Meet NOÉLIA

Nordic Oil for a big smile

Last updated on June 23, 2021

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We chat to Noélia, a Nordic Oil brand ambassador about how she uses CBD, her experiences with motherhood and her insights to holistic self-care. 

As one of the newest members to join the Nordic Oil ambassador family and a mother of two, Noélia Fonseca is skilled in balancing family, work and self-care. Born and raised in Cape Verde, an archipelago island off of the coast of North West Africa, Noélia recently became a Danish citizen and has been living in Denmark for a decade. 

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We caught up with Noelia about how CBD has helped her to overcome mental health challenges and how CBD continues to play a role in her daily routine.

Take us back to the beginning: where did your CBD journey begin?

At the beginning of my CBD journey, I knew literally nothing about it. I was a bit skeptical at first, I picked up a brochure about CBD oil and a few samples. I was positively surprised that the topic exploded on the internet, so I started to wonder if CBD Oil could help me.

For years, I suffered from depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks. At the time, I was writing my master thesis which stressed me out even more. I was constantly feeling nervous, worried or uneasy. At that time I was juggling so many things; a full-time internship, being a wife, a mother of two young girls, writing a master thesis and taking care of the house. 

For a while, I had medical help from both a psychiatrist and a psychologist. Both medication and therapy have helped me deal with my depression. I am not going to lie that it was an easy process; it was a very tough period of my life. Luckily, I can today say that I have largely overcome my depression and anxiety. 

I’m still in the process of training my mind to be more positive, so I try to keep a routine which includes regular meditation and morning yoga exercises. This has been helpful and it helps me focus and relax.

Particularly as a woman, what challenges have you had to overcome? And how has CBD played a role?

I also started to slowly integrate CBD oil into my daily routine. When I first started taking CBD, I didn’t really notice the effects right away. I honestly did not truly start seeing its full benefits until I started consistently taking it for two weeks. Since then, I have gradually noticed improvements in my general well-being; taking CBD oil has enabled me to calm my nerves out as it gives me a more calm feeling of “I got this” and believe it or not that can make a huge difference. 

As a woman, I have also used CBD to help ease my period symptoms. I usually get some mild to moderate cramping and even mood swings. Since I started taking CBD, I have noticed that my body is far more balanced and can deal with the hormonal changes a lot better. 

Being a mother, taking a few drops of CBD has also helped me calming my nerves, especially on those days when I feel stressed out and don’t want to let my stress symptoms affect the way I interact with my kids.

How do you fit CBD into your daily routine?

I start my day with 5 drops of Immunity Drops with CBD in a glass of sparkling water right before my morning yoga, so I can start the day as relaxed as possible. Afterwards I usually take a shower and use my Body Butter cream with CBD and avocado oil.

During the day I either take the CBD with vitamin C or 2 drops of CBD in a glass of juice or water. 

Before going to bed I like to use my Mani Drops which help me sleep better. I also enjoy having a pack of CBD chewing gum on me all day, and I keep my CBD lip balm in my purse. 

Often, it depends on my mood, but also upon how my day looks. When i have a busy schedule, I also like to take a few drops of CBD during the day around lunch time. 

Taking CBD Oil before going to bed has improved my sleeping patterns tremendously. It makes me have a more restful and less interrupted sleep. I usually take a few drops an hour to 30 minutes before going to bed, in order to give it some time to work into my system. Before I know it, I’m falling asleep on my sofa.

How do you stay positive about yourself, especially in the current situation?

I would say that taking CBD oil has boosted my wellbeing as it has improved my mood and helped me feel more relaxed and balanced.  I wouldn’t say my anxiety has magically completely gone but it is a lot better; I’m now able to slow down and observe the world at a slower pace. 

Staying in good health is important to me so I always try to find ways to optimise both my physical and mental health. It has also helped me ease the symptoms of anxiety, and it’s helped me get a better quality of sleep. 

Good health for me is about the mind as well as the body – feeling physically fit, and feeling good about myself means that I can go and achieve more of the things I want to do in life.

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the motivation, the time and the energy to make a few changes in our lives. After all we’re all human! However, we need to remind ourselves that a few and small steps are better than nothing at all. So every single effort makes a difference!

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Published by Vicky Stocker

A Munich native and translator and interpreter for English and French, Vicky’s journey at Nordic Oil started off in the US. Since then, she discovered the multiple benefits from CBD on the body but also in particular on the skin, which has become one of her passion topics of research and writing since then.

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