In 2020, CBD oil is everywhere, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re in the minority. This magical ingredient, which has been shown to offer a wealth of benefits for all manner of health concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to acne and even chronic pain, has slowly but surely made its way into the mainstream over the past couple of years. And, having made a name for itself thanks to its healing benefits, it has eventually managed to shed the stigma it once suffered thanks to being a derivative of the cannabis plant to become one of the most sought-after supplements in the UK.
Otherwise known as cannabidiol, CBD is completely devoid of the psychoactive ingredients that make people feel ‘high’ – which is why you can now readily find it in the aisles of your nearest health store. But the lure of CBD oil doesn’t end there, and it gradually woven its way into all manner of different products – including some that might surprise you. Scan the ingredients lists of everything from soaps and shampoos to luxury chocolates in your nearest high-end department store and you might be surprised to see that it features often. And, with even some cafes and restaurants starting to add the CBD-infused ingredients to their menus, its popularity knows no bounds.
So, if you’re over the standard CBD oils and tinctures and fancy mixing things up a bit, there are plenty of new ways to reap the benefits without having to put up with its typically bitter taste. Read on to find out five new ways to integrate CBD into your daily routine without even noticing.
CBD, also known as ‘cannabidiol’, has become a household name
Incorporate it into your daily diet
If the taste of CBD oil just doesn’t do it for you, then why not try adding it to some of your favourite meals instead? The mouth-watering flavours will mask it with ease, so add a few drops to your salad dressing, mix it into guacamole or bake it into some decadent chocolate brownies for an enjoyable way to get your daily dose. Or, if you have a sweet tooth then swap that evening treat for CBD gummies instead.
Of course, if you’d rather let someone else do the hard work, then there are plenty of places to head out to eat, too – particularly if you live in London. The sophisticated Mortimer Kitchen, in trendy Fitzrovia, is a restaurant within a wellness centre serving up all manner of healthy, superfood-focused fare. Add a shot of CBD turmeric oil to your favourite coffee after your fitness class to get your fill for the day. Farmacy Kitchen, in Notting Hill, also offers CBD afternoon teas, where you can spend a thoroughly relaxing afternoon chowing down on luxury chocolate truffles, all washed down with a pot of hemp tea.
Add it to your skincare routine
CBD doesn’t have to be taken by mouth in order for you to reap the benefits, and topical treatments can work just as well. So why not take things a step further and enjoy a daily CBD-infused skincare routine?
CBD has been shown to alleviate low moods in several animal studies
Herbivore’s CBD-infused Deep Moisture Glow Oil can be applied under or over your night-time moisturiser to enjoy its hydrating properties while you sleep, and its calming, soothing effect will have you drifting off in no time. If you have trouble sleeping and suffer from dry skin, too, then it might just be the product you’ve been looking for. Or, if putting CBD oil on your face is just a step too far for you, Cannuka’s Nourishing Body Cream is equally impressive, with manuka honey and hyaluronic acid leaving skin feeling soft and CBD delivering an added dose of anti-inflammatory benefits.
Enjoy your favourite tipple
What better way to kick back and relax at the end of a busy week than by lighting your favourite CBD scented candle and settling in for the evening with a glass of your favourite luxury tipple? Mountain Elixirs’ range of bitters have been designed to compliment a range of different spirits including gin, whisky and bourbon – and, with tempting botanical flavours including orange, lavendar and cherry, there’s something to suit all tastes.
These days, CBD oil is no longer the bitter pill it once was to swallow, and these novel ways of getting your daily dose are fast becoming mainstream. So, if greasy oils and tinctures aren’t your thing, then indulge in some luxury CBD products instead to continue reaping the benefits.