From the luxurious to the ordinary, Cannabidiol (CBD) has made its way into our everyday. Whether it be sipping on a CBD beverage or soaking in an enhanced bath, there’s virtually no category left uninfluenced by this popular cannabinoid.
Hotels, salons, and spas have taken note, incorporating CBD into their scrubs, facials, massages, and more. But we can’t book a spa day every day, no matter how much we’d like. Luckily, you can replicate the experience at home with your own products and processes.
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, which is a phytocannabinoid found in plants. Cannabis, including hemp plants, naturally contains cannabidiol and many other phytocannabinoids. Your body naturally contains cannabinoids, too. These substances, known as endocannabinoids, include anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).
The hemp from which our CBD is extracted, by law, contains no more than 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid responsible for cannabis’ intoxicating properties. Hemp extract which contains high levels of CBD can undergo additional processes that remove THC without reducing the presence of terpenes or other sought-after cannabinoids. At Prima, we use this extracting process in all our products to offer broad spectrum hemp extract products that include many cannabinoids in addition to CBD – while taking the extra step to remove as much THC as possible.
Popular CBD spa treatment products
CBD has become popular in rejuvenating spa treatments, such as facials, massages, and hand/foot masks. Its hydrating and soothing properties make CBD a spa day go-to, whether you’re in the salon or on the couch.
You can recreate the CBD spa treatment experience at home with CBD topical products you might see at your next massage appointment or mani/pedi. Skincare and bodycare products include, but certainly aren’t limited to, salves, serums, body creams, and bath bombs, all of which can take your DIY spa day to the next level.
What other ingredients in these products are good for skin?
The best CBD skincare products pair this cannabinoid with other skincare wonders, such as prickly pear oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and hemp seed oil. Hydrating and soothing ingredients leave skin looking and feeling refreshed and youthful
A peer-reviewed 2015 study published in Molecules found that, after applying a prickly pear oil emulsion, the water content of the skin remained elevated for several hours after it was applied. Hemp seed oil contains high levels of linoleic and oleic acid, derived from this vegetarian source of vital omega 6s and omega 3s. Our bodies can’t produce these acids, yet they are essential to skin’s youthful appearance. Both can be found in our Night Magic CBD face oil, an award-winning blend of CBD and botanicals clinically-demonstrated to improve the skin appearance in 93% of those who used it.
How to set up a DIY CBD spa at home
It’s time to treat yourself. Pick a comfortable spot, grab some towels, and set the mood with some soothing music, a good book, and candles. Whether you’re looking to fold in CBD to a current spa day favorite or you’re creating a DIY spa day for the first time, you may find one of these suggestions making its way into your daily self-care routine. Try these five suggestions for your next DIY spa day.
1. Make yourself a relaxing bath with a CBD bath bomb
The benefits of a hot bath are many; the hot water is soothing for both body and mind. Fill your tub with hot water and get ready to soak away your stress. Drop in a CBD bath bomb and get ready for a rush of soothing minerals and comforting scents. Start with our Soak It In Bath Gem that includes broad spectrum hemp extract alongside calming botanicals, magnesium, and meadowfoam and safflower oils. Like the name suggests, lie back and let it all soak in.
2. Take care of your skin with a body lotion or butter
After you step out of your relaxing bath, don’t let the hydration stop there. Apply a CBD body lotion or butter such as our Skin Therapy to enjoy the soothing skincare effects of whole plant hemp extract, hemp seed oil, shea butter, and more. If you’re especially in need of relaxation, give yourself a quick foot or hand massage with your body butter, rubbing in your topical while easing tension in these sensitive spots. When you’re done, slip on your comfiest robe and just relax.
3. Nourish your body from the inside with a CBD powder blend
Promote relaxation from the inside, out. Match your skincare routine with a CBD powder blend you can mix into any of your favorite beverages. The Rest Easy elixir is formulated to support relaxation*, paired with botanicals like valerian root and chamomile to promote the ultimate R&R.
4. Take some time to relax
A DIY spa day is not just about what you drink or apply to your skin — it’s putting yourself into the right state of mind to truly unwind. Relaxing everyday activities are the perfect companion to home CBD spa treatments. Close your eyes. Put on your favorite soothing playlist or album. Read a book. Meditate. Do whatever you usually do to shut off your mind.
5. Finish it off with a facial oil
Make the most of your at-home CBD spa day with a final facial touch. Use a facial oil to lock in the hydration of your CBD self-care routine. All you need are a few drops of an oil such as our Night Magic facial oil around the face and neck to help soften and brighten your skin, leaving you looking as relaxed as you feel the following day.
Why self-care and relaxation matter
When you struggle to make proper time for self-care and relaxation in your life, you’re unable to be your best self when putting yourself into the world, whether at work, with family, or with friends. As the adage goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Whether you’re overwhelmed with work, relationships, or current events, taking the time out of your day to tend to yourself and decompress ensures you can be fully present in all things. And with the right CBD products, you’ll emerge with incredibly radiant, glowing skin.