Hi, I’m Mike Harmon, The 420 Formulator, and I created this website to collate useful and interesting (I hope!) information in one place in easy-to-read short blogs.

I have been making skincare products for 35 years for hotels, spas and salons. I have also run courses teaching people how to create their own bespoke ranges to make successful businesses. I have always used herbs as part of my “toolkit” because I am a Naturopath.

I have used cannabis for many years and then, some years ago, I had an idea to start including cannabis in my formulations. Herbs are always difficult to work with in creams and lotions (that’s why they are not more commonly used). Cannabis is no different in that respect – if an emulsion is not designed to accommodate that, it can separate or split.

So now you no longer have only greasy coconut butter ointments to use. You can make luxurious, professionally designed skincare products that work really well for their intended purpose. The foot cream I designed is an amazingly effective foot cream – it’s a lot more fun now that I have added cannabis to it. My hand cream has always been a favourite in the spas that I formulated for – now YOU can make it with cannabis as well.

You can use these products for caring for your skin as well as relaxing and enjoying your day. They are also effective forms of microdosing to help you manage pain levels throughout the day.

If you like what you see on this website, please let me know, but more importantly, share the knowledge. That can only be a good thing!