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CBD Body Butter & Topicals

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  • 13 Mar, 2020  |
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The first thing that often comes to most people’s minds when they think of medicinal CBD is small bottles of CBD infused oils. As CBD continues to become an increasingly popular form of medication, new and creative ways to consume it are appearing, with everything from edibles to therapeutic bath bombs. CBD is no longer limited to herbal tasting oils that you drop onto your tongue; it can also be a pleasurable experience.

One of the most popular methods to consume on the market is CBD topicals, which offer the same healing power as CBD oils, but you do not have to ingest them; you can instead absorb through the skin. Topicals come in many shapes and forms, just as with any other method of CBD ranging from lip balms to full body butter lotions. CBD topicals are a great choice because they have multiple uses on the body, come in many different forms, and are easy to apply.

So, what exactly are CBD topicals, lotions and body butters? Let’s take a closer look at CBD body butter and find out why this, and other CBD lotions should be a key component in your medicine cabinet.

What Is CBD Body Butter?

CBD body butter looks and feels very similar to other CBD creams and lotions; and is applied to the skin in the same way that you would apply your daily face cream or sunscreen. The ingredients in CBD body butter are different than those of standard lotions and creams. Although typically, the ingredients listed on a standard moisturizer and a CBD lotion have very few differences, other than the fact that CBD lotions are infused with CBD.

So, if the only difference between a standard cream and CBD lotion is that it is infused with CBD, what precisely does ‘infused with CBD’ mean? CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid within the flowers of the cannabis plant. It can be extracted uniquely, leaving behind all of the other terpenes and cannabinoids that are found within the plant in some cases. This includes THC which is responsible for the psychoactive effects that are associated with cannabis.

The extracted CBD is then mixed with oil, which will typically be coconut or olive due to its moisturizing properties, but other oils can also be used. This oil can then be used to make CBD body butter, often being combined with essential oils and therapeutic herbs, chosen for their healing properties. Just as with other creams and lotions, other chemicals and ingredients might be added to form the final product.

Just like other CBD topicals, lotions are applied to external parts of the body, as opposed to CBD oils and edibles that are ingested. Topicals provide a localized dose of CBD, making them ideal for treating aches and pains without having to alter the rest of your body’s natural balance.

CBD lotions are absorbed through the skin and can provide pain relief especially for pain that is inflammation based. Being in lotion form, they also act as a moisturizer, helping to keep skin healthy in a way that is only possible with localized CBD treatments.

How Does CBD Body Butter Work?

When CBD lotions are first applied to an area of the skin, the body starts to absorb both the CBD and the other ingredients within the lotion. CBD lotions can offer specific benefits on a targeted area of the body compared to CBD oils because they are applied directly to the affected area and are absorbed through the topmost layer of skin into the bloodstream directly surrounding the area. This helps the compound to get to work straight away for location based pain or discomfort.

This differs from ingested CBD, which is digested by the body and works its way into your bloodstream gradually to promote overall health and wellness. Transdermal patches are able to penetrate much deeper into the body and find their way into your bloodstream even faster.

Once the topmost layer of skin has absorbed the CBD, several begin to happen that make CBD a valid form of pain relief. When cells in the body are damaged, for example, when your muscles feel sore after a workout, immune cells release inflammatory mediators that are designed to repair damaged tissue. While this is necessary to protect the body from further damage and allow healing to begin, it can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. CBD limits the signal released by immune cells so that inflammation is reduced, but the body is still able to heal. This is why it is widely regarded as a natural anti-inflammatory.

As well as reducing inflammation, CBD also increases the quantity of pain-relieving endocannabinoids in your body. These are natural signals that work throughout your body to regulate pain and ensure that the body does not become overwhelmed. When combined with the fact that CBD desensitizes pain receptors, CBD lotions works as a great form of localized pain relief.

It is not just the CBD contained within the lotion that acts upon your body, lotions that are made up of essential oils and healing herbs will also have an impact on pain and damaged areas. Lotions are formulated so that all of the ingredients work together to ensure the desired effect; this means that some lotions will be better at reducing muscle spasms, while others might be better at healing dry and damaged skin.

It is important when buying CBD lotions to read the packaging and check that it is designed to do what you want. While CBD does aid your body in natural healing and pain management, the other ingredients within lotions can be just as vital in producing certain effects.

Why Use CBD Body Butter?

CBD body butter is an excellent alternative to ingestible CBD because it offers a more localized form of CBD that targets a particular area of the body. As the lotion is absorbed through the skin, it only affects the area of the body that it is applied to; this makes it the perfect solution for treating external ailments and specific areas without affecting the rest of your body.

CBD lotions can also be used in conjunction with other oral forms of CBD in order to maximize the effects. One of the primary uses of CBD lotion is as a form of supplemental support in addition to an oral CBD regimine.

CBD can also be used for cosmetic purposes, acting as an excellent moisturizer that helps your skin stay looking young and fresh. Lotions can be used as a daily moisturizer, in just the same way that you would apply a regular moisturizer to your skin. CBD lotions work to keep your skin hydrated, ideal if you are someone who suffers from dry and damaged skin.

How Do You Apply CBD Body Butter?

Applying CBD body butter and other lotions is no different from the way you would apply other lotions except you want to leave it on for as long as possible to allow for maximum absorption.

Before applying CBD lotion, it is good to get into the habit of ensuring your skin is clean; this does not have to be anything drastic. However, you only need to rinse the area under cold water, and that should be enough. This removes bacteria on the surface of your skin and could help your skin absorb the CBD better.

In the same way people want to wash their face before applying skin creams and anti aging serums, try to do the same thing with CBD products.

Simply, place a small amount of your chosen CBD lotion onto your finger, or directly onto the target area if you prefer, and massage it into your skin the same way you would use other skin creams.

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