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CBD Topicals Explained

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CBD topicals are skincare and health products infused with CBD (cannabidiol). CBD is a natural compound extracted from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another well-known compound found in cannabis, CBD does not produce a "high" or psychoactive effect.

Types of CBD Topicals

CBD topicals come in various forms, including:

CBD Creams and Lotions

These are often used for pain and inflammation relief. They can also be used to treat skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

CBD Balms and Salves

Typically thicker than creams, CBD balms and salves are used similarly for pain, inflammation, and various skin conditions.

CBD Gels

CBD gels can have a cooling effect, which might help with muscle soreness or inflammation.

Patches: These provide a slow release of CBD over time, offering longer-lasting relief.

Uses of CBD Topicals

Pain Relief

Many people use CBD topicals for localized pain relief. When applied directly to the affected area, it can potentially alleviate pain from conditions like arthritis or muscle soreness.


CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, making topicals a choice for issues like joint inflammation or skin redness.

Skin Health

CBD may have skin-soothing properties. Skin topicals can potentially help with conditions like acne, eczema, or dry skin. They might also offer moisturizing benefits.

Hair Health

CBD topicals in hair care can promote healthy hair by potentially nourishing the scalp, strengthening hair follicles, and fostering an optimal environment for hair growth due to their anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.

Muscle Relaxation

Athletes or individuals with muscle tension sometimes use CBD gels or creams post-workout to relax their muscles and aid recovery.

General Wellness

Even without specific ailments, some people use CBD topicals for their potential to promote overall skin health and wellness.

How CBD Topicals Work

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CBD topicals, like creams, balms, and lotions, deliver the benefits of CBD directly through the skin. But how exactly do they do their magic? Let’s break it down step by step.

Skin Absorption

When you apply a CBD topical to your skin, it doesn't reach your bloodstream like other CBD products, such as tinctures or edibles. Instead, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors near the skin's surface.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

All mammals, including us humans, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is involved in various bodily processes, including pain, mood, appetite, and sleep.

The ECS has two main receptor types: CB1 and CB2. While CB1 receptors are primarily in the brain and related to cognitive actions, CB2 receptors are more often found throughout the body, playing a crucial role in various bodily functions.

CBD doesn't bind directly to these receptors like THC does. Instead, it influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively.

Localized Relief

When you apply CBD topically, it provides relief to a specific area. This means if you have a sore knee, applying CBD cream to that knee will target that specific area for relief.

This localized approach ensures that the surrounding areas remain unaffected.

Skin Health

The skin has its own endocannabinoid system. When CBD is applied topically, it may help to maintain the health and balance of the skin.

This is why many people believe CBD topicals can help with issues like dry skin, acne, and other skin conditions.

Inflammation Reduction

CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, it may reduce swelling and pain in the targeted area.

Application Methods for CBD Topicals

When it comes to using CBD topicals, the process is relatively straightforward, but there are a few methods and tips to ensure optimal results:

Cleanse the Area

Before applying any CBD topical, it's essential to clean the area of application. This ensures that there's no dirt, oil, or other contaminants that might hinder absorption. Simply washing with soap and water and then patting dry is usually sufficient.

Apply Generously

The skin, especially on areas like the soles of our feet or palms of our hands, can be thick. For the CBD to reach the cannabinoid receptors beneath the skin, you might need a more generous amount than expected. However, start with a moderate amount and add more if needed.

Massage Thoroughly

Don't just slap it on and hope for the best! Take your time to massage the topical into your skin. This not only ensures even distribution but can also increase blood flow to the area, enhancing the effects.

Reapply as Needed

Depending on the severity of your symptoms and the specific product you're using, you might need to reapply multiple times throughout the day. Always follow the product's recommendations, but also listen to your body. If you feel you need more, apply as needed.

Wash Your Hands

After application, it's a good idea to wash your hands, especially if the topical contains ingredients like menthol, capsaicin, or other substances you wouldn't want in your eyes or mouth.

Patch Test

Especially if you have sensitive skin, it's recommended to do a patch test before fully using a new CBD topical. Apply a small amount to a discrete area of your skin and wait 24 hours to ensure there's no adverse reaction.

Store Properly

Keep your CBD topicals in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Proper storage ensures the product remains potent and effective for as long as possible.

Dosage Recommendations for CBD Topicals

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CBD topicals, unlike ingestible forms of CBD such as tinctures or edibles, are applied directly to the skin. Because they don't enter the bloodstream, the dosage can differ from other forms of CBD. Here's a breakdown of how to approach dosing with CBD topicals:

Start Small

Even though it's a topical product, it's always a good idea to start with a smaller amount and see how your skin reacts. This is especially true for individuals with sensitive skin or those new to CBD products.

Read the Label

Manufacturers often provide recommended dosage instructions on their products. This can be based on the concentration of CBD in the product. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations as a starting point.

Factor in CBD Concentration

The strength of your CBD topical will be indicated in milligrams (mg) on the product label. Higher concentrations are generally more potent. Depending on your needs, you might choose a product with a lower or higher concentration.

Focus on the Affected Area

Apply the topical directly to the area of discomfort. If you don't notice any relief after the initial application, you can apply a bit more.  It typically sets in and starts working 30-45 minutes after you apply to your skin. 

Consistency is Key

Like all CBD products, consistent use might be more effective than sporadic or one-time use. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you might need to apply the topical multiple times a day.

Listen to Your Body

Everyone's body is unique, so the right dosage for one person might not be the right dosage for someone else. Pay attention to how your body responds and adjust the amount you apply based on the relief you experience (or any potential skin reactions).

Consult a Healthcare Professional

Especially if you're looking to treat a specific medical condition, or if you're on other medications, it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional. They can provide guidance tailored to your situation.

Pure Hemp for your CBD Topicals 

When you choose Pure Hemp for your CBD topicals, you're opting for natural and holistic excellence. Pure Hemp-derived CBD is celebrated for its purity making it an ideal choice for those who prefer natural relief from ailments over synthetic alternatives. 

When choosing a CBD topical product, you should be well-informed about what you’re purchasing. When choosing Pure Hemp CBD, you can ensure each item in our CBD range undergoes testing at independent labs to verify the full spectrum of cannabinoid content, as well as to check for the presence of solvents, toxins, and heavy metals.

CBD topicals crafted from Pure Hemp are particularly valued for their potential to ease localized pain, diminish inflammation, and calm skin irritations. By using pure, untainted hemp, you ensure that you are receiving high-quality, potent products designed to foster well-being and maintain skin health. Selecting your CBD topicals from Pure Hemp means you value substance purity as much as we do. 

CBD Topicals FAQs

What's the difference between CBD topicals and other CBD products?

CBD topicals are meant for external use, while others like oils and edibles are ingested.

Can CBD topicals make me high?

No, most CBD topicals contain trace amounts (under 0.30%) to no THC.

How soon can I expect results?

It varies, but some people report feeling relief within minutes.  The average time is 30 minutes after applying the product.  

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How do I use topical CBD products?

CBD’s benefits are best absorbed through the skin to provide maximum pain relief. Topical use provides more control in application to target the area(s) needed for pain relief. When applied it does not penetrate deep enough to get into the bloodstream.

Should I use CBD for pain relief? 

Topical CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-killing) properties providing therapeutic pain relief without entering the bloodstream or the negative side effects commonly associated with the other alternatives such as NSAIDS.

Is CBD Legal?

Yes! CBD from hemp is legal. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and hemp-derived products on a federal level. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) states “CBD oil from hemp is no longer a Schedule 1 controlled-substance, or drug”. Per section 10113 of the Farm Bill, hemp cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC by weight.

Which CBD Topical Product Can Soothe Sore Muscles And Joint Pain?

All of our CBD products can help ease your discomfort.  Whether you’re an athlete or just looking for some relief, our CBD roll on and creams (especially with Emu oil) are great for muscle and joint pain. Give our CBD topicals a try and get the relief you’re after!

What Are the Benefits of Pure Hemp Shop’s CBD Topicals?

Our CBD topicals can help you reach your well-being goals at a cost effective price. Apart from the physical perks, our topicals can help you feel more at ease, which is needed these days. The days can be long, so to help get yourself to relax and chill, grab some of our topicals and rub our CBD topicals on areas of tension for the ultimate oasis of comfort!