Are we having fun yet? If you said “no,” you’re not alone. Anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction after months of pandemic protocols—and for parents, the stress is heightened if they have school-age children.
Back to school time during the pandemic has brought new levels of concern for families. Suddenly, parents are called upon not only to do their regular jobs, but also to organize home schooling for kids who are forced to stay home because of COVID-19. For parents under “safer-at-home” protocols, there is pressure to maintain social distancing while taking on the roles of teacher aide, amateur virologist, tech support, and lunchroom attendant.
It’s a lot to worry about—and a recent study of 2,000 parents showed 82 percent were also concerned about sending kids back to a traditional classroom setting. Parents with children at home just have a lot on their plates.
Chronic and long-term stress can have physical effects, which may include inflammation, as well as various psychoactive symptoms. Several studies have shown cannabidiol, better known as CBD, can ease anxiety-related symptoms, like increased heart rate, in rats. CBD also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which may help relax tight muscles.
CBD product vendors may be seeing at influx of new customers in search of stress-specific formulations, or maybe some regular clientele who have been mentioning stress. Why not create a back-to-school display? It’s a guaranteed conversation starter.
Here are 6 CBD products that look great on a shelf and may help take the edge off:
Batch Apothecary Good Night Hemp Body Butter – Stress can really be aggravated by lack of sleep. This super-soothing formula hydrates skin while it brings on sweet dreams. Recommended as a post shower treatment, butter ingredients include “vitamin E, copper, zinc, and 250mg of full-spectrum CBD oil,” among others. Independently lab-tested for potency and purity. $68 MSRP. BatchApoth.com.
Bloom Farms Dream Tincture – CBN, short for cannabinol, is a compound created when THC is heated and exposed to oxygen. The CBN has a slight psychoactive effect, a little more potent than CBD but much less potent than THC. Bloom Farms combines CBN with CBD, in a 1:5 ratio in this full-spectrum tincture, which is one of their bestsellers. $95.00 MSRP. BloomFarmsCBD.com
cbdMD Relax CBD Bath Bomb – Some people love to have a good, hot soak to relieve stress. Customers can fill a steamy tub, throw a bomb in, then sink into tranquil waters with Relax formula’s blend of premium essential oils, including frankincense, lavender, eucalyptus, Epsom salts, and 100mg of hemp-derived CBD (per bomb). This line has six scents to choose from—and they’re all bomb. $9.99 MSRP. cbdMD.com.
First & Free Revitalize CBD Cream – For customers suffering from tight muscles, this high potency formula packs 2,500mg of hemp-derived CBD isolate into each 1.76oz tube. The topical cream contains a blend of soothing ingredients including aloe vera juice, tazman pepper, angelica root extract, wild yam extract, and 24.1 percent capsaicin to provide a warming sensation so customers can target their aches and pains. Free of parabens, sulfates, fragrances, and soy. $39.99 MSRP. FirstAndFree.com.
One Love Tea CBD-Turmeric Golden Milk Powder – CBD and turmeric are two plant-based compounds with fabled anti-inflammatory effects. They combine here to create a treat for the senses; add a serving of this powder to two cups warm milk, take a sip, and drift away on a scented cloud of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper. One Love has a wide variety of tea and coffee blends, which could easily fill an autumn seasonal display. $20.00 MSRP. OneLoveTea.com.
Plus CBD Softgel Capsules, 15mg Gold Formula – For folks who are on the go, looking for lower dosages, or that just prefer to take supplements, these softgels might be a good choice. All day tension relief is a great selling point for this product. Derived from hemp and “complete with all the cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and other healthful components that occur in the hemp plant.” Also available in 5mg and 10mg dosage. For wholesale information, visit PlusCBDOil.com.