Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day – whatever you call it, it’s fast approaching. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to let your person know you’re thinking of them, have you considered CBD?
A CBD gift can bring joy to your partner not just on Valentine’s Day but again and again as it is used daily to promote relaxation, soothe their senses, find relief, ease tension and discomfort, and support their sleep cycle.
Read on to learn more about CBD, along with a few recommendations from us here at the Apothecary!
What Exactly Is CBD?
CBD is one of over 100 phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. As the most active ingredient in the hemp plants (a federally legal strain of cannabis), CBD products make a perfect gift because of their ability to support our mental and physical well-being.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works by partnering with the endocannabinoid system (the ECS). This internal network uses naturally-produced endocannabinoids to send messages throughout the body.
Endocannabinoids can bind with cannabinoid receptors throughout the central and peripheral nervous system to help regulate sleep, appetite, discomfort, mood, just to name a few.
Plant-based cannabinoids like CBD can help support our overall wellbeing precisely because they are molecularly similar to the endocannabinoids that already exist within the body.
When endocannabinoids bind with cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) found on the surface of cells in the brain, muscles, connective tissues, skin, and other vital organs, they can interact with neurotransmitters and activate various body functions to help maintain homeostasis.
And when CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream, it can help strengthen and prolong the effects of the endocannabinoids as they naturally respond to stressors and irregularities within the body.
Impact of Cannabinoids on the Body
Cannabinoids can interact with hormones, neurotransmitters in the brain, cells throughout the body, and the immune system to positively impact our wellbeing. When bound to CB receptors, cannabinoids can help elevate the mood, adapt to stress, stimulate appetite, improve sleep quality, and respond to signals by reducing tension and swelling.
What Can CBD Be Used For?
CBD can support our existing endocannabinoids as they benefit our well-being in many ways.
When the body experiences discomfort, endocannabinoids are sent to the source. Whether the discomfort stems from swollen joints after being on your feet all day or sore muscles following an intense workout, CBD’s naturally soothing properties CBD can support endocannabinoids in easing localized or generalized discomfort.
Relieving Tension and Promoting Relaxation
From anxious thoughts to tension weighing on the shoulders, stress sure can take its toll on our wellbeing. But when CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream, it can help calm the mind, soothe body tension, and enhance the mood.
CBD can positively interact with the mood-regulating endocannabinoid anandamide and the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, all of which help elevate feelings of pleasure and relaxation while lowering levels of the stress-producing hormone cortisol.
Promoting a Better Night of Sleep
If your partner has trouble falling or staying asleep, CBD can help. By promoting relaxation and settling a wired mind, taking CBD before bed can help the body shift into slumber.
CBD may also help your body spend more sleep time in a deeper and more restful form of sleep that will have you waking up feeling rejuvenated and ready to go.
Supporting the Immune System
Cannabinoid receptors known as cb2 receptors are found in immune cells throughout the body, allowing the ECS to help support immune function. CBD can also help endocannabinoids respond to redness and swelling with antioxidants and naturally soothing properties.
What CBD Products Would Make a Good Valentine’s Day Gift?
So, what CBD product would your partner love to receive this Valentine’s Day? We’re sharing some of our favorites below!
CBD Self-Care: Bath Soaks and Body Lotions
If your loved one loves nothing more than a long soak in a hot bath after a tough day, they won’t be able to get enough of the Slumbering CBD Bath Soak.
The epitome of self-care, this soothing soak pairs CBD Isolate with pure flower oils and nourishes aloe leaf juice to hydrate the skin while relieving tension and calming the mind.
Your partner will feel loved and luxurious every time they settle into the deep, vibrant blue water and breathe in the gentle, floral fragrance.
And if your partner prefers a shower over a bath, they can still incorporate CBD into their self-care routine with the Soothing CBD Body Butter. Made with antioxidant-rich green tea and primrose, this body butter is the perfect post-shower moisturizer, providing a sense of calm while also rejuvenating the skin.
CBD Teas and Lattes
If your loved one requires a daily dose of caffeine to start the day, surprise them with a CBD tea or latte mix that will keep them energized, without any of the accompanying caffeine jitters. CBD helps stimulate the mind when paired with caffeine while also balancing out caffeine’s potentially harsher effects.
Our ceremonial-grade Mighty Matcha can help your partner focus on the tasks ahead, while the antioxidant-rich tea supports their wellbeing from the inside out. Or, for a buzzy twist on a classic, introduce your partner to the energizing Breakfast Buzz Tea.
This English Breakfast CBD tea will kick start their morning or serve as an ideal afternoon pick-me-up delight.
CBD Oil Rollers
If your partner enjoys aromatherapy, you can’t go wrong with CBD Rollers. With essential oils to delight the senses, these rollers promote wellness in the mind and body.
Our Love Roller combines CBD with sandalwood with vanilla, ylang-ylang, and jasmine to help balance the heart and mind. Meanwhile, our Unwind Roller promotes restfulness with its calming chamomile and lavender.
CBD Honey Drops
Forget the candy hearts, our organic CBD Honey Drops are even sweeter! Made with real honey, these vitamin-rich gummies promote relaxation, sleep, and immune support. And did we mention, they are absolutely delicious?
The Bottom Line
Organic and high-quality CBD products can provide wellness benefits to last through the day or night. Whatever form of CBD you choose, your partner is sure to feel the love with CBD gift this Valentine’s Day!
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