I Found My Zen in Watermelon Mint CBD Oil


The day-to-day life of a journalist is filled with deadlines, emails, and interruptions. There is so much going on all at once that sometimes it's impossible to keep up. Still, I wouldn't change a thing. They say if you love what you're doing it really isn't work – at least, that is what I keep telling myself. The problem is you also need to incorporate your downtime; between Zooms you must find your Zen. And I think I found mine thanks to a recent assignment.

I was recently given a chance to review CBD products from a company called Soul, an online marketplace that sells a bit of serenity by way of CBD gummies and other goods to keep you focused, relaxed, and well-rested. At least, these are the three things that I wanted help with.

Since I am not familiar with every kind of hemp-based product out there, let alone what to expect from any of them, I left my fate in the educated hands of the experts at Soul. They promptly sent me some items that fit my ailments.

As a side note, everything is legal, which I already knew. Still, I had to do research first, since I was curious how a hemp-based product was permitted to be sold domestically without a medicinal marijuana card. So, for those who aren't sure, CBD derived from hemp is perfectly legal. Hemp and marijuana are related, but the former only has 0.3% of the psychoactive component THC which means you're not going to get high like that "one time in college."

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After I got the package from Soul, I couldn't decide which product I wanted to try first. It was a toss-up between the 500mg Watermelon Mint CBD drops or waiting until bedtime and trying the Sleepi Bedtime Gummies. By the way, their packaging is very nice; if a spa treatment was a label, that's what it would look like.

I opted for Sleepi; I often don't get enough rest because of my addiction to binge-watching past seasons of "Love Island" at night. I requested the Blueberry Lemonade gummies. They smelled terrific and I was surprised at how delicious they were. I will say my tolerance for sour things waned in my 50s, so if you want something less tangy, they have other flavors and even a capsule form.

I turned on "Love Island" and awaited the arrival of the CBD sandman, hoping he wouldn't appear before I got a chance to see the finale. Not even halfway through I was falling asleep to the sweet hint of blueberry still in my mouth as my tongue tried to remove any remnants between my teeth. I awoke just over seven hours later without the urge to fall back asleep. There wasn't a hangover, either. Sometimes, when I use straight melatonin, there is an aftereffect in the morning that puts me in a mental fog.

The Soul Gummies didn't do that. Instead, I felt relaxed and less anxious about my day. It was an odd feeling not to be over-invigorated about my backlog. The gummies are now a nightly thing.

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Next, it was time to try the Watermelon Mint CBD drops. It was just after lunch and the emails were piling up. My tolerance for anxiety is pretty high, so I thought I'd try the drops to see if that had any effect on my mood. I started with only a quarter of a dropper. One thing about Soul is that they have their flavors down. The oil was light, and the watermelon didn't overwhelm the mint, and vice versa.

I continued to work, but my watch kept pinging me with reminders that threw me out of concentrating. But after about an hour, something strange happened: I was able to be aware of my watch and write without feeling the pressure. It was as if I could compartmentalize everything I had to do while still staying on task. Although this claim can't be proven, I feel like my ADHD was put on hold. Is this Zen?

I haven't increased the quarter-dropper dose because that seems to work fine for me even after a week, but others might need a bit more. The bottle suggests a full dropper, but that can be adjusted.

Soul also sent me their "Big Brain Focus" capsules, and, honestly, I haven't tried them yet because the daily cocktail of the Sleepi Gummies at night and the CDB oil during the day has served me well. I will try them in the future, but given what Soul has done for me already, I think they come through on what their products will deliver.

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Finally, I tried their "Puff Be Gone" anti-bloat capsules. I work at my computer all day and Uber Eats pretty much owes me a commission of their profits since I order from them on the daily. I'm not the one to order salads or healthy food. No, I go for the cheesiest burgers, nachos, and fries. Admittedly, it's not a good diet, and I am aware of that thanks to the reminders from my stomach. I thought Puff Be Gone might be helpful to my digestive system until I make a serious change to my diet.

From what I can tell, after a week it has been working pretty well. I don't feel as much nausea or like a stuffed pillow after I eat. I think in the long run these might help my digestive system recover from all my abuse.

So far, I have been really impressed with the Soul products I received. For me, they do everything they describe, and I couldn't be happier (or more well-rested). It's going to take a little time to feel the long-term benefits of their products since I am only a week in, but I do feel a mental change happening.

I still have deadlines to keep, emails to respond to and articles to write, but I seem less worried about being busy and more focused on the work at hand.

by Timothy Rawles

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