Cannabis is now consumed in so many ways. Who would have imagined this? Perhaps, it is just a testament to the power and versatility of the plant and its benefits. Enter the development of a new mode of consumption – cannabis-infused topicals (in the form of CBD/Hemp). Becoming more and more popular – because the perception of using CBD for pain and other medical purposes has changed drastically – they are safe, easy-to-use and efficient.
Just like other cannabis’s modes of consumption, there are a good amount of cannabis topicals brands on the market, and researching for hours just to purchase one lotion is not the way to spend your time. Not to worry, we’ve got your back – let’s take a look at our top 10 best CBD topicals and get a good grip on the products right now!
What is a CBD Topical?
Did you know… CBD Extract is available for your entire skin care/beauty regime.
To put it simply, cannabis topicals are cannabis- infused balms, salves, lotions, and oils applied to skin and absorbed directly into the bloodstream. So the potential for great and diverse products here is endless – you can even find CBD in cosmetics such as lip balms, body butters… or skin and hair care products. Basically, your entire beauty and/or skin care regime can include CBD extract for that extra health boost any time of the day and we're going to explore those options below.
Who Should Use a CBD Topical?
It is an especially attractive option for those who don’t want to experience a head change, or anything cerebral which is what cannabis is most known for. It is common to see cannabis topicals as only for those with pain, soreness, inflammation. But CBD topicals are able to do much more than that – they can be your best ally in the battle to aging. Always consult your doctor of physician before using any medication including CBD.
Cannabis Basics: Hemp, CBD, and THC
To be clear for your shopping research needs, let’s explain a little bit. Three main cannabis plant strains need to discussed here: those with THC, those grown high in CBD and those that are grown simply as industrial hemp. Topicals are not popularly made with high THC plant extracts as THC highs are best smoked, vaped or orally consumed. Cannabis plants grown with residual amounts of THC and grown for their fiber – mostly for topicals and sometimes for fun stuff like specialty paper products and fabric – produce hemp. Then there are cannabis plants high in phytocannabinoids, which react amazingly well with human endocannabinoids to benefit us in oh, so many ways. To sum it up, CBDs get our bodies to homeostasis – that ultimate state of balanced and sustained health.
Excited yet? It’s time to jump to our list of top CBD Topicals.
1KannaFREEZE by PureScienceLab
TOP PICK The team at Pure Green loves this product. It's one of the fastest acting CBD product on the market. Pure Science Lab using full Spectrum CBD vs. CBD Isolate tops our list for best pain cream for athletes. You will want to use this like a normal rub, it provides a nice cooling sensation as it is infused with 7% Menthol – 250-500 mg CBD Hemp Oil Extract – and available in: 2 & 4 ounces. It is also portable and can be carried and used wherever you go.
2CBD Salve by RSHO™
Feeling like every muscle and joint is dry, worn and tired? Time for you to revitalize the body and resupply fundamental resources lost throughout the day with RSHO™ CBD Salve. In addition, since the product is designed for whole body wellness, it can be used daily to solve common skin problems such as age spots, wrinkles, dry skin, and even muscle discomfort. Each 1.3 ounces jar of RSHO™ salve contains 50 mg of CBD, essential oils, and a unique herbal blend.
3Balm by LoveCBD
Note: LoveCBD is available for European customers only
Love CBD grows their cannabis flowers without pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers or harmful chemicals, hand harvests and then extracts by using CO2 Extraction – one of the safest methods of extraction. Also containing hemp extract along with coconut oil, shea butter, theobroma cacao, grape seed oil, rosemary, and vanilla planifolia, there are two jar sizes for you to choose: 10 gram jar (contains 100 mg of CBD) and 30 gram jar (300 mg of CBD).
3CBD Living Freeze by CBDLiving
Note: (Tie for #3 available for US customers)
TOP PICK The team at Pure Green loves this product. It's one of the fastest acting CBD product on the market. With 100mg of CBD per 3oz bottle, the topical has a fairly high amount of CBD concentration. When applied it has an immidiate cold therapy like sensation and seeps down into the skin within seconds much like other OTC pain relieving gels and creams like ben-gay and icy-hot but with an added punch of hemp! For the staff here it's our GO TO for back and neck pain along with other muscle strains. Freeze also contains menthol USP at 3.7% which aids the healing process.
4DEFINED by Cannabis Beauty
The set included cleanser, exfoliant, anti-aging capsules, moisturizer, day and night serum, toner and therapeutic soak. The formula for all of them is described as “a unique blend of CBD hemp oil and a specially formulated mixture of Bi-Bong™ herbs”.
It’s hard to pick the most favorite product, but if it has to, there is no doubt that day and night serum and moisturizer will win the spotlight. Super duo for anti-aging!
5Hemp Body Lotion by CIBADERM
Branded sets seem to be a ploy for more of the consumer’s money, but when we are talking pure and natural hemp health products, going with the set is best. They are always especially formulate to work best together. We have faith in CIBADERM’s set which includes the shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and hand cream. Blended with nourishing hemp oil, each also contain herbal extracts like goji berry, lavender, jojoba, angelica, sunflower oil.
Talk about the must-buy product, you will regret not buying the body lotion. Seriously. Rich in moisture and fast absorbing, this free of sulfates and harsh chemicals product will make your skin silky soft and flawlessly smooth – no oily residue at all.
One more thing, the set is extremely suitable for people who have low to medium budget – just at $19 per product!
6Targeted Topical by Receptra™
Receptra™ Targeted Topical is used to relieve muscle and joint irritation while protecting and strengthening the skin at the same time. Ingredients of shea/shorea/mango butter, coconut/camphor/vitamin E/arnica oil, bees/emulsifying wax, jasmine, ylang-ylang and jojoba oil infused with hemp extract (400+ mg CBD per container). Non-toxic, non-addictive and non-psychoactive guaranteed.
Notice that you can use this product even if you are pregnant. Should you have any medical condition or prescription use, you need to consult a doctor before use.
7Body Butter by Receptra™
Due to the amazing combined powers of occurring cannabinoids (430 mg per container), antioxidants and essential nutrients (vitamin E), Receptra™ Body Butter is able to help you gain back skin’s youthful look and feel. It can also calm skin irritation and reduce minor blemishes and bruises if needed. As expected from CBD products, the product is guaranteed non-toxic, non-addictive and non-psychoactive.
8CBD Rescue Balm by Elixinol
If you have dry, irritated and aged-looking skin, here comes the knight in shining armor! With its main ingredients, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, virgin andiroba oil, pure ucuuba butter, and blue mallee eucalyptus, this non-greasy balm will give you back your dream skin in no time. Other plus points from Elixinol include “excellent skin penetration”, safety for all skin types and freedome from synthetic chemicals.
9CBD Lip Balm by Elixinol
Blending the emollients of candelilla wax, coconut/shea butter, palm/jojoba/olive/rosehip/neem oil, vitamin E, rosemary antioxidant and of course, hemp oil, this lip balm is like a nature spa for your lips! Only $7.99.
10Topical Hemp Salve by Pure Ratios
Specially formulated to relieve minor aches and pains instantly, this salve comes in two sizes, both small enough to pack for hikes, and any purse. The 50mg of CBD in the 1/2 oz size is £14.95 (approximately $19.70) and the 200mg of CBD in the 2 oz size is £45.95 (approximately $60.40).
However, do notice that since the product has quite a lot of beeswax, it might be difficult to melt and apply to your skin.
11Full Spectrum Organic Psorian Skin Cream by Palmetto Harmony
Using organic East African shea butter and whole plant hemp extract with all natural herbs, this skin cream can be a natural healing treatment to anyone has psoriasis. It can be used as needed until your skin feel soothed and healed again. 100% fragrance free guaranteed!
You might also want to pack two other products in the same line – they are amazing as well: Palmetto Harmony Organic Cannacense Full Spectrum skin cream 100mg proves another great hemp dose while Palmetto Harmony Organic Holy Cannacense Full Spectrum cream 100mg contains adds holy basil to the arsenal.
12Hemp Salvation Balm by Dixie Botanicals®
The combination of natural beeswax, camphor oil, cedarwood, lavender oils and 50 mg of CBD from hemp oil in luxurious cocoa butter texture will rescue you from tired muscles and joints, dry skin, and damaged hair, leave behind a refresh and relaxing body in no time. It’s also paraben-free and made with all-natural ingredients.
Know that in green culture, we take care of our own. Green, hemp (420) products are not only formulated to work together in sets like these, these companies really respect the plant human health connection and take pride in their medicinals. Let them treat your body and hair to all the health benefits the earth has to offer!
Does (or did) any product on this top 10 best CBD topicals list catch your eyes and make you add to cart? If yes, don’t hesitate to share with us in the comments below – we’d love to hear!