Ah, the holiday season. That magical time of year when the world feels like a snow globe, twinkling lights awaken our inner child…and our stress, anxiety, and inflammation are through the roof. If the holidays have you feeling more manic than magical, full spectrum CBD may be the best gift you give yourself this year.
Here are our top picks for keeping calm for the holidays with CBD.
A CBD refresher
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant, which is part of the Cannabis sativa family.
CBD is non-psychoactive, so it will not give you the feeling of being “high” like its cannabinoid cousin, THC. However, CBD does work within our own endocannabinoid system, which governs such complex functions as metabolism, stress and anxiety, pain, sleep, reproductivity and more.
CBD has been shown to respond within the body’s endocannabinoid system to help obtain better sleep, calm inflammation (including in the skin), and soothe feelings of stress and anxiety. In short, CBD helps the body maintain homeostasis, or a state of balance.
Try a CBD tincture while you travel
Traveling for the holidays? While we love a full spectrum CBD tincture any day of the year to help keep us calm and collected, the stress of holiday travel, especially this year, has us reaching for our favorite hemp-derived CBD tincture to help calm stress caused by large crowds, short tempers, delayed transport, and cancelled flights.
If any of this sounds like enough to raise your cortisol levels, consider packing a CBD tincture in your travel bag. The 1 oz. bottles are easy to stash in your carry on, and the sublingual, or under the tongue, delivery method means all the benefits of the CBD will reach your body in a timely manner—and that may mean feeling less stress, sooner.
Take these CBD gummies to bed
Who doesn’t want an excuse to eat something sweet this time of year? Holiday travel may mean crossing time zones, being put on someone else’s schedule, or just feeling wired enough that sleep feels downright elusive.
Enter these CBD gummies, which are a sweet treat with a purpose—to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
We love the melatonin-free formula for its ability to ease us into slumber and help keep us there, without the feeling of grogginess in the morning.
Plus the combination of CBD and CBN—or cannabinol—both powerful cannabinoids, work in conjunction for more meaningful impact on sleep, fighting inflammation, and easing pain.
Soothe skin with these CBD skincare products
Whether you’re catching a flight, boarding a train, braving traffic, or walking to your holiday gathering, the combination of seasonal weather changes, dry indoor heat, and foods that might be delicious but are also inflammatory can all add up to skin that looks lackluster, dry, or even broken out.
Full spectrum CBD works to combat all of these skin symptoms, thanks to its naturally occurring anti-inflammatory and powerful antioxidant benefits. Plus, CBD is thought to help regulate our skin’s oil production, making it effective for many people in preventing breakouts.
We love our MASK CBD Skincare’s CBD sheet masks for their powerful doses of full spectrum CBD and organic natural ingredients what work synergistically with skin to bring it back to a state of radiant equilibrium. Apply one of these on the plane or train, and arrive to your destination looking aglow with calm, moisturized skin.
Looking for a full spectrum CBD skin care product you can integrate into your daily routine? MASK CBD serums penetrate deeply to balance and care for skin at the source. Plus, the weightless formulas deliver all the benefits of CBD while still playing well with your other skincare products and makeup.
And did we mention that with their infusion of organic botanical ingredients, they smell amazing?
Get mistletoe-ready with CBD lip balm
Last but not least, pack the All Is Calm CBD Lip Balm in your travel bag to keep lips soft, smooth, and happy.
Our lips have the highest concentration of endocannibinoid receptors in our body, so you can moisturize lips with the nourishing blend of emollient olive, avocado, and apricot oils while benefiting from the full spectrum CBD.