CBD 101: How It Can Help and What Products to Try


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If you haven’t yet caught wind, the CBD bandwagon has arrived and many of us are hopping on. What’s CBD, you ask? It’s the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in Cannabis Sativa and hemp that you’re seeing plastered across every type of product from oil to chocolate candies. The second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis, CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana. Like many of you, we’ve had a number of friends share their CBD success stories with us, raving about how a topical oil or vape pen transformed their sleep or skin.

So, what’s all the hype about? Turns out, CBD boasts a wide variety of health and wellness benefits and exhibits no negative effects indicative of abuse or dependence potential. After performing a quick Google search, or even visiting a local health store, you’ll learn there is a sea of CBD products on the market claiming to cure anything from acne to anxiety. This, in tandem with society’s overall growing acceptance of medical marijuana, is what’s capturing the attention of us all, pot smokers or not. (We invite you to read Otegha Uwagba’s piece on Man Repeller, Weed Is Trending, But For Whom?, to learn about the trajectory of marijuana becoming more mainstream.)

With that said, it’s crucial that you do your research to ensure the product you’re purchasing is high quality and catered to your needs. As always, remember to take any definitive claims about CBD with a grain of salt, and to check with your doctor before incorporating any new supplements into your routine. As per Peter Grinspoon in this 2018 article in the Harvard Health Blog, “We need more research, but CBD may prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.” CBD is not a cure-all, but it is a widely recommended supplement that could help those of us who deal with certain physical or mental health ailments.

To help give you a head start on your CBD search, we’ve gathered products from a few of the CBD brands that we’ve either tried ourselves or that have been recommended to us most fervently.

We’d love to hear about your own experiences with CBD. If you’ve had a positive experience (or a negative one—we’re more than open to feedback of either variety) taking CBD before, let us know in the comments section. We’re always looking for reader input and recommendations!

Lord Jones

Launched in 2015 and notably the first CBD brand available on Sephora.com, Lord Jones is a leader in a global movement to normalize the use of Cannabis and CBD for health and wellness purposes. Their product assortment includes high-potency gumdrops, oils, tinctures, and other skincare products.



Royal Oil 1000mg Pure CBD Oil

Maximum strength 1,000 mg CBD oil by Lord Jones nourishes and hydrates your skin. Best used alone or as an addition to your makeup routine.


High CBD Formula Bath Salts

Handmade in small batches, these Lord Jones CBD bath salts are formulated to relax your body and soothe your soul.


Limited Edition Peach Summer CBD Gumdrops

Yummy peach gumdrops by Lord Jones. Nine gummies included, each containing 20 mg of CBD.


High CBD Body Lotion

Extra-strength CBD-infused body lotion that offers a cooling sensation upon application.


On a mission to take your food and mood to the next level, Hemple offers functional hemp-based products designed to make you feel better. All of their products meet quality standards you can trust, using only premium ingredients free of pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents. Take control of their gut health, as well as improve their mood, sleep, and energy levels.



Hemp Seed Oil

A raw super oil made to nourish your body from the inside out. Ingredients include 100% Australian cold-pressed hemp seed oil.


Hemp Sigma, 300 mg

Helps to alleviate anxiety, stress, pain and assist with digestion.


Using their dermatology background and expertise, co-founders Michael and Kelly Burgamer launched Cannuka, a natural skincare line. Sustainably sourced and ethically produced, Cannuka products harness the health and wellness benefits of CBD and Manuka honey. All of their formulas are THC-free and safe for the entire family.



CBD Hydrating Lip Balm

Stick one of these CBD lip balms in your purse and use it throughout your day whenever your lips begin feeling chapped or cracked.


Cleansing Body Bar

A luxurious body bar that cleanses and refreshes skin every time you bathe.


CBD Calming Eye Balm

Soothing eye balm that helps treat fine lines, puffiness and dark circles under eye.

Herb Essentials

Herb Essentials is committed to offering cannabis infused skincare products that utilize the unique and beneficial properties of the cannabis plant.



Cannabis Infused Candle

This cannabis infused candle by Herb Essentials slowly fills the room with a subtle ambiance for about 60 hours of burn time.


Lip Balm, 0.25 oz

Keep your lips feeling soft and protected throughout your day with this cannabis infused lip balm from Herb Essentials.


On a mission to connect people to the healing powers of plants, and ultimately better the entire world, Wildflower offers best-performing CBD and cannabis wellness products of all kinds. They maintain a company promise of using 100% natural ingredients. In addition, they ensure premium effectiveness and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every purchase.



CBD+ Mist Starter Kit

An introduction to the world of plant-based healing by Wildflower ($220 value!).


CBD+ Soap

CBD infused soap available in lavender and vanilla.


CBD+ Healing Stick

Highly concentrated CBD healing stick by Wildflower, great for targeted pain relief and easy to apply.


CBD+ Vaporizor – Aches

Quickly alleviate aches and pains on the go with this Wildflower vaporizer. Ingredients include 500mg CBD, as well as several all-natural essential oils.

More CBD Products We Love

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BY Team Wit & Delight - August 9, 2019

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