CBD (short for cannabidiol) has been trending exponentially over the last two years, and it’s expected to flourish at a compound annual growth rate of 22.2% through 2025 thanks to the demand of its wellness and healing properties sans psychoactive side effects. CBD has since found its way into muscle rubs, beauty serums, bath soaks, vitamins, flavored seltzers, infused snacks and more, making the plant extract a common addition to any kitchen or bathroom cabinet. It’s important to note that the cannabidiol industry and chemical itself is still unregulated by the FDA, so it’s essential to be well-informed on the CBD source, business practices and dosage to make sure your purchase is efficacious and, of course, safe.
CBD brands are also successfully targeting frequent travelers by creating product that’s easy to take on-the-go, allowing CBD-users to easily maintain their wellness goals no matter where they are in the world. “As an avid traveler, CBD is the latest essential that has been incorporated into my rather extensive travel must-haves list,” Adrienne Faurote, freelance fashion editor and brand consultant shared. “Among facial mists, hydrating face masks, and hand sanitizer, CBD supplements help de-stress my mind after a long, busy day of traveling. I especially love to take CBD in the evening when I’m winding down to get a solid night’s sleep the first night away.”
Below, a roundup of the latest and greatest in the world of CBD from premium topical solutions to chocolate edibles to help soothe you at home or away.
For those who need a little help dozing off at night, these night gummies by Highline Wellness combine 10mg of CBD and 5mg of Melatonin to help you wind down and sustain a high-quality sleep. While other CBD supplements sometimes have a funky taste, these sugar-dusted blueberry gummies are delicious and taste like candy.
Vital You’s team of female founders created an array of bath bombs to relieve a number of ailments from stress to tender joints and even sunburn, handmade in small batches with CBD and combinations of flower essences. Try “Breathe”, a wintergreen and eucalyptus blend to enhance your breathing (especially during allergy and flu season) with 100mg of CBD, or “Warrior”, or a more potent concoction with 200mg of CBD to relieve cramps.
Founded by female professionals in Sweden, MANTLE focuses on one product: The Original Oil. Combining Swedish values and Swiss science with Bio-Suisse organic standards, the oil is made of 10% organic broad-spectrum CBD and organic coconut oil for easy and fast absorption. The recommended usage suggests placing 1-5 drops (starting with a lower dosage if you’re a first-time user) under your tongue and hold it for 30-60 seconds before swallowing to allow the CBD to properly absorb. Or, if you prefer to take CBD with food or drink, place 1-5 drops and blend it.
Bimble is an all-natural, sparkling CBD drink, conceived as a beverage solution to help calm you in lieu of an unhealthier choice like alcohol. Made with sustainably-sourced Vermont honey and 25mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract, this “therapy in a bottle” comes in two delicious flavors: grapefruit basil mint and blueberry lemon ginger.
Made from family-owned products, Flor de Maria crafts artisanal chocolate bars made of the finest Latin American chocolate, and hand-cultivated, New York-grown hemp flower extract. A full bar contains 120mg of CBD with 10mg in each piece. Indulge in their unique flavors like Lemongrass, Amagansett Sea Salt, or Ghost Pepper Caramel. What’s better than chocolate that helps you chill?
BOTA’s beauty products fuse natural botanicals with the power of hemp-derived cannabidiol to create plant-powered skincare products that hydrate, calm and recover. This all-day body lotion with avocado oil and 400mg of CBD (less than 0.3% THC) helps moisturize with a boost of Vitamins A, C, D, and E, providing essential nutrients that reduce redness and soothe your skin.
Take your CBD treatment with you in your work bag or travel suitcase with this easy-to-use rollerball. All the benefits of Aries Essentials’ tincture containing full-spectrum CBD is packaged in a convenient and portable dual-sided rollerball to help treat you on the go. The roll-on applicator provides targeted relief for muscle aches, stiff joints, and headaches.
Wildflower’s CBD Cool Stick contains 300mg of broad-spectrum CBD and offers quick and convenient relief from muscle and joint pain. Its peppermint oils and menthol crystals create an instant cooling sensation, and can be applied up to four times per day as needed. As an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, I’ve sworn by this Cool Stick for daily topical relief to help immediately soothe joint discomfort. For optimal use, rub the balm generously on affected areas post-shower for better absorption.
These daily supplements promote daily balance, optimal wellness and calm an overactive mind. Take two every day for a total dose of 20mg of CBD to help support the body’s Endocannabinoid System and CB1 and CB2 receptors, which ultimately reduces pain sensation and inflammation.