Whether it’s Kim Kardashian’s skin care routine (we all remember the vampire facial), or Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness advice, it’s easy to become influenced by celebrity trends. Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between sponsored posts and general recommendations, and other times we buy the Fenty Beauty highlighter in the aim that it will magically transform us into Rihanna. Much to our disappointment, but moving on…
One of the latest trends to take the celebrity world by storm is CBD. In case you didn’t know, CBD is short for cannabidiol and it is a chemical compound derived from the cannabis plant. It’s naturally non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high and, it has a long list of possible health benefits. So, which A-listers are using CBD and why?
Top Five Celebrity Influencers
Kim Kardashian West
Kim K is one of the latest celebrities to jump on the CBD train. She announced she was a big fan by holding a ‘CBD themed’ baby shower for newborn Psalm West just a couple of months ago. The reality star shared videos of herself making a CBD bath soak and infused bath oils, and revealed online, “Anyone that knows me knows I am obsessed with CBD everything!”
One half of the famous comedy duo, Cheech and Chong, Tommy is a huge advocate for both cannabis and CBD. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, Chong used his illness to educate himself and others on the benefits of CBD and cannabis reform. He advocated the use of CBD, alongside cannabis therapy, and a number of lifestyle changes to beating the disease. Unfortunately, his cancer did return in 2015.
As co-founder of Whoopi & Maya, Ms Goldberg shares her very own line of cannabis-infused wellness products. She is very passionate about how CBD can help women specifically, and in the past has produced CBD menstrual relief products – in which all of womankind thanks her for. Whoopi herself is a big fan of CBD oil, and says she uses it for Glaucoma, pain, and stress.
Seth Rogan is usually known for two things, the first being comedy and the second, weed. But, did you know that he is also a huge fan of the cannabis derived compound- CBD? Rogan is said to be particularly interested in how CBD could help those with Alzheimer’s disease, and founded a non-profit called ‘Hilarity for Charity’ to raise awareness and progress for the condition.
You might be wondering how Alessandra Ambrosio prepares for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, and the answer is sleep and CBD. To make sure she gets her full eight hours the model uses CBD oil to calm anxiety before bed and help her get a better night’s rest. She is also rumoured to enjoy CBD water from Los Angeles’s Kreation Organic Juicery for an extra CBD-powered boost.