CBD oil is having a moment, and just about everyone is here for it. Not because of any mind-altering attributes (it has none) but for its potential health and wellness benefits. With everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Busy Phillips to Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan touting its effectiveness, CBD is entering the mainstream in a big way. CBD water? That’s old news. Here are 10 CBD infused products you never knew about.
1) CBD-Infused Mascara
CBD-infused mascara uses CBD instead of beeswax to adhere its heart-shaped fibers to the lashes. The heart-shaped fibers are supposed to create peak fullness and maximum curling without clumping. Also, because it’s an oil, CBD conditions lashes and gives the mascara a creamy texture, making it easier to apply.
2) Candles That Melt into CBD Massage Oil
Who doesn’t love an all-in-one product? A candle that turns into a CBD massage oil gives all-in-one products a new life. Enjoy the relaxing fragrance and then, once it’s warm and pliable, use it as a massage oil or body moisturizer. That makes it a three-in-one product, but who’s counting?
3) CBD-Infused Socks
Socks are probably the greatest gift of all time. Want to take this popular gift to the next level? Try regenerating, pain-relieving CBD-infused socks. The theory behind the socks is that delivering the CBD oil to the feet helps soothe inflammation and offers pain relief.
4) CBD Toothpaste
Although this one may seem a little bit “out there,” the idea behind adding CBD is that it has an entourage effect that boosts the other ingredients found in natural toothpastes, such as coconut oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and more. CBD may also add antibacterial properties to the mix. However, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist before trying CBD toothpaste.
5) CBD Insect Spray
Why put CBD in an insect repellant? There is evidence supporting the use of cannabis as a repellent and pesticide, so it was probably just a matter of time before it straight-up appeared in insect repellent along with citronella and eucalyptus. In addition to its pesticide properties, the theory is that CBD may also be able to soothe the inflammation and pain from any bites you may get.
6) CBD Shampoo and Conditioner
Hair products infused with CBD oil are on the rise. CBD is high in essential fatty acids such as Omegas 3, 6, and 9, so it helps to prevent moisture loss and keep hair well hydrated. And tyrosine, one of the amino acids in CBD Oil, may have the potential to help to maintain hair color. But where CBD oil really shines is its potential effect on scalp health, which directly impacts hair health. CBD-infused hair care products may be able to help with issues such as flaking, dryness, itchiness, and generally healthier locks.
7) CBD-Infused Olive Oil for Cooking
CBD-infused extra virgin olive oil can be drizzled on anything, including pizza, salads, and even ice cream. The CBD is extracted with an ethanol extraction process that removes the “green” aftertaste. It provides 1mg of CBD per 1ml of olive oil, which makes it easy to incorporate a dose into your meals.
8) CBD Sweeteners
Want to add a touch of CBD to your baked goods? CBD sweetener is the way to go. CBD sweetener is water-soluble, so your body absorbs the CBD faster than traditional digestion methods. You can find CBD-infused sweeteners as granulated sugar or syrups. Each 25mg serving of CBD is water-soluble, so it mixes with anything.
9) CBD Suppositories
While a CBD suppository might not be as glam as a CBD vape pen or face mask, it is an effective way of absorbing CBD. A suppository bypasses the digestive system and allows you to feel the effects of CBD within 10-15 minutes and lasts up to 8 hours.
10) CBD Manicure
A what? Yes, CBD manicures are popping up at trendy spas all over the country. It’s very much like a regular manicure but features a 10-minute massage with a CBD-infused balm or lotion. Was it the massage or the balm? Who knows, but many report feeling extra relaxed after their CBD manicures.
CBD is generally considered safe, although its legality varies from state to state, so be sure you know the regulations in your state. If you want to give any of these products a try, do so carefully, especially if you have sensitive skin. If you are ingesting any CBD-infused products, be sure to talk with your doctor to determine if CBD is right for you.