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Holiday Travel Tips 2020: 4 Ways CBD Can Improve Your Trip

Holiday Travel Tips 2020: 4 Ways CBD Can Improve Your Trip

Nov 30, 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and that traditionally means traveling to visit family and friends.

Things are a little different in 2020, but if you choose to travel, it may still mean long lines at the airport, exhausting road trips in a car or boring hours on a train (people still use those, right?). However you get there, using CBD for travel is an integral part of these holiday travel tips to make the journey (and destination) more enjoyable.

CBD for Discomfort in your seat

Whether in a car or on a plane, you are still cramped in the same seat for potentially hours and hours. Even flying first class or driving the latest car with all the extras for comfort, there is still bound to be a good deal of discomfort. For those flying main cabin or riding in a small car from the 90’s, holiday travel can get pretty uncomfortable pretty fast.

When sitting, your hip flexors and hamstrings are shortened along with the muscles connected to your hips such as your glutes and quads. The low back may also be shortened in a seated position. This shortening makes muscles tight when you stand up again. It also makes it difficult for blood to properly circulate to all of your extremities.

To combat that acute muscle soreness, Receptra Naturals Targeted Topical CBD for travel provides quick relief. Applying before and after you get on a plane is ideal, though depending on where you are headed, the product will likely be allowed in your carry on. If driving, try and apply whenever you stop or feel the need. To get the most out of your Targeted Topical, rub it vigorously onto the sore areas so that the cannabinoids have the best chance to interact with receptors directly under the skin.

Irritation From Fellow Passengers and Family

Do you have the bad luck on planes of always sitting near crying babies, rowdy teenagers or that guy who just wants to tell you his whole life story? Are you driving a long distance with loved ones or little ones? Travel companions can certainly cause you to be irritable. Luckily the endocannabinoid system has receptors in the mood-boosting areas of the brain. Activating those receptors by taking CBD for travel can help take the edge off and potentially reduce irritability. As a general holiday travel tip, be aware that those along for the ride may be feeling the same way you are!

Getting to your destination may provide some relief, but spending time with large groups of family and friends with a plethora of personalities does not always go as well as planned. If you have the type of family that is prone to bickering, you may even consider adding CBD to the dish you are bringing to the party.

Relaxation and Sleep in Uncomfortable Spots

It can be difficult to relax during times of travel. This is often because of anxiousness associated with planes, trains or cars. It could be because of an uncomfortable seated position, loud noises, bumpy roads, turbulence and much more. Sometimes just resting during travel can help make the trip go faster (excluding those who are doing the driving).

CBD interacts with the same receptors as caffeine, so a regular serving can help promote alertness. In a larger serving, it can cause the body to relax enough to ease into a restful state and maybe even find much-needed sleep in the chaos. This could also be helpful when trying to find sleep in new beds, couches or wherever your head lands.

Skin Care Through Multiple Climates

With so much else to worry about, it is easy to forget about the effect traveling can have on your skin. The dry air of a plane or change in humidity as you turn the temperature up and down in a car, can be tough and cause irritation. If you are venturing to a location with a different climate, whether hot or cold, your skin may need some time to adjust.

To assist in maintaining the overall health of your skin, Receptra has CBD Body Oil and Topicals that serve to moisturize and allow CBD to interact with the endocannabinoid receptors directly under the skin. The natural aroma of ingredients is paired with the therapeutic smells of Jasmine oil and camphor for the added bonus of helping you relax,

Also, pay close attention to dryness of your lips which are prone to becoming chapped during colder months. Chapped lips can lead to other issues such as cracks and cold sores. Receptra’s CBD lip balm is easy to carry around and can help with that.

CBD Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling for the holidays can be fun but stressful. Use these CBD for travel, holiday travel tips to have the most enjoyable experience possible despite the hassle to and from your destination. Receptra CBD can be taken most places on an airplane and is easy to carry along for a car or train ride.

We would love to see photos of you and Receptra at your destination. Please tag us and use the hashtag #receptratravels. Have a safe and happy holiday season!