CBD’s benefits have been linked to improving your mood, sleep and even sex life, so it’s well worth considering when gifting this Valentine’s Day. With only a few days left to get your presents sorted, we’ve stepped in with some suggestions.
This Works Stress Check CBD Lip Mask, £10
Part of This Works’ Stress Check range that’s been designed to get you through the day, providing comfort when you need it, this formula enriched with 1% CBD, sweet almond oil and mood-boosting chocolate, peppermint and cardamom oils perfectly preps lips before a hot date.
It’s also packed with the botanical extract portulaca pilosa, which boosts hydration in the lips by increasing hyaluronic acid production naturally within the skin to help protect from the drying effects of stress and mask-wearing. Apply when needed throughout the day for a soothing effect and smoother, plumper lips.
The London Botanists Dark Chocolate infused with CBD, £6
Sweets for your sweet? Treat that special someone (whether that’s you or someone else) to this 70% single-origin dark chocolate from Ecuador, infused with full-spectrum, premium CBD oil.
Handmade in small batches in London, these bars bring a sense of calm and wellbeing to break time as well as being crafted from the freshest ingredients for a more complex taste. Don’t worry if you’re more of a milk chocolate fan, The London Botanists offer both.
Paula’s Choice CBD Oil + Retinol, £47
Skincare fans rave about retinol and its anti-ageing benefits. Among many other things, topical use is proven to rebuild collagen, promote firmer-looking skin and restore the skin’s barrier.
By combining it with 150mg full-spectrum, hemp-derived organic cannabidiol in this lightweight oil-based formula, Paula’s Choice has found two cell-communicating ingredients that couldn’t work better together. While retinol (this formula has a 0.5% concentration) encourages skin cells to behave like younger, healthier cells, CBD helps them to remain calm when faced with environmental damage. It’ll be a sure-fire hit with any beauty fan this 14 February.
VAAY CBD Bath Bomb, £15.90
Whether you’re gifting someone special or simply practising a bit of self-love this month, VAAY’s lavender bath bomb enriched with handpicked lavender flowers, CBD and shea butter is a great place to start.
It’s part of Berlin-based VAAY’s capsule collection of hemp-based products designed to facilitate relaxation, sleep and recovery, which effortlessly merges science and wellness to revolutionise the way we deal with stress and anxiety.
Drop this into a warm bath and once it starts to dissolve the deeply moisturising blended core of oils, butter and 100mg full-spectrum CBD is released. For maximum results, massage this over your body (or someone else’s) to activate the CBD and absorb into the skin.
Woodies CBD Pineapple Express Candle, £29.99
Dim the lights and set the scene for romance with the help of this soothing and relaxing candle that harnesses the healing power of CBD to infuse your home with a sense of calm.
This is the latest launch from Woodies, the brand founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur and cannabis authority Jameson “Jamie” Wood that’s behind a range of innovative CBD products including a CBD kombucha and hand sanitiser.
This all-natural candle contains a high concentration of CBD, amounting to 90% of the organic ingredients, and has a mellow yet fruity scent, carefully balanced to soothe and also energise.
KLORIS Uplifting CBD Body Oil, £36
KLORIS’s body oil is perfect for a nurturing self-care ritual or indulgent massage. It’s deliciously scented with uplifting natural fragrances of blood orange, vanilla and oud and helps to relieve anxiety and encourage a feeling of calm and relaxation thanks to its potent dose of 300mg of KLORIS Premium CBD.
Gift to yourself or a loved one and use as a massage oil or incorporate into your daily shower or bath routine. For a moment of calm each morning before facing the day, massage a small amount over your body and inhale the scent before allowing the CBD to soothe you as it soaks into your skin in the shower or bath.
OTO CBD Bitters and Rumish Cocktail Pack, £89
Finally, what’s a date night without a little refreshment. If you’re not already familiar with OTO’s CBD non-alcoholic cocktail bitters (a world first), they were developed by a team of industry leaders including food scientist Dr. Ketan Joshi, Antonia Jamison, a founding director at Sipsmith Gin, OTO’s managing director, Gemma Colao, and James Bagley, CEO of DMD Ventures, which owns drinks retailer 31 Dover.
A blend of 1800mg CBD, Himalayan botanicals and purified water, they can be used to enhance traditional cocktails or as a delicious alternative to alcohol.
For this tasty set, OTO pairs them with award-winning Rumish – an alcohol-free alternative to the dark spirit, which is made from Madagascan vanilla, nutmeg, baked apples and chilli seeds.