Amid the Coronavirus concerns, anxiety is more prevalent than ever. We are anxious and stressed about what is coming next and with good reason. While most of us are staying in or distancing ourselves, now we are tending to scroll social media and read any such article that can feed our hunger for news. We are anxious and we are stressed. Whilst daily meditation, soothing yoga practices or a walk outdoors can aid in some anxiety relief for some, others have turned to CBD oil to help quieten their body and mind.
While lavender is a beautiful choice for natural stress relief, if you really want to feel the calming effects fast, perhaps consider aCBD oil-based skincare product to soothe those stressed symptoms away.
Hailed as the latest plant-based ingredient in the wellness world right now, CBD oil (or cannabidiol) is fast becoming the go-to stress relief remedy for the busy, anxious and stressed out.
Derived from the cannabis plant, CBD Oil or ‘Cannabidiol’ is a hemp seed oil that extracts the ‘THC molecule’ known to cause a ‘high’ and leaves the relaxed, anti-anxiety compound in.
“Think of it like a quick way to get zen without any bad side effects and with all of the stress-relieving, anti-anxiety, mellow feels”
And it’s got a growing celebrity backing to boot, CBD oil in skincare has already become the most popular stress remedy in Hollywood.
Alessandra Ambrosio swears by it at bedtime for calming anxiety pre-runway shows, Olivia Wilde uses it as a body lotion to soothe her tired body after Broadway shows and Jennifer Anniston praises it as a hero product for relieving pain and boosting her mood.
Science studies also confirm its benefits, with CBD oil found to support anxiety, help sleep disorders and potentially even provide anxiety relief for those who struggle socially.
So how does it work in skincare and what’s the best way to use it to soothe stress? Two words — pulse points.
By applying a product that combines essential oils with cannabidiol to pulse points (such as the wrists or behind ears), it is absorbed by the body directly and has an instant calming and relaxing effect.
When selecting the best product, it’s important to note the ingredient list.
First, make sure it’s pure hemp CBD and that the cannabidiol serum is both doctor-formulated and non-toxic and if possible paraben-free, cruelty-free and with no artificial aromas.
The most powerful CBD oil is one that combines with a citrus essential oil as it works as an anti-anxiety relief and helps reduce feelings of anxiety and irritability while boosting physical and mental energy levels.
For more than everyday stress, feel free to also apply serum to any areas of tension or pain such as muscles, forehead, and neck. And don’t be shy to go wild with it either. As a natural plant-based product free of toxins or harmful ingredients, CBD oil serum can be applied as often as you need!
So repeat after us: breath in, breathe out, and relax….
Photography by: Andre Benz
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