If you’re currently sat on your sofa thinking WTF, you’re not alone. The impact of the coronavirus is hitting us all hard. It’s a time of unprecedented concern. Just as it’s important to keep yourself physically healthy, it’s also important to take care of your mental health at this time. If you’re struggling to cope with anxiety, taking a dose of CBD could help to calm the body and mind. Here are some soothing suggestions you could try, and even a handy discount code.
You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed right now. When your mind is racing and you feel physically and emotionally weary, Apothem’s UNPLUG CBD-infused bath salts can provide a welcome time out. Enriched with soothing botanicals including arnica and Epsom salts and skin-nourishing pineapple powder and green tea, they help to soothe sore muscles and reduce inflammation as well as help you find a moment of calm in an otherwise chaotic world. Pour three heaped spoonfuls into your bath for a soak after a stressful day or at-home workout.
Hatter’s Hemp Chamomile Tea, £19.99/20 bags
Hatter’s Hemp Tea has teamed up with Holland & Barrett to provide you with a range of CBD-infused tea. Are you even British if you don’t put the kettle on in a time of crisis? Its new line-up comprises four flavours, each offering 50% hemp content: English Breakfast, Green, Lemongrass and Rosehip Boost, and Chamomile. By incorporating CBD, Hatter’s aims to help with sleep issues, anxiety and allergies in a holistic, medication-free manner.
Simon Manthorpe, CEO and founder of EOS Scientific, the manufacturers of Hatter’s Tea, said: “Given the circumstances surrounding coronavirus, we believe that now is a great time to launch our hemp tea to help a nation of tea drinkers reduce their anxiety and enjoy some relaxation.”
Resonate CBD Bronze 5% Full Spectrum CBD Oil, £39.99/10ml
Resonate CBD is passionate about offering the finest quality CBD products (oils and innovative water-based formulas) sourced from organically grown, whole plant hemp (check out our interview with co-founder Amy Townsend to learn more). Its Bronze oil is a great introduction to CBD and its health benefits. You simply need to hold a couple of drops under your tongue for a minute before swallowing and can repeat 2-3 times per day. Everyone’s sweet spot is different though, so first-timers should start “low and slow” when finding their perfect dosage.
Whether you’re a CBD first-timer or topping up your supply, Resonate CBD has offered a 15% discount for all leafie readers. When purchasing from its site, use code: CBD15
Our favourite 90s bath treat has been upgraded thanks to KLORIS. Fill your bathtub and drop in one of the brand’s Luxe CBD Bath Bombs and once the fizzing stops you can nourish your mind and body with a super silky melt. Not only are the bath bombs made with premium salts, clays, butters and oils, they get their relaxing properties from real lavender and 25mg of CBD. KLORIS recommend relaxing in your bath for at least 20 minutes to gain the most from the CBD, oils and salts. Let the CBD absorb transdermally into your body by rubbing it all over your skin.
Disciple CBD Miracle Patches, £24/30 patches
CBD’s taste isn’t for everyone. If you’re not a fan of putting drops under your tongue, but still want to enjoy its stress-relieving benefits, Disciple has come up with the solution for you. Place one of its Miracle Patches on a hair-free part of your body (this will help when you need to remove it) and your body heat will activate it to release 8mg of full spectrum CBD through your skin and into your bloodstream over 24 hours. If your new working from home situation is causing you back pain, you may find placing a patch on your lower back is also a helpful natural alternative to taking anti-inflammatory medication. After 24 hours replace your patch in a different location, so your skin can breathe.
OTO 30% CBD Pillow Mist, £119/8ml
No less than 11 ayurvedic botanicals go into OTO’s CBD Pillow Mist as well as 30% CBD to help you drift off into a deep sleep. Intended to be sprayed directly on to your pillow before sleep, this completely natural spray helps you both fall asleep and stay asleep with its soothing mix of lavender, chamomile and vetiver. CBD is not only inhaled throughout the night but absorbed transdermally through the skin. In fact, the more you move through the night, the more CBD is released from the pillow fibres. You don’t have to worry about feeling drowsy or tired during the day like you can with sleeping tablets, too.
For more information and support on mental health visit Mind.