As more CBD topical products come to market, more and more people every day are asking “what can CBD do for me?” Studies have shown that more than half of CBD-consumers are seeking the relaxation benefits of CBD from muscle aches to skincare. People are also seeking the ability to improve sleep, relieve muscles and joint pain, as well as a list of other chronic issues from migraines, menstrual symptoms and sensual enhancement.
A CBD topical is a product that can be applied directly to your skin, without ingesting anything internally. CBD (the acronym for Cannabidiol) is the non-intoxicating derivative of the hemp plant. CBD topicals are known to help with chronic pain, inflammation, acne, psoriasis, arthritis pain, anti-aging, and so much more.
What To Look For:
Make sure the products you are purchasing do actually contain CBD. With the influx of CBD products to the market, consumers can get confused with hemp products. If the main ingredient listed on your product is “hemp seed oil” be aware that is not the same as “hemp-derived CBD.” While hemp seed oil is a great carrier oil for essential oils and contains essential Omega-3’s for the skin, it does not contain the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD.
As a consumer, it’s also important to check the quality testing of your CBD from the source. Because hemp is a bio-accumulator, it’s essential that the growing conditions are organic and free from pesticides, herbicides, solvent residues and other contaminants.
High-quality companies such as Simple Jane use CBD derived from industrial hemp that is triple-third-party tested for purity and quality. The result is a more consistent and trustworthy product you can count on.
Benefits of Topical CBD
The main benefit of a topical CBD product is it allows the effects to be absorbed into the area for more direct relief. This results in a faster bioavailability than a capsule or ingestible product that has to be processed through your liver in order to metabolize. This means a faster result for localized woes.
Using CBD-based topicals are meant to help more directly with skincare or joint related issues.
Therapeutic grade essential oils are the perfect ingredients to work in conjunction with premium CBD oil. When intentionally designed, essential oils can be powerful natural healing tools. Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and has benefits from soothing skin after the sun, relaxing overworked muscles, and relieving itchy skin when used topically. Lavender is one of the key ingredients in Simple Jane products such as Blessed, and Laura’s Balm.
Peppermint is another popular essential oil. When used topically, it is great for muscle recovery as well as natural nausea relief if used as a massage oil on your stomach. Peppermint along with spearmint, eucalyptus, vetiver and lavender are all key ingredients in Simple Jane’s most popular line of CBD topical, On The Mend.
The line includes a CBD salve, massage oil, and bath soak for total body recovery and relaxation.
The scent profiles of these common essential oils are great natural relievers of anxiety and can help you sleep. Using a CBD massage oil in a pre-bedtime ritual is a great way to lead to more restful nights and great for easing overactive minds.
Need help picking out the best product for you or a friend? You can always email us for suggestions! Reach us at hello(at)simplejane(dot)co for a real, live human to answer your questions.
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