If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that we love to take a break to go on vacation. It’s only natural that we let go of our daily rituals as we soak up our new surroundings.
Taking a trip doesn’t mean your wellness routine should go on airplane mode – especially when it comes to using CBD. Products containing CBD are abundant in today’s market and great for those who love to (or have to) travel. Fast becoming the latest trending wellness ingredient, you can find CBD in endless forms. From gummies to coffee to capsules and tinctures – you name it and you can probably put CBD in it.
As you may already know, scientific research is proving CBD’s many health benefits and the list is ever-growing. CBD has the potential to ease anxiety, improve sleep and even help with symptoms of menopause. When we understand CBD’s many health benefits, it’s easy to see why it can prove to be such a helpful aid for those who travel.
Whether you’re taking long haul flights across continents, enjoying a city break close to home or simply indulging in a relaxing beach break, there’s a CBD product for anyone who plans to travel. We’ve compiled a list of recommendations to suit your summer holiday, so let’s take a look at how you can stay medicated on the move.
Best CBD Product for adventurers and explorers: CBD Coffee
CBD coffee is a great pick-me-up for travelers who are constantly exploring on-the-go. It can also be a great aid to fighting jet-lag when you need an extra energy boost.
CBD is known to have calming, stress-relieving effects. If you suffer from the jitters or caffeine-induced anxiety after drinking coffee, taking your cup o’ joe with CBD can help balance out this effect.
It’s possible to make your own CBD coffee using CBD Oil – however, we know most travel won’t have time for this. So in this case, you can pack some store-bought cold brew CBD coffee. Or if you prefer to keep your morning coffee ritual, it’s possible to buy ground CBD coffee which you can brew in a percolator or french press.
Best CBD Product for long-distance travel: CBD Cream
Taking a long-haul flight or road-tripping for hours on end? Then you’ll be no stranger to the muscle cramps and back ache that can come with these kinds of travel. As CBD is known for its pain relieving abilities, a CBD cream is the perfect antidote when you’ve endured hours of uncomfortable transport. CBD is known to be an anti-inflammatory too, hence its suitability when it comes to aches and pains.
CBD creams work because they interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), found throughout our bodies including in our skin. The ECS is responsible for a range of functions including pain-relief and balancing hormones just to name a few. When we use CBD topicals like creams, lotions or salves, the solution penetrates into the ECS via our skin to deliver the required benefits.
It’s worth noting that CBD can also improve Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) after exercising. So if you’re taking long daily hikes, swimming or walking for miles on end, rubbing CBD cream into the affected area can help reduce inflammation at the site of the soreness.
There are so many great CBD creams on the market today. Look out for those containing full-spectrum hemp oil for maximum benefits and remember to check the dosage so that you can choose the best product for your needs.
Best CBD Product if you’re catching flights: CBD Face Oil
One form of travel which massively dehydrates our body is flying. All that A/C on the plane sucks the moisture from our skin and can leave your face in particular begging for moisture. Travelling to dry climates like deserts or even cold ski resorts can also have the same effect. Thankfully, CBD face oil is perfect for combating lifeless skin and delivering that much-needed moisture.
Research has shown that CBD oil works incredibly well for a number of skin ailments like eczema and acne, making it pretty much perfect for all skin types. So not only does the oil base keep your face hydrated, it can also help to heal your complexion complaints.
Some CBD oils also come with added pollution protection, making them a great moisturizer or make-up base to protect your skin if you’re taking a city break.
Best CBD Product for beach-goers: CBD Sunscreen
This one really is a hot-off-the-press innovation! CBD Sunscreen is one of the newest additions to the ever-growing world of CBD products. What better way to get a topical application of CBD whilst staying safe in the sun and still topping up your tan.
There is lots of anecdotal evidence out there that CBD oil works well as an aftersun, as it’s said to have a cooling sensation and work well for pain associated with sunburn. When we look at CBD’s scientifically proven benefits as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and as a pain reliever, it’s clear to see why CBD is an amazing addition to sunscreen. Not to mention the fact it benefits the skin of those with eczema and acne.
Pioneering CBD sunscreens is CBD Brands, who have developed 3 sun creams for face and body. Each of their CaniSun creams contains 300mg of CBD, delivers UVA & UVB protection and are FDA approved. They’re also clinically and dermatologically tested, as well as being hypoallergenic, which is great news for those with the most sensitive of skin types.
As we now know, thanks to the abundance of CBD products out there, it’s relatively easy to find a way to use CBD no matter what type of traveler you are.
CBD skincare products like face oils and sunscreens are an easy way to incorporate CBD into your sunshine rituals whilst giving your skin an antioxidant boost. Or if you’re not the sunbathing type and instead plan on hitting the slopes or hiking through mountains, don’t forget to pack your CBD coffee to boost your energy and wash away the jet lag. Just make sure you’ve got your CBD cream on hand for the post-adventure muscle aches!
A note for those taking CBD Abroad
If you’re planning to travel anywhere with and form of CBD , please be aware of the potential risks involved with doing so, especially with flights. Huffington Post recently reported that the Transport Security Administration (TSA) are now allowing FDA-approved medications containing CBD and hemp-derived CBD products in both carry-on and checked bags in the US.
However in some countries, CBD is still illegal. We advise you to do your own thorough research on your destination before making the decision of whether to take your CBD products with you on vacation.