All of our CBD topicals are made using Certified Organic Vermont hemp flower.

There are numerous ways to use cannabidiol (CBD), but a CBD topical will be your best bet if you’re looking for relief from pain or need help with skin conditions without the need for ingestion or smoking.  

A CBD topical is any balm, butter, cream, lotion, or salve that has been infused with CBD and can be applied directly onto the skin. 

While research is still being done on CBD and its uses, what we do know about CBD topicals is very promising. 

Some studies conducted on animals show how CBD can help treat arthritis and relieve inflammatory pain:

  • A 2011 study found CBD helped reduce inflammatory pain in rats by altering the way pain receptors in the body respond to stimuli.
  • A 2016 study found the topical application of CBD could relieve pain and inflammation. 

And those are far from being the only studies. With these results, and anecdotal evidence from those who have used CBD, it’s easy to see why CBD topicals are rising in popularity

What you need to know about CBD topicals

About CBD Topicals

CBD topicals are oils, lotions, and balms infused with cannabidiol and applied directly to the skin. While some CBD topicals may contain THC, most of them are hemp-derived and non-psychoactive. Topicals are usually used by those who want to benefit from cannabis without getting the high or needing to ingest or inhale anything. Those who use CBD topicals find they provide localized relief for pain and inflammation.

How Do CBD Topicals work?

CBD topicals can help address pain and inflammation from a specific area of the body, without entering your bloodstream. The best topicals don’t just hide the pain and inflammation like many topical pain relief creams do. Instead, they actually make the pain go away for a certain length of time. This is because there is a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the skin. 

Cannabinoid receptors are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, a body-wide system that regulates many important body functions. These receptors are associated with pain, appetite, immune system function, mood, and more. The cannabinoids produced by the body interact with the endocannabinoid system and, just like CBD, interact with these cannabinoid receptors to relieve pain, inflammation, and other issues.

Topicals and the Skin

You know your skin is the largest organ of the body, but did you know it’s also part of the endocannabinoid system?

Just as they do in the rest of the body, the cannabinoid receptors in the skin play a key role in physiological processes like cell growth, hormone production, cell differentiation, and cellular integrity. 

This is why the skin’s cannabinoid receptors respond to CBD in the same way receptors do in other parts of the body. This means CBD can be directly applied to the skin to treat issues like scarring, psoriasis, acne, and minor wounds.

Uses of CBD Topicals

Apart from smoking or eating the herb, topical cannabis has been one of the primary ways people have utilized cannabis all throughout history.

But, when it comes to modern-day applications, here’s what CBD topicals are used for: 

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Pain relief 
  • Antioxidants
  • Acne control
  • Slows and potentially stop cancer growth 

CBD Topicals from Vermont 

We offer full-spectrum, lipid extracted CBD topicals made with all natural and organic ingredients. All of our CBD products are made from Certified Organic Vermont hemp flower that contains 0.03% or less THC. 

Rēl Hemp 150mg CBD Body Butter (4 oz) 

This CBD topical is nourishing, moisturizing, and luxurious. You’ll love the way this body butter makes your skin feel! 

Our body butter is made with our Certified Organic Vermont hemp flower CBD, which is gently infused into organic coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba, and essential oils for a hint of ambrosial fragrance. 

This body butter is a thick and creamy moisturizer for your entire body, and is suitable for all skin types. The body butter melts onto your skin and absorbs in quickly for fast-acting relief that leaves your skin soft and deeply moisturized. Hemp is also a rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, which further protect your skin from daily exposure to the elements. 

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Rēl Hemp 1000mg CBD Topical Balm 

This CBD balm is a customer favorite when it comes to fast-acting joint and muscle pain relief, in addition to relief for some skin conditions such  as eczema. Our balm is made with our organic CBD infused coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, bee’s wax, and essential oils that enhance the effectiveness with aroma-therapeutic properties.

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CBD topicals and other CBD products are great supplements, but should not be seen as replacement medication unless stated by a doctor. Always consult your physician before trying a new treatment.