According to Oxford Languages, mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” Even just taking a moment to pause and notice one’s breath, a simple act that can be done at any time throughout the day, is an act of mindfulness.

So how did we let modern-day life and all of its technological wonders keep us from appreciating the natural world, our families and friends? 

It’s time for a shift. 

And here’s how CBD can help you to reach a state of zen. Since CBD targets receptors in the endocannabinoid system throughout the nervous system, it often provides calming effects that allow those of us who are used to going at a million miles a minute to actually slow down and hit the pause button. 

Some of the most introspective moments of your day could come from three minutes or less of self-care. And that includes pampering your skin with Moon Mother Hemp’s Heal All Skin Balm. The hints of lavender and tea tree helps to clear your mind. Plus, Moon Mother Hemp is a brand that does zero animal testing, so you can rest easy adding this clean and ethical beauty product into your routine.

If you are someone who enjoys a bath, use that time to indulge in your favorite tunes or some aromatherapy with Shea Brand CBD Bath Bombs. Ginger & Milk is our favorite, but we’ve also found bliss in the other scents, Green Tea & Hemp, and Rose. 

If you only have 10 minutes to spare, treat your skin to better handle free radicals, and achieve a gorgeous glow with a CBD-infused face mask. The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and lemongrass, and anti-aging ingredients in Lux Beauty Club’s Miracle Mask make it one of our favorites. But we’re also partial to the way our skin feels after a good 15 minutes of Sheabrand’s Electric Daisy Face Mask. We dare you to try it and not feel absolutely chill. 

It’s small moments like these that really help us to appreciate what’s important. So start indulging in your own mindfulness practice and get ready to achieve your zen.

January 13, 2021 — Meredith Schneider