8 Ways CBD Can Make Spring Cleaning More Fun
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It's that time of the year again, folks. With more daylight in the evening, it's time to start thinking about the age-old tradition of spring cleaning. While it's an excellent opportunity to refresh your space and de-clutter your life, the truth is that cleaning can be a daunting and often tedious task. But what if we told you that CBD could help make spring cleaning more enjoyable? In this blog, we're diving into eight surefire ways to help you tackle your chores with a smile on your face. So break out the bucket and mop, load up your favorite playlist, and get ready to de-clutter.
1. Set your intentions
Let's face it; cleaning is not everyone's favorite pastime. However, cleaning can be incredibly cathartic, especially when done with intention. Setting clear intentions for your spring clean can help you de-clutter your space and your mind. According to the American Cleaning Institute, 78% of people engage in spring cleaning, and 71% of them do it for a healthy, happy home.¹ Cleaning ensures a tidy and organized living space and promotes overall well-being by reducing the spread of harmful germs and bacteria.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of deep cleaning your home, don't worry, you're not alone. It can take a lot of work to conceptualize and figure out which areas of your home you should tackle first. We recommend using our CBG and CBD Tincture for the planning process. While research on CBG is still in its early stages, some studies suggest that CBG may help with focus and motivation through its interaction with the endocannabinoid system.²
Coupled with the balancing effects of CBD, this tincture offers a one-two punch to your cognition and may help you easily get the planning phase out of the way.³ With the help of these natural plant compounds, you can set your intentions for a deep clean, find your cleaning groove, and make spring cleaning more enjoyable than ever before.
2. Manifest some focus and energy
Did you know your body burns around 250 calories an hour when cleaning?⁴⁻⁵ Starting a spring cleaning project can be a nerve-wracking task, and maintaining the energy you need to stay motivated until everything is organized and tidy can be tricky. Luckily, you can kick off your cleaning routine by filling up a big water bottle, eating an energy-dense breakfast, and throwing on your favorite tunes.
If you're looking for an added boost, consider adding CBD Energy Gummies to the mix while you tackle your spring cleaning. Evidence suggests that CBD may positively affect energy levels and mental clarity.⁶ CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate various bodily functions, including energy balance and mood.⁷
Our CBD Energy Gummies come with a deliciously energizing blackberry flavor and other functional ingredients like caffeine, L-Theanine, and Vitamin B12, which research suggests provides a balanced boost of energy without the jitters or crashes often associated with other energy supplements. These gummies are crafted to support sustained focus and energy, making them the perfect addition to any spring cleaning routine.⁸⁻¹⁰
3. Keep those muscles intact for the heavy lifting
Whether you're doing yard work, sweeping the floors, or scrubbing the bathroom tiles, cleaning requires a lot of physical effort. Sure, some people consider it mundane, but it's actually pretty demanding. So demanding, there's a name for the soreness and pain you experience during the act— cleaner's cramp! Many people experience muscle soreness and fatigue after cleaning in repetitive motions, just like with exercise.¹¹
All that scrubbing, sweeping, and bending you're doing during your deep clean can take a toll on your body. We recommend our CBD Bruise and Injury Cream to help fight soreness and discomfort while you get things done. Evidence suggests that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which may help alleviate pain and swelling caused by overexertion.¹² CBD works by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate various bodily functions, including pain and inflammation.
Our CBD Bruise and Injury Cream takes this further by infusing high potency, full-spectrum hemp extract with other functional anti-inflammatory ingredients like calendula, arnica, and nettle. These botanicals work together to enhance the anti-inflammatory potential of CBD, providing relief from pain, swelling, and discoloration caused by bruises and injuries. So, don't let soreness slow you down— keep your body feeling great while you tackle your spring cleaning!
4. Share with your pet
As much as we love our furry friends, deep cleaning your home can be stressful for them. The loud noises of a vacuum or mop, the unfamiliar smells of cleaning products, and the sudden rearrangement of furniture can all be overwhelming for our pets. It can be even scarier for them if the deep cleaning process involves bathing them or trimming their nails.
Luckily, CBD may be able to help ease their stress and anxiety. Evidence suggests that CBD has a calming effect on both humans and animals, and it may be beneficial in reducing anxiety in pets.¹³
So, if you're concerned about your pet's stress levels during your spring cleaning, consider giving them one of our Calm CBD Pet Treats or Calm Pet CBD Tinctures to help ease their nerves. With the help of CBD, you can create a more peaceful and relaxing environment for you and your furry friend to enjoy— or get them clean without having to scrub down the bathroom a second time.
5. Break for lunch
When it comes to deep cleaning your home, it's crucial to fuel your body with the right foods and drinks to keep your motivation and energy levels up so you can get everything done. With all that physical activity, staying hydrated and well-fed is vital to keep your body functioning at its best. Eating nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can help you stay energized throughout the day. But remember to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and functioning optimally.
If you get sleepy after eating, we recommend infusing a little CBD oil into a quick and easy snack. Putting some food and water in your belly, along with a little CBD, may help with motivation and keeping your mood, pain, and energy levels balanced, so you don't succumb to that 2:30 feeling and take a nap after lunch. You have a few more rooms to tackle, after all!
You don't have to do anything crazy, though. You can use our Classic CBD Oil Tincture to infuse CBD into your salad dressing, add a few drops to an afternoon tea, or mix it into a smoothie. If you don't feel like using a lot of dishes, you can't go wrong with a melty CBD grilled cheese sandwich on whole grain bread.
6. Get your head back in the game
So maybe you overdid it at lunch, and you're still finding yourself fighting off that food coma. Don't lose hope yet! You're so close to wrapping up your spring cleaning, and you'll need a little boost to get you back into your groove. It's time to bring out the big guns— our Passionfruit CBD + THC Gummies. With 50mg of CBD and 2mg of THC packed into each gummy, the benefits of CBD are boosted by the entourage effect, where the cannabinoids and terpenes found within hemp work together to enhance each other's effects. ¹⁴
You might want to add a little THC to the mix, whether you're feeling sluggish or in pain or if you're just flat-out not enjoying the cleaning process anymore. THC is a cannabinoid that causes you to feel high, and evidence suggests that in small doses, it may help reduce pain, increase motivation, and leave you feeling euphoric and upbeat. Coupled with the stress and inflammation relief from CBD, our CBD + THC gummies may be just what you need to finish off strong.
7. Start winding down
Deep cleaning your home can be a satisfying and rewarding task, but it can also be mentally and physically exhausting. That's why it's essential to take time to de-stress and relax after you've finished your spring cleaning or recognize when it's time to take a break. Whether taking a warm bath, reading a book, or meditating, finding a way to unwind can help prevent burnout and keep you feeling refreshed and energized.
Stress can have a negative impact on our overall health and well-being.¹⁵ In fact, chronic stress has been linked to a range of health problems, including heart disease, obesity, and depression. So, taking time to unwind after a long cleaning day is not just a luxury - it's a necessary part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you're feeling a little burnt out or overwhelmed by the to-do list you still have to tackle, take some time to breathe. The mess will still be there tomorrow, and there's no rush. If your thoughts are loud, you might benefit from our CBD Relax Capsules and a little time to sit quietly and unwind. Evidence suggests that CBD has a calming effect and may help reduce some of your de-clutter anxiety.¹⁶ Our capsules contain CBD and other functional ingredients like chamomile, ashwagandha, L-theanine, and vitamin B6, which work together to help you find tranquility when you need it most.
8. Get the sleep you need
Getting a good night's sleep after a long spring cleaning day is crucial for repairing muscles and helping your body recover from the physical strain of cleaning. Good sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy mood and energy levels and can even help boost your immune system. ¹⁷
When we sleep, our bodies can repair and regenerate, which is why it's so important to get a full night of rest after a physically demanding day of cleaning. ¹⁸ With proper sleep, we can avoid feeling burnt out and overwhelmed, which can make it even more difficult to tackle any of the cleaning tasks you didn't get to today on the following day. If you're having trouble getting to sleep the night before your big cleaning day or on the day of anticipating the following day's chores, our Sleep and Melatonin Capsules may be just the thing you need to calm anxious thoughts or reduce the pain that might be keeping you up at night.
Evidence suggests that CBD has a calming effect on the mind and body, helping to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. When combined with melatonin, a natural hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle, CBD can help improve the quality and duration of your sleep.¹⁹ Our Sleep + Melatonin capsules feature 50mg of our full spectrum blend of CBD, CBG, and CBN, and functional ingredients like melatonin, lemon balm, and passion flower for a better night's rest. df
At the end of the day, spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but with the help of CBD products, you can make it more enjoyable, less stressful, and ultimately more effective. From CBD energy gummies to CBD bruise and injury cream, there are plenty of options at Lazarus Naturals to help you stay motivated and pain-free throughout the cleaning process. And when it's time to wind down, you can count on us to help you get the restful sleep you need to recharge. With these tips and products in mind, you'll be able to tackle your spring cleaning tasks with ease and enjoy a clean and refreshed home.