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A Natural Solution

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

Quality products and a compassionate team will guide you on your journey to health

By Jillian Chandler

Photo Courtesy of Kennedy Pew

Authentic Botanicals was introduced to North Idaho in January of 2018 by Blair Walton and Kelly Costello. With a mission to help people help themselves with plant-based medicine, their high-quality, hand-crafted botanical CBD formulations are intended to do just that!

Each product is crafted by the company, where they carefully formulate and select all of the ingredients that go into each product they sell. “One of the most important things to consider when selecting a hemp-derived CBD product is quality,” affirms Kelly.

Though not organically certified as a business, all of their ingredients are USDA-certified organic.

“This is important to us, as we produce all of our products with our own families in mind, which means we never use harmful parabens, preservatives, dyes or synthetic flavorings and fragrances,” Kelly says. Their CBD is lab certified, and they are always willing to provide lab results on the request of their clients.

Life and loss is what led Kelly on this path to natural healing solutions. After losing her daughter in 2014, Kelly’s autoimmune disease flared out of control, landing her in the hospital. Within months of intervention by physicians and pharmaceuticals, she was diagnosed with drug-induced Lupus. “This is when I made the decision to return to what I knew best—nutrition and herbs,” she recalls.

Kelly began by making her own topicals and oil blends, and shifted to an all-organic diet and plant-based health regimen. Within three months, and for the first time in 40 years, she was off of her medication. In the meantime, Blair and her husband Brett were busy building their legal cannabis business in Liberty Lake, Washington, but wanted to expand into the CBD market. After meeting through a mutual friend, Blair and Kelly immediately put their ideas to work and, as they say, the rest is history!

“We are passionate about all aspects of plant medicine and love nothing more than to empower people to take control of their own health,” Kelly says. “When we meet with clients, we take the time to listen to their challenges and provide solutions—not just by promoting our products to them but by going the extra mile to offer potential solutions that we have had success with in our own health journeys.”

Though Idaho is still in the process of legislating hemp and THC remains prohibited in the state, Authentic Botanicals has formulated all of their products with both isolate (zero THC) and full spectrum. “All of this can be confusing, which is why we offer free consultations, so that people can decide what is best to serve their particular needs,” affirms Blair. Isolate products are available on-site at their Hayden, Idaho, location, but all formulas are available in full spectrum on their website,

Authentic Botanicals is proud to be one of the few companies that has incorporated cannabigerol (CBG) into their product lines. CBG, which is currently being studied for a variety of therapeutic applications as a neuroprotective agent, is not found on the market as easily as cannabidiol (CBD) due to its high cost. “Our CBG oil blend is one of our best sellers, and many of our clients use it for a variety of reasons,” affirms Blair.

Blair and Kelly are grateful for the opportunity they’ve been given to help guide others in their wellness journey. Along with their business partners, they feel it is a privilege to be able to help others come to the realization that they can largely control and positively impact their health by what they consume and put on their bodies. “Many of our clients come to us as a ‘last resort’ on their health journey,” states Kelly. “They have seen specialist after specialist to no avail and are still looking for answers.” And at Authentic Botanicals, they hope to help you find the solution.

Since opening their doors, and their hearts, the dedicated and compassionate team has helped many clients who are suffering with autoimmune disease, cancer and other serious ailments. “Nothing makes us happier than hearing they are seeing good results by using our products,” smiles Kelly.

For those seeking healing through natural solutions, Blair and Kelly invite you to call today to schedule your free consultation.

Authentic Botanicals, LLC 866 West Hayden Avenue Hayden, Idaho 83835 509.919.0124

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