Let’s face it: we’re all under a lot of stress during these unprecedented times but have no fear because CBD (short for cannabidiol) oil is here. Reported to help treat everything from seizures to social anxiety, this magical ingredient—derived from either the hemp plant or the marijuana plant (but with no THC)—offers the calm that you crave. We’ve collected seven must-have vegan CBD products to keep you feeling more relaxed.
1. Sträva Craft Coffee
It’s time to rethink the meaning of “caffeinated.” With Sträva CBD-infused coffees, the more you sip, the more mellow you’ll invite. The whole-bean coffee is available in several varieties: Focus, Restore, Elevate, and Escape. Serve this up before your morning Zoom calls.
2. Charlotte’s Web Hemp Infused Cream
Just like us, our skin can get irritated due to stress, too. That’s where Charlotte’s Web comes in, with its popular CBD products. Namely, its hemp-infused topical cream that gives a healthy dose of shea butter and 300mg of hemp extract per ounce to soothe skin. Keep it by you at all times to apply after washing your hands.
3. Premium Jane CBD Gummy Bears
Remember that great Velvet Underground song, “Sweet Jane”? Well, now you have a reason to sing it, because these sweet gelatin-free Premium Jane CBD Gummy Bears will keep you feeling upbeat through the stresses of isolation. The maker suggests the sweets’ benefits include combatting stress, fatigue, and mild discomfort.
4. Lulu’s CBD Chocolate
Lulu’s CBD Chocolate does double-duty: curing our cravings and offering the calming effects of cannabidiol. There’s a reason this sweet treat was deemed one of the top 14 CBD products of 2018 by New York Magazine. The all-vegan raw chocolates are available in two different sizes and can be bought online or in select shops.
5. Milk Makeup Kush Mascara
If you didn’t already think that CBD was magic, this mascara will turn you into a believer. The rich, creamy, luscious CBD oil-containing Kush Mascara from all-vegan Milk Makeup will grant you bold and beautiful lashes for all of your FaceTime meetings, from virtual happy hours with friends to stay-at-home date nights with your S.O.
6. Serpent Spiral Lavender Galaxy CBD Bath Bomb
For the ultimate coming together of all-things relaxing, try a hot bath with one of the Serpent Spiral’s Lavender Galaxy CBD Bath Bombs tossed in. Lavender essential oils are known to help reduce stress and support sleep. Combined in this bath bomb with known destresser CBD, you can now soak your way to serenity.
7. Lazarus Naturals CBD Coconut Oil
Coconut oil comes in handy whether you’re cooking up dinner or concocting your own cosmetics. Now you can use this CBD-infused coconut oil in place of the traditional ingredient in your stress-baking confections and DIY cosmetics. Why not stir up some homemade coconut oil-based body scrubs that will keep you feeling groovy during your self-care routine.
8. CBD Superfood x Mandala Chocolates Alchemy Bar
Did someone say chocolate? Don’t mind if we do. As if we needed more reasons to eat chocolate, this bar is nutrient-rich and contains CBD. Give yourself one as a treat for making it through these difficult times.
Maya Gottfried is the author of the books Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary.