CBD infused topical creams and lotions are readily available with lots of folks raving about a variety of benefits. You may likely have a friend or relative that keeps a jar, bottle, or tube of their favorite CBD cream or salve handy.
How does CBD work topically?
When CBD (cannabidiol) enters the skin, the body’s largest organ of absorption, it binds to nearby endocannabinoid receptors. They are a part of our nervous system and located throughout the body. These receptors play a role in physiological processes such as mood and perception of physical discomfort (1).
Targeted Relief and More
Applied to a local area, CBD topicals are commonly used to reduce aches, puffiness, and more (2). Here are some additional ways people are seeing benefits:
- Got stress? Some people like to apply a CBD cream to the neck for some tension release.
- For those with skin that needs some extra attention...Encourage revitalization with a CBD lotion. May be good for blemishes, dry skin, itching, signs of aging, or minor scrapes and burns. *
*Note: The endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates skin regeneration. Thus cannabinoids, having an effect on the ECS could be helpful for skin health, but more research is needed (3).
The Essence of Well Being ® / Aromaland ® Products
- Aromaland ® CBD Body Lotion with Essential Oils combines aromatherapy with a light lotion and quality CBD. Try the Rosemary and Mint variety on your neck to soften the tension! Or how about the Aroma Free ® variation for mild skin issues.
- The Essence of Well Being ® Balms are great for aching muscles and joints.
- The Essence of Well Being ® Massage Lotions and Creams are ideal to use in combination with focused muscular body work.
Always ask your doctor before using a home remedy if you have any health conditions, including pregnancy. Skin-patch test an inconspicuous small area before using on larger areas of the skin. And contact your doctor if you have any type of prolonged or acute symptoms.
Topical CBD can be handy to have around the house for minor aches, skin issues, and tension. It can be a cost-effective way to get relief. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
- Zou, S., & Kumar, U. (2018). Cannabinoid receptors and the endocannabinoid system: signaling and function in the central nervous system. International journal of molecular sciences, 19(3), 833.
- Bruni, N., et al. (2018). Cannabinoid delivery systems for pain and inflammation treatment. Molecules, 23(10), 2478.
- Baswan, S., et al. (2020). Therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) for skin health and disorders. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 13, 927.