The 10 Best CBD Products For A Chill Date Night At Home

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Let’s face it, most of us will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at home, in comfy clothes, and (hopefully) with CBD.

Whether you’re dosing CBD to relax, catch some zzzs, or feel less pain, planning a chill date night at home doesn’t have to be boring.

How CBD Works

If you’re new to CBD (cannabidiol), the first thing to know is that CBD isn’t the same thing as THC.

Both CBD and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) are chemical compounds extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant, but the differences in how their atoms are arranged causes them to bind differently with the brains receptors. So while both have psychoactive effects, CBD, which comes from hemp, does not cause cuase the "high" associated with THC.

This is a major appeal for many people who would like to enjoy the benefits of the cannabis plant without the intoxicating sensations brought on by THC.

Benefits of CBD

The scientific literature on the benefits of CBD is vast, but with major limitations. Research currently supports the use of CBD in treatment for many conditions, including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, epilepsy, and insomnia.

There’s still a lot of unknowns about CBD, but from what we know so far, hemp has the potential to benefit people young and old.

In 2015, a team of researchers at the New York University School of Medicine published a report in the scientific journal Neurotherapeuticsa, in which they state that "preclinical evidence conclusively demonstrates CBD’s efficacy in reducing anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders, including PTSD, GAD, PD, OCD, and SAD, with a notable lack of [anxiety inducing] effects."

And the National Centers for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) states that there is some evidence to suggest the analegisic properties of CBD "could have modest benefits for chronic pain."

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How to Choose CBD Products Wisely

Information overload is the best way to describe how buyers feel when shopping for CBD these days.

Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, thousands of companies have jumped on the opportunity to sell legal hemp. Unfortunately, not all CBD brands follow the same code of ethics with regards to selling high-quality CBD. It’s best to avoid Amazon and any brands on there who claim to have the best CBD product, as Amazon prohibits merchants from selling CBD anyway.

Buyers should be savvy and mindful of the following considerations when shopping for CBD:

Certificate of Analysis (CoA): To ensure product potency and safety, only buy from brands with published third-party test results. Some companies find clever ways to delay access to this information by putting a QR code on the product. Ultimately, this disadvantages the customer. Brands committed to transparency make the CoA easy to find and available before purchase, usually within the product description.

Hemp Source: Go for American-sourced hemp brands. Bonus points if you see they’re certified USDA organic.

Health Claims: Brands that make bold health claims should be avoided. CBD research is limited and isn’t regulated by the FDA. The best CBD brands stick to a sensible approach when advertising their products.

10 Best CBD Products for Pain and Anxiety Relief

1. Best for Pain Relief — Mission Farms' CBD Joint and Muscle Gel

Mission Farms sells a CBD Joint and Muscle Gel that can help you prepare for date night. Unlike many of its competitors, Mission Farms offers a surprising selection of three different potency options: a 4oz. pump with 600mg, 1200mg, or 2400mg.

This gel replicates the icy-hot sensation familiar to athletes and people with arthritis.

The boosted CBD concentration binds to pain receptors to help the body produce a hormone called anandamide (aka “runner’s high” after exercise).

Adding Mission Farms’ CBD gel to your pre-date beauty routine, you stay ahead of muscle soreness so you can stay focused on your partner—not the pain.

Mission Farms’ CBD Joint and Muscle Gel is available for purchase here. Use the code VDAY15 for 15% off sitewide (until 2/15).

2. Best for an Energy Boost — Proper Canna Naturals’ Mint Mojito CBD Tincture

Feeling crafty? Proper Canna Naturals’ carries a 900mg CBD Tincture infused with organic lime and peppermint essential oils that can upgrade happy hour at home.

The broad-spectrum formula emphasizes whole-plant hemp benefits. Have fun elevating craft beverages with this mint mojito flavored CBD for extra energy on date night.

The tincture is fantastic for a romantic night in because it features zero THC—no need to worry about stoney awkwardness here. The mixology options are endless, so bring on your creativity.

Proper Canna Natural’s Mint Mojito CBD Tincture is available for purchase here. Use the code VDAY20 for 20% off sitewide (until 2/15).

3. Best for Inflammation — Original Hemp's Relief Capsules

Original Hemp sells 750mg CBD Relief Capsules fortified specifically to take on inflammation and persistent aches and flare-ups.

At 25mg CBD per capsule, you’ll feel calm and ready to kick back with your partner. We recommend taking two capsules/day throughout the week to get your body acclimated to the CBD.

Another bonus with this product is the addition of Boswellia Serrata and Turmeric extract, two plants known for relieving inflammation.

If you want to ditch the pain on date night, this is the plant supplement for you.

Original Hemp’s Relief Capsules are available for purchase here. Use the code BEMINE20 for 20% off sitewide (until 2/15).

4. Best CBD Sweet Treat — The Pelicann's Cannamix Red Velvet Cupcake

Calling all home bakers! The Pelicann specializes in single-serve food and drink items you can prepare in less than a minute.

Right now, they’re offering a Valentine’s Day limited edition dessert called Cannamix Red Velvet Cupcake.

If you’re pinched for time, this 50mg CBD-infused sweet treat can really wow your Valentine. Chocolate and strawberries are predictable, so why not think outside the box this year?

Consider ordering two, though, one for you and one for them, because this cupcake mix is too cute and tasty to pass up.

The Pelicann’s Cannamix Red Velvet Cupcake is available for purchase here. Use the code VDAY15 for 15% off sitewide.

5. Best for Discrete Smoking — Funky Farms' Blue Dream CRD Vape Pen

People doing date night at home with kids (yelp) will appreciate the discreteness of Funky Farms’ Blue Dream CRD Vape Pen.

Step aside, take a puff or two, and you’ll be back in the action, ready for some one-on-one time with your partner after the kids have gone to bed.

Discretion isn’t the only perk here, though, since the crystal-resistant distillate (CRD) formula is designed to amplify your CBD vaping experience.

Expect cleaner draws and ultimate relaxation, as the CRD boosts the CBD quality.

Funky Farms’ Blue Dream CRD Vape Pen is available for purchase here. Use the code FUNKYVDAY20 for 20% off sitewide (until 2/15).

6. Best CBD Subscription — Budzy Subscription Box

The Budzy Subscription Box is a curated selection of CBD self-care products delivered to your door every month. Ladies, this is the ultimate CBD experience that requires zero effort on your part.

Rather than spend the day picking out CBD bath salts, face masks, and chocolates from multiple brands, leave it to Budzy to do the work for you.

And part of the fun is feeling like you’re receiving a gift on a day other than your birthday.

Budzy updates the self-care goodies monthly to give you a chance to sample several products at once. Therapy in a box is real ladies!

The Budzy Subscription Box is available for purchase here. Use the code LUV10 for 10% off sitewide.

7. Best High-Quality Gummies — Pure Craft's Nano CBD Infused Broad Spectrum Vegan Gummies

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Pure Craft’s 750mg CBD gummies aren’t your run-of-the-mill gummies. By getting rid of the icky and bitter aftertaste you notice in other hemp brands, Pure Craft wins points for prioritizing flavor.

Simply pop one or two of these 25mg CBD gummies into your mouth, then get good and comfortable because you’ll be in the mood to chill.

These CBD gummies make dosing easy and reliable, so you won’t have to play a guessing game like you would with other edibles.

Pure Craft also uses nanotechnology to increase the rate of absorption, which means the CBD goes into effect quicker.

Pure Craft’s Nano CBD Broad Spectrum Gummies are available for purchase here. Use the code PURELOVE20 for 20% off (until 2/15).

8. Best for Balance — Empress Teas' Morning Ritual Blend

Empress Teas sells a CBD-infused Morning Ritual Blend you can sip on to find balance before starting the day. Lemongrass, rooibos, lemon verbena, and green tea all add a refreshing brightness to this hemp blend.

If you’ve been wanting to start a new morning ritual, brew a cup of this CBD-infused tea to practice mindfulness and set intentions.

Tea is a powerful plant that soothes the soul on its own, but mixed with CBD, steeping Empress Teas feels truly magical.

Empress Teas’ Morning Ritual Blend is available for purchase here. Use the code LOVEYOURSELF10 for 10% off sitewide.

9. Best for Self-Care — Soul CBD's Bath Bomb

While you could enjoy Soul CBD’s Bath Bomb for yourself, here’s a tip for Valentine’s Day: set a fairytale bathtub scene for your partner instead.

Light candles, soften the lights, and run a warm bath with this CBD bath bomb. If you’re feeling extra lovey, go for the works and sprinkle rose petals on top of the water and all over the room.

Each bath bomb comes with 35mg CBD to ease muscle tension and relieve pain.

When bath time ends, consider moving things to the bedroom if you’re both in the mood. CBD bath bombs have been known to increase sensuality, so there’s something in it for you too.

Soul CBD’s Bath Bomb is available for purchase here. Use the code: SOULMATE20 for 20% off sitewide (until 2/15).

10. Best for Massage — Willow's CBD Cream

Willow CBD sells a luxurious massage cream with peppermint, citrus, lavender, and full-spectrum hemp extract.

You can impress your spouse by working this CBD cream into their back and shoulders, pressing out any muscle knots along the way.

The brand says its 600mg CBD cream also helps with dry winter hands. This product is a simple way to be attentive to your partner’s needs and make them feel special.

Willow’s CBD Cream is available for purchase here. Use the code VALENTINE15 for 15% off sitewide.

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Shannon Ullman is a writer who focuses on CBD, health, and wellness. She has written for sites like Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and Thought Catalog.

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