Essential Candy is launching hard candies made by incorporating essential oils. 

Born from an idea to help those fighting cancer, Essential Candy is aptly referred to as "Candy With A Purpose," and is available in both Signature Blends and cannabidiol (CBD) hard candies.

Founded by wife-and-husband duo Tracy and Dean Ernst of Wellington, Fla., Essential Candy was created when Tracey got the idea as a way to help a friend who was battling cancer. The candy, which she saw as a palatable solution to the side effects of chemotherapy, is a vessel to help with the Ernsts' mission to give back to their community and beyond.

Containing no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, Essential Candy is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, low-calorie and low-carb, and is approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for its CBD hard candies. From purified water to natural organic cane sugar, with just two grams of sugar per piece, Essential Candy's ingredients remain true to their original source.

The organic essential oils are harvested directly from growers around the world, who are known for their expertise and masters at their craft. Oils are distilled from plants through low-heat steam distillation or an expression process and are thoroughly tested to ensure purity, quality, effectiveness and the highest safety standards.

Essential Candy's proprietary Signature Blends are offered in the following flavors, which are created to focus on where the body needs support. All of the below are packaged in 3-oz. bags, with 23–25 individually wrapped candies in each bag, and priced from $10–$12:

Baja Blend

Flavor: Lemon, Ginger, Black Pepper, Turmeric and Cayenne

Benefits: May help to relieve congestion, digestive issues, and cold/flu

Clarity Blend

Flavor: Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary

Benefits: Soothes the throat, may help to relieve congestion and open airways during allergy season, and provide headache relief

Digestive Blend

Flavor: Lemon, Ginger and Peppermint

Benefits: May help to relieve nausea and digestive issues

Greg's Blend

Flavor: Lemon, Lime and Spearmint

Benefits: May help protect against viral and bacterial infections, in addition to restoring overall health

Mind Body Soul Blend

Flavor: Copaiba, Clove and Cinnamon

Benefits: May help with pain relief, indigestion, oral issues and inflammation

New Day Blend

Flavor: Peppermint and Tangerine

Benefits: May help with congestion and soothing a sore throat.

Uplifting Blend

Flavor: Orange and Lavender

Benefits: May help to reduce stress and provide an uplifting mood

Wellness Blend

Flavor: Elderberry and Lemon

Benefits: May help to boost the immune system and relieve congestion

The Variety Blends Pack 1 (Digestive, Baja, Mind Body Soul, and Wellness) and Variety Blends Pack 2 (Uplifting, Greg's, New Day and Clarity), both in 1.6-oz. bags, are sold for $5. 

Essential Candy's CBD line of hard candies, which is approved by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, third-party tested, and features 10mg of CBD Isolate per piece, include Signature Plus CBD with Mandarin ($19), Signature Plus CBD with Peppermint ($19), and Signature Plus CBD with Lemon and Ginger ($19). The CBD candies are available in 1.6-oz. bags each containing 12–13 individually wrapped hard candies.

As part of the company’s “Get One Give One” initiative, for every bag of candy purchased, Essential Candy donates a bag to cancer support groups.