There’s no road-map to being a mum. Erratic sleep schedules, nappy changes, teenage tantrums and constant need for alertness and feeds can rapidly lead to feelings of overwhelment. Whilst we can’t take all of these stresses away, here at MountVerdi we believe that there are 5 key reasons why CBD can help parents to increase their wellbeing and reduce their stress levels at a time that’s critical to nourish their own bodies too.But first of all, what is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound derived from the hemp plant. It has no psychoactive effects as it doesn’t contain any THC - the chemical found in marijuana that is responsible for making users feel high. Because of it’s therapeutic and pain relieving properties, CBD is trending heavily across the wellness industry around the world. It is safe and legal in the UK. Don’t just take our word for it, check out this report from the World Health Organisation
. Ok great, let’s explore the top 5 reasons why CBD can help you during parenthood.1. Sleep
The holy grail of life! So difficult to achieve in the modern world, let alone when embarking upon the journey of motherhood. Becoming a mother is an incredibly beautiful and meaningful time but it does come with its own sacrifices.
In our previous article we explored whether CBD can really help with sleep. CBD has been proven to impact sleep because it works directly with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the part of the body that’s most important in regulating critical functions such as sleep, fertility and appetite through the homeostasis process.
When your little one does finally settle, mums may need a little help to also settle down for the night. Dr Ed’s Calm Drops
are the perfect blend to keep on the nightstand before bedtime. Take between 4-10 drops to aid a deep and restful sleep. The drops are made without pesticides and are 100% natural. You can also have fun integrating it into your bedtime rituals through products like CBD bath salts
and herbal teas
A recent survey
found that being a parent is the equivalent of working 2.5 full time jobs.
The challenges of parenthood are never ending. Add lack of sleep into that and you’ve got a recipe for anxiety
CBD helps reduce anxiety by working directly with the endocannabinoid system. By stimulating receptors within the endocannabinoid system, CBD can heal and help restore the body’s balance, releasing more serotonin - a chemical that releases feelings of happiness. 3. Headaches
There’s no mistaking the miserable throb of a headache. Migraines affect up to three times as many women as men and are most prevalent in our 30s and 40s - the prime parenting years. Staying present, calm and attentive whilst juggling the demands of meeting your child’s needs with persistent pain is extremely difficult and detracts focus away from the task.
Thanks to it’s inflammatory properties, CBD is a great remedy for pain relief. A massive 40% of CBD users take it for pain because it is a natural product that doesn’t have the unwanted side effects of painkillers.
Rubbing organic cbd oil on your temples has been known for quickly bring pain to a halt. We highly recommend trying products like Dr Ed’s Focus
oil and Leafline’s Peppermint Oil
Functioning with fatigue and low energy is so tough. Having enough energy to get through the morning routine is essential as it is no small task! Waking up to feed, dress, get the kids out the door to make the school run and get to work on time is a huge job in itself.
Being productive while your children nap is the key to motherhood. CBD can help focus your mind by clearing anxious thoughts, regaining clarity while boosting energy levels by strengthening the body cells that are responsible for making you feel sluggish.5. Skin
By the time the kids are asleep and chores completed, mum’s deserve a simple but super effective skincare routine they can rely on day after day. CBD is now the buzz ingredient which is taking over the world of beauty and skincare. The global CBD cosmetics market is estimated to be valued at over €870 million
. CBD oil can be used in face and body products because of anti-oxidant properties. It’s known for fighting acne, anti-aging and dehydration
. After cleansing, massage the face with this award winning CBD facial oil
which is enriched with jojoba and rosehip oil. Our ERTH Spa Original CBD Massage Oil
is also the perfect way to unwind after a long day and nourishes the body from head to toe.
Heal your body, restore your glow and buy CBD oil online in our shop
.Disclaimer: This post is intended for informational purposes only and not intended to serve as professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor and listen to your body on what works for you.