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The term self-care has been thrown around the blogging world more times than we care to think. While self-care has become a new way for brands to sell us more products, at its core, it does have a good foundation. We live in an age of non-stop information — whether it comes in the form of bad news, personal stories, or cat videos. 

Although we desperately need a break from all of this, most of us never stop. It is like we can’t just sit back and do nothing anymore, and when we don’t do anything, it feels like a sin. So yes, self-care may be a trending topic, but ultimately, it is essential for our well-being. 

The best part of self-care is that it is subjective, and it looks different for every one of us, but there is one way we can all make our self-care routine better, and that is with the help of CBD.

What is CBD?

Cannabinol (CBD) is a natural compound with significant similarities to marijuana except for one crucial difference. CBD contains a low THC level — less than 0.3 percent while marijuana can have as much as 30 percent THC. This difference classifies CBD as a safer alternative to marijuana because there is no risk of getting high, paranoid, or overdosing with it.

Naturally, you can always opt for marijuana during your self-care routine. But, if you suffer from anxiety, it may be better to stick to CBD to avoid getting more anxious when you start experiencing those mind-altering effects caused by marijuana.

Although studies on CBD are limited because researchers can only conduct most experiments on animals, they have observed encouraging early data. CBD is proving to be a potent health tool for people who have diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, and other health issues.

CBD is also known to infuse users with a sense of well-being and peace while removing the thoughts and worries that often oppress them throughout the day. With its lack of THC, CBD is the ideal compound to take to incorporate into your self-care routine, whether you are starting your workday or you wish to end it on a more peaceful note. The following are some great ways you can infuse CBD into your self-care routine.

CBD edibles

CBD edibles come in various forms. There are chocolates, gummies, cooking oils; you can even bake pot brownies with CBD-infused flour. Edibles are incredible because they are subtle to take in public, they take a little longer to start working in the body, but then they have longer-lasting effects than other CBD products.

You can take an edible for your self-care routine no matter what you prefer doing. You can do so before going on a long, relaxing walk in nature or head to your balcony to gaze at the stars. 

Edibles are safe to take if your self-care routine involves going to a museum date by yourself, sipping a warm beverage at a café, gardening in your backyard, or before heading for a massage.

You can take an edible to meditate with more in-depth focus or sit and do nothing while practicing the art of being still. 

CBD bath bombs

Going to a spa every week is not something we can all afford, so in comes the bath bomb. Bath bombs are excellent when you want a relaxing bathing experience, but you are on a budget. These luxury balls smell incredible, and they always make our skin so much softer.

With CBD bath bombs, you can take your bathing experience to the next level for a truly relaxing self-care routine. It does not have to be an everyday thing, but once a week, or month, depending on your time, give yourself the luxury of doing nothing and lying in a warm bath while CBD does its job. 

CBD candles and incense sticks

Creating a relaxing atmosphere with light is an easy way to remind your body to relax, and with candles, you can do just this. Whether you are giving yourself a pedicure or meditating, listening to your favorite songs while singing at the top of your lungs, or making time for your hobby, why not light a CBD-infused candle to enhance the mood?

If candles are too much of a hazard for you, try burning CBD-infused incense sticks instead. The latter is safer than candles, and they still give room for the CBD aroma for your body to reap its benefits. 

CBD skin products

For most, the skincare routine is at the top of the self-care routine, and rightly so. The next time your face needs a mask or a hydrating cream, why not try some of the CBD-infused skincare products out there? CBD is a great way to give your skin the antioxidants it needs to remove dullness and nourish it. You can find face masks and moisturizers, and even CBD oil serums. 

CBD diet

Self-care means giving your body plenty of water and nourishing food, and with CBD, you can better arm your body to strengthen your immunity. The next time you are bottling your water, try infusing it with CBD. You can also consider adding CBD to your daily supplement routine first thing in the morning. 

References:

  1. https://www.diabetes.co.uk/natural-therapies/cbd-oil.html
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6387667/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/ 

MamasHealth acknowledges that research on CBD and the effects of CBD on the endocannabinoid system are rapidly evolving and the range of possible findings remains wide. MamasHealth makes no claims that CBD products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease and recommends all individuals consult with their health care professionals prior to using CBD.