Are you wondering what to look for in CBD topicals? Here’s some good information. Let me start by saying, not all CBD topicals are created equal. Before we go any further, let’s be clear; we’re talking about products you apply to your body, not products you ingest. You should also know that just because a cream or ointment contains a high CBD content and an inflated price doesn’t mean it’s really, really good. Here’s why. In order for a CBD-infused topical to be fully effective, it needs to be incorporated with carrier and essential oils that address specific physical conditions.
CBD topicals and CBD receptors
We already have CBD receptors (CB1 and CB2) in our bodies. I’ve said that a time or two in this blog. But, it bears repeating. When you introduce CBD into your body, the CB1 and CB2 receptors come alive, producing anti-inflammatory and pain-killing effects. When you’re looking for CBD topicals, it’s important to note that CBD is the delivery system that brings the health benefits of the other oils to the affected areas efficiently and effectively.
I’ll illustrate. Let’s say you purchase a high-priced cream that you believe will ease some of your nerve pain. The product has a LOT of CBD, so it must be good, right? Not necessarily. Here’s the list of other ingredients: mineral oil, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, glycerin, carbormer, methaltaraben triethandamine, trotylene glycol, parabens—OK, are you getting the picture? What you don’t see in this list are carrier oils, such as almond, grapeseed or vitamin E; or essential oils, such as chamomile, yarrow, basil, etc., which provide the healing benefits.
CBD with essential and carrier oils
Essential oil is volatile and tends to evaporate quickly. So, before it’s even absorbed into the skin, a good chunk of the oil evaporates into the air. Now, given the expense of essential oils, to have most of it evaporate before the benefits can be achieved seems silly. Enter the fatty carrier oil, which doesn’t evaporate at all. It will surround the essential oil and as your skin absorbs it, the benefits of all the oils are also absorbed.
Second, nesting an essential oil into a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil or other such oil, allows you to spread the essential oil over a more of your body. Doing so helps it soak into a larger area, reaching more of the CBD receptors.
When CBD oil is incorporated into any combination of carrier and essential oils, along with other healing ingredients such as aloe vera, the body’s cannabinoid receptor system activates. As a result, the healing properties of each element perform more efficiently and at their peak levels.
The chemicals in the really expensive product don’t do that. In fact, they can be toxic irritants that can stress an already stressed body. So, when looking for CBD topicals, read the list of ingredients and find out the purity of the CBD. Expensive, high-CBD products aren’t better if they don’t deliver healing benefits.
Do they work?
Don’t just take my word for it. Read what Lost Remedy customers have to say about our topicals.
“The Joint and Muscle Relief cream is the only thing I have found that will reduce the swelling and ache that I sometimes get in my old wrist injury. I just use it at bedtime and in the morning my wrist is back to normal. It’s fantastic!” — Pamm
“My wife had a knee replacement about two months ago. I have been rubbing her leg daily to promote healing. After a few weeks doing this, I started to get elbow pain in both my arms. Now, before I start using Lost Remedy Joint and Muscle Relief on her leg, I first rub some on my elbows. It takes the pain away for several hours, and it also smells amazing. Thank you for making this product.” — Shannon
“Last winter I broke my wrist and don’t like to take prescription pills of any type. I’ve also been diagnosed with arthritis, especially my shoulders, as I am a 52-year-old carpenter. Karen, the creator/owner of Lost Remedy suggested I try the arthritis balm and I was thrilled at how much it helped the pain in my wrist or anywhere I was in pain. When I apply it directly to the location of pain, before long the pain disappears! Doing business with Karen is always a pleasure. Her products are high quality and reflect the integrity that Karen demonstrates in business! I am looking forward to trying her Burn cream but haven’t had a pressing need as yet. Thank you, Lost Remedy!” — M.J.
“I have been using the arthritis cream for the past couple of months when the arthritis in my thumbs acts up. It’s soothing, and it doesn’t take long after application for my thumbs to loosen up and feel relief. Great product!” — Patti