Prioritizing your own well-being helps you alleviate stress, avoid burnout, and reduce your chances of succumbing to illnesses. Self-care helps heal mind, body, and spirit and gives you the ability to support loved ones during trying times.
Research has shown that cannabis provides many benefits, such as helping to relieve stress, improving moods, increasing mindfulness, and easing body aches. As laws change, more and more people, especially women, are turning to cannabis for self-care.
Read on to learn how you can incorporate cannabis into your self-care routine.
Consume Cannabis to Deepen Meditation
With information constantly being hurled at us from all directions, quieting the mind has become more important than ever. Indian yogis have used cannabis to deepen their meditation for many centuries.
Even if you struggle with traditional sitting meditation, you can find many more accessible methods, such as guided meditations, pranayama breathing exercises, and meditation apps. You can even practice mindfulness while going about your household chores, and cannabis makes everyday tasks much less boring.
Cannabis can also be incorporated into moving meditation practices like yoga and tai chi. In areas where cannabis is legal, many yoga studios have been offering classes geared specifically towards incorporating cannabis into asana practice. Even if you’re a beginner, you can combine yoga with cannabis using YouTube videos. Try starting with simple poses like cat/cow, child’s pose, and downward dog.
To further calm the mind, you can add relaxing herbs like damiana, lavender, catnip, or rose petals to a dry herb vape. Just make sure your herbs are organic.
Use Cannabis-Infused Skin Care Products.
Cannabis topicals, especially CBD-rich varieties, do wonders for skincare. CBD moisturizes dry skin, encourages cell rejuvenation, and helps with issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. Cannabis also contains an abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you can make a facial mask using leftover pulp from your homemade infusions. Add green tea leaves and manuka honey for extra antioxidants.
Soothe Sore Muscles with Cannabis-Infused Massage Oil
Cannabis-infused massage oils can help reduce inflammation, promote healing, and aid muscle recovery after exercise. A cannabis oil massage makes an excellent alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers, which can irritate the stomach.
You can use commercial CBD-only products or infuse your own massage oil with hemp or cannabis flower. When used topically, neither CBD nor THC will get you high. You’ll get added relief from aromatherapy, as plant terpenes, including the ones in cannabis, have been demonstrated to offer numerous health benefits.
Keep a Cannabis Kit on Your Desk
Keeping a cannabis kit on your desk can do wonders for making your workday go more smoothly. Lather on topicals to relieve inflammation and pain from tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and back issues caused by sitting. You can make your own topicals or buy a ready-made CBD cream with an all-natural cooling or heating agent for immediate relief.
CBD oils and gummies can be lifesavers on those inevitable stressful days. Exhale makes high-quality, organic CBD oils, and Avid Hemp offers frequent two-for-one specials on their popular CBD gummies.
Delta-8 and high-THC cannabis products are useful for when you feel stuck or need to brainstorm ideas. Organic CBD Nugs offers top-notch delta-8 products, including vape carts, gummies, and pre-rolls.
Incorporate Cannabis into Your Exercise Routine
Several studies have shown that cannabis not only can make it easier for athletes to reach a flow state, but herb also speeds up recovery, promotes body awareness, and makes exercise more fun.
It’s no secret that outdoor sports enthusiasts love getting stoned before surfing, skateboarding, hiking, and snowboarding. Cannabis is also exceptionally compatible with activities like pilates, running, biking, and dancing.
Try using sativa-dominant strains for an energy boost before getting started and indica-dominant varieties to calm and relax after your exercise session.
Relax in a Hot Tub with a CBD Bath Bomb
CBD bath bombs are fizzy miracles that help soothe dry skin, ease body aches, and alleviate stress. You can enhance the experience with soothing music, candles, incense, or essential oils. Why not make a night of it by adding a bathtub tray with your vaping supplies, healthy snacks, and a hot cup of tea, wine, or hot cocoa?
You can make CBD bath bombs at home or buy them online at places like Joy Organics and Pure Kanna. The Tub Therapy CBD bath bombs are amazing for deep relaxation and contains up to 100mg of full spectrum CBD and moisturizing oils to nourish the skin while you soak the stress away.
Cook Your Own Edibles
With tCheck’s at-home potency tester, you’ll be able to find out the exact strength of your infusions. The device includes an onboard recipe calculator so that you’ll get the correct dosage every time you prepare cannabis-infused dishes.
Use Cannabis to Commune with Nature
Cannabis offers an enjoyable way to connect with the natural world. Why not vape some weed and take your yoga practice outdoors, take a walk in the woods, or go star-gazing? Cannabis can also help you create a deeper relationship with your furry friends at home.
Try an upbeat sativa-strain for more strenuous outdoor activities like hiking trips and outdoor running. Indica-dominant strains work well for soaking up some rays or watching the sunset on the beach.
Improve Your Sex Life with Cannabis
Cannabis heightens the senses and can help increase intimacy with your partner. CBD and cannabis also help relieve PMS symptoms and period pain, and they’re safer than over-the-counter NSAIDs or opiate-based prescription painkillers. You can vape your herb for quick onset of effects, and you might try cannabis lube or a vaginal suppository. Vaginal suppositories help increase blood flow, reducing pain and enhancing orgasms.
You can make your own cannabis lube with your oil infusions or buy one of the specially formulated weed lubes available online. Quim offers several latex-safe serums and intimate oils, and Foria makes a popular CBD-infused lube and vaginal suppositories. You can also find CBD or THC-infused vaginal suppositories at Pacific Roots.
Combine Cannabis and Art Therapy
THC can enhance creativity and mental focus. It’s no wonder artists and musicians have always been fond of cannabis. But you don’t have to be artistically gifted to combine cannabis and art therapy. Many creative activities don’t require you to have any previous training, such as:
- Decorating adult coloring books
- Creating a vision board collage
- Journaling or writing free-form poetry
- Zen doodling/painting
You’ll also find plenty of beginning art classes on sites like YouTube and Skillshare. Even just toking up and listening to music at home or at a concert makes a wonderful way to benefit from cannabis-enhanced art therapy.
Get a Good Night's Sleep with Cannabis
The relationship between cannabis and sleep has been well-documented. Cannabis and CBD products can help you get to sleep faster and reduce interruptions in sleep patterns. High-THC cannabis works especially well in reducing nightmares caused by conditions like PTSD.
Why not end the day with a soothing cup of cannabis tea or finish dinner with an alcohol-free cannabis cocktail? You’ll also get to sleep faster by ingesting CBD gummies about two hours before bedtime. Cannabis and hemp flower vapes are perfect for afternoon naps. You can buy organic, CBD-rich hemp flower from many sources online, including Cannaflower and Secret Nature.
Grow Your Own Cannabis
Millions of people around the world find gardening a therapeutic activity. An abundance of peer-reviewed research confirms that gardening has a positive effect on mental health.
Additionally, when you grow your own weed, you'll be sure your buds are organic.
If you don’t have a green thumb or the time for gardening, you can always visit a cannabis farm. Many hemp and cannabis farms offer guided tours of their facilities.
Add Hemp and Cannabis Products to Your Diet
Cannabis offers plenty of ways to supplement your diet naturally. Hemp seeds contain plenty of protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Just toss a few seeds into a stirfry or make a salad dressing with hemp oil.
You can also get the benefits of cannabis by making tea with the roots. In the West, cannabis roots have been used for centuries for treating excessive inflammation, gout, and joint pain. The Chinese have been using cannabis roots in their medical protocols for even longer.
You can also add chlorophyll-rich cannabis leaves to smoothies. The light buzz you get from leaves makes a fantastic way to microdose, which can improve your mood and overall outlook on life.
Practice mindful consumption with tCheck
Starting with a lab-tested CBD or THC product can help, but you’ll still be left with complicated calculations to figure out how strong your final product will be. And if you happen to grow your own cannabis, you won’t know the THC content of your flower or trim unless you send it out for a costly lab test.
That’s why we developed the tCheck cannabis potency testing device, a quick and easy way for you to get an accurate reading on the THC or CBD content of your infusions—right from the comfort of your kitchen. Just add a drop of butter, oil, or tincture to the slide, insert the slide into the tCheck device, push a few buttons, and Voila! tCheck’s digital screen will tell you exactly how much CBD or THC is in your infusion.
Do you want to know how much cannabis infusion you’ll need to add for exactly 16, five-milligram servings? No problem. tCheck comes with an onboard calculator that will tell you precisely how many teaspoons, tablespoons, or milliliters to add for each portion. It’s that easy!