CBD for period pain
Unashamedly and unapologetically this is a post for our female readers - boys, feel free to stop reading here!
Given that we’ve been writing so much about CBD oil recently we wanted to bring you an example of a specific usage that’ helping loads of women live a period-pain free lifestyle. Enter OHNE. OHNE is a plastic-free, organic tampon delivery service that protects the environment (no plastic applicators going to landfill) and your vagina (no chemical bleaches used in making the tampons).
Things have just got even better because OHNE has just launched their Anti-Teardrops oil, a CBD oil infused with specific essential oils designed to be applied topically to your abdomen and lower back or wherever you feel pain.
We caught up with OHNE founders Nikki and Leah to bring you the following info, here’s to a pain-free period!
OHNE’s Anti-Teardrops 1% CBD Oil comes from the flowers of the Hemp Cannabis Sativa plant, where the cannabinoid molecules are at their optimum. They use a full-spectrum CBD extract (no cheap CBD isolates) which is extracted using a supercritical Co2 extraction process. This allows a wide spectrum of cannabinoids to be safely stripped from the plant, such as CBD, CBG, CBDV, THC, and others. The THC is a trace element (<0.02%) so, no, it won’t get you high. OHNE Anti-Teardrops is also 100% above-board and totally legal in the UK.
CBD full spectrum extracts can work by interacting with the natural endocannabinoid system in the human body. The endocannabinoid system supports pretty much every important function in our bodies, from pain and mood to things like appetite and sleep. CBD extracts can evoke cannabinoid receptors found in various systems of the human body (such as the gut, skin cells, reproductive organs, and the brain) to help promote natural balance and skin healing. CBD has been researched to have a relaxant and analgesic effects which have been known to help relax the muscles and reduce pain. CBD is also an adaptogen, which is a term used to describe plants and herbs that are capable of supporting your adrenal system to balance your hormones and help manage your stress levels. They help speed up or slow down the release of stress hormones, depending on what your body needs at a given time.
What’s so great about the OHNE CBD oil is that they’ve added a clever mix of herbs and essential oils to the mix that has been proven to also have calming, relaxing and soothing effects.
It contains hemp seed oil, evening primrose oil, argan oil, lavender essential oil, CBD full plant extract and lemon and lemongrass essential oil. The great thing about all of these extra ingredients is that they smell so calming and relaxing, and it makes the OHNE oil a perfect addition to a hot bath…
Hemp seed oil is a natural superfood for the skin, argan oil and evening primrose oil work to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, with evening primrose oil also helping to regulate and balance your hormones. Lavender oil has been known to help with every kind of pain from muscular aches to emotional anxieties, lemon oil has got your back for improved circulation, mental health, and immune system, and lemongrass oil is antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, and super hydrating.
We asked OHNE founders, Nikki and Leah, how they like to use the oil, and they had these top tips for us:
- ● Rub a few drops directly on your skin (ooh-er). Onto your belly, right over your uterus or across your lower back, wherever your period likes to attack.
- ● Another popular way to use CBD oil is as a supplement for stress or anxiety (we know for some of you those pesky PMS symptoms can get pretty rough). The best way we’ve found to do this is by popping a few droplets into our bubble baths for some aromatic relaxation. Ultimate self-care, right?
- ● This one might sound unusual - but we have even taken to applying their CBD oil directly on their (organic, obvs) tampons before inserting them.
- (Please note: We are not telling you to follow suit and do so as our pro period oil is a CBD skin oil but the OHNE founders have loved the effects so much they like to get up close and personal.)
The girls have developed the oil in conjunction with Graces London, experts in CBD oil, and results from studies conducted by Graces in 2017 found that users of CBD oil helped ease symptoms of endometriosis pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, migraine and cluster headaches, anxiety, restless leg syndrome, muscular aches and pain, acne, dermatitis, arthritis, ADHD, skin burns, blisters, dry and stressed skin.
Time to give it a try, we think!