World Mental Health Day 2020: How can CBD oil help to alleviate stress and anxiety?

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  • 82% of Brits say they have experienced stress as a result of Coronavirus.
  • Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific, discusses how holistic remedies may help to reduce symptoms.

A new survey from the Mental Health Foundation shows that a staggering 82% of Brits have experienced stress as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, whether due to the period of lockdown, job loss, or general anxiety surrounding the virus.

The news comes as many gear up to recognise World Mental Health Day, championed by the World Health Organisation, on 10th October – the theme of which this year is recognising mental health for all.

World Mental Health Day is particularly poignant this year, as many Brits will be tackling isolation once again as local lockdowns continue to be implemented up and down the country. A study from the British Medical Association has warned that already, over half a million Brits will have developed life lasting mental health issues due to COVID. For people stuck in their houses, creating a calming sanctuary in the home could be an incredibly beneficial method of tackling such stresses and anxieties, and the use of holistic remedies can help with this. A few ideas to consider include:

Introduce holistic remedies for stress

As more and more Brits express the desire to use holistic remedies – 24% in fact – these may be able to help alleviate some of the anxieties felt by those who are in self-isolation. CBD oil has become particularly prevalent in the UK and is easy to incorporate into the home. The compound can be found in such a variety of forms, from balms to oils to food products, making it a highly versatile option.

Clear your space

On a physical level, clutter attracts dust which can give you allergies, but on a psychological level, clutter irritates the mind. It reminds us of all the things we need to do, to fix, to finish, to start. Piles of stuff cause our energy to drop as subconsciously our minds worry about clearing them.

Bring in nature

Flowers and plants are not only beautiful, they are soothing and enhance the serenity of your environment. Place fresh lavender in your bedroom, or plant jasmine and gardenia by your bedroom window so their scent filters into your room at night.

Introduce essential oils

Certain scents like lavender, jasmine and geranium can be extremely soothing. Purchase an aromatherapy diffuser and high-quality oils.

Simon Manthorpe, CEO of EOS Scientific (– the UK’s leading CBD oil testing service – has commented on the benefits of CBD to alleviate stress and anxiety as self-isolation is enforced:

“During a period in which people many people are suffering from increased stress levels due to the impact of COVID-19, the effects on our mental health are unquestionable. Ideally, Britons who feel this nervousness and anxiety should have a remedy that can combat these ailments. With increased numbers of the population looking towards the use of holistic remedies for their health and wellbeing, we would recommend the calming remedies that CBD brings to alleviate the pressures felt during this time.

The number of UK users of CBD oil has almost doubled in the last year, with many claiming the cannabis-based product to be a more natural and easily accessible way to manage their mental health. We are seeing increasing numbers of people turning to more alternative remedies, not just for their mental health but for a number of ailments which can include insomnia, psoriasis and eczema.”

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