CBD, or cannabidiol, is a great way to relax and chill out. It’s also a great thing to incorporate into your self care routine!
What’s better than a self care routine?
A self care routine that calms you, of course!
So, what are my mind blowing ways to incorporate CBD into your self care routine? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.
4 Mind Blowing Ways to Incorporate CBD Into Your Self Care
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a method a lot of people, including myself, use to calm our anxieties. I use this in tandem with prescription medication, because sometimes it isn’t enough.
Good mental health is something I’m trying to keep going, and having a self care routine is something that definitely can help. I currently don’t have a self care routine, which is causing me some problems, but I’m working on that in my own time.
Adding CBD to your self care routine is a no-brainer because you’re trying to use this to relax, to recoup, and to recharge yourself for the coming day or days. Using something that helps with calming is a great way to enhance the experience.
However, I will highly suggest that you consult a doctor before using CBD products. You never know if something you are prescribed will interact with it and cause problems. So, please consult a professional before taking any of these tips into account.
Here’s a quick recap on the types of CBD there are:
- CBD isolate means pure CBD, no other cannabinoids or other naturally occurring substances like flavonoids or terpenes.
- Full spectrum CBD means everything that occurs in the hemp plant alongside the CBD, including trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids such as CBG (cannabigerol) and antioxidant compounds.
- Broad spectrum CBD means no THC is detectable. Trace amounts of THC can be detected in full spectrum CBD, but must fall below 0.3% in order to not be considered active. [x]
To add to that, there are also other things to take into consideration with your CBD products as laid out by health.com
These are some of the most important considerations when selecting most CBD products, including topicals like a CBD pain cream.
- Quality control: A brand should display recent third-party lab testing results.
- Hemp source: We recommend you buy brands that make products from US-grown hemp.
- Extraction method: CO2 and ethanol extraction methods are considered robust.
- Brand reputation: Check out brand reviews for specifics. Brand longevity and size can be relevant, but some newer, smaller brands are serious about quality, too.
- Strength/potency: No clinical consensus exists yet to inform dosing. Depends on your personal needs and pain response. Hemp topical products vary in CBD milligrams per ounce.
- Type of hemp extract: Full-spectrum (whole hemp plant extract, contains some THC); broad-spectrum extract (full spectrum of cannabinoids minus THC); CBD isolate (just CBD). [x]
CBD Bath Bombs
Yes! There are CBD bath bombs now!
So, if you’re sore from the week’s drags and downs, pop one of these in your bath for a fragrant way to soothe your muscles.
I don’t have a tub that’s worthy of baths (I’ve tried, it doesn’t fill enough) so I haven’t been able to give this a try, but it seems logical. It’s a topical way of experiencing CBD. However, there are no definitive studies done about CBD bath bombs, so for all I know you might be paying a lot for something that doesn’t work.
According to neurogan.com, a site that sells CBD products:
The only scientifically proven part of a CBD bath bomb, is the bath part. In fact, a simple warm bath has been scientifically proven to:
- improve heart health
- help you breathe easier
- calm the brain & nervous system
- soothe muscles, joints, and bones
- improve gastrointestinal health
- help balance hormones
- moisturize the hair & skin
While the benefits of CBD bath bombs have not been proven, the topical & oral use of CBD products have been scientifically proven to provide greater mental and physical well-being.
I would like to give these a try to see how I feel about them, even though it looks like the bath bombs are a bit bunk before I write them off completely.
Topicals are anything you put on top of the skin. CBD topical favorites are lotions and balms. Balms are more common as CBD has the potential to be a pain reliever, and are also common in pain relief products.
There are plenty of places out there that sell CBD topicals. Hell, there’s even a kiosk at my local mall for CBD topicals. But I would make sure to research the companies before I buy a product.
CBD is the new “buzzword” of the year. The word CBD is going to be thrown into everything and may or may not actually have actual CBD in the product.
However, if you’re looking for the best topicals for pain relief, check out this post by Healthline.
I’ve seen CBD lotions, and I’ve been curious enough to give them a try once I have a steady paycheck coming in. There’s a CBD Lavender lotion that looks interesting enough for me from Calm by Wellness. I’m a sucker for most things lavender.
Check out this list from Medical News Today on the best lotions available.
Just adding oral CBD can be something you incorporate into your self care routine.
I vape my CBD because it’s the fastest way to get it into your system. And when I need CBD, I usually need it right now, not when my stomach gets around to digesting things.
But that doesn’t mean you have to as well! There are a ton of options that I spell out for your in my What REALLY Is CBD?: Dismissing the Stigma post. But to give you a short run down:
- Smoke hemp flower
These are all some kind of oral way to take CBD. Look into the best way that works for you!
If you’re not comfortable smoking or vaping, the submlingual/tincture method is probably the most common way people use CBD. It’s also going to be the easiest way to access CBD oil.
I’m going to recommend my favorite CBD merchant, CBDistillery, which I sadly don’t use at the moment because they stopped selling CBD vape cartridges and only sell the juice. I don’t have refillable containers for that just yet.
I’m not an affiliate or any of that, but I genuinely enjoyed their products. I had the best time with their vape carts and they still are the top contender I’ve come across so far.
CBD Skin Care
I’ve always wanted to look into this and it would definitely be the ultimate “adding CBD to your self care routine” for me.
There are tons of companies out there and I would be careful with which ones you go with. Definitely review the company you’re buying from before you make a purchase. Check out reviews and see what other’s have to say about them.
I’m willing to give a serum a try as I think that would be the most beneficial for my skin type, but apparently there are tons of products out there by reputable companies. Check out this Allure list of top products from 2019.
Skin care is a big part of a lot of people’s self care routine, so adding some CBD to that is great!
Why should you incorporate CBD into your skin care?
CBD is shown to:
- Acne Prone Skins: Numerous studies have shown that CBD oil has anti-inflammatory benefits when applied to skin, Research also shows that CBD has the potential to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, possibly due to its balancing effect on the flow of skin’s oil.
- Wrinkles and Anti-Aging: CBD oil also has antioxidant properties.
- Sensitive Skin: CBD has been found to have significant soothing properties. [x]
So when it comes time to order your next skin care product, consider giving CBD a try!
Have you used any of these CBD Self Care tips? Let me know in the comments below!
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