Feeling Stressed? Try These 12 Editor-Approved CBD Brands
CBD — the soothing, non-psychoactive compound derived from hemp plants — is so popular, Aug. 8 has officially been deemed CBD Day
Brown Girl Jane
Founded by sisters Malaika and Nia Jones and beauty and wellness expert Tai Beauchamp, Brown Girl Jane is both a CBD brand and a community for those who love it. Take a dropper full of their orange-scented tincture and watch their bi-weekly Instagram Lives, "You Good, Sis?", and you'll be on board too.
Buy it! Brown Girl Jane Balance Daily Drops, $68; browngirljane.com
Largely credited for helping to bring CBD mainstream, Lord Jones counts a long list of celeb fans including Kacey Musgraves and Mandy Moore, and recently announced the launch of a second CBD brand with Kristen Bell.
The brand offers everything from old-fashioned gumdrops to tinctures, and recently doubled the size of their best-selling body lotion (without raising the price!).
Buy it! Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion, $60; sephora.com
Ami founder Triniti Gawthrop was born in an ashram and raised with an understanding and deep appreciation for alternative medicine as she watched her mom practice a combination of Western herbalism, Chinese medicine, homeopathy and more. Ami, which launched in 2019, is rooted in this holistic approach to healing and champions the power of plants to help people navigate health obstacles and provide powerful wellness solutions for women.
Ami blends are 100% plant-based, non-toxic, cruelty free, ethically sourced and made in the USA. The brand offers hemp-infused — check out the Dream Herbal Roller if you're having trouble sleeping— and hemp-free — this bestselling everyday Calm Tincture which can be added to daily to your favorite drink — products, which pinpoint a range of ailments including insomnia, anxiety, depression, inflammation and joint pain.
Buy it! Hemp-Infused Calm Body & Face Oil, $79; amiwellness.com
A certified B-corp, Prima separated itself from the pack as one of the only truly clean CBD brands currently on the market. The products are so groundbreaking, Sephora tapped the Prima team earlier this year to help establish CBD standards across their full assortment.
Buy it! Prima Bath Gem, $16; sephora.com
Wild by Nature
Whether you want to "Chill," "Escape" or "Inspire," Wild by Nature has a CBD tincture to help get the job done — and every variety comes in both a dropper and single-serving options.
Buy it! Wild by Nature "Chill" mint, menthol & spearmint tincture, $39.99; wildbynaturecbd.com
When entrepreneur and influencer Shea Marie discovered the wide-ranging benefits of CBD, she was disappointed to find that few beauty products infused with the all-natural botanical also look chic in her skincare shelfies.
Her solution? The Feelist. Marie launched the luxury brand last month with two body creams, a detoxifying salt soak and a facial oil. Each product features minimalist packaging, and clean, plant-based formulas perfect for all skin types.
Buy it! The Feelist Necessity Everyday Body Cream, $68; thefeelist.com
After co-founder Garrett Greller couldn't alleviate his arthritis pain through a variety of medical remedies, he set out to create his own solution by founding Uncle Bud's Hemp & CBD at the age of 19 . The brand launched with its Topical Pain Reliever, which was the first item to ever relieve his pain problems and has now become a best-seller.
Now the brand includes hemp and CBD-based skincare items, personal care products and even pet care. Plus, it has a big group of celebrity fans including Magic Johnson, Toni Braxton and Jane Fonda.
Buy it! Uncle Bud's Hand and Foot Cream, $10; amazon.com
Inspired by their mom who suffers from arthritis and sciatica, twin sisters Coral and Rah Hines were determined to find a solution. Once each sister discovered how CBD could aid in their own lives, they continued to explore the physical and mental benefits of the hemp-derived ingredient, and Buena Botanicals was born. The small, Georgia-based business offers a variety of topicals and a tincture, but the CBD Bath Bar (infused with 28mg of Organic Full Spectrum CBD) is still their mom's favorite for soothing sore muscles and aches.
Buy It! Buena Botanicals bath bar, $15; buenabotanicals.com
This multi-purpose, CBD-infused bar can be used as a face cleanser, body soap, shampoo or shave bar! (Yes, that's four products for the price of one!) And the founders built the brand around using non-toxic, non-irritating ingredients that are vegan, cruelty free and sustainably sourced. Be sure to also check out the wellness company's best-selling "Glow Elixir" for your face, touting hero ingredients like CBD (for skin rejuvenation), rosehip (a brighter complexion), argan (added hydration) and jojoba (which helps unclog pores).
Buy it! Undefined Beauty Glow Bar, $18; un-definedbeauty.com
Founded by Katrina Thompkins, an ICU nurse currently working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, the health and wellness brand carries a wide range of products including oils, gummies, creams, bath bombs and even CBD-infused pet treats.
Through her business, Thompkins is also shedding light on the lack of Black-owned businesses in the CBD space.
"There is only 4.3% of black ownership within the cannabis industry. There is a huge disparity when it comes to building CBD brands within America that is not addressed. K'dara CBD is proud to be a black and female-owned company," the brand shared on its Instagram feed last month.
In a recent interview with Black Enterprise, Thompkins shared that starting her own CBD company was about bringing her healthcare knowledge to the wellness space.
"As I worked as a nurse, I felt the need to continue to contribute to society with my passion for health and wellness," she shared. "Starting a CBD business allowed me to continue to focus on health and wellness and also learn about a startup business and grow my passion for entrepreneurship."
Buy it! K'dara CBD lavender cream, $89.99; kdara.com
Since the brand's inception in 2015, co-founders Kaley Nichol and Kerrigan Behrens are continuing their mission to "naturally modernize the medicine cabinet with high-quality, accessible offerings that help women feel their best."
Sagely features creams, capsules, oils and sprays all using high quality, hemp-derived CBD. The relief and recovery cream has added essential oils including menthol and peppermint, which not only soothe sore muscles but provide a cooling effect, a bonus during hot summer months.
Buy it! Sagely Naturals Relief & Recovery Cream, $35.99; sagelynaturals.com
Bimble Chill Sparkling Drink
If you're a stressed-out mom (like the editor writing this caption), try trading off wine with this flavored soda — it contains 25mg of broad-spectrum hemp extract. It also has sustainably sourced Vermont honey which gives it a subtle sweetness. It's not a magic bullet, but it definitely takes the edge off without any side effects. Plus, you'll probably skip the extra cup of coffee the morning after.
Buy it! Bimble Chill Sparkling Drink, $40 for a six-pack; beechill.myshopify.com