Gina Baksa samples Serenity Box Co.’s CBD oil products to stay calm and focused during the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Cannabid oil (CBD) has exploded on to the market in recent years. You can find it in coffee, sweets, chocolate, massage oil, beer and in gel capsules. Many users swear that it helps with anxiety and makes them more relaxed, helps with pain management and inflammation and that they have better skin and sleep more soundly. Thankfully, legislation around hemp and CBD is more relaxed in many countries, so you won’t be breaking the law if you sample it.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is essentially one of the over 100 chemical compounds (or cannabinoids) that are present in hemp and marijuana. The hemp used in CBD production contains little or no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so you won’t be tripping after a bite of chocolate infused with CBD. The oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it in coconut or hemp seed oil which are effective carriers.
How does CBD calm the mind and body?
CBD works on calming the mind and body by targeting receptors in the endocannabinoid throughout the nervous system. The result is calmer, less manic thinking and a sense of peace. But remaining alert. And there are little if no side effects as with pharmaceutical drugs.
Serenity Box Co. CBD Packages and Subscriptions
I’m a huge fan of alternative remedies and plant medicine, so I was excited to receive a Serenity Box Co full of CBD goodies, especially beneficial in uncertain times as we are experiencing today. Serenity Box Co is the UK’s first CBD subscription box service. Founded by Damien Brome and his business partner Michelle Da Silva, Serenity Box Co curates the best CBD products from trusted brands and is a safe and reliable way to introduced CBD oil into your daily routine.
The timing for the launch of Serenity Box Co couldn’t be better with the current Corona crisis moving everyone to online shopping. As Co-Founder Damien Brome says: “We are both Internet-based shoppers, and wanted to experience the benefits of CBD without having to do too much research online. I’d already used subscription services from companies like Birchbox and Dollar Shave Club, and I wanted to understand if CBD oil could improve my poor sleeping habits and Michelle wanted to explore if it would improve a historic knee injury. I’m happy to say it has.”
When you subscribe to Serenity Box Co, you’ll receive a monthly CBD oil subscription box containing four to six premium products, delivered directly to your front door. Products to choose from include: CBD oil, CBD chocolate, CBD edibles, CBD coffee, CBD massage oil and more. There’s no contract or commitment, so you can cancel at any time. And none of their CBD products contains THC.
“Our mission is to make CBD easy for everyone. Those new to CBD often find it difficult to navigate a rapidly expanding market. We eliminate the difficulty from the process by curating high-quality lab-tested products from premium brands around the world,” says Damien.
“Every month, we curate and deliver amazing CBD wellness products from around the world, direct to our customers’ doors. It’s a low-cost, low-risk way for UK customers to explore a rapidly expanding market.”
Serenity Box Subscription Plan
Customers sign up to either the Serenity Starter or Serenity Pro subscription plan, depending on their requirements (although one-off boxes are available for purchase). Every Serenity Box has 30 days’ supply of high-quality CBD oil which can be easily added to daily routines. Specialised products which can bring instant gratification and relief, such as topicals and balms, are included.
My Serenity Box Co Test Results
My Serenity Box arrived in lovely well-protected packaging and contained the following products which I’ve been enjoying testing. I’ve noticed my sleep is longer and deeper, and I am feeling much calmer. CBD is a superb resource for anyone during this mind-boggling economic and social reset, and I highly recommend it.
CBDology CBD Oil, 500mg 5% CBD Oil – 10ml, £24.99
CBDology’s CBD Oil is made in the UK using organic hemp seed oil as the carrier, and pure CBD. You simply place one to two drops under your tongue and leave it for 60 seconds before swallowing. A deliciously creamy texture – I took this each morning before eating. For more information visit: www.cbdology.eu.
Faith CBD Massage Oil, 400mg £34.99
I love this Neroli-infused CBD oil. It’s smooth, non-sticky and smells divine. Using an almond oil and jojoba oil base, means it smoothes on well. I’m using it for swollen ankles, and it’s helping to stimulate the circulation and reduce the inflammation. I also use it on my face, as it’s a great antioxidant, which regenerates and rejuvenates the skin. For more information visit: www.faith-cbd.co.uk.
Infinity CBD Orange and Honeycombe Chocolate, £14.99
CBD chocolate – an added bonus. Not only do you get the orange flavours, but a honeycomb centre too. Not the tastiest chocolate I’ve ever had, but it has an interesting texture and flavour that grows on you. There’s 120mg of CBD in every bar, that’s 5mg per square of chocolate. Infinity also creates bath bombs, CBD oil and much more. For more information visit: infinity-cbd.co.uk.
Raised Spirit Organic CBD Coconut Oil Cacao, £10.99
This is delicious! You’ve got fabulous raw cacao powder here sweetened with coconut blossom syrup. Add it to your morning smoothie or dink and even meals; it’s made from 100% organic ingredients. For more information visit: www.raisedspirit.com.
Cheerful Buddha Coffee, £13.95
I’m a huge java fan, so I was very excited to test Cheerful Buddha’s coffee. Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified, ground green beans have been combined with 100mg hemp-derived CBD – all in a yummy coconut oil carrier, for a smooth, refreshing coffee experience. This is an interesting mellow vibe without the usual caffeine jolt, and it’s free from THC, lactose, glucose, checis and GMO. Just the name itself makes me want to order some more! For more information visit: www.cheerfulbuddha.co.uk.
Clearly CBD Soft Gel Capsules (30) 10mg, £15.99
Gel capsules are the most common way of getting your CBD and Clearly’s soft gel range contains 10mg of CBD. Sourced from EU-grown hemp plants, they are also rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9. Take one to three capsules a day. I don’t like ingesting gelatine, so I just broke the capsule in my mouth, swallowed the oil and disposed of the capsule. This one is not suitable for breastfeeding or pregnant women. For more information visit: www.clearlysupplements.com.
Serenity Box Co. High-Quality Lab-Tested CBD Products
“We know that not all CBD is created equal,” says Michelle Da Silva, Serenity Box Co-Founder. “That is why all products are vetted before their inclusion in each box. We work with our supplier brands to only share products that are lab-certified as to their safety and quality.”
Serenity Box Co – Where and How?
Serenity Box Co is the UK’s leading CBD subscription box service and is on a mission to help people find and receive premium CBD products from around the world. Serenity Box co is headquartered in London. Prices start at £44.99 per box. For more information, visit www.serenityboxco.com.
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