The totally legal weed-laced wellness products you need on your radar
Let’s face it: marijuana has gotten a lot more common and more sophisticated these days. It’s been completely legalized in nine states (and the District of Columbia), with plenty of other jurisdictions easing up on restrictions. And even if it’s not legal where you are, you can still benefit from the cannabis plant. I’m talking about CBD, officially Cannabidiol oil, the cousin of THC—the psychotropic chemical compound found in marijuana. And while CBD lacks the colorful high (and bouts of paranoia) commonly associated with regular weed, recent cannabis research has identified CBD as the component responsible for a great deal of marijuana’s medical benefits.
Which is why so many brands are now whipping up products infused with CBD. Because it’s been shown to offer relief from pain, anxiety and depression, while also boasting anti-inflammatory and anti-acne properties. In short, it’s a wonder drug that makes any product a little more potent and enjoyable. From pain-relieving body lotions and eye creams that make you look perpetually well-rested to protein powder that removes muscle soreness, you probably want a little CBD in your daily routine. It takes self-care to a whole new level.
HIGH CBD PAIN & WELLNESS FORMULA LOTION
This cooling lotion formulated with CBD is designed to be penetrating and quickly absorbed. Infused with mint, sage and citrus, the moisturizing cream not only soothes sore muscles, joint pain and other irritating skin conditions, it smells good and hydrates your skin as well.
$50 by Lord Jones
HEMP INFUSED LIP BALM
Yes, this is a great lip balm. Handcrafted with organic and nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter and jojoba oil, it will keep your lips soft and hydrated. But it’s also a pocketable wonder salve. Founder Claudia Mata suggests rubbing the cooling, pepperminty balm on your temples when you’re stressed or anxious.
$22 by Vertly
SLEEPING MASK INFUSED WITH CBD
If you have breakouts, dryness or irritated skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, this repairing mask can bring dull skin back to life. Cannabis oil is filled with powerful antioxidants to soothe the skin, help heal inflammation, and treat acne. And this mask, which you slather on and then wear overnight, combines that oil with other hydrating ingredients to allow skin cells to repair and regenerate while you sleep.
$125 by Ildi Pekar
CBD CALMING EYE BALM
Want to shrink puffy eyes in the morning? Or help fight fines lines and crow’s feet? This eye cream is formulated with a mix of Manuka honey, shea butter, vitamin E and CBD isolate. All of which boast soothing and anti-inflammatory properties which reduce puffiness and the darkness around the eye while repairing the top layer of skin and the collagen layer under your eyes.
$38 by Cannuka
CBD RECOVERY PROTEIN
Science shows that the cannabinoids in hemp oil is effective in managing inflammation post-exercise. It also reduces muscle strain and dehydration from training. This protein powder is packed with 27 grams of quality whey protein, 8.5 grams of branched-chain amino acids and 25 milligrams of CBD. Formulated with real, organic raw cacao for a chocolatey flavor (with a slight tang from the hemp), we found it completely eradicated next-day soreness after a hard training session.
$39.95 by Floyd’s of Leadville
The only thing better than a long, relaxing soak? Infusing that warm bath water with natural and organic botanicals combined with sustainable hemp oil. It’s guaranteed to wash away the stress, soothe tired muscles and improve your skin. Do this before bed and you’ll drift away into the best night’s sleep of your life.
$55 by Cannabis Beauty Defined
Want to puff on something to get your fix? These artfully packaged pens are available in three formulations (Focus, Relief and Relax), each featuring distinct flavor and cannabinoid profiles. Relief is our favorite, with a fusion of tangerine, mint and lemongrass.
Relief pen, $49 by Silk Road