Fall is here! There are so many perks to this season: Seasonal foods, Thanksgiving feasts, haunting Halloween, cooler climate, and of course the beautiful autumn leaves. There’s always some down sides too, such as the dryer air and mood shifts that come with the shifting seasons. But no need to worry, CBD can help with the negatives and enhance the positive aspects of the fall season.
Seabedee is here to give you the inside scoop on all the ways CBD comes into play during this fall season. We are going to tell you all the best ways to use CBD during this time of year, including autumn recipes, CBD products to keep an eye out for, and CBD hacks and tricks to tackle the cooler, dryer weather.
SEASONAL CBD 101: HOW TO LEVERAGE CBD DURING THE FALL SEASON
CBD For Your Skin This Fall Season:
What does the fall season mean for your skin? The crisper air almost always guarantees dryness and irritation, especially for sensitive skin types. CBD can help you combat dry patches of skin and keep it smooth and hydrated through the dry air season.
How does CBD help hydrate your skin through the dry spell brought by autumn? CBD works through the skin glands by modulating the production of oil. For oily skin types, it can work to slow the production of oil, but for dry skin types (which most of us can relate to during fall), it does just the opposite. When skin is dry, CBD is working to increase oil production, thus hydrating the skin. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil help initiate healing in patches of skin that were damaged due to dryness.
This is why it’s key to use CBD-infused facial oil or cannabinoid-containing cream in your fall season skincare routine! Keep an eye out for Seabedee’s soon-to-be released skincare line, where we will be offering hydrating products like our Cucumber & Lilac Moisturizing Cream and our Aloe & Rose Hydrating Mist. Once released, all these premium skincare products will be available online for purchase on our website, so get ready my fall folks! These skin products will be a must-have this season!
CBD For Seasonal Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder
Fall is great, but seasonal allergies and depression… Not so much. The good news is, CBD can provide aid in these areas and help get you through the fall season.
Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder, are psychological conditions that cause depressive feelings due to the shifting seasons. CBD does not treat these disorders, however, it may help manage them. How? CBD works to boost serotonin levels by interacting with ECS receptors and by reducing neuroinflammation— which considered to cause depression in many people. Serotonin is the “happy chemical” in your brain, and it is associated with feelings like joy, happiness and reward. Research on CBD also points to its ability to improve hippocampus health. The hippocampus regulates our emotions in the brain, making it beneficial to optimize its health by using CBD. Research backs this, with finding like this 2014 study that reveals CBD may indeed have antidepressant properties. Pharmaceutical medications for depressive disorders tend to cause an array of undesirable side effects and can even worsen the root issue at hand. Unlike these medications, CBD presents no significant side effects and is non-habit forming, making it an ideal option to try for managing seasonal depression.
Seasonal Cooking With CBD: Our Top 3 Favorite CBD-Infused Fall Recipes
Are your ready to leverage your chef-skills and take your fall recipes to the next level? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Seabedee is here to share with you our Top 3 Favorite Fall Recipes that utilize CBD oil in the making.
1. Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Spice Latte—by Emily Kyle Nutrition
This decadent coffee creation is to die for. You don’t have to be basic to basically fall head-over-heels for this perfect pumpkin spice latte. Here’s what you’ll need for ingredients:
- 1 cup strongly brewed coffee
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups milk of choice
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon CBD Oil, like Seabedee’s Extra Strength Full Spectrum CBD Oil, Vanilla Flavor
2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies—by FLEUR MARCHÉ
Nothing screams fall season louder than a pumpkin-inclusive recipe! And what better than to add a little chocolate and CBD to the mix?! Here’s the ingredients list to bake your way into fall season:
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
- 2 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 360 milligrams of CBD
3. Trader Joe’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry Pot Pie—by Trader Joe’s Recipes
Wanting to add a spicy, savory kick to your pumpkin prepared meal? Well Trader Joes’ has a recipe for that, and Seabedee has a slight tweak to it to make it CBD-infused. The original recipe calls for 3 teaspoons of Olive Oil, but instead we call for 1 of those teaspoons to be Seabedee’s CBD Calming Blend Oil. It’s earthy flavors will surely add a delicious taste and calm effect to your pot pie dish. Here’s the rest of the ingredients you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons TJ’s Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Seabedee’s Calming Blend Oil
1/2 cup TJ’s Diced Onions
2 TJ’s Parsnips, chopped in large pieces
1 cup TJ’s Butternut Zigzags (or 1 cup large chopped pieces of butternut squash)
3 handfuls Organic Shredded Green Kale, chopped
Pinch TJ’s Sea Salt
1 can TJ’s Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained
1/3 cup TJ’s Golden Raisins
1 jar TJ’s Spicy Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauce
1 TJ’s Pie Crust, thawed according to package directions (keep refrigerated until ready to use)
TJ’s Organic Ghee & Sunflower Oil Spray