This Valentine’s Day can be a great opportunity for a day of self love with CBD. Many people use CBD for its calming effects on anxiety and depression and its anti-inflammatory properties in the body. It’s a great addition to a wellness routine for your body and mind. Here’s how to add CBD and self love together for the perfect Valentine’s day mix.
A Self love meditation
CBD and meditation both have calming effects on the nervous system and can help ground you whilst slowing down thoughts. To add CBD to your meditation practice, firstly take your preferred form of CBD a few hours before meditating. It’s recommended to try an oil for best results, either in a drink of your choice or sublingually (under the tongue).
Now for the meditation, start in a quiet, safe space and get into a comfortable position sitting down. From head to toe slowly scan your body in your mind to get you into the meditative state. Become aware of the sensations in your body as you scan up from the toes and then back down once you’ve reached the crown of your head. This helps you to become meditative and ready to focus on your practice.
Next, focus on the feeling of gratitude and what you are grateful for in yourself. Focus on what you love about yourself, what you are proud of, and what you are grateful to have in your life. If any negative thoughts arise, let them drift away as if you are only an observer and then focus back to your breath. Focus on the sensation of the feeling of gratitude and meditate on it with deep breaths in and out.
Feeling of gratitude for yourself can help show your body and mind love whilst building more confidence within your body. Showing gratitude is a great way to start feeling more positive and offering love to all of yourself.
You can also choose to follow a guided meditation on self love through apps like Calm and Headspace. These can be helpful for beginner meditators as they aid you in relaxation and guide you through the whole meditation. You can also find many guided meditations on Youtube to follow and help you focus on your self love.
Body positivity with CBD
Body positivity is a practice of loving the body you are in and practicing gratitude for your body and your health, wherever that may be. We can also show ourselves positive love and acceptance for our bodies through intentional touch. Try using a CBD massage oil with aromatherapy essential oils to give yourself a massage. Take your time and keep that feeling of love for your body while you massage yourself. Take deep breaths to feel the benefits of calming aromatherapy on your mind and muscles.
You can also focus on what parts of your body you love and which parts of your body deserve more love and attention. Find where you carry your stress and spend time massaging those areas.
Bath salts add extra nourishing ingredients to a hot, calming bath; creating a safe space to unwind and show yourself some TLC. Hot baths can alleviate your mood, improve sleep, and relieve muscle pain and inflammation. Bath salts can also help aid in joint pain and muscular tension. They are great for detoxifying whilst also nourishing skin with minerals in the salts. Himalayan salts are the pinkish hue salts that are high in magnesium which can help with inflammation and moisturisation of the body. Voyager’s CBD bath salts also have the essential oil aromatherapy of both lavender and ylang ylang which can help soothe your mind and bring you back to that self loving, meditative state.
CBD Skin Care
Giving your skin some love can help you glow from the inside out whilst having the time to focus on your self care. CBD in skincare has been known to help inflamed skin and soothe angry breakouts. Finding the right skincare routine can help boost your confidence by healing breakouts and moisturising skin.
Firstly cleanse with a natural, non fragrant cleanser for a natural, clean feeling. Then add a CBD serum to replenish your skin’s natural oils and moisture barrier. This will also help fight acne and soothe redness. Then add a CBD moisturiser on top to lock in moisture and protect your skin from dryness. You can also add CBD spot gel to any breakouts for aid in healing and reducing redness. For an in depth discussion on how CBD can help treat acne, read our blog post here.
You’ve done all the healthy, self love. Now it’s time to unwind with a fun cocktail and what better cocktail to say “I love me” than a margarita! Add CBD to your favourite cocktail or take from our CBD Margarita recipe below.
First you’re going to need these ingredients:
75ml tequila, 25ml Cointreau, the juice of 1 grapefruit, 1 tbsp agave, and 1.5 pipettes of Blood Orange 500mg CBD Oil
Dip your margarita glass in salt or sugar on the rim. Then add the ingredients into a shaker with some ice. Shake and pour into your glass. Add an orange garnish if you’re fancy!
CBD + Sleep
After a relaxing day of self love and CBD, you’ll be ready for a good rest. You can aid your sleep by taking CBD before bed, making your bed, and getting into some comfy pajamas. Sleep can help you feel rested, healthy, and awake enough to accomplish your goals the next day. It’s an important part of showing your body love by allowing yourself to rest. Sweet Dreams!
In conclusion, there are so many ways to show yourself some love this Valentine’s day and a lot of them can incorporate CBD! Whether it’s relaxing, making something just for you, or even just spending time with yourself, self love is very important and deserves your time.
Comment below how you take time to show yourself some love.