These days, “getting away from it all” necessitates going further away than ever before.
And when it comes to getting off-the-grid, there’s nowhere I’d rather go than a hot springs resort, particularly one of Northern California’s New Age-y mainstays, where integrating cannabis into my rejuvenation regimen won’t raise any eyebrows.
Hot springs have long been a favored place to rest, restore, and renew. With no clocks visible, time takes on a soothing rhythm of shower, soak, sunbathe, smoke, snack, read, nap, sweat in the sauna, take a cold plunge, then begin the cycle all over again. Adding cannabis to this languorous routine helps shift your mindset away from daily worries and towards an appreciation of being in the moment. And really, shouldn’t every day end with gazing up at a starry nighttime sky and marveling at the beauty of the universe while floating stoned in a tub of steaming, mineral-rich spring water?
No spa day on the books? Even better—transform your home bathtub into a private cannabis-friendly oasis.
There’s no better way to kickstart your spa experience than by scrubbing yourself with this hempseed-oil enhanced sugar. Heavily scented with lemon and lavender, Cannabis Basics’ slightly abrasive Sugar Scrub leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft while providing invigorating aromatherapy. It also uses the glycolic acid naturally present in sugar to exfoliate and remove dry, dead skin cells. While fragrant lemon terpenes make the entire treatment feel incredibly uplifting, the organic hempseed oil nourishes your skin with essential fatty acids, balances moisture, and protects against the aging process.
Available in Washington state wherever hemp products are sold, and in California and Colorado through
When it’s time to wash clean, indulge your skin with Wildflower’s luxurious vanilla-scented CBD soap, made from simple, high-quality ingredients like coconut oil, full-spectrum CBD oil, vanilla essential oil, and lye. With a rich lather, this soap cleans and freshens while the healing power of CBD provides therapeutic relief for pain, inflammation, and skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and sunburn.
Available in Washington, Oregon, and California. Look for Wildflower at in Oakland, CA.
What could possibly be more relaxing than soaking in a powerful combination of epsom salts, essential oils, and cannabis?
First, dissolve Whoopi and Maya’s Bath Soaks under a running tap, then spend 30 minutes to an hour in the bath (as hot as you can stand it), and you’ll emerge feeling like you’ve just had a long massage. Plus, absorbing THC, magnesium, and sulfate along with other minerals and micronutrients through your skin and colon helps combat mineral deficiencies while allowing for deep relaxation.
Three Places to Find It*: Available atin Berkeley, the in San Francisco, and in Oakland.
Beautifully packaged and featuring an easy-to-use pump applicator, Papa & Barkley’s ReLeaf Body Oil slides on smooth and rubs in quickly without any oily residue. With a slightly minty scent, this body oil is perfect for massage, or simply apply it all over your skin after a shower or soaking session. Formulated with a 3:1 ratio of THC to CBD that’s targeted to reduce muscle pain and soreness, this blend of oils from cannabis, coconuts, almonds, jojoba, and vitamin E moisturizes and nourishes your body’s largest organ.
Three Places to Find It*:in Santa Cruz, in San Jose, and in San Francisco
Available in single serving packets, Kikoko’s “Tranquili-Tea” is designed to help you relax without worry of over-dosing. Each serving contains a micro-dose of 3 milligrams of THC and 5 mg of CBN, a sedating cannabinoid that’s created when THC begins to degrade. CBN won’t make you feel high, but might help you get the best night’s sleep of your life. Supported with other sedating herbs including chamomile, lavender, and valerian root, this tea is incredibly effective due to this multi-herb synergy. After a long day soaking, detoxing, and chilling at a hot spring, it’s a lovely way to discreetly medicate yourself into a natural, restful, deep slumber.
Three Places to Find It*:in San Jose, in San Francisco, and in Berkeley
With a ratio of 3:1 CBD to THC, a bottle of this tincture contains 188mg of CBD and 62mg of THC. Enjoy one dropperful for a balanced dose of about 6mg of CBD and 2mg of THC, just enough to chill. Humboldt Apothecary crafts their products with additional herbs including lemon balm, passionflower, and skullcap, and with the inclusion of an appellation policy in the new California cannabis regulations, you can rest assured that this tincture was indeed made in Humboldt County!
Three Places to Find It*:in San Jose, in Oakland, and in Sacramento
*We like to suggest three places, but you can always check the menus here on Leafly to to see if your favorite dispensary carries the products you seek!