12 May CBD Topical Guide: Why are CBD Topicals So Effective?
Did you know? Not all CBD oil products have to be ingested. A CBD topical allows you to apply the nourishing and rejuvenating benefits of CBD oil right to your skin. In this CBD topical guide, we break down what you need to know about CBD topicals, including CBD topical benefits, how CBD topicals work, and the types of CBD topical products that are available.
As more and more research is conducted on cannabinoids like CBD and the endocannabinoid system, newer ways to use cannabinoid-based products are being developed, including the use of our largest organ — our skin.
Introducing: CBD topicals. Formulated to moisturize, rejuvenate, and protect the skin, CBD topicals are designed to be applied right to the exterior of the skin itself. A CBD topical is infused with hemp-derived CBD oil along with other natural botanical ingredients that are known for their skin-promoting properties.
Keep reading our CBD topical guide to learn about the exciting benefits of CBD topicals. We’ll also offer a CBD topical definition, discuss how CBD topicals differ from other types of CBD products, and dive into the array of CBD topical products that are available today.
What is a CBD Topical?
CBD topicals include balms, salves, lotions, and oils that are infused with active cannabis-derived cannabinoids and are applied to and absorbed directly through your skin. There are also CBD hair care solutions, which are CBD topical products designed to naturally enhance the health of your hair, such as shampoos and conditioners.
Derived from hemp, CBD oil contains a beneficial cannabinoid called CBD (cannabidiol), as well as a long list of trace cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, and other hemp-native compounds that nourish, moisturize and protect the skin and hair.
Cannabinoids like CBD promote balance by stimulating the body’s endocannabinoid system, a regulatory network responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Once absorbed through your skin, CBD and other cannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors near the skin’s surface to stimulate the endocannabinoid system and encourage its efforts to keep skin functions balanced and running optimally.
CBD topicals have grown in popularity in recent years, with cannabinoids like CBD making their way into a variety of commercial CBD skincare products – from lip balm and massage oils to cosmetics and bath products. But, what makes CBD topicals so effective?
Why a CBD Topical?
Rather than ingesting CBD orally, which will affect the whole body and can take up to two or more hours to fully experience the effects, the topical application of cannabinoids allows them to be absorbed directly into the application area for faster and more focused relief.
CBD topicals are perfect for addressing troubled skin areas, such as dry patches, cracked heels, and irritation issues. They’re also ideal for providing natural relief to sore and tired muscles and joints. With CBD oil topical application, you can massage the topical CBD oil right to the areas that need attention, directing the extract’s benefits to where you’d like.
Like all CBD hemp oil products, CBD oil topicals are non-psychoactive, and since the cannabinoids in these topicals interact with cannabinoid receptors near the skin, activating the endocannabinoid system, they are never absorbed into the bloodstream.
CBD is also more permeable to the skin than THC and other cannabinoids and are more likely to stimulate the cannabinoid receptors, making them a popular choice for the manufacture of natural skincare products like cannabis topicals.
Additionally, because hemp oil helps to improve your skin’s lipids, it can also offer anti-aging properties. The essential fatty acids protect our skin from free radicals, which works to prevent damage that can come with age.
Since they’re made with hemp, CBD topicals are federally legal and available to buy and use throughout the United States.
How a CBD Topical Differs from an Oral CBD Product
CBD topicals differ from other types of CBD products in that they’re designed for external application. Ingestible CBD products like pure CBD oil, CBD capsules, CBD tinctures, CBD edibles, and CBD vape oil are absorbed under the tongue, swallowed, or inhaled, so the CBD and other beneficial compounds are eventually delivered to the bloodstream where they can provide full-body natural effects. CBD topicals are different from oral CBD products in that they’re natural effects are targeted to where you apply the topical CBD oil.
Those new to CBD are often introduced to the natural wellness product through CBD topicals because they’re often considered as more approachable by beginners.
What CBD Topical Products are Available?
CBD oil has found its way into all types of topical products, from skincare salves to body oil to shampoo. If you’re looking to experience CBD topical benefits, you can choose from these high-quality topical CBD oil products from Real Scientific Hemp Oil® (RSHO®) and Dixie Botanicals®. All of the following CBD bath and body care products are available now through the HempMeds® online shop.
CBD Oil Topical Salves
Our most popular CBD topical is a hemp oil salve from RSHO®. This vegan CBD salve contains no artificial scents or dyes and is formulated with all-natural ingredients like sustainably-sourced beeswax, jojoba butter, ginger root, and of course, full-spectrum hemp oil (500 mg of CBD in each jar).
This CBD-infused salves can be massaged into dry, troubled skin, tired joints, and overworked muscles throughout the day as desired for immediate relief whenever you need it.
Find the RSHO® CBD Salve in our online shop.
HempMeds® CBD Topicals: Personal Care Line
Comprised of six CBD body care products expertly formulated with botanical extracts and nourishing hemp oil, the HempMeds® Personal Care Line features shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion for a complete CBD bath experience.
- HempMeds® Hydrating and Purifying Hemp Shampoo combines pure CBD and natural extracts like Argan Oil and Goji Berry, and is formulated free of sulfates and parabens.
- HempMeds® Nourishing Hemp Conditioner is ideal for both moisturizing and detangling and is rich with various anti-inflammatory ingredients.
- HempMeds® Revitalizing Hemp Body Wash contains Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 fatty acids that work to replenish and nourish damaged or dry skin, and fight germs.
- HempMeds® Hydrating and Soothing Hemp Lotion features a botanical blend of CBD, fatty acids, nutrients, and vitamins that help repair and hydrate the skin.
- HempMeds® Essential Body Oil combines MCT oil with hemp oil containing 500 mg per bottle, perfect for nourishing particularly troubled skin areas.
- HempMeds® Active Relief Roll-On is a mentholated, CBD-infused topical made with arnica that is perfect for natural relief after a strenuous workout or a physically active day at work.
CBD Topical Sunscreen
Our innovative CBD sunscreen is designed to protect your skin from the sun’s rays while also naturally enhancing its health. Our brand Dixie Botanicals® partnered with respected suncare company Surface® to craft a CBD-infused sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and the rejuvenating benefits of topical CBD while feeling light and fresh on the skin.
Order Your CBD Topical Products Now
Don’t wait to indulge your skin and hair with our all-natural, botanically-infused topical products. All of these CBD topical products are available now in the HempMeds® Online CBD shop and can be delivered right to your door.