These Celebrities Are Utterly Obsessed with CBD
The CBD-Celeb Boom
Cannabidiol aka CBD has been transforming the self-care industry thanks to its purported ability to reduce anxiety, depression, stress, inflammation, and more. Unsurprisingly, some of Hollywood's biggest names including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, and Dakota Johnson are major fans of this new wellness trend—and to reiterate (again), no, it won't get you high.
CBS is one of more than 80 phytocannabinoids, or chemical compounds, produced by the cannabis plant. It is also legal in every state, as long as it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive substance in cannabis that does get you high. If you still haven't stocked up on CBD muscle recovery creams and CBD oil beauty products, keep scrolling to find out why these celebs are hooked on this trendy ingredient.
Kim K has been pretty outspoken about her love for CBD—she even had a CBD-themed baby shower before the birth of her son Psalm West. Guests enjoyed everything from CBD-infused chocolate fountains and kombucha to CBD massages.
In a video posted to a fan Instagram account, Kardashian West can be heard explaining why she opted for a low-key CBD themed party this time around. "So, because I’m freaking out and the baby is coming in, like, two weeks, I thought what better way to celebrate than to have a little CBD," she told her guests in the video. << according to? did we cover? someone else?
“Let’s zen out on a Saturday,” the mom continued. “I thought it was kind of ridiculous to have a fourth baby shower."
Raise your hand if you think that trying to catch some sleep on the plane is the absolute worst? Dakota Johnson is right there with you. To help the zzzs come a little easier, Johnson relies on CBD oil to do the trick when she's up in the air. “I try to knock myself out on planes; otherwise my whole world falls apart,” she told Elle in an interview.
Need more convincing? One of our writers tried four CBD products for sleep and reported on what happened.
ICYDK, CBD has been touted as a bona fide anxiety reducer and possibly an antidepressant. Whether it's social anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder, CBD may be part of the solution for you. "Most patients seem to be using CBD as an anxiolytic [anti-anxiety medication]... it helps calm them down and relax them," Perry Solomon, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist and founder/chief medical officer of HelloMD previously told Shape. "The biggest clinical studies [that have been done] show it does help decrease anxiety when you take 300 to 600mg of CBD."
Balancing work and mom-life isn't easy and no one understands that better than Leighton Meester. When talking with Shape for our April 2019 cover story, the Gossip Girl star opened up about all the ways she keeps herself "centered and rejuvenated" as a working mom. Along with her morning tea, relaxing baths, and foam rolling, Meester uses cannabidiol balm, "to try to reduce the stress and tension in my shoulders and hands." Proof that microdoses of self-care can go a long way.
Earlier this year, Us Weekly reported that the American Horror Story actress couldn't stop obsessing about CBD-infused products from Mazz Hannah—their new CBD-infused bath tonic being her absolute favorite. (Related: Emma Roberts' View On Confidence Will Change the Way You See Yourself)
"CBD helps with pain, stress, and anxiety," Aniston told US Weekly, adding that, "it has all the benefits without the high." The actress didn't say exactly how she prefers to use CBD-infused products but swears by the benefits nonetheless.
When speaking to the New York Times last year, Wilde opened up about having an incredible experience using a CBD lotion her friends recommended. "Recently I did a play on Broadway for six months, and my body was wrecked," she said. "My neck was really tight. The CBD has relaxing benefits and the idea is to avoid using too many painkillers."
Fun fact: She uses the same brand Mandy Moore loves: Lord Jones.
Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, has grown into a wellness juggernaut, touting advice and accessories for alternative healing. Think intense detox diets, $200 smoothies, and let's not forget the whole putting jade eggs in your vagina thing. (Just, don't.) Normalizing CBD has also been a part of Goop's agenda. From CBD -nfused cocktails and bath bombs to covering a first-timer's experience at a CBD boutique, Paltrow and her team have been on a mission to prove that CBD deserves a place in the wellness and beauty industry.
Bell has been a long-standing believer in CBD products. The Good Place actress shared a photo of her fav CBD-infused lotion to her Instagram Stories way back in June 2018, writing that it helps her "sore muscles after working out."
While we're still waiting on scientific evidence that proves the effectiveness of CBD as a pain reliever, there's virtually no medical risk in rubbing some on your sore muscles.
We don't give celebs enough credit for sporting some seriously high heels for hours at a time on the red carpet. This Is Us actress, Mandy Moore knows the pain of it all too well which is why she started using CBD oil on her feet as a topical pain-reliever. "This year I'm trying some CBD oil on my feet, which my stylist recommended," she told Coveteur while getting ready for the Golden Globes last year.
Her stylist, Kara Welch, has called CBD, "the absolute CURE for aching feet on the red carpet. Don't worry, your feet ain't going to get high but this miracle cream is going to make a long evening much more fun."