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Why Topical CBD? Hear From A Cannabis Nurse

It’s one thing to merely “promote” a product, but as a cannabis nurse, it’s extremely important that I not only suggest and advise the use of high-quality products that I trust but there are a few that I have tried and tested myself—and work! I have personally used Equilibria products, i.e. Daily Drops, for a little over a year along with other cannabinoids. I also like to look out for new flavors of the Daily Drops to mix things up whenever possible. What I like the most about Equilibria products is:

  • Real hemp based full-spectrum CBD
  • Excellent lab results
  • Their ingested products taste good & their topical products smell great! 

 

However, while oral consumption of CBD is what may be traditionally popular, CBD can be highly effective when used as a topical agent also. Newcomers may be a bit more hesitant about the consumption of CBD, but using it as a topical agent may be an avenue for them to explore its beneficial qualities. I have had the pleasure of using Equlibria’s Relief Cream and will share how to use CBD as a topical agent (and again why it is so important to make sure you are using a quality product from a reputable dispenser).

 

As a nurse, I wash my hands a lot, which makes my skin very dry. I have been using the Relief Cream to tackle this issue, and after the first couple of uses, I noticed a substantial decrease in my dry skin. I also use it for muscle discomfort, and the relief was significant and worked much better than over-the-counter pain relief balms such as Icy-Hot.

 

It is important to mention that CBD has definitely had a rocky past in the topical development arena. In 2018 and early 2019 everyone (I mean literally everyone!) was jumping into the CBD business. It was “added” to all types of food, soda, even pillowcases, and a TON of beauty products. The problem with this was that while companies were placing “CBD” labels on products, there was no actual CBD and it was a marketing gimmick or the product contained poor quality CBD grown under bad conditions. Many products contained your typical mystery beauty product ingredients with a tiny bit of non-THC hemp oil thrown in—nowhere near enough to make any sort of difference. The over-saturation with “sham” products resulted in a slew of negative articles and overall skepticism about whether CBD could actually help with anything at all!

 

Most of the critiques of CBD in skin creams fall into one of the following: 

  • Most studies that we have are only animal studies done on mice
  • There is no proof that CBD works in a topical or transdermal product
  • False claims of anti-aging properties

 

The critique of “only animal studies” being done is somewhat silly. While, yes, a study done on mice is less directly applicable than human studies, these studies are a very important early step on the way to performing studies with human subjects. Therefore, it is safe to say that while animal studies are not intended to be the end-all of a research’s trajectory, they are also not completely meaningless. Animal studies are often critical junctures in the research process to build on before human studies can proceed. Note: Equilibria does not test any of its products on animals, I am just commenting on how scientists have conducted and published research on the effectiveness of CBD over the years, in general.

 

The second point regarding “proof of effectiveness” is technically problematic as several of these magazine articles were looking at data from before 2019, before there was substantial, advanced research on CBD. The statement about “no proof regarding CBD working topically” was true back then…but the research on this has since progressed to suggest otherwise. (Just like in 2 years, everything I write today might make me look like a dinosaur!)

 

In May 2020, the Journal of Dermatology released an article that highlighted how we have endocannabinoid receptors in our skin. Prior to this study, it was assumed that endocannabinoid receptors only exist in our central nervous system and internal organs. The photo below is from a study published in Dec 2020 “Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders. 

 

 

Several endocannabinoid receptors are seen present in the dermis and epidermis (skin). That is good news for CBD topical product development and the potential of future cannabinoid science.

 

Regarding the “anti-aging” false claims: while there is no definitive proof that CBD has any anti-aging therapeutic effect on the skin, there have been studies showing neuroprotective properties against neurodegenerative diseases and processes. Therefore, CBD may prevent aging…but of your brain rather than your skin—pending further studies of course. However, this does not mean that the case is closed for skin anti-aging properties with CBD all together; we just don’t know fully yet as research continues to evolve. However, growing proof that our brains may be protected by CBD isn’t the worst news either, in fact, that’s pretty great!

 

So, as I mentioned above, I have been using the Relief Cream for dry skin, for pulled muscles, and for any acute musculoskeletal discomfort that I’ve felt (being a nurse can get grueling at times) and it worked great for all of those things. So great that I probably would have tried it on my face too, if not for the menthol! My favorite story is when my friend tried it for the first time. Now it is important to note that my friend is a doctor and often skeptical of new products or therapies (I’m sure none of you have ever met a doctor like this!). He was in agony after pulling a muscle in his left shoulder, with nothing helping to relieve the extreme discomfort. It was so bad he was starting to wonder if he was having a heart attack. He tried Motrin, Tylenol, a heating pad, Icy-Hot, rest…nothing worked. Finally, he came to me and said, “Ok, I’ll try this cream, why not.” Well, it worked! I agree that anecdotal stories are not sufficient evidence, but it is nice to see someone feel relief in real-time and it is exciting to think what future research may reveal. 

 

Moving on, I was excited to start using the new Daily Treatment Oil. It was different from the Relief Cream; it was thinner, it had a different texture, and smelled great. So what did I do after noticing these differences? I immediately tried on my face and it felt amazing! It was not heavy or too oily and it did not clog my pores. It is made of only natural oils and CBD with no other added ingredients. What is great (again anecdotal) is that in a few days, my face felt less dry, looked refreshed, and I did not break out. It also smells great and makes the inside of your facemask smell pleasant too. The reason for these effects is likely due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, natural oils, and terpenes. You can now try both the Relief Cream and DTO along with the Mineral Bath Soak in Equilibria’s new topical-only Body Box. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to topicals and explore the unique beneficial qualities of each product.

 

If you are wondering, “So if I start using topicals can I stop using my tinctures and softgels?” No, you should keep using them. Topicals are not typically absorbed into the bloodstream, so you are getting CBD inside your skin cells, but not anywhere else (this is called peripheral tissue activity). To get something into the bloodstream would require a transdermal patch that goes deeper and is systemically absorbed.

 

topical CBD

Photocredit: Cannify

 

You should absolutely keep using your edible products. Topicals can often treat various skin ailments, but ingested supplements help too. You will want the systemic endocannabinoids to help with skin inflammation.

 

Again, only purchase products from reputable companies, and honestly, get your CBD supplements and skin products from CBD specialty companies. A shocking number of “beauty” companies do not use real CBD in their products, and if they do, you do not know how much CBD or what else they added to it. In fact, many higher-level executives in beauty companies openly admit that there is very little, if any, CBD inside their products. In addition, a statistic I like to cite often is that 88% of the CBD market is a fake product. Therefore, it is best to use only products made specifically by hemp or cannabis companies that have public lab reports with good results or to use clinicians or consultants that know how to look up lab results to confirm a healthy plant and product. 

 

Sources:

Baswan, S. M., Klosner, A. E., Glynn, K., Rajgopal, A., Malik, K., Yim, S., & Stern, N. (2020). Therapeutic Potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Skin Health and Disorders. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 13, 927.

Fernández‐Ruiz, J., Sagredo, O., Pazos, M. R., García, C., Pertwee, R., Mechoulam, R., & Martínez‐Orgado, J. (2013). Cannabidiol for neurodegenerative disorders: important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid?. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 75(2), 323-333.

 

About Rebecca Abraham:

Rebecca AbrahamEducating ourselves about CBD and the products we put in our bodies can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why Acute on Chronic and Equilibria are working hard to keep it simple and straightforward.

Acute on Chronic founder and President, Rebecca Abraham BSN, RN, is a certified cannabis nurse. From a single assessment to ongoing support, Acute on Chronic provides support for all your cannabis questions as you investigate and become comfortable with it as alternative care. Follow Rebecca onFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn and reach out for an initial consultation.

Menopause and CBD

Health and wellness articles written about menopause typically begin by talking about the negative aspects of menopause. I, however, hope to do something different—begin by framing menopause, not as something to dread, but to embrace.

 

Menopause and CBD

The concept we know as “Menopause” today was created in 1710 when “On the End of Menstruation as the Time for the Beginning of Various Diseases” was published in Latin. Quite an inundating tile! After that, the concept became a dominant subject in gynecological literature as well as in popular culture. Physicians started finding and bunching numerous other physiological symptoms to fit into this box. It was not unusual for physicians of the time to associate blood, the uterus, and femininity and coalesce them into a syndrome that was unpleasant and had the potential to cause dissatisfaction and…“madness.”

 

Sure, menopause DOES have real symptoms that can be quite uncomfortable: hot flashes, drenching night sweats, decreased sexual drive, painful sexual intercourse, sleep disturbances, and weight gain. Some women also feel uncomfortable with this life change and become anxious or depressed due to hormonal fluctuations and the stigma related to menopause.

 

Menopause and CBDSo before discussing how CBD and cannabis may aid in menopause symptom relief, we must begin by not subscribing to what men in the 18th century thought menopause to be.

As 21st century women, it is long past time to detach ourselves from this outdated conception and embrace our hormonal life cycle.

 

In a study from 2001, a researcher pursued looking into the positive effects of menopause. 393 women answered the open-ended question and one hundred and ninety-four women did indeed describe positive viewpoints of menopause. The study concluded that the positive aspect of menopause is a critical field to investigate further, quantitatively as well as qualitatively.

 

Unfortunately, despite a push from many academics and physicians, there just is not a lot of research regarding menopause treatment options outside of traditional hormone replacement therapy. This is not terribly surprising considering that research on women’s health in general, not related to reproduction, has been lacking for decades. Luckily, through an in-depth literature review, I have come across a few studies that show some positive effects, as well as many mainstream articles citing the benefits of CBD and cannabis to treat menopause-related symptoms.

 

I have come across a few studies that show some positive effects, as well as many mainstream articles citing the benefits of CBD and cannabis to treat menopause-related symptoms.

 

In an animal study (typically the first step before human research) hemp seed extract was given to rats. The rats in the treatment group had fewer post-menopausal symptoms and had improved energy, better appetite, and less anxiety.

 

Moving forward to a human study, the results showed that…well, more research is needed. 

 

Menopause and CBDHowever, is it possible CBD and cannabis can help with menopausal symptoms? YES! While we do not have research on women with menopause directly, many of the symptoms that women are seeking to alleviate have been studied with CBD and cannabis in the broader population. What the scientific community has been steadily learning is that CBD and cannabis indeed have an impact on neurotransmitters within our body—including our skin, reproductive organs, and central nervous system—with the help of our endocannabinoid system. CBD and cannabis are known for helping folks with anxiety, depression, sleep, pain, fatigue, nausea, and sexual function. 

 

In fact, scientists have confirmed there are endocannabinoid receptors located in reproductive organs. And we also know that our endogenous cannabinoids fluctuate with changes to hormone levels. 

 

There are some studies highlighting CBD and cannabis providing relief for menstrual cramps and pain. There are also several studies correlating cannabis use with better sexual experiences for women, not to forget the multiple studies related to cannabis and better sleep

 

While there is no replacement for research that uses human subjects in a randomized controlled trial, I have firsthand experience in my nursing practice seeing CBD work well for symptoms related to sexual health and menstruation. The anecdotal evidence is compelling.

 

In the female lifecycle, we go through many changes—some are uncomfortable, but all should be embraced.

CBD is likely to be a useful tool in managing some of these uncomfortable moments and symptoms. So I hope that science catches up to our practical and tangible experience with these changes and the utilization of CBD and cannabis.

 

Sources:

Hvas, L. (2001). Positive aspects of menopause: a qualitative study. Maturitas39(1), 11-17.

Kasman, A. M., Bhambhvani, H. P., Wilson-King, G., & Eisenberg, M. L. (2020). Assessment of the Association of Cannabis on Female Sexual Function With the Female Sexual Function Index. Sexual Medicine.

Matteran, Susan. (2019 September 12th) The New York Times. What if We Didn’t Dread Menopause?: The end of a woman’s fertile years has gotten a bad rep. What if we finally gave it the respect it deserves? Retrieved  from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/opinion/sunday/menopause-symptoms.html

Walker, O., Halloway, A.C.; Raha, S. (2019). The role of the endocannabinoid system in female reproductive tissues. Journal of Ovarian Research, 12(3). Retrieved from https://ovarianresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13048-018-0478-9.

Singh, A., Kaur, S., & Walia, I. (2002). A historical perspective on menopause and menopausal age. Bull Indian Inst Hist Med Hyderabad32(2), 121-135

 

About Rebecca Abraham:

Rebecca AbrahamEducating ourselves about CBD and the products we put in our bodies can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why Acute on Chronic and Equilibria are working hard to keep it simple and straightforward.

Acute on Chronic founder and President, Rebecca Abraham BSN, RN, is a certified cannabis nurse. From a single assessment to ongoing support, Acute on Chronic provides support for all your cannabis questions as you investigate and become comfortable with it as alternative care. Follow Rebecca onFacebook,Twitter, and LinkedIn and reach out for an initial consultation.

In Times of Stress, How to Cultivate Your Sense of Calm

If events occurring all over the globe feel especially overwhelming and stressful right now, you’re not alone. Even months after the World Health Organization (WHO) officially characterized the spread of the COVID-19 viral disease (coronavirus) as a pandemic, fears related to the spread of the novel coronavirus continue to impact Americans’ mental health. Vaile Wright, director of clinical research and quality at the American Psychological Association, told STAT, “We are seeing increasing levels of anxiety [in the U.S.] over a relatively short period of time.”

 

While it can feel like there are few silver linings to grab onto, consider that this moment could serve as an opportunity to bolster your stress response. After all, whether you’re stressed by a public health crisis or the rigors of everyday life, you’ll do well to cultivate a sense of calm. Not to mention that doing your best to stay centered can keep your immune system firing on all cylinders, as well. One way to do all of the aforementioned: tapping the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD). Which can combat the negative effects of chronic stress and improve overall wellness.

 

Here is everything you need to know about the effect of stress on your body, how it takes a toll on your body’s balance, and the wellness practices that can help you get back in balance.

 

How Stress Takes a Toll on the Body’s Delicate Balance

 

You’ve likely heard that stress can trigger a flurry of negative effects in the body, such as the release of a surge of hormones, like adrenaline (which bumps up your heart rate and blood pressure to boost your energy supply) and cortisol (the stress hormone that alters or suppresses various systems in the body so it can switch into full-on “fight-or-flight” mode). But the endocannabinoid system (ECS) also comes into play.  

 

“The job of this system is to maintain balance across all your body’s other systems, including your sleep, mood, hormones, pain, inflammation, and immune response, among others,” explains Maia Reed, Head of Member Success and Dosage Support, Equilibria. This system includes a series of receptors located all throughout the body—from your brain to your central nervous system and your immune system.

 

The body naturally creates compounds called endocannabinoids, which interact with the ECS’ receptors to turn them on and off, maintaining balance (or homeostasis) across your systems. 

 

But chronic levels of stress can bump up production of stress enzymes (like fatty-acid amide hydrolase, or FAAH) that deplete endocannabinoids and throw a wrench in that process. “Our bodies are built for short term bursts of stress. Like running for our lives from a tiger, not the day-to-day stresses we experience today,” explains Reed.

 

Two endocannabinoids we know are affected in a stress-fueled attack on the ECS: 2-AG and anandamide (nicknamed the “bliss” molecule, as it’s produced when you work up a satisfying sweat at the gym or eat chocolate.) Research has linked healthy stores of 2-AG and anandamide to improved stress-resilience and reduced anxiety. 

 

Now that you know how stress takes a toll on the body’s delicate balance, here’s how CBD can help.

 

 

How CBD Can Help

Chronic stress can handicap the ECS, compromising the balance of all of your body’s other systems. The good news: Supplementing with CBD, a phytocannabinoid, can serve to get you back on track.

 

The good news: Supplementing with CBD, a phytocannabinoid, can serve to get you back on track.

 

“On a molecular level, these phytocannabinoids are very similar to what our bodies already naturally produce,” explains Reed. “So, they get in there and start turning those receptors on and off. And ultimately, allow your own body to stop constantly overproducing stress enzymes. Which in turn, allows your own body to produce its own endocannabinoids again.”

 

 

Taking CBD to Beat Stress & Boost Balance

CBD can be used on an as-needed basis; in fact, Reed often recommends taking an episodic dose during times of high-stress. But your best bet is to use it every day, as you would vitamins or certain medications. 

 

“This is because CBD, like all cannabinoids, builds up in the body over time,” says Reed. “A daily dose can help maintain sustained levels in your system and promote a more effective ECS. With continued use, you should get to a point where you’re taking CBD as a precautionary measure. Not a reactionary one.”

 

 

The Downstream Effect

By strengthening and improving the function of your ECS, and maintaining homeostasis in the body, you’ll naturally enjoy better sleep, reduced inflammation, a better functioning digestive system and immune system. 

 

After all, these systems don’t function independently of one another. Research has shown that improved sleep enhances your feeling of well-being. And when you eat clean, your gut is healthy, which can elevate your mood and benefit your immune system. “It’s all interconnected,” points out Reed.

 

For that reason, you can also cultivate calm and support your overall sense of well-being with certain everyday lifestyle measures: 

 

Focus on eating health- and mood-boosting foods.

Consider upping your intake of omega-3 PUFAs (found in oily fish, walnuts, flax and hemp seeds), which stave off dementia and depression while supporting the ECS.  

 

Get your workout in.

In a 2019 study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, just 30 minutes of moderate intensity cycling was linked to increased anandamide levels and decreased depressive feelings in women.

 

Maintain proper sleep hygiene.

Equilibria members often struggle with this one. But research shows that satisfying sleep “brings systems back online and brings anxiety levels back to normal,” Eti Ben-Simon, Ph.D., of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, tells Psychology Today.

 

Meditate.

Fire up that meditation or mindfulness app. As research suggests the practice may help people manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, among other conditions.

 

Ultimately, as Reed notes, “It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Small steps can have a big impact on health”. And that impact can go far to keeping you grounded and feeling well. 

 

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How to Discuss Cannabis and CBD with Your Doctor

CBD is everywhere and extremely popular. Doctors don’t prescribe this substance, so why does it matter if they know it or not?

It matters.

You should be discussing any cannabis use, even CBD, with your doctor. 

For some patients, it may be very uncomfortable to share this information with their physician; however, it is an essential conversation to approach. CBD can interact with numerous medications e.g. CBD may affect the metabolism of the drug, thereby altering the level of drug available in the bloodstream, or more simply the effect of certain medications will be increased and others decreased. This is especially critical in cases of specific cardiac and seizure disorders and a patient will need their doctor to look for any potential interactions.

Furthermore, a doctor may also need to review blood tests to monitor liver enzymes. Many people with this type of medical history who take these types of drugs can and do take CBD safely with benefits—with guidance and monitoring.

This is why it is important to consult a cannabis nurse if you take medications AND to discuss with your doctor. A skilled cannabis nurse helps navigate the process between doctor and patient.

BUT HOW?

How to Discuss Cannabis and CBD with Your Doctor

Easy. Take a deep breath and just do it! Realize that the healthiest patient-provider relationship is an honest one. To complete the needed diagnostic tests and provide the right medications your provider requires a full and honest history. Doctors are humans and in large went into the medical field to help people. Most are non-judgmental regarding supplement use including complementary or alternative medicine. This goes for nurses as well! In the hospital and in my career as a cannabis nurse, patients disclose a lot to me. It is my ethical duty to listen and not judge patients.

After you tell your doctor about your CBD use, explain why you are taking it—for pain, sleep, anxiety, etc.—and let them know if it has benefited you. Doctors love data, so the more information you can give them about when you started, how you take it, and the effects the better. This is also a great conversation to segue into your overall wellness goals and how you can best achieve them.

If your doctor and their team are not supportive of CBD or cannabis use—whether due to bias or lack of familiarity and are unwilling to learn—then it is important to begin searching for a cannabis-friendly physician with a cannabis-friendly staff. They are out there, even in states that lack legalization at this time.

A cannabis-friendly provider is not necessarily one that will certify a medical card or even be completely up to date regarding cannabis usage. However, they will be somebody willing to learn and listen in a supportive, non-judgmental way.

 

 

About Rebecca Abraham:

Rebecca AbrahamEducating ourselves about CBD and the products we put in our bodies can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why Acute on Chronic and Equilibria are working hard to keep it simple and straightforward.

Acute on Chronic founder and President, Rebecca Abraham BSN, RN, is a certified cannabis nurse. From a single assessment to ongoing support, Acute on Chronic provides support for all your cannabis questions as you investigate and become comfortable with it as alternative care. Follow Rebecca on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and reach out for an initial consultation.

Warm Up With These Winter Mocktails Inspired By Our Seasonal Daily Drops

The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, the trees are almost bare…Winter is coming. And while we may not be ready to say goodbye to fall, these cold-weather mocktails created by Laura Scherb over at Page & Plate Studio have us excited to head into the festive season.

 

Below you will find Laura’s recipes for both a Hot Toddy and Pome-cran-ate Sparkle that pair perfectly with both of our seasonal Daily Drops: Spiced Bergamot and Cranberry Elderflower.

 

CBD Winter Mocktails Inspired By Our Seasonal Daily Drops

 

CBD Winter Mocktails Inspired By Our Seasonal Daily Drops Non-Alcoholic Hot Toddy

Ingredients:

1 Black Teabag

1/2 dropper of Bitters

1 Cinnamon Stick

1 Slice of Lemon

1 dropper of Equilibria Spiced Bergamot Daily Drops

Directions:

Grab your favorite Black Tea (Laura loves using Bigelow Black Tea), one cinnamon stick, and a slice of lemon. Place all three into a mug and pour hot water in. Then put a few drops of Bitters in (about a half dropper) and let steep for 3 minutes. While you wait for your tea to steep, place 1 full dropper of our Spiced Bergamot Daily Drops under the tongue and let sit for 1 minute. Once your tea is done steeping, cozy up, and enjoy!

 

Pome-cran-ate Sparkle

CBD Winter Mocktails Inspired By Our Seasonal Daily Drops Ingredients:

Pomegranate Juice

Sparkling Water

Freeze-dried raspberries

1 Full Dropper Equilibria Cranberry Elderflower Daily Drops

Directions:

First, grab your glass and dip the rim into the pomegranate juice. Then, take the glass and dip the rim into the freeze-dried raspberries so they stick to the rim. Next, add one shot of pomegranate juice and top with sparkling water. For the final touch, drop in a few pomegranate seeds to garnish. Before you sip, place one full dropper of our Cranberry Elderflower Daily Drops under the tongue and let sit for one minute.

 

Ready to whip up one of these delicious CBD winter mocktails for yourself? Be sure to tag us (@equilibriawomen) for a chance to be featured on our Instagram stories. Cheers!

Bath Soak Essentials: 6 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Self-Care Treat

Whether you’re treating yourself to a weekend time-out from your daily grind or sneaking in some well-deserved self-care after a rough day on the job, there’s nothing like slipping into a soothing bath. But taking a brief dip in your tub could also be hugely beneficial for your mental and physical well-being. In fact, a small 2018 study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that even 10-minute baths resulted in less fatigue, stress, and discomfort. As well as “significantly better general health, mental health, role emotional, and social functioning scores.” 

 

Make it a CBD bath soak, and you’re in for an even more relaxing, wellness-bolstering experience. That’s because cannabidiol, or CBD, is more easily absorbed through the skin when a warm bath causes enhanced skin permeability, amplifying how you’ll feel the cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect. In other words, a CBD bath could serve as the ultimate self-care treat. 

 

Here, six CBD bath soak essentials that can help turn a regular soak into the ultimate self-care treat.

 

Bath Soak Essentials: 6 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Self-Care Treat

  1. Equilibria Mindful Mineral Soak

CBD Bath Soak EssentialsWhen you envision that perfect steamy soak, chances are you envision that steamy tub, your go-to chill-out playlist, maybe a perfumed candle or a glass of your favorite rosé. But you’d be remiss to skip out on adding muscle-soothing minerals — like sea salt, which has been associated with stimulating circulation, and easing muscle cramps, helping to relieve stiffness in joints — then enhanced with relaxing CBD. 

Equilibria’s Mindful Mineral Soak is packed with over 30 minerals and infused with 200mg of full-spectrum, premium CBD. What’s more, it offers aromatherapy benefits, thanks to its gardenia. And jasmine aromatic oil blends nourish skin. And invigorate senses with modern floral and grapefruit notes. 

 

To use: Pour approximately 1/4 of your bag (2 oz.) into a full warm bath. Relax and enjoy.

 

  1. Equilibria Balance Bath Bombs

CBD Bath Soak EssentialsResearchers have found that aromatherapy can serve as an aid for stress and discomfort. So, whether you want to enhance your soak with a hefty dose of calming, uplifting lavender and lemongrass. Or invigorating, soothing, and romantic cardamom rose, you might consider reaching for a luxurious bath bomb. Packed with 50mg of full-spectrum CBD meant to center the mind and relax the body. What’s more, Equilibria’s formulation includes a coconut oil cleanser and avocado oil to leave your skin feeling extra-silky.

 

To use: Unwrap a bath bomb, and drop into a full bath of hot or warm water. 

 

  1. Dynamic Roller Duo

CBD Bath Soak EssentialsAdding even more fuel to your relaxing routine, you could apply Equilibria’s Dynamic Roller Duo, featuring the company’s proprietary essential oil blends, prior to or during your soak. Each multi-purpose roller offers 75mg of full-spectrum, premium CBD to relieve pressure points, regulate mood, and ease topical discomfort. If you’re looking to reset and get a boost of energy, reach for the Peppermint + Jasmine + Lemon roller. Want to wind down and bliss out? Consider the Lavender + Bergamot + Rosewood blend. Both also feature coconut oil to soothe and smooth skin. 

To use: Shake roller well before use. Apply to temples, inner wrist, places of acute discomfort, or dry skin.

 

 

  1. Daily Drops

Daily DropsSure, sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Malbec before or during your watery self-care routine might be appealing, but you might find even more — or at least additional — benefit from a dose of Equilibria’s Daily Drops. Featuring Colorado-grown, activated full-spectrum hemp flower oil CBD concentrate and MCT oil, the calm- and balance-boosting formulation — available in regular and extra strength — delivers targeted, fast-acting results, so you can more easily achieve a restful state of mind, be more present during your soak, and enjoy reduced tension.

To use: Take Daily Drops right after a meal for increased efficacy. If you’re just getting started with the product, try one full 1ml (10mg) dropper. Hold under the tongue for 60 seconds, then swallow. Wait 15 minutes. If you don’t feel any effect, take another full dropper. You can also schedule your one-on-one dosage consultation to further personalize your dose. 

 

  1. Soothing Candle

If you want to set the mood, lighting is key. And candles can provide the perfect, warm, romantic ambiance for zoning out in a relaxing soak. Choose one that features an essential oil blend that’s matched to your desired mood-altering effect. A couple to try: The Little Market Lavender Candle to boost your sense of calm or The Little Market Peppermint Candle to stimulate your senses and energize. Both are made from a coconut-soy wax blend. And are also vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals.  

 

  1. Dry Brush

If you’re looking for an adjunct therapy to take your bath ritual to the next level, you might want to consider dry brushing. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the mechanical action of the process can: 

  • Increase blood circulation and promote lymph flow/drainage  
  • Unclog pores in the exfoliation process. 
  • Stimulate your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated.

One to try: Belula Premium Dry Brushing Body Set, which offers a body brush, face brush, and pair of exfoliating gloves to cover all your bases.

 

 

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