Here at Bella Botanicals, we don’t believe that self-care is a once a week treat.
It’s not about setting aside whole Sundays for bubble baths and books and balms. Whilst that’s a lovely way to show both your mind and your body some love, a lot of us just don’t have that amount of time to ourselves without kids knocking at bathroom doors or the ever-growing to-do list calling our names!
That’s why we view self-care as an ongoing promise to prioritize ourselves, so that we can feel our happiest and most beautiful. It’s less about huge chunks of time committed to indulging and more about how we can all indulge in a way that doesn’t completely throw off our routines.
It’s about filling our day with small rituals that don’t feel daunting; a few moments of telling ourselves “I am worthy of care and love” that slip effortlessly into a busy schedule.
That’s where the power of CBD comes in. When trying to squeeze more self-care out of your daily routine, it’s important to focus on simple rituals that have an impact. We’ve witnessed first-hand just how powerful CBD can be when applied topically, especially when included in luxurious products that leave your mind feeling as wonderful as your skin!
We truly believe that it can be an incredible tool for self-care and should be embraced in your morning and evening routines, as well as throughout the day.
What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the more than 100 chemical compounds which can be found in the various types of cannabis plant. It’s totally and utterly natural!
Despite what you might assume, it’s not psychoactive, unlike THC which can alter the user’s physical and mental state. When applied topically (directly to the skin), CBD can help with a range of skin issues, whilst also potentially helping with pain and inflammation, making it a brilliant addition to any self-care routine.
Using CBD in the morning for self-care
In the words of Jim Rohn, “You either run the day, or the day runs you”!
Your morning routine is an absolutely integral part of making sure that your day is as positive and fulfilling as possible. Whilst we know that you probably have a million and one things to do before you rush out of the door, we massively encourage you to infuse your morning skincare with a touch of luxury so that you truly feel at your best.
Applying your products doesn’t have to be a long and laborious process. All you need is your face and a few minutes in your bathroom! As you cleanse, moisturize and perhaps even apply makeup, try to hone in on some gratitude about your physical appearance. Look in the mirror and tell yourself mentally how naturally beautiful you are, on the inside and out.
As one step in your routine, indulge in our Moisture Boost Facial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid. Delivering a brilliant hit of nutrients to the skin, this product locks in moisture and, using the power of CBD, fights free radical damage. So, not only will it leave your complexion smoothed, but it will prevent premature signs of aging and enhance the overall health and look of the skin. Naturally!
Using CBD throughout the day for self-care
As you tick through that to-do list of yours, make sure that you’re taking a few moments to check in with yourself.
We recommend setting a reminder every hour or so that will encourage you to do a short and sweet meditation practise. No, you don’t have to whip out your lion's breath on the office floor. Simply stop for 1 minute and take long, deep breaths. This will help to relieve stress and anxiety, so that you can go about the rest of your day with a clearer mind.
Once you’ve finished your breathwork, apply our Nature’s Kiss Lip Balm. CBD works hard in this nourishing formula, thanks to its nutrient-rich profile. Containing Vitamins A, C and E, it’s the perfect way to care for your pout, after caring for your mind.
Using CBD in your night-time routine for self-care
For us, evening self-care is again tied to skincare. It’s one of the perfect opportunities to really focus on yourself, so don’t pass up the opportunity to make it all the more mindful.
As we take off our makeup for the day, we like to focus on the sensations of applying our products. For example, we embrace the feeling of gently massaging our Sweet Orange Facial Cleanser across our skin.
We continue this conscious application with our use of topical CBD.
Our Antioxidant Facial Oil with Olive Squalane is a natural, powerful product that is as lovely to apply as it is brilliant for the skin. Whilst CBD gives the complexion a boost in antioxidants and nutrients, organic primrose oil soothes acne, moisturizes, and quickly absorbs.
As one final touch of self-care before sleep, we apply our Organic CBD Salve to any areas of the body in need of extra love! Soothing and skin-calming, it’s not only a brilliant way to relieve stressed out skin, but also to signal to yourself that it’s time to relax. Our founder, Leslie, loves to use this product before bed on her feet and calves for a soothing and completely restful night's sleep.
Whether you’re a busy Mom, are hustling hard at work or are always in-search of life’s adventures, finding time to take care of yourself will benefit you in more ways than one. Not only will it allow you to improve mental clarity and find moments of peace, but by incorporating CBD products and reducing stress you will also enhance your natural beauty. You deserve to feel and look your best, after all!
Want to try any of these tips? We’d love to hear how you get on over on Instagram @mybellabotanicals!