We love that CBD has become more mainstream and accessible in the last few years, but we also want to ensure you have all the information on hand, from understanding that CBD won’t get you high, to helping you know what to look out for before buying, and explaining the different types of delivery methods there are, you need to make an informed decision before you buy a product.
What Are CBD Topicals?
CBD products come in many forms from CBD capsules, to CBD creams, edibles, tinctures, and supplements. CBD topicals are products that take the form of creams, lotions, salves, sprays, and oils and are made for external use and applied to the surface of the body.
How do CBD Topicals Work?
Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs a lot more than you might think. Because it’s porous, when you apply a topical product it absorbs directly into your skin layers, muscles, and fat. This is why finding a high-quality topical with non-toxic ingredients is crucial. From there, it stimulates a response from the body’s endocannabinoid system: the body’s master regulator responsible for keeping mind and body in balance.
While topicals are great for all CBD users, whether you’re well-acquainted with CBD or are new to the world of cannabis, they can be a great starting point if you’re just beginning your journey. Plus, topicals that combine CBD and hemp are skin-nourishing with a plethora of phytonutrients and loaded with essential fatty acids making it highly moisturizing, conditioning, and protecting.
When to Use Topicals
Topical CBD products are great if you’re looking to release tension in a targeted, localized area since you can apply the product directly to different parts of your body. And depending on which co-ingredients are included in the blend, some provide an instant cooling feeling thanks to ingredients like essential peppermint oil and menthol, while others might have lavender oil to help calm body and mind before bed.
How to Best Use Topicals
Topicals work best when incorporated into your daily routine for a minimum of seven days. The great thing about CBD-infused topicals is that you can use them on the go (like our CBD Spray), before (or after) your workout, when you need a moment’s peace during a hectic day, or for the perfect pre-bed wind-down. Whatever the case, you can use topicals liberally wherever and whenever you need their support.
While there is now a huge array of ways to take CBD it doesn’t have to be overwhelming; CBD topicals are a great place to start (or continue) your wellness journey. Modern life is challenging and fast-paced and CBD topicals are a wise addition to your wider holistic approach to help you feel refreshed, calm, and rejuvenated no matter what’s happening in your too-busy day.
*Learn more about the benefits of CBD cream.*