In this detailed resource we take a look at CBD topicals and go over their benefits and uses. We also look at the most common types of topicals available including creams, lotions, balms, patches, and oil, and how to use them.
The advances in the medical, as well as recreational cannabis markets, have led to the launch of many different products in the market. The effects of CBD on people have been studied and found to be very beneficial in some aspects. Due to the combination of the market’s growth and the positive effects, many new types of CBD products have been launched. Some of these are known as topicals, which are products that you don’t have to ingest but rather apply to the skin in some way to get the desired effects.
Why Use CBD Topicals?
Before talking about why anyone should use CBD topicals, let’s quickly take a look at what they are. A CBD topical is essentially a product that can be applied to the skin. Like a cream or a lotion, that is infused with cannabidiol. Whether these are cannabis patches or a lotion of some sort, topicals can be very helpful in some situations. A lot of the time, these topicals are used because of their anti-inflammatory properties and other health-related benefits for the skin.
There has been a lot of research done on the use of such products. It has been suggested that CBD does have some anti-inflammatory characteristics. This allows CBD topicals to alleviate certain skin issues and joint pain as well to an extent. There are other ways in which these products can help too which is why they are becoming so popular these days.
Types of CBD Topicals
As mentioned before, there are different kinds of topicals available on the market today. Before using any cannabis product, it would be helpful to go through some dosage guidelines so you know exactly how to use cannabis in various forms. With that out of the way, let’s go over some common topicals that you can get today:
Perhaps the most common kind of topical out there is a CBD cream. A lot of CBD skin creams use broad-spectrum cannabidiol. This type of cannabidiol does not have THC or have very trace amounts of it. It has been found through researches that such a cream can provide relief against some conditions such as:
— Arthritis; as found in this research done on rats in 2016.
— Peripheral Neuropathy; as found in this research done in 2020.
— Jaw Pain; as found in this research done in 2019.
Apart from its benefits, cannabidiol cream is one of the easiest products in this category to use. All you need to do is apply it directly to the affected area like a normal cream and it can provide some relief quickly. Sometimes, such a product can also aid users to get some sleep.
This is another kind of product that is great for those seeking to get the benefits of cannabidiol without smoking anything. Cannabis patches can be applied to the affected part of the body and the effects can be experienced in 5—15 minutes. These patches are great for providing quick pain relief and also come with the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol.
This is a very good method of delivering cannabidiol to the body for beginners as there’s nothing much to do. They’re also not very expensive. And their effects are easy to control as you can just take them off if you feel overwhelmed in any way.
Just like cream, CBD lotion can be applied directly to the skin. There are many varieties available for people looking to get the benefits of cannabidiol along with those of using a healthy skin lotion at the same time. The lotions are great for making the skin healthier and restoring damaged skin.
Think of a lotion infused with cannabidiol as your regular, hydrating lotion but with added benefits like reducing inflammation, soothing the skin, fighting dryness, and reducing dark spots and wrinkles.
Balms are another great option for people looking for pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects. These can be applied to any part of the body where you feel pain and distress. Like creams, balms offer fairly quick relief and don’t require more than just rubbing them into the skin.
CBD Oil and Butter
There are many other forms of cannabidiol topicals, two of which are oil and butter. There are different types of oil and butter but as far as topicals go. Both of these products are made for use directly on the skin. For example, there are face oils that can be dabbed around the eyes to reduce wrinkles or on the face for other benefits. There are also products like lip butter that can be applied to the lips for hydration and smoothness.
Whether you are looking for a topical for pain relief or recreational purposes, there’s a lot to choose from. This myriad of products is perfect for those people who are new to cannabis and don’t want to smoke it but still wish to benefit from its effects.
All you need to do is apply such a product directly to the skin and wait for a little while. They are easier to control in terms of their dosage and don’t provide effects as strong as smoking marijuana provides. Making them more accessible for all kinds of users.