CBD infused products are gaining in popularity these days. From tinctures to creams, new CBD products are showing up in the market. For those who are new to the world of hemp products, this might be a bit confusing at first. What benefits of hemp topicals? How do you apply hemp body lotion? We cover all of this and more below!
A study carried out in 1998 concluded that CBD worked as an antioxidant, which is a compound that works against the visible effects of aging. In this article, we will be looking at the correct way of applying a hemp body lotion and the benefits it can offer you.
What is hemp body lotion Lotion?
A CBD lotion is just like a regular lotion you would use with the exception that it is infused with CBD, as the name suggests. You can make so many CBD infused creations out of pure CBD, but it is often mixed with a CBD carrier oil for it to be absorbed better. It is one of the many different types of topicals that you can buy. A topical is pretty much any product that is not ingested but rather applied directly onto the skin. Usually, when CBD is ingested, it works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system of the body but how does it work when applied to the skin?
Well, the skin is the largest organ of the human body so it makes sense that it has the most amount of cannabinoid receptors inside it. When applied onto the skin, a CBD lotion can target a localized group of receptors instead of the entire endocannabinoid system.
What are the Benefits to Using CBD Topicals?
Hemp body lotion can offer a number of benefits. Balms can be used to treat joint inflammation and pain. Creams and lotions on the other hand can offer relief from dry skin and skin irritants. They have a light consistency which means that they can be used by easily rubbing them onto the skin.
Apart from CBD, most topicals also contain a decent amount of essential oils. They not only make the topical smell nice but also help in reducing blemishes. It all comes down to what you are looking to get out of your CBD cream or lotion. For those interested in effective skincare, a topical with extra moisturizing properties will be beneficial. On the other hand, a CBD gel with menthol in it will be more suitable for someone looking for a cooling effect after a lengthy gym session.
How to Apply Hemp Body Lotion?
When considering oral consumption of CBD, the serving size needs to be measured correctly but since topicals are applied to the skin and are localized, this is not an issue. For lotions, we recommend the same amount as you would use for any regular lotion. However, to avoid wasting the product, we suggest focusing on your joints, soles, face and neck. There is no need to cover the entire area, simply identify the problem area and apply the lotion.
If your regular amount of application is not working, add some more, especially if you have extra dry skin. It is also beneficial to re-apply the lotion once every 4 hours for the maximum number of benefits.
Bloom offers a choice of zero-THC and full-spectrum CBD lotions. You can also check out our THC free relief balm which is perfect for inflammation and sore joints.