by Dan Ketchum
Few things feel as nourishing or intimate as a massage with your partner, but there’s no need to put the cap on that CBD massage oil just yet. Sure, the facts of life dictate that not every night is date night — so let’s consider that an opportunity to practice a little self-care.
“Self-care” — you’ve probably heard that buzzword before, and it’s not without some practical backup. In a 2018 study of 871 people, BMC Medical Education found that those who regularly practice self-care experience less stress and an overall higher quality of life. Sounds good, right? If you’re not sure where to start, use your CBD massage oil as a jumping-off point. Here are four ways you can use it to reign solo until the next time you Reign Together.
- Soothe Your Skin
Reign Together’s CBD Massage Oil packs the anti-inflammatory oils of arnica montana, a yellow mountain daisy native to Europe and long-held secret in the beauty and entertainment industries. This natural ingredient increases circulation by stimulating white blood cells, potentially easing inflammation as a daily moisturizer. And as dermatologist Dendy Engelman told Allure in 2019, “Inflammation is the root of all evil, whether that’s acne or the signs of aging.”
While vitamin E acts as a moisturizer for dry, flaky skin, the cannabidiol in our broad-spectrum CBD Massage Oil may also positively reduce sebum production. Combined with the anti-inflammatory properties, that could be good news for preventing acne breakouts. So feel free to rub a little massage oil into any trouble spots you might be having on your face, shoulders or back to help promote clear and healthy skin.
- Bolster Your Beard
There’s a reason you see trendy CBD beard oil on the shelves — just like the hair on your head, that beard needs moisturizing to keep it soft. When you’re not massaging your partner’s shoulders, massage CBD oil into your beard after your shower to tame it, smooth out the texture and add a natural shine. In addition to CBD, our massage oil features jojoba oil features beard-nourishing elements like vitamins C, B and E, as well as copper and zinc, all of which help promote strong, thick hair. Likewise, the CBD oil softens the skin underneath the bristles, stopping itching and flakiness in its tracks.
- Boost Your Hair Health
Our CBD oil’s capacity for hair health doesn’t stop at the beard. Use Reign Together CBD Massage Oil just as you’d use a hair oil conditioning treatment to reap the benefits of jojoba and vitamin E — the latter of which exerts an antioxidant effect on the scalp to help you maintain hair growth by decreasing oxidative stress. Plus, those broad-spectrum cannabinoids are full of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids to soothe and strengthen your strands. Pro tip: If you’re looking to go all-in on your self-care, massage the oil into your scalp and leave it in for a couple of hours before rinsing. If you’re short on time, simply rub a little bit into the ends to keep your hair feeling shiny and tame any unruly patches.
- Ease Everyday Aches
It’s no secret that a good massage is like magic for muscles, but topical CBD oil has some applications for everyday aches, too. Cannabidiol’s anti-inflammatory effects extend to inflamed muscles, as Future Medicinal Chemistry notes: “Cannabinoids are potent anti-inflammatory agents and they exert their effects through induction of apoptosis, inhibition of cell proliferation, suppression of cytokine production and induction of T-regulatory cells.” Without the jargon, that means that a good rubdown after your run or lifting sesh can have muscle-soothing effects. When used regularly, you should feel less of that soreness altogether. Meaning your morning run won’t stop you from tearing up the dance floor with your partner later that day.
Using CBD Massage Oil in your everyday routine is all about prevention and maintenance. Whether you’re glowing up your skin, softening your beard, conditioning your hair or staving off soreness, consistency is key – the trick is to treat yourself each day until self-care becomes essential to your routine. Plus, pulling out that bottle of CBD Massage Oil on a daily basis is a great way to remind yourself to use it on your partner more regularly as well. Because nothing completes a self-care routine quite like a loving back rub or foot massage.
Dan has been a freelance writer and small business owner since 2009. In the healthcare realm, he’s fortunate enough to have collaborated with the likes of Civilized Life, Cetaphil, LIVESTRONG, VitaGenne, DermStore, FOCL, JillianMichaels.com and more as a writer, with work appearing in publications such as USA Today, The Seattle Times and the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate, among others.