CBD has recently taken over the cosmetics and health industries as more and more retailers recognize the healing properties of the natural supplement. Here are our top picks to partake in the green trend– because it’s still 4/20 week, after all.
The Sag Harbor, Hamptons-based brand uses 100% organic hemp derived from THC-free cannabis sativa for three different tea flavors: Calm, Restore, and Sleep. The caffeine-free teas are blended with natural herbs to target specific benefits of cannabis, including pain relief, stress management, and sleep aid. The Calm tea is a mix of spearmint, rose, and licorice, ideal for a relaxing cup midday. Restore contains hibiscus and ginger for a refreshing drink post-gym, aiding in cellular repair. Conclude the day with the soothing Sleep tea with lavender and chamomile flavors to prevent insomnia.
The Petal FX fragrances by A Beautiful Life are some of our favorite scents for spring. The perfumes contain no CBD or THC, instead using plant-derived cannabis terpenes for an earthy aroma. Choose one of three fragrances–Fuzz, Echo, or our favorite, Loop— for a rock and roll take on a musky floral. A Beautiful Life also donates 4.20% of Petal FX sales to The Marijuana Policy Project to assist in cannabis law reforms nationwide.
Living up to its name, Ambika Herbals has re-launched four of their bestselling cannabis-infused skincare products. The Shanti Salve, a dynamic blend of full spectrum hemp extract, myrrh, lavender, arnica, and heldchrysum flower oils, soothes tense areas on the body. The solvent-free CO2 hemp extract utilizes all the compounds from the hemp plant, including cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes to capitalize on all the healing benefits from the herb. Ambika Herbals sources ingredients from small local Colorado farms and grow hemp processed without solvents. The green salve has an earthy scent with wisps of lavender, perfect for a nightly indulgence.
The heavenly Vana Bath Soak is modeled after the purifying ritual to move prana (life force) throughout the body. The loose blend of magnesium fluoride flakes, Japanese hinoki wood oil, Douglas fir oil, Australian-sourced blue cypress, and rose de man replenish the body while relaxing the nervous system. The bath soak also includes the same full spectrum hemp extract for a full spa experience. Pour about a tablespoon in a warm bath or just open the beautifully sleek black bottle to smell throughout the day– it’s that infectiously relaxing of a fragrance.
We couldn’t agree more with this aptly-named company. CBD For Life has made us a true believer in the cosmetic benefits of cannabis with their hydrating products that instantly refresh the body. The Face and Body Cleanser is a great every day option to unclog pores with CBD’s natural anti-inflammatory properties.
We can’t get enough of the deliciously adorable CBD Infused Bath Bombs, like the neon blue and yellow Lemograss and Kiwi-scented bomb. The sweetly tangy masculine scent envelopes the bathroom as your body is relieved from sore muscles and dead skin. The paraben and cruelty-free bath bombs are handcrafted in the U.S., and use certified colorants that don’t stain the tub.
For a sensual night-in, try the Pure CBD Hand and Body Massage Lotion. The naturally green lotion has an intoxicating forestry scent and is free of GMOs and phthalates. Better yet, the lotion gently soothes sunburns and other skin irritations.
Last but certainly not least, the Pure CBD Face Cream is the secret weapon of CBD products. With a sultry minty scent, the face cream brings thick goodness to the body, rejuvenating the face with stimulating hemp extract to retain that summer glow.
These oh-so-perfect candles are the best way to celebrate 4/20 in style. The beautifully recyclable packaged candles remind us to “get lit” with bestsellers like Panama Red and Queen Green. The therapeutic grade Kushed essential oils are made from organically grown cannabis in France, and then mixed with fragrances, beeswax, and soy blend for a cleaner and longer burn. Each candle is hand-poured in small batches, and wicks are individually straightened and trimmed before the wax cools. The Queen Green candle smells like freshly cut grass (pun intended) and mint, and contains no THC or CBD.
Our newest obsession is the Panama Red candle with a tart yet sweet scent of blood orange, red currant, and cannabis. It’s the perfect summer post-brunch candle to light on the balcony as twilight sets in.
For a more transportable scent, choose from the variety of essential oils Kushed offers. Our favorite is the Relax blend with lavender, ylang ylang, sweet orange, and cannabis to ease tension and anxiety. The full-bodied scent has a slight tanginess with the lavender, like your own personal spa.
The Hemp CBD Infused Lip Balm from Vertly is the summer cooling balm we never knew we needed. Made from an unexpectedly addicting (not literally!) blend of coconut and mint, the lip balm uses shea, kokum, and cacao butter to moisturize and protect your lips. Even dab your finger in it to spot treat the body. The lip balm has 25 mg of full spectrum hemp CBD extract to soothe and restore. “We like to think of CBD as a vitamin and encourage supplementing your own natural reserves to help keep the body in balance,” the Vertly website reads. “You’ll feel great knowing you are absorbing a little bit of CBD with every swipe of Vertly on the lips.” And boy, do we.
The Smoky Quartz Infusion Foot Spray brings crystal energy and hemp extract to what grounds you most: your feet! The cruelty-free vegan product soothes your toes for a relaxing respite between walking, running, or cramping. A blend of therapeutic grade essential oils, organic aloe leaf juice, and 250 mg organic hemp extract, the non-greasy foot spray is a new must-have– especially when we opt to go barefoot this summer. Plus the smoky quartz is blessed by a shaman under a full moon for extra good vibes.
Named one of the Best CBD Beauty Products by Popsugar and beloved by celebrities like Emma Roberts, the Citrine Infusion Effervescent Bath Tonic revolutionizes baths. The citrusy granular powder is like a deconstructed bath bomb and can be more easily controlled when pouring. Citrine crystals are considered to be the stone for manifestation and reinvigorate creativity, perfect for a thoughtful meditation while in the bath. The cruelty-free product is enhanced with 150 mg of organic hemp extract to further soothe the body.
Now get to relaxing with some green!