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Burning man is here. Are you ready? Every year more than 70,000 people descend onto Black Rock City for a spiritual journey, an artistic experience, to eschew material possessions, to find themselves. The beautiful thing about Burning Man is the experience is unique to each person. What’s not unique to everyone is the preparation required – you’ll be sitting ducks in the sun, pedaling to camps, covered in dust and sand.
To help you focus on the most important part and while still being in the know we’ve put together the 6 CBD products to throw in your bag. Rather than just telling you what’s trendy or adding CBD for the sake of adding it, we made sure there was a reason. These are products that have CBD because they may offer therapeutic benefits in each application. We’ll tell you why and how as well. Bonus points – these products are all hemp-derived meaning you won’t have an issue with TSA security if you’re flying in.
We are adults, which means sunscreen is not an option it’s a requirement. If you’re in the sun you’re lathering your body to protect it from UV rays.
Why you should consider a CBD sunscreen
Your skin is covered in receptors connected to your endocannabinoid system. The system, which is responsible for regulating your body’s internal balance. By putting CBD into your sunscreen, it interacts with the receptors in your skin helping to do two things. First, it’s theorized that it encourages and promotes the renewal of skin cells. Second, there is the potential to manage your skin’s response to sun damage. So help your skin recover from those UV rays by giving your sunscreen a bit of a boost.
What to buy
- SPF 50
- 100 MG CBD Isolate
- Water Resistant (80 minutes)
- UVA/UVB Skin Protection
2) Afterburn Relief
Sometimes you forget or you missed a spot – we get it. Sunburns are painful and an eyesore but there are products which, can offer help.
Why you should consider CBD in your post-burn routine
When you suffer from too much UV exposure, your skin cells can die off. In turn, your body kicks in to increase blood flow and bring your immune cells up to start repairing. The result is lobster red, inflammation, and swelling. CBD certainly isn’t going to reverse this process but it may help with the inflammation and might promote cell renewal. This can potentially help to provide quick relief from that painful burn.
What to buy
Mary’s Burnout Mist
- 250 MG CBD Full Spectrum Hemp
- Aloe Vera
3) Circulating Leg & Foot Spray
Between pedaling to camps, dancing under the stars, and exploring all the cities in a tent your legs and feet will be aching.
Why you should consider CBD for aches and soreness
CBD has many potential therapeutic properties but one of the most commonly discussed benefits is its anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers explain that our endocannabinoid system can help the body maintain balance through “retrograde signaling,” intercellular communication. According to Martin Lee of Project CBD “retrograde signaling serves as an inhibitory feedback mechanism that tells other neurotransmitters to cool it when they are firing too fast.” CBD as a retrograde messenger helps to normalize overstimulated nerves leading to these potential anti-inflammatory properties.
What to buy
Apothecana Circulating Leg & Foot Spray
- Ginger – improves circulation, enhances blood flow
- Capsaicin – alleviates pain, warming
- Grapefruit – natural energizer, decreases fluid retention
4) Body Cream
Your body is going to experience the ultimate desert exfoliation. Make sure that you use the right products to help it recover.
Why you should use a CBD body lotion
You probably have your favorite product for your face but not every lotion is created equally when it comes to your body. The sun, dry air, and dust will dry out your skin so you’re going to want something a bit thicker and heavier than your usual lotion. We used the comedogenic scale to review all the ingredients to find a lotion truly great for Black Rock City.
Your skin is covered in cannabinoid receptors so finding the right mix of secondary ingredients and CBD, which has potential benefits as an anti-inflammatory is key.
What to buy
Elevate CBD Cosmetics Body Butter
- 200 MG CBD Full Spectrum
- Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Vitamin E
5) Vape Pen
Between dehydration, fancy cocktails, and a little bit of experimenting you might be waking up with a throbbing headache. The most important thing is to DRINK WATER lots of WATER but if you need quick relief, this CBD vape pen might help.
Why a vape pen
Portable and fast-acting, vape pens have one of the highest bioavailabilities at 30-60% e.g., the proportion of CBD that will enter your bloodstream.
What to buy
Beboe Calming CBD Vape Pen
- Pen contains 500mg of Organic CBD oil
- Blended with calming essential oils and plant-derived citrus and grapefruit terpenes
- Disposable and recyclable
6) Drink Packets
Raise your hand if your edibles, gummies and chocolates, melted in the sun? Yeah, we are based in Vegas so we say this from experience. Rather than worrying about storing CBD drinks, or making sure your goodies don’t melt, we recommend opting for CBD drink packets. These small little packets can get thrown in a bag and then added to water throughout the day. Light, portable, and easy to customize.
Why CBD drink packets
Some of us are looking for a little chill throughout the day and CBD drink packets are a great option to try. As an edible, they have a longer duration typically 4-6 hours. Curious how CBD can potentially help you chill out – give this a read.
What to buy
Oleo Tangerine Mix
- 25 MG CBD
- Caffeine free
- Made from Rooibos & Black Tea
Now you have your packing list! See you at Black Rock City!
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