You’ve likely heard about CBD’s many benefits for a range of health concerns, from sleep and mood to digestion and metabolism. One of its key benefits is relief for pain and inflammation. For topical treatment, the best option is a CBD salve: mixture of cannabidiol, wax, and select herbals to provide long-lasting topical pain relief. For example, at Oregon CBD Hemp, we offer a unique CBD salve composed of full spectrum hemp oil, eucalyptus, calendula and other healing ingredients all grown outdoors on our family farm.
With fully organic, au naturale growing methods and hemp of superior genetics, our farmers at Oregon CBD Hemp produce high-quality cannabidiol. This makes our salve a truly artisan product packed with healing power!
Here’s why you should use a CBD salve for topical cannabidiol treatment, and how to best use our salve to treat joint pain, muscle stiffness, and more.
How Does CBD Relieve Pain?
Cannabidiol is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It works by balancing out the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which handles everything from cell turnover and tissue repair to cognition and metabolism. CBD helps keep the ECS’ receptors open, allowing your body’s natural healing to continue.
Whether due to injury, aging, stress, or disease, those processes can slow down or even stop. For example, older people’s connective tissue doesn’t repair itself as quickly. That’s why the constant wear and tear on joints can eventually lead to arthritis. CBD reduces arthritic inflammation and may even promote tissue repair.
While CBD is available in several consumable forms, it’s often better to go directly to the problem. A topical CBD solution reduces inflammation and promotes healing — without having to be digested and carried throughout the body.
Why Use CBD Salve?
Standard CBD tinctures or pure oils can be drying for the skin — or simply too thin to take effect. The skin is full of ECS receptors, so unlike many other topical remedies, a CBD salve can be effectively absorbed through the skin. Research shows that salves are excellent for localized treatment, especially on inflamed joints, bruised skin, or areas suffering from eczema or psoriasis. Many salves are also made with rejuvenating herbs and essential oils that provide aromatherapeutic and other benefits. While CBD gummies or tinctures are easily consumed for digestive or metabolic health, there’s nothing quite like soothing sore muscles or bruised skin with an herb-infused CBD salve. They are much more fragrant and moisturizing, and you don’t have to wait for your CBD edible to reach your pain points.
Making the Most of Your CBD Salve
CBD gummies and tinctures are intended for regular consumption and therefore have lower levels of cannabidiol. Salves are typically highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way! Remember, there are other active ingredients as well. Start with a small amount and assess the results before you slather on the salve.
Always massage in the salve to help your skin absorb it better. This also stimulates blood flow to the area, which promotes healing. Note that some salves are made with essential oils, herbs, or spices that can be quite potent. Avoid using your CBD salve on broken skin. It’s best for relieving joint pain, muscle cramps, and bruising. You can also apply it as part of a localized massage to promote myofascial release.
For internal issues or chronic pain, CBD consumables or pure oil are a good choice. But to provide focused relief to sore muscles, joints, or skin, try a protective, herb-infused CBD salve such as ours from Oregon CBD Hemp. It’s ideal for athletes recovering from practice, people who work on their feet all day, patients with arthritis or eczema, and anyone else who would like to nourish their skin and joints with the power of CBD.