Article by Sophia Kercher, LA Weekly
The night Dahlia Mertens first dropped some marijuana leaves in her bath was a revelation. “I couldn’t believe how relaxed it made me feel,” Mertens says. Soon after she created her signature “hash bath” mixture. “It’s essentially a big tea bag of cannabis mixed with lavender, chamomile and peppermint and some bath salts,” Mertens explains.
The “hash bath” is part of Mertens’ Colorado-based Mary Jane’s Medicinals topical product line, which she founded in 2010. Mertens currently works with a growing number of Los Angeles dispensaries that offer her non-psychoactive, marijuana-infused massage oil, lip balms, salve and bath products.
“People love it. You drop it in your tub like a big tea bag and you brew yourself in a big cup of cannabis you soak in,” she says. “I say on the bag that the effects include a ‘tingling, mild euphoria and a sense that world peace is possible.’”