This might not be the year to throw big parties, but that doesn’t mean that this holiday season is going to be a cakewalk.
There’s still likely to be a lot of shopping, cooking, and visits with family in your near future. And you or your loved ones may be dealing with some added 2020 stresses related to health and financial worries.
That may be why more people are turning to CBD in this unsettled year than ever before. Many find that just a few drops of CBD oil can help them stay calm and relaxed. But CBD can be just as effective in the form of CBD bath bombs, CBD gummies, and other products that you can use in a soothing ritual whenever you get a chance for some “me” time.
So let’s look at some of our favorite ideas for how you can use CBD products to help relax and unwind this holiday – or any time.
Take a CBD Bath
Baths are an ever-popular way to mellow out, and their warmth is especially welcome on these cold winter nights. And adding a CBD bath bomb can make the experience even more relaxing.
cbdMD’s CBD bath bombs are made with essential oils that provide different aromatherapy options. Many people find lavender to be especially calming, so naturally we called our lavender-scented bath bomb Relax. And since frankincense was one of the gifts of the Magi, our Romance bath bomb might also help put you in the holiday spirit.
On this blog we’ve already discussed at length our tips for a relaxing CBD bath. Give yourself a good 30 minutes to absorb the full benefits of the soak. Subdued lighting, pleasant music, a good book, and/or an adult beverage can all help put you in a calmer frame of mind.
Pop a Sweet CBD Treat
Baths are great, but they also can be time consuming and, of course, require access to a good bathtub. What if you’re out running around and need some of that CBD goodness on the go? Packing a bottle of CBD gummies could be just the ticket.
Not only does the CBD help you chill out, but the sugar can be of some benefit too. The carbohydrate charge releases serotonin in your brain, which sparks feelings of calm and well-being. So the reason you love sweet stuff isn’t just the taste!
If you want to add some nutritional value on top of the sugar rush, our CBD gummies with vitamin C provide that extra wellness support that we all need right now, especially in the winter.
Have a Nice Cup of CBD Tea
Sipping a hot drink can be like taking a bath on the inside. The heat dilates your blood vessels and helps your muscles relax. And of course, if you’re coming in from wintertime shopping or snowball fights, it’s extra important to properly warm up.
A cup of CBD tea is a great way to both warm up and chill out during the holiday season. It provides some caffeine to keep you going (how much depends on the type), but doesn’t get you as wired as coffee. And if you’ve been overindulging lately, a nice CBD detox tea can help cleanse your system and support good health.
For ultimate relaxation before you turn in for the night, try a non-caffeinated herbal tea with our minty CBD PM sleep aid. It includes melatonin, a hormone that naturally signals to your body that it’s time for some shuteye, along with familiar sleepytime herbs like chamomile, valerian root, and passionflower extracts.
But really, you can add CBD oil to any hot drink you like – coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider, hot toddy, you name it. Just be sure to choose an appropriate flavor of oil to go with them!
Get a CBD Oil Massage
There are professional salons where you can get a CBD oil massage, but if you’ve got an obliging friend or relative it can be even more fun and relaxing to do at home. You can use straight CBD oil or a CBD lotion to reduce friction while absorbing the CBD benefits through the skin.
If you’ve got an especially stiff or sore spot, rubbing in some CBD Recover can help. It’s a CBD cream enhanced with histamine dihydrochloride, a topical medication that increases blood flow and temporarily relieves aches and pains.
Mix and Match!
There’s no reason you can’t do more than one of these things at a time, of course. If you want to soak in CBD bath bombs while sipping CBD tea and munching on CBD gummies, go for it! We’ve got bundles just for that.
And if you want to share the relaxing benefits of CBD with your friends and family, check out our holiday gift guide to find CBD products for everyone in your life – even your pets!