The Tonic was born in 2017 of little more than a sincere belief in the unique qualities of CBD
and a stubborn, unflinching and growing desire to help others. Kate Henderson and Michelle
Oxley, the Tonic’s founders, both found their way to the product via different routes, but both are
steadfast in their appreciation of what CBD is capable of.
At The Tonic we are not interested in half measures or cutting corners and put the customer
first. In order to provide the best product available, we have sourced and gone into partnership
with the finest Dutch growers whose organic approach and insistence on purity, safety and
quality mirrors our own. In all aspects of the Tonic’s business, from our packaging to the bank
we use, ethical considerations are paramount.
All of our CBD products are what is known as ‘full spectrum’, meaning they contain more than
just CBD and are packed with a full array of Cannabinoids. This grouping is also known as the
‘entourage effect’. In order to obtain the highest quality oil, free from solvent residue and toxins,
a sophisticated method of extraction is required. We favour the supercritical CO2 method which
uses high pressures and low temperatures to very precisely extract the CBD essence.
We want you to join us and be part of our very own wellbeing revolution.
Michelle’s brother Mark suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for 35 years and his only relief from the
condition came via cannabis. Due to prevailing government legislation, this meant that in order
to help her brother, Michelle’s whole family had no choice but to commit an illegal act by
supplying him with it. No-one wants to break the law, but watching a loved one suffer acute
pain, blindness and muscular spasms in the full knowledge that there was a method by which to
ease his discomfort would have felt inhumane.
When her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
and began to display symptoms associated with the disease such as anxiety and paranoia,
Michelle began to research CBD oil in the search for an alternative to the prescribed medication
which was leaving her dad in a virtual vegetative state. The natural, organic nature of good CBD
oil appealed to Michelle who felt a 4% solution would be worth trying. Within two days her dad’s
anxiety had diminished to virtually nothing and her mother, father and her father’s carer all got
their first decent night’s sleep in a decade. Michelle’s family history, coupled with her own
positive experience of CBD have inspired her to join forces with Kate and share this incredible
Having witnessed the benefits of CBD oil within Michelle’s family, Kate was inspired to get
involved and focus her twenty years’ worth of experience in marketing, branding and business
development on creating a CBD product via an engaging, customer-centred and beautifully
presented brand. As Kate’s exposure to CBD has grown so has her passion for and belief in the
product and her desire to create a community around CBD and set the wellbeing revolution in