Self-Care with CBD
Let’s talk CBD. Most of you have either heard of it or have used it before, but some of you may be wondering what in the world it actually is.
Often times, a product containing CBD is met with a shy “gasp”, followed by a question of whether or not it’s legal. The short answer is: Yes. CBD, unlike it’s more commonly known sister, THC, is legal*. CBD (or Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound that is extracted from either the cannabis or, more commonly, the hemp plant. Cannabis (Marijuana) plants result in CBD with a high level of THC (which is why it’s illegal), while Hemp plants produce CBD with less than 0.3% THC. This is why it’s common to find products that have Hemp as an ingredient, and not Cannabis or THC. The benefits of CBD are almost identical to THC, except for the fact that CBD will not get you “high”, as it is not psychoactive.
Nowadays you can find CBD in almost anything- food, drinks, tinctures, gummies, skincare products, body lotions, bath salts, and even deodorant! Have a problem? More than likely, there is a product on the market with CBD that can help!
Stressed out or feeling anxious?:
When ingested, CBD can help relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression. If you’re new to CBD and need help relaxing, we highly recommend starting with a tincture, such as this one from Lord Jones. Tinctures (which are simply a bottle with a “dropper” connected to the lid) are most commonly used orally. You can place a few drops either underneath your tongue or straight into a glass of water or tea and feel the effects in as little as 20 minutes. If you want something more fun and casual, gummies are a great way to feel the amazing effects from CBD as well!
Dealing with period cramps or muscle aches?
If you’d rather not pop an advil when dealing with body pain, CBD is a great natural alternative! When applied all over or as a spot treatment, body lotions infused with CBD can help relieve muscle pain, period cramps, and even headaches. If a nice relaxing bath is your thing, we highly recommend trying out these bath salts from Lord Jones. They smell ah-mazing and include epsom salts, essential oils, and approximately 20mg of CBD per scoop. Perfect after an intense work-out, or if you’re just in need of some extra relaxation.
CBD is also great for those who are dealing with:
Inflammation in the body or on the skin (acne)
Razor burn/skin irritation (when used in deodorant)
It has even been proven to help with cases of epilepsy, insomnia, and can provide relief for cancer patients, which is why this plant extract has become a popular natural alternative to traditional medicine and prescription drugs!
Have a question about CBD, or want a recommendation from us? Give us a call or swing by the spa and we’ll do our best to help you make a well-informed decision!
*Products with Hemp-derived CBD (less than 0.3% THC) are legal on the federal level, although some states may have them labeled as illegal. Check here to see what your state law says.