10 Soothing ways to use cannabis

Published Jul 3, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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We know that smoking a joint at the end of a long day can help us to cope with the stresses of life, but few of us knows the true extent to which cannabis can truly assist us. Most cannabis enthusiasts know about flowers, concentrates, and edibles, but few are aware of the benefits that things like oils, salts, and activity combinations can help to add to the experience. So, if you really want to unwind and do something different with your cannabis routine, it might be time to take the soothing benefits up a notch with one of these ten relaxing ideas.

1. In the tub

If you want to end the evening on a high note, then a wonderful way to do so is with cannabis, but maybe not in the way that you might think. Though it can certainly be nice to hop into a tub of hot suds after smoking a big blunt, you can take this experience to the next level by adding a handful of CBD bath salts or bath bombs to the mix. Not only is this an incredibly effective way to moisturize and protect your skin, but it’s also a good way to soak in cannabinoids that can heal and leave you tingling from head to toe.

2. A massage

A good massage is always a relaxing endeavor short of a few unsavory situations, but sometimes pressure alone isn’t quite enough to loosen up the muscles and melt away the tenseness and stress from the day. Luckily, all you need is a little bit of THC oil which works perfectly as a soothing, slippery layer that can help to reduce inflammation and pain and reduce the friction between the hands massaging you and your skin which all adds up to a luxurious cannabis experience that will leave you satisfied.

3. During sex

Smoking certain types of weed before and during sex is known to produce some aphrodisiac effects that can really help to get the ball rolling, by heating things up between the sheets, there is nothing quite like the tingly lubricating abilities of cannabis lube. Both men and women can use this product to increase intimacy, sensitivity, and pleasure, and since we all know that a good roll in the hay can be the best kind of relaxing, it’s an excellent way to calm yourself down with cannabis.

4. Sunburn treatment

Once the hot weather arrives nearly, everyone falls victim to the harsh rays from the sun as we rush outdoors to enjoy the heat while forgetting about last year's trials and tribulations. Luckily, there is a perfect soothing cannabis product that can help to reduce the pain caused by sunburns, while also speeding up the rate of healing. That means fewer scars and less discomfort which can be a major relief after a long hot day in the sun.

5. Cooling rubs

If you've ever had a sore or achy muscle, then chances are pretty good that you’ll get some relief from smoking or vaping cannabinoids like THC and CBD, but did you know that you can rub these powerful elements right into a spot that hurts so that you can perform spot treatments rather than consuming cannabis? That’s right, cannabis cooling rubs which are often infused with CBD or THC oil offer soothing relief from recurring instances and pain caused by injuries, whenever you need it the most.

6. Lip balm

There is nothing more annoying than dry and chapped lips. It can get in the way of talking, eating, and drinking, and it can be difficult and painful to heal. Luckily, with a soothing cannabis product like CBD lip balm, you won’t have to worry about that anymore, and since it isn’t going to get you high, you can get relief anytime that you want, including when you're on the go, behind the wheel, or off to work, which is not something that most cannabis-infused goods can offer.

7. A moisturizing routine

Hygiene has recently become a top priority, and millions of people have now incorporated things like hand sanitizer into their daily routines to stay ahead of germs. This is a good thing that helps to combat the spread of illnesses, but it can wreak havoc on our hands over time, leaving them dry and cracked. Luckily, there is something you can do about that as long as you have some CBD infused moisturizer, and there is little else that feels as soothing as a good soak after a hot shower.

8. Migraine and stress relief

If you’ve ever had a pounding migraine, then you know that the pressure builds up in the temples, and the same can be said for stress. The pressure in your head can slowly build until it feels like it’s going to explode, and while smoking a bowl might be enough to provide relief, rubbing a little bit of THC oil on temples in a circular motion might be even more effective, as it won’t cause you to cough which can make things worse.

9. A foot bath

Our feet carry us quite literally everywhere, so even when they aren’t actively hurting us, they are under pressure and strained every single day. As we get older, this tends to lead to things like poorer circulation, which can make pain and stiffness a daily reality, but there is one treatment option that you might not have thought of, and that is THC oil or bath salts in a bubbling footbath. This can help to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and remove dead skin that can become problematic over time, and it feels so good that you’ll want to make it a part of your daily routine.

10. In a hot drink

We’ve all heard of nightcaps, a drink designed to lull you off into a cloud of dreams so that you can rest well, and wake up refreshed the next morning, but the problem with alcohol which is often the base of these drinks is that it’s dehydrating, which means that we often wake up feeling worse than we could have without it. Luckily, cannabis offers an ideal alternative, and all you need to do to use it is add a few drops of THC oil to your favourite hot drink, stir, and then enjoy the good vibes and soothing sensations that it leaves you with as you drift off to la-la land.

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