All you need to do is swallow half a dropper’s worth (of the actual glass dropper, not just half a drop), or mix it into a drink to take it orally. Alternatively, you can apply it directly onto skin.
‘THC is the compound in cannabis that gets you high but CBD alone won’t get you high at all,’ explains Charlotte Ferguson-Quilter, psychotherapist and founder of Disciple skincare.
Although more research is needed, studies conducted in recent years have suggested CBD oil can help with a range of problems. Recent studies cited by Medical News Today are an interesting read, highlighting the effectiveness of CBD oil with anxiety, arthritis and a whole other host of symptoms.
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‘The popularity of CBD says something about how stressed and anxious we are as a society,’ Ferguson-Quilter explains. ‘By far the most popular benefits are pain relief and anxiety. It’s thought that CBD interacts with receptors in the brain and immune system to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. CBD is also great for sleep issues and insomnia.’
One of the brands we’re most excited about is CUBID, sustainably sourced and containing 65% CBD with zero trace of THC. The core collection includes a hand cream, face cream, along with body butter and the hero Stay Active Cream, £30, a CBD-infused tea tree cream which helps relieve tension and inflammation and with daily use, can help acne, psoriasis and eczema – a perfect, post-workout cream, that’ll help sooth and de-stress joints.
Several boujee health food cafes now serve smoothies or coffees with CBD extract in the ingredients list. Glow Bar in central London, for example, serves a moon milk (golden, available hot or iced) that contains Wunder Workshop Golden Mylk and CBD. Planet Organic also offers CBD Oil Coffee, which features espresso, butter, coconut oil and CBD oil.
Skincare is another realm of the beauty and wellness industry that is embracing CBD oil. CBD Oil has great moisturising properties, notes Charlotte, making it great for dehydrated complexions. It’s also good for acne-prone skin:
Combining the power of cannabinoids with hemp seed oil, which is brilliant for eczema, dryness and itching – and is easily permitted through the hypodermis – psychotherapist Charlotte Ferguson of DISCIPLE has created an adaptogen-rich formula, which can’t be faulted. The Miracle Oil marks the brand’s first foray into harnessing a mind-body approach (providing equal care, both inside and out) as it joins a small-scale, raw, botanical range that currently boasts a balancing mist, cleanser, retinyl treatment oil and face oil.
Our advice? Begin with the 1% iteration to introduce the benefits into your routine gradually – either by way of a single drop in coffee or under the tongue, or added into your beauty regime alongside moisturiser after cleansing. Then, in due course, move onto the 2.5% and 5% bottles, using once or twice a day with no more than 20 drops in 24 hours.
It’s time to start believing in miracles!
Back in October , catching wind of a trend in the making, we unpicked the story behind this bio-active and non-psychoactive derivate of marijuana – from its ability to combat inflammation and balance the skin’s sebum to its anxiety and stress-soothing benefits when taken orally.
Now, arriving as a two-in-one adaptogenic, prebiotic, 100% natural skincare product – sourced sustainably from the southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado – DISCIPLE has released its debut CBD oil, promising to balance hormones, solve insomnia and alleviate pain, anxiety and mediate one’s body temperature.
Touted as the beauty and wellness trend of 2019, CBD is already making its presence felt – just one week into the year. But, what is it?
Bid adieu to stress, and welcome in serenity and super-charged skincare! Shop Disciple here: