CBD Topicals: An Everything Guide

Nov 10, 2023Nathan Baker

Have you heard about CBD topicals? If not, you're in for a delightful surprise! Learn all about topical CBD products in this terrific guide!

If you’re a person living in discomfort, you know you will try anything to make it better. Quality of life can be greatly impacted by pain and aches.

Until recently, the options were limited when experiencing chronic or acute pain, ice, heat, over-the-counter medicines, or prescription pills like opioids. These methods don’t always cut it and opioids prove to be addictive and often misused.

There seems to be a new kid on the block bringing relief to those who desperately need it: CBD topicals! Many who use CBD swear by it to help with pain, itchiness, and aches. 

Crash Course in CBD

CBD, formally known as cannabidiol, is a substance found in marijuana and hemp plants. It’s the PG-13 version of THC: its intent is to reduce discomfort and promote relaxation while not getting the user high. 

The recent uproar in CBD popularity has brought it to the forefront of the conversation about its uses and benefits. While much of the long-term risks and effectiveness have not been fully studied, CBD-related research has pointed towards several positive aspects of usage. In cases of seizures and arthritis, CBD has shown serious reductions in adverse outcomes. 

CBD Topicals 101

Topicals are applied directly to the skin.

There’s a ton of new research out there working to figure out what exactly the mechanism behind the relief is. Several young studies have found that topical usage of CBD appears to be beneficial for pain relief and inflammation.

The theory behind topical use is that it bypasses certain receptors and is able to trigger those that help reduce pain. By applying it directly to the skin, you’re able to start at the source, compared to a capsule or an edible. 

Types of Topicals

CBD topicals can range in applications, scents, dosages, and purpose.

Joint and muscle salves are popular among those who experience chronic conditions. Massage oil, lip balm, lubricant, cream, and scrubs can all carry the potential healing powers of CBD.

Concentrations of CBD can range, so those experiencing high amounts of discomfort can apply more CBD to the affected area if they want to. You won’t feel high when you apply the CBD, so you can apply liberally, you just want to make sure that you utilize the minimum dosage you need to get the desired effect so you don’t waste it (it’s not cheap!).

One of the more pleasurable parts of topical CBD is the scent! Make applying your CBD lotion a regular part of your nighttime routine and savor your favorite smell, like watermelon or roses. Regular CBD lotion users often boast relief, but also nice and soft skin!

CBD for Me 

Convinced that CBD topicals may be the answer to your chronic condition or sudden ailment?

Whether you choose CBD sugar scrubs or a CBD topical salve, we wish you luck on your journey towards relief and relaxation. If you need any guidance while shopping for CBD, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Nature’s Bloom.

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