Using CBD Creams and Lotions: A Primer


What is CBD, Anyway? 

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s a component of marijuana and hemp – sort of a non-psychoactive cousin to Tetrahydrocannabinol. In other words, CBD won’t get you high.


What are the Benefits of CBD Oil?

CBD oil is made by infusing high grade cannabis or hemp flowers into an oil, usually coconut or olive. This process extracts the active cannabidiol compounds. Cannabis is a proven pain reliever, and the oil can bring relief from everything from muscle aches to acute, chronic pain.


What Are CBD Creams and Lotions? 

In the best CBD ointments, the cannabidiol oil is made from full-spectrum (whole plant) hemp, which is then combined with other natural elements. These can include essential oils such as rosemary and others. These ingredients add other benefits, such as anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant qualities. Other oils, aloe vera, butters, and extracts soothe and soften skin when the product is applied.


Why Use CBD Creams and Lotions? 

When ingested, CBD oil promotes a general easing of pain and a sense of well-being. CBD Cream and lotions are applied topically. Creams work best for targeted areas, such as a pulled muscle. Lotions allow the product to be spread over a larger area, such as to relieve muscle aches after workouts or other strenuous activity. Both allow for the cannabidiol and other beneficial ingredients to be applied just where you need them, when you need them.


What Do I Look for in a CBD Cream or Lotion?

Research had indicated that if all ingredients in CBD creams and lotions are natural, they aren’t harmful, so read labels carefully. The best products will also contain added natural ingredients known to have beneficial effects. These creams and lotions promote a sense of well-being on several levels.