When my friend recommended that I start taking CBD oil to help with my anxiety, I was a bit sceptical at first and not sure if I wanted to take the plunge to try it. I did some research and found that it helps with insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraines, inflammation, chronic pain, and nausea. I was amazed at how many people rave about using the oil that I decided to put it to the test myself to see if it lived up to the hype…
For those of you who aren’t familiar with CBD oil, it is a chemical compound that stands for Cannabidiol and it’s found in hemp and marijuana plants, but unlike THC, it doesn’t produce any psychoactive effects that make you feel “high,” but instead eases anxiety and makes you much less likely to freak out!
I went ahead and ordered 5% hemp oil drops from Amazon and one evening after a stressful day, I popped a few droplets under my tongue and waited a minute before taking a sip of water. 30 minutes later, my heart rate began to lower and I felt an overall sense of calm. 45 minutes later, I began nodding off into a very deep sleep. I woke up the next morning and remember feeling GREAT. I got the best night sleep I had in ages, felt clear and ready to take on the day. I continued to take the drops each night and can say that they have helped me manage my anxiety and have vastly improved my sleeping habits. At the time, I wished there was a daytime version of the droplets that wouldn’t cause drowsiness as I wasn’t confident enough to take them at work for fear of simply becoming TOO relaxed.
As if by fate, I was at an event one evening after work and I met Sharon Reid, one of the founders of CBeautyDifferently, the UK’s first natural CBD infused beauty products. We hit it off and she told me all about her brand new beauty line of wonderful CBD oils that can be used anytime throughout the day. It was like music to my ears and Sharon very kindly sent me a sample of the Cannabalm, a rich, high-quality oil made with CBD and Marula oils, perfect for dry skin with no parabens, sulphates or phosphates, it’s also gluten and cruelty-free.
I’ve been using the Cannabalm every day for the past few weeks and I have been amazed at the healing powers it’s had, not only for my anxiety but for my skin as well. Here’s what I’ve noticed since using this powerful oil over the last three weeks:
My first impressions
The bottle is 10ml, perfect for throwing in your purse, your pocket and it’s safe to travel within your carry on. All of the CBD Beauty products are natural, so I didn’t have to worry about putting anything on my sensitive skin that would irritate it. The Cannabalm has a roller that glides right on your skin. The oil itself isn’t too greasy and absorbs right into the skin, which is great. There is no scent at all, so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your perfume!
I am less anxious and on edge during the day
Right before I leave for work, I roll the Cannablam on to both my wrists as well as on my neck. I find that it has really taken the edge off of my anxiety and calms my nerves. I feel much more like myself. I used it a lot when I was incredibly ill for a few weeks. Missing work was really stressing me out and whilst I was sitting at home, under a mound of duvet and blankets, I rolled the CBD oil on and it alleviated some of the tension.
My eczema has improved
I have suffered from eczema for years now and ever since I started using the CBD Beauty oil, I have noticed a HUGE change to my skin tone. It is astonishing actually that the dry patches on my arms and behind my legs have vanished. I have not had a single flare up since using it and I hope it stays that way! the CBD Beauty products also contain anti-ageing properties and it’s safe to use on any part of your body, including your face. I am going to start using it around my eyes at night to see if it helps improve my fine lines and wrinkles.
It relaxes me but does not make me drowsy
The Cannabalm oil slows my heart rate but doesn’t make me feel the least bit drowsy like the drops under my tongue do in the evenings, which makes it perfect for daytime use. I bring it with me to work just in case I need to do a few touch-ups here and there.
It has helped my productivity
I thrive under pressure, but being extremely busy at work and having a million other things on my mind has made it really difficult for me to focus lately. However, since using the Cannabalm daily, I have felt less frazzled and it’s helped me focus much better. I have a newfound sense of clarity and I am much calmer, which had lead to me to be much more productive at work.
I absolutely LOVE CBeautyDifferently’s Cannabalm for everyday use. I am a huge advocate of CBD oil it’s ability to heal and relax. I am going to continue using it daily to help manage my stress as well as heal my eczema. It’s also comforting to know that it’s all natural, cruelty-free and totally safe for prolonged use. I am amazed at the positive effects it has had on me and I will definitely be recommending it to everyone I know! If you want to try it out for yourself, CBD Beauty is having a buy one get one free special until the end of November! Click here to get yours.
Have you tried CBD oil? What are your thoughts?
*I was kindly gifted the CBeautyDifferently’s Cannabalm oil, but all thoughts are my own.