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The Best CBD Products for Self-Care

December 13, 2019

Have you heard all the buzz about the best CBD products for self-care? Don’t worry, guys, this isn’t a post about pot. Most of you probably know about CBD already, but for those who don’t (and for those who are looking for the BEST of the best CBD products for self-care), read on! CBD, or […]

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Have you heard all the buzz about the best CBD products for self-care?

Don’t worry, guys, this isn’t a post about pot.

Most of you probably know about CBD already, but for those who don’t (and for those who are looking for the BEST of the best CBD products for self-care), read on!

CBD, or cannibidiol, comes from the hemp plant, and yes, it is an ingredient found in marijuana/weed/mary jane/reefer/what have you.  It is also the main ingredient in medical marijuana.

But no, using products with CBD will not make you high or a drug addict, or anything like that.  CBD has slowly but surely made its way into the health/beauty/self-care scene for its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and relaxation abilities.

Because I’m your Self Care Bestie, I wanted to keep you up to date on what started as a self-care “trend,” and is fast becoming a “can’t live without it staple” for many who struggle with anxiety, insomnia, and overwhelm.  Especially those who aren’t a fan of prescription medication (many anxiety sufferers tend to be med avoidant in my experience).

Today, I’m sharing the best of the best (based on reviews) CBD products for self-care.  That said, I’d love to know if you have any go-to CBD products we should know about, so do tell us in the comments!

Prim Botanicals The Releefer Muscle and Joint Gel – One CBD-infused self-care product that has gotten rave reviews is this muscle and joint gel.  Perfect for post-workout relief or, if you’re like me, for the day after a workout when your appendages suddenly feel like noodles.  Do consult your physician before using a product with CBD – they’re safe for most people, but like anything else, there are certain people who shouldn’t use it – in particular, pregnant or nursing women are advised to check with their doctor before use.

 

MASK CBD Sheet Mask – This sheet mask gives a glow to even the most lackluster skin.  It has anti-aging properties and bonus: it only utilizes clean ingredients.  This will bring LIFE back to your complexion, as well as soothe any redness in your skin.

Prim Botanicals Full Body High Lotion – This lotion is perfect to put on just before bedtime…everyone who reviewed it said it seriously helped them relax and sleep so much better!  Not to mention the scent…a mix of frankincense, peppermint, and rose! Bonus: the lotion is light and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy.

Hemp Activ Hemp Relief Cream – You GUYS.  This cream has over 3,500 RAVE Amazon reviews. I’m just gonna let that marinate for a minute.  For real, several people said this cream healed their sciatic nerve pain, and almost all the reviews I read said their pain of all kinds was relieved in 10-15 minutes after applying it!  WHAT THE WHAT.  I have so many clients who deal with pain and I will definitely be sharing this link with them.  Obviously, consult your doctor, but getting this type of pain relief (many even said post-surgery it helped them!) for less than $40 is a-freaking-mazing in my book.

Ultra Premium Hemp Oil – Ok, so $40 still too steep for you?  I get it, it’s the holidays.  If you’re looking for a super cheap way to give CBD a try, look no further than this oil right here.  For under $7, you can Amazon Prime this to your house and be feeling better in 2 days! Over 3,000 people reviewed this product as well and 76% of them gave it 5 stars.  When in doubt, go with the majority’s favorite on Amazon, am I right?

So how do you know if CBD self-care products are something you should try?  Again, run it by your doctor.  The main reason is because it could interfere with some medications you take regularly, and that would be no bueno.  Supplements are awesome, but only if they’re right for YOU.  If you’re having trouble with anxiety, stress, or sleep though, I definitely think a conversation with your doctor about CBD would be worthwhile.

And, like every other type of coping skill, product, or self-care method I teach my clients (and members of My Self Care Bestie), take what works for you and leave the rest!

Ok, tell me your thoughts…have you tried any products made with CBD yet?  Has anything been super helpful (or not) for you?

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