance of our product is best-enjoyed within 3-6 months upon opening. We suggest using within 12 months.

    Our carrier oils are luxurious and food-grade, best kept in cool spaces away from sunlight to slow down oxidation.

  • What ingredients address pain?*

    Our formulations thoughtfully include potent botanicals that work together in concert to provide multiple benefits. Many of these plants have been used as traditional remedies for millennia. Key ingredients include:

    • Artemisia Californica (California Sagebrush): This California native plant has multiple benefits including pain management, anti-inflammation, anti-bacterial, and insect repellency. Native Americans used California sagebrush to address various ailments including backaches, arthritis, and muscular strains.
    • Boswellia Sacra (Frankincense): The main active ingredients of frankincense are alpha- and beta-boswellic acid and some other pentacyclic triterpenic acids. Studies have shown that these compounds reduce inflammation. Frankincense’s anti-inflammatory effects may help ease symptoms of arthritis and tendonitis.
    • Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh): Myrrh contains terpenoids and sesquiterpenes, both of which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Certain terpenoids may relieve pain by blocking pain signals to the brain and also reduce the body’s production of inflammatory chemicals. Sesquiterpenes may address the hypothalamus, helping us remain calm and balanced.

    • Salvia Apiana (White Sage): White sage is both antimicrobial and antibacterial. Rich in compounds that activate certain receptors in the brain responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress - and, even alleviating pain. We have the traditions of many Native American peoples to thank for its use. This includes the Lakota, Chumash, Cahuilla, among others.

    • Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood Nut) Oil: Contains ximenynic acid (one of the powerful anti-inflammatory agents found in nature). Soothes joint pain, bruises, cuts, burns, cystic acne & inflammatory skin issues.

    * The statements regarding this product (or ingredients) have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. The information on this website or in email is designed for educational purposes only.

  • How does it work?*

    A. californica contains powerful plant compounds called monoterpenes that relieve pain. Monoterpenes with known pain relieving activity in A. californica include camphor, eucalyptol, camphene, beta-pinene, borneol and thujone.

    These monoterpenes dampen the sensation of pain by inhibiting certain pain receptors located in the skin. These monoterpenes easily break the pain cycle in the skin and provide relief where needed.

    The monoterpenes are rapidly cleared from the skin with little toxicity since they are only present in small amounts. 

    * The statements regarding this product (or ingredients) have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. The information on this website or in email is designed for educational purposes only.

  • Shipping & Delivery

  • Where does CALIFORNICA ship?

    We ship to all states in the US, including Alaska and Hawaii. Shipping to an APO/FPO/DPO address? Email us at orders@californica.com with any questions or help to place your order.

  • Do you ship internationally?

    Not yet, but we’re working on it! Tell us where you want to see CALIFORNICA next. Send a note on our Contact Us page or email orders@californica.com.

  • Returns & Refunds

  • What is your refund/return policy?

    We accept returns on new, unopened CALIFORNICA products within 10 days of your order receipt. Send us a message with your order information to arrange a return.

    Our Customer Care team is here to assist and happy to answer any questions you may have before or after purchase. We want you to feel confident with your purchase.

    Reach out to us (Contact Us page) or email orders@californica.com for assistance. Please include your order number. Thank you!