Jasmin Thomas is the founder of Ohana Skincare, a plant-based CBD company that prioritises your wellbeing through skincare products and self care tools.
Ohana products are 100% natural and contain unique formulations that combine powerful plant properties that serve the skin, from seed to self.
Jasmin was diagnosed with MS in 2015. She started using cannabis to alleviate various frustrating symptoms of her condition. Her medical journey led to her professional one, which now allows her to pursue her passions.
In 2018, Jasmin co-founded entOURage Network, a women's empowerment organisation that cultivates a platform for people to engage and explore Europe's legal cannabis market.
Jasmin speaks at conferences and events globally about skincare to self-care.
On December 1st 2015 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which means that I have a degenerative autoimmune disease affecting the nerve endings in my brain and spinal cord.
My first prominent thought (which, I can assure you, was not blasé) was that there’s no point of crying over spilt milk: I’ve always been an ‘everything-happens-for-a-reason’ kind of person and so I will find a natural way to manage my symptoms and get on with it.
I wasn’t able to accept any of the ‘disease modifying’ pharmaceutical drugs I had been offered, so, through extensive research and reading I discovered cannabidiol (also known as CBD).
CBD oil has changed my life – easing a lot of the painful and frustrating symptoms of MS.
The more I researched the diversities of the cannabis plant and its medicinal extracts, the more excited I felt. This knowledge is invaluable and has changed my life. Through having MS I have discovered something that I am truly passionate about and have found, in CBD, an industry where I really feel I can be my authentic self and really help others.
In 2016 I started making balms infused with CBD by hand, in small batches, for friends and family. The feedback I was getting was amazing and soon people I didn’t even know started to get in touch to buy some. Since then, we have developed our first range of 4 products, each one made from natural ingredients and all containing CBD.
Ohana has given me the opportunity to embody everything I care about, using nature to help others whilst protecting the earth, into a range of products. We believe that what you put on your skin is as important as what you put into your body and in a time when synthetic chemicals and pollutants are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives it’s our mission to help people understand what they put into their bodies and the importance of natural ingredients.
Ohana is your home for natural skincare products, skincare and vegan recipes, interviews with amazing people in the industry and everything natural in between.
Seed to self is played on repeat at Ohana. Our mantra means transparency and quality throughout the entire supply chain.
Even our manufacturers control the supply chain from seed to sale -- aka there is no place for pesticides, toxic materials, or subpar conditions.
There is only space for pure, tested, quality grown plant-based ingredients.
We value the people, plants and processes that are required.
Everything from planting to harvesting, analysing and packaging, and distributing to applying is thought through our mantra, seed to self.
Ohana is naturally made and functionally driven. All Ohana products embrace the idea of powerful plant performance. Our products combine the natural and physical world by adding plant-based active ingredients to vegan skincare to boost the strength of each plant’s benefit. It’s not magic, just nature’s science.
Each Ohana product is uniquely crafted to target multiple skin concerns. Our formulations combine a selective mixture of active and key ingredients that synergistically work together. Think about each plant maximising the effect of other ingredients. We bring the plant ecosystem together in a bottle. All of which enhances the overall impact and health of the skin. Nature performs and the skin applauds.
CBD is one of the active ingredients in each product. Adding CBD in particular concentrations boosts the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial effects of our skincare product range. This one ingredient paired with others plant properties adds nutritional essentials for our skin’s balanced, healthy and vibrant appearance.
Ohana is 100% natural. There is nothing alternative about nature, and no reason to opt for synthetic, chemical ingredients. Our CBD isolate is plant-derived not lab-made. We choose natural over synthetic because we choose the planet and sustainability over harmful waste and environmental disruption.
Natural ingredients interact with our human nature. Meaning there aren’t any hormonal imbalances or biological confusion for our bodies. Sourcing natural ingredients means interacting with Mother Nature. Meaning there aren’t any adverse effects for the environment.
Nature wins every time, for us, for you and for Planet Earth, too.