Mom’s Guide To CBD

Photography: Laura Morsman Photography

Have you tried CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil comes from cannabis (yes, marijuana) and it’s definitely having a moment, y’all.

Here in Austin, CBD shops are popping up on every corner and CBD empires are being launched. For instance, HUGS Wellness (advocates of self-care & ingredient transparency) is headquartered here in Austin, among many other CBD companies!

I’ve seen CBD coffee, CBD chocolate, even CBD lube! To be clear, right from the get-go, there are a couple basic things to note: CBD is non-psychoactive (it will not get you high) and it is completely legal to buy & use in Texas.

CBD is most commonly associated with reducing inflammation which can be the source of pain, fatigue, and anxiety. Earlier this year, Forbes reported that the CBD market is predicted to reach $20 Billion by 2024.

So, CBD for Moms – it’s awesome, I love it, you should try it. Let’s cover how & why to use it:

CBD Oil: The original & most commonly seen form of CBD is tincture-style…drop a little under your tongue, let it sit a minute, and then swallow. If you’re new to CBD, this is the perfect place to start. People have turned to CBD oil to help ease a multitude of issues, including chronic pain and non-clinical depression. I use the tincture when I’m feeling anxious and it seems to settle me for the rest of the day. I feel as though this form is more for general-use/whole-body healing. After trying a few oils that had a super acidic flavor & yucky aftertaste, I found one of my favorite brands: Fine Healing Goods (pictured far left). Their Wellness Drops contain organic, sun-grown, full-spectrum Colorado hemp extract. Plus, I think this part’s the kicker: they use coconut oil (MCT) as the carrier oil, as it is high in good fat which allows for better absorption.CBD oil

Young Living, through Nature’s Ultra now offers CBD products as well with 0 THC. They are unique in that they combine CBD oil + different essential oils to actually work with double action depending on what the focus is. They offer different strengths and flavors from Citrus to Mint for the tinctures and they offer a muscle rub and rollers as well. Seek out your Young Living Distributor for more information.

Photo Courtesy: Laura Morsman Photography

CBD Bath Products: Adding CBD products to a long warm bath is an indulgent spa-like treat. In my opinion, using CBD in the bath promotes relaxation, peacefulness, and a sense of calm. The CBD is still absorbed into your body through your skin, but the effects are not as strong as they would be if using the tincture. If you’d like to give someone the gift of relaxation for the holidays, consider the uber-fashionable alice + olivia x Kush Queen CBD collection. The curated collection consists of three products: a bath bomb, a body lotion, and a bubble bath. All three are lightly scented with lavender, known to aid in sleeping. The bath bomb also includes vetiver, which is used for nerve and circulation problems, and sandalwood, which promotes mental clarity. All of them have a whimsical design featuring the brand’s signature “StaceFace” motif of black sunglasses & a bold red lip and marked by the apparel brand’s classic black and white stripe print.CBD bath products

CBD lotions & more: The third most common type of CBD product I’ve noticed are lotions. These are applied directly to the skin and address pain in one specific area. In heels all day? -Rub your feet down with some CBD lotion. Sore muscles? -Skip the IcyHot Lidocaine Cream and try a CBD-infused topical salve, like this one from CBDistillery. If I have a place of minor pain in my body (like a crick in my neck), I’ll apply the lotion at night and the pain is gone in the morning. No more poppin’ Advil or Tylenol for minor aches & pains! CBD lotion and CBD gummies

Hopefully this guide helps you become more familiar with what CBD is in general and points ya in the right direction regarding what to buy to reach your health & wellness goals.

There is SO MUCH out there! I’ve tried gummies (pictured above), CBD-infused honey, and CBD lip balm…what CBD stuff have you tried?

 

 

 

Photography: https://www.lauramorsmanphotography.com/

 

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