Give CBD topicals this season

Give CBD topicals this season. Yes, the holidays are right around the corner. Do you still need a gift for that person who has everything or the one who’s hard to shop for? Or maybe you just don’t have a clue what to stuff in stockings this year. Well, let’s talk about how you can give friends and family a special treat.

Why CBD topicals?

CBD short for cannabidiol, is everywhere. If you’ve been interested in trying it or wonder about its benefits, here’s a thumbnail sketch. The beauty of CBD is its versatility. It is a known anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic and antioxidant. The power of CBD can be associated with the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, present in everyone. The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance, by regulating various processes in the body such as appetite, pain and mood, among others. CB receptors are found throughout the skin and the addition of a CBD topical can help promote healing and homeostasis.

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As the name implies, CBD topicals are applied to the skin. They come in the form of balms, lotions and salves. A CBD topical stands out as the safest method for using CBD. You will not get high using it and side effects rarely occur with a topical. Allergies to the other ingredients are generally the cause if there is a side effect. So, check the other ingredients in the product to find out if you’re allergic to any of them.

CBD topicals can be safely applied to the skin and work well for pain, inflammation and hydrating dry skin. When you apply CBD to your skin, it penetrates deeply, stopping short of the blood stream. Deep in the tissue, it binds with receptors and works to alleviate pain or other skin conditions.

So, this year, why not give the gift of CBD to family and friends. Here are just a few ideas.

Skin care

Winter can be hard on skin. But CBD topicals can help hydrate and soothe dry, flaky skin. To help keep skin youthful and supple, CBD combined with carrier and essential oils in lotions and balms nurture and protect your face and body without harsh chemicals or toxins. Both the women and men on your gift list will enjoy the benefits of lotions, lightly scented with essential oils.

Pain management

You know that athlete your list? Or the active person who likes to do projects that can cause pain? CBD topicals that help bodies recover after a rigorous workout or a strenuous job well-done are a way to say, I care. Topicals can help relieve joint and muscle pain. Balms for injuries such as lacerations, burns, wounds can all benefit from CBD topicals, without the chemicals often found in other products. Do you know someone about to undergo radiation therapy? Burn cream can help reduce the burning that often accompanies this treatment. Pain from arthritis can hamper quality of life. Why not offer an alternative to over-the-counter medications? Arthritis salve can quickly ease the pain of arthritis, so people can get on with their lives.

These are just a few reasons to give CBD topicals to family and friends on your gift list.

Thoughtful giving

As I mentioned at the beginning, CBD topicals are generally safe to use. If, however, someone has an underlying condition that requires prescription medicine, check with a doctor. CBD has the potential to affect how medication works mostly when ingested, but it’s better to be safe. Learn all you can about the product you want to give and the ingredients in it. Ask a doctor how CBD topicals may affect medications.

Image of CBD componentsBefore you rush out to buy CBD, know what to look for in CBD products. The best products use full-spectrum hemp oil (FSHO). It contains all the cannabinoids and compounds found in the hemp plant. In addition, it contains many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, proteins, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids and terpenes. FSHO contains dozens of cannabinoids. The most abundant is CBD, which makes up 90% of this full-spectrum oil. Other cannabinoids contained in hemp oil are CBD, CBG, CBN and trace levels of THC (under .2%).

To ensure that the CBD topical you use is safe, do your research. There is a lot to learn about CBD and you owe it to yourself to understand its benefits and how to use it.

Happy holidays!

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