CBD Salves: A Comprehensive Guide
Taking CBD and getting use out of cannabis and hemp has never been easier. But if you are new to the CBD scene you might not know where to start. Usually deciding what method is best for you is the first step. Most people are familiar with traditional CBD oil, or tinctures, that are commonly taken sublingually or under the tongue, but we now have many more options to choose from. One option that is growing in popularity are CBD skin topicals. In this article we will specifically be discussing CBD salve which is similar to a thick lotion infused with cannabinoids.
CBD topical salves can be expensive. This is due to topicals usually containing more ingredients than traditional CBD oils. At reLeaf Therapy we offer USDA certified organic salves that contain shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil, and a lot of other organic ingredients. We load of skin topicals up with CBD with our lowest strength sill containing 500mg per ounce of salve. This means a little goes a long way and you won’t have to use a lot of our salve to get the desired effects. Because of this, CBD salves are a great way to ensure that you are getting the most bang for your buck.
What Is CBD Salve?
A CBD salve is one of the many types of hemp skin topicals available on the market today. At reLeaf Therapy we carry quite a few different hemp topicals including salve, soap, bath bombs, and more! Our CBD salve is by far the most popular skin topical that we sell by far though, and for good reason because it works!
CBD skin salves are made for specific applications and uses. They can be loosely defined as topicals used to promote skin well-being and ease any negative skin issues that someone might have. Because the FDA has not approved CBD we cannot legally make any health claims or we risk being fined or shut down. We encourage our customers to do their own research to see what great effects that CBD salve can have!
Our reLeaf Therapy CBD salve’s most important ingredient is cannabidiol, or CBD for short. But we include several other organic essential oils such as peppermint and rosemary which alone have their own therapeutic properties.
One of the main reasons why our customers love our CBD salve is its ease of use. You simply apply a small amount of the salve to a desired area on the skin, massage it in, and that’s it! Finding out the right amount to apply will be a trial and error your first use, but you will quickly find which amount works best. We recommend starting with small amounts and using more if needed.
Why Use A CBD Salve?
Every different method or application of CBD will come with its own unique set of advantages. For example, CBD tinctures work quickly and can be used to help multiple issues throughout the body sense they break the blood barrier. But some people don’t like going through the hassle of having to measure CBD oil and leaving it under their tongue for a minute at a time. Let’s discuss some advantage of CBD salves.
CBD salves do not break the blood barrier so you do not have to worry about failing a drug test, even if the CBD salve is full spectrum which means it would contain Delta 9-THC (under 0.3%). Salves also have very absorbent skin properties. This means they work quickly and effectively. More importantly, they have some very promising research showing the “potential” that CBD has for skin care. We say potential because, as stated above, we are legally not allowed to make any health claims.
CBD salves also have many great uses. A lot of our customers use our salve on their muscles as part of their post fitness routine. We also have a ton of runners and joggers that love applying our CBD salve to their knees and feet after a hard workout session. CBD topicals, especially salve, seem to be especially popular in the martial arts community.
Making Sure You Choose A High-Quality CBD Salve
With the CBD market and industry being way over saturated it can be easy to be tricked into buying a cheap or poor-quality product. In fact, most companies and brands seem to take the short cut route at trying to offer customers the lowest price point possible at the expense of sacrificing quality. Let’s go over the two most important questions you should ask yourself before you make a purchase.
- Is The CBD Salve USDA Certified Organic?
All reLeaf Therapy CBD salves are USDA certified organic and you should make sure you pick a product that also has the same organic certification. USDA certified organic products go through the strictest testing. This also means no fake or synthetic ingredients are allowed. Make sure the brand or company you pick is transparent and allows people to view third party lab reports. Picking a USDA certified organic salve will guarantee you are getting the best quality product on the market and you won’t have to worry about heavy metals, pesticides, or solvents being absorbed into your skin.
- What Are The Active Ingredients?
It is always important to know what exactly you are applying to your skin. Reading over the ingredients will let you know what your skin will be taking in. A good example of what to look for is the type of CBD being used in the salve. Instead of reaching receptors throughout the whole body, CBD salves work and target the area that they are directly applied to. Some topicals may contain full spectrum CBD while other may contain broad spectrum or isolate. Also be sure to check the other organic ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to anything. For example, if someone had skin allergies to coconuts, they would not want to pick a skin topical that was infused with organic coconut oil.
How To Use A CBD Salve Correctly?
CBD salves are gaining in popularity because they are so easy to administer. But it is important to make sure you are applying them correctly if you want the best absorption rate possible. While it’s true that you can apply a CBD salve to your skin at any time and get its absorption, you will get the most out of it if you first wash your skin with soap and warm water and then completely dry the skin afterwards. This will remove any excess skin oil and dirt which not only cleans the skin but will also give you the greatest absorption rate once the salve is applied. After a hot shower or bath is a great time to use CBD skin salve.
If you are looking for a no-hassle topical CBD product, a salve could be a good fit for you. Just make sure to buy your CBD salve from a reputable seller and look out for one with verified lab reports and high-quality ingredients. You can see all of reLeaf Therapy’s high-quality skin topicals here.