I know spring is almost around the corner, but it’s been pretty cold lately. So as I amped up my own winter self-care practices, I got inspired to talk to you about cannabis winter self-care.
Tea is wonderful during winter and cannabis tea even more so. When I say cannabis tea it doesn’t mean it will get you high. If you haven’t already read it, I explain all about the difference between the denominations hemp and cannabis in my blog post Hemp 101. All my teas are hemp-based and are legal in both the US and Europe.
Pairing hemp and its many benefits with other herbs and spices can be a wonderful form of self-care during winter. As you might already know, I believe a cup of tea to be a lot more than just a cup of tea. I see it as a whole self-care ritual in itself. I encourage you to look at it in that way because the intention we bring to everything we do is so important. Cannabis and tea are no exception to that. When you have that intention to put yourself first, your cup of tea is going to be so much more than just a cup of tea. You can read more about how to make your hemp tea time a whole self-care ritual here.
Why does hemp make such a wonderful base for tea? Because it’s a beautiful leafy herb that is packed with antioxidants and more (again I can’t make medical claims, but you know to go and Google that yourself).
Hiver (winter in French), my Winter Tea Blend, is packed with herbs and spices that are perfect during the winter. Warming and nourishing, let’s take a look at the recipe:
- Cinnamon – lovely and festive
- Lemon balm (Melissa) – a beautiful leafy herb that also makes a great base for teas. Fantastic for stress relief.
- Cloves – wonderful spicy herb for winter, warming, great for digestion and anxiety.
- Cornflower – beautiful blue colour
- Star Anise – festive, warming, great for digestion
- Orange peels – nourishing
Hiver is really the perfect blend in the wintertime if you want to introduce cannabis in your self-care routine. Just try it out.
In winter, our bodies need so much more sleep. You might be thinking: that this is not cannabis-related?! Lots of people use cannabis to help with their sleep patterns. I mention sleep because it’s so important for our bodies to regenerate. Sleep is at the base of everything. When a client comes to me and says they’re feeling low, stressed or anxious, I always ask how they are sleeping. It’s surprising and not in a good way the amount of people that have trouble sleeping. At the moment, to give you an example, I sleep nine hours a night. It’s a lot, but we do need that extra sleep time in winter. My body craves it.
Our body needs that extra time to regenerate and recuperate as winter is the time when we hibernate. We’re so much more inwards, we slow down. We need that extra sleeping time. As I mentioned, lots of people use cannabis to sleep better. Have a look if you want, there are plenty of stories and testimonials online (for both CBD and THC). To conclude, there are many ways that you can explore cannabis for sleep, whether that’s in a THC form or a CBD form. Tea is one of them, CBD oil is another, or my personal favourite, a joint.
CBD bath bombs
This is something that you can enjoy all year round, but a hot bath is extra enjoyable during the winter. CBD bath bombs can be found pretty much everywhere now. They come in different forms and flavours. My favourite is the rose quartz bath bomb, I call it the self-love bath bomb. It has a little rose quartz inside so that when it dissolves you find a beautiful stone. It’s amazing.
Your CBD bath bomb is going to relax you and nourish you. It’s the ultimate self-care move in winter. I just took a CBD bath the other day as I was in the middle of a launch and it was such a blissful moment and gift to myself.
You can also add a few drops of Water-Soluble CBD to your bath for the same effect. Using CBD topically is one of the fastest ways to absorb it into the body. It usually happens within an hour and can last for hours. So having a CBD bath is a really wonderful winter self-care move and personally, it’s one of my absolute favourites.
Voilà! These were my three (high-free) cannabis winter self-care tips.
Please let me know if you start with one or more of these winter self-care practices, I’d love to know how it’s going for you!
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