My Experience with CBD Oil So Far

Over the past eighteen months or so, my friends and I all started to have conversations about CBD oil. I feel like it was everywhere we turned, especially living in Hoboken and venturing into the city quite a bit. There were CBD lattes and seltzers, massages with CBD add-ons, and even cafes with CBD baked goods. I was definitely curious but kind of afraid to try it. But almost all of my friends who tried it swore by it.

When Equilibria asked me to try their products, I jumped at the opportunity. Two of my close friends love it (Grace & Meghan!) and they had both touted the benefits.

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New Jersey blogger Carly Heitlinger holding a bottle of CBD oil

Equilibria was founded by two female friends who liked the benefits of CBD oil and wanted to bring it to even more women. The plants are grown by a highly experienced team in Colorado to ensure the quality and consistency. (This was huge for me as I want to make sure that every time I order a product, I know exactly what I’m getting.) Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD products are GMO, solvent, heavy-metals, pesticide and herbicide free. I think the best thing that they offer though as a company is 1-on-1 dosage support with a specialist. Everyone is different and it takes some time to figure out what works for you.

They sent me a box of their product to try at the beginning of the year. I’ll admit that at first I was a little confused and discouraged but I got personalized support for them on how to tweak my approach to make it work better for me. (The box comes with a notebook where you can document and track what you take and how you feel.) After a few months of consistent use, I’m definitely a convert to the benefits of CBD oil.

A bottle of Equilibria CBD oil daily drops

I was most interested in the drops because CBD is known for helping relieve stress and anxiety. I’ve been working on relieving my stress and anxiety for years, perfecting my own personal “cocktail” of sorts for being the the best version of myself. That includes sleeping a full eight hours, working out consistently, eating a balanced diet, and meditating. I’m now adding the Equilibria CBD oil into the mix. I find that taking a dropper of it while getting ready for bed allows me to further unwind and let go of tension from the day. I usually read for thirty to sixty minutes and with the oil, I’m able to flip over and fall asleep with an easier transition. And I find myself not waking up in the middle of the night; I wake up feeling confident that I got a deep sleep.

I brought the bottle with me to Palm Beach and had Maddie trying it before bed too. Got her stamp of approval!

Equilibria bottle of CBD daily drops and container of CBD cream.

As interested as I was with the drops, I was most blown away by the cream!!! What is this stuff and why have I never tried it before?! At first I applied it to my jaw because I am a massive teeth grinder and I was starting to get knots under my skin at the back of my jaw. There was definitely relief, and I was shocked at how quickly the relief came. I’d kind of forget about it and then only remember when at the end of the night my jaw started to clench and hurt again. I was realizing that I had gone the whole night or day with less clenching and therefore less pain. This legitimately blew my mind. Then the next time I got my period, I tried using the cream on my stomach. I usually don’t get cramps just more of a “tightened” and uncomfortable feeling and the relief was, again, almost immediate. At this point, I started finding myself absolutely raving about it to my friends. “You have to try this,” I must have told or texted seven people the next day.

Now I keep it in my nightstand. I continue to use it for my jaw and periods and also started rubbing into sore muscles (especially my shoulder/neck from tension). It also smells very nice and a little bit goes a long way!

A bottle of Equilibria CBD oil daily drops

If you want to give CBD a try, let me know how it goes for you!! You can use “CARLYTHEPREPSTER” at checkout for 15% off your first order.

A great place to start is with their Balance Box or Brilliance Box so you can try out all three of their main products and find what works for you. You can purchase all of their products as a one-time purchase or they are also available as a monthly subscription.

Thank you Equilibria for sponsoring this post! As per FDA guidelines, Equilibria is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any ailments or disease. As always, consult with your physician before starting any new program that may interact with your current health plan.

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I think you may have mis-read the sentence: “Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD products are GMO, solvent, heavy-metals, pesticide and herbicide free.”

So free of GMOs


I just started the drops and softgels! Really liking my experience so far – I definitely notice a difference in relaxing easier at night. I didn’t buy the cream though – should I add it to my monthly box, or do you think a jar lasts longer than 1 month?


Yes! Definitely get the cream but I do think it lasts longer than a month so maybe just a one off purchase as needed. I actually found a little bit goes a LONG way, it kind of “warms up” and spreads easy


I’ve been using the drops before bed for over 6 months now. They have helped me get into a deeper sleep through the night and I feel much more rested during the day. An added bonus is that I have been very healthy all school year (I teach first grade and am around a lot of germs). I credit this to the solid 8 hours of sleep I am now able to get. The drops definitely ease my stress levels too!


Truly such a game changing brand – the drops have been a saving grace during this time. Loved reading about your experience!