From creams to tinctures to gummies, CBD products are popping up everywhere, so it can be difficult to know where to begin when searching for a high-quality product. If you follow the latest beauty trends, you may have seen that products infused with CBD oil are making a splash right now, yet there’s still some confusion surrounding it.
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is derived directly from the hemp plant and while, yes, it is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), it alone does not cause a “high” or psychoactive effects. The World Health Organization reports CBD has no effects indicative of abuse or dependence potential in humans, and it has been legal federally for retail sales since 2016.
That being said, CBD can be an excellent natural alternative for reducing chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety, as well as lowering inflammation and promoting a calm, focused mind. It also has amazing beauty benefits! CBD products have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties that make them helpful for problematic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and breakouts. They are also generally high in the key vitamins A, C, and E, which means they’re great for aging skin too.
Here are some of the best CBD products on the market that you’ll love adding into your daily routine.
The 5 Best CBD Oil Products to Try Now
1. Verdant Naturals:
I’ve used many of the top CBD brands out there but Verdant Naturals is my favorite! As a former athlete, I have arthritis in my neck due to old sports injuries and I can’t take pain meds because I’m allergic to them. (By the way, they are terrible for your gut lining and microbiome anyway, so CBD oil is a great natural pain alternative.) To reduce my inflammation, I rub a few drops of Verdant’s strongest formula directly onto my pain spot, or I take it orally. It works like a charm!
What I love about Verdant’s company is it’s family owned and operated. Their products are crafted in small batches with sustainable organic ingredients grown in Colorado. Verdant’s products are also triple-tested at different independent labs to ensure safety, and they are THC free. CBD products often contain other flavors to mask their strong bitter hemp taste. Verdant’s are smooth and easy to consume because they have intentionally removed the chlorophyll (which produces a bitter taste). Verdant also gives back as members of the 10 Percent Project, which is a non-profit organization that provides corporate philanthropic accountability and transparency.
Skin Tip: This oil has also been helpful in calming down my rosacea because of its anti-inflammatory properties. I just add a drop daily to my am moisturizer.
You might also love: If you are new to hemp oil, you’ll love Verdant’s starter kit. They also offer travel sizes and CBD oil to help calm anxious pets.
2. Charlotte’s Web Nourishing Hemp Cream:
This cream calms dry, itchy skin thanks to ingredients like aloe, coconut oil, arnica, and shea butter. Vitamins B5 and E pair with apricot kernel oil to leave the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. I also love that this product doesn’t use synthetic fragrances and is non-GMO, gluten free and cruelty free.
How I use it: I find it to be creamy and moisturizing. I apply a little to my arms or legs before I go to bed to promote a restful night’s sleep.
You might also love: Charlotte’s Web also has really yummy CBD gummies that are for relaxing you or helping you sleep.
3. CBD + Hemp Oil Balm:
This lightly scented peppermint balm is non-GMO and gluten free with no artificial dyes or fragrances. I love how it absorbs quickly while feeling very soothing and moisturizing on the skin.
How I use it: I find it incredibly helpful during my menstrual cycles, which can be quite painful. I rub it right onto my stomach before applying a heating pad.
4. Vered Therapeutic Balancing Face Oil:
This is probably my all-time favorite oil! It’s excellent for oily and problematic skin, because it helps to balance the skin and calm inflammation and redness. Chickweed, speedwell, and black cumin seed oil are just a few of the ingredients that help this facial oil balance sebum production and nourish the skin with antioxidants.
You might also love: Vered’s balancing oil cleanser. I love it as well! They have a variety of products, including travel and sample sizes to test out their products.
5. Vertly CBD Infused Lip Butter:
This lip butter feels so great on and comes in amazing scents like peppermint, rose, and cocoa. It heals and protects the lips with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, kokum butter and jojoba oil.
You might also love: Vertly also has a CBD infused body spray and hemp infused bath salts that I’ve been wanting to try.
For Further Info on CBD, Visit:
• Project CBD: www.projectcbd.org
• International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines: www.cannabis-med.org
• American Cannabis Nurses Association: www.cannabisnurses.org
• Realm of Caring Foundation: www.theroc.us
As always, be sure to consult your medical doctor or pharmacist before taking any new supplements.
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