In February 2016, LeafCann® CEO Elisabetta Faenza found herself injured, unwell, and doubting her ability to get back to where she once was physically and mentally. By chance, she happened to live on a property blessed with a range of herbs and flowering plants whose bouquets seemed to fill her senses, lift her spirits, and soothe her mind…
Unable to walk freely around the property, Elisabetta would send her husband out to collect specific plants and sought advice on how to their extract oils. Over time, she learned the nuances of each plant, digging into the history of their alchemical and medicinal use – how ancient civilisations had made use of them in ceremonies, and how they made her feel. Fundamentally, they were helping Elisabetta to heal faster than she thought possible – a significant observation for Elisabetta given that she cannot ingest most oral medications such as painkillers, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics because of a rare condition that she suffers from.
Author of The Energy Code, and a hypnotherapist for over two decades, Elisabetta was well versed in the interaction between the five primary senses and the somatosensory system in the healing process – how sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, movement, symbols, and words aid the journey of recovery – and was intrigued to learn the role that terpenes, the scent molecules of plants, can play in this signalling system. She began to envision a product range encompassing all of these healing modalities, drawing on the entourage effect of botanical molecules, to empower consumers in their own wellbeing journeys.
Elisabetta shared this idea with her old friend and master biochemist, Dr Jaroslav Boublik, who together grew the expert team behind Leafcann® and Cephyra® Activated Oils™. With ingenuity of thought and cutting-edge extraction technology, Leafcann® has gone beyond the potential of aromatherapy in bringing Cephyra® Activated Oils™ to life; a range of ingestible, food-grade essential oils powered by the remarkable properties of terpenes.
With a vision for everyone to Be Better, Naturally™, Cephyra® Activated Oils™ are made to bring your senses back into the centre of wellbeing and represent a mindset to be the best you can be. For more on our Activated Oils™ and the science behind them, check out our About pages and be sure to follow us on social media!