When it comes to exploring the benefits of CBD, knowledge is certainly power. Make no mistake: Understanding the science of how cannabis interacts with the human body is a crucial first step if you intend on factoring it into your routine in an efficient, lasting way.
Because our bodies are all different, zeroing in on the products that work best for us often requires some trial and error in addition to that baseline education. This can be an overwhelming ask in a cannabis market that seems to be growing all the more crowded every day. That's why we're counting down the CBD products that we can personally vouch for—from muscle-relieving sprays to anxiety-reducing oils. You're welcome.
1. Lord Jones White Peach Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops
These gumdrops are made with natural fruit flavors, gelatin, citric acid, sugar, and 20mg of CBD. They taste so good and they'll make you feel so relaxed—what more can you ask for?
2. Highline Wellness CBD Energy Oil
For an energy boost and to improve brain function, this oil contains both CBD and green tea extract. To consume, add the dropper under your tongue or mix with a beverage.
3. Prima Bath Gem
A bath can be the ultimate way to de-stress and wind down. This CBD bath gem contains epsom salt and magnesium to detoxify; meadowfoam and safflower seed oils to moisturize; and lavender, eucalyptus, and camphor oils to calm the mind.
4. Leef Organics Revive CBD Balm
CBD can also help relieve any muscle aches and joint pain. Apply this salve to any sore areas and let it work its magic. It's also formulated with botanicals like calendula, grapeseed oil, cacao butter, lavender and peony.
5. Brown Girl Jane Heal Whipped CBD Body Butter
This body butter is just so luxurious—it's the perfect way to give yourself some TLC. The CBD-infused formula also contains nourishing ingredients like cocoa butters, chamomile, calendula, and aloe to leave your skin smooth and hydrated.
6. Foria Intimacy Natural Lubricant with CBD
CBD is also found in so many sexual wellness products now. Foria's all-natural lubricant is infused with 200mg of broad-spectrum CBD and MCT oil, which will enhance arousal and soothe.
7. Beboe Therapies High Potency CBD Sheet Mask
This sheet mask is multi-tasking: It leaves you with glowy, smooth skin and it will also have you feeling calm and collected. It has good-for-the-skin ingredients like plant-extracted AHAs, vitamins C and E, ceramides, glycerin, aloe, and algae extract.
8. Ellis Brooklyn Marvelous CBD Massage and Body Oil
Apply this body oil all over to soothe skin and de-stress your mind. In addition to full-spectrum CBD, it also contains the antioxidant maritime pine bark extract and moisturizing sweet almond oil.
9. Apothecanna Extra Strength Relieving Body Spray
I first fell in love with this soothing spray as an effective tool for sore muscles. But it became a bona fide staple in my routine when, in a Hail Mary moment, I massaged it into my abdomen during a particularly rough bout of period cramps. Peppermint and juniper are cooling upon contact, while arnica and cannabis work deep to soothe pain and inflammation.
10. Vertly Face Mist
Use this CBD-infused face mist to tone skin, set makeup, or give your skincare a boost. It's also formulated with calendula flower extract, rose oil, and aloe vera.
11. Dr. Hartridge's CBD-Infused Salve
Charlotte Palermino, cannabis expert and one half of the team behind weed-centric newsletter Nice Paper, swears by this topical salve. Use it wherever you feel cramping or pain. High-grade CBD combines with magnesium stearate to provide speedy relief.
12. Kin Slips Park Life CBD Sublingual Strips
These cannabis-infused strips melt under the tongue to provide a very subtle dose of THC and sizable hit of CBD. I love pairing one with my morning coffee to take the edge off. (And for what it's worth, the THC content is too low to facilitate a palpable buzz—just a nice lift in mood that lasts for hours on end.)
13. Herb Essntls Scented Candle
Set the mood with this scented candle that has notes of cannabis buds, patchouli, dry amber, citrus, and bergamot.
14. Charlotte's Web Mint Chocolate Hemp Extract Oil
The mint chocolate flavor makes it a luscious addition to a green smoothie, in my opinion, while Who What Wear's Senior Beauty Editor Erin Jahns loves it in her morning coffee.
15. Lord Jones CBD Body Lotion
CBD gets a lot of buzz for its anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties, but it's also a potent anti-inflammatory for a variety of different skin conditions. I use this cooling lotion during psoriasis flare-ups, and it's also highly effective on sore muscles and joints. Multitasking for the win.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.