Are you feeling stressed out? Feel like you can’t catch a minute to relax? Well, it might be time to take a day for yourself.
For those of us who are proudly medical marijuana patients — why not incorporate cannabis into your self-care routine? Here are some lovely additions to those special days when have some much-needed time to focus on the most important person in your life: yourself.
To start off, we recommend creating a cozy, comfortable environment. Light some incense with a soothing scent, such as Palo Santo. Turn on your favorite jams to chillax to — maybe some otherworldly instrumental jams, the calm crooning of a jazz vocalist or the gentle rhythms of folk. Once you feel you have achieved the perfect ambiance, draw yourself a warm bath. For an especially luxurious soak, you could pour some Pursend CBD bath salts into the water, for moisturizing and relaxing effects. Focus on your breathing and let worries float away.
Then, scrub off any grime/dirt (and any stress and anxiety) with Dr. Bronner’s pure castille peppermint soap. Dr. Bronner’s has been fighting the good fight — donating $660,000 toward cannabis legalization in Arizona and other states where it is on the ballot. You’ll hop out feeling squeaky clean, with your skin pleasantly tingling with the organic peppermint oil.
After drying off with a fluffy towel, moisturize with with a nice lotion. We love the calming blend from Apothecanna — CBD combined with the aromas of lavender, chamomile and frankincense create a combination fit for royalty. We also enjoy Hempz lotion — the company has a vast array of scents to choose from, including Green Tea and Asian Pear and Fresh Coconut and Watermelon.
Get into your favorite sweatpants, pajamas and socks, and why not try out a cannabis face-mask? We love this recipe — which leaves your skin soft and supple. HMH offers $50 half oz bags of shake, trim, and stems, which are perfect for making your own face mask.
End the spa-day with a cannabis smoothie! There are many nutritious benefits in cannabis. You’ll finish up your pampering sesh feeling healthy, refreshed and truly glowing.
Best strains for treating yourself
Girl Scout Cookies have mind-melting, relaxing effects, perfect for treating a stress migraine after a long day. When grown right, GSC also has an impressive THC content, perfect for treating depression and pain.
Purple Urkle is an extremely relaxing indica. When using this strain, make sure you have a comfy couch or bed nearby – it is known to alleviate insomnia and induce restful sleep…. This one might be just what you have been looking for.
Sour Cream is a popular choice among patients seeking stress relief. Its effects are described as simultaneously uplifting and calming. After ingesting, many find a smile on their face that takes a while to go away.