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4 Easy Snacks to Pair With Your CBD Softgels

Do you know the best way to take your CBD? With a wide variety in forms of delivery from tinctures to capsules, options abound, and you might be wondering what the best method is and how to get the most out of it. CBD capsules, like Equilibria’s Daily Softgels, are an excellent way to get your daily dose of CBD in a form that allows for extended relief. CBD in capsule form prolongs the benefits throughout the day for a steady, consistent effect, as compared with taking CBD sublingually (like our Daily Drops), which delivers results with a faster onset but often shorter duration.


Of course, what’s in your CBD dose is just as important as the method you use to take it. With so many different brands and formulations, how can you be sure you’re getting the most effective and beneficial CBD possible? In order to derive the most benefits, you want to look for a full-spectrum CBD formulation, which includes a wide range of phytocannabinoids, which contribute a variety of therapeutic properties. Equilibria’s CBD is not only full-spectrum, but hand-harvested, third-party lab-tested, and single-source, so you know you’re getting the most effective CBD dose possible.


To maximize the effects of your Equilibria CBD, we recommend members take their Daily Softgels along with a healthy fat. Because CBD is fat-soluble and cannabinoids bind with fatty tissue in the body, a snack with healthy, plant-based fats will increase how much of the CBD your body is able to make use of. A 2016 study found that when dietary fats were ingested along with cannabinoids including CBD, the bioavailability — how much of the CBD is able to be used by the body — increased dramatically, making the cannabinoids considerably more effective. 


You might be asking yourself what, exactly, “healthy fats” are, and how you can incorporate them into your daily routine. Here are a few of the Equilibria team’s suggestions for quick, easy snacks that you can pair with your Daily Softgels to make sure you’re getting the most out of them.


Nut Butter with Banana Slices and Chocolate Chips

Whether you prefer peanut, almond, or cashew, the monounsaturated fats in nut butter are an ideal accompaniment to your daily CBD dose. Make sure you check the ingredients list, though; you’ll want a single-ingredient butter, without added sugar, salt, or hydrogenated oils, which are often found in “no-stir” nut butter. Once you’ve found your preferred flavor, spread a small amount on banana slices and top with a few chocolate chips for a healthy and delicious treat.


4 Easy Snacks to Pair With Your CBD SoftgelsAvocado Toast

If you prefer to take your Daily Softgels in the morning, we have the snack for you! One of the most popular sources of healthy fat these days, avocado toast is a great way to start your day and an even better way to make sure you’re getting the most benefits out of your CBD. Loaded with potassium, folate, and vitamins C, E, and B6 in addition to heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados are a great choice to accompany your daily dose. 


Chocolate-Covered Almonds

Feeling a little indulgent? Satisfy your sweet tooth while you maximize the benefits of your Daily Softgels. Almonds are high in healthy fats, fiber, and protein, and dipping them in dark chocolate not only makes them more delicious but also adds nutritional benefits like powerful antioxidants and soluble fiber. Dark chocolate also has anandamide, the “bliss molecule” that CBD imitates! Taking CBD alongside dark chocolate can potentially boost the properties of your CBD dose.


4 Easy Snacks to Pair With Your CBD SoftgelsCelery With Cream Cheese and Everything Bagel Seasoning

For an updated twist on a classic snack, spread cream cheese (high in healthy fats!) on celery, then sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. Get all the flavor of an everything bagel and cream cheese, minus the carbs, and with a satisfying crunch. It’s a perfect snack to have with your Daily Softgels, no matter the time of day!


If you have any questions about our Daily Softgels, what the appropriate dosage is for you, or how and when to take your CBD dose, reach out to our Dosage Specialists at or email [email protected] to get started! 

Our Dosage Team’s Favorite Bedtime Routines

Have you ever wondered what CBD routines the experts use to get a good night’s sleep? Over the past 2 years, the EQ Dosage Team has been working hard to improve the quality of rest for so many of our members, and now, we would love to share our experience with you! 


Of course, everyone’s body is incredibly unique and our needs are just as individualized, so if any of these routines sound inspiring… we encourage you to experiment! When it comes to CBD, a personalized approach is the only approach. Try what feels right for you and stick with it. CBD compounds in the body and works best over time. It’s entirely possible that your routine will work differently the first week, compared to the fourth week and beyond! Journaling to track your progress is always highly recommended. 


Remember, your Dosage Specialist is always here to help you analyze what is and isn’t working for you — we’re here to help!


Our Dosage Team's Favorite Bedtime RoutinesAimee’s #MyEQ:

End of Workday: ½ dropper Daily Drops (5mg/0.5mL)

30min Before Bed: ½ – 1 full dropper Daily Drops (5mg/0.5mL – 10mg/1mL)

I love to stagger my Daily Drops (300mg Regular Strength); my transition from daytime work to nighttime momager can be rough, so I find using the “trail of breadcrumbs” to bed approach the best!


I take ½ a dropper before I close up my laptop and turn around to start my evening as a short-order cook. This gives me a little longer leash when I might not have the sunniest disposition… and I find I am a nicer, more present mom and partner, enjoying my time in the kitchen with my family. 


30 minutes before bedtime, I take another 1/2- 1 full dropper (depending on how crazy my day has been!) and find I am able to turn off intrusive thoughts and enjoy a restful night!


Our Dosage Team's Favorite Bedtime RoutinesSydney’s #MyEQ:

Dinnertime: 10mg Softgel 

At Bedtime: 1 full dropper Daily Drops (10mg/1mL) + Relief Cream

Because the Softgels take around 1-2 before they kick in, I take them with dinner so they can slowly release for 6-8 hours while I sleep. Then, I take a full dropper of Daily Drops right before bed to help me fall asleep faster. 


The Relief Cream is great for my neck and shoulders to help with tension headaches. Sometimes I’ll use it even earlier, like right after work and then again before bed. I use as much, or as little as I want to in a day. Relief Cream doesn’t count toward your dosage!


Our Dosage Team's Favorite Bedtime RoutinesAlthea’s #MyEQ:

30min Before Bed: 1500mg Daily Drops – ¼ dropper (12.5mg/0.25mL) 

Bedtime: Calming Roller + Relief Cream

In terms of my nighttime routine, I’ve been slowly increasing my dose. At the moment, I’m still working with a 1/4 dropper of the Extra Strength (1500mg Dropper), which is a 12.5mg dose. This is a really efficient way to take a larger dose. For reference, it takes 1 full mL dropper of the Regular Strength 300mg Drops to get a 10mg dose. If you’re thinking about trying the 1500mg Dropper, start low and slow, and update your Dosage Specialist!


Another technique that definitely helps with my bedtime routine is applying the Calming Roller on my wrists and Relief Cream on my temples. This aromatherapy can really soothe me into a bedtime mindset. 


After my wisdom teeth surgery last week, I started using the Relief Cream before bed and it’s helped so much that I’m going to keep it in my bedtime routine! The Relief Cream releases that pressure in my head and feels really comforting at the end of my day.


Our Dosage Team's Favorite Bedtime RoutinesNoelle’s #MyEQ:

30min Before Bed:  1500mg Daily Drops – ¼ dropper (12.5mg/0.25mL) + Relief Cream

At Bedtime: 25mg Softgel with yogurt

I start my routine 30 minutes before bedtime by taking a 1/4 dropper of the Extra Strength drops and then I apply Relief Cream to my knees, hands, temples, and jawline before bed. This also works well for my achy joints and tension headaches! 


Additionally, I take a 25mg Softgel at bedtime after having a snack with healthy fat (like yogurt). CBD is fat-soluble, so taking it with a healthy fat can help your dosage absorb better and work more efficiently in the body. 


Also, instead of taking a Softgel earlier at dinnertime, I’ll take it right before bedtime because I have a fast metabolism! If I take my dose earlier at dinnertime, the Softgel wears off way too early… before my alarm clock and I find myself awake, tossing and turning. Timing is important!


Our Dosage Team's Favorite Bedtime RoutinesAndrea’s #MyEQ:

2 Hours Before Bed: 10mg Softgel 

Before Bed: CBD Bath with Mineral Soak or Bath Bomb (when in stock)

I love to use a bath bomb or mineral soak at the end of the day! This helps to relieve the tension I feel in my back, legs, and shoulders after sitting at a desk for hours. When I want to really soak in the tub for a long time, 15 minutes or more, I choose a Balancing Bath Bomb, especially if I’m feeling a bit wound up at the end of the day. Bath bombs have an incredible aromatic effect and can really relax me if I’m feeling emotionally drained. I love both scents, but for bedtime, the Cardamom Rose is my favorite.


If I’m looking to take a quick bath to relieve achiness, or if I feel I need a bit of a detox, I choose the Mindful Mineral Soak. The soak is salt-based, so it not only hydrates and nourishes my skin, but it also helps improve my circulation. Also, I always drink a glass of water before and after my bath.


I also take my 10mg Softgel 2 hours before bed with a snack that includes a healthy fat like trail mix, dark chocolate almonds, greek yogurt, or peanut butter. This helps me achieve the maximum absorbency from the Softgel and I feel well-rested when I wake up!


Are you in need of a new bedtime routine? We’re here to make sleep easy! Our team of Dosage Specialists is ready to help you every step of the way. Email us at [email protected] if you have questions about how to get started. Once you’ve purchased a product, you’ll be eligible for your complimentary 1:1 phone call with your Dosage Specialist.

How To Give Yourself a 5-step CBD Gua Sha Facial

Originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha is a face and body massaging technique that can offer up plenty of benefits like decreased puffiness, promote lymphatic drainage, relieve tension, and firm the skin.


Gua sha is usually done with a boomerang-shaped tool typically made of stone like jade or quartz. These tools also come in stainless steel, but those are better for other areas of the body and not recommended for the face. 


How to give yourself a 5-step CBD Gua Sha FacialPairing gua sha with Daily Treatment Oil is a match made for firm and glowing skin. Our Daily Treatment Oil is packed with seven nutrient-rich botanicals, which nourish and renew deep into the layers of your skin. Featuring 500mg of full-spectrum CBD to moisturize and heal along with powerful oils like Sweet Almond, Litsea, and Olive Squalane, this multipurpose oil will support a range of common skin concerns – from dry skin to sun damage to pore size.

While gua sha facials are available in spas, this treatment is also one that you can do at home. It is a great way to relax and practice self-care. 


How To Gua Sha Using Daily Treatment Oil 


Step 1

Start with a clean face and apply 2 pumps of Daily Treatment Oil. If you don’t own a gua sha tool you can always use your fingers!


How to give yourself a 5-step CBD Gua Sha FacialStep 2

Start at the middle of the chin and gently glide the tool upwards along the jawline towards the ear. Repeat 3 times on each side of the face.


Step 3

Move to your under-eye area and with a sweeping motion, move the tool out to the temple, all the way to the hairline. Repeat 3 times on each side. 


Step 4

Move to the forehead starting in the middle of your forehead. Using the flat side of the tool, glide the tool up and toward your temples.


How to give yourself a 5-step CBD Gua Sha FacialStep 5

Finish your treatment with a mug of herbal tea or a glass of water to keep you hydrated.


This relaxing gua sha CBD facial treatment can be done 2-3 times a week and many people find that results last longer when done with regularity.

Why Adding CBD To Your Daily Skincare Routine Will Change Your Skin

While it’s no secret that the benefits of CBD taken internally are extensive and well-known, you may be less familiar with the topical applications of CBD oil in skincare, and how introducing this new step into your skincare routine can deliver effective solutions for challenging skin conditions. 


CBD skincare has existed for quite some time, with manufacturers adding it to everything from cleansers to masques. Many of those early products, however, relied more on consumers’ familiarity with CBD rather than solid scientific evidence as to its efficacy. In addition, many mass-market CBD skincare products may contain untested CBD from unknown sources, resulting in uncertainty about the formulation, concentration, and even authenticity. 


A number of recent peer-reviewed studies have sought to examine which CBD formulations are most effective for topical applications, and which skin conditions they can address. Because of that research, we’re able to more specifically identify not just how CBD can be used in skincare, but which products work best, and how and why they’re effective. 


Why Should You Add CBD Oil to Your Skincare Routine?


With the introduction of our Daily Treatment Oil, Equilibria offers a full-spectrum topical CBD oil specially formulated to help give you hydrated, nurtured, and glowing skin with ingredients proven to address specific skin concerns. While all skin types can benefit from this multi-purpose formulation, CBD oil is found to be particularly effective in addressing the following:


1. Reduce Inflammation

3 reasons to add CBD to your daily skincare routineCBD has long been known for its anti-inflammatory properties when taken internally, but is it as effective against inflammation when used topically? Research says yes. 


In a 2019 study, patients with severe inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis applied CBD twice daily to affected areas as well as scarring resulting from previous lesions. The study found that topical treatment significantly and visibly improved inflammation, with no reported irritation or allergic reaction. These findings are promising for those with other inflammatory skin conditions, such as rosacea or eczema.


2. Protect from Environmental Aging Factors

As we age, our skin tends to be one of the first places we see the effects of time and the environment. Fine lines, loss of elasticity, discoloration, and loss of hydration are all common signs of environmental skin damage, caused by longtime exposure to the sun, air pollution, smoke, and more. 


Clinical research has found that CBD is an extremely effective antioxidant, protecting skin from environmental factors that can damage it over time. Combined with other powerful antioxidants such as grapeseed oil and evening primrose, the full-spectrum CBD in our Daily Treatment Oil helps to shield skin from the damage caused by everyday life. 


3. Treat Acne and Reduce Appearance of Pores

3 reasons to add CBD to your daily skincare routineA 2014 study from the Journal of Drug in Dermatology found that, in addition to CBD’s well-known anti-inflammatory properties, it is also extremely effective at controlling oil production in the skin. This is great news for those looking to control acne breakouts, as the combination of reduced inflammation and decreased sebum production means fewer breakouts and faster healing from prior breakouts.


To supercharge the effectiveness of the CBD in our Daily Treatment Oil, we add in sweet almond and litsea oils to clarify the skin and reduce the appearance of pores. Used as the last step in your AM and PM skincare routine, Daily Treatment Oil heals and calms acne-prone skin. 


No matter your skin type or concerns, Daily Treatment Oil is a powerful addition to your skincare regimen. This combination of seven nourishing botanical oils will leave your skin hydrated, protected, and revitalized. And with Equilibria CBD products, you know you’re getting the highest quality CBD available that’s fully traceable and backed by solid, lab-tested science.  


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4 Powerful Products to Add CBD Into Your Skincare Routine

Whether you’re a CBD veteran or are just starting out, you’re probably aware of the long list of benefits ingested CBD can offer. From alleviating stress and improving your quality of sleep, to easing muscle tension and headaches, it’s no wonder why millions of Americans across the country are giving CBD a go. According to one of the latest surveys conducted in 2019 by Consumer Reports, 64 million Americans said they had tried CBD, or cannabidiol, in the past 24 months.


But does CBD have the same effects when used in skincare? According to Cedars-Sinai, using a skincare product that contains CBD may help with treating dry skin and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help keep acne at bay as it has shown to be effective in slowing the production of sebum. 


While all of those benefits sound great, it’s important to consider the quality of the CBD product you are using on your skin before purchasing. Make sure you’re buying from a trusted brand, and that the product contains exactly what is on the label. At Equilibria, quality and consistency are everything to us. Our CBD is hand-harvested, cleanly extracted, single-source, and third-party lab-tested to provide you with the best product possible. Learn more about our practices here. 


Here you’ll find our top recommended products to add CBD to your skincare routine head to toe, along with what’s in them and how to use them. 


4 Powerful Products to Add CBD Into Your Skincare Routine


Relief Cream

4 powerful products to add CBD to your skincare routineGreat for easing topical discomfort, and relieving dry skin, Relief Cream can be used multiple times a day as needed and kicks in within minutes. With 500mg of full-spectrum CBD, this shea butter-based balm features hemp flower oil, coconut oil, menthol, arnica, lavender, and rosemary. It’s commonly used for arthritis, jaw discomfort, ovarian/uterine discomfort, headache relief, muscle soreness, and even on the feet after a long day in heels. 


How to use: For targeted relief — apply to sore or dry areas, starting with a pea-sized amount and adding as needed. Relief Cream does not enter the bloodstream the same way CBD does when you orally ingest it, so it’s perfectly safe to use as frequently as you’d like on problem areas.


Daily Treatment Oil

4 powerful products to add CBD to your skincare routineLooking to give your skin a much-needed soothing treatment after getting through winter weather? Daily Treatment Oil is packed with 7 nutrient-rich botanicals + 500mg of premium, full-spectrum CBD, and nothing more to nourish and renew deep into the layers of your skin. Safe for all skin types, Daily Treatment Oil was made to

  • Increase skin hydration
  • Support epidermal elasticity 
  • Protect skin’s protective barrier
  • Deliver topical antioxidants
  • Soothe and clarify the skin


With consistent use, consumers saw an increase in skin hydration, a decrease in skin redness and irritation, and overall smoother skin. 


How to use: Apply as needed on face and body morning and night as your last step in your skincare routine to lock in the benefits of any water-based moisturizers or serums.


Mineral Soak

4 powerful products to add CBD to your skincare routineBoasting over 30 minerals, this powerful soak is delicately infused with 200mg of full-spectrum, premium CBD to calm inflammation, and purify and moisturize the skin. Gardenia and jasmine aromatic oil blends nourish skin and invigorate senses with modern floral and grapefruit notes. You’ll leave your bath not only feel refreshed and de-stressed, but your skin will feel silky smooth. 


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


Roller Duo

4 powerful products to add CBD to your skincare routineOur Dynamic Roller Duo 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. 


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


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Traveling with CBD: 5 Reasons It’s a Must Have

Whether you and your family are in need of a change in scenery or you’re enjoying a romantic, getaway at a nearby Airbnb, even short-distance travel can be a wonderful way to break out of a rut and decompress. To have the best, safest time possible, you’ll want to take certain, CDC-advised precautions for your health. At the same time, you might find that it’s tough to wind down from the daily grind — and all of the challenging aspects of this past year that can be difficult to shake. And you might want to make the most of your trip by bolstering your immunity, guarding against stress, and getting quality sleep. In short, there’s a solid case for ensuring you bring your favorite CBD routine on the road. 


Here you’ll find five reasons to include your go-to CBD products when you pack your suitcase. 


  1. It’s legal

If you’re traveling domestically, you don’t have to worry that you’ll be breaking any laws by bringing a hemp-derived CBD product with you. The Federal 2018 Farm Bill (the Agricultural Act of 2018) legalized the production and sale of hemp bred with 0.3% percent or less THC. The industrial hemp plants Equilibria uses meets this requirement, and our full-spectrum, whole-flower hemp CBD products are completely federally legal. 


That said, marijuana-derived CBD products (those with over 0.3% THC) are illegal under federal law and under state law — except in states where medical and/or recreational cannabis is legal.


  1. It can help with on-the-road stress and anxiety relief

Traveling with CBDChronic stress is a staple of most of our lives, and because it affects us both mentally and emotionally, it can impede on the ability to be fully present while attempting to enjoy a break from your usual routine. And frequent, if not constant, low-level, anxiety might have become a familiar feeling in the past year. 


Thankfully, activating the endocannabinoid system (ECS) with CBD can bolster how you cope with both stress and anxiety. As Project CBD explains, “The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience — our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.” 


And when you’re faced with situational stress on the road — be that hitting bad traffic or contending with unruly, tired kids — CBD can help to directly combat the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, according to research. In turn, reducing the amount circulating in the blood. 


Plus, CBD will support storing the body’s own natural endocannabinoid anandamide, which can be compromised by stress. Nicknamed the “bliss” molecule, anandamide is produced when you work up a satisfying sweat at the gym or eat chocolate.


  1. You could get better quality sleep

Being off-routine and in a different place is often a recipe for missing out on Zs. But CBD can serve as a powerful sleep aid. In 2019, participants in a comprehensive research study by Project CBD found that:

  • CBD helped them get to sleep more quickly. Reducing the average time from about an hour to 20 minutes. 
  • They also reported waking up much less often: 1.4 times per night versus 4.3 or about a third as many times. 
  • Without CBD, almost three-quarters of participants reported waking up tired; with CBD, 9% reported waking up tired.


  1. It could offer a natural energy boost

Traveling with CBDIf a long car ride has sapped your get-up-and-go or you’re feeling burned out from all the prep leading up to your trip, reaching for a targeted CBD product can help you feel revitalized. Consider Equilibria’s Dynamic Roller Duo, featuring the company’s proprietary essential oil blends. 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 Energizing Roller Duo which features Peppermint + Jasmine + Lemon essential oils and coconut oil to soothe and smooth the skin. 


  1. It can soothe achy muscles

As much as we can dream that setting up an auto-reply on your work email would automatically lead to all that tension being released from your tired muscles, it just doesn’t work that way. But packing topical CBD can help you loosen up. Great for aches, pains, and cramps, Equilibria’s fast-acting, better-than-topical cream packs 500mg CBD per 1oz jar and is formulated with Colorado-grown, activated full-spectrum hemp flower oil, coconut oil, shea butter, arnica, menthol, lavender, rosemary and absorbs into the skin without entering the bloodstream. 


The bottom line

Though even the briefest trip can be an opportunity to take a time-out from the usual stressors of daily life, it never hurts to have your go-to self-care products to ensure that you’re feeling your best while away from home. Given the bevy of benefits it offers, there’s no doubt that bringing your favorite CBD products — be that your Daily Drops or a topical — is a must. 


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