The idea of CBD oil might spook you easily – you have no intention of getting high! But unlike THC, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana, CBD is will not change a person’s state of mind when they ingest it. What CBD does is to attach itself to the receptors in the body, thus relieving pain and fighting inflammation.
Many people use CBD products to help with sleep, stress, pain, anxiety, inflammation and more. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress and improve physiological symptoms of anxiety (like increased heart rate) in animal studies. (Here’s our editor’s experience using CBD for anxiety.)
6 Relaxing CBD Recipes
There are a handful of ways to use CBD. You can smoke it through a vaporizer, massage it into your skin using oils and lotions, ingest it through oils, honey, chocolate bars, lattes, caramels or gummies and even take it in capsule form.
CBD-infused oil or honey is, in my opinion, the easiest and yummiest way to ingest CBD. You can use it in drinks (like golden milk lattes or hot chocolate), desserts, soups, or simply consume it straight. And the good news is: you can totally make a lot of these CBD recipes at home. Here’s how.
1. CBD Bliss Balls from Hello Glow
De-stress naturally with these CBD snacks; they’re the ideal comfort food after a workout or a tough day. With macadamia nuts, vanilla and cacao, they taste just just like dessert.
2. CBD Chamomile Tea Latte from Good Saint
This calming chamomile latte with a dose of CBD oil helps with insomnia, anxiety and stress, making it the ideal option for winding down your evening routine.
This herbal tincture uses lemon balm, valerian and CBD oil to help you release tension and better manage stress. This stress tincture uses powerful nervines (herbs that help strengthen and support the nervous system) to buffer and lessen the effects of stress, both in the moment and cumulatively over time.
4. Cookies and Cream Cheesecake CBD Bites from My Tiny Laguna Kitchen
Vegan, keto, paleo and gluten free, but filled with flavor and health benefits! These CBD bites will take the edge off and make you feel more relaxed.
5. CBD Golden Milk Popsicles from Well Fed Baker
If you want the benefits of golden milk and CBD in the most dessert-y way possible, these coconut milk popsicles are for you!
6. Coconut Raspberry CBD Energy Bites from Clean Eating Kitchen
Coconut and raspberries go hand in hand in these vegan, gluten-free energy balls. Enriched with CBD oil, they help reduce anxiety and lower inflammation.