Cannabis Bath Soak – Ultimate Relaxation Therapy

There are few things more rejuvenating at the end of a long and tiring day than a hot, deep bath but add some cannabis infused oils and you take that relaxation to a whole new level.

Recently I was given some Cana Kiss from Abis INC to try out. Made from rich, all natural, vegan friendly, food grade ingredients – some of of the claims made are that it helps to ease aching muscles and joints and soothes menstrual cramps – so after a particularly brutal day in my reproductive cycle where the cramps were so severe that the pain extended right into my thighs, I decided it was time to test these claims out.

Menstrual Pain

On this particular day, I felt like a small animal was persistently trying to push itself out of my lower back. Not only was this causing me severe discomfort but – for those who don’t know this – in general periods make us ladies more sensitive to ALL pain, even pre-existing pain. So the shoulder ache that normally pulsed gently just off my radar was now throbbing deeply and noticeably. My neck ached too. And I felt miserable (as one does when your entire body aches inside and out).

Kissed By Cannabis

It was definitely time to try out Canna Kiss. I ran my bath and put a few generous blobs of the oil into the steaming water. (It’s made with nutrient-rich coconut oil which can sometimes be more solid and sometimes liquid depending on the ambient temperature but this is balanced out by the amazing benefits the coconut oil offers.)

As the oils melted in the water they released the sweet, uplifting aroma of ylang-ylang essential oil and….something else. It was subtle, that smell, but my sensitive nose found the soft undertones of cannabis released with the steam and it seemed to me that my body began relaxing just by smelling it.

I immersed myself into the hot water and my skin prickled with delight as I sank into it’s warm, soothing embrace.

As I lay in the bath I could feel the Shea Nut Butter encase my skin in a luxurious softness. It was rich and smooth and made my skin feel silky and deeply moisturised. I literally felt the cares, the worries and even the pain, melt away into the water. For the first time that day, I felt at ease. I was able to completely let go and relax and drift into a world of lightness and peace.

High On Life

Don’t worry – the oils don’t make you high – not directly. Because you’re not ingesting it internally you don’t experience any of the psycho-active side-effects normally associated with cannabis. However, up to 60% of everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream, so the cannabis is still benefiting you but on a level too subtle to be consciously noticed.

However, cannabis is renowned for it’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and as I lay in the warm waters I could easily imagine the pain and toxins being drawn out of me and into the water.

A New Day

I lay in that bath for three quarters of an hour. The world outside the bathroom door stopped existing. The pain, the discomfort were all forgotten and as I languished in waters of warm relief I felt myself become the physical incarnation of Divine Bliss.

When I emerged from waters, cleansed and soothed I was in a whole new space. I was no longer bent in half with pain and self-pity – I was a whole new woman and this was a whole a new day!

Verdict

Whether you suffer from pain or you want to spoil a special someone with a luxurious experience in the comfort of their own home, this product will not disappoint. Indulge yourself or a special lady in your life with this all natural cannabis bath soak and you’re bound to score some serious points!

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Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil: Finding The Right Dosage For You

For those new to using cannabis as a medicine, the terrain can often feel strange and risky.  However, with the right approach, using cannabis can be an easy and rewarding treatment.

First Time Users Take Note: It’s important to NOT increase your dose until at least the third day.

First time users often don’t feel the effects the first time they use it because their cannabinoid receptors haven’t yet been opened. By the second night these receptors are usually wide open to receive and you will most likely feel the effects to varying degrees. Many people feel that because they didn’t feel anything the first night that they haven’t taken enough and so they double up the next night only to find themselves suffering with symptoms of overdose – which, although harmless, can be unpleasant.

Figuring Out Your Dose

This is where personal responsibility is of paramount importance.

Even if you have smoked cannabis before, it is essential to start on the smallest possible dose (tip of a teaspoon), and gradually build up to increased dosages.

Don’t increase your dosage until the third night even if it ‘doesn’t feel like it’s working’.

Increase your dosage slowly over days or weeks. I advise people to increase their dose on the weekend so they can sleep in if they feel tired in the morning while their body adjusts to the new levels.

Treating Cancer

Those treating cancer are essentially racing against time and so it’s important to increase your dosage as rapidly as you can. Start with a tip of a teaspoon on your first night. Double it the next night.

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By the third night you should be able to have a half teaspoon easily, building up to tablespoons at your own pace.

By the fifth day you can start taking a tip of a teaspoon in the morning and at lunch time. Increase this dose as much as you can manage once a week.

Sometimes this is too strong and sometimes the patient does not report feeling any difference- everyone is different so it is imperative that you listen to your body and respect your tolerance levels.

Managing Chronic Conditions

For chronic conditions you would start small and slowly over days and weeks work your way up to a dose where you felt it was having the desired effect. You are able to take more time with chronic conditions so don’t rush the process, rather start small and increase your dose gradually.

Crisis of Healing

Cannabis has powerful anti-oxidants which work to release and clear our body of built up toxins. When we start using the oil we often experience symptoms of detoxificaion: mild headaches and mild nausea are the most common symptoms.

However, when using large amounts of oil we release large amounts of toxins into our systems and this can make us feel very ill. It may present as flu like symptoms or the condition you are treating may appear to be getting worse at first. This is what we refer to as a ‘crisis of healing’ – where the process of healing becomes too traumatic for the body resulting in extremely unpleasant side-effects.

If this happens to you, continue to take the oil but reduce your dosage for a week or so until your body has things back under control. Remember to drink lots of water to assist in flushing out the toxins and include dandelion tea in your daily routine to help your liver to process the toxins and cleanse the blood.

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