Full disclosure: Our editors have an intense, passionate relationship with Dirty Lemon. We first fell head-over-heels for the brand’s “Sleep” drink, which lulled us into sweet slumber in less than 15 minutes. Then we gave “Energy” a whirl, and we were laser-focused all day, sans coffee. Then one of our editors (OK, it was me) drank Dirty Lemon’s Skin + Hair collagen blend every day for two weeks before her wedding, and her skin was literally glowing when she said “I do.” So basically, it’s safe to say the PureWow team will gladly sample any concoction Dirty Lemon comes up with.
So when we discovered the brand had launched Dirty Lemon +CBD, a new drink laced with cannabidiol oil, we knew we had to get our hands on it. One bottle contains 20mg of full-spectrum CBD, which is purported to reduce stress, inflammation and acne, among a host of other benefits. It’s derived from the cannabis plant, but there’s no THC—think of it as pot’s chiller, legal cousin. Since our editorial team was feeling particularly stressed last Thursday afternoon, we decided to put this stuff to the test. Here’s what happened.
12:00 p.m. A shipment of Dirty Lemon +CBD arrives at PureWow HQ, and it quickly becomes the talk of the office. Editors scramble to post artsy shots of the uber-photogenic bottle on Insta stories.
12:05 p.m. After reading the instructions carefully (“You should feel the effects of one bottle approximately 30 minutes after drinking”), we each took a sip. The consensus? “It has a subtle lemony pineapple flavor,” food editor Heath Goldman says. It’s delish. We all agree we’d drink it regularly as a healthier alternative to juice (or maybe mix it with vodka next time).