The real­i­ty TV star talks about how she got into CBD and why she’s become an advo­cate as she launch­es her own beau­ty line.

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Tayshia Adams may have made a name for her­self on the hit real­i­ty show The Bach­e­lor, but she’s far from being the type of per­son seek­ing fame. In fact, although she got plen­ty of face time on the dat­ing com­pe­ti­tion for the world to see, Tayshia was ill-pre­pared when it came to deal­ing with mil­lions of peo­ple know­ing who she was, judg­ing her every move and, gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, being in the spot­light. 

As one might expect, that kind of expo­sure brings lots of anx­i­ety, which is part of the rea­son why Tayshia began using CBD reg­u­lar­ly — which she’s become a seri­ous advo­cate of. From using CBD oil in things like smooth­ies and sal­ad dress­ings, to car­ry­ing a bot­tle with her to help relax and sleep dur­ing long flights to exot­ic des­ti­na­tions, Tayshia Adams is ful­ly aboard the CBD train.

Tayshia has even tak­en her love of CBD to a new lev­el, team­ing up with a CBD brand called Enjoy Pachama­ma on a soon-to-launch beau­ty line of her own com­ing in the spring of 2020. We got a chance to talk to the real­i­ty TV star about her CBD jour­ney, and why she feels it’s so impor­tant to con­tin­ue to edu­cate peo­ple on the ben­e­fits that she her­self has expe­ri­enced.

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Green Entre­pre­neur: First off, can you talk about what it was like being on The Bach­e­lor?

Tayshia Adams: “Yeah. It was a whirl­wind expe­ri­ence to say the least, but it was prob­a­bly the most reward­ing thing I’ve done in my adult life.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: You used the term “reward­ing.” What’s been the most reward­ing thing for you from the show, whether it was the recep­tion you’ve got­ten, being able to grow your brand or con­nect­ing with fans?

Tayshia Adams: “Hon­est­ly, I would just say I think I tru­ly found myself. Which is crazy, because I feel like before the expe­ri­ence, I was a lit­tle lost. I was going through the motions. I was not real­ly con­fi­dent in myself.

“After the whole thing — I’m on my own, I’m try­ing to — let’s see; I just don’t give the lit­tle things time. You know what I mean? I do things for myself more. I know what I want to spend my time on, espe­cial­ly with the whole CBD and the busi­ness thing. I know I want to be an entre­pre­neur. I want to do that kind of stuff as opposed to just mak­ing oth­er peo­ple hap­py.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: You talked about find­ing your­self and get­ting out of the emo­tion­al side, and again, we don’t know what you were like pri­or to being on the show, but it seems like you’re tak­ing care of your­self men­tal­ly to get to the places where you want to be. What have you been up to since all The Bach­e­lor stuff end­ed? 

Tayshia Adams: “Yeah. I will def­i­nite­ly say one of the coolest things that’s come from it is the brands and the com­pa­nies that I’ve been approached to even work with, which is some­thing that I nev­er envi­sioned for myself. Being able to explore, as in trav­el­ing to dif­fer­ent coun­tries that I’ve nev­er been to, it’s been so incred­i­bly reward­ing, and every sin­gle day I pinch myself that I’m even asked to go on these trips.

“I think the coolest part is that I’m work­ing with peo­ple that I’ve always looked up to and I used, com­pa­ny-wise, since being very young. And now I get to work with them, and it’s crazy to be a part of the team, to be hon­est.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: For you, when you’re trav­el­ing, what’s your secret to fight­ing jet­lag so you can actu­al­ly enjoy the time away?

Tayshia Adams: “Num­ber one, I try to stay up the entire night pri­or to fly­ing. Num­ber two, I make sure to have my CBD oil with me on the plane — which eas­es my nerves and anx­i­ety at the air­port, and also helps me fall asleep and not feel grog­gy after wak­ing up. I don’t take med­ica­tion; ever. So some­thing as nat­ur­al as CBD has real­ly, real­ly helped me and been my side­kick.”

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Green Entre­pre­neur: You segued per­fect­ly, so thanks for doing that! You’ve become a big advo­cate for CBD. Can you talk about when you first start­ed using it?

Tayshia Adams: “Yeah. It was last sum­mer I start­ed using it more fre­quent­ly. I was get­ting a lot of anx­i­ety from being on The Bach­e­lor. It’s hard putting your­self out there and allow­ing the world to be able to crit­i­cize you. With that, it just comes a lot of atten­tion and it comes with a lot of opin­ions that you need to learn how to not let both­er you. But I am human, and it does both­er me, and I got a lot of anx­ious­ness from it, and I wasn’t sleep­ing. So I start­ed using CBD oil just to help me; and it did dra­mat­i­cal­ly.

“With CBD, it’s kind of like — I find it to be like a lit­tle hug, you know what I mean? You just have a lit­tle hug and it just makes you feel calmer.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: How impor­tant is it for you to be part of some­thing like CBD?

Tayshia Adams: This is the thing: it’s very com­mon for peo­ple who go on The Bach­e­lor to find fame and be in the spot­light, which is fine, but that was def­i­nite­ly not the case for me. So, I don’t want peo­ple to just see me and be like, ‘oh, she did the show, so now she’s just work­ing with brands.’ I want to be part of things I only believe in.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: Exact­ly. So how impor­tant is it for you to real­ly make sure you’re edu­cat­ing peo­ple about CBD and giv­ing them the right infor­ma­tion? For bet­ter or worse, whether you want­ed to or not, you’ve become this pub­lic fig­ure help­ing inform peo­ple about how this stuff can help.

Tayshia Adams: “I was ner­vous about tak­ing on that bat­tle, I will def­i­nite­ly tell you that much. I was ner­vous about talk­ing about CBD on my Insta­gram because I did not want peo­ple to asso­ciate that with weed, so I was very hes­i­tant how peo­ple were going to take it.

“But I def­i­nite­ly think that I’m in the right space, at the right time. I def­i­nite­ly love being an advo­cate for CBD. I’ve nev­er seen a neg­a­tive side effect from it. I know I can’t nec­es­sar­i­ly say that, but I’ve nev­er seen some­thing neg­a­tive come out of it. It’s only helped peo­ple that I’ve seen.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: There are many mis­con­cep­tions about CBD. What would you tell some­one who’s hes­i­tant about try­ing CBD for the first time?

Tayshia Adams: “CBD is not weed, and you are not going to get a head high. That is THC. CBD is com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent.

“Even for myself, before I knew any­thing about CBD, I asso­ci­at­ed it with weed. So I under­stand the mis­con­cep­tion because I was one of those peo­ple as well; but it’s all about edu­ca­tion. CBD is very new to a lot of peo­ple. Drugs have a bad con­no­ta­tion any­way, but I don’t think CBD should be con­sid­ered that at all.”

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Green Entre­pre­neur: We know you’re real­ly involved with a CBD brand called Pachama­ma, can you tell us how that came about?

Tayshia Adams: “Yeah, their CEO, Bran­don Stump, and I were old neigh­bors. He hit me up one day and he’s like, ‘I have some­thing real­ly excit­ing I want to talk to you about. You should come by the office. I think it’d be cool just to chat.’

“So I went to Pachama­ma, real­ly not know­ing any­thing, being very hes­i­tant, being like, ‘I’m not going to get into this space — because, again, I was une­d­u­cat­ed. Then he talked to me about it and he explained CBD, so that’s real­ly how I got start­ed, by just hav­ing a sim­ple con­ver­sa­tion.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: And now you’re doing beau­ty line with them?

Tayshia Adams: “Yeah, it’s going to be called ‘Tayshia’, so it’s my own line. I’m part of the entire process — because I feel like the last thing you’d think of doing is putting the CBD in your hand and just putting it on your skin.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: Can you describe the process a lit­tle bit?

Tayshia Adams: “Yeah! In doing a lit­tle bit of research with CBD, I also found that, not only does it have a lot of inter­nal ben­e­fits, but it also has a lot of exter­nal ben­e­fits on your skin. Being that I do love beau­ty and I’m always try­ing some­thing new — but I’m also very care­ful as to what I put on my skin because it’s very sen­si­tive — I found that CBD helps with a lot of inflam­ma­tion of the skin, as well as cell turnover, and has anti-aging ben­e­fits.

“So, one day I did start­ed putting it in my mois­tur­iz­er before going to sleep, just to see if any­thing hap­pened. I found that my skin’s tex­ture was great, and I saw some reduc­tion in some of the red spots on my skin. I just start­ed using it every sin­gle day, and it real­ly start­ed with my skin health.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: Can we get a lit­tle bit of a tease on when it may be drop­ping?

Tayshia Adams: “Well… [laughs] I would say spring. Spring 2020, we’re going to have your face look­ing fresh, how about that?”

Green Entre­pre­neur: Now that you’re involved in the CBD indus­try, how do you find unique ways to engage with fans about it on social media?

Tayshia Adams: “I’m just incor­po­rat­ing it in my every­day lifestyle, and I’m just show­ing peo­ple how I do so. It can be as sim­ple as putting it into my cof­fee first thing in the morn­ing to show how it kind of helps.”

“I also make pro­tein smooth­ies quite a bit as a meal, and I incor­po­rate some CBD into that. In my yogurt bowls, I use CBD as a snack. I’ve made a chia pud­ding break­fast before and put my CBD in it. With sal­ads, it’s amaz­ing to use CBD in sal­ad dress­ing. You can make a fresh sal­ad dress­ing with­in two min­utes, keep it in the fridge, have a lit­tle CBD in there, and there’s your lit­tle intake of CBD. It tastes amaz­ing.”

Green Entre­pre­neur: Last­ly, what have you found to be the biggest ben­e­fit to reg­u­lar­ly using CBD?

Tayshia Adams: “It’s my anx­i­ety and my sleep. I use it dai­ly. But I also think it’s real­ly impor­tant to also say that I’ve nev­er real­ly con­sid­ered myself a per­son with anx­i­ety. I know that that can be a med­ical con­di­tion that’s way big­ger than some real­ize. But I def­i­nite­ly expe­ri­ence a lot of anx­ious­ness, and CBD real­ly, tru­ly has, helped me.”

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