CBD is a substance that has generated plenty of buzz in recent years, especially when the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal in almost every state. Cannabidiol, the actual name of CBD, comes from cannabis and has therapeutic properties that make it a valuable compound. CBD is believed to help with many conditions, like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and pain. Some even use it to help with seizures and other severe medical conditions.
CBD products are alluring and more widely accepted than other cannabis products because they don’t contain THC, the component that gives cannabis users its signature high feeling. There are several ways to ingest CBD to get the benefits it can provide, and one often overlooked method is with topicals.
What Are CBD Topicals?
CBD topicals are products that are applied to the skin for absorption. This includes balms, lotions, creams, and several other products that can help with certain skin conditions, but topicals are perhaps best known for addressing pain and inflammation for those with arthritis. One small study also found that CBD oil significantly reduced pain and other unpleasant sensations in people with peripheral neuropathy, a condition that can produce sharp and intense pain, as well as cold and itchy sensations.
CBD topicals are also helpful because they produce very few side effects. Some people may develop a rash after using a CBD topical product, but that is more often due to other chemicals or substances in the product instead of from the product itself. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to spot-test the topical product before spreading it over a large area of your body.
If you decide that you want to give CBD topical products a try, you may initially feel overwhelmed by the number of choices available to you. In the next section, we’ll cover a few different types of CBD topicals that tend to be a great option for CBD beginners and experienced users alike.
Different Types of CBD Topicals
When first diving into the world of CBD topicals, you should consider which properties you are looking for in a product before purchase. If you want something you can apply directly to the affected area, you may be better off choosing a salve or balm. If you’re looking for something to use in the tub, Epsom salts and bath bombs are a better bet.
Here are some of our favorite CBD topical products at the dispensary NV:
Epsom Salt Soaks
Who doesn’t love a nice warm bath after a long, exhausting day? Epsom salt baths have long been used as a way to relax and unwind, and many people use them to help with sore muscles, ingrown toenails, swelling, fibromyalgia, and even bruises and sprains. Combining the power of Epsom salt baths with all of the benefits CBD oil Las Vegas can provide, you’re set up to feel relaxed and rejuvenated both during and after your soak.
Many Epsom salt soaks with CBD are also made with essential oils that can provide further relaxation benefits, and leave you feeling as though you spent the day at the spa.
CBD epsom salts we love: Avexia Lavender 100mg Epsom Salt Soak
Like Epsom salts, bath bombs help elevate bathtime to another level. CBD bath bombs are placed in a full tub of water, and they begin dissolving the second they make contact with water. Bath bombs often contain moisturizing ingredients that can soothe skin and leave it feeling ultra-moisturized. Some bath bomb companies also offer different scents, so you can pick from a sleep-inducing lavender or energizing eucalyptus, and everything in between!
CBD bath bomb we love: Birthday Cake Bath Bomb
Balms usually come in jars or sticks and have a much thicker texture than salves or creams. Balms keep their shape due to a higher beeswax or soy content, making them a convenient choice to take with you when you’re on the go. Balms are most often used directly on pain points, like sore hips or tight calves, and they tend to work even better when they are warmed in the hands before application. If you have a balm stick, you can apply the balm directly to your skin. Many balms also moisturize the skin, and some come with essential oils that provide added benefits and make them smell fabulous.
CBD balm we love: Baskin 1:1 Eucalyptus Balm
Creams or lotions usually come in a jar or pump bottle, and they often provide moisturizing effects along with the pain-relieving and relaxation properties of CBD. Many people enjoy using CBD creams on their face to help with inflammatory acne, while others like to use it on areas with psoriasis, eczema, or other skin irritations. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to review the other ingredients in a CBD cream to make sure they don’t contain any irritants or scents that make your skin break out into a rash.
One CBD cream we love: Planet M Acai Grapefruit 2000mg CBD Lotion
Salves are much like balms, but they contain a lower concentration of beeswax or soy. This makes them a bit less thick and easier to apply, though they can also be a bit messier than balms. This makes salves a better choice to use at home. Like balms, salves also work better when they are slightly warmed before application, which you can do by rubbing a bit of salve between your hands for a few seconds.
CBD salve we love: CBD Neuropathy Salve
There are numerous brands that offer CBD topicals in all of these categories, and many of those products have different concentrations or types of CBD. For this reason, it may take some trial and error to find the exact product(s) that work best for you, but there is no better place to shop for CBD than Planet 13.
Get the Best Selection of CBD and other Cannabis Products at Planet 13!
Planet 13’s Las Vegas dispensary is the largest cannabis entertainment complex in the area. Not only are we among the largest Nevada recreational dispensaries, but we are also open 24/7 to help you get the cannabis you need right when you need it! Our dispensary hours for delivery are 9:00am to 12:00am, or you can schedule an in-store pickup at your convenience. Contact us today to get started on your cannabis journey with Planet 13.