Traveling is innately stressful. There are flights to catch, delays and cancellations to deal with, that nagging feeling you forgot to turn off your curling iron, never-ending traffic… and the list goes on. But, there’s something that can help — you can use CBD to reduce travel anxiety.
No matter how you’re traveling, whether by plane, train, or automobile, you’re bound to experience travel stress at some point. (Unless you’re some kind of Zen master unicorn.) But for the rest of us, there’s CBD body balm.
Learn how CBD body balm can help you deal with travel anxiety naturally so you’re always calm, cool, and collected no matter where you go.
Can I Take CBD Body Balms in My Carry-On?
You sure can! Cannabidiol (CBD) products have the TSA stamp of approval as long as they contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC). This means you won’t actually be flying high when you use a body balm mid-flight because CBD is THC’s non-psychotropic cousin.
However, you might still be flying high in the figurative sense since you can use it to reduce anxiety and pain whether you’re in the air or on the ground.
Most topical cannabidiol products contain almost non-existent amounts of THC — but you’ll definitely want to double-check that when making a purchase. Stick to credible brands that clearly state how much THC is in their products and you’ll be just fine! (BTW… that guy selling CBD balms out of the trunk of his car definitely doesn’t count as “credible.”)
But at Cozy Cactus Goods, our TSA-friendly balms are made with hemp-derived CBD isolate with less than 0.3% THC and come in 1-ounce containers that fit perfectly into purses, carry-ons, and even some strangely large pockets. They’re always DTF (down to fly) if you are.
3 Big Benefits of Traveling With CBD Balms
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure (or a little of both), CBD balms are small enough to take anywhere and mighty enough to dissolve travel anxiety, stress, and pain.
Here are three big benefits of traveling with topical cannabidiol products:
1. Reduces Anxiety on a Flight or Long Drive
Cramped cabins. Faulty GPS. That kid who won’t stop kicking the back of your seat. Anxiety can strike when you’re traveling for a variety of reasons — and sometimes for no reason at all.
So if things start going south, reach for nature’s secret weapon: CBD balm. With the pain-relieving powers of cannabidiol combined with the curative benefits of aromatherapy, you’ll be feeling better in no time at all.
Some of the most effective stress-reducing essential oils to pair with CBD balms include rose, eucalyptus, lemon, jasmine, bergamot, and last, but certainly not least, lavender.
As Psychology Today says:
“Lavender essential oil is one of the most studied essential oils in terms of its relaxing effects. One study found that lavender oil aromatherapy calmed the nervous system — lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature as well as changing brain waves to a more relaxed state.”
See? There’s no reason to let anything — or anyone — kill your vacay vibe when the healing powers of CBD are just a balm away.
2. Helps You Stay in the Moment
There’s nothing worse than not being able to fully enjoy a vacation because of stress or pain. After all, you paid a pretty penny to see Renaissance art in Italy, but those cobblestone streets are straight-up murdering your feet.
If you can’t focus because your body is aching or you’re stressing about all the work piling up back home, CBD to the rescue. Pop a balm in your bag before you set out each day so all-natural pain relief is always in reach.
But don’t take our word for it. The Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users performed in 2015 found that cannabidiol products are incredibly effective at helping alleviate pain and tension:
“Almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition. The top three medical conditions were pain, anxiety, and depression. Almost 36% of respondents reported that CBD treats their medical condition(s) ‘very well by itself,’ while only 4.3% reported ‘not very well.’”
We like those odds! In fact, we’ll slather those odds all over our calves because they are really sore right now TBH.
3. Provides Relief From Muscle Pain, Stiffness, and Soreness
Traveling puts a lot of stress on your body. From being cooped up in a car for eight hours to making the trek to Machu Picchu, your muscles will be more than ready for a little TLC from CBD.
And since topical applications allow you to target pain right at the source, you might even get faster results than you would with CBD oils or aspirin since it doesn’t have to travel through the digestive system.
Dr. Ranga Krishna, a neurologist from Brooklyn, agrees:
“Topicals are a fantastic option as they’re easily measured in terms of ingredient compositions, and are higher in bioavailability than orally ingested compounds; this being because they are able to skip liver metabolization.”
It’s for these exact reasons that we created a therapeutic CBD balm that travelers like you can use anywhere — from a work conference to a craft brewery — without getting weird looks from passersby.
Enter our Zen CBD body balm! It soothes sore muscles and provides fast-acting pain relief where you need it most — all with the restorative scent of eucalyptus.
Have Balm, Will Travel
What could be better than plant-based pain relief that’s 100% legal and downright lethal to stress, anxiety, and sore muscles? Not much, my friend. Not much.
If there’s one thing you pack for your next trip, let it be CBD body balm. It’s portable, powerful, and able to treat a plethora of travel-related issues.
So dab a bit on your temples to treat a stress headache, massage it on your back to reduce pain, or rub it on your legs to combat soreness. Who knows, it might even relax you to the point that you remember you actually did turn off your curling iron after all.
Safe travels! Have more questions about how to use CBD for travel anxiety? Email us at [email protected]