Life—and all of the responsibilities wrapped into it—can really stress us out. Even when it seems like we have everything together, the daily grind can take a big toll. That’s why it’s so important to find time to nourish your body and soul with self-care.
Most of us would love to slip off for a self-care day at a luxurious spa when we’re feeling especially worn out or stressed, but it’s not always in the cards. Between timing and expense, it’s hard to make spa visits a regular occurrence.
But don’t let that stop you. Pamper yourself in your own space with a home spa day featuring cannabidiol (CBD). You can have many of the same decadent treatments you’d find at a spa in the comfort of your own home. Plus, you’ll have the added benefits of CBD, which is known for its ability to:
Since CBD can help you relax, relieve pain and cut down on inflammation, it can be a great way to prepare for a day of chilling out and working on your body. Before you get started with your day of relaxation, try taking a CBD tincture to ease your body into a more relaxed and comfortable state, and do a little stretching or yoga.
I like starting out wit Juna’s Nude tincture. It’s a low-dose tincture (5–10 mg per dose), so it’s great for those who are new to CBD.
Plus, it tastes great. While it’s just coconut oil and hemp extract, this CBD tincture has a rich herbaceous flavor reminiscent of a high-end, herb-infused olive oil.
Put a dropper full under your tongue, and hold it there for 30 seconds to a minute, swallowing whatever’s left. Then spend 10–15 minutes doing yoga or just stretching. If you’ve never done yoga before or want direction, check out the one of the many free yoga videos online.
Combining yoga and CBD is a great way to begin your spa day and start shifting your focus away from your seemingly endless to-do list and on to your body.
After yoga, you may find yourself more in tune with the places in your body that need some extra love and attention. Do you have any sore or tense muscles that need massaging? Pull out a CBD-infused topical, and take some time for a self-massage. You’ll not only get the benefits of a good massage, but also the tension-taming, pain-relieving, inflammation-fighting powers of CBD.
The CBD-infused Essential Oil Trio from Basic Jane is a great option, because it not only includes plenty of CBD, but it also comes in three different scents: Awake, Relax and Relieve. You can pick the scent that fits your mood, and gain all of the benefits of aromatherapy while you work on your muscles.
Once your massage is complete, next it’s time for your CBD-infused facial. And what adds more of a spa-like feeling than sipping on a cool glass of CBD-infused cucumber rose water while you have your facial? You’ll want to prepare your cucumber beverage the night before, putting a pitcher of water with fresh cucumber slices in the fridge to chill.
I like Verte’s Esprit De Rose for this part of the home spa experience, because it’s both a CBD and rose-infused facial mist, and also an edible you can add to drinks. Start by pouring yourself a glass of chilled cucumber water and adding a few spritzes of the Esprit De Rose to the mix. Keep your drink nearby to sip on while you rest with your facial on.
Next, start your facial by removing anything already on your face. Verte’s Micellar H2O cleansing pads work great for this purpose. Then use two to four spritzes of the Esprit De Rose on your face, applying in gentle, upward and circular motions to evenly distribute it.
Finally, take two slices of the chilled cucumber from your pitcher of water and place them over your eyes. Take 10–15 minutes to rest with the cucumbers and facial. There’s no need to wipe your face after applying the CBD. Just let it soak into your skin, leaving it supple, soft and plump for the rest of the day.
Finish off your spa day with a relaxing soak in a CBD-infused bath. First, fill your bathtub with warm to hot water, and then add some CBD oil. You can use Verte’s Elevate Vital Oil. Just add a few droppers to your bath, and let yourself soak in the CBD goodness. Your skin and muscles will thank you.
You can also use CBD soap with your bath while you soak. Made from a high-quality, hemp CBD extract and coconut oil, Wildflower’s CBD Soap is a gentle yet powerful cleanser that can improve your skin’s health sans dryness. It comes in two relaxing scents: vanilla and lavender. So, soak, relax and leave your bath feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
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