„Hemp doesn’t get you high but it sure does make you feel good.“
As I type this, it is 2pm on a Wednesday and I am working from home in a bath of rose oil, epsom salt and marigold blossoms. I am sipping chamomile tea. I have just dropped four syringes worth of CBD oil under my tongue.
This may seem blissful to you, but I am in slight agony, even within the dreamy scenario. Today is the start of my cycle.
I am not typically a proponent of the whole Work-from-Home ethos. There is a reason offices exist. I don’t like allowing my day-to-day workload into my sanctuary unless I need the upmost quiet to meet a deadline. But days like this, where I barely have the physical capacity to sit up straight, I consider the ability to Work-from-Bath a blessing.
My cycles have changed over the years. I have always suffered from sporadic period pains. Some months, I feel nothing! Other months, the first or the last day can be debilitating; I may break out into cold sweats from the pain, feeling on the verge of passing out. And I never know if the next month will bring this. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of anxiety around my encroaching cycles. I plan my life around them, even if I end up feeling totally fine.
I have tried a multitude of pain relievers, both those prescribed by doctors and those passed down by doulas. I tend to be more holistic in my approach to the management of my body, but there were days of complete agony years ago in which I demanded a Vicodin to just calm me down and put me to sleep.
Those days have passed me, but I still suffer a few months out of the year. I found that smoking a joint helps me a lot. It relaxes my abdomen muscles and distracts me. But in the midst of a workday, fielding a multitude of emails from a multitude of varying degrees of professionalism, I can’t very well light up and tune out. I still need my brain to be on it. As nice as the option is, there are some days in which I simply cannot trade my mental capacity for comfort of the body.
CBD was recommended to me for years. I would reckon to say that I have tried nearly 100 different types of CBD oils. Yes, really. When I first began dabbling in the CBD realm, I wasn’t taking it when I really needed it. I was experimenting. I would take it an hour or so before bed to see if I could feel any difference, even if I was already tired.
This last year, I began taking CBD more seriously, and using it as a tool for myself. I have about five different brands on hand. I’m like a fairy hemp mother, dropping golden oil under my friends tongues here and there, dependent on what ails them.
I personally use CBD oil to help me manage three things I suffer from time-to-time:
Heightened Anxiety and Stress
Stressed Out & Polluted Skin
Below I will be sharing with you a few of my favorite hemp and CBD products. Bear in mind, I am not a doctor or medical practitioner. This post is not sponsored! It is my own personal opinion.