The hype about CBD is real. We love it, around 1.3 million people in the UK alone love it and we’re pretty sure you’re going to love it too. That’s one thing many of us have in common. Something that’s a little more individual about the CBD experience though, is how you use it. CBD oil is probably the most famous method of use – an easy-to-use dropper for quick, efficient sublingual absorption into your system. But this is by no means the only way you can incorporate this body-balancing supplement into your lifestyle. Here are nine different ways you can give CBD a try, to find the routine that works best for you.
If you’re into multi-tasking products which get to work on problem areas right off the bat, a great CBD balm is just the thing you need. Topical application with an oil base like this means that that you can use CBD for localised relief on and directly under the skin, through the tissue layers and even deep down into the endocannabinoid receptors found on muscles all over the body.
Most CBD balms are well blended with natural oils, such as coconut oil, hemp oil and vitamin E oil, to assist with absorption and to also provide additional soothing, moisturising benefits. Apply to your skin, lips and even flyaway hairs when you’re in a pinch!
Unlike CBD balm, a CBD lotion is a considerably lighter product to use on the skin, as it contains a high content of water and low content of oil. If you fancy trying CBD out for its incredible skincare properties, this is an excellent option as you can slather on lotion all over without feeling greasy.
A deep, hot bath is a wonderfully relaxing experience as it is, but throw a CBD bath bomb into the mix and you’ll take your ‘me time’ to new heights. The skin is a permeable surface, meaning that what goes on will inevitably go in. So, when you soak in a CBD-loaded tub you can expect any muscle, joint and skin inflammation to ease and your mind to feel seriously soothed, thanks to the speedy interaction with your endocannabinoid system.
If your hands are in need of a little TLC, look no further than CBD soap. The skin is our protective layer and it’s essential to keep it in good working order by maintaining a healthy balance of natural oil for a waterproof barrier.
Overworked or over-washed hands are particularly susceptible to this barrier becoming damaged, but CBD soap can help repair this by strengthening what’s called endocannabinoid tone. This direct bolstering and rebalancing with CBD soap helps the skin on your hands produce what it needs to come back into a healthy state – vital for maintaining normal function of the skin and reducing inflammation.
A CBD roll on is an indulgent way to enjoy the powers of CBD and aromatherapy whenever you need it. Simply apply to your wrists and temples, breathe deep and allow the balancing oils to sink in. One of the best things about this form of CBD is that you can choose different blends to suit your needs. From deep calm to bright focus, this is one to carry with you, day to night.
Circling back to the old faithful – CBD oil always has been and probably always will be the most popular way to use CBD. Taking a drop at a time means that you can figuring your personal dosage. Discreet ease of use, wherever you are, means that you can micro-dose throughout the day. And of course, getting CBD straight into your bloodstream means it can get to work, fast, wherever and however your body needs it.
If you love the idea of a gradual glide into equilibrium, give CBD capsules a go. Unlike a CBD oil, which you’ll start feeling the effects of in 10 minutes or less, capsules take around 90 minutes to work their way up and that makes for a lovely, subtle enhancement to your day. They are flavourless and higher potency than most other CBD products (although the digestion process cuts this down by quite a bit) so you’ll only need to take one or two in the morning to see you through.
Eating your CBD in the form of gummies, chocolates, mints or even culinary oil favourites like olive oil and chilli oil has got to be one of the most enjoyable ways to get your daily dose. Although, like capsules, the bioavailability of edibles is lower than an oil or vape (due to the digestion process), some people prefer the gentle lift and love the variety of ways you can use CBD in snacks and meals. Gummies are delicious and the perfect pick me up in that mid-afternoon lull, while the fats found in CBD chocolate bars make absorption a whole lot easier for the body.
While you’re all in lockdown across the UK, chances are that many will be making the most of the immune boosting benefits of sex. We highly recommend ordering something from our sensual CBD range to make this homebound pastime all the more fun! Using a CBD massage oil or CBD lube will help you to totally relax, reduce any pain or muscle contraction and boost libido. No bedroom is complete without it!
Believe it or not, these methods for taking CBD are just the tip of the iceberg and experimenting is all part of the fun. We’ve got an impressive range to choose from, so enjoy!
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