A Guide to Using CBD Topicals, Creams, and Balms

Not everyone likes the taste or oily residue that a cannabidoil leaves behind. As an alternative, many have turned to CBD cream and based topicals in the past. If you fall into this subsection of society, then welcome to our ranks! We have everything you need to know about CBD cream and topicals, right here in one article!

Scientifically speaking, CBD base oil has a positive impact both internally and externally. It can be used to treat sprains and muscle aches when in cream form – but used internally, studies have shown it to have other benefits.

So What About CBD Based Topicals?

Don’t forget that CBD doesn’t lose its benefits as a topical. Even by absorbing it in through the skin, it will your cell walls and eventually end up in your bloodstream. So, if you are using a CBD based topicals for an injury then notice a difference when you stop using it, you should move on to an oil.

Let’s just cover the obvious before we go any farther… Don’t rush off and replace vitamins with CBD just yet. Before you make any such move, consult your doctor.

CBD Vs Regular CBD

It applies soothing nutrients to the skin These same nutrients penetrate down through the epidermal layers in order to reach the source of the problem.

You might choose to use a cream or balm because:

  • You don’t like the taste of the oils or edibles
  • You don’t like the residue CBD leaves in your mouth
  • You do not like to ingest anything that is non-prescription

Or for any other reason. When you take CBD by mouth or by vape, you end up losing some of it through the digestive process. This is why we usually recommend that you take it sublingually, under your tongue. However, CBD salves, balms, or tinctures will start soaking in. You will effectively receive more nutrients, faster than from an internal CBD product.

If I Choose CBD Topicals Over Oils – How Do I Use It?

That’s a good question! Obviously, the creams are for external use only and you should never eat it. Even although CBD isn’t poisonous, the other ingredients used in the making of the cream base might well be toxic.

One of the best things about applying your daily dose of CBD through topical creams is that it is incredibly difficult to take too much of it. As a general rule of thumb, a cream is applied 2-3 times a day, straight to the skin. If you were to up that dose to five applications, it wouldn’t have much effect. This is because the rate at which your body absorbs the cream, and the percentage of strength of the cream, has not changed.

As with all creams or ointments, read through the list of instructions and guidelines carefully. If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients, then don’t take it. Do a test on a small patch of skin to ensure that you are not allergic. If an hour passes and you have had no reaction to the cream, then it is safe to use. Keep in mind that you can wash it off again, should you develop a rash.

Apply the cream liberally to the skin. Do not use it on cracked or damaged skin. Make sure that the area is clean and dry before application. Use around a fingertip full of cream to begin with and see how much of the area it covers. You can add more if you need to.

Repeat this process whenever you need to. This is often discerned by the area feeling dry or aching again. Three times a day is fairly normal. You might even want to bandage the affected area after application to keep the cream from evaporating and get the maximum effect.

We have heard tell that those used to applying CBD based topicals often do it in the evening.

Final Thoughts

CBD based topicals are just another in the long line of ways to take your daily dose of CBD. If it isn’t for you – that’s fine! Try a capsule, some tablets, or even a vape, instead. Everyone can get the benefits of CBD if they just use a little imagination!