CBD is usually considered the tamer cannabinoid, but its effects can be quite powerful. If you’re looking for a way to relax this Summer, without getting too high, CBD is the cannabinoid for you!
What are the Effects of CBD?
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is known to be effective at helping to manage symptoms from a variety of bodily and psychological discomforts including chronic pain, mood issues, epilepsy, PTSD, and more. CBD, by and large does wonders with inflammation, too. The cannabinoid interacts with our endocannabinoid system in a way that is very similar to THC, with the difference between the two being that THC contains the psychoactive cannabinoid known as Delta-9, which makes us feel that high. CBD, on the other hand, does not contain Delta-9, and instead contains small amounts of Delta-8, a very mild psychoactive compound. When we take CBD, the Delta-8 helps us to feel relaxed and at peace, without feeling high. This can be a great combination for daily use, especially in situations where you want to be fully relaxed and present, but maybe not super lit. CBD has also been found to reduce your cardiovascular response to certain kinds of stress, helping you stay calm.
Make This the Summer of CBD
CBD makes an amazing alternative to THC or even alcohol, especially if you’re looking to be a little more present. This Summer, take advantage of all that CBD can do for you, and make sure to grab all your CBD goodies from the Eighty Six shop and the newly expanded CBD Series featuring Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures, Gummies, and Topicals, plus a little something extra for your furry friends!
Here are a few ways you can use CBD to help make the most of your summer.
Early Morning Hike.
Even if you’re not a morning person, a sunrise hike is the quintessential bucket list item. Watching the Earth wake up while most of the world around you is still sleeping is truly a magical experience – and like most things, can be enhanced by a little CBD. Whether you need a few CBD Gummies to help ward off the grumpies after having to wake up while it’s still dark out, or you reach for your CBD infused Muscle Cream when your hike leaves you a little sore, CBD helps to make your sunrise hike as peace and serene from beginning to end.
Summer wouldn’t be complete without some sort of huge family gathering. If you’re like most people, being around that many family members can make you a little cagey – especially that super judgey aunt you see every few years. CBD is the perfect remedy to this sort of inescapably stressful event. Keep a few CBD Gummies in your pocket or spike your drink with a little – or a lot – of a CBD Tincture as needed throughout the event. That way, those passive aggressive comments will roll off your back and nobody can call you out for being hiiiiiiigh.
A Day at the Beach.
A day at the beach is relaxing, but, as you’ll see from this list, most things that are relaxing are even more relaxing when you add some CBD to the mix. Imagine, laying on your favorite beach under an umbrella with a warm breeze on your face as you get lost in a book or a painting, or some other relaxing beachy activity (aka a nap) and because you munched on a few CBD Gummies, you’re oblivious to the barking dogs and volleyball games, it’s just you in your own little CBD infused bubble. Sounds about right.
Museums are wonderful places to get lost for hours, and sure, it can be fun to get a little stoned and go to a dope museum exhibit, but sometimes, you want to be a little more clearheaded and present. If you want to get lost in the art, but not in the museum, swap out your Delta-9 Gummies for some CBD Gummies instead.
Take an Art Class.
Art classes, like museums, are the kind of places where you want to be fully present and engaged with what you are doing, without necessarily wanting to be high. And yes, we all known how much fun it is to get high and get artsy, but it’s also fun to do art when you’re not high. Eating a few CBD Gummies before taking a new art class can help you to be super present and focused so you can make the most of trying a new art form or medium.
Take a Cruise.
Cruses are all about relaxation but sometimes the hustle and bustle of a cruise ship can leave you feeling a little less than relaxed. CBD Tinctures and a generous helping of our CBD Aloe Vera can do wonders to keep your skin and essence clear and in control, even as things get rough at sea.
Take a Family Vacation.
Like most things involving family, family vacations can be both fun and stressful. A little CBD can help keep it together when your parents start fighting about directions, or one of the kids starts screaming, or the airlines loses everyone’s luggage. Maybe bring the CBD Essential Roll-On to rub those temples and get back to a state of total relaxation.
Host a Dinner Party.
Host a CBD-infused BBQ or dinner party this summer and prepare to have the chillest night ever. CBD Tinctures are great for infusing beverages and lots of other dishes, from pasta to salad dressing to BBQ sauce! If infusing a whole meal seems like a little too much for you or your guests, grab a few bags of CBD Gummies and offer them as fun summer hors d’oeuvres.
Get a Massage.
Massages are great on their own, but a massage with our Lavender CBD Body Lotion is honestly, something everyone should try, especially if you’re dealing with chronic aches and pains. CBD infused topicals allow you to focus the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD on your sore muscles and joints. Topicals are great for everyday use, but if you’re looking to experience peak relaxation this Summer, a massage is a great choice.